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Old 09-27-2013, 06:49 AM
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:10 PM
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Ermmm...no posts? Hello? A free game (limited time) with such awesome art, no IAPs and inspired by games like ZiGGURAT...and no posts? HELLO?
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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Just grabbed it and it seems pretty fun so far! I'm really glad I snagged this while it's free! It's a little gem that has some great retro polish! Music is great and the tutorial is very helpful! Great find!
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:56 AM
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This game really does deserve more attention...I've been enjoying it for awhile! Also if you like the music, you can listen again here: https://soundcloud.com/gavinharrison/hookball
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:19 AM
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This game really does deserve more attention...I've been enjoying it for awhile! Also if you like the music, you can listen again here: https://soundcloud.com/gavinharrison/hookball
Yeah, the music's pretty damn awesome. I wonder who compo--oh, hi!

Gavin, could you kindly talk some sense into Miguel and tell him to put a price on this thing?

After spending some time with the game, I'd pretty much say this is on par with ZiGGURAT...yet manages to be even more hectic. In fact, the difficulty ramps up at an even faster pace than ZiGGURAT. It's quite frickin' relentless...especially when the controls do seem a tad bit foreign at first. Nothing spending a little bit of time with the game can't fix.

Request: Miguel, if you're reading this...please add in auto-rotation for the screen orientation.

Oh, and while this could work on an iPhone, the extra screen estate on the iPad certainly does help. I don't know what convinced the developers of CRABITRON to add in iPhone support (or at least are working on it right now), but if that ends up working on iPhone, there's no reason this (or hell, any game, really ) couldn't. If a universal update for this is in the pipeline, all the power to you...but yeah, ideally I'd recommend this to be played on an iPad.

This one's never leaving my device.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:28 AM
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I agree! I think it's free for a few days then going paid, but it really is superb...I hope Hookball gets the attention it deserves!
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:57 AM
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Hello!

vaelsh:
I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

metalcasket:
thanks for your kind comments, this makes me so happy.
I think unity supports auto rotation, so I'll include that for the next revision
If it sells reasonably I might make an iPhone version (but it seems unlikely at this point to be honest).

Also, on monday it's going to $3.99 so make sure you tell your friends to check it out before then
(or if you prefer, tell them afterwards! but whatever you do, tell them )

gavin:
thanks for making such a cool tune & sfx, and for being so supportive



I don't think anyone has reached the final boss yet, so keep tapping and flicking!

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:03 AM
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Might be worth a look.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:07 AM
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It's a great game, really fun to be played...
This game needs more attention. I've seen the bird also something like a frog, but haven't defeat them yet. However, I think I've punched them, but do I need to throw other enemies to them to be counted as one "punch"?

Edit: just saw the brown bird in the screenshot, is that the boss? If yes, probably it's not the little bird I mean.. lol need more effort

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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metalcasket:
thanks for your kind comments, this makes me so happy.
I think unity supports auto rotation, so I'll include that for the next revision
If it sells reasonably I might make an iPhone version (but it seems unlikely at this point to be honest).

Also, on monday it's going to $3.99 so make sure you tell your friends to check it out before then
(or if you prefer, tell them afterwards! but whatever you do, tell them )
Welcome to TA nachobeard.

You can bet I'll be recommending HOOKBALL! Yep, preferably as a paid app, because under no circumstances should this be free! No IAPs, no ads, no bullshit. Just pure, delicious arcade gaming. Just the way it should be.
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