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iPad: Dexter: The Game

07-15-2010, 05:48 PM
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Dexter: The Game

What was my favorite game ever available for the iPhone is officially being brought to the iPad this fall. Looking back at the 720p screenshots that were released before the iPhone version was released, the iPad version will definitely be a stunning game. I can't wait to replay the game again on my iPad. I thought Icarus Studios gave up on the very modestly-selling game a long time ago. Maybe this means we'll finally get the other 75% of the game (as three seperate apps) that Icarus Studios stated were "basically finished" a month before the game was released. An update for the iPhone 4's retina display would be stunning as well.

I'm really looking forward to this, but you could probably tell.



The banner above can be found on the bottom of this site promoting a Dexter social season five promotion game for the iPhone/iPad through the scvngr app:

http://dextergameon.com/#fbid=0nJOrrKLvTp

720p screenshots from March 2009 (to give you an idea of what the iPad version will look like, the screens look great on the iPhone 4 by the way):






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Last edited by MICHAELSD; 07-15-2010 at 06:09 PM.
07-15-2010, 06:12 PM
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Epicfrickintastic!

07-15-2010, 06:14 PM
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Exactly what type/genre of games is this?

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07-15-2010, 06:19 PM
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Action/adventure. If you've ever seen the excellent show "Dexter" on Showtime, it's basically an in-depth episode. First, you find evidence, then you stalk your victim, then you setup a kill room, then you capture your victim, then interrogate him or her to get him or her to confess, then you kill that person. You combine that with trying to balance Dexter's regular life and his serial killer killing those who escaped the law side. Conversations have full dialogue and you get multiple choices whenever you're talking. You have to make sure Dexter can keep his "mask", looking completely normal to the world. It's a pretty deep game.

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07-15-2010, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MICHAELSD View Post
Action/adventure. If you've ever seen the excellent show "Dexter" on Showtime, it's basically an in-depth episode. First, you find evidence, then you stalk your victim, then you setup a kill room, then you capture your victim, then interrogate him or her to get him or her to confess, then you kill that person. You combine that with trying to balance Dexter's regular life and his serial killer killing those who escaped the law side. Conversations have full dialogue and you get multiple choices whenever you're talking. You have to make sure Dexter can keep his "mask", looking completely normal to the world. It's a pretty deep game.
Thanks for taking the time to give me the in-depth game descripted. Will be keeping my eye on this thread.

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07-15-2010, 07:59 PM
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I also like this game, but as Michael posted in the iPhone thread last May, seemed like the devs just made this, milk'd as much money from it with promises of giving us 4 episodes, then abandoned it. I am quite pained by that since it's really a dark and engrossing game that just fell short and feels unfinished. With the iPhone version's pricing, I doubt this would be cheap for the iPad. I am now reluctant to support this again and will stick to the iPhone version until we hear any future developments being taken for content continuity. I'm surely hoping for that 75%, Michael. I hope Icarus will come through with their promises.

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Last edited by seyoon; 07-15-2010 at 08:01 PM.
07-15-2010, 10:59 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to give me the in-depth game descripted. Will be keeping my eye on this thread.
You should go on youtube and look at the iphone version. It was an amazing game
07-16-2010, 12:04 AM
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OMG this is awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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07-16-2010, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by seyoon View Post
I also like this game, but as Michael posted in the iPhone thread last May, seemed like the devs just made this, milk'd as much money from it with promises of giving us 4 episodes, then abandoned it. I am quite pained by that since it's really a dark and engrossing game that just fell short and feels unfinished. With the iPhone version's pricing, I doubt this would be cheap for the iPad. I am now reluctant to support this again and will stick to the iPhone version until we hear any future developments being taken for content continuity. I'm surely hoping for that 75%, Michael. I hope Icarus will come through with their promises.
FYI the game is 100% based off of the show "Dexter" on Showtime, with many of the characters voicing themselves in the game. If you want more, start from season one and try to be ready for season five when it starts September 26. You'll get a great 48 episodes, then another 12 episodes during the fall, then at least one more 12 episode season next year. At the very least watch season one and season four before September 26 before following the show or you'll learn the twists of those seasons and be lost.

I don't know how well Dexter: The Game sold. It was only on the top charts for a very short amount of time, and now it sells less than games that cost much less to develop. The high production values come at a high cost and I'm not sure if Icarus Studios saw profit in continuing rather than pursuing other projects. I'd like to see the iPad version stay on the top charts because then maybe Icarus Studios will see profit in continuing the project, maybe going further than the first season as planned.

For me, this game got me hooked on what's now my favorite TV series, so I'll continue to support it and am glad that this ambitious project was created and published as a polished app, and the App Store's arguably only original console-quality game complete with a story, deep game elements, and voice acting. I'd be hooked on the game for giving me more of a Dexter fix during the nine month hiatus between seasons. We'll see if Dexter's growing popularity leads to that because I'd love to play the old seasons on my iDevices.

Wow, that post was longer than expected, but I've become a huge Dexter fan over the last year and have been a big Apple fan, so this is great.

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Last edited by MICHAELSD; 07-16-2010 at 12:27 AM.
07-16-2010, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MICHAELSD View Post
FYI the game is 100% based off of the show "Dexter" on Showtime, with many of the characters voicing themselves in the game. If you want more, start from season one and try to be ready for season five when it starts September 26. You'll get a great 48 episodes, then another 12 episodes during the fall, then at least one more 12 episode season next year. At the very least watch season one and season four before September 26 before following the show or you'll learn the twists of those seasons and be lost.
You don't have to worry about selling the TV show to me. I've never missed a drop of blood since the pilot.

Gawd, I do wish Icarus Studios will have the resources to continue. I can imagine the Trinity Killer scenes in this game.

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