★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: Innovation arrives to the match-3 RPG genre! Welcome to the Chain-Action RPG "Phobos Children"!

GAMEPLAY

Enemy's orbs keep falling through the screen, and if they reach your team they will receive damage! Destroy the orbs just tapping over them anywhere on the screen to blow them up. If you destroy three orbs of the same color in a row, you will attack back the enemy!

Easy to play but fun and rewarding, you won't be able to leave until you get a perfect!

Keep recruiting new characters for your squad, and make them stronger. Help the main characters in their quest!

CHARACTERISTICS

- Action stages easy to play, difficult to master
- More than 100 characters to collect
- About 80 story missions on the first episode, and more to come!
- Weekly missions and events
- Score Attack mode, for hardcore players!
- Lots of rewards
- An engaging story that will bring you to a different world!
- Offline game available for Story Mode. No downtimes!

STORY

Year 2326. The I.S.S. Phobos, a space station orbiting around an extraterrestrial planet called "Saia", is suddenly attacked and evacuated. Lots of families get separated, hundreds remaining on the wrong side.

Twenty years after the "Phobos Incident", the humanity come back to Saia searching for what they lost. Reina Diaz-Tachibana, a young and promising soldier, is looking forward to fulfilling her mission, and also to find her family. But on her way she will make new friends, both AI and Saia people, who will change the way she understand the world.

The search for the truth is about to start. The year 2346 will change everything.
05-15-2017, 04:05 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 167
Will this be released in Australia.?
Even puzzle and dragons isn't out in Australia.

05-16-2017, 10:33 AM
#3
Hi jForsythe, my name is Daniel, developer of Phobos Children. We plan to release the game in other countries soon, probably in the next update. Australia and UK will be included

For everybody, looking forward to reading your impressions of the game! We can make this thread an AMA if you like, I'll answer any question about the game you may have. Also if you find any bug or have any suggestion, please let me know. We will try to solve any problem as soon as we can (we are a very small team but we will do our best!)

If you want more info, here is the link to the beta test thread. There, Tychaeus helped us a lot to explain the game (apart from his great feedback during the testing period):

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=299074

And her I'm posting some extra images we have prepared for the next update, they make better job explaining the game than the current ones:



We are preparing a new trailer as well, but it will take a bit longer. Hope that can pick your interest!

Finally, If you like the game, please rate it in the App Store (thank you!), and and follow us at @MiraiLabo in Twitter, we are using it as a main channel for communication. Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Daniel
phoboschildren.com
mirai-labo.com
05-16-2017, 12:41 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 495
Man, I have really enjoyed being involved with the process (however small that might have been) of bringing this great little gem to fruition and WHAT a great dev team! I am already anxiously awaiting the first event (Tokyo Assassins, I presume) to be released as it was the one piece of the game I had little time to put any real test play into.

I will be checking this forum pretty regularly as well so if anyone has any questions that I may help with as far as game mechanics/navigation definately feel free to ask as I am pretty comfortable with most of the systems and strategies at this point. Also as Daniel pointed out I have previously described some of the basics and what you can kind of expect from the game in the "upcoming ios games" TA forum of which there is a link posted above in Daniel's post. Happy space travels all!
Sid

Last edited by Tychaeus; 05-16-2017 at 12:46 PM.
05-17-2017, 07:13 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,532
Weird. I can't seem to find it in the Canadian App Store. I've tried everything but with no luck.

Searched the app name, your name Daniel, and even your developer name Mirai-Labo ��
05-17-2017, 08:41 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 495
Quote:
Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
Weird. I can't seem to find it in the Canadian App Store. I've tried everything but with no luck.

Searched the app name, your name Daniel, and even your developer name Mirai-Labo ��
Yeah, Its apparently not available in countries other than US and I think Japan. Just grab it from the US app store or wait for the first patch/update which they said is when they will be releasing it in other countries.
05-17-2017, 09:50 PM
#7
That's right, sorry... For the time being we are releasing only in the U.S, Japan an Spain; we want to make sure everything is fine before opening to other countries. We will do it soon, though, probably on the first update. Thanks for your interest anyways, hope you can wait a bit more!
05-18-2017, 02:13 AM
#8
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,141
Just downloaded and excited to try the game out! Looks interesting unsure what the IAPs will be as well if this is an online only game or not?
05-18-2017, 05:53 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 495
Quote:
Originally Posted by imdakine1 View Post
Just downloaded and excited to try the game out! Looks interesting unsure what the IAPs will be as well if this is an online only game or not?
The only IAP available is for "minerals," which are premium currency used to do a few things:
Summon higher rank rare heroes to recruit, refill your stamina which is used to play missions, to give you a continue or revive you if you die mid battle (kind of a waste, dont use it for this as its valuable stuff!), and finally to purchase extra storage slots for characters and pets (they help you level a character faster).
As for the online element. You do NOT have to be connected to play missions etc, but to access the variable daily missions, summon heroes from the gatcha draw, or be able to access limited time special events (I think at least) you nust have an internet connection. So only for certain specific elements which most of those elements can just be accessed later when you have internet access etc. nice huh? 🤓

By the way, they are VERY generous about giving the player many opportunities to snatch some nice lootz. Many ways to obtain free "mineral" currency. I recommend hitting the + symbol on the bottom left corner of the main screen (where you see your lead hero and all the gameplay options). The help or game tips section briefly tells you how and where to take advantage of these things. One that might be less obvious right away is a game play option/area (bottom right on main screen) called something like "town" or some such. Go there, tap the "data" text in top left area and select character collection. You get special rewards for collecting certain groups of heroes and level excel animals. Bah, might as well just post it here: also if you complete missions with a "perfect," you get special additional one time rewards like mineral, level upgrade animals, some side story heroes (usually of the better premium draw rank), or a bigger than usual pile of credits. There are 14 chapters each with 6-8 or so missions each, look at the bottom of the story chapters section and tap "perfect completion prizes." You can get one time only lootz for completing all missions in a chapter with a perfect and a super special reward for completing every single mission available with a perfect. If you dont get anperfect you still get rewards, so you can always go back if you fail to get a perfect 👽

Please feel free to reach out if you have need of help with anything else....i know this shiz inside and out! 😜

Uuuuh...just noticed ur name...."imdakine1." As in you are a kind person ooooor.....nooo...noway you are THE DOG, THE BIG BAD DaAWWWG....the hallway monitor!? Are ya? 😆

Last edited by Tychaeus; 05-18-2017 at 05:56 AM.
05-18-2017, 09:29 PM
#10
imdakine1, yes, as Tychaeus said the game is playable offline. You will need connection to play the events, daily missions and to draw the gacha. Also, from next update, you will need connection to receive Daily Rewards (connection rewards).

The only IAP are "minerals", the hard currency of the game. Tychaeus explained hoy you can use them nicely.

Let me know if you have any other question!