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Archon [submitted to app store]

06-17-2009, 08:10 PM
#1
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Archon [submitted to app store]



Archon for the iphone has finally been submitted, hopefully it should be released in a week or so

I've been waiting for this for decades, well at least since the last time i played it on my C64

the C64 video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdfIfC9BHwQ

the iphone version







Last edited by mek; 06-18-2009 at 06:48 PM.
06-17-2009, 09:11 PM
#2
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That screen shot looks incredible! I cannot wait for this game. I just hope it controls as good as it looks.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
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06-17-2009, 09:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
That screen shot looks incredible! I cannot wait for this game. I just hope it controls as good as it looks.
the developers made each unit with a 3d model...so the graphics should be good
that screenshot is kinda old..so i dont know if the graphics have been updated or not..

but they have been bug testing for the last couple of months, working out controls, AI, sound, and the works...so i am hoping it will be amazing

dont know anything about price, or anything, the developers haven't really said
guess we will just have to wait and find out
06-17-2009, 09:28 PM
#4
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I'm sure it was mentioned in a thread before, but who are the developers again?

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
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06-17-2009, 09:42 PM
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http://twitter.com/ArchonClassic

http://www.archonclassic.com/

http://www.reactgames.com/

Quote:
React! Games signed a license deal with Free Fall Games to develop the Archon title across multiple platforms. The original Archon game, made in 1983 by Free Fall Associates, proved an instant classic with its perfectly balanced gameplay. It was originally developed on the Atari 8-bit computer and was later available on the Commodore 64, the NES, and a variety of other machines throughout the 1980s.
Quote:
React! Games was created to handle the development of the Archon title with Chad Lee as the Managing Director. Mr. Lee has worked on a previous noncommercial version of Archon called, “Archon Evolution” which had received high acclaim from the community worldwide, even garnering over 300,000 hits on the website before production ceased. Mr. Lee also owns Studio 4d1 Animation which serves the film, television and video game industries.

React! Games is a privately owned company.
i dont think they have released any other games for this platform, per say...so we will have to wait and see
06-17-2009, 10:22 PM
#6
This is the best news I've heard all week. Too many of the games on the app store are just rehashed versions of the same thing over and over again. It's nice to see the return a classic with such unique gameplay.
06-18-2009, 01:07 AM
#7
Excellent news!

A sure buy for me.
06-18-2009, 01:10 PM
#8
I've been looking forward to this one for a while. Can't wait!
06-18-2009, 03:09 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
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I was looking at another chess game but this one looks better
06-18-2009, 05:56 PM
#10
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ah this is exciteing loved playing this on the c64 back in the day....
cant wait