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Old 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM
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Default Levitar - Vector

Remember Gravitar? Thrust? Lunar Lander?

Levitar - Vector puts you in control of your own powerful spaceship. Fight gravity, defeat the enemies and save the spheroid.

Vector graphics, lots of ship upgrades, a variety of enemies and unlimited levels!



Full support for MFI controllers and iCade!

Coming in early May to the App Store.

Runs on all devices with iOS 5.1+ including iPad 1 and iPhone 3Gs.

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Old 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
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That looks great!
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:39 PM
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Looks great but shame it's iPad only
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:09 PM
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Looks great but shame it's iPad only
Actually it's a universal app. I said it runs on iPad 1 and later but that's not very clear. I meant it runs on all devices from as far back as iPad 1. It will support iPods and older generation iPhones, like the 3Gs, too.

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:27 AM
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Super pumped for this one! I was a big gravitar and Oids fanatic. Does it use old-school controls (left/right/thrust/fire/shield)?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:14 AM
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Super pumped for this one! I was a big gravitar and Oids fanatic. Does it use old-school controls (left/right/thrust/fire/shield)?
Hi Ubi, I adapted the controls as best as I could to the iDevices. It uses a custom filtered accelerometer algorithm for rotating the ship and left-side touch to thrust and right-side touch to fire. Personally I'm not a big fan of virtual buttons for games because (1) they take up too much screen space and (2) you can never tell by feel if you're touching the button or not. With that said, I do have virtual buttons for bombs and smart bombs although I thought long and hard how I could do them without buttons, but no good solution came to me.

If you have an iCade or MFI controller, then the weapons are separated out to the different buttons, including shoulder buttons, and there are separate buttons for thrust, fire, left and right.

Shields, however, will always be active as long as they exist. By default each shield protects you from 5 direct hits but by using in-game credits that you earn while playing the game (or via an IAP purchase) you can add as many shield hits as you want. Also you can upgrade the shields to add anti-gravity (pushes projectiles away from you) and/or deflector (bounces projectiles back to where they came from).

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for iCade support

I haven't seen many (any?) games use buttons rather than stick for steering, but this is the kind of game where the stick would just feel wrong for that. Glad you went with left/right buttons.

(Makes me want to dig out the Amiga and play some TurboRaketti II.)
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for iCade support

I haven't seen many (any?) games use buttons rather than stick for steering, but this is the kind of game where the stick would just feel wrong for that. Glad you went with left/right buttons.

(Makes me want to dig out the Amiga and play some TurboRaketti II.)
Adam, my apologies for clearly mis-wording that. The left/right controls are still using the stick (for compatibility with other controllers) but thrust and fire are on separate buttons.

Also, I think your post in the iCade thread about standardizing the controls is a great idea. I will see if I can adapt that to my Levitar - Vector game and push out an update for it.

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:08 PM
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Levitar - Vector is scheduled for release this Thursday, May 8th. The cost will be FREE with NO (as in zero) ADs. IAPs for ship upgrades and for buying fuel are completely optional - you can earn credits to buy this stuff by completing levels but if you want to support the game and/or are in a hurry to upgrade your ship then you can use IAPs.

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Old 05-06-2014, 02:43 AM
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Oh lovely!!!! I had a very similar game on my black and white MacIntosh long long ago and loved it!
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