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Ebb, an Artistic "Bullet Hell" Shooter

01-07-2011, 08:43 AM
#1
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Ebb, an Artistic "Bullet Hell" Shooter

Hi everyone,

I recently submitted "Ebb", my new game, to Apple. I expect it to be approved shortly.

It's a very unique take on the "bullet hell shooter" genre, and I think it's a game that works really well for a touch screen (in fact, I think it could not exist on other types of platforms).

And, the soundtrack was created specifically for this game by talented composer Jeff Ball.

Here is the preview video. I hope you enjoy it!


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Thanks,
Tim Omernick
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01-07-2011, 01:23 PM
#2
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PS this game is only $0.99 which is a steal considering the amount of effort and love that we put into this game. Please show your support for indie developers and download this when it is approved! Thanks.

01-07-2011, 01:27 PM
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Can you say something more about it?

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01-07-2011, 01:47 PM
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looks cool, but we need more info about gameplay, features, supported devices, ect.
01-07-2011, 02:03 PM
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The gameplay is completely unique -- I haven't really seen a game like it.

Every time you play, the game is different, because it's randomly generated.

You can be one of three colors -- red, green, or yellow. You can pick up items to change your color. You can touch enemies that are your color -- enemies of a different color will kill you.

If you keep killing enemies of the same color, you will build a "chain" which gives you more points.

The closest game I can think of is "Ikaruga" (for Arcade, Dreamcast, GameCube, and XBLA).

I think it's a really unique game experience, fun for all ages, and has a really "chill" vibe when you play it. I hope you guys try it out when it's approved. I put a lot of effort into the game.
01-07-2011, 02:05 PM
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The initial release is for iPhone and iPod touch, and I'll release the iPad version soon.
01-07-2011, 02:09 PM
#7
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Hi Timo.

Interesting video. It looks like you fly into the same color objects as your ship to get rid of them. How do you change it's color? Also, if you make this a universal app it'll have a much better chance of selling and be easier to play.


Thanks,


RC
01-07-2011, 02:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timo View Post
The initial release is for iPhone and iPod touch, and I'll release the iPad version soon.
I will wait for the iPad version.

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On GC I am FPEX
01-07-2011, 09:40 PM
#9
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There's a tutorial included with the game to teach you how to play. It's a pretty simple idea ^^
01-07-2011, 11:25 PM
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This looks really fun and unique! Wanna be one of the first to have it! Coming out soon, eh?