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App description: ====================================

Game of the Year 2014 of the AppAward contest!

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Help the Dodge family to survive the hard times. Control the birds flight and avoid incoming obstacles. Achieve perfection by combining birds in nine poker figures!

Features:
4 different members of family ready to survive
18 predefined obstacle figures
3 leaderboards
10 achievements
5 types of power-ups
5 awesome soundtracks
Additional points for 9 different poker figures
Easily in starting and pleasantly in mastering gameplay

Power-ups:
Shield is an one time protection for one of the member of family
Pentagon is a blasting wave clearing the screen from obstacles
Thunderbolt makes you as fast as Flash Gordon so the time for you slows down
Clones duplicates one of your family member
Star makes one of your member a Super Star so nothing can threaten him

Poker figures and achievements:
Royal Flush is for 1000 points. For example "AAAAAA".
Straight Flush is for 900 points. This is exactly "ABccdd".
Four Of A Kind is for 800 points. For example "AAAAB".
Full House is for 700 points. For example "AAABB".
Flush is for 600 points. For example "cccc".
Straight is for 500 points. This is exactly "ABcd".
Three Of A Kind is for 400 points. For example "AAABc".
Two Pair is for 300 points. For example "AABBc".
One Pair is for 200 points. For example "AABcd".

All points are given for the first time and half of that for each next. In examples the "A" stands for dad, "B" for mom, "c" for son and "d" for daughter.

Leaderboards:
"Hall Of Fame" is a top high score rank
"Most Birds" is a rank of highest number of birds had simultaneously
"Most Figures" is a rank of highest number of poker figures collected in a game

Have a nice playing!

Wastelands Studios's comments:
The Dodgers
Author: Wastelands Studios
Genres: action, reflex
Price: free
Awards: 1st in Appaward 2014 contest

Description: Help the Dodge family to survive the hard times. Control the birds flight and avoid incoming obstacles. Achieve perfection by combining birds in nine poker figures!

Features:
4 different members of family ready to survive
18 predefined obstacle figures
3 leaderboards
10 achievements
5 types of power-ups
5 awesome soundtracks
Additional points for 9 different poker figures
Easily in starting and pleasantly in mastering gameplay

Power-ups:
Shield is an one time protection for one of the member of family
Pentagon is a blasting wave clearing the screen from obstacles
Thunderbolt makes you as fast as Flash Gordon so the time for you slows down
Clones duplicates one of your family member
Star makes one of your member a Super Star so nothing can threaten him

Poker figures and achievements:
Royal Flush is for 1000 points. For example "AAAAAA".
Straight Flush is for 900 points. This is exactly "ABccdd".
Four Of A Kind is for 800 points. For example "AAAAB".
Full House is for 700 points. For example "AAABB".
Flush is for 600 points. For example "cccc".
Straight is for 500 points. This is exactly "ABcd".
Three Of A Kind is for 400 points. For example "AAABc".
Two Pair is for 300 points. For example "AABBc".
One Pair is for 200 points. For example "AABcd".

All points are given for the first time and half of that for each next. In examples the "A" stands for dad, "B" for mom, "c" for son and "d" for daughter.

Leaderboards:
"Hall Of Fame" is a top high score rank
"Most Birds" is a rank of highest number of birds had simultaneously
"Most Figures" is a rank of highest number of poker figures collected in a game



Minimal requirments: iOS 4.3
Size: 35.6MB
Store: App Store
09-25-2014, 09:09 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Just wanted to quickly say that I'm really enjoying this. I was a little hesitant downloading it at first if I'm honest as it looks quite a bit like Mr Flap and given the nature of rampant cloning in the Appstore, was very much expecting one. But it's unique, afaik, and really good fun. The cuteness belies the difficulty; it's more of a hardcore twitch avoidance arcader than it would appear to be.

Definitely going into my Best Games of the Week article and deserves to get a lot more attention IMO.

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10-23-2014, 08:57 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
Just wanted to quickly say that I'm really enjoying this. I was a little hesitant downloading it at first if I'm honest as it looks quite a bit like Mr Flap and given the nature of rampant cloning in the Appstore, was very much expecting one. But it's unique, afaik, and really good fun. The cuteness belies the difficulty; it's more of a hardcore twitch avoidance arcader than it would appear to be.

Definitely going into my Best Games of the Week article and deserves to get a lot more attention IMO.
Thank you for good word. The notes/reviews in other stores (Windows Phone and Android) are similar, but... some how the game can't break through the mass of other games ;-) Too good and too big competion out there ;-)

As an Indie Developer i try my luck from the begining of this year and how far no luck on horizon ;-) The Dodgers was to be my last production, but I will try again with total new graphic convention in my portfolio (yeah, creating games is addicting), so keep an eye on the new production in next month. Maybe this time I will have some lucky.

Btw. I really would like to create games for full time, but as the father have to treat writing games for now as a secondary activity. How far I can't even get some bucks for the pro license for Unity (I applies the method that this activity needs to maintain itself, that is also why I started with small productions to be handled by one person). Personally I used to write mods for Counter-Strike as OLO - Clanmod, Amxmod, HLGuard, StatsMe etc... But this was long time ago and in that time I had to get some education at University and also in my country I had no such possibilities to monetize my work as today. Sometimes I feel like a main character from "Eastbound & Down" which live with the past and believe it can do something before he gone ;-)
10-23-2014, 09:14 AM
#4
Very stylish game and lots of fun

Fans of hard arcade games should definitely give this a try
12-14-2014, 05:25 PM
#5
Hi! I've updated game description in the manner I've just worked out. Also I wanted to announce that the game has won one contest (details in the description of the very top post).

Have a nice playing! Bye!