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App description: ~~~.~~..~...
Busy your thumbs, clear your mind,
And journey to the West.
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Journey of 1000 Stars is essential arcade zen. Bounce on clouds, collect stars, and don't fall down. Collect your companions as you approach 50 stars, then your journey truly begins.

In the tradition of Flappy Bird there is no difficulty curve to crash into. After 50 stars the game doesn't get any harder, it just stays hard. Scale this cliff then pick your way carefully along its edge toward 1000. Stay calm. Stay attentive. Stay alive.

Daily statistics report your efforts, your triumphs, and your skill, to help you on your way. Right now I'm at 99*, but I hope to reach 100 before release. I'll see you out there on the path, on the long long journey of 1000.

1000 Stars is a semi-sequel to Cumulo Nimbers, the 2012 party favourite developed for the Toronto International Film Festival ComicsVsGames event and then exhibited around the world.

* The current human record is 99 stars, however testing by artificial intelligence has verified that 1000 stars can be collected reliably by a player of sufficient skill.

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Journey of 1000 Stars
Brought to you by:

Farbs (Card Hunter, Captain Forever, ROM CHECK FAIL)
Finji (Canabalt, Overland, Hundreds)

Music:
Big Giant Circles (Threes!, Puzzlejuice, Mass Effect 2)
Disasterpeace (Fez, Mini Metro, Hyper Light Drifter)
Flashygoodness (Beans Quest, Bean Dreams)

Art:
John Martz (A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories)
Heather Penn (Overland)

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Quotes:

"I want to know more."
- Matt Hall, Hipster Whale (Crossy Road)

"Super Cloudy Bouncer II 2016 Hyper++ Tournament Edition: This Time It's Personal"
- Carter Dotson, Touch Arcade

"...or the bleep-happy rainbow explosion of Cumulo Nimblers, these are games which feel like theyre designed for an audience of one, but which through their sheer force of personality connect with many more people than that."
- Paul Calaghan, RealTime Arts

"CUMULO NiMBLERS is the sorta game i would like to PLAYTHEPOOOUTTA! So cool, so adoptable, so ... Zen?"
- eric Hews, person who uses Pinterest

"Cumulo-Nimblers is seriously addictive and its theme music will burrow into your brain!"
- Toronto International Film Festival Nexus

"I defy you to play Cumulo Nimblers & not feel the waves of joy emanating from the screen. INSTANT HAPPY."
- @chris_tbev
04-02-2016, 06:08 AM
#2
Isn't Semi Secret anymore?
Is it now Finji, or Last Chance Media, or Jarrad Woods? Very confusing stuff.

I did not buy the game, btw.

04-03-2016, 08:46 AM
#3
This looks pretty cool. I'm buying now. Will post impressions soon

Last edited by J.R. Jalapeno; 04-03-2016 at 08:51 AM.
04-03-2016, 09:22 AM
#4
So it's hard as hell but I'm loving it. My high score is 12 and I broke a sweat. You're basically trying to catch stars by bouncing on clouds and not falling to your doom. Some stars unlock other AI players that go after the same stars you are. Frustrating when they steal your stars but you can bounce on them to stay alive so it's a catch 22. It can get confusing when there are multiple players bouncing all over the place but all mistakes are human error. The controls are tight.

With the people involved in making the game I'm surprised it's getting no attention.

And the Game Center bug is getting $&:/!$?&! old.

Last edited by J.R. Jalapeno; 04-03-2016 at 09:27 AM.
04-03-2016, 09:33 AM
#5
So the more AI dudes you unlock while playing seems to make the game easier because you have more crap to bounce on. New high score 14 😊. Baby steps
04-03-2016, 11:38 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 183
Fun game indeed but the game freezes when you exit to the home screen.
04-03-2016, 05:09 PM
#7
Yea they need to fix that but it's fine when you keep hitting replay.
04-04-2016, 12:24 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 848
Pretty entertaining
04-04-2016, 04:38 AM
#9
New high score 15. Lol. Hard ass game.
04-04-2016, 09:09 AM
#10
Just picked it up. I'll post my high score when I get a chance to play.

It's definitely cool. And very hard. After 4 or 5 games my best was 7 stars. (New high is 10)

When you and an enemy fall off the screen it seems like you should be able to bounce back up if you line up your arrow with his. I may just be doing it wrong, but if not, what's the use in showing your location off-screen?

Last edited by Anotherkellydown; 04-04-2016 at 12:10 PM.