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App description: "Best New Games", "What We're Playing" - Apple

"The style is completely intuitive to pick up and start playing in an instant" - Trevor Sheridan, AppleNApps

"I love the game because of the addictive gameplay mechanic, simple and charming visuals, and upbeat tunes." - Christine Chan, AppAdvice

"Frantic, endless fun for people who like a challenge." - Evan Killham, Cult of Mac

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Breakbeat Alley a music-driven reimagination of the brick breaker genre for touchscreen devices where your fingertips are the paddles.

Turn out the lights, put on your favorite pair of headphones and lose yourself in trance-inducing gameplay and mesmerizing visual effects choreographed to over 50 minutes of electronic music.

Use multitouch to juggle limitless balls at once and aim each one with laser precision.

And you'll need to. Because the bricks are coming at you ever faster and if they reach the Red Line of Death, it's curtains.

And curtains it will be, over and over again. But before long, you will be banking impossible shots and scoring huge color-matching combos amidst a frenzied tapfest of light and sound, and it is then that you will reach blissful, brick-breaking nirvana.

Welcome to the Alley.


* Breakbeat Alley features:

- Intuitive yet frantically challenging 3D brick-breaking gameplay
- Gorgeous 3D visual effects hand-choreographed to over 50 minutes of electronic music
- Fully customizable playlist fine tune your game around your favorite songs!
- Universal, Game Center, and iCloud support. Play and compare your scores with your friends across all your devices
- A whole list of global statistics. See how the world shatters!

JustinFic's comments:
Update: Shatter Alley hits the App Store tonight, and is already going live in some countries! Promo codes are below if you want to try the game today!



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Hey TouchArcade,

My name is Justin Fic of Dojotron, a one-man independent game studio in Las Vegas. I'm happy to announce and reveal my first game for iOS, called Shatter Alley.

Shatter Alley is a music-driven reimagination of Breakout for touchscreen devices. Instead of controlling a paddle, you will use your fingertips to hit balls back into play and smash a neverending wall of bricks that is always coming at you.

The game could be quickly described as a mashup between Breakout, Lumines, and Ikaruga. The whole game pulses and beats to music and uses different skins for each track, and balls will penetrate through same-color bricks for huge combos.

Shatter Alley features:
  • • Frantic 3D brick breaking action — designed so any player regardless of skill can enter a heightened state of Flow within seconds and stay there for hours
  • • Gorgeous visual effects hand-choreographed to over 50 minutes of electronic music, ranging from trance to chill and a few tracks that are just wacky
  • • Fully customizable playlist — rearrange the songs you like, disable the ones you don't
  • • Universal App with Game Center and iCloud support
  • • Global statistics, with global achievements.
  • • Distraction free — no IAP, no coins, no upgrades, no missions, no Twitter/Facebook prompts, just 100% pure unadulterated gameplay
Shatter Alley has already been approved by Apple, and will go live this Thursday, April 10. The price will be $2.99 (no IAP.)

Check out the trailer:



Screenshots:



I'll be happy to answer any questions you guys have about the game, and would love to hear your comments/feedback. Thanks for checking out Shatter Alley!
04-07-2014, 10:17 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 3,330
Very cool, I might have to pick this one up. Are there any power ups?

04-08-2014, 01:45 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 51
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Very cool, I might have to pick this one up. Are there any power ups?
Many thanks! There are no powerups in this one— I had a few planned when I started development but the game worked so well without them that I just ran with it. (I also didn't want to overdesign the game and make it TOO complex, which was the fate of my last project.)

The complexity instead comes from the color matching mechanic, and avoiding hitting the ceiling with balls (which speeds up the game.)

If you'd like to try it out for yourself, I'm including a few promo codes below! Let me know if you snag one and I'd love to know what you guys think of the game.

Enjoy!

933FX6M3AYFW
9JJHYKFA67WJ
AMWHAKPHP7RW
4JKKTLKL6RTR
LJM3FR9NR9W4

Dojotron
Current Project: Shatter Alley
04-08-2014, 01:57 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: ID
Posts: 1,549
took 4JKKTLKL6RTR
thanks

Game Center ID: copaeci
04-08-2014, 02:38 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 15
i took the first promo code, 933FX6M3AYFW

great concept -- really enjoying this game so far!
04-08-2014, 02:50 PM
#6
9JJHYKFA67WJ code taken.Thanks!
04-08-2014, 03:22 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 3,330
Thank you so much!
AMWHAKPHP7RW
04-09-2014, 12:19 PM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 51
Send a message via AIM to JustinFic
Anytime! Hope you guys are digging it.

Just an update that Shatter Alley hits tonight, and is already going live in some countries!




To celebrate, here are a few more codes!

64XX4R9KAEXK
FK4TPLJEFYT9
L3T66HWJ6WFH
EXTHFM3KPMY4
J76LYLLRXFPY

And no one (at least publicly) claimed LJM3FR9NR9W4 from before, so that one might still be worth a shot too.

Enjoy

Dojotron
Current Project: Shatter Alley

Last edited by JustinFic; 04-09-2014 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Proper formatting for app store link
04-09-2014, 04:33 PM
#9
All used. Anyone that grabbed it got some Feedback about the Game?
04-09-2014, 04:37 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 3,330
What the heck? I swore that wrote a review and suggestions. I will have to write it again later. Dang it! Let's just say this game kicks ass!