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A Long Way Home - Coming Soon

06-08-2011, 07:05 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 500
A Long Way Home - Coming Soon

After 8 mths of development and many false starts, I'm FINALLY ready to take the wraps off a game I've been working on since last August. It's called A Long Way Home. In this game you play as an astronaut who is stranded out in space. By collecting Dark Matter, you can open portals that warp you closer to home. You can only jump 1 light year at a time, and you're 100 light years from earth. So, you guessed it. There are 100 levels in this game.

In the video below, you can see the main menu system: selecting control schemes, toggling gamecenter / music and the level select system.

The levels are laid out in stages. Each stage is a 'galaxy' of 10 levels. Each new stage introduces a new hazard you need to get around. Some are easy, some are very hard.

This game will be released on the iPad at the same time, hopefully releasing on the same day. Since they were both submitted last night, I actually have a chance at that!

Anyways, hope you enjoy it! Here is a low quality youtube capture:

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some hq screenshots








06-14-2011, 08:43 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 500
This game has been approved! It will launch on thursday, day and date with the iPad version!

06-14-2011, 08:53 PM
#3
Congrats for getting your game done.

It's an interesting idea too.

I didn't see any enemies or the "hazards" you mentioned, in the video, so I'm not sure what the challenge is?

řƹȡ1
06-14-2011, 09:25 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 19
Cool graphics, looking forward to its release!
06-15-2011, 05:06 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red1 View Post
Congrats for getting your game done.

It's an interesting idea too.

I didn't see any enemies or the "hazards" you mentioned, in the video, so I'm not sure what the challenge is?
its challenging.

There are:
- blue sticky asteroids (only 5 jumps and your stuck)
- red exploding asteroids (5 seconds and BOOM)
- brown 'dusty' asteroids (after you jump off they disintegrate)
- mini asteroid belts blocking your way
- orbiting dark matter
- teleporting dark matter
- commets
- black holes

I'll upload a video showing more of the gameplay today.
06-15-2011, 05:23 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by jonmulcahy View Post
its challenging.

There are:
- blue sticky asteroids (only 5 jumps and your stuck)
- red exploding asteroids (5 seconds and BOOM)
- brown 'dusty' asteroids (after you jump off they disintegrate)
- mini asteroid belts blocking your way
- orbiting dark matter
- teleporting dark matter
- commets
- black holes

I'll upload a video showing more of the gameplay today.
Thanks for explaining. That sounds much better. I think another vid, showing some of this, is a good idea. I'll be checking it out.

řƹȡ1
06-15-2011, 08:51 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 500
Here's a quick video showing some of the hazards:


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