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)
10-23-2012, 03:39 PM
#21
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,149
Wow. I am greatly impressed by this one. The controls are pixel perfect. Well... Square perfect to be exact, and i am playing on the 4S right now. Never have I missed a square i want to move into, and my swipes have been registering flawlessly. Graphics are great, and remins me a bit of Polara for the character, and a bit of God of Blades for the backgrounds, bot of which are runners as opposed to this stealth puzzler.

Think classic Pac-man with a bit more style and great atmosphere. Definitely something i'd spend time on. Only thing im scared of is that the game might run out of mechanics rather than the basic ones from the first 2 stages i've played. Will play more and give more specifics when i get deeper into the game.

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10-23-2012, 03:56 PM
#22
Cant wait 2 more hours in UK

10-23-2012, 06:21 PM
#23
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,532
So impressed with this. I was lucky enough to nab the first code offered on Twitter a whopping 6 hours ago (thanks again ) and only got to try the game right now, but man, I don't know what it is....whether it's the music, the soothing visuals or just how responsive the game is (or maybe a combination of them all)...it just feels good to play, you know? Like...it tickles my senses in the best way possible.

Off to play some more...sorry guys.

Oh, and of course...no IAPs.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
10-23-2012, 07:05 PM
#24
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
Looks pretty sweet and still supports the 3GS! Bring on 11 EST!
10-23-2012, 08:09 PM
#25
Awesome game!
10-23-2012, 08:53 PM
#26
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
So impressed with this. I was lucky enough to nab the first code offered on Twitter a whopping 6 hours ago (thanks again ) and only got to try the game right now, but man, I don't know what it is....whether it's the music, the soothing visuals or just how responsive the game is (or maybe a combination of them all)...it just feels good to play, you know? Like...it tickles my senses in the best way possible.

Off to play some more...sorry guys.

Oh, and of course...no IAPs.
You suck. I'm kidding, I'm kidding!

Oh my, does this look good...

DBC

I give up.
10-24-2012, 12:01 AM
#27
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,220
Just about to buy but want to check on controls as someone mentioned swipe which I can't stand!

I thought it was just 'touch' to move to a square? When do you swipe?
10-24-2012, 12:05 AM
#28
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Just about to buy but want to check on controls as someone mentioned swipe which I can't stand!

I thought it was just 'touch' to move to a square? When do you swipe?
You don't swipe. Don't know what EP was on about.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
10-24-2012, 12:18 AM
#29
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,685
Casket seal of approval?
10-24-2012, 12:19 AM
#30
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,255
Played the first three levels and so far it's fantastic. The graphics and lighting are equal to games like Gene Effect, which set a pretty high bar for me (at least as far as games playable on my 3GS). And the music complements the atmosphere. Speaking of which, even with the graphical quality, it runs great on my device.

Seems like each level introduces something new so I'm not concerned with repetitive gameplay. Right now I'm looking forward to seeing how it continues to progress. Touch controls also work great.

Amazing to see what a dev can do in such a small file size.

Last edited by awp69; 10-24-2012 at 12:21 AM.

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