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iPhone: iGuardian on appstore

10-01-2009, 05:16 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 13
iGuardian on appstore

Hi,

My game iGuardian (vertical 2d shooter) just went on sale on the app store.
If you like oldskool 90's shooters check it out if you like.






More screenshots and information available at:
http://www.iphone-games.be/iPhone.html
or (appstore link)
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=331544074&mt=8

new update 1.1(already submitted to app store) will contain global highscore functionality.
You can submit your highscore via your iPhone/iPod and compare it with other players worldwide.
Compete to be the best iGuardian player in the world.

regards

Erwin Jansen
10-01-2009, 06:04 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
This game would've looked good in the early - mid 90s.

This may be a great game as far as gameplay and content, but there is a certain expectation these days regarding graphics as well. The backgrounds look too low-rez, and the units not much better. Is this a port of an older game or a brand new one?

10-02-2009, 12:01 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 4,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by eugekava View Post
This game would've looked good in the early - mid 90s.

This may be a great game as far as gameplay and content, but there is a certain expectation these days regarding graphics as well. The backgrounds look too low-rez, and the units not much better. Is this a port of an older game or a brand new one?
Your expectations maybe. Personally I think the graphics look pretty good, and there are a lot of threads on this forum about games that have 80's / 90's looking graphics where people comment about how they like the retro look. Don't make generalizations simply based on your perception.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
10-02-2009, 12:05 PM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by erwin jansen View Post
Hi,

My game iGuardian (vertical 2d shooter) just went on sale on the app store.
If you like oldskool 90's shooters check it out if you like.






More screenshots and information available at:
http://www.iphone-games.be/iPhone.html
or (appstore link)
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=331544074&mt=8

new update 1.1(already submitted to app store) will contain global highscore functionality.
You can submit your highscore via your iPhone/iPod and compare it with other players worldwide.
Compete to be the best iGuardian player in the world.

regards

Erwin Jansen
It looks interesting to me (I like the old-school sprite design), but I would love to see some gameplay video.
10-02-2009, 12:22 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 4,040
I definitely think I'm going to have to check this one out. Erwin, how would you say the "bullet madness" level is. Can you skillfully dodge a good percentage of attacks, or is it the type of thing where it's not a matter of "if" you get hit, but "when" you get hit? Also, do enemies come in formations like 1942 or are the bad guys just random?

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
10-02-2009, 01:06 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 13
about dodging bullits..
your biggest worries are enemy rockets, there are quit a lot of them.
But you can avoid them with a little bit of praticing skills

about the graphics.. I know they are not state of the art 3D looking graphics but thats not what i had in mind creating the game.

regards

Erwin
10-02-2009, 01:07 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 13
ooh pointoflight,

the majority of the attacks are formations.
minor percentage is random (i just like random , otherwise you know where all enemies are comming from)
10-02-2009, 01:11 PM
#8
I think it looks good Erwin

What I've found mostly is summed up to an equasion when dealing with the iDevice: top of the line, 3D graphics=crap gameplay. Not always, but predominately. Keep up the good work,

Richard
10-04-2009, 02:55 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 13
Hi,

for those who want to get an impression of the gameplay, I've inserted a video i made.
It's really bad quality but i hope you get an impression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZYXseUIGzM

regards
10-04-2009, 02:57 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,396
I embedded for those who are lazy also to do it yourself you can do this

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