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Backlash - a physics puzzler for iPhone

04-22-2010, 07:49 AM
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Backlash - a steampunk inspired physics puzzler for iPhone - Trailer Debut

Flick a ball through 40 levels of a giant machine in a unique steampunk inspired puzzle experience.

Use your wits in combination with pieces of the machine that speed you up, slow you down or blow you clear across a level as you guide the ball through the depths of the machine.

Backlash features a highly-detailed environment, challenging levels, crisp and realistic artwork wrapped in a challenging single-player experience. Try to outsmart the machine’s internal security system as you figure out the least amount of bounces to the goal in Challenge Mode or learn the levels at your own pace and have fun messing around in the aptly named Free Play.

Original game music graciously provided by Chemtrail

Features:
1. 40 Unique Levels
2. Challenge Mode with cumulative scoring
3. Free Play
4. Realistic ball physics
5. Unique steampunk environment
6. Music by Chemtrail


YouTube: video

Coming Soon! Watch this thread for details. A hands-on gameplay video will be posted soon

Last edited by Sinecure Industries; 04-22-2010 at 09:41 AM.
04-22-2010, 01:21 PM
#2
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Encouragement? Discouragement?

04-22-2010, 01:30 PM
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Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 540
Backlash? like ex WWE pay per view
but what is Sinecure Industries [East. 1893]?
04-22-2010, 02:38 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 578
Looks awfully like ragdoll blaster 2, is there anything that sets it aprt from rb2?

I don't see the point in signatures..... So here's a gun to keep you entertained é*""
04-22-2010, 02:56 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by eXistenT View Post
Backlash? like ex WWE pay per view
but what is Sinecure Industries [East. 1893]?
Sinecure Industries is the developer and I have no idea what that other thing is.

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Originally Posted by Aussie2 View Post
Looks awfully like ragdoll blaster 2, is there anything that sets it aprt from rb2?
It's nothing like it whatsoever. You're in direct control of the ball, you flick it as opposed to launching to the goal. You have one ball. The environmental hazards are different, there isn't a gravity issue (it's drag/collision physics based) and... yeah. No flying little guys either.

They have a brass cannon as what launches their guys, we have exhaust vents that are sort of the same color but have a different function.

So everything sets it apart. We'll have a gameplay video soon!
04-22-2010, 02:58 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
The vid looks really cool and I like the graphics.

(Edit: Post 999)

Last edited by songbird; 04-22-2010 at 02:59 PM. Reason: 999
04-22-2010, 03:17 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 347
When is it coming out?

You should make some kind of leveling system. I want to find a game on the iPhone that is as addictive as COD4 or other games with those kind of constant rewards systems that make me want to just keep going after the next challenge.

Though this might not be the best kind of game for that type of system.
04-22-2010, 03:29 PM
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Joined: Oct 2009
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this actually looks like a pretty cool puzzler! im interested.

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04-22-2010, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by songbird View Post
The vid looks really cool and I like the graphics.

(Edit: Post 999)
Thanks! One half of Sinecure Industries works as a graphic designer

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Originally Posted by sidewinder12s View Post
When is it coming out?

You should make some kind of leveling system. I want to find a game on the iPhone that is as addictive as COD4 or other games with those kind of constant rewards systems that make me want to just keep going after the next challenge.

Though this might not be the best kind of game for that type of system.
We're "Waiting for Review" as of Sunday, so as soon as that's done I'll have a firm release date for you.

That would be cool in a game, just lots of awards and challenges. Once we go up to 4.0 we'll do the new Apple system with achievements and whatnot but I don't know about a leveling system. We DO have a game in production that does have levels and all that fun stuff, but it'll be a while!

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Originally Posted by jak56 View Post
this actually looks like a pretty cool puzzler! im interested.
Thanks! I'll be working on a gameplay video this weekend with a few of the levels
04-22-2010, 08:57 PM
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Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
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Originally Posted by Sinecure Industries View Post

Thanks! I'll be working on a gameplay video this weekend with a few of the levels
Cool, can't wait and good luck with the review process.