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  • Publisher: John Paul
  • Genre: Kids
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 15.7 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: Free
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App description: A fun and easy game for all ages. The Mir aliens have come to Earth along with the Groog. Do they come in peace?

Mastering this game seems easy but to score a perfect game is puzzling unless you are the clever one.

This game carries a message of peace and the only violence in this game is bopping the aliens on the head. No one dies and no gore.

Sounds best with earbuds and is a great game for zoning out and also has a lesson for kids. Game has multiple end game messages based on your performance. Info window has settings for difficulty level and time period (1 to 10 minutes).

TheVisitorsFromMir's comments:
Hi,
I am the creator of a new game, The Visitors from Mir. In the past, I have done animation for the movies Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. This is my first game for the iPad and iPhone (a universal app). I did all the programming, art, and music/sound. I wanted to make a game that is easy to play and has a message of nonviolence.

I hope you will check it out so that i may continue to make more games and artsy apps.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-visitors-from-mir/id364908140?mt=8

Thanks for looking
Regards,
John Paul

04-03-2010, 01:17 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
story behind the game

oh i forgot. I wanted to convey this.

This is a true story. Nothing earth shattering but a few years ago I had this vivid (bordering on lucid) dream where I was walking down a mountain road and as I rounded a curve i encountered a group of aliens. Little ones with kind eyes and faces but big heads. I felt no fear whatsoever and they seemed very peaceful and kind.

I casually asked them, "Where ya from?"

They replied, "We are from the planet Mir which is 43 miles west of what you call the Sun." (which made me sort of laugh after waking)

There was probably more to the dream that i have forgotten. But what amazes me about the dream is at the time (in real life), I had never heard of the word Mir, nor the space station Mir. I came to learn that the word means "peace" or "world" in Russian. This is not the first time I have had dreams where information that I had no prior knowledge of has been given to me. Then looking the info up later I find it to be very pertinent to the dream.

Already being a pacifist, I decided to create an iphone game(and iPad) based on these Mir folk. I wanted to make a game that appears to be a typical whack the aliens game, but based on the player's behavior, the Mir try to get the player to be more peaceful in approaching the game.
It's a very simple to play game so kids or adults who just want to zone out can play it.

We come from the planet Mir which is 43 miles west of what you call the Sun.
04-03-2010, 03:11 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,018
I reviewed the game w/ 5 stars! Phenominal job!

Review:
Like Whac-a-mole, this game is great fun! See if u can figure out the secret way to a perfect game HINT: violence is NEVER the answer Great game! Worth 99 cents!
04-04-2010, 12:41 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
Thanks Rblacula. Glad you like it.

We come from the planet Mir which is 43 miles west of what you call the Sun.
04-04-2010, 11:50 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
Thanks everyone who got my game for the iPad

We come from the planet Mir which is 43 miles west of what you call the Sun.
04-16-2010, 11:46 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
The Visitors from Mir demo/trailer video

Hi again,
I posted a youtube demo/trailer video for The Visitors From Mir.

here's the link if you care to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFxoaa0Rlg

Cheers,
John Paul

We come from the planet Mir which is 43 miles west of what you call the Sun.