App description: Nominated for 7 awards in the 2010 Best App Ever Awards including Best App!

"It has an interesting premise, one of the smartest control schemes I've seen, Game Center integration for high score bragging rights, and above all else it's just a blast to play." - 4/5 TouchArcade



Episode 1: First Contact

While on a routine mission to test a number of prototype fighters destined to replace the Earth Colonial Fleet's aging Starhawk, the ECS 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!

Episode 2: Mercy

The alien invasion of the human colonies has begun!

Reports are coming in that a massive alien mothership has begun an assault on the shipyards at Gamma Crucis, a mere 88 light years from Earth. It has disabled the fleet there and without your help the crew of those ships will meet an untimely end!

While the Red Nova occupies the mothership you must use your skill to pilot the Raven heavy transport against the fighter onslaught launched by the mothership. After repelling each wave of enemy ships you will have to pick up and transport the crew from their ships to the Red Nova.

"You are the front line."

Features

Universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Game Center leaderboards
Retina Display graphics
4 scaling difficulty levels
5 playable ships (Episode 1)
7 different enemies
5 power-ups
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

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While on a routine mission to test a number of prototype fighters destined to replace the Earth Colonial Fleet's aging Starhawk, the ECS 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."

Features

✦ 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

Visit www.celsiusgs.com for more
Watch on www.youtube.com/celsiusgs
Follow on twitter.com/celsiusgs


TA review : http://toucharcade.com/2010/12/13/re...rcade-shooter/
12-13-2010, 06:31 AM
#2
Thanks for the thread!

One thing if you don't mind though, that 2nd video is an older one, this one is the newest gameplay vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmKZMNkZUyE

12-13-2010, 06:35 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by CGSColin View Post
Thanks for the thread!

One thing if you don't mind though, that 2nd video is an older one, this one is the newest gameplay vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmKZMNkZUyE
Oh. Didnt see that one. Replaced it.
12-13-2010, 06:52 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Hungary
Posts: 3,956
Congrats on the release! Good to see this wonderful game in the store.

Guys, this is a great game, no brainer for this price.
12-13-2010, 10:16 AM
#5
Now available in Japan, Australia and various other eastern regions
12-13-2010, 10:44 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: the 56th realm of existence
Posts: 5,962
hm. looks really neat, though being an extremist dual stick shooting supporter, im unsure about this fighting mechanic

Beta tester of 54 games
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.
12-13-2010, 03:59 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by jak56 View Post
hm. looks really neat, though being an extremist dual stick shooting supporter, im unsure about this fighting mechanic
Glad you like the look of it!

My idea was to try something a bit innovative with the controls for a game like this because clumsy virtual buttons and fixed dpads are almost always criticized as being a downside to action games on iOS.
12-13-2010, 06:18 PM
#8
Red Nova should now be available in all of Europe

UK link: http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/red-nova/id389775715?mt=8
12-13-2010, 06:38 PM
#9
Game Impressions

Not sure what to make of this one. Technically it is very good, with smooth frame rate and nice physics. I just can't seem to get a handle on the gameplay. I suspect there is something I'm missing, but if so I'm at a loss as to what it is after about 20 mins of play, and frustration is beginning to set in.

Engaging the enemies head on does not appear to be an option: you lose life way too quickly. Flying away from them and trying to get the odd sneaky shot in works, for a while, but a: their numbers increase rapidly and b: boredom tends to set in.

Destroyed enemies appear to drop power-up, but damn if I can figure out how to pick them up consistently, as going back for them immediately gets you shot down by the chasing swarm.

I really don't know. I actually like the fact that this isn't a usual dual stick shooter, and the controls appear to work well, I just can't seem to be able to find an enjoyable (or successful) playing strategy.
12-13-2010, 06:39 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by CGSColin View Post
Red Nova should now be available in all of Europe

UK link: http://itunes.apple.com/uk/app/red-nova/id389775715?mt=8
EVIL! EVIL I SAY! RELEASE IT NOW BEFORE I POOP THAT BRICK I MENTIONED ON THE MAX ADVENTURE THREAD!!! seriosly i want it now it will help me wait for max tomorrow so then i can play this and max!