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Red Nova: Launching December 14th for 99

11-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
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Red Nova: Launching December 14th for 99

EDIT: Red Nova will be launching on December 14th, 2010 at $0.99

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last posted about Red Nova, but as of Monday morning it's been submitted to Apple for approval. Until then I don't have an exact release date, but let's just say if things go well it will be Early December 2010.

Just a note: The survival shooter mode that is releasing in December is "Red Nova Episode 1: First Contact" and Episode 2 will be released as a free update to the game in early 2011. Hopefully by people taking advantage of the $0.99 early adopter sale when the game comes out, I'll be able to release more episodes after that

EDIT: Here is the official trailer, enjoy!

App description:

While on a routine mission to test a number prototype fighters destined to replace the Earth Colonial Fleet's aging Starhawk, the ECF Red Nova, your carrier, comes across an unknown alien fleet preparing to stage a sneak attack on the human colonies!

In order to give the Red Nova a chance to escape and warn the rest of the fleet you have volunteered to attack the aliens head-on. With a choice of any of the fighters on deck, you have to use your wits, your guns, and your ample supply of homing missiles to survive for as long as you can!

"You are the front line."

  • Universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
  • Game Center leaderboards
  • Retina Display graphics
  • 3 scaling difficulty levels
  • 3 playable ships
  • 4 power-ups
  • 7 different enemies
  • Dynamic camera zooms in when things get intense
  • iOS Controller: use an iPhone or iPod Touch to control Red Nova on an iPad wirelessly
  • Dynamic touch controls for faster reaction times; no more hunting for fixed virtual buttons when it counts

Last edited by CGSColin; 12-07-2010 at 10:02 AM.
11-23-2010, 11:02 AM
99c + Universal = Insta- buy!

11-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 7
Liking the look of that. On my list!

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11-23-2010, 03:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 354
Glad to hear you guys like it

And yes, you read right the game is universal and supports retina graphics as well as iOS 3.1.3 (it's been tested and runs reasonably well on 1st gen iPhones and iPod Touches, though obviously without Game Center support).

The price will go up as more and more episodes are added, but I want as many people to enjoy my game and support my work as possible at the start!
11-23-2010, 10:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 172
This looks really nice. It reminds me of Space Miner and Alien Space. Are there any asteroids in the game?
11-23-2010, 10:47 PM
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I like how the fighter bounces off enemies when it collides with them

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11-24-2010, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by dansu View Post
This looks really nice. It reminds me of Space Miner and Alien Space. Are there any asteroids in the game?

No asteroids right now, but I plan to have them added as part of Episode 2
11-29-2010, 11:16 AM
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Posts: 354
A free desktop wallpaper while we all wait for approval. Hope you like it

(Click for full 1080p glory)
12-04-2010, 12:55 AM
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Posts: 354
Red Nova is In Review (yay!) and here is the official trailer.

12-04-2010, 01:03 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 754
Great Video, That looks like fun.

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