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App description: Recommended only for iPhone 3GS.

iSpooks is a game about ghosts. Not the white-sheeted, Halloween scaremongers, but real ghosts with a history and yes... feelings!
Set in an abandoned English country house, iSpooks is the story of a search. A search for life, liberty, warmth, and truth. Finding the answers will provide freedom, failing will lead to a shadowy existence in Limbo or Purgatory.

In the iSpooks house there are all kinds of ghosts wandering about. You'll need to meet them to solve the mystery.

iSpooks was conceived as a practical experiment in audio focused gaming.

The idea was that the gaming experience should be carried by the rich environment of sounds, coming together in what is often referred to as a soundscape. The project was aimed at discovering if a full game experience could be achieved with this intent.

iSpooks: The less you see, the more you know!

Guide:
* Touch the green triangle to move forward.
* Hold your finger on the triangle to continuously move in a straight line until blocked or stopped.
* Use the two halves of the grey circle to turn and change direction by dragging your finger around them. You can turn 90 or 180.
* Objects vibrate once when you are near them and twice when you can pick them up.
* The action button is highlighted orange when you can pick up or use objects.
When a ghost is talking, your walking may be suspended until they finish.
* Many doors are locked until opened by a ghost.
* We strongly recommend wearing your iPhone earphones to play this game (it is also important to check you have the left and right buds in the correct ear)

And for the anoraks (techno-nurds) among you:
The binaural recording was achieved using a KU100 Sennheiser binaural head.
The voice recordings mainly utilized a 1960s Neumann KM 84.
Digital recording software was Logic Pro, Cubase and Soundtrack Pro all running on Macbook Pro laptops.

Vovin's comments:



What is THAT? Look at the filesize!
06-12-2010, 05:39 PM
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06-12-2010, 06:12 PM
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uuuuuuuhhhmmm, so what?

some kind of minesweeper with ghosts

and what kind of mic-preamp did they use?

given the file size ther must be LOTS of monologues.
Since the graphics fit into 8k.

any more info?

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06-12-2010, 08:16 PM
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it says for Ipone 3GS only, but is compatible with the Itouch.. wtf??

Itouch doesn't have a vibrator in it
06-12-2010, 09:34 PM
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Interesting...but I don't have an iPhone 3GS.
Just an iPad!

Last edited by gekkota; 06-12-2010 at 09:38 PM.
06-12-2010, 10:09 PM
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Seems like a bad case of April Fool's joke. An app with a bunch of lines and shapes that are supposed to "scare you" (polygon-phobia?) and only for 3GS... yup the graphics and gameplay are wayyyy to advanced for all the other models.
07-01-2010, 07:09 AM
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iSpooks

I designed the game and its no joke...the reason it is recomended for the G3S is that the game needs to shift a large number of sound files back and forward to the active memory. On lesser machines this will cause hacking and stuttering...hence the recomendation.
07-01-2010, 07:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spooky View Post
I designed the game and its no joke...the reason it is recomended for the G3S is that the game needs to shift a large number of sound files back and forward to the active memory. On lesser machines this will cause hacking and stuttering...hence the recomendation.

Don't listen to Aurora... she's uhm... always a little uhm... difficult to handle...

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
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07-01-2010, 09:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Don't listen to Aurora... she's uhm... always a little uhm... difficult to handle...
He, Vovin, he.
07-01-2010, 09:58 AM
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214MB, holy smokes.

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