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  • Publisher: Eric Tong
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 7.8 MB
  • Version: 1.3.8
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Description in a capsule - "Tilt to move, shake to blast, shoot to kill - 2079"


8/10 SILVER AWARD - "Simple and refined, 2079 is the ideal portable top-down shooter." - PocketGamer.co.uk

4.5/5 - "Good graphics, innovative and great controls make this a fun game..." - 148apps.com

4/5 stars - "The controls are fantastic." - iPhone Games Network

"Besides the nicely polished retro feel to the game, it succeeds in the implementation of a very iPhone-centric control system." - toucharcade.com

4/5 stars - "Ive found myself sneaking in a game of 2079 in spare moments because since downloading it and playing it just once, I love it." - gotapps.com

"Other developers could learn a lot from this games smart approaches to controls." - iLounge


How long can you survive? This is a perfect game for you if you like the adrenaline of raking up points while staying alive in this addictive game.

- Addictive survival mode with ramping difficulty
- Play your own MP3 in game!
- Intuitive controls customized for the iPhone
- Beautiful graphics and sound effects
- Background auto-calibration!
- Online leaderboard for bragging rights!
- OpenFeint enabled

Gameplay features:
- Fluid accelerometer controls will allow you to fly through the tightest threats
- Shake the iPhone in the last minute to launch a devastating blast that can save your life!
- A virtual controller specifically designed to allow you to control shooting direction independent of ship movement, thereby avoiding the pitfalls of having your fingers obscure the screen
- Powerups for extra lives help you move up the scoring rank and more!

Feedback and feature requests are always welcome.


KEYWORDS: 2D, 3D, action, addictive, arcade, awesome, bargain, best, blast, combat, control, classic, cube, easter egg, fast, fly, fun, gameplay, geometry wars, hardcore, innovative, intuitive, retro, score, shake, ship, shooter, smooth, space, tilt, thrust, top

pluto6's comments:
Many people consider this to be one of the premier space shooters, and a bargain at its normal price of $2.99.

Price Drop to celebrate the birth of his daughter!!!

"Our first daughter was born safely today. It's time for a little celebration. Your game is on me!

Congratulations Eric!!

One thread that discusses 2079 is here. 2079 thread

08-29-2009, 08:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: washington
Posts: 396
huh..unexpected, but it has been out for a very long time now. Excellent control scheme, overall one of the best arena shooters still.

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08-29-2009, 08:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 790
I bought 2079 the day it came out.. it hasn't left my device since. Through all the purges, this one has remained.
08-29-2009, 08:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: BFE,AZ
Posts: 699
i hate this game. i had the number one high score until they made the open feint update and it lost all high scores. and i don't want to sit there playing it for hours without turning it off again ha

good game though

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08-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,532
Ill try to pick this up.
08-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 1,782
Price reduction is in celebration by the dev of his daughter being born.

Congrats to Eric Tong!

08-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 912
Reason for the special offer!

From the App Store description:

"Our first daughter was born safely today. It's time for a little celebration. Your game is on me!

Wow! Congratulations to the developer. Touch Arcade celebrates with you!

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08-29-2009, 08:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,707
Congrats to the dev on this wonderful day.
08-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,281
Originally Posted by eugekava View Post
Congrats to the dev on this wonderful day.
Big Congrats as well!!

Love this game, been playing it since day one. Buy now, think later.

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08-29-2009, 08:55 PM