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App description: In 1901 ( Earth Time ) alien Selenites hives were discovered infesting Federation star systems.

Fortunately the Selenites were almost wiped out within the year by the common cold virus.

For centuries they have been intent on revenge for what they claim was a biological attack.

They have now launched a full invasion. Your mission is to destroy as many Selenite fighters as you can.

Selenites destroy our starbases by first surrounding them on four sides.

At that point the starbase is doomed, unless you get there first...

Included languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Japanese.

Touch controls:
Finger on lower left of screen to steer starfighter
Finger on lower right of screen to fire photon weapon
Use the icon menu to select views, speed, and other options (Quit, etc.)

Important: This is a classic retro style arcade space combat simulator - Selenites do not exist and you are not in command of a real starfighter!

This is an Indie game inspired by classics such as Star Trek, Elite, Star Raiders, etc.. If you like this game then please rate, review it and don't forget to tell your friends about it! :)

Feedback from players:

"Fantastic! A+++++"

"I am having a blast switching back and forth. You freaken nailed it. The way the fighter and the aiming behaves from the front as opposed to the back.

Nailed it!

Honestly I say buy it. It's damn fun. I love it. I decided to play this morning and when I looked up again over an hour had passed. I didn't even realize I was playing for that long. "

"Full of retro space battle goodness"

"Just the name suggests it is a perfect retro arcade game , a great time killer. Easy to learn and play but hard to master. I strongly suggest this game, hope to see more."

"Out of this world explosions! Love it!!!"

"I have an old phone and even on that this game plays great! Loads of explosions, your photon weapon can also hit enemy photons coming your way - Amazing! Reminds me of classic games such as Elite or Star Raiders."

"Why 5 Stars? It's a fun game inspired by games from our childhood. You are all alone in a 2 person fighter and against all the odds you must defend the galaxy and starbases against a horde of enemy fighters intending to destroy everything. The game is actually really well done and was very easy to get into. There are 3 modes of play. Training mode is easy mode. In this mode you basically defend your starbases and engage the enemy fighters. You can choose to turn off your computer and autopilot and have the game become way more challenging. You have to navigate your ship in hyperspace and dodge asteroids as well as manage your shields and energy. You also, while in a sector must engage enemies in front AND back of the ship and the controls react the way they would in a real environment. It's really awesome! It's the best $1 I've spent. Thank you dev for a great time. The dev is also active and is going to add options for the controls in upcoming updates."

"This game is so good. The action starts straight away. Loads of explosions and effects. It looks like a cross between Atari Star Raiders and the classic Elite. Everything is super smooth with no slowdown, even with loads going on. Recommended!"

SinisterSoft's comments:
RetroStar - An arcade space combat simulator

In 1901 (Earth-time) alien Selenites hives were discovered infesting Federation star systems. Fortunately, the Selenites were almost wiped out within the year by the common cold virus.

For centuries they have been intent on revenge for what they claim was a biological attack. They have now launched a full invasion. Your mission is to destroy as many Selenite fighters as you can.

Selenites destroy our starbases by first surrounding them on four sides. At that point the starbase is doomed, unless you get there first...

RetroStar is a 3D arcade videogame from SinisterSoft. The game was created by Anthony Ball, although Anthony has been making games since the late 80s this is his first 3D game.

The game took only six weeks to code, but originated as a demo to check the speed of the Gideros mobile development system about four years ago. I recently showed one of my other games at an event and a couple of people were interested in how I programmed it, I showed them Gideros and the RetroStar demo it grew a bigger crowd than the game I was showing so I decided to make it into a full game! says Anthony.

I wanted to create something that is a blend of old style low-poly 3D, a traditional 2D arcade shoot-em-up pace and 1970s cinematic space sci-fi explosions. An odd mix, but I think I succeeded!

The game will be shown in the Indie section of the Play Expo, Manchester on the 14/15th October.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1271050465

Also available for your friends who have Android:
Play: http://play.google.com/store/apps/de...soft.retrostar
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/and...soft.retrostar


10-06-2017, 07:25 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,292
Just picked it up, nice old skool style shooter. Quite tricky at first but loving the effects/graphics. Good for another name from the 80's to be making iOS games.

Look forward to seeing the dev at Play Expo

10-06-2017, 07:45 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Preston, UK
Posts: 16
I'm glad you like it - will see you at the Play Expo!
10-06-2017, 08:46 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by SinisterSoft View Post
I'm glad you like it - will see you at the Play Expo!
I like it too, but I think that must be a picture of player ship, in the game intro or elsewhere in the game. To enhance the immersion sensation. Or you can post the picture here for us fans of your game...
10-06-2017, 08:54 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Preston, UK
Posts: 16
Ahh - I see what you mean. I haven't done a model for that yet though. Was planning on doing for the first major update when I add 'Damage Control'. If it becomes popular then I'll add trading, etc to make it more depth (like Elite, etc).
10-06-2017, 08:55 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Preston, UK
Posts: 16
I'll post an image here first though, when I've done the model.
10-06-2017, 03:44 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by SinisterSoft View Post
I'll post an image here first though, when I've done the model.
Great news!!! Overall the elite thing 😜👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
10-06-2017, 09:40 PM
#8
Oh I am so playing this.

I've always wanted someone to make a game like my favorite game I played as a kid.

Hell yeah Dev!

I'll be back after I've played for a bit.

Billy
10-06-2017, 09:54 PM
#9
Ok one or two suggestions so far. I got an emergency from starfleet but on the map it doesn't say which starbase is in trouble. There were several that I think had enemy near them but I wasn't sure. Once a base is destroyed can you leave some reckage there and on the map so I can atleast get some revenge? The games difficulty is really tough. I know it's supposed to be but maybe we could have different settings where it's slightly less aggressive? Only slightly. I don't want it too easy even in another mode.

I'm really liking this game and I've only played it for a little bit. Definitely buy this one guys and gals. It's absolutely fun!!

I like the controls too btw dev. You should put a reverse setting though. I guarantee people will request it.

This game is EXACTLY why I love Touch Arcade. I would have never seen this game. It's just awesome!

Billy

Last edited by LordShad0wz; 10-06-2017 at 10:17 PM.
10-06-2017, 10:15 PM
#10
Im getting a bit of a Star Raiders vibe from this game! Very cool!