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iPhone: Dropoly - BlockOut! clone

08-01-2009, 12:02 PM
#1
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Dropoly - BlockOut! clone

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Dropoly

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Dropoly is an exciting remake of BlockOut! (tm), the most popular 3D version of the all-too-famous brick-dropping game Tetris (tm).

Dropoly allows you to play on a variable depth pit where polycubes drop at increasing speeds. The game has three predefined game modes for quick occasional gamers (Flat Fun, 3D Mania, and Out-of-Control) as well as a full customizable mode for professional puzzlers.

Using an innovative control interface and faithfully designed to replicate the original scoring rules of the 80's game, Dropoly will please both hard-core gamers that already know how to play as well as newcomers that never saw a 3D polycube game before.

Can you drop that poly?

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BlockOut, originally a game by California Dreams, is now a registered trademark in the U.S. of Kadon Enterprises Inc., a maker of physical polycubes. Tetris is a trademark of The Tetris Company. Inovaworks is not in any way affiliated with any of these two companies.








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Last edited by Devilishly Good; 08-01-2009 at 12:05 PM.
08-03-2009, 09:47 AM
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Joined: Sep 2008
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Tried it. Works ok. I'd prefer two-finger-rotation to rotate the pieces and swipe to tilt them. I also prefer the wireframe view of Blockout for the current item, because with the layout they chose in Dropoly it's hard to see what's beneath you. Biggest bug in the game: Saving does not work! You loose the current game when you go to the homescreen and restart the game. And you loose the progress when you go to the main menu (WTF).

Without the saving bug it would be the best Blockout clone in the AppStore.

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08-03-2009, 10:13 AM
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3D tetris!!!
08-03-2009, 10:30 AM
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There are already several 3d tetris versions on the appstore. I prefer puzzle prism. Most blockout clones use millions of on screen buttons. Dropoly is the first one with direct touch controls, and they work good .

Gamesaves will come in 1.0.1.

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taptoplay.de

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08-06-2009, 12:48 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 1
Oliver, thanks for you intro to the game.

Keep watching this for promo codes and a special contest we're preparing!

Best

Hugo Pinto (co-developer)