App description: Breathtaking journey into an alien world full of mysteries, challenging puzzles and big scary monsters.

"The spectacular visuals, serene soundtrack and intuitive gameplay make it a sure-fire success" - MacUser Magazine (5/5)

"Beautifully atmospheric, gently taxing, and thoroughly absorbing: Shardlands is the kind of mature gaming experience you'll whip out to validate your pastime to non-gaming friends." - Pocket Gamer (8/10)

"For those looking for a slower, atmospheric experience with just the right dash of puzzle flavor, this gets a hearty recommendation." - AppSpy (4/5)

Shardlands is an atmospheric 3D action puzzle adventure game with breathtaking visuals, beautiful soundtrack and fluid gameplay that is designed for touch devices.

Dawn is lost in a desolate alien world trying to find her way back home. She must activate an ancient machine with keys that are scattered around a broken world full of puzzles, monsters and dangerous contraptions.

Features:
Innovative gameplay and controls designed specifically for touch devices
One of the most detailed dynamic lighting engines ever seen in a mobile game
Beautiful and atmospheric original soundtrack and sound effects
25 challenging levels packed with puzzles, exploration and stealth action
Full support for retina and widescreen displays
Running at an incredibly smooth 60 frames per second in full retina resolution on the iPhone 5 and the latest iPad with Retina display

Supported devices with high detail visuals:
iPhone (4S, 5), iPad (2, mini, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation)

Supported devices with low detail visuals:
iPhone (3GS, 4), iPad (1st generation), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)

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seventh's comments:




(Original launch trailer)
11-07-2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Rrraimo View Post
This one?
Thanks! I got it! (only to be stuck in the next room). I see the path the light should have but one of the mirrors won't move in the direction I need it to!
11-07-2012, 06:49 PM
The game now starts fine on my iPad 1.

11-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Peewhy View Post
This reminds me of the unity demo game that it comes with
No idea what you mean because we've never even tried Unity. What is it like? Is it any good?

But anyway, this game is built on our own game engine we've been working on for a couple of years already.

Lead Game Designer at Breach Entertainment
Our first game: Shardlands
@Rrraimo breachent.com
11-08-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by seventh View Post
That's really unfortunate. There must be something wrong still. Can you tell me, does the "Game Center" button in the pause menu open up the achievements window? Also, are you running iOS 5 or 6?
It does show up and list them as unachieved from within the game. I'm running iOS 6.01
11-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Excellent game. Console quality through and through, plus its challenging and has a good few hours of gameplay in it. Worth every penny.

Last edited by Auralio; 11-12-2012 at 07:22 PM.
11-20-2012, 07:11 AM
Second update for Shardlands was submitted yesterday and I want to share some thoughts about the additions and changes we made. As I mentioned earlier, player can now move faster by "dashing", which is activated with double tap. Dawn's movement speed is doubled for a few seconds until energy is exhausted. The energy is fully restored when visiting a beacon, or by walking over a energy restore point. In addition, there are points where the energy is consumed.


Energy restore and consume points


Dawn transforming from energy form to herself after dash

Using the dash ability doesn't necessarily make crossing obstacles any easier. It can get you into trouble if used recklessly near monsters. At the moment, there aren't any obstacles in the game that require dashing, but in the upcoming levels there most likely will be. Now it's ultimately the players choice if he/she wants to move more swiftly through the game world. I find myself dashing all the time, especially in the hub where you have unlimited energy.

Another feature we added to speed up the gameplay was that when Dawn gets to a beacon while monster is following, the monster gets killed by a lightning-like effect coming from the beacon.


Monster killed by beacon from a distance


A new level called "Marsh" is included in the update. (click to enlarge)

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11-20-2012, 08:22 AM
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Damn.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
11-20-2012, 08:26 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
To the devs: I ultimately have stopped playing after about 9 levels in. Too slow, boring, repetitive, no change in visual style...the game screams polish but the gameplay is a major letdown. Started well, but I see the same concepts being used again and again.

I tell you what - I was amongst the first to hear about the game, but I am now disappointed. Anyway, still look forward to your next game. Hope it'lll be my cuppa coffee
11-20-2012, 08:36 AM
Joined: May 2010
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
To the devs: I ultimately have stopped playing after about 9 levels in. Too slow, boring, repetitive, no change in visual style...the game screams polish but the gameplay is a major letdown. Started well, but I see the same concepts being used again and again.

I tell you what - I was amongst the first to hear about the game, but I am now disappointed. Anyway, still look forward to your next game. Hope it'lll be my cuppa coffee
You don't really like anything, do you? :P

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
11-20-2012, 08:39 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
You don't really like anything, do you? :P
Really? I liked a lot of games. Recently, NFS MW, Gear Jack, Rayman, Polara, Devil's Attorney, Lili....and some more that I probably can't recall. But yeah, the ratio of like:dlike is rather low.

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