★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Star Command (Game Dev Story meets Star Trek)

04-16-2011, 11:46 PM
#21
Senior Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 323
I have a bad case of The Wants.
04-18-2011, 05:05 PM
#22
Christening your ship name

Hey guys, Justin here from War Balloon (makers of Star Command).

You most assuredly CAN christen your ship name. Perhaps you can append it with Roman Numerals if/when you lose them in battle.

While Game Dev Story was a fantastic game- our title is more following Sim-City, Civ and X-com with dabbles of GDS in it.

We are still experimenting with the granularity to which you need to maintain your ships systems- it is a balancing act with the broader goals of the game being missions and exploring and such - the ratio of how you spend your time that is.

-Justin

www.starcommandgame.com


04-18-2011, 05:07 PM
#23
Doctor of Game of the Week-ology [Original Poster]
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
Posts: 7,686
Quote:
Originally Posted by justincoombs21 View Post
Hey guys, Justin here from War Balloon (makers of Star Command).

You most assuredly CAN christen your ship name. Perhaps you can append it with Roman Numerals if/when you lose them in battle.

While Game Dev Story was a fantastic game- our title is more following Sim-City, Civ and X-com with dabbles of GDS in it.

We are still experimenting with the granularity to which you need to maintain your ships systems- it is a balancing act with the broader goals of the game being missions and exploring and such - the ratio of how you spend your time that is.

-Justin

www.starcommandgame.com

Woah! Glad to see you guys have joined! Welcome to TA! I'm really excited for the release!

MADE THE FRONT PAGE ON TA!
Quote:
Originally Posted by melvin2898 View Post
True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.
04-18-2011, 05:19 PM
#24
Quote:
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Woah! Glad to see you guys have joined! Welcome to TA! I'm really excited for the release!
You didn't think we'd lets this party go without us... woot
04-18-2011, 05:28 PM
#25
Senior Member
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Star Command Designer

Jordan Coombs, the other founder of Warballoon, creators of Star Command.

Any other questions or anything like that - happy to answer. I saw one earlier for price point. 2.99-3.99

Something like that.
04-18-2011, 05:29 PM
#26
Hey Justin,

Will the game be universal or have an iPad version? I have an iphone 4 if it's ipod/iphone only but a game like this would greatly benefit from more screen estate. It would be an instant buy for me if there is an ipad version. Besides, games like this is sorely lacking for iPads.

My biggest gripe with GDS and HSS is they don't have native iPad support!!

<iPhone 4 32GB> <iPad 2 32GB>
04-18-2011, 05:32 PM
#27
Senior Member
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by dacalo View Post
Hey Justin,

Will the game be universal or have an iPad version? I have an iphone 4 if it's ipod/iphone only but a game like this would greatly benefit from more screen estate. It would be an instant buy for me if there is an ipad version. Besides, games like this is sorely lacking for iPads.

My biggest gripe with GDS and HSS is they don't have native iPad support!!
Ill answer for Justin,

Were going to design an original version for iPad, not just a universal. We agree with you - the iPad is perfect for this game. We also hate lame ports, so we will look at the device and make changes to build it to take advantage of the real estate and processing power.
04-18-2011, 05:39 PM
#28
Awesome!

Would the iPad version be released simultaneouly or will it be released after the iphone/itouch version?

<iPhone 4 32GB> <iPad 2 32GB>
04-18-2011, 05:46 PM
#29
Doctor of Game of the Week-ology [Original Poster]
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
Posts: 7,686
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpcoombs View Post
Jordan Coombs, the other founder of Warballoon, creators of Star Command.

Any other questions or anything like that - happy to answer. I saw one earlier for price point. 2.99-3.99

Something like that.
IMO, thats a great price point for this game.

MADE THE FRONT PAGE ON TA!
Quote:
Originally Posted by melvin2898 View Post
True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.
04-18-2011, 05:56 PM
#30
Banned
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Oh man I can't wait for this to come out I'm currently playing game dev but I'm a billionaire into year 50 something and running out of stuff to do.
Bring on the summer.