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App description: STAR Ranger is a 3D space combat + simulation game. You will be a commander and start to build a great ranger team. Buy new space fighters and employ new pilots, finish missions, get reward, Improve equipments and upgrade your team. You will dominate the universe!

1. You have two ways to do tasks:
A. Start the mission personally. You can enjoy an exciting space combat.
B. Sent your teammates to start the mission. It will take some time. You will receive a mission report when it finished. Use your fragmentary time to make more progress.

2. The control is very very simple. In the combat, you only need to select a target and press fire button. And everything else is completely automatic. Your space fighter will pursue the target automatically after you selected the target by touch it. While it is locked, push the fire button and you will see a nice explosion show!

3. Many different space fighters. Light type: fast and maneuverable. Heavy type: slow but armored. And medium type: balanced. You can upgrade the engine, armor and rudder to improve its performance.

4. Lots kind of weapons: machine gun, cannon, laser, missile, high explosive missile, electromagnetic gun, cluster missile, Tell me if you have any other idea of weapons and I will make it!

5. Enemies have different properties. You need select right weapon to attack. For example: The nimble enemy is hard to lock, you can use cluster missile to make sure it can be destroyed; The armored enemy is heavy and slow, the missile weapons can not hurt them effectively. But cannon weapons can destroy them easily.

6. Mission system: Daily combat missions, challenge missions, duel invitations, new weapon and space fighter tests.

7. League support: You can borrow additional space fighters from the ranger league. Every fighter can only use once.

8. Leaderboards, friends and achievements base on Game Center.

virgil's comments:

12-12-2013, 01:59 AM
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
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That actually looks cool! I'll download it. I love those weapon trails!

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12-12-2013, 06:11 AM
Joined: May 2012
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The game bugged out while I was recording the first time I opened the app so I went straight to the active gameplay. It could use a tutorial but you can check out the in-game guide on how to play. There are missions where you fly your ship and blow stuff up as well as missions that send your pilot to do their own thing and you simply wait it out.

When you aren't locked on to any bogey, you can move your ship around like with a joystick. You can tap to select your target but it tends to switch on its own. It looks and sounds good whenever you unleash a missile barrage.

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12-12-2013, 04:27 PM
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Can't get a mission to start. Am I missing something?
12-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Terrible game. I looked past the writing as game play is king. But this is just a sloppy mess and not enjoyable. My .02 cents.
12-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Can't get a mission to start. Am I missing something?
You probably took a passive mission... Which kind of kills the game right at the beginning...

Dev, this has potential. it looks great and sounds awesome but could use some more polish in gameplay. I know it's a one man team and I'd like to make some suggestions:
1) remove the missions that have timers from the beginning and introduce them after a couple of the missions where you actually fly
2) first mission should be choreographed with a tutorial
3) give a bonus pilot (could be so-so) to introduce those wait-it-out missions
4) toggle for target auto-switch

Last edited by Echoen; 12-12-2013 at 06:22 PM.
12-13-2013, 12:43 AM
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Thanks for your good suggestions! I will improve it.

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