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iPad: PONGVADERS: Episode One invades stores Monday!

08-21-2010, 04:50 PM
#1
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PONGVADERS: Episode One invades stores Monday!


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* Music by NULLSLEEP (http://nullsleep.com)
* Pixels by Anna Anthropy (http://auntiepixelante.com)

The alien forces have arrived, but why are they dancing? What are they shooting at you? What is that streak of mustard doing on your iPad? Get your friend to finish that hot-dog and prepare to defend humanity from over 10 waves of invaders who appear surprisingly coordinated to the music.

You are each armed with a reflective paddle to defend your planet. Rebound enemy shots back to destroy the aliens. Yet take care - if one planet is destroyed, both will fly out of orbit and into oblivion. Volley shots between your paddles for a super-charged attack. Collect a variety of powerups, but first talk to your friend: your boost could cause their bust. You can even tilt the iPad to shift the pull of gravity! After you've beaten the game, try to unravel the scoring system and compete to top the leaderboards. But try not to feel too bad for those cute prancing aliens during your ball-bouncing rampage.

From Koduco Games, an independent studio focusing on new collaborative games. We're helping people make new friends and memories one shared play at a time.




PongVaders (http://appstore.koduco.com/pongvaders)
3D Checkers / Checkers 360 (http://appstore.koduco.com/checkers360)
http://koduco.com/blog
twitter - @ColeVsCode, @KoducoGames
08-21-2010, 04:52 PM
#2
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We've been crunching like crazy to get this ready. We think you guys and gals are gonna love it!

(now I sleep...)

PongVaders (http://appstore.koduco.com/pongvaders)
3D Checkers / Checkers 360 (http://appstore.koduco.com/checkers360)
http://koduco.com/blog
twitter - @ColeVsCode, @KoducoGames

Last edited by Cole; 08-21-2010 at 05:11 PM.

08-22-2010, 12:33 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
Looks fun
08-22-2010, 12:39 AM
#4
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Location: Colorado
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This does look fun. Price?
08-22-2010, 12:43 AM
#5
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Sweet, this looks cool!

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08-22-2010, 08:31 AM
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Joined: Jun 2009
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out in nz

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NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time.

Price in NZ is $4.19 which should translate to USD $2.99



iPad Screenshots:
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Quote:
PONGVADERS: two great arcade tastes that taste great together.
* Music by NULLSLEEP (http://nullsleep.com)
* Pixels by Anna Anthropy (http://auntiepixelante.com)

Warning: asking strangers to play this game may create new friends.

The alien forces have arrived, but why are they dancing? What are they shooting at you? What is that streak of mustard doing on your iPad? Get your friend to finish that hot-dog and prepare to defend humanity from over 10 waves of invaders who appear surprisingly coordinated to the music.

You are each armed with a reflective paddle to defend your planet. Rebound enemy shots back to destroy the aliens. Yet take care – if one planet is destroyed, both will fly out of orbit and into oblivion. Volley shots between your paddles for a super-charged attack. Collect a variety of powerups, but first talk to your friend: your boost could cause their bust. You can even tilt the iPad to shift the pull of gravity! After you've beaten the game, try to unravel the scoring system and compete to top the leaderboards. But try not to feel too bad for those cute prancing aliens during your ball-bouncing rampage.

iPAD OPTIMIZED GAME
- Shared MULTIPLAYER experience only possible on a large touchscreen
- HIGH DEFINITION retro graphics
- Bouncing soundtrack by NULLSLEEP
- Intuitive touch controls - no virtual d-pads in sight

HIGHLY REPLAYABLE
- 10 levels
- Climactic boss fight
- Variety of "powerups" which create new challenges
- Compete online for the highest score

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From Koduco Games, an independent studio focusing on new collaborative games. We’re helping people make new friends and memories one shared play at a time.

Twitter: @koducogames
http://koduco.com



Quote:
NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time.

Price in NZ is $4.19 which should translate to USD $2.99
08-22-2010, 02:48 PM
#7
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Is that the launch price or is 2.99 permanent? Anyone in NZ have any impressions?

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08-22-2010, 06:51 PM
#8
Looks pretty cool, a new take on two classic games. Can't wait to check it out.
08-22-2010, 10:49 PM
#9
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Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
I am waiting for impressions on this one, but very tempted............
08-23-2010, 03:15 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 44
Woot! We just went live in the US store.

Thanks for the positive comments cranker, BazookaTime, songbird and Paradiso!

We're looking for some help designing the next set of levels. If anyone want's to provide some ideas / sketches for new levels please either post them to the thread or shoot me a private message. Thanks!!

-Cole

(BTW: I'd like to migrate this thread to the regular iPad apps area, rather than upcoming. Can I do that myself?)

PongVaders (http://appstore.koduco.com/pongvaders)
3D Checkers / Checkers 360 (http://appstore.koduco.com/checkers360)
http://koduco.com/blog
twitter - @ColeVsCode, @KoducoGames