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App description: A game about delivering pizza. In space.

Its time to fly. Beyond the doors of your struggling pizzeria. Beyond the neon-streaked skyline of the last great city. Beyond the stars themselves. Because there are hungry creatures out there in the cold expanse, waiting for a warm slice of Earths finest export. Dodge the worst the universe has to offer. Do it for the love of pizza. Do it for the tips. Do it because you are on time. Every time. Spacetime.

** Features **
Hours of endless gameplay across the expanse of space with precise tilt controls and simple one-touch actions
Dozens of unique upgrades. Soup up your ride with shields, weapon systems, and raw science
Build a pizza empire with over 75 outlandish pizza toppings to collect, from Action Figures to Zen Gardens

Pie in the Sky is a labor of love from the small, independent team of developers at Salty Croc. It features an original soundtrack by Blac Eagl.

In-App Purchase Information: Pie in the Sky contains fully optional and unobtrusive in-app purchases which we will never nag you into purchasing. These items are mostly cosmetic in nature, plus an optional Tip Doubler item.

PeteOzzy's comments:


03-30-2015, 09:13 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Completely and utterly love it. Paperboy, Drive and Blade Runner in one crazy retro beauty. Must have it!

03-30-2015, 09:31 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
Woah nice find Pete!

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
03-30-2015, 09:40 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 40
Hi guys! Developer here. Hope you all enjoy this as much as we've enjoyed putting it together. It's been a real labor of love. I'm here to answer any questions

Developer, SALTY CROC INTERACTIVE

Last edited by SaltyRyan; 03-30-2015 at 10:06 AM. Reason: Removed trailer since it's updated above
03-30-2015, 09:44 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,245
Looks cool, what does the iap involve?
03-30-2015, 09:50 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Looks cool, what does the iap involve?
Great question. Tried to keep it as minimal and non-invasive as possible. We viewed it more internally as a 'tip jar' than anything else. Two of the three IAPs are more or less cosmetic: a few extra toppings for your pizzas and a golden frame for your car. (I say more or less because most toppings offer small stat boosts, but they are all comparable to ones you can earn through normal gameplay. Frames are purely cosmetic.)


The third is effectively a coin doubler; crucially, the game is balanced to have a smooth progression without this item, but we put this in there for the lucky few among us who have more money than time

Developer, SALTY CROC INTERACTIVE
03-30-2015, 10:12 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Wow! I am in love with the trailer! This looks so good! I can't wait to play it. So, for $2.99, I'm guessing this is a "premium" game with just cosmetic IAPs and a coin doubler?

Last edited by NOEN; 03-30-2015 at 10:16 AM.
03-30-2015, 10:18 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOEN View Post
So, for $2.99, I'm guessing this is a "premium" game with just cosmetic IAPs and a coin doubler?
That is literally exactly the case. The game is a designed and built as a 100% complete experience if you never even look sideways at the IAP.

Developer, SALTY CROC INTERACTIVE
03-30-2015, 10:44 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltyRyan View Post
Great question. Tried to keep it as minimal and non-invasive as possible. We viewed it more internally as a 'tip jar' than anything else. Two of the three IAPs are more or less cosmetic: a few extra toppings for your pizzas and a golden frame for your car. (I say more or less because most toppings offer small stat boosts, but they are all comparable to ones you can earn through normal gameplay. Frames are purely cosmetic...
Though this does leave a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth, i'm more concerned about having tilt controls only, if i remember right from the upcoming thread. Can you confirm this, please?
If yes, i definitely need a few impressions of how good, better yet, how perfect they are. I lost any little leftover love for tilt controls last year...couldn't even explain why.

But i admit, Pete's mentioning Blade Runner-feeling and watching the video might be reason enough to gently strike the buy button.
03-30-2015, 10:55 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
If yes, i definitely need a few impressions of how good, better yet, how perfect they are. I lost any little leftover love for tilt controls last year...couldn't even explain why.
Yes, control of the ship is done through tilt control. This was something that was incredibly important to us to get right as early as possible in development. We found that there was a 'right' way to do tilt controls (Ridiculous Fishing is kind of the gold standard for this, in my opinion) and a 'wrong' way (actually exemplified by that game's clone, now that I think about it.)

I will leave it to someone else to endorse our implementation but I like to think we did right by it.

Developer, SALTY CROC INTERACTIVE