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App description: Finalist in the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011, Adventure/RPG category!
Top ten in the Role Playing category in 50 countries
Thanks for all the amazing 5-star reviews!

Please do read our blog post if you're wondering about Scarlett Episode 2: http://bit.ly/JnRcYy

About the game

Kidnapped? Standard princess procedure dictates dutifully awaiting rescue by a knight in shining armor.

But Scarlett isnt dutiful. Shes angry. Shes going to start a fight, make a daring escape, and ride into the sunset on an egotistical mechanical horse built from spare parts. Hang on

Scarlett and the Spark of Life is the first episode of the Scarlett Adventures, lovingly crafted in the spirit of classic point and click adventures exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Features

An angry princess with a crowbar
A talking horse with a god complex
A hilarious tale of mystery, deceit, and psychopathic furry animals

Do you really need anything else? Yes? Okay:

Frustration-free point and tap gameplay built specifically for the iPhone / iPod Touch
Explore an eclectic alpine village and figure out its puzzling secrets
Battle, belittle and/or befriend an eccentric cast of characters
Go behind the scenes with the unique Visual Commentary mode
Test your mettle with integrated OpenFeint Achievements

Scarlett and the Spark of Life: an offbeat adventure that fits in your pocket.

Reviews

Jayisgames: The writing in this game is nothing short of brilliant a must-buy title for any iPhone/iPod Touch owner!
Paste Magazine: Remarkably assured
GameZebo 4/5: Sublimely simple touch controls
Wired: Excellent story
Slide to Play 4/4: The visual developer commentary is a great incentive to replay the game
Pocket Gamer 8/10: Charming visuals, sharp writing, and interesting puzzles
AppSpy 4/5: A beautiful and satisfying adventure
Game on Mac 5/5: This was seriously one of the best games that weve ever played. If you dont pick this up, youre missing out.
Eurogamer 8/10: This is a hugely promising start for Launching Pad Games. More, please.

ImNoSuperMan's comments:

12-01-2010, 07:11 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
Cool. Bought, bought and bought.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

12-01-2010, 12:51 PM
#3
Thanks for posting guys! We've also got our launch trailer out if you're interested:


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12-01-2010, 03:21 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaunchingPadGames View Post
Thanks for posting guys! We've also got our launch trailer out if you're interested:


Youtube link | Pop Up
Will an iPad version be released?
12-01-2010, 04:24 PM
#5
An iPad version is something we're looking into, but we've got no solid details right now I'm afraid!

In general, though, iPads just seem tailor-made for adventure games, don't they?
12-01-2010, 11:31 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaunchingPadGames View Post
An iPad version is something we're looking into, but we've got no solid details right now I'm afraid!

In general, though, iPads just seem tailor-made for adventure games, don't they?
I disagree, an iPad version of Scarlett would be great!
12-01-2010, 11:45 PM
#7
Ooh, this looks good. I haven't found many original iPhone adventure games, though I'm enjoying replaying the classics like Monkey Island. (And finding I still get stuck in the same places. Damn you, cannibals!)

Looking forward to hearing thoughts.

Cheers.
12-03-2010, 12:07 PM
#8
This game is great fun! The dialog is great and it has a very "Monkey Island" type of feel to it, definitely worth checking out!

-Phil
01-03-2011, 10:58 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 9
Stuck in first

Astounded to say this, but I'm actually stuck within a few minutes.

Can't get the paint pot.

Mentions using something soft - I've picked up everything, thought the wool might do it, but I can't scoop any up. Same goes for the crutch, etc.

Cap in hand... lil' help?
01-04-2011, 04:26 PM
#10
Just finished this yesterday and it really is very good, dialogue is very witty and funny, the puzzles if anything are a little on the easy side, but i actually like that as i always enjoy these games more for the characters and dialogue than anything else. Can't wait for part two.