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App description: Aeropack is open source software released under the GNU General Public License. Source code is available here: https://github.com/insurgentgames/Aeropack

Featured by Apple in "New and Noteworthy", "Hot New Games"!

While inventing a machine that can launch itself into the heavens and land on the moon, you have run out of precious gems that you use to power your engine. You must venture into the dangerous unknown in search of these gems, armed only with your steam-powered aeropack.

In Aeropack, you must run, climb, and fly your way through 30 unique platform levels collecting all the green gems before you make your way to the door.

It's not as easy as it seems because at every corner you must watch out for steam-powered pixelbots, bouncing gears, and dangerous cannons launching purple bullets at you. Be sure to pick up fuel tanks when you find them to stay in the air, and be careful of the special moving and bouncy platforms.

See video at http://www.insurgentgames.com/aeropack/

Are you a Mac user? Aeropack is available for download as a free Mac game too! Grab it at http://www.insurgentgames.com/aeropack/

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micah's comments:
Our new game Aeropack is in the App Store! It's a steampunk platformer inspired by the 1993 PC game Jetpack (if any of you older people remember that game). Also, there's a free Mac version available for down from http://www.insurgentgames.com/aeropack/.





While inventing a machine that can launch itself into the heavens and land on the moon, you have run out of precious gems that you use to power your engine. You must venture into the dangerous unknown in search of these gems, armed only with your steam-powered aeropack.

In Aeropack, you must run, climb, and fly your way through 30 unique platform levels collecting all the green gems before you make your way to the door.

It's not as easy as it seems because at every corner you must watch out for steam-powered pixelbots, bouncing gears, and dangerous cannons launching purple bullets at you. Be sure to pick up fuel tanks when you find them to stay in the air, and be careful of the special moving and bouncy platforms.
02-09-2010, 07:12 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: lol
Posts: 2,715
Good job Micah!
I hope sales are good!

02-09-2010, 07:30 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,245
I may get this, I just haven't made up my mind yet. I thought that it looked good when I saw it in the upcoming games thread.
02-09-2010, 07:32 PM
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Joined: Oct 2009
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just got the mac version. looks cool

EDIT: ARGH! it doesnt work with my OS!

Beta tester of 54 games
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.

Last edited by jak56; 02-09-2010 at 07:35 PM.
02-09-2010, 07:36 PM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 281
So you're old if you can remember games from '93? Ouch!
02-09-2010, 07:38 PM
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Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
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Originally Posted by MetaGonzo View Post
So you're old if you can remember games from '93? Ouch!
Geez, how many recessions ago was that? I remember reading about it in some textbook. I think this was when steam was the primary mode of transport.
02-09-2010, 07:56 PM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 281
Ah yes, the good old days; when processing power was measured in Hz and steam had nothing to do with Valve.
02-09-2010, 09:11 PM
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Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,090
Looks nice! All your games are fun. I'm not sure if it applies, but will you be integrating OpenFeint also?

plus+ scoreloop crystal : looby
agon openfeint gamecenter: loobylibby
02-09-2010, 09:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhagoCychotic View Post
Looks nice! All your games are fun. I'm not sure if it applies, but will you be integrating OpenFeint also?
Well there isn't score in this game, just several levels, so OpenFeint would mostly be useful if I made achievements. Which I might do in the future.

But the bigger issue is the framework I made Aeropack in is GameSalad, and it doesn't support OF integration yet. I hope they're working on that .

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02-09-2010, 09:20 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
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Oh yes, I remember now your topic on GameSalad, but I forgot. Didn't realize that this was the result. It looks really nice!

plus+ scoreloop crystal : looby
agon openfeint gamecenter: loobylibby