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App description: "An incredibly challenging hack-and-slash mobile game that will put you in tough situations not to win, but to minimize your level of failure. Yes, it's like its developers took XCOM, put it in a stone age setting and swapped the turn-based tactical combat with action sequences. And you know what? It works."
- Portable Gaming Region

"There's a lot to see and do in Isle of Bxnes, and you'll want to keep playing to uncover as much as possible - even when you're dying and losing it all consistently."
- Pocket Gamer

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Survive the brutal trek east with your tribe in this bloody stone age action role playing game. Judge every encounter in these foreign lands and plan your attacks against beasts, cannibals and warring tribesman. Meanwhile, allocate resources to build a backup army of your offspring, knowing that just a few hits can leave you a lifeless pile of meat.

Inspired by the insanely difficult action rpgs of yesteryear with the session-based randomization of games today, this game features:

- Beautifully hand drawn pixel art and featuring thousands of animations

- Permadeath. Your tribe dies without you as their hunter.

- Reincarnation through your sons (who have randomly chosen skills, attack dmg and stamina)

- Level randomization each play session with a huge variety of enemies, non-hostiles & boss battles

- Unique tribes to choose from with a variety of skill paths to upgrade as you progress

- Tons of unique art and variety in inventory items and weaponry

- Choose how you want to allocate the limited resources you find while exploring islands

- No iap or pay-to-win. Ever.

* Optimized for iPhone 4s+ and latest generation iPod Touch.

* Currently not optimized for iPad Air but will be looking into a fix in future updates

UPDATES_________________________

* * iPad coming next week!

* * 4s users advised to use low graphics settings for best gameplay.

* * There is a bug when changing the graphics settings and continuing a game, it is reverted back to whatever settings you originally had for the game. We're fixing this and adding some more optimization for the lower end phones in a patch this week.
11-14-2013, 10:40 PM
#2
I've been waiting for this one, I will be getting it as soon as possible! Anyone want to give some impressions for now? Or maybe a gameplay video?

11-14-2013, 10:45 PM
#3
Got no idea from looking at screenshots what this is about, but it really does look interesting, seems to have a unique style all to itself.
11-14-2013, 10:47 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Got no idea from looking at screenshots what this is about, but it really does look interesting, seems to have a unique style all to itself.
It's by the "Bridge to the Moon" team... unique is right!

DBC

I give up.
11-14-2013, 10:53 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Drummerboycroy View Post
It's by the "Bridge to the Moon" team... unique is right!

DBC
Tried this a bit in beta. Recommended big time. It's got style

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11-14-2013, 10:55 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,406
It's a sort of action RPG; really unique and fun. Walk caveman guy around with three command options - hit, set traps, or dodge (the dodge is a cool addition). Kill wildlife to collect pelts for trade. The joystick is fixed so not as ideal as floating but generally works. There are some menus allowing you to select a tribe and other quests, etc. You explore an island at a time then cut to a menu (tribal council) that allows other options, for example exploring other islands by drag to steer ship through "fog of war" to find islands (ship has nice floaty physics). Some of the dialogue is primitive giving it a surreal vibe. It's like a ARPG primitive Oregon Trail - stylish but can feel aimless at times in it's open world nature.

Last edited by undeadcow; 11-14-2013 at 11:04 PM.
11-14-2013, 10:58 PM
#7
Beta tested also. As you can probably see, the pixel style is awesome. The gameplay is deep and challenging and a mix of RPG depth and roguelike elements. I'd definitely recommend this
11-14-2013, 11:01 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,657
Woah its out... been waiting for this one... Damn this is another release that makes sure THIS IS THE BEST iOS RELEASE WEEK EVAR.

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11-14-2013, 11:15 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
It's a sort of action RPG; really unique and fun. Walk caveman guy around with three command options - hit, set traps, or dodge (the dodge is a cool addition). Kill wildlife to collect pelts for trade. The joystick is fixed so not as ideal as floating but generally works. There are some menus allowing you to select a tribe and other quests, etc. You explore an island at a time then cut to a menu (tribal council) that allows other options, for example exploring other islands by drag to steer ship through "fog of war" to find islands (ship has nice floaty physics). Some of the dialogue is primitive giving it a surreal vibe. It's like a ARPG primitive Oregon Trail - stylish but can feel aimless at times in it's open world nature.
Thanks was going to ask if it's open world but then I read the last sentence. I really love open world games so I will definitely be getting this!
11-14-2013, 11:20 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,406
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Originally Posted by swimmingcub View Post
Thanks was going to ask if it's open world but then I read the last sentence. I really love open world games so I will definitely be getting this!
The islands are self contained intersected by tribal council menus and ship segments. There's variety but it's not seamless - more a tapestry of smaller segments than a huge world.

Last edited by undeadcow; 11-14-2013 at 11:26 PM.