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App description: Starsceptre Infinite chances to save the Galaxy

Exclusive debut only on iPhone & iPad!

Starsceptre is a classic retro shoot em up with a twist. Its power lies in a unique gyroscopic tilting control system, creating a new genre of games we call Tilt 'n' shoot-em-up (#tiltnshmup). Instead of using on-screen joysticks, youll use your body to steer your spaceship, tilting and shooting your way through the levels in a game thatll push your piloting skills to the extreme.

Looking like one of those 8bit or 16 bit pixel games you loved as a kid, you'll relive 80s & 90s arcade memories on the go via your iPhone or iPad. And like all the classics, this game is easy to play, but difficult to master.

From high speed dodging to pixel-precise control, your nerves and reactions will be tested to their limits. And what arcade game is complete without repeatedly hammering the fire button? Tap the screen to shoot anyway you like double handed, strumming fingers, one handed its up to you!

The Starsceptre itself is a legend that only the few still believe in but in the wrong hands its power is truly terrifying. It grants the wielder the power to right wrongs, bending time so you can try to complete the game again and again without ever dying.

For centuries the Draxses have conquered planets, stripping them of precious resources and enslaving their occupants, but now a new weapon has made them virtually unstoppable. Only the Starsceptre has the power to stop the Draxses. And they want it!

Playing as Ensign Rook, you awake suddenly in the cockpit of your Starfighter to find your short-term memory missing as you float amongst the shattered halves of your home planet.

Accompanied only by Onalee, a mysterious stowaway on your ship who wields the Starsceptre, you must battle your way to defeating the Draxses.

Can you stop other planets from suffering the same fate?
06-18-2017, 05:48 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2012
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TiltnShmup 😎

I'm all 4 other control options tho it does seem like i'm about to have fun in the Devs OriGinal creation

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06-18-2017, 06:44 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7lilwhitewolf7 View Post
TiltnShmup 😎

I'm all 4 other control options tho it does seem like i'm about to have fun in the Devs OriGinal creation
Tilt only? If yes, it's a no go for me.
06-18-2017, 09:19 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,298
I guess I would stop asking about controller support...pass

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06-19-2017, 02:23 AM
#5
Looks cool. Please add MFi controller support!!

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Developer of Lander Hero and Lander Hero: Training Mission
06-24-2017, 07:26 AM
#6
I'll just leave this here...

I'm biased (I know) but having spent time building the tilt system to work the best it can, I thought I'd share this little video I made showing how it really plays. By the way it is hard at first, but then like all new things, learning a new skill becomes rewarding. Anyway I talk too much, check out the video:
https://youtu.be/DtDvO7CZcHk
06-24-2017, 09:10 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 439
Well, I like the look of the tilt control. Sorry to say I don't like the look of the constant thumb mashing. I realise it's authentic but I need auto-fire these days.
06-24-2017, 10:58 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 110
Need normal control and i buy it, for now just wait here☹️
06-24-2017, 01:15 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,600
I saw this mentioned on Twitter. What's really cool about this game is that it was developed on an iPad using Codea by a guy who had a long daily train ride to work. This is the future I want to live in.

Here's the full story: https://m.imore.com/starsceptre-ios-game-was-entirely-coded-ipad

Last edited by klink; 06-24-2017 at 03:43 PM.
Yesterday, 04:56 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 133
Autofire and "normal controls", please!