Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-27-2014, 08:58 AM
PeteOzzy PeteOzzy is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 3,386
Default Avoid ZX (by 48h Studio)

Quote:
NZ Release info:

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 30.3 MB.

Price in NZ is $1.29 which should translate to USD $0.99.

Requirements:

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Quote:
Have you ever wondered how Avoid - Sensory Overload would look on a ZX Spectrum? Here is the answer!

Avoid ZX is a fast-paced arcade game where you have to avoid obstacles with your vehicle, trying to survive as long as you can. Find multipliers and power ups to help you last long enough to beat your top score. Compete on the online leaderboards be the ultimate master avoider.
Everything from the 1-bit soundtrack to the retro graphics has been made to have a ZX Spectrum feel.


Features:

- Fast arcade game, easy to learn but difficult to master
- Randomly generated patterns
- 1-bit soundtrack and retro graphics.
- GameCenter leaderboards and achievements
- Everything is in the style of the old ZX Spectrum
iPhone Screenshots:









Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-03-2014, 12:37 PM
vectorarchitekt vectorarchitekt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 173
Default

Looks cool, I wish it was in portrait mode though.
Never used a Spectrum, but those colors are serious.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-03-2014, 12:54 PM
AxBattler's Avatar
AxBattler AxBattler is offline
Developer
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 8.x
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Italy
Posts: 65
Default

Developer here. Thanks!
The game is landscape because... well, the Spectrum connected to TVs, and they were that way
The game was originally made for the SpeccyJam contest and while we didn't win we were one of the top three picks

You can try that first version for free on our website (it only works on desktop browsers, sorry!): http://www.48hstudio.com/g_avoidzx.php?lang=en

On the mobile version we added some new stuff, of course. The main improvements are:
- a new difficulty setting
- a new 1-bit audio track
- a new powerup
- GameCenter leaderboards and achievements

I hope you find the game fun to play as it was fun for us to make, and thanks for your support!

Last edited by AxBattler; 11-03-2014 at 12:58 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Exact-Psience Exact-Psience is offline
Senior Member
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 16,781
Default

Woah! I was gonna say this was similar to Sensory Overload but in 2D, only to find out you guys made this as well

I do agree about this looking better in portrait though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-03-2014, 01:15 PM
amaurote amaurote is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 113
Default

I love zx specy
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-03-2014, 01:42 PM
rich_952000 rich_952000 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,048
Default

Wow, how did I miss this one..? Looks great and really like the original Avoid. I'll pick this up tonight
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-03-2014, 02:07 PM
vectorarchitekt vectorarchitekt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 173
Default

Any chance of an update with a more "washed out" retro 70s color scheme? Though I suppose that would defeat the purpose of the Spectrum look...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-03-2014, 02:44 PM
AxBattler's Avatar
AxBattler AxBattler is offline
Developer
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 8.x
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Italy
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vectorarchitekt View Post
Any chance of an update with a more "washed out" retro 70s color scheme? Though I suppose that would defeat the purpose of the Spectrum look...
Probably not, as we are using only the colors the Spectrum was capable of.
Maybe some kind of filter to give it the look of an old CRT TV? But frankly i'm not a fan, I prefer the "clean" pixellated look.
Anyway, if the games does well enough we'd probably add more gameplay elements first (like new powerups or difficulty levels).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-03-2014, 03:16 PM
psj3809 psj3809 is online now
Moderator
iPhone 4S, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vectorarchitekt View Post
Any chance of an update with a more "washed out" retro 70s color scheme? Though I suppose that would defeat the purpose of the Spectrum look...
Disagree with this. It's meant to be speccy colours !
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-03-2014, 04:37 PM
Anotherkellydown Anotherkellydown is offline
Senior Member
iPad mini 2, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 579
Default

Spectrum must be the new thing! Looks cool. I'll give it a shot.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent