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iPad: Space Station: Frontier HD - sci fi RTS/TD from Origin8, coming soon!

04-20-2010, 12:09 PM
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Space Station: Frontier HD - sci fi RTS/TD from Origin8, coming soon!


Praise for the iPhone/iPod Touch release:

Quote:
"We highly recommend this one to any intelligent life forms" – slidetoplay
"Knocks our moonboots off" – appsmile
"Simply a new benchmark of the genre... a must-have game" – touchmyapps
"Absolutely a game I recommend checking out" – appvee
"A terrific strategy game" – 148apps
"This game is awesome!" - touchreviews
"A slick defense game that's something different" – gamesuncovered
Origin8's first iPad release will be a lush upgrade to our fantastic space strategy game Space Station: Frontier. Build, mine and battle in native 1024 x 768, with the following improvements:
  • New HD graphics look fantastic even at maximum zoom!
  • Redesigned interface optimised for the iPad, landscape OR portrait!
  • Get a better overview of your battlefield with the larger view - fit your entire mining operation on one screen!
  • New minimap means you'll never get lost when panning around looking for pesky aliens!
  • Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space - new backgrounds provide extra eye candy!
  • Smooth rotation - flip the iPad from portrait to landscape and the game flips with you!

Also coming soon to both platforms: head-to-head MULTIPLAYER! Build up your station and blow up your friends - keep an eye out for more news on that soon!

And now for the table-breaking image spam - check out these improvements:

















Here's the iPhone version for comparison:



Space Station: Frontier HD is in submission and will launch at $4.99 or regional equivalent. Check the iPhone version's website here for info, reviews and a gameplay video. The TouchArcade discussion thread is here.

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Last edited by Repair Drone; 04-22-2010 at 09:26 AM.
04-20-2010, 12:28 PM
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Amazing! - waiting for the Multiplayer mode!

04-20-2010, 12:28 PM
#3
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Oh my, that's looks good. I'm going to have to pick this one up.
04-20-2010, 12:59 PM
#4
looks great

Must buy for me. Looks excellent.
04-20-2010, 01:53 PM
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So when you say it's going to be an upgrade, does that mean it'll be the same app that runs in HD on the iPad and SD on the iPhone/iPod Touch or will there be an entirely new app with its own price?

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04-20-2010, 03:41 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
So when you say it's going to be an upgrade, does that mean it'll be the same app that runs in HD on the iPad and SD on the iPhone/iPod Touch or will there be an entirely new app with its own price?
Well, since it has a different name and a different price, I am going to guess that this is an entirely new app with its own price.
04-20-2010, 03:42 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
So when you say it's going to be an upgrade, does that mean it'll be the same app that runs in HD on the iPad and SD on the iPhone/iPod Touch or will there be an entirely new app with its own price?
It's an entirely new iPad app.

Edit: Hah, beaten

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04-20-2010, 06:51 PM
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Sweet! I love the original on my iPod touch. The only thing I found irritating in the original was that if you linked power nodes, they counted toward the 3 maximum connections on nodes. I felt that was counter-intuitive, because you couldn't efficiently create a web of nodes. Unless that's part of the strategy? I dunno, I wish the 3 connections only counted toward mining or guns, etc...
04-20-2010, 07:40 PM
#9
look nice!

I'd love it.
04-23-2010, 05:18 AM
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Out now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-station-frontier-hd/id368763113?mt=8!

Head over to the release thread here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=52890.

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