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iPad: Ant Raid - an original iPad game coming this spring

02-17-2011, 02:56 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Tampere
Posts: 64
Ant Raid - an original iPad game coming this summer

Hi there, fellow gamers!

We, as in Prank Ltd, wanted to share you some information of our first original iPad title. Ant Raid combines action, arcade and strategy, and is NOW available on App Store. The setting is easy-going "tongue-on-the-cheek" horror.

A glimpse of Ant Raid's features:
  • Designed for iPad from the get-go. In other words: not a conversion.
  • Easy-to-grasp one finger controls.
  • Survival mode with four dynamic and endless levels, connected to Game Center Leaderboards.
  • 100 level to play.
  • Game Center Achievements.

For more, please visit www.antraid.com.

The gameplay trailer:



Here's a cinematic trailer of Ant Raid, and a few screenshots. Enjoy!












Last edited by Prank Ltd.; 07-06-2011 at 12:28 AM.
02-17-2011, 03:42 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: The Yellow Brick Road
Posts: 186
This looks really slick! Do want!

03-03-2011, 03:15 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Tampere
Posts: 64
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Originally Posted by iGotIt View Post
This looks really slick! Do want!
Thank you, glad to hear you like what you're seeing!

Now that we've SHOWN a sneak peek of what Ant Raid looks like, we figured we should let you HEAR it as well. So here's "Mushroom Jive", one of the many original in-game songs of Ant Raid:


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(for best audio quality, switch to "720p" from the bottom-right corner)

If you guys and girls like what you're hearing, let us know and we might just release the entire soundtrack! Free of charge, of course

Last edited by Prank Ltd.; 03-03-2011 at 04:07 PM.
03-18-2011, 06:35 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Tampere
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Originally Posted by Therealtrebitsch View Post
That soundtrack is sooooo cooool!
Thank you -- love to hear that! There's a good chance we might treat you with some more music soon

But before that, here's a quick look at a few of the in-game enemies of Ant Raid. As you can see, it's horrible what a small breath of insecticide can do to snails, bees, beetles and worms!


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Prank Ltd. - a game development studio.
www.prankentertainment.com
03-19-2011, 03:45 AM
#6
ah,as i am getting old,these ants or insects cannot attract me any longer...What i am showing interest maybe "bigger" animalssuch as sheep,chicken,or some more stratigic games...like the doodle games,fitin,manias....
03-21-2011, 03:21 PM
#7
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Location: Tampere
Posts: 64
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Originally Posted by sixthturn View Post
ah,as i am getting old,these ants or insects cannot attract me any longer...What i am showing interest maybe "bigger" animalssuch as sheep,chicken,or some more stratigic games...like the doodle games,fitin,manias....
Thank you for the comment, sixthturn, much appreciated!

Unfortunately we can't turn the insects into mammals at this point anymore, though zombie sheep and vampire minks DO sound interesting now that you think of it

But we're happy to tell you that Ant Raid is guaranteed to scratch your itch for strategy! Nothing too complicated, but something little to keep your mind busy when playing -- think of "gut-feeling based real-time tactics" rather than "designing complex war-strategies on paper."

Oh, and you can expect the word mania to be highly emphasized as well!

But don't just take our word for it -- hopefully we are able to convince you with Ant Raid's gameplay trailer, once it's ready soon

Prank Ltd. - a game development studio.
www.prankentertainment.com
03-30-2011, 03:37 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 26
How did I miss this one? Looks really promising! I'm not sure what to expect from the gameplay though... Will this be an RTS similar to Starcraft or am I completely off the track here?
03-30-2011, 03:52 AM
#9
Looks sweet haha
04-06-2011, 03:52 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Tampere
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarface81 View Post
How did I miss this one? Looks really promising! I'm not sure what to expect from the gameplay though... Will this be an RTS similar to Starcraft or am I completely off the track here?
Scarface81: Glad to hear we finally got your attention too!

We at Prank try to avoid the use of "RTS" when talking about Ant Raid's gameplay, since it can give a slightly wrong idea… The actual gameplay IS about managing your ant troopers by assigning different tasks for them in real-time, so in a way, yes, this is an RTS. But just to clear up any false expectations, we'd like to point out the following:

1) RTS fans shouldn't expect a traditional experience -- they should be aware that Ant Raid aims to offer a breath of fresh air to the genre. Instead of preparing and executing a strategy on each level, Ant Raid challenges players' quick wits and ability to react to hectic, constantly changing situations.

2) RTS haters may want to give Ant Raid a chance. If the genre hasn't appealed to you because you feel there is always too much strategy and not enough real-time action, Ant Raid might just be the first RTS-type-of game you can truly enjoy!

In Ant Raid, you constantly divide your ant troopers between different errands such as collecting stuff, reviving fallen comrades, and of course: attacking and defending the hive against swarms of mutated zombie slugs, vampire bees and other utterly silly creatures. As you progress with the campaign, new features are unlocked at a steady pace, such as collectable power-ups to momentarily boost your ants in the midst of action.

The gameplay is fast-paced and WILL keep your fingers and mind busy for sure! To put a long story short and answer your question: no, gameplay-wise Ant Raid isn't too close to Starcraft, even though we all love that game. Ant Raid is an "RTSish" arcade game with a hint of 'dash' and.. uh.. other things. It's a weird mixture really, and hard to explain in words :P

Hopefully our upcoming gameplay trailer can give you a better answer than this vague twaddle

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Originally Posted by joecarr View Post
Looks sweet haha
Joecarr: Your green grin made us happy.. A counter grin!

Prank Ltd. - a game development studio.
www.prankentertainment.com