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

iPad: Gemcraft Going Universal!

04-19-2011, 09:28 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 334
Gemcraft Going Universal!

Just wanted to post a heads up that GemCraft has a universal binary update comming to allow for full ipad support!

The update is finished and were doing a final test so we should be able to submit in just a few days.

Gemcraft has lots of varied size landscapes so how the game works on iPad is it auto scales from super sized to small size based on the map you are playing. On smaller maps you get a retina quality graphics spread over the full ipad screen, and on larger maps you get a much more scaled down battlefield so you can see the whole landscape at once. There is no scrolling or zoom controls on the ipad because there is no need anymore!

Check out a screenshot below:
04-19-2011, 09:45 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 355
so is this like a td + bejeweled sort of thing?

04-19-2011, 10:37 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 334
You can check out the free version on your phone to see how it plays. Its a TD game but it has a lot of customizability and strategy that sets it apart. GemCraft (original) was extremely successful due to these factors and we believe we have captured what makes it great and brought it here for you.
04-21-2011, 12:13 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by nao View Post
so is this like a td + bejeweled sort of thing?
Assuming it's anything like the Flash game, it's more a TD+RPG concept; you get to use XP to buy skills (the skill tree reminds me of Diablo 2), as well as bump your HP and other stuff. The gems are more just the towers -- one gem will freeze, another will cast area damage, etc -- but can be combined with each other. It's a pretty nifty web game, at least, and seems like it would translate well.
04-21-2011, 11:00 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 334
Yendi is correct and yes Yendi it is like the flash game in that regard.

In other news if you want to get the universal iPad version 50% off, do so now while the game is on sale before the big update.

Last edited by Greyhoundgames; 04-21-2011 at 11:05 PM.
04-25-2011, 04:39 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: us of a
Posts: 2,824
Any ideas on a release date for the universal update? I just purchased the game for $0.99 and I'm waiting for the update before I start playing.

04-25-2011, 09:02 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seishu View Post
Any ideas on a release date for the universal update? I just purchased the game for $0.99 and I'm waiting for the update before I start playing.
No clue. We have to wait.

Enjoying Doodle Jump, Cut the Rope, World of Goo, Sword & Sorcery EP & Real Racing 2, Order and Chaos, Spider Jack, Vampire Rush
Expecting: IDONTKNOW.. :-P
04-28-2011, 03:43 AM
#8
I'd like to watch a video trailer.
04-28-2011, 09:12 AM
#9
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
Going universal instead of a separate app? Cool. Will pick it up now then.
04-28-2011, 11:29 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 334
The universal update went to apple on monday by the way.