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iPhone: "Hand of God" great new dexterity / strategy / football game.

02-19-2010, 06:33 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
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"Hand of God" great new dexterity / strategy / football game.

"Hand of God", here's what it's all about.

You don't need to be a football fan to have fun with this one. In just about every football game I've seen it's all about trying to simulate a real game of football by directing the players. In this game you are the ball and all you care about it keeping the ball away from the players to direct it in goal only as required by the type of game you pick to play. The footballers will try to get the ball and play a proper game but you can use your dexterity, strategy, spatial awareness and planning (all in "real time") to dictate the result.

Game play starts off nice & easy if you want (by picking a 2 or 5 a side start). In the easier 2 and 5 a side games a new player is added every 45 seconds. Each match lasts around 90 seconds. During the match "Hand of God" measures your dexterity by how well you prevented players getting the ball. This allows you to rocket up the levels (up to 10 at a time) by skipping those that your dexterity indicates you would cruise.

There are lots of other inspired touches too.
If you're not moving the ball much (only likely in the easy levels) then a yinyang symbol will appear, get moving or the game will bais against you.
Gain more life by picking up the stars that show up on the pitch. Faster stars gain you more soul points towards a new life. (Each soul point is taken by a single footballer touch on the ball).
Give in to temptation for stars at higher level at your perril. As the players change their tactics to get the ball at those higher levels you may find your temptation leads to loss of your soul!
Want to pick an easy result to go for? Just pick get "any draw" in every match. Has some player hoofed the ball in goal? Just equalise at the other end.
Pick a variable result. As each match progresses you will need to score a goal at one end or the other. Needing to score the next goal can come along at just about any time. Watch the players don't grab the ball and score in the wrong end.
Think you have the ultimate set of skills? Try the no score draw. Any goal and it's curtains.
The ref bahaves if you do. Try testing him by tilting your iPhone vertical to force the ball in goal. Do this too much and the ref send a player off (but this makes the game much much harder). Do this too many times and it's game over.
At the start of each game we fire up some great new music for you (just once in each game). Get into some new tunes. Right now we are featuring the band Codavita.
Not moving the ball the same direction as a footballer wants it to go in? That footballer will repeatedly kick the ball if he can, (eroding your soul points), so you better get it away quickly!
You know when you've just lost a spare life, the ball briefly changes in to a skull!
Try it to see what else is waiting for you.

I would welcome comments from anyone who has played it or wants to know more.

There's loads of great stuff and nice touches. Let me know what you think, just search for "Hand of God" in iTunes on your computer and sign up for fun now.

Want to know more first? Check out this.

I plan do sort out a worthy video shortly.

Enjoy.

Last edited by kjib; 02-19-2010 at 07:18 AM. Reason: Typos
02-19-2010, 06:59 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
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sounds very interesting! love the unique idea.
waiting for the video now

02-19-2010, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by playn View Post
sounds very interesting! love the unique idea.
waiting for the video now
Thanks! There is an annotated vid of "Hand of God" on YouTube but it has no sound!
02-19-2010, 05:09 PM
#4
Where is screen-shots? I very like strategies and football...
02-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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02-20-2010, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by igamel View Post
Where is screen-shots? I very like strategies and football...
You play in a top down view with great animated players getting cleverer each level as they try to get the ball. Your game is to keep the ball away from the players.

You can go for the spinning stars for added life... all sorts of tactics to try. Go for it!

Enjoy!

Last edited by kjib; 03-05-2010 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Removed old image.
02-20-2010, 10:04 AM
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There's a new YouTube vid (with sound this time!) here.
02-20-2010, 10:07 AM
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embedded video:



is this based on Maradona's Hand of God goal(1986)?

Last edited by goiMot; 02-20-2010 at 10:15 AM.
02-20-2010, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by goiMot View Post
is this based on Maradona's Hand of God goal(1986)?
That was a bit of the inspiration behind the name of the game and that you are controlling the ball with your hand (via your iPhone tilting) to keep it from the football players (along with other things!).
02-20-2010, 07:12 PM
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Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
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haha that looks awesome. need to pick this one up