★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: ----- Overview -----

Steelbound Sky is a game which combines the intricacy of traditional shoot 'em ups with a contemporary control scheme. Players must guard the town under siege from the surrounding waves of enemies and their projectiles. Mastering control of the wind streams is the only way to defend the town and defeat the hoards of enemies.

-Use simple touch gestures to create wind streams that manipulate enemy and projectile movement. Have a fresh take on playing the bullet hell genre!
-Eight levels and dozens of enemy types that encourages mastery of new gaming skills.
-Hundreds of challenging enemy patterns to memorise and persevere through.
-Unlock powerful new abilities and learn to use them together to take full control of the skies.
-Unlock new game modes: Endless Mode, Boss Rush and Guardian Mode!

NO IN APP PURCHASES! Pay Once and Play!

----- Articles & Commentaries -----

"Steelbound Sky by Witherwood Studios is a fresh new take on the traditional shoot-em-up genre. If you love those arcade shooters, but have wanted some different gameplay for the genre, then look no further than Steelbound Sky."

-AppAdvice

"It's a great mechanic and it provides immediate, exciting and tense experience with tons of last seconds moments where you are the brink of death but you still make it out alive. It's really cool and gives you a great feeling of accomplishment every time you beat a level."

-GamingReviews

witherwood's comments:

Steelbound Sky

Witherwood Studios
Genres: Games Arcade Action
$1.99 USD

"Playing this game was a like seeing what would happen if Fruit Ninja and Gradius had a baby."
-2P.com

UPDATE VERSION 2.0 NOW RELEASED!



FULL LIST OF UPDATE INFORMATION:

http://www.steelboundsky.com/#!version-info/ruydx


--- OVERVIEW ---

Rather than trying to retro fit analog controls unto a screen, Steelbound Sky uses it's devices to it's strength. Traditional SHMUP Games require precision, timing, memorization, patience and determination; Physical controls allowed that to be possible. This game brings back those challenges but on touch devices. It's a unique experience that is fun, addictive, retro while modern and ultimately a breath of fresh air to the tried and tested Shoot'em up genre.

NO IN APP PURCHASES! Pay Once and Play!

----- ARTICLES & COMMENTARIES -----

"Steelbound Sky by Witherwood Studios is a fresh new take on the traditional shoot-em-up genre. If you love those arcade shooters, but have wanted some different gameplay for the genre, then look no further than Steelbound Sky."

-AppAdvice

"It's a great mechanic and it provides immediate, exciting and tense experience with tons of last seconds moments where you are the brink of death but you still make it out alive. It's really cool and gives you a great feeling of accomplishment every time you beat a level."

-GamingReviews

"It takes the multitasking in a game like this to a whole new level but one that I never found overly frustrating."

-Tyler Burton Reviews

"I really like the idea of a bullet hell shooter that's more defensive in nature. And hey, it's a buck 99 I've paid more for less. If you got 2 dollars to kill and a masochistic b**** for progress halting difficulty, hey, give it a shot."

-TAB REVIEWS



Supported Devices:
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPhone4
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen
  • iPad Pro

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 133MB

02-28-2016, 09:21 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
This actually looks pretty unique.

02-29-2016, 12:50 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOEN View Post
This actually looks pretty unique.
why thankyou! I think there are so many great shmups but not many of which take advantage of their hardware. I hope this game can appeal to people in that regard.
02-29-2016, 07:13 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 50
The Press release is live!

Press Release
03-01-2016, 09:20 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 896
Is the game universal? Cool contest but tough time schedule for us in Hawaii... Good luck with da game as it looks sweet! Aloha...
03-01-2016, 05:57 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 50
imdakine1,

Yes the game is universal! It should be 1 download for both iPad and iPhone devices!
03-01-2016, 06:30 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 896
Thanks for the code! I'm going to DL it when I get back home tonight from the beach! Aloha and can't wait to try it!!!!
03-01-2016, 08:01 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Here and there (but not everywhere)
Posts: 234
Would the game run on the iPhone 3GS? (Just curious as I have an iPhone 3GS but mainly use my 4s instead)
03-01-2016, 08:14 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by imdakine1 View Post
Thanks for the code! I'm going to DL it when I get back home tonight from the beach! Aloha and can't wait to try it!!!!
Hey, how was that question posted on an hour divisible by 4? Lol.

This game does look unique. Are there relative touch controls (for movement in addition to the wind manipulation)?

Edit: Opps.. I should post that at midnight.

Last edited by anthony78; 03-01-2016 at 08:38 PM.
03-01-2016, 10:22 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 896
Interesting game. The tutorial provides a good overview of the game and teaches you the importance of the single swipe control. Learning to do short and quick swipes to control the wind and defeat enemies was surprisingly addicting. If say the controls are easily an 8/10 as sometimes when trying to do so many quick swipes I ended up not getting to create my desired wind defense or attack depending on how you view the action.

The sound and music are spot on for the game as well as it reminds me of old school arcade upbeat music with a bit of techno to keep things pumped up action.

I haven't gotten far enough to know what variety the games gas fit backgrounds of towns to defend but so far so good!

Congrats to the developers with this launch!