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ShootStorm - universal iOS neo-retro arcade action

06-07-2011, 07:42 AM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
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ShootStorm - universal iOS neo-retro arcade action

ShootStorm is a fast paced arcade game in the style of Tempest and Gyruss, although it definitely isn’t a clone of either. Fully 3D and with retina graphics.

Here is the revised icon:



Controls are very simple because firing is automatic. One finger on a dial when playing with touch controls (left and right handed options, plus the control extends some way beyond the graphic so it is hard to slide out of the active area in the heat of action). Just move the device in tilt mode.

There are Game Center high scores and 39 achievements.

ShootStorm was originally called TiltStorm, but there was a lot of negative comments about the tilt controls. I added touch control options and made them the default, but people are still put off by the name, so it has changed.





YouTube video:


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Last edited by Moonjump; 05-24-2012 at 06:04 PM. Reason: Revised icon image
06-07-2011, 09:53 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: East London
Posts: 802
Wow! This looks properly cool..!! I'll be sure to grab this.

Once I've had a chance to spend a good 30-60mins with the game, I'll be sure to report back here with a review and impressions for my fellow Touch Arcadians.

Should be by Friday pm.

Hall of Fame:
1. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP 2. Machinarium 3. Limbo 4. World of Goo 5. Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption 6. Home 7. Rayman Jungle Run 8. Space Miner: Space Ore Bust 9. Rage HD 10. 1-Bit Ninja

Last edited by Simon Potticary; 06-08-2011 at 07:23 PM.

06-07-2011, 08:20 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
This is a really nice game. Excellent touch controls (especially on the iPad with the larger circle area,) simple, fun, smooth gameplay. Minimum price, universal, and lite available. Ticks every box.
06-07-2011, 08:30 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
An excellent game, especially for fans of "tube shooters". Definitely recommended. The original TiltStorm version was fun, and the dev has kept improving it regularly.
06-07-2011, 08:44 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,765
I miss Tempest. The lite here does a nice job. Bought the full. Good job.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
10-04-2011, 06:46 PM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 344
ShootStorm has been updated to version 3.1.

There is a new Game Center Achievement. All you have to do is rate the app.

It also fixes some bugs, including one that stopped that game working on some older devices.

I have also dropped the price to $0.99.

Last edited by Moonjump; 10-04-2011 at 06:49 PM.
10-04-2011, 07:33 PM
#7
Tempest clone? Im so in!
10-04-2011, 07:41 PM
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wow... looks pretty interesting. Depending on what's released thursday (tomorrow) I might end up gettin this one. =oD
10-04-2011, 09:19 PM
#9
Been trying to buy for two hours but it's still being modified
10-05-2011, 05:49 AM
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Looks like theres not much for me this week... Just bought, so far, really enjoying this one! Haven't experienced any lag or framerate issues, and I'm lovin the controls. =oD