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Leonardo DaVinci was revered for his technical ingenuity and love of engineering. During his lifetime, he managed to produce some 13,000 pages of diagrams, drawings, and notes which combined art and science. He devised many contraptions and engineering wonders ahead of his time, and many which could not be built with the materials and science of the day, including hydraulic pumps, crank mechanisms, and even a steam cannon.

Many of his drawings of machines and contraptions contained missing elements, as if he had not fully developed the drawings and schematics. It is said he purposely left certain items out, or put in parts that would not work, in order to prevent it from being used in harmful ways.

In keeping with the theme, we present DaVinci's Secret Machines, a unique puzzle game in which your goal is to complete the 'machines' and achieve the objectives of the game's levels.

Featuring:

- 30 initial unique levels, with more on the way

- Physics engine providing realistic results for the game items

- OpenFeint connectivity to save your high scores, and compare with your friends and others playing

- Achievements to unlock

- Facts about Leonardo da Vinci's life and accomplishments. Learn things you never knew before.

- Hours of challenging fun

- Amazing graphics

- Great music featuring tracks by Purple Planet Music (with the ability to play your own as well!)

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Prab's comments:
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Leonardo DaVinci was revered for his technical ingenuity and love of engineering. During his lifetime, he managed to produce some 13,000 pages of diagrams, drawings, and notes which combined art and science. He devised many contraptions and engineering wonders ahead of his time, and many which could not be build with the materials and science of the day, including hydraulic pumps, crank mechanisms, and even a steam cannon.

Many of his drawings of machines and contraptions contained missing elements, as if he had not fully developed the drawings and schematics. It is said he purposely left certain items out, or put in parts that would not wor, in order to prevent it from being used in harmful ways.

In keeping with the theme, we present DaVinci's Secret MAchines, a unique puzzle game in which your goal is to complete the 'machines' and achieve the objectives of the game's levels.

Featuring:
- 30 initial unique levels, with more on the way
- Physics engine providing realistic results for the game items
- OpenFeint connectivity to save your high scores, and compare with your friends and others playing
- Achievements to unlock
- Facts about Leonardo da Vinci's life and accomplishments. Learn things you never knew before.
- Hours of challenging fun
- Amazing graphics
- Great music featuring tracks by Purple Planet Music (with the ability to play your own as well!)
- Free updates (like the upcoming level editor to create and share your own levels!)
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11-04-2009, 11:07 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,396
You really wanted to make the thread didn't you?

You can contact me @ Skyye06@gmail.com

11-04-2009, 11:11 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: SG
Posts: 3,549
lol. Of course!!

Anyway, Intro price $0.99 until 8 Nov

Crystal, OpenFeint, Plus+, Disc Drivin: Prab | Game Center: PrabSG
11-04-2009, 11:13 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 1,612
Wow - that was really fast, didnt the dev just submit the game a couple days ago?

Playing: FIFA 12 Monster Island Quarrel Deluxe FIFA Superstars Fix-It-Up
Waiting For: Trenches 2, Ultra Kid, Car Jack Streets 2, Star Command
Plus+, Game Center, Open Feint, Crystal, Gameloft Live: jecebn
11-04-2009, 11:16 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Looks very good. Love the background of one of Da Vinci's diagrams. The graphics style looks to match.
11-04-2009, 11:16 PM
#6
Much appreciated. We had submitted last Sunday, but wanted to be cautious about releasing the submission date.

Thanks for the enthusiasm, everyone. Support your (not so) local indie developers and help them create better and better stuff.

Already working on improvements and enhancements for DaVinci, plus a game-to-be-named-later

AbovegroundDan / @AbovegroundDan on Twitter
Developer Extraordinaire
Aboveground Systems
http://www.aboveground.com
11-04-2009, 11:18 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 1,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbovegroundDan View Post
Much appreciated. We had submitted last Sunday, but wanted to be cautious about releasing the submission date.

Thanks for the enthusiasm, everyone. Support your (not so) local indie developers and help them create better and better stuff.

Already working on improvements and enhancements for DaVinci, plus a game-to-be-named-later
congrats on the release Dan - this was an instant purchase for me

Playing: FIFA 12 Monster Island Quarrel Deluxe FIFA Superstars Fix-It-Up
Waiting For: Trenches 2, Ultra Kid, Car Jack Streets 2, Star Command
Plus+, Game Center, Open Feint, Crystal, Gameloft Live: jecebn
11-04-2009, 11:21 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
This was an instant buy for me too. Will share my impressions once I spend some time with it.
11-04-2009, 11:23 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: SG
Posts: 3,549
Appshopper not updated yet, so I manually added the AppStore description in the first post.

The game has OpenFeint! and a level editor is upcoming

Crystal, OpenFeint, Plus+, Disc Drivin: Prab | Game Center: PrabSG
11-04-2009, 11:24 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 389
Sweet! been waiting for this one since I saw it on upcoming games. downloading!