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  • Publisher: Kris Lau
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 6.2 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: The genre-blurring Heist is part platformer, part puzzler, and 100% fun!

In Heist, you have to climb, jump, and slide your way to the exit while collecting all the gold scattered throughout the level.

The key is to use your ability to shift the level around to unlock new paths to your ultimate goal.

You will need to think outside the box as the difficulty increases!

Features:
-Intuitive controls
-Action packed
-Close to 100 levels with increasing difficulties
-Real physics based
-Listen to the in-game music or play your own music
-Automatic saving system
-Platforming action at its best
-Brain teasing fun

Try out our Lite version for free!

Special Thanks:
Elias Holmlid, Dmitri Kurteanu, Guy Lima Jr., and Stefan Mikaelsson. Please try out their game at http://www.continuitygame.com/

ImNoSuperMan's comments:


Lite : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heist-lite/id350768442?mt=8&uo=6
01-19-2010, 08:12 AM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 310
Is it just me, or do those on screen controls look huge and rather obtrusive?

01-19-2010, 08:23 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: DC
Posts: 34
man, that icon is uglier than i expected... anyway, the controls' opacity is about 50% so they don't really block your view.

There's a lite version to try:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heist-lite/id350768442?mt=8&uo=6
01-19-2010, 08:24 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
Lured in by the words 'platoform puzzler' in the thread title, but this looks like it really needs a vid. Can't find one in youtube and the support site has only info on Ninja Puzzler.
01-19-2010, 08:55 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
N+ clone?
01-19-2010, 09:55 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
I always roll my eyes at devs who try and use buzzwords like "genre-busting" like they know what it means; considering this looks very much like a multi-screen version of N+ I'd say it isn't so much busting its particular genre as it is nudging it playfully in the ribs.

[Relax with Galactic Chill] [Let me tell you a story.]
Currently working on: Music for Spirit Hunter Mineko

Last edited by Mindfield; 01-19-2010 at 09:58 AM.
01-19-2010, 10:00 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: DC
Posts: 34
i didn't say genre busting... is genre blurring better?
01-19-2010, 10:38 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
Okay, I swear I saw "busting" in there. Honest! Oh crap, I'm going senile. Damn you, father time! DAMN YOU TO HELL!

Anyway, in the absence of N+ for the iPhone (which I did enjoy) I think this might be worth trying the lite version at the very list. These sort of games remind me of the timeless classic Jumpman series. I think those virtual controls need to be toned down a bit though, at least made a bit more transparent.

[Relax with Galactic Chill] [Let me tell you a story.]
Currently working on: Music for Spirit Hunter Mineko
01-19-2010, 10:57 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 472
I thought this was a little too familiar.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2...se_Winners.php

This is like "Continuity" a free level-shuffling platformer that was recently nominated as a finalist for the Independent Games Festival 2010 awards.
01-19-2010, 11:14 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 472
In any case, how about this suggestion as it would remove the need for visible controls.

Run left - press the left side of the screen
Run right - press the right side of the screen
Jump left - press the right side of the screen whilst moving left
Jump right - press the left side of the screen whilst moving right
Jump straight up - press both sides of the screen simultaneously
Exit to shuffle mode / return to platform - shake iDevice

Basically, depending on whether you move left or right the opposite side of screen acts as the jump button. With the shuffle mode moved to shaking you can enable users to actually slide the cards around instead of using a d-pad.