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Umbra Corps - Red Dawn

06-09-2010, 07:38 PM
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Umbra Corps - Red Dawn

Umbra Corps - Red Dawn is awaiting approval on the App Store.

Here is an new game trailer giving a more in-depth look at combat in the game as well as the weapon systems:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqUYv0XJWIE

Here is a new partial environment walkthrough video for Umbra Corps Red Dawn 2. This new mission will be available as an update following the release of Umbra Corps (which should be within the next days or so). The release of this new update should be available on the App Store by June 21:

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

Here is original game trailer on YouTube:

(Updated Link)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toiu0I-7EDM

Please let us know what you think.

-HanulTech

Last edited by HanulTech; 06-11-2010 at 02:56 PM. Reason: Adding environmental walkthrough video for the upcoming Umbra Corp Red Dawn 2 mission update.
06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
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iPhoGame Dev. inc just called and they want the game engine back that was used in their game Grave Robbers that used to be on the appstore and got pulled for some unknown reason.

06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
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Youtube link | Pop Up


Tada! Imbedded!

And aside from the strange controls, this actually looks like a pretty cool game.
06-09-2010, 07:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somerandomdude View Post
YouTube: video

Tada! Imbedded!

And aside from the strange controls, this actually looks like a pretty cool game.
copy of this game it looks identical except for different environment. even the heroine looks the same but has different hair.

http://www.iphogame.com/graves-robber.htm
06-09-2010, 08:12 PM
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Uhmm, Radchad1, you should take a look here:

http://www.3rdt.com

Before accusing anyone of stealing anything. Wasn't aware of that game. Looks pretty cool, though.
06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
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Somerandomdude, thanks for kind words!
06-09-2010, 08:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HanulTech View Post
Somerandomdude, thanks for kind words!
Yeah, it actually looks pretty fun aside from those controls. A bit of tweaking and I could see this being a pretty good game.

And I thought it looked familiar...
06-09-2010, 08:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somerandomdude View Post
Yeah, it actually looks pretty fun aside from those controls. A bit of tweaking and I could see this being a pretty good game.

And I thought it looked familiar...
3drt.com's stuff is great and has found its way into several games on the App Store. For example, 7DA Zombie Hunter uses their zombies, as do a few others. They do great work.

Regarding the controls, they are similar to Modern Combat's: left stick to move vertically and horizontally, and swiping horizontally and vertically to rotate the player and aim weapons. In this game, the swipe rotation speed automatically varies depending on whether you are moving and whether the laser sight is on off. When the laser sight is on, the rotation is very precise allowing for better aiming. I liked this approach over the traditional dual stick configuration because it allows both rapid rotation and fine grained aiming. I actually went with the dual sticks to start, and since they are already there in the game, I will probably just make them an option.

When the game is approved, I'll send you a promo code to try it out. I would interested to hear what you think.
06-09-2010, 08:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HanulTech View Post
Uhmm, Radchad1, you should take a look here:

http://www.3rdt.com

Before accusing anyone of stealing anything. Wasn't aware of that game. Looks pretty cool, though.
Not too sure what I should be reading on this site. Can you give me a direct link on what I should be looking for on it?
06-09-2010, 09:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HanulTech View Post
3drt.com's stuff is great and has found its way into several games on the App Store. For example, 7DA Zombie Hunter uses their zombies, as do a few others. They do great work.

Regarding the controls, they are similar to Modern Combat's: left stick to move vertically and horizontally, and swiping horizontally and vertically to rotate the player and aim weapons. In this game, the swipe rotation speed automatically varies depending on whether you are moving and whether the laser sight is on off. When the laser sight is on, the rotation is very precise allowing for better aiming. I liked this approach over the traditional dual stick configuration because it allows both rapid rotation and fine grained aiming. I actually went with the dual sticks to start, and since they are already there in the game, I will probably just make them an option.

When the game is approved, I'll send you a promo code to try it out. I would interested to hear what you think.
Thanks for the code!

But my complaint with controls is the button placement. Placing the action buttons above the v-stick is a pretty awkward layout. Most players, me included, like having all of the buttons on the opposite side of the movement area, therefore we can move and perform the actions at the same time.