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Attack of the Kraken - Coming (very!) soon! Old-school 2D shooter from Quantum Sheep!

07-29-2010, 04:17 PM
Attack of the Kraken - Coming (very!) soon! Old-school 2D shooter from Quantum Sheep!

Hey everyone! Hope you're well!

This is the first time I've posted about an upcoming game on Touch Arcade and I'm very excited to introduce to you 'Attack of the Kraken' for iPhone 3GS devices and upwards.

It's an old-school 2D Retro Shooter influenced by classic games such as Attack of the Mutant Camels, Defender and Time Pilot as well as John Wyndham's awesome sci-fi classic novel 'The Kraken Wakes'.

Here are some screenshots:

And here's a short sneak peek YouTube trailer:

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Edit: Adding the launch trailer below:

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Essentially, you have to stop the giant Kraken from advancing by shooting them multiple times!

There are also UFOs to deal with, that perform different functions (Jammers, for instance, disrupt your radar until they're damaged enough).

There are 16 levels in total right now, across seven different environments.

The scoring system is pretty cool I think. Essentially, it's tied to your shields.

At Maximum shields, you get maximum points for each hit.
If your shields are damaged, you get progressively less points for each hit.
A 'Regenerator' UFO kill will put your shields back up to maximum!

Additionally, destroying an enemy while your shields are at Max gets you a 'Perfect Kill' for that enemy.

Each Perfect Kill adds to your research, and a fully researched enemy will make them easier to kill, as well as possibly stopping a certain trait (i.e. the jammer UFOs mentioned before would no longer be able to disrupt your radar).

I think it's a lot of fun, and I hope you guys like it! It'll be available in about a week or so, depending on Apple's review times!

It will have an introductory price of just $.99 for the first few days of release, and I'll get onto making a 'lite' version as soon as the main game is finished!

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to ask any questions - I'll try and pop in and answer them as best I can!

Many thanks!


Last edited by quantumsheep; 08-07-2010 at 09:47 PM. Reason: Added new launch trailer :D
07-29-2010, 04:34 PM
I found the video by accident a couple of weeks ago and I meant to start a thread on it but ended up forgetting. This looks absolutely great -- like a campaign-based version of Mini Squadron. Will be keeping an eye on it.

07-29-2010, 04:44 PM
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Looks amazing!

Waiting for: Airborne Troopers, Mini Motor Racing. Minisquadron 2, Tweetland, Car Jack Streets 2, Drive Forever, Turf Geography Club, Junk Jack!!
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07-29-2010, 04:55 PM
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iPhone 3GS and up???? I assume on the iPod side that means no second gen, right? Aw man, I was really looking forward to this one, too. Guess I've got to get me an upgrade one of these days.

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07-29-2010, 05:24 PM
Looks awesome! I love the art style. Really reminds me of minisquadron, hope it's as good, if not better.

So it's not supported for the ipod 2nd gen?
07-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Thanks all for the kind words and the interest! Warms the cockles of my sheepy heart!

Originally Posted by da shiz wiz 19 View Post
Looks awesome! I love the art style. Really reminds me of minisquadron, hope it's as good, if not better.

So it's not supported for the ipod 2nd gen?
It's a little more old-school than mini-squadron - think 'Time Pilot' instead

And yes, unfortunately for now it's 3GS upwards. I'm optimising the game as I write (with an awful headache I might add!) but I don't think the minimum spec is going to change at this point! Sorry!


07-30-2010, 08:08 AM
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This is my fave game right now on my iPod... I'm lucky enough to be a tester. Seriously... it is GOOD!!!
07-30-2010, 01:51 PM
Not for 2nd generation ipod-touch?! well that sucks
07-30-2010, 03:02 PM
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That's really disappointing, it looks like it can handle it. You should definitely try to get it on there, because I'm sure it's the #1 seller out of all the Ipod Touches.
07-30-2010, 03:39 PM
@Mantis and NottheVictim (and all other 2G users really!)

Hi guys,

Firstly, let me just say that I'm really amazed people are interested in my little game to the point of being disappointed it won't run on their system! Honestly, I wasn't expecting this. I am deeply humbled.

There's a bunch of stuff I'm hoping to add to the game in future updates, so I'll certainly be revisiting my little world and will look into optimising it more then. Fingers crossed I'll be able to get it to work.

Right now though, it's chug city on anything less than a 3GS There's a hell of a lot of stuff going on in the background that really makes keeping frame rates high difficult!

So 3GS + for now - 'lesser' devices later, if possible!