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iPhone: Water Taxi iPhone game

01-26-2010, 11:01 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Water Taxi iPhone game

The Water Taxi iPhone game is available in the app store for $1.99.

You steer a speedboat along the canals of Amsterdam picking up passengers and avoiding the randomly steered clog boats and rubber duckies. You indicate the path in the canals for the speedboat by tracing your finger along the canals.

There are three difficulty levels - chillin', normal and maniac, where the boats move faster and there are more boats. The next update will have challenges, leaderboards, etc. There is also a video of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipCEdOfrapI

Attached are some US-only promo codes:

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XTHYN4AM4MXF
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K4NNTE79EH37
X6F964NA7MH9

Jim
01-26-2010, 11:08 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 780
I took X6F964NA7MH9

Impressions to follow...

01-26-2010, 11:13 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
Used XTHYN4AM4MXF

Thanks!

Video:

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01-26-2010, 11:48 AM
#4
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Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
Welcome to TA aerende.

To those who got a code, how responsive is the control?
The game looks hectic in the vid, so I'm concern if the game can register lines drawn properly. Would larger finger get in the way cos the canals look tiny..
01-26-2010, 11:51 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 21
The graphics looks kinda weak... is it really worth 1.99?
01-28-2010, 11:04 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeaker View Post
Welcome to TA aerende.

To those who got a code, how responsive is the control?
The game looks hectic in the vid, so I'm concern if the game can register lines drawn properly. Would larger finger get in the way cos the canals look tiny..
To draw the lines in the video, I used a mouse, which was difficult to control when trying to follow the canals. I found following the canals with a finger on the iPhone touchpad easier but I don't know how to make a clean video from the iPhone 3G. I guess I could have pointed a video camera on the iPhone.

Also the video was using the highest difficulty level, where the speedboat moves quickly, so it is tougher to connect the line to the speedboat. In the next update I am going to make the acquisition radius around the speedboat bigger when the speedboat is moving more quickly, so as to make connecting the line to the boat easier.

I look forward to comments on how to improve the gameplay.

Thanks,

Jim
01-28-2010, 11:13 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 505
Hey that map looks like Amsterdam!

Oh whoops it is Amsterdam -- didn't read the not-so-fine print in the dev's description.

Last edited by funambulist; 01-28-2010 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Neglected to read the dev's description!