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App description: Sky City: A vast vertical metropolis, stretching from ground level to low-earth-orbit, held within an airtight forcefield.

Hazing: Highly competitive, highly dangerous, highly illegal - skydiving the length of the support towers, racing to the bottom.

Tower Defence: Armed police drones, dedicated to vaporising anything which might endanger the structure.

Experience a vertigo-inducing drop of almost two hundred miles, kept safe by nothing more than quick reflexes and a parachute. Gameplay is simple - tilt your device to weave through the platforms and bridges, dodge the incoming fire from the defence forces, then hit the Dive button to build up even more speed. If you reach the bottom, your chute will open automatically.

Choose from 3 levels of play - a solo practice dive from just 6 miles up, a mid-level race from 47 miles, or The Ultimate, jumping from the citys low-earth-orbit launch platform, a dizzying 198 miles high. Make it to the bottom in one go, or hit the pause button to save your position for later.

wmfiction's comments:

Sky City Freefall is a futuristic skydiving game for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. I'm the developer (William Mitchell), and the app is a high-speed tilt-controlled game where you jump from the edge of space, weaving through the platforms and walkways of a 200 mile high vertical city, while the city defence forces try to shoot you out of the sky. Here's the info, plus a video. Thanks for taking a look!


04-27-2017, 05:05 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 3
Sky City Freefall is now free on iPhone and iPod (it shows ads, but anyone who previously bought it shouldn't see them).

Some changes for the recent update:

Players are now more resistant to gunfire, so the city defences have a harder time shooting you down compared to before (at least one reviewer highlighted this - in the new version you can still get killed, but you won't die without warning.) How to stay alive: the projectiles are aimed to hit, and the ones coming your way have been aimed at you personally. Once fired they are unguided though - when you see the explosions start, weave aggressively to avoid the space they were aimed at.

Also, the structure you're diving through is now denser, so youll have a harder time weaving through the gaps at top speed. For the toughest bits, turn the dive mode off to slow down, then turn it on again to pick up speed once youre through. And remember you can hit the pause button at any time to save the game and resume later.

Finally there is now a settings screen accessible from the main menu. Here you can set the tilt direction required to fly up and down the screen (one reviewer said the default front-back control seemed inverted so it's now coded as a preference thing). You can also set how the Dive button works; press and hold to dive (as before) or single press to toggle dive mode on & off.

Download it and try it!

William Mitchell, App Developer & SF Writer (wmfiction.com)