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App description: Captain Temporium is a classic fast paced shoot 'em all up style arcade game. 

An evil time traveling empire has altered the fabric of time by invading contemporary history. They've taken over our technological achievements, starting with the dawn of flight. Captain Temporium is the last remaining pilot of the temporal air force. She desperately fights the enemy wherever she finds them in the skies from the early 20th century and on into the future.

Now only you can save our history and future. Take control of her time machine and fight the endless onslaught!


Gameplay hints:

Fire your weapon wisely it may overheat and needs cooling then.
Defend yourself with the shields but always watch out that you dont run out of shield energy!
Collect parachutes to get new shield energy, weapon improvements, cooling improvements, fuel for the afterburner, bonus lives or bonus score.
Afterburner might help to escape enemy bullets or to get a parachute before it disappears.
Dont fire at the parachutes!
Watch out! The enemy could be hidden by the clouds, dont run into it!
Cloud cover will increase at higher levels and overall visibility will get worse.
Some enemies need more hits than others. Some will fire missiles at you.
The boss at the end of each level can be huge, really huge! It takes many hits to kill each boss.
Try to ram the with your shields if you still have plenty of shield energy left.
Overall speed and number of enemies increases with each new level.
Use the few slower levels at the beginning to collect as many parachutes as possible.
Keep the main menu open and watch the AI vs AI battles to learn how the AI plays the game.

Boardumb's comments:


11-23-2016, 12:35 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 458
Now what is this? Tempted to pick this one up...

11-24-2016, 11:26 AM
#3
Took the plunge.

Super infuriating controls and unforgiving gameplay. You shoot your little pewpew at the other planes and then crash into them and die.

Not really finding any real sense of progression so far, I'll keep playing for a bit and see what happens.
11-24-2016, 05:31 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,302
I'm finding this fun. You have to survive for a little bit and balloons appear providing powerups (so far a triple spread gun). Powerups stay with the plane until you die. You get 5 lives and then the game is over. I made it to the 2nd mission which was 1940s, so I can see that this will get cooler as I play. So far, it's a fun little fly n shoot (not really a schmup in the defined sense). I'd recommend it for $2.
11-25-2016, 02:00 AM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,505
Nice, it looks like the old Time Pilot arcade game but in steroids! I used to love that game.
11-25-2016, 10:25 AM
#6
Hello, I’m the developer of it. It looks like I have to add hints to the game – sorry my fault.

Hints:

• Fire your weapon wisely – it may overheat and needs cooling then.
• Defend yourself with the shields but always watch out that you don’t run out of shield energy!
• Collect parachutes to get new shield energy, weapon improvements, cooling improvements, fuel for the afterburner, bonus lives or bonus score.
• Afterburner might help to escape enemy bullets or to get a parachute before it disappears.
• Don’t fire at the parachutes!
• Watch out! The enemy could be hidden by the clouds, don’t run into it!
• Cloud cover will increase at higher levels and overall visibility will get worse.
• Some enemies need more hits than others. Some will fire missiles at you.
• The boss at the end of each level can be huge, really huge! It takes many hits to kill each boss.
• Try to ram the with your shields if you still have plenty of shield energy left.
• Overall speed and number of enemies increases with each new level.
• Use the few slower levels at the beginning to collect as many parachutes as possible. (Especially Level 2)

Keep the main menu open for a few seconds and watch the AI vs AI battle to learn how the AI plays the game.

Game: Captain Temporium Game: Newton's Dice HD App: WOTA: U-Boat Compass

Upcoming Subsim: WOTA Wolves of the Atlantic (WWII U-Boat simulation – iOS, Mac/PC/Linux)
Newest WOTA-Newsletter: STATE OF THE GAME
11-25-2016, 10:52 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,262
How are the on screen controls done? I absolutely loved time pilot so this game is right up my alley.

Billy
11-26-2016, 01:01 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordShad0wz View Post
How are the on screen controls done? I absolutely loved time pilot so this game is right up my alley.

Billy
The screen is split in two halves: one touch zone to steer the jet and the other one to trigger fire and shields.

– just drop your finger anywhere on the control touch zone and drag it left/right to rotate the jet.

– to activate afterburner move your finger into the upper part of the control touch zone

– In the settings menu you can flip touch zones between left handed and right handed and adjust the sensitivity.

– the touch zone for fire and shields is split into three sections:
lower: fire only
middle: fire & shields
upper: shields only


Game: Captain Temporium Game: Newton's Dice HD App: WOTA: U-Boat Compass

Upcoming Subsim: WOTA Wolves of the Atlantic (WWII U-Boat simulation – iOS, Mac/PC/Linux)
Newest WOTA-Newsletter: STATE OF THE GAME
11-26-2016, 08:05 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 274
Time Pilot!!
11-26-2016, 12:14 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,262
Ok,

I went and bought it last night.

I spent the last hour playing the game. Adjusting the sensitivity. Messing with it. Playing and playing. I simply cannot play well with the controls. I can't. It's more frustrating than fun the way it's set up. The best way for me that lets me last more than 15 seconds is having the sensitivity up all the way. No matter what I still end up having to slide my finger out of position.

Why can't we have a analog joystick that we can make static?

I want to like this game as I love the concept I'm just really really really having a hard time with it.

Billy