App description: We believe GAMEPLAY COMES FIRST and everyone enjoys beautiful graphics.

By constantly adding so many features into E.R.A such as a variety of 110 enemies, 4 Hero units with 14 skills, 10 Forces with 8 advanced abilities, epic Boss fights and combination of both open and fixed paths maps, we are desperate to create one of the best TDs in App Store, for a TD fan like you and ourselves.

Only support iPhone/iPod touch with Retina display, iPhone 3G(S) NOT supported, optimized for iPhone 5!
iPad/iPhone version BOTH FREE for a limited time!

"Super Awesome New TD! " --- squidoo

"Editor's choice, rated A!" --- iReviewT

TD fans review of iPad version

"The best TD game ever made! I adore this game. It's hands down the best TD game ever made, and I've played them all. The game is truly brilliant, beautiful, artistic, and mind-numbingly hard. The levels are clever, and the gameplay amazing and smooth." --- by Erinreid

"Best td game on ipad. Looking for a good td game this is it fun and the upgrades are cool long playability." --- by Nearrry

"The best all around TD. This adventure is incredible. I can't say enough good things about it. Yes, I like it more than Kingdom rush, and right now, possibly more than Fieldrunners and I am a TD fanatic." --- by Cdog47

"Thumbs Up! A must have for defense lovers!! Great gameplay, great eye candy and sound fx!" --- by TexasGal69

"Great game! Great art style, great towers and hero, unlock system, iap for the impatient since casual mode has been a blast." --- by Corani


Encounter.Resolve.Ally -- The E.R.A Project
Key Features

40 Levels & an epic finale in Campaign, 45 Levels in Challenge & 9 Levels in Endless mode!
--Including both Fixed-Path and Open-Field maps!
--Battles begin in [Dark Forest] on planets of G581, and continue all the way through to the [Glacial] & mysterious [Mayan], and finally reach the CORE of relentless enemies, a total of *8 series*, and NOT one boring fight!

A staggering variety of 100 Enemies!, 30 unique of them with their own skills that you've never seen before in a defense game.
--Including 8 Space Ships and Submarine, and secret creatures to be discovered!

6 Boss, and one more Ultimate Mega-Boss
--Intense Boss fights, and remember, its not only defense anymore Commander!

10 Forces, with 8 advanced abilities.
--A variety of types with solid upgrading, and each has special ability (to be unlocked) that will significantly help you fight against all sorts of enemies.

4 Heroes, with 11 Abilities, 3 Special Skills
--Teleport Hero wherever you want, and use abilities to control the battle. Hero levels up and unlocks more and more seriously powerful abilities when you progress through Campaign.

3 Modes, including the non-repeating Endless challenge!
--[Campaign]: 3 Difficulty, a variety of gameplay & heaps of fun.
--[Challenge]: Extreme & intense levels that bring gameplay to a whole new level!
--[Endless]: The most challenging mode where almost EVERY wave of enemies is new (not repeated), and compete with players all over the world through Game Center leaderboard.

35 Achievements + E.R.A. Wiki
--Heaps of interesting achievements and background stories for you to check out, plus over 40 tips and hints designed to help you become an expert in no time.

More Features On Their Way
--You can enjoy the game thoroughly without having to buy any IAPs, they are only designed to enable quick access to level-up or Special Skills. And the best of all, we are constantly adding new cool features such as new Endless maps and enemies!


So, Commander, best of luck and we surely hope you enjoy this journey!


If you run into any problems, please contact us immediately, we are always here for you:
Email: support@illumesoft.com
Forum: www.illumesoft.com/forum
Website: www.illumesoft.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ERAisHere
Twitter: @eraishere
Weibo: weibo.com/topcreativity
12-11-2012, 08:39 PM
#2
Hey guys,

Please note that only iPhone/iPod touch with Retina is supported for this game, and it's optimized for iPhone 5 too

Here's the Official Trailer for iPad:




For this iPhone version, we have included all the cool features in iPad version download, and tailored the UI specifically for iPhone/iPod users:
  • Customized UI for iPhone/iPod;
  • Retina support, iPhone 5 support, high-res graphics to make the most of the device;
  • Difficulty re-balanced for Campaign, "Casual" really means Casual;
  • Introducing the CHALLENGE mode with 5 cool sub-modes, new enemy units and heaps of content added;
  • Now support English, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese! Big thanks to Roderick!
  • Labs & items feature; great improvement on gameplay, and you can even collect items FOR FREE from the enemies destroyed!
  • Play your own music while defending the energy source!
  • Share your score with friends and get heaps of Intrinsic Energy (Credit) for free!


Additional info for V1.0:

1. In level 3-3, some creature will ask for help from you, please do NOT save and exit the game during the "story" as there is an known issue and may erase the progress of this level, as long as you continue playing the story (win or lose) it will be fine, or you can choose to ignore him. This will be fixed in the next update.

2. Big thanks to all the beta testers, Chirs, Eugene, Nick, Andy, Tyler, iSaiST, Chau and many others who have helped us improve the game! Here is a level guide from explosive http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=153561

3. If you have any other questions, please reach us at support@illumesoft.com, or join the official forum to discuss strategies and tips there. iPad Discussion Thread on TA

Thank you for your support


Last edited by Corey.G; 12-11-2012 at 09:23 PM.

12-11-2012, 09:47 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 46
this looks nice...

I am the Force
Playing: Neon Adventures, Real Racing 3, Super Crate Box, Stick Tennis, Huebrix
12-12-2012, 05:36 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Testers will have to buy it but hey it's worth it I didn't delete the app I had after buying so maybe my progress isn't affected

EDIT: progress is not affected just don't delete the app so you have to pay for the "update" so to speak.
Any beta tester who would like a promo code, please PM me

Good thing is all the progress is there.
12-12-2012, 07:49 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corey.G View Post
Any beta tester who would like a promo code, please PM me

Good thing is all the progress is there.
Beta Tester here, but I actually want to buy this at the normal price, because I feel you developers deserve your money, and this game is worth it!

To anyone who's thinking of getting this, I can definitely recommend it. I really like it as a tower defense game. Tons of options, plenty of levels, and lots of towers and bad guys to destroy. I haven't played to far into it yet, but I like what I've seen so far.

Also, all the proper TD controls are here - pausing, ability to place towers while paused, fast forward, etc. They did a good job making the controls comfortable for hardcore TD fans.

At $0.99 compared to other TD games on the market, this one is a must-grab for fans of Tower Defense. Which, by the way, I am a huge fan of TD games.

I will try to post more detailed impressions later, once I've bought the game, and played through a greater portion of it.

Currently enjoying: Fieldrunners 2, Pilot's Path, True Skate, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, Dream of Pixels, ARC Squadron, Rage of the Gladiator, Dead Trigger, Junk Jack, Minecraft PE, and Bike Baron.
12-12-2012, 11:16 PM
#6
Thank you very much for your review, we really want as many TD fans as possible to try this unique game because it is really different, one of the key strategies is to tap a creep to give attack priority and that alone IMHO takes the gameplay to a whole new level.

Really appreciate your effort in taking time to test the game, and other beta testers too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by iosappsrock View Post
Beta Tester here, but I actually want to buy this at the normal price, because I feel you developers deserve your money, and this game is worth it!

To anyone who's thinking of getting this, I can definitely recommend it. I really like it as a tower defense game. Tons of options, plenty of levels, and lots of towers and bad guys to destroy. I haven't played to far into it yet, but I like what I've seen so far.

Also, all the proper TD controls are here - pausing, ability to place towers while paused, fast forward, etc. They did a good job making the controls comfortable for hardcore TD fans.

At $0.99 compared to other TD games on the market, this one is a must-grab for fans of Tower Defense. Which, by the way, I am a huge fan of TD games.

I will try to post more detailed impressions later, once I've bought the game, and played through a greater portion of it.

Thank you, it means a lot to our small team
Quote:
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
I totally agree. I was a tester and bought it when it came out last night and reviewed it on the App Store 5 * of course
12-14-2012, 08:40 PM
#7
Ugh! New update adds retina graphics, which is cool if you have a retina device (I don't). The downside is that the app quadrupled in size, and now I don't have room on my device for it. Unfortunately, this one may have to go for now. I'll download it again as soon as I upgrade to the new iPad.

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic
12-14-2012, 09:18 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by CzarCastic View Post
Ugh! New update adds retina graphics, which is cool if you have a retina device (I don't). The downside is that the app quadrupled in size, and now I don't have room on my device for it. Unfortunately, this one may have to go for now. I'll download it again as soon as I upgrade to the new iPad.
Thanks for the feedback. The retina update for iPad is just out, the thing is we really want to roll out this version before Christmas, and right now we're doing everything we can to reduce the size of it. So, to all the ERA gamers, if you're not playing this on a retina device, waiting for the next update is not a bad idea.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
I don't see a update guess iPad only
Yep, the retina update is for iPad only since iPhone version already supports retina, we've submitted an update for iPhone already which would fix some small bugs and improve memory usage.

FYI, we're working on a new Endless map right now
12-14-2012, 09:27 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
I don't see a update guess iPad only
Oops, sorry! I was thinking is a Universal app. Should have posted in the HD iPad thread.

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic
12-16-2012, 08:15 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Any new towers for future updates?
Good thinking, how about new abilities for some towers

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