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Octagon, 1.49 to 69p

12-14-2013, 11:53 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,548
Octagon, 1.49 to 69p

Really worth getting this, especially if you like endless. One of my fave twitch games.

12-14-2013, 12:06 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,690
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Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
One of my fave twitch games.
Agreed. A no brainier at this price.

It's too late.

12-14-2013, 12:27 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Pretty sure I know I'll pick this up but I've just started Boson X so I'm not sure I need another like it ATM. Knowing my addiction to hoarding new games for a later date, I imagine I'll buy it regardless but is it different enough from the almighty Boson?
12-14-2013, 12:35 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,929
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Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
Pretty sure I know I'll pick this up but I've just started Boson X so I'm not sure I need another like it ATM. Knowing my addiction to hoarding new games for a later date, I imagine I'll buy it regardless but is it different enough from the almighty Boson?
Both are fun. I started with Boson X and that game is on my shortlist for game of the year.

I didn't dig Octagon at first due to the control, but once I switched to the tap controls, the game controlled perfectly. When you die, you can restarted the current layout for the level, or an option to randomize the layout for the same level. If you start with the same layout, you can memorize your way to completing the level. I prefer randomized layout and the game was much more fun once I found out you can randomize the layout. Also, as you complete each level, the subsequent level will throw a different kink in the layout. Its a nice sense of progression when there's something new to see each level.

For Boson X, after I "beat" the game..I played it for a few more weeks everyday but eventually, I kinda stopped playing it for now. With Octagon..by looking at the leaderboard, I still have many levels to go and new layouts "twists" to discover, so I'm still playing it everyday so I can progress.

Long story short..there's something in each one of these games and not much overlap to me. Both are really fun for me and both are highly recommended. These 2 (along with Solipskier) are the few "endless/runner" games that will stay on my ipod touch for a long long time.

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Last edited by tops2; 12-14-2013 at 12:40 PM.
12-14-2013, 12:47 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
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Originally Posted by tops2 View Post
Both are fun. I started with Boson X and that game is on my shortlist for game of the year.

I didn't dig Octagon at first due to the control, but once I switched to the tap controls, the game controlled perfectly. When you die, you can restarted the current layout for the level, or an option to randomize the layout for the same level. If you start with the same layout, you can memorize your way to completing the level. I prefer randomized layout and the game was much more fun once I found out you can randomize the layout. Also, as you complete each level, the subsequent level will throw a different kink in the layout. Its a nice sense of progression when there's something new to see each level.

For Boson X, after I "beat" the game..I played it for a few more weeks everyday but eventually, I kinda stopped playing it for now. With Octagon..by looking at the leaderboard, I still have many levels to go and new layouts "twists" to discover, so I'm still playing it everyday so I can progress.

Long story short..there's something in each one of these games and not much overlap to me. Both are really fun for me and both are highly recommended. These 2 (along with Solipskier) are the few "endless/runner" games that will stay on my ipod touch for a long long time.
Bought and bought. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question, I'm especially willing to take the advice from someone with the good taste to be a fellow Cave lover!
12-14-2013, 01:37 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Prague
Posts: 58
New stuff in the updated version

Hey guys, great you love the game! I have just published an update which includes new endless mode and two new original tracks by Sqeepo! Please rate the game in the App Store so other people don't hesitate to download Octagon. Thx!
12-14-2013, 04:02 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,690
FYI it seems the Mac version is free right now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/octagon-minimal-arcade-game/id691956219?mt=12

It's too late.
12-14-2013, 10:28 PM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,382
Hmm.. Think I'll pick this one up.
12-14-2013, 10:58 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
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Posts: 7,326
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Thanks Royce!!
01-10-2014, 12:12 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 127
Free