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App description: ** Hyperlight has got nominations for "Most Innovative Game of the Year" by PocketGamer!
** Hyperlight was featured by Apple in "New and Noteworthy" and "WHAT'S HOT" !!

Take control of the Hyperlight and burn your enemies faster-than-light in this innovative, psychedelic and super-fast retro arcade space shooter!

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"Innovative and unique, Hyperlight may look as derivative as they come, but is a breath of fresh air to the Market Place." PocketGamer.co.uk

"Factor in tight controls and sharp neon graphics, and you have a leading candidate for App Store game of the year." MoDojo.com

"Hyperlight is a unique experience with outstanding HD visuals, all for a low price. It might be difficult, but it can easily be mastered with some practice. Definitely check it out!" Appolicious.com

"Hyperlight is a feast for the senses and a worthy successor to the twin-stick shooters that led up to this title." AppSpy.com

"Beyond a doubt, Hyperlight offers an immense amount of gameplay. Add a tasty difficulty and two different game modes, and what you have is a piece of iOS gaming art." TheiPhoneAppReview.com

"Overall the game gives you complete value for your money. Hyperlight is a kind of game you will end up playing for hours non-stop." iPhoneFootPrint.com

"Its an exciting, adrenaline-pumping game that eschews traditional shooter gameplay!" FreshApps.com

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Take control of the Hyperlight in this psychedelic cosmic environment where countless evil beings try to destroy you, the last human fighter. However, your ship posses an incredible power! If successfully used, it can wipe out all your foes: it can travel at faster-than-light speed (FTL) making it impossible for anyone to catch it and is also able to disintegrate everything it touches!

With simple gestures, you can move your spaceship at regular speed but also turn on its FTL engine to perform incredibly rapid attacks! Controls are simple and you can choose from touch only controls, tilt only or the exotic tilt & touch.

There are also dozens of power ups and weapons you can easily activate simply by gathering them on the battlefield. Hyperlight is easy to play but hard to master, there are so many ways to improve your skills that you will find yourself playing it for months! For a complete list of all the gameplay secrets of this game see the guide included!

Can you survive these incredible hordes of enemies?
Enemies will try to do everything to stop you, assuming several attack formations, different strategies, also leaving powerful dimensional trails on the battlefield that only at FTL speed you can cross!

And watch out for the evil commanders: huge bosses await the Hyperlight in the dark corners of the universe!

Features:
* Universal App: runs in HD on iPad and Retina Display devices.
* Extremely innovative gameplay: burn your enemies faster-than-light!
* 3 Control systems to meet your taste: Virtual Joystick, Tilt only and Tilt & Touch.
* Stunning 2.5D neon-style graphics, effects and animated backgrounds.
* Arcade mode with 40 different levels.
* Infinity mode for an endless fun.
* Several huge bosses to face.
* Exciting techno and rock musics!
* GameCenter support, with leaderboards and 24 achievements.

For any question about this game contact us at support@catfishbluesgames.com

CatfishBlues Games's comments:


★ On sale! 50% off!
★ Highly optimized for iPhone 4S and iPad2!!
★ Hyperlight is reborn with virtual stick support and many improvements!!!

In this game you control a stylized spaceship in a virtualized cosmic environment where evil beings try to reach you in order to turn off the last human hope. However your ship, the Hyperlight, posses a special power! if successfully used, it can wipe out all your foes: it can travel at faster-than-light speed (FTL) making it impossible for anyone to catch it and is also able to disintegrate everything it touches!

With simple gestures, you can move the Hyperlight at regular speed but also turn on its FTL engine to perform incredibly rapid attacks!
Controls are simple and you can choose from touch only controls, tilt only or the exotic tilt & touch.

There are also dozens of power ups and weapons you can easily activate simply by gathering them on the battlefield: the Hyperlight ship is able to use them automatically. Hyperlight is easy to play but hard to master, there are so many ways to improve your skills that you will find yourself playing it for months! For a complete list of all the gameplay secrets of this game see the guide (11 pages!) included

Can you survive these incredible hordes of enemies?
Enemies will try to do everything to stop you, assuming several attack formations, different strategies, also leaving powerful dimensional trails on the battlefield that only at FTL speed you can cross!

And watch out for the evil commanders: huge bosses await the Hyperlight in the dark corners of the universe!

★ REVIEWS ★

"Beyond a doubt, Hyperlight offers an immense amount of gameplay. Add a tasty difficulty and two different game modes, and what you have is a piece of iOS gaming art." TheiPhoneAppReview.com

"Innovative and unique, Hyperlight may look as derivative as they come, but is a breath of fresh air to the Market Place." PocketGamer.co.uk

"Factor in tight controls and sharp neon graphics, and you have a leading candidate for App Store game of the year." MoDojo.com

"Overall the game gives you complete value for your money. Hyperlight is a kind of game you will end up playing for hour’s non-stop." 5/5 iPhoneFootPrint.com

"Hyperlight is a unique experience with outstanding HD visuals, all for a low price. It might be difficult, but it can easily be mastered with some practice. Definitely check it out!" Appolicious.com

"Hyperlight is a feast for the senses and a worthy successor to the twin-stick shooters that brought up to this title." AppSpy.com

"It’s an exciting, adrenaline-pumping game that eschews traditional shooter gameplay!" FreshApps.com

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★ Featured by Apple in "WHAT'S HOT", "NEW and NOTEWORTHY" for USA, UK, Canada, France, Japan and many other countries!!

★ FEATURES
* Universal App: runs in HD on iPad and Retina Display devices!!
* Extremely innovative gameplay: burn your enemies faster-than-light!
* 3 Control systems to meet your taste: Touch only, Tilt only and Tilt & Touch.
* 3 Tilt calibration options for the tilt controls.
* Stunning 2.5D neon-style graphics, effects and animated backgrounds.
* Exciting techno and rock musics!
* Arcade mode with 40 different levels.
* Infinity mode for an endless fun.
* Game Center support. (with 24 Achievements!)
* Local and Online High Scores.
* Powered by Unity3D.




Hyperlight is available on the App Store for the iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).
Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hyperlight/id430563589?mt=8&ls=1

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In this new thread we will discuss about every aspects of Hyperlight, including all future updates and price changes. Also, tell us what you think about the game, any suggestions will be considered for the next updates.

Stay tuned!
04-19-2011, 10:34 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I only skimmed over the topic in the "upcoming" forum, but the screenshots in here have sold it. Buying right now!

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04-19-2011, 10:49 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,916
Nooouu...tilt no plz! I want to play lying in bed

I love this world!
04-19-2011, 10:54 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxmulderino View Post
Nooouu...tilt no plz! I want to play lying in bed
At the moment there only appear to be "Flat" and "Inclined" calibration settings. Perhaps if you ask nicely they'll add one for lying down.

Edit: My first score upon death was 1234

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゙(゚、 。 7 ノ
 l、゙ ~ヽ
 じしf_, )ノ
04-19-2011, 11:11 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
At the moment there only appear to be "Flat" and "Inclined" calibration settings. Perhaps if you ask nicely they'll add one for lying down.

Edit: My first score upon death was 1234
Sure, I'm going to do it, thanks for the suggest:

Dear devs, I would love to see, in a future update, a virtual d-pad, a swipe option or anything else that gives the player the choice between different type of controls. This solution will come in handy to you too...of course the game will sell 100% more with my advice! Let's try! I'm speaking the truth

Anyway, Midian! u can joke as always, but the devs of Mad 'O Ball 3D has accepted (I hope) my suggestion to add a virtual joystick to their game (only tilt for now) after a discussion between the team guys. Ou yes!

Edit: can't believe it...it seems to be the security number for your safe!

I love this world!

Last edited by foxmulderino; 04-19-2011 at 11:14 AM.
04-19-2011, 11:27 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 515
Add me to the vote for a non-accelerometer option! Game looks great btw!

Life's too Short for long-Ass Cut Scenes

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04-19-2011, 11:51 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,779
Game Impressions

Cute and goofy!

This is NOT simply Tilt to Live meets Geometry Wars!

While it is another game in the tilt and avoid baddies genre, it has a very unique gimmick that, to be honest, might lead to a little frustration at first. Trying to avoid baddies while at the same time building up speed to flip back into FTL mode is an acquired skill.

One way to see this is your normal comet is a bit like Clark Kent, a very polite little comet just trying to stay out of trouble, but give your device a big tilt and suddenly your mild manned comet will glow and go into faster than light mode which allows you to speed about bashing baddies with glee!

This fun, however, has some pretty big limitations:
-You need to keep your speed up, slow things up too much and you'll come out of FTL mode which means you're back to mild mannered vulnerable Clark Kent comet, vulnerable to all baddies.
-Traveling about in FTL mode consumes your FTL fuel, if you run out you'll be forced back into mild mannered mode so you need to not only plan your avoiding and bashing cleverly, you need to be on the constant lookup for fuel drops to keep your FTL engine all primed.

Using FTL or not, there are a number of useful power-ups and weapons that you can also use to help you bash baddies.

The game offers both Infinity and Arcade modes, but to be honest, I'm not clear on the differences between the two. The only distinctive aspect I caught with Arcade is that you can start at different checkpoints once you've reached those levels in previous play throughs.

5/5

P.S. It pays to read through the instructions as some of the later enemies need to be avoided or at least handled delicately.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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Last edited by LordGek; 04-19-2011 at 11:59 AM.
04-19-2011, 12:24 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,245
Playing this on an iPad, I don't like either tilt setting. I wish there was a way to calibrate the tilt or better yet add the option fo touch controls.
04-19-2011, 12:30 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 771
Purchased...

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04-19-2011, 12:47 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 17
Just bought it!

By fan of games like "Tilt to Live" and "Geometry Wars" I can only say ... this game is great!

To become a comet and destroy everything is extremely satisfying!

Rate: 5 / 5