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App description: Plunge into the deep abyss of the world of storm zone to experience arcade gaming with breath taking views and striking attention to detail. Equipped with an arsenal of hi-tech weapons, prepare to be teleported to another dimension of reality.

Storm zone will take you to the next helm of competitive gaming. As you walk through the walls looking for the opponent who is doomed, storm zone lets you strategize and execute the well-known first person arcade platform.

Your endeavors are recorded for you to marvel at your skills! Add a video note after an exceptional feat with a live commentary. Share the video on your friends wall and see if they can match your skills. After all what is gaming without a bit of competition.

Key Features-
Built on top of iOS Metal for outstanding graphics quality and performance.
Stunning maps with explicit attention to detail.
An arsenal of weapons ranging from classic to Sci-Fi to battle the ever-evolving enemy.
Give a video commentary on your moves and share it on your friends wall.
Win upgrades to gain an edge over your opponents.
Fully compatible with all iOS platforms.
Smooth and hassle free interface with easy upgrades.
05-27-2015, 05:45 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 810
Too bad it is ios 8.1 only...

I've stopped looking for other third person shooters as soon as rockstar released Gta series on ios.
I honestly see no point in releasing other non-multiplayer third person shooters on ios if we have dedicated Rockstar lol

05-27-2015, 06:08 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenan2000 View Post
Too bad it is ios 8.1 only...

I've stopped looking for other third person shooters as soon as rockstar released Gta series on ios.
I honestly see no point in releasing other non-multiplayer third person shooters on ios if we have dedicated Rockstar lol
Multiplayer is in development for it, about 70% done and coming in an update.
As it stands its arena based anyway so it is a series of multiplayer like matches so nothing remotely like GTA at all.
AI seems good enough so far and it seems to offer as much cash as you want through opt in video ads or earning in match.
It offers a reasonable degree of entertainment so far.
Could do with some bug fixing at this stage but earning seems very balanced and environments are pretty decent, it is Unity after all, from what I've tried and the AI is holding up quite well until a multiplayer update is ready.
05-27-2015, 07:36 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 810
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip73 View Post
Multiplayer is in development for it, about 70% done and coming in an update.
As it stands its arena based anyway so it is a series of multiplayer like matches so nothing remotely like GTA at all.
AI seems good enough so far and it seems to offer as much cash as you want through opt in video ads or earning in match.
It offers a reasonable degree of entertainment so far.
Could do with some bug fixing at this stage but earning seems very balanced and environments are pretty decent, it is Unity after all, from what I've tried and the AI is holding up quite well until a multiplayer update is ready.
Are there ragdoll physics?
05-27-2015, 08:37 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 594
It has potential but it's kind of lame as is. It feels completely unfinished. First off, the lack of any type of single player campaign is a huge disappointment and almost feels like they only know how to make half a game. Like they can figure out how to make the combat work, but don't know how to turn that into an actual game. I get that the point of it is "arena combat" but the lack of a campaign feels like a cop out. The controls aren't the most responsive, and when on rooftops you can only aim down to a certain limit, making it almost impossible to pick people off from above. The graphics are ok, but I don't think advertising that it uses Metal is doing any good, because it certainly doesn't look any better than other non-Metal games. And frame drops and freezes on an iPhone 6 don't help make this game a very good example of the benefits of Metal. Also, the camera needs work, there are times when my character is up against a wall, but the camera is behind it. No bueno. I dunno, when I found this thread I got super excited because I love 3rd person shooters, but I was let down pretty harshly the moment I fired it up. It needs a LOT of work, and I honestly don't think it's anywhere close to being ready for release.
05-27-2015, 09:33 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenan2000 View Post
Too bad it is ios 8.1 only...

I've stopped looking for other third person shooters as soon as rockstar released Gta series on ios.
I honestly see no point in releasing other non-multiplayer third person shooters on ios if we have dedicated Rockstar lol
Yup. If games aren't supporting iOS 7.0 still, I can't support them because that's what my device runs. But hope the best for this in the future!
05-27-2015, 02:07 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grimstone82 View Post
It has potential but it's kind of lame as is. It feels completely unfinished. First off, the lack of any type of single player campaign is a huge disappointment and almost feels like they only know how to make half a game. Like they can figure out how to make the combat work, but don't know how to turn that into an actual game. I get that the point of it is "arena combat" but the lack of a campaign feels like a cop out. The controls aren't the most responsive, and when on rooftops you can only aim down to a certain limit, making it almost impossible to pick people off from above. The graphics are ok, but I don't think advertising that it uses Metal is doing any good, because it certainly doesn't look any better than other non-Metal games. And frame drops and freezes on an iPhone 6 don't help make this game a very good example of the benefits of Metal. Also, the camera needs work, there are times when my character is up against a wall, but the camera is behind it. No bueno. I dunno, when I found this thread I got super excited because I love 3rd person shooters, but I was let down pretty harshly the moment I fired it up. It needs a LOT of work, and I honestly don't think it's anywhere close to being ready for release.
It does need a substantial amount of bug fixing.
Not bothered about any single player campaign element personally as it's not really what I'm looking for at the moment in this type of game, so the "arena" play suits me.
It's the unresponsiveness of the controls that needs work and the camera perspective when your near walls.
My character gets stuck in spot at re spawn quit a bit as well.

The basics are definitely there and I think the environments are pretty good.
Metal doesn't quite have the result people seem to think it does graphically, it's not quite just a method of making a game look better but it does offer that option of more effects, it more so should make a game run better (generally but not all the time).
I think with a bit of work it could live up to its potential but it definitely needs some more bug fixes before it gets multiplayer as an option.
If the responsiveness of the controls, the stuck at re spawn point and the wall covering your view when your character is close to it were fixed, it'd be a reasonably good option.

It's not in Shadowgun or Modern Combat territory but I could see a level of enjoyment if the bugs were fixed.
And everything seems easy enough to earn through opt in videos and just playing so hopefully they'll sort it out.
At the moment I'd say Captain Strike offers a more complete option but it's pretty iap heavy by comparison to this model.
I believe an update with a big overhaul to environments and UI is incoming for that soon enough though.

If the dev of this one throws in some of those bug fixes and an extra layer of polish, I think it should reach its potential.
I do like the underlying elements, just too unfinished right now.
(And if the dev happens to be reading, don't be discouraged, it has definite potential and the criticisms are not meant in a harsh way just some feedback for areas of improvement, throw in some more work and ye will be on to a good thing. I would definitely like to see it fulfill the potential it has in the underlying structure. And best of luck with it)

Last edited by Rip73; 05-27-2015 at 02:18 PM.
05-30-2015, 04:10 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenan2000 View Post
Too bad it is ios 8.1 only...

I've stopped looking for other third person shooters as soon as rockstar released Gta series on ios.
I honestly see no point in releasing other non-multiplayer third person shooters on ios if we have dedicated Rockstar lol
funny, guess you can stop looking for new generations of apps from now on, eh?
06-26-2015, 02:33 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
We are listening !

Thanks all for amazing inputs and feedback. We were stuck updating the game due to issues with Apple iTunes connect. We had to release an update under a new name to get around the delays . A lot of fixes are in the new one Named "Storm Zone Arenas". Also comes with easy way to unlock all arenas. Your feedback is incredibly valuable and we will soon release a multiplayer as well as campaign update !

Special thanks to Rip73 For such a detailed and constructive input !

Stay Tuned !
06-26-2015, 02:34 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks for a great feedback. We highly appreciate it . We have a new update under the name Storm Zone Arenas on iTunes connect.

-DreamBits Team