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iPhone: Lame Castle now in the app store

12-02-2010, 08:30 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
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Lame Castle now in the app store

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Hey everyone. My first iPhone game is now available in the app store. It's called Lame Castle.

(app store link)

(Web Version)

Similar games:
-Robot Unicorn Attack
-Monster Dash

About the Game:
-Lame Castle is a "dash" or "run" platforming game where your goal is to destroy Wizzy the evil wizard's lame castle
-24 different levels to beat
-4 different challenge modes
-Game center leaderboards + 30 sweet achievements
-Brag to your friends by posting your scores to Facebook
-Plenty of chickens to punt (seriously, you have to try the chicken punt challenge. Unlock it by beating level 2)
-Inspired by THIS AD

-Hold your phone with 2 hands like a game controller
-Press the left side of the screen to JUMP and DOUBLE JUMP
-Hold to jump further
-Press the right side of the screen to ATTACK


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12-02-2010, 09:00 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
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Here is a vid of gameplay and if you understand Russian you'll even get the bonus of knowing what the reviewer is saying!

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Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews

12-02-2010, 10:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 567
I've had the privilege to be one of the first few to try this game

This runner is really great. The whimsical art style works very well and the game is very beautifully designed. The accompanying chiptune sounds great as well.

There are two modes to the gameplay, one endless mode (with more extra unlockable endless modes) and one normal mode, which is divided in 24 (I think) stages. In the normal mode the aim of the game is to run and survive all the way to the end of stage, where you will puncture a "lame castle" and get the joy of seeing it fly away. You start with 2 lives (more can be unlocked), accidentally smashing into rocks reduces one life while falling into spikes or smashing against a wall will end the game straight away.

Along the way you can hit chickens and flying treasure chests to gain more points. Every hit propels them forward, and the more hits you can land on them as you run, the more points you get. You also have a lance which u can use to smash rocks out of the way or get extra points when hitting chickens or floating treasure chests. Powerups along the way increases your lance animation length and give extra bonus points. Life power up exists also to replenish health.

Each stage has a bonus objective, which is usually hitting more of something or getting higher scores.

I haven't played the endless modes yet, the normal stages will keep you occupied for quite some time.

The game also features Game Center leaderboards and 30 achievements to collect

This game is a five star (out of five) rating in my books!

Some little things I notice (not important):
- Win screen music loops with a slight pause. I think the main menu song as well
- The icon looks like it has jagged edges, I wonder why since on itunes the icon looks great!

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Last edited by spyky; 12-02-2010 at 12:57 PM.
12-02-2010, 04:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco
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I worked on this game with brad and everyone should check it out!

Brad is awesome!
12-02-2010, 04:45 PM
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I'd love a promo code for this so I could try it out!

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12-02-2010, 04:46 PM
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Dammit, I only have .51 cents. This is added to my wishlist for sure.
12-02-2010, 04:48 PM
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I only played a bit of the web version so far but I love how they combined Canabalt, Robot Unicorn Attack, with Hacky Sack!

If not too late I also am interested in a promo!

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
12-02-2010, 05:17 PM
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I'm interested in a promo too. The art looks lovely

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12-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Joined: May 2010
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The game looks cute and polished!

I hope, i'm not too late to get a promo code
12-02-2010, 05:58 PM
Game looks really fun. I like the art style. Nice work.