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iPhone: Blue Skies 3GS is out - First game with pixel shaders?

08-06-2009, 08:12 AM
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Blue Skies 3GS is out - First game with pixel shaders?

Blue Skies is an award winning helicopter shooter arcade game that has been on the App Store since August 2008.

The 3GS enhanced version makes use of the pixel shaders that are ONLY found in the new iPhone 3GS. It has per pixel bump mapping and amazing dynamic animated water that demonstrates the true power of the new iPhone 3GS! Besides being a graphical showcase, Blue Skies is a fun and addictive game as well!



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08-06-2009, 08:14 AM
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All right. Didn't have the original. Have a 3GS. Buying now...

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08-06-2009, 09:03 AM
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looks nice, guess I'll try it too..

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08-06-2009, 09:11 AM
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Is there any way someone can show us a comparison of the two versions? I'd be interested to see how much of a difference it really makes.
08-06-2009, 09:12 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Is there any way someone can show us a comparison of the two versions? I'd be interested to see how much of a difference it really makes.
Gameplay-wise, it is the same. The graphics are much improved, however.

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08-06-2009, 09:12 AM
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what's pixel shading?
08-06-2009, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
what's pixel shading?
It's awesome is what it is. Sorry, it's a graphical enhancement as far as I can tell. I'm sure the dev can gice a more detailed answer. BTW, thanks for going with a low price point to begin with...I know some people have already bought the previous version.

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08-06-2009, 09:14 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Is there any way someone can show us a comparison of the two versions? I'd be interested to see how much of a difference it really makes.

http://toucharcade.com/2009/07/22/3g...to-blue-skies/

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08-06-2009, 09:17 AM
#9
I am a shameless whore and am thus downloading this right now.
08-06-2009, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ThatRevChap View Post
I am a shameless whore and am thus downloading this right now.
You're not a whore if you enjoy it.

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