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App description: It's a wonderful Christmas! In celebration of our CEO adopting a new baby, Shadowscape will be free until Christmas Eve 2011.

New iPad & HD version coming in the new year...

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In 1974, the Arecibo Telescope transmitted an invitation to the stars. In 2056, we get our response.

Shadowscape is a stunning re-imagining of the race to save the last remaining survivors of the human race....

Let's not kid ourselves though - it's really a perfect excuse for a wild fire fight, a superb 3D shoot-em-up.

Features:
* Massive explosions
* Enormous Alien Robots
* Stacks of Kamikaze aliens, all ready to die just to ruin your day
* 7 unique 3D environments
- From the forests of Arboria to the grim urban reality of Worksop.
* Game Center score charts
* Cool Soundtrack
* Missiles, guns, aliens, dinosaurs.
* Warp gates
* Rescue the survivors

Add to that a whole bucket load of buzzword filled 3D technology including:
* Shadowmaps
* Lens Flare
* Particle Effects (fire, smoke, etc)
* Fresnel lens water effects
* Streaming multi-LOD terrain
* OpenGLES2 shaders
* Realtime lighting

NOTE: Shadowscape will not run on older iOS devices - it requires an iPhone 3GS or better to run.

cwaig's comments:


In 1974, the Arecibo Telescope transmitted an invitation to the stars. In 2056, we get our response.

Shadowscape is a stunning re-imagining of the race to save the last remaining survivors of the human race....

Let's not kid ourselves though - it's really a perfect excuse for a wild fire fight, a superb 3D shoot-em-up.

Features:
  • Massive explosions
  • Enormous Alien Robots
  • Stacks of Kamikaze aliens, all ready to die just to ruin your day
  • 7 unique 3D environments (from the forests of Arboria to the grim urban reality of Worksop).
  • Game Center score charts
  • Cool Soundtrack
  • Missiles, guns, aliens, dinosaurs.
  • Warp gates
  • Rescue the survivors

Add to that a whole bucket load of buzzword filled 3D technology including:
Shadowmaps
  • Lens Flare
  • Particle Effects (fire, smoke, etc)
  • Fresnel lens water effects
  • Streaming multi-LOD terrain
  • OpenGLES2 shaders
  • Realtime lighting

Not convinced? Check out the trailer (100% in game footage, no pre-renders).


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Visit our website.

Available on the App Store now.

If you're really still not convinced, check out our gallery for yet more screenies.

NOTE: Shadowscape will not run on older iOS devices - it requires an iPhone 3GS or better to run.
05-10-2011, 03:28 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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This looks quite good!
The gameplay seems a bit like Star Fox.

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05-10-2011, 04:15 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 843
Looks like some sort of dystopian . Very interested in how it'd play out . Any impressions would be nice (:

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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05-10-2011, 04:23 AM
#4
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The trailer pulls my Mission: Europa aesthetic strings.

This is a good thing.

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05-10-2011, 04:24 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,556
Video 0:24-0:28 LOVED IT!!! Man wasn't that awesome?
Any hope for a lite version? I'm a very conservative (yet determined) buyer. A lite would(n't) help me decide
05-10-2011, 04:40 AM
#6
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Lite version

There should be a lite version submitted in the near future - the level design for it isn't finished yet though (it's getting a unique level so it stands on it's own rather than taking away from the value of full game).
05-10-2011, 04:44 AM
#7
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Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwaig View Post
There should be a lite version submitted in the near future - the level design for it isn't finished yet though (it's getting a unique level so it stands on it's own rather than taking away from the value of full game).
So... if I wanted to play the 'lite' level (you said it was unique) as well as the full game, I will have 2 apps on my device?

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05-10-2011, 05:32 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
This looks quite good!
The gameplay seems a bit like Star Fox.
Perhaps we should have put a bit more work into the trailer (oops).

I loved Starfox on the N64, and the DGL game engine would suit it down to the ground - but Shadowscape isn't actually an on-rails job.

In some ways it plays more like an FPS (depending on which view you select) - apart from the "Cattle Market" level, which actually plays a lot like a 3D version of Robotron (set in the same world).
05-10-2011, 05:41 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwaig View Post
[*]Missiles, guns, aliens, dinosaurs.
Ok, LOL!!! Do we get to shoot aliens and dinos?
What other weapons besides missiles and guns are there?