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iPhone: 7 Cities v1.5 update (and on $1 sale)

03-17-2009, 03:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
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7 Cities v1.5 update (and on $1 sale)

Apple just approved the v1.5.1 update. It is out in all iTunes stores.

Note that $1 sale is still on.

1.5.1 fixes the launch crash. Also, now you can enter "Cheat" in the High Scores screen as your name if you want to unlock all maps and skills. This cheat was for those who had lost their progress or didn't want to play through the Campaign to unlock everything.

A screenshot of the new map and hud:

This is our last update for 7 Cities (for now anyway) as we are planning to move onto a new project. We like to thank all those that bought the game and left reviews. With your support we are able to start a cool new project which we will give out more details once its near completion, and that will be a few months from now.


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Featuring new 'Open Waters' mode:
Open Waters mode allows you to create your own maze and path. Comes with new 'Island' buildable set. Buy it for 10 gold to use for blocking and creating paths.
New 'Turquoise Isle' map.

Tooltips toggle in the Options menu (set to 'off' if you don't want tooltips)
New HUD bar at bottom.
Added 3x Speed.
Added Gold-to-Gem conversion.
Pause & Build separated from Speed button.
Online High Scores table has been reset for v1.5.
Tower stats and special skills have been improved significantly.
Tower upgrade gem requirements capped at 10 or 20 depending on tower (see below).
Obelisk has been re-designed.

Survival mode:
Survival mode wave cap is increased from 300 to 500.
Survival Medium and Hard are tougher now to reduce time spent in Survival (average of 150 waves).
No more 2x bosses before wave 10 in Survival.
Show range during Pause & Build.

Tower Changes:

Changed damage based on aura to have its own damage (damage starts at 100)
Attacks at random units.
Reduced splash from 30 to 15.
Increased attack delay from 3 to 6 seconds.
Damage can now be upgraded, costs +2 gems each time.
Auras start at 10%, and go up 2% to max of 100% each level (Speed aura maxes out at 35%)
Show aura percentage in HUD.
Aura gold bonus is now stored internally if not a whole number (ie. if only 0.2 gold aura bonus given, then this is stored internally and incremented until it reaches 1.0, therefore the bonuses are never lost)

Tornado Tower:
Improved razor [changed 8 -> 15, 15 -> 25]
Show updated damage on HUD when razor is active.

Lightning Tower:
Damage starts at 4.
Upgrade damage increase is same as other towers, but upgrade cost is +2 (like Cannon)
Upgrade gem cost is capped at 20 gems.
Increased charged bolt explosive damage [changed to multiplier of damage: 1.5x, 2x, charge to 500]
Reduced extra damage to Immune from 2.25 to 1.75
Range increased from 50 to 60

Cannon Tower:
Upgrade gem cost is capped at 20 gems.
Berserk activation chance done on hit rather than kill.
Berserk chance is now 15% (level 1) and 30% (level 2).
Increased Trebuchet burn damage percentage to 10% (level 1) and 20% (level 2)

Arrow Tower:
Upgrade gem cost is capped at 10 gems.
Critical Hit level 2 multiplier reduced from 4 to 3.
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Last edited by Knight; 03-25-2009 at 08:10 AM.
03-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Sweet can wait to try the new build your own path mode. Have to say 7 Cities has gone through some pretty nifty updates and ehanced it quite a bit.

03-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 980
well thanks for giving us one last update, sounds like a cool one
03-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,472
Still the best TD game in my opinion, bar none!
I will add that anyone who doesn't buy this game at the current sale price of $.99, is missing out on the best TD game (I'd use harsher language but it's not appropriate! lol)
03-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 357
Looking forward to it. I'm even more interested in what you guys are working on next
03-17-2009, 03:45 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: the next whiskey bar
Posts: 5,549
nice, you can make mazes like in fieldrunners.
great job on 7 cities, looking forward to a new app from you guys!
03-17-2009, 04:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 804
$1 is such a steal for this game. I was happy paying $5 and i still am glad i got it. If you don't get this now that its a dollar..... do i even need to say it?

03-17-2009, 04:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,030
Great looking update for a great price. You are sure leaving 7 Cities on a high note! Thanks.
03-17-2009, 04:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,899
Great work on 7Cities. May we ask what genre you're gonna try next?
03-17-2009, 04:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 160
What a great way to finish off 7 Cities. I'm downloading the update now. All the best with the new project. I'm looking forward to seeing it!