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iPhone: Tractor Beam 1.1 Updated! (New Timed Run Mode / Retro Arcade)

03-14-2010, 12:34 PM
#1
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Tractor Beam 1.1 Updated! (New Timed Run Mode / Retro Arcade)


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Updated to 1.1! New Timed Run Mode where it's speed that counts.
You have 90 seconds, plus ten seconds for each 25000 points you earn.

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tractor-beam/id352841522?mt=8

Description:
Your engines are down. Use your tractor beams to move.

Tractor beam is a powerfully simple and addictive arcade game inspired by Asteroids. Unarmed and out of fuel, to survive you must slingshot your ship through an asteroid field using only your tractor beam. But the beam will also send the asteroids on a collision course with your ship, making for a unique challenge as you press onward to rack up points.

Tractor Beam can be played in either portrait or landscape orientation, and multi-touch gameplay allows for more than one beam and complex strategies. The procedurally generated background music is never the same twice, or choose to listen to your own music from within the iPod application.

- Classic arcade look and feel
- Multi-touch gameplay
- Three levels of difficulty
- Dynamic music is created on-the-fly
- Allows for music from iPod application

03-14-2010, 12:56 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
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i suck at this game

Beta tester of 54 games
Quote:
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.

03-14-2010, 02:04 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by jak56 View Post
i suck at this game

Yeah, same here. I still think it's cool, though. Need to put in some more practice time.

Has the developer mentioned anything about online leaderboards? Because that would be good.
03-14-2010, 06:47 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guise View Post
Has the developer mentioned anything about online leaderboards? Because that would be good.
Yep it's planned, we're learning toward a custom implementation (over OpenFeint) to keep the look of the game. If we went in that direction, what are the most important aspects of OF you guys would like to see in there?
03-14-2010, 07:00 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: the 56th realm of existence
Posts: 5,962
um
autolocate your score.
locate friend scores (vis username) compare your scores with friends. thats about it

Beta tester of 54 games
Quote:
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.
03-14-2010, 11:29 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,444
I like the retro art and type, but man, it looks impossibly difficult.

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03-14-2010, 11:49 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 46
I love the retro Asteroids look. I might drop a buck on this and see if I like it...
03-15-2010, 12:09 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
Online leadereboards are a must for me to buy. This game looks fun, but without the online competition I will not pick it up.
03-15-2010, 03:08 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranker View Post
Online leadereboards are a must for me to buy. This game looks fun, but without the online competition I will not pick it up.
Next version. Promise.
03-29-2010, 04:40 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 8
By the way, the current version is coming to iPad on Saturday as a universal app. Current users won't have to pay a thing for it.