iPad: TanZen for iPad is coming soon!

03-19-2010, 12:56 PM
TanZen for iPad is coming soon!

Our most successful game on the iPhone is coming to the iPad! If you're a TanZen fan, this new version delivers the same great experience you loved on the iPhone, but adds even more Zen goodness to the mix. We hope you find these additions a compelling reason to pick up the iPad version of the game. As always, TanZen is predominately the work of myself, and my wife, in addition to the wonderful audio work done by Atomicon. Your continued support means a lot to us, and we hope you enjoy TanZen for a long time to come, in whatever form you choose to play it in.

New Features:

- Entirely new graphics!
Everything is new, and built from scratch. You want HD? You got it! TanZen for the iPhone clocked in at about 4.5MB. TanZen for iPad looks like it's going to easily hit 50MB before we're finished.

- Dramatically increased sandbox for solving puzzles!
No more cramped space. Enjoy a vast sandy background, where there's room to explore all your puzzle solving ideas.

- Multiple sand backgrounds
In addition to the traditional TanZen background, you'll also get a number of subtly textured backgrounds to choose from, to add a little spice to your Zen playground.

- New achievement system!
As always, all puzzles are unlocked from the start. But for every page of puzzles you finish, something fun will be unlocked!

- All the puzzles from the iPhone version, plus more!
Puzzles have been reshuffled, so you'll get a mix of new and old puzzles throughout.

- New puzzle picker layout, showing many more puzzles per page
Easier progress tracking, with much less scrolling.

- Multiple save slots for family play
Sharing your iPad with the family? All possible options and progress are now saved per player.

- Streamlined interface for all menus and options, with everything accessible from the main screen
All options can be accessed via a single button from the puzzle or the picker screen. Everything is done through custom popups, so you will never leave your main screen. Change options, and watch the changes happen live.

- Support for left and right landscape orientations
Want your headphone jack on a particular side? You got it!

- In game iPod music picker
Enjoy the standard TanZen music, or pick your own, from inside the game.

- Hints on top
Every double tap will reveal a hint above everything else on the screen, which means no more hints hiding behind other pieces.

- Last puzzle played button
The button that returns you to the puzzle picker screen now acts as a "last puzzle" button when you're in the puzzle picker. No matter what page you scroll to in the picker, pressing this button will open the last puzzle you had been working on.

- Optimized rotation ring
The ring has been resized to better fit the new piece sizes, and allow for easier selection of pieces that are near each other.

- Improved Masters Mode layout
The thumbnail image has been moved to top center, allowing for easier viewing, and a return to the traditional TanZen placement of the default pieces.

- Volume controls for sound effects
Full range volume control for the sounds, instead of just on/off.

- Custom, themed, popups
No more blue popup system messages. Now when you're in TanZen, you're really IN TanZen.

Last edited by Little White Bear Studios; 04-22-2010 at 02:14 PM.
03-19-2010, 12:59 PM
I just had an orgasm.

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03-19-2010, 01:01 PM
03-19-2010, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by superbad View Post
I just had an orgasm.
Same here. DANG, that's amazing.
03-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by brewstermax View Post
Same here. DANG, that's amazing.
Glad you like it!
03-19-2010, 01:21 PM
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Wow that looks great! Color me excited.

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03-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by bgribin View Post
Wow that looks great! Color me excited.
Thanks a bunch!
03-19-2010, 01:32 PM
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If I get an iPad this'll be one the first things I'll get. Hopefully you guys can make it so that pieces can be rotated with two fingers
03-19-2010, 01:36 PM
Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
If I get an iPad this'll be one the first things I'll get. Hopefully you guys can make it so that pieces can be rotated with two fingers
It has been discussed, but since we don't have an actual iPad to test that sort of thing on, that's not something that can go into version 1.0. We'd need to do a lot of playing with an iPad to see if such a control scheme option makes sense.