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App description: Kapsula is a puzzle/racer set in a Soviet space colony full of clones. *WARNING: It's a difficult game, comrade!

It's a little like twitchy Tetris on a race track. ~ Chris Priestman (Pocketgamer.co.uk)

FEATURING:
- Retrofuturistic Soviet space colonies!
- Clones!
- Brutalist architecture in deep space!
- More clones!
- Background story filled with SF elements!
- Even more clones!
- The game changes according to the moment of the day you're playing it!
- Original OST by TranceCyberian.
- Drawings by Fernando Martínez Ruppel.

NOTE: We believe in iterative development, so we will be adding lots of stuff we come up with to the game in future updates (and stuff you suggest to us too! Just email us within the app, make a comment in our web or mention us on Twitter to stay in touch!)

WEB VERSION (FREE!) + Changelog: http://playkapsula.com
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PeteOzzy's comments:


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Hey, there! Nico here from Beavl.

It has been almost a year since we’ve released Kapsula. The premium model we originally chose to sell it (1.99 upfront cost) doesn’t seem to fit well with our app. So comrades…

Following the example of the amazing Radical by Beavertap games, we’ve decided to make Kapsula FREE for everyone! The game now features some video ads you can watch to get a free continue. BUT… you can skip them so they are not invasive at all! (We know people that bought the game are gonna be somewhat pissed, we understand it, but we tried our best to make this whole change non-intrusive. Hope you’ll understand, comrades!)

We really wish that this model suits Kapsula better. We really like the game, so the more people playing it, the happier we get (and consider we are two guys from Argentina making games... don’t cry for us, Argentinians!)

And hey,

NOW WE NEED 1 MILLON COMRADES RIDING THEIR KAPSULAS!
09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
From the dev of Faif, so not only does it look gorgeous and sound very interesting, there's a good pedigree. Another one I'm excited for now, when does it stop?!

Edit: Oh wow, I definitely recommend giving the free PC version a spin using the above link! It's a lane-based high-scoring racer Match 3 combo which is a little bit mental and a lot bit awesome! Your car is sticky, so passing the NPC vehicles attaches them to yours which is key to both scoring and dying. Hit a same-coloured car with another and you score, mismatch and you instantly fail. There are also coloured patches on the wall that allow you to crush the cars to score points but it's a lot easier said than done - it gets twitchy very fast and reminds me somewhat of Audiosurf, definitely going to be enjoying this one!

Last edited by PeteOzzy; 09-10-2014 at 04:42 PM.

09-10-2014, 05:05 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Buenos Aires
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
From the dev of Faif, so not only does it look gorgeous and sound very interesting, there's a good pedigree. Another one I'm excited for now, when does it stop?!

Edit: Oh wow, I definitely recommend giving the free PC version a spin using the above link! It's a lane-based high-scoring racer Match 3 combo which is a little bit mental and a lot bit awesome! Your car is sticky, so passing the NPC vehicles attaches them to yours which is key to both scoring and dying. Hit a same-coloured car with another and you score, mismatch and you instantly fail. There are also coloured patches on the wall that allow you to crush the cars to score points but it's a lot easier said than done - it gets twitchy very fast and reminds me somewhat of Audiosurf, definitely going to be enjoying this one!
Dev here! Thanks for the kind words, Pete, really appreciate it! Being a two-man dev team from Argentina and having this kind of support feels great!

Cheers and any question you may have, guys, feel free to ask!

Beavl - Putting some teeth into videogames.
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Last edited by Beavl; 09-10-2014 at 05:08 PM.
09-10-2014, 06:17 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Dev was kind enough to give me a promo code for the iOS version and this is definitely seeming like a game that needs to be watched. I've already covered the gameplay basics above but it's the very definition of a game that's easy to play but tough to master. It's tough, definitely a good addition to anyone's Twitch folder and it takes some time to reign yourself in and resist pushing your luck but when things are working it all falls together beautifully.

There are some permanent perks you can unlock with currency found during gameplay that promise longevity. They seem a little steep at first until you realise that the cheapest one increases your earning capacity pretty quickly and experience gained through repeat performances keeps you alive much longer. You're not going to master it in a short time though; the purchasable items offer quite dramatic increases to your capabilities so it's understandable why their kept out of grasp for the first few plays.

I'm loving the Soviet-Tron theme going on too. It's all bright technicolour futurism with a touch of humour if you go looking for it, assuming you can let your concentration lapse enough to appreciate it! It's also nice to find a game that uses colour in a way that hasn't been affected by my colour-blindness. A small factor but an appreciated one nonetheless.

I can definitely feel happy to recommend this, I was sold alone based from my time with the PC demo. The fluidity of success is addictive and the "oh crud" moments where you're approaching a gap too small to ever pass isn't frustrating at all. There's also Game Centre with acheivements for those that dig that kind of thing. Definitely a great week for twitch fans!
09-10-2014, 06:56 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,636
Great find Pete, i'm intrigued
09-10-2014, 07:09 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: The rainbow-fuelled nightmare of my mind
Posts: 2,672
From what I've seen of this game (and Pete's words), this looks like something I'll pick up. It looks like it'll be really fun to play
09-11-2014, 03:29 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,913
Pete did it so I thought I had better do it to....😊

This is one of those type of games you really have to pay attention to. If you take your eyes off of it for just a second; crash, you're out! 💀💤
Kapsula is a universal, puzzle/racer set in a Soviet space colony. ( Yes, that is a direct quote from the developers description.)
Very sci fi with fun futuristic sounds.
You race forward, moving right or left, among 7 lanes, collecting gems that you can spend on power ups later.
There are other vehicles of different colors scattered throughout the track. When you race or drive right next to one, it automatically attaches itself to your side and others will attach to the sides of those ones as well. If your vehicle or the ones attached to you, crashes into another vehicle, then it's game over except for one exception. If you purposefully crash the vehicle into another car or a part of the wall that is the same color as itself, then it will detach or disappear. I really love the unique concept of this driving game. It's more than a race game, it's a little bit of a puzzler too. Unfortunately, although I really do truly love this game, I feel like there is a bit of a disadvantage when playing.
There's always a bit of a challenge here. Which I think is fantastic. But, I've noticed that quite often, there might be a row of four cars next to each other sometimes all different colors, where it is almost always impossible for you to not drive next to them because of the vehicles in front of you. Then, no matter what, there is no spaces in front of you to go through safely with all those cars attached to you. I am not positive that I'm explaining this correctly. I believe there needs to be more randomization of the other vehicles on the track.
Now, this is my personal experiences with the game. Maybe others do not have the same experiences I do. And if that's the case I'm sorry. I did have a few other people try who had the same experiences as I did. This is nothing more than constructive criticism. Because I still must say, the controls work very well and that this really is a fantastic game.
09-11-2014, 05:14 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
How about the controls though ? How does it control ? Tap sides, tilt etc ?
09-11-2014, 05:16 AM
#9
Big fan of Faif. I hope they keep updating that game too. Will try this one for sure.
09-11-2014, 06:56 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 650
Tried the online version and it is so. hard.