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App description: From the makers of critically-acclaimed "Project Phoenix" comes a new, exciting creation. "Ultraviolet Dawn" is a hybrid space-shooter/trading game with a completely open Universe comprising over 1,000 stars to explore. "Ultraviolet Dawn" is our most beautiful and refined game to date.

There is no single predefined way to play - everything is entirely up to you. You chose what you want to be and how you want to play. You can be a peaceful merchant, shuttling goods between stars. You can be an outlaw, attacking innocent ships and capturing their cargo. You can be a smuggler, trading in illegal goods banned by the the Intergalactic Federation. You can even run missions, both legal and illegal.

There is so much to the game. Not only can you upgrade your ships weapons, but you can also upgrade equipment, such as adding more powerful engines or faster regenerating shields. You can even trade your ship in and fly something else entirely, whether a captured pirate ship or a large, bulky cargo carrier.

* Be good or evil: peaceful trader, indepenent bounty hunter, or a pirate outlaw - the choice is completely yours.
* Over 1,000 stars in an entirely open-ended universe to explore.
* 8 different ships to pilot.
* Unique goods trading system, with realistic demand and supply price calculations.
* Ability to hire teammates for help, with teammate formations provided.
* Fully upgradeable weapons systems.
* Upgradable ship equipment systems - engines, shields, and much more.
* Three difficulty levels.
* Local and global high scores.
* Saveable at any point in time.
* Intense, driving music and awesome sound effects.

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEEIZ_Z9r1Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2v8Dl-9yI

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Prab's comments:


07-08-2010, 01:00 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
I played it for a little. seems really nice.

I'm not usually into these space trading games, but the battles are real-time dual stick so adds an arcade element to it. looks like a healthy upgrade system as well.

The dual stick battles took a little getting used to. unlike other games, you have a turning radius, so you can't just flip around like you can in most. Perhaps more realistic.

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07-08-2010, 01:04 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,280
^ I have to agree with you, I am more used to aiming with both sticks rather than aiming the actual ship in order to hit things. It's a lot more difficult this way, and I hope they add an update that offers more control variations. So far playing though this is a lot of fun, reminiscent of Warpgate in some ways, but an entirely different type of game nonetheless. For the price of free its a no brainer, everything runs smooth on my 2nd Gen iPod, so I'm truly impressed.

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.
07-08-2010, 01:48 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 161
How do you complete missions? I accepted one, went to the destination, and the mission was removed from the mission computer. I didn't get the credits or any message saying it had been completed. What am I missing?

Edit: I checked the faq on the dev's site and it says objects associated with missions are marked in yellow.

Last edited by Entropic; 07-08-2010 at 01:55 AM.
07-08-2010, 02:00 AM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,723
How do you even start the game,
what i press.
07-08-2010, 02:15 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by camihq View Post
How do you even start the game,
what i press.
The top button in the main menu is 'New Game'.
07-08-2010, 02:21 AM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Entropic View Post
The top button in the main menu is 'New Game'.
I know that, but when it goes on where is stats and all.
What i press that the game start.
07-08-2010, 02:38 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 161
You need to set your destination as a system other than the one you're in, then hit 'depart'. It's toward the lower right corner.
07-08-2010, 02:42 AM
#9
Joined: May 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Entropic View Post
You need to set your destination as a system other than the one you're in, then hit 'depart'. It's toward the lower right corner.
Thanks.
07-08-2010, 02:43 AM
#10
If you are using an iPad and have jailbroken it, full force will let you run this game pretty nicely apart from the intro and the trading screens. The game is gorgeous when you're flying around in space.