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  • Publisher: Mobile 1UP
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 137.2 MB
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (3)
App description: (5 stars) This is a wonderful reincarnation of a 90's classic.
(5 stars) Great re-imaging of a childhood favourite - Lemmings.

LETS GO! ... OH NO! (or.. YIPEE!)

Caveman is a game where the goal is to guide Cavemen to the exit on the level.

:: GAME PLAY

Cavemen enter the level through an open hatch and walk aimlessly to their death or around in circles following the path outlined - specific skills can be assigned to Cavemen to create a new path and help guide the others to the designated exit.

The following skill sets are available:

- CLIMBER: scale those walls
- FLOATER: float down to safety
- EXPLODER: pop!
- BLOCKER: block the path
- BUILDER: build a bridge
- BASHER: bash a horizontal path
- MINER: mine a diagonal path
- DIGGER: dig a vertical path

Each level has a set of requirements to complete where a combination of skillsets may need to be used to solve the level - there is more than one solution available; how many cavemen can you save!

With four difficulty levels (easy, medium, obscure, insane) and 120 levels + hidden bonus levels - this game is guaranteed to bring you hours of enjoyment and gaming addiction!

:: OPTIONS

A number of game play options exist to customize the game play to individual preference; assignment of tools can be via clicking on the caveman, clicking on the toolbar or both. The game resumes play on touch by default but this can be disabled under the options screen.

:: SOLUTIONS

Mobile 1UP has worked very hard to ensure that all levels are solvable; a complete set of solution guides for every level are available on the Mobile 1UP website (high definition video and detailed walk throughts) - of course the challenge is being able to solve them on your own!

:: TIMEWARP

A special "unlock feature" has been provided where unlocked levels can be accessed via a special code; in addition to revealing special secrets of the game engine (easter eggs) - a complete list of the relevant unlock codes are available on the Mobile 1UP website. Some codes change on a daily basis - so be sure to visit often to find all the goodies that are available!

:: CREDITS

Caveman is a game inspired by the classic Lemmings developed by Psygnosis released for Amiga, DOS, et al in 1991. The project started as a port of the game, but due to intellectual property concerns the game was given a new set of graphics, audio and some custom levels to bring the game genre up to the standards expected by gamers in this era. The game was developed by Aaron Ardiri, the graphics provided by Tomas Miller, and the sounds were provided by Michael McGee.

mobile1up's comments:


Caveman is a game in which the goal is to guide a certain number of Cavemen to the exit on the level. Cavemen enter the level through an open hatch and can be assigned specific skills to help guide the remaining Cavemen to the designated exit.
04-13-2011, 06:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,164
I love Lemmings! I wonder how faithful this clone is? Would love to hear some feedback.

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic

04-13-2011, 07:19 AM
#3
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Location: Munich, Germany
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CzarCastic View Post
I love Lemmings! I wonder how faithful this clone is? Would love to hear some feedback.
did you ever watch this blog?

http://www.mobile1up.com/lemmings/blog/

that should give you a pretty good idea *g*

// Aaron Ardiri
Mobile 1UP is a proud indie developer - support us!
developer of Caveman / Caveman HD and GW Series
04-13-2011, 07:23 AM
#4
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Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by mobile1up View Post
did you ever watch this blog?

http://www.mobile1up.com/lemmings/blog/

that should give you a pretty good idea *g*
Nope. Had never seen it before, but I just found the Caveman thread in the iPhone forum, so started reading it a few minutes ago. Very interesting, thanks! I'm definitely going to watch this thread with interest. This looks like it could be a very good version of the Lemmings game I loved so much.

Edit: Only 30 levels available now? That's kind of a bummer. I could play Lemmings for hours, but that doesn't seem like it'll be enough to sustain my interest for that long.

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic
04-13-2011, 07:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CzarCastic View Post
Edit: Only 30 levels available now? That's kind of a bummer. I could play Lemmings for hours, but that doesn't seem like it'll be enough to sustain my interest for that long.
the next 30 are almost done - just need to integrate and play-test.

we have completely re-worked the levels (new graphics, changed paths) which doesn't happen overnight.. we are offering a reduced price during the period of getting levels out.. trust me.. you will get stuck on level 25 (WONDERS OF THE WEB)... so the first 30 wont be done so quickly *g*

// Aaron Ardiri
Mobile 1UP is a proud indie developer - support us!
developer of Caveman / Caveman HD and GW Series
04-13-2011, 07:50 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,164
Alright, well, you're doing a good job of selling it. I hope it's as good as you say!

$4 is above my TOFTT price limit, so I'm going to wait for some feedback before taking the plunge. It's on my wishlist, though!

Xbox Gamertag & Game Center: CzarCastic
04-13-2011, 08:00 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by CzarCastic View Post
Alright, well, you're doing a good job of selling it. I hope it's as good as you say! $4 is above my TOFTT price limit, so I'm going to wait for some feedback before taking the plunge. It's on my wishlist, though!
youtube.com: Caveman: Easy 001
youtube.com: Caveman: Easy 002
youtube.com: Caveman: Easy 003

these are videos of the game in action (recorded from iPad Simulator); beware; they are solution guides *g* check out the first few levels (the basic ones). i think you'll be pretty convinced quickly *g*. it is amazing in HD; but the normal version is $1.99 now - if you can live with 2x scaling *g*

// Aaron Ardiri
Mobile 1UP is a proud indie developer - support us!
developer of Caveman / Caveman HD and GW Series
04-13-2011, 08:02 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
I'll need a video on this.

Edit: Ok I see it's up. Thanks.
04-13-2011, 05:15 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 88
Anyone care to share their impression of the controls? It's the only thing keeping me from snagging this right now. I'm really glad it's out, after the whole SCEE ordeal, I'm just really confused about the existence of the selection cursor. If the controls are solid, though... I'm all over this.
04-13-2011, 05:19 PM
#10
mobile1up,

Have you thought about providing a lite version for potential customers to try? I understand your pricing scheme but 3.99 is higher than what many people will pay without trying it first, especially since they can only get 30 levels right away. I think a lite version would increase your sales. Don't provide too many levels though! I would say two would be sufficient.