• Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 19.3 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: By Zach Gage and Kurt Bieg
* Finalist at Indiecade 2011 *
* Finalist for for Best Mobile Game in IGF2011 *

"Innocently sucks you in for hours." - ABC News

4/5 Stars - iOS Game of the Day for January 13th
"A deep and challenging action-puzzler that's a natural fit for Apple's tablet." - GamePro

"A fun, unique, and delightfully musical challenge"
-Gamezebo

"... It's awesome, and there's something oddly trancelike about directing triangles against a background of soothing sounds and music..."
-jayisgames

"Feels like...Nintendo's Art Style and Bit Generations series" -GamesRadar

"a lovely aesthetic and a powerful dose of addictiveness."
"brings to mind Rez"
-TouchArcade

"If youve an iPad, do yourself a favor and buy this game."
PodGamer ESSENTIAL Award
- PodGamer.com

"Fresh, engaging and fiercely challenging; if youre looking for something thats unlike many iPad games out there right now then you should get this one." - 148apps

*Exhibited in the Giant Robot Magazine: Pixel Pushers show*

9/10 - theiPadTop.com

"Just the thing to fill the gaping void in your otherwise perfectly balanced modern life." - EuroGamer.net

Two Thumbs Up - ExtraLives.tv


* A Unique Action Puzzle Game *
Halcyon is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice.
Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad.
Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.

Take on the role of the Halcyon, conducting nature, untangling currents, and bringing calm to the wind, sea, land, and stars.

* A Generative Musical Instrument *
Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you'll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along.

* Tons of Gameplay *
: 36 Levels through Four Environments
: Two Endless Modes that dynamically adjust difficulty based on how you are doing
: A Twelve Song Generative Soundtrack
: OpenFeint + Game Center

If you enjoyed Unify, you'll love Halcyon

stfj's comments:
Hey guys, I just wanted to post and say that Halcyon just got released to the appstore!


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A Unique Action Puzzle Game
Halcyon is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice.
Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad.
Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.

Take on the role of the Halcyon, conducting nature, untangling currents, and bringing calm to the wind, sea, land, and stars.

A Generative Musical Instrument
Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you'll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along.

Tons of Gameplay
: 36 Levels through Four Environments

: Two Endless Modes that dynamically adjust difficulty based on how you are doing

: A Twelve Song Generative Soundtrack

: OpenFeint + Game Center

11-23-2010, 03:19 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 811
This looks really cool ! How much will it be released for ?

I'm an app-oholic! And there's no 12-step program...
IAPs = I Ain't Purchasing, son !

11-23-2010, 03:32 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by quebecotr View Post
This looks really cool ! How much will it be released for ?
It's $3.99. Just bought it, but I can't report back for a while.

Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL
11-23-2010, 03:33 PM
#4
It's days like this that make me wish I had an iPad.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by VeganTnT; 05-09-2013 at 04:34 PM. Reason: Moved app info to op
11-23-2010, 04:04 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post

It's days like this that make me wish I had an iPad.
I know how you feel, drelbs. I'm strongly considering getting one this week
11-23-2010, 05:20 PM
#6
I'm speechless. Games as beautifully engaging and creative as Halcyon are rare, but when they do present themselves, it's most often on a device designed by Apple. This is the reason to own an iPad; instantly approachable, startlingly fresh, and it provides a genuinely unique and rewarding experience. The halcyon days truly are here. Anyone that thinks video games can't be art are playing the wrong games.

Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL
11-23-2010, 05:28 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by djflippy View Post
I'm speechless. Games as beautifully engaging and creative as Halcyon are rare, but when they do present themselves, it's most often on a device designed by Apple. This is the reason to own an iPad; instantly approachable, startlingly fresh, and it provides a genuinely unique and rewarding experience. The halcyon days truly are here. Anyone that thinks video games can't be art are playing the wrong games.
You're really making this game tempting! It looks pretty cool, and fortunately I have an iPad.
11-23-2010, 05:37 PM
#8
A new Zach Gage app? Bought!
11-23-2010, 05:42 PM
#9
wow guys, thanks for the positive responses!
especially djflippy! now i'm speechless
11-23-2010, 06:12 PM
#10
I couldn't resist this game. Picked it up and now I can't put it down. . As djflippy said, it is a beautiful game, and very peaceful -- yet frantic. It starts off pretty easy, but then the difficulty ramped up pretty quick (at least for me).

Well done!