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Heavy Rockets: modern cave shooter game

05-30-2013, 02:41 PM
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Heavy Rockets: modern cave shooter game



Heavy Rockets is the coolest cave flyer shooter game on the planet. Fans of the classic game genre, will finally be able to enjoy this gravity defying treat with their modern iOS devices and later also with Mac OS X. The iOS version of Heavy Rockets will be released in 2015. Visit heavyrockets.com for more information.

The graphic design of Heavy Rockets has been inspired by constructivist paintings and old school 2D vector graphic games.







Race

In the Race mode, your job is just simply to fly through the race track as quickly as you can. Best lap times are rewarded with cool additional features and extra weapons, so hurry up! You can race against your own time, or against your friends time. In time shifted multiplayer mode, you will be able to see your friends lap re-created on the screen, and you can race against the ships ghost. Real time multiplayer mode is also available via shared wifi.

Battle

After achieving everything there is in the race mode, itīs time to head up to the battle field. The rules are simple, the last man flying is the winner. You can team up with friends or battle head to head with just one friend. You can have 2-4 players battling in the caves in teams of 1-3 players. Select your favorite weapons and blow your opponents to bits and pieces. Multiplayer battle takes place over a shared wifi.

Controls

Controlling your rocket in a hazardous environment is never easy. If this is you first cave flyer shooter experience, getting to know the controls can be a little tricky at first. But not to worry, with a little practice your rocket will be soon directed by millimeter precision to the desired locations, and you will be able to fly through the tracks with full speed. There are two sets of controls. One designed specially for iPhone, and one for iPad. In the OS X version, controlling is done with your keyboard.

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (and Mac)

Players can join a game together using their different devices- iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch using a shared wifi connection. Later also coming OS X version, that enables joining in with your Mac as well!

Heavy Rockets Team

Heavy rockets has been created by a development team of two. Jukka is in charge of graphics, sounds, music and all general design. Markus creates the game, and is in charge of programming and design. Previously we have published AirCassette cassette player application that received good comments in New York Times, Wired and Gizmodo after it was published.

Visit heavyrockets.com for more information.

Last edited by HeavyRockets; 02-17-2015 at 03:29 PM. Reason: New promo image
05-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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Heavy Rockets is the coolest cave flyer shooter game on the planet. Fans of the classic game genre, will finally be able to enjoy this gravity defying treat with their modern iOS devices and later also with Mac OS X. The iOS version of Heavy Rockets will be released in Q3/2013. Visit heavyrockets.com for more information.

The graphic design of Heavy Rockets has been inspired by constructivist paintings and old school 2D vector graphic games.



Race

In the Race mode, your job is just simply to fly through the race track as quickly as you can. Best lap times are rewarded with cool additional features and extra weapons, so hurry up! You can race against your own time, or against your friends time. In time shifted multiplayer mode, you will be able to see your friends lap re-created on the screen, and you can race against the ships ghost. Real time multiplayer mode is also available via shared wifi.

Battle

After achieving everything there is in the race mode, itīs time to head up to the battle field. The rules are simple, the last man flying is the winner. You can team up with friends or battle head to head with just one friend. You can have 2-4 players battling in the caves in teams of 1-3 players. Select your favorite weapons and blow your opponents to bits and pieces. Multiplayer battle takes place over a shared wifi.

Controls

Controlling your rocket in a hazardous environment is never easy. If this is you first cave flyer shooter experience, getting to know the controls can be a little tricky at first. But not to worry, with a little practice your rocket will be soon directed by millimeter precision to the desired locations, and you will be able to fly through the tracks with full speed. There are two sets of controls. One designed specially for iPhone, and one for iPad. In the OS X version, controlling is done with your keyboard.

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (and Mac)

Players can join a game together using their different devices- iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch using a shared wifi connection. Later also coming OS X version, that enables joining in with your Mac as well!

Heavy Rockets Team

Heavy rockets has been created by a development team of two. Jukka is in charge of graphics, sounds, music and all general design. Markus creates the game, and is in charge of programming and design. Previously we have published AirCassette cassette player application that received good comments in New York Times, Wired and Gizmodo after it was published.

Visit heavyrockets.com for more information.
this looks awesome. I've been trying to make a game with that art style but I gave up on it. Glad to see someone is going to do it.
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05-30-2013, 02:58 PM
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Why did you gave up? That looks awesome.
05-30-2013, 03:34 PM
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Why did you gave up? That looks awesome.
maybe i'll get back on it. anyway - sweet looking game! can't wait to check it out.
01-06-2014, 08:44 AM
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Heavy Rockets teaser video!


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01-06-2014, 08:47 AM
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Looks great. Hope the controls work well, what are they ?

Love the graphics, its like a large 'Thrust' type world, love it
01-06-2014, 09:13 AM
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Love the implementation of inertia on the movement, reminds me of how Starborn Anarkist did it. Looking forward to its release.

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01-06-2014, 09:34 AM
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Lovely!!! I will get that one as soon as its out for sure! The music is very good too! It really reminds me an old MacIntosh game something like 20 years ago (1994 or 1995) that was very similar, like a small spaceship you could fly on a planet and you could even land, what was that game?
01-06-2014, 09:51 AM
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The game graphic looks great.
01-06-2014, 10:27 AM
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Wow totally missed it, look really nice