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App description: "Extraordinarily enjoyable on every level!"
-- Gamezebo (5 out of 5)

"Stellar!"
-- Pocket Gamer (8 out of 10)

"Packed with personality and charm!"
-- AppleNApps (4 out of 5)

Featured on "Today's Best Apps"
-- AppAdvice (4 out of 5)

Featured on "Weekly App Store Update"
-- IGN

Featured on "Top 5 Apps of the Week"
-- AppMyWorld

"iOS classic, deserves to be on everyone's device."
-- TouchArcade Moderator metalcasket

"An innovative gaming experience!"
-- appsjp.com (88 out of 100)

"A beautifully designed premium game."
-- appgefahren.de

"A great casual game."
-- iPlayApps.de

"The latest distraction at a fair price."
-- Pxlbyte (7 out of 10)

Star Thief is a truly original level-based arcade game designed specifically for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Highlights
FREE level pack updates
50 levels
4 unique worlds
Beautiful RETINA art
Game Center achievements
Multi-touch enabled for local co-op play
NO in-app purchases
NO ads
NO annoying notifications
Runs great on older devices!

The core gameplay mechanic is simple - collect all the stars by tapping or swiping on the screen.

However, it becomes more complex as you avoid touching freeze blocks and levels increase speed. Some stars are trapped in cages that can only be opened by dragging and smashing rocks into them. Other stars are locked away inside treasure chests that require keys, and some stars are even hidden within eggs that need to be cracked open or smashed together.

There's a wide variety of game mechanics used to provide enough gameplay for each level to feel unique and challenging.

Check it out today!

Pawl's comments:



Hello TouchArcade! I'm happy to announce Star Thief has officially gone LIVE for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as of Friday, June 14th for $2.99 USD! My name is Paul Ewers and I'm an independent game developer based out of San Francisco, CA and I've been working on this game for quite some time! It would be an honor to hear what you all have to think! Constructive criticism welcomed.


World 1: Green Greens


World 2: Arctic Frost


World 3: Purple Night


World 4: Badlands



Gameplay Trailer



Brief Overview

Star Thief is a truly original level-based arcade game designed specifically for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The core gameplay mechanic is simple - collect all the stars by tapping or swiping on the screen.

However, it becomes more complex as you avoid touching freeze blocks and levels increase speed. Some stars are trapped in cages that can only be opened by dragging and smashing rocks into them. Other stars are locked away inside treasure chests that require keys, and some stars are even hidden within eggs that need to be cracked open or smashed together.

There's a wide variety of game mechanics used to provide enough gameplay for each level to feel unique and challenging.

Star Thief will be available on iOS as a universal app with Game Center integration.

Highlights
• FREE level pack updates
• 50 levels
• 4 unique worlds
• Beautiful RETINA art
• Game Center achievements
• Multi-touch enabled for local co-op play
• NO in-app purchases
• NO ads
• NO annoying push notifications

Thanks for reading!
06-14-2013, 07:20 AM
#2
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 1,414
I just played your game STAR THIEF and like it very much, you put some nice gameplay mechanics in the game, graphics are also very nice, it's a lovable little game. Good luck with the game.

06-14-2013, 10:41 AM
#3
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 18
Thanks ROGER-NL! You just made my day!
06-14-2013, 02:02 PM
#4
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 18
Star Thief just received a PERFECT 5 Star Review from Gamezebo! A huge thanks goes out to one of the best review sites out there!

http://www.gamezebo.com/games/star-thief/review
06-14-2013, 02:54 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
I'm very impressed with what I'm seeing in the gameplay video. The game mechanics seem familiar, but look fresh in this context. The art and sound are very appealing, too. Kudos on what appears to be a truly fantastic game.
06-14-2013, 04:13 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 210
Looks interesting. I am willing to lay down AUD$2.99 to see what it's like!

Pressing "purchase" button now!
06-14-2013, 05:38 PM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 7,128
I have to split for now, but I just had to post something. I'm shocked at how good this is. It truly deserves every bit of praise it's gotten so far and I'll even throw this out there, as early as I am into the game: iOS classic, deserves to be on everyone's iOS device. Buy this.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
06-14-2013, 05:45 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
I have to split for now, but I just had to post something. I'm shocked at how good this is. It truly deserves every bit of praise it's gotten so far and I'll even throw this out there, as early as I am into the game: iOS classic, deserves to be on everyone's iOS device. Buy this.
Why you make me a poor homeless man? ;(

Buying now, impressions soon.

Edit: Congrats for that stellar review.

Last edited by Andy C83; 06-14-2013 at 05:50 PM.
06-14-2013, 05:55 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
stellar review.
I see what you did there
06-14-2013, 06:03 PM
#10
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 7,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
Why you make me a poor homeless man? ;(

Buying now, impressions soon.

Edit: Congrats for that stellar review.
Telling me dude? Gonna go broke on one of the "weakest" weeks of the year!

Literally got up to tell the usual suspects...but you're here already.

No, really...this is beyond amazing.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"