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App description: *** Limited Time Promo: Get Galactic Phantasy For Just $0.99! ***

Device Requirement: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generations)

Galactic Phantasy is a high-resolution, full 3D space RPG.

An Exciting Journey in Space
As the son of the Galaxy Pirate King, experience an epic 40-hour story in which you fight against enemies, build your own fleet of spaceships, become a commodity trader, uncover the secret of the galaxy and reveal your true identity.

Tactical Fleet Based Battles
Lead your fleet of three spaceships into tactical 3 on 3 battles. Develop your own battle strategies with your heavily customized spaceships. Use each ship's equipment and weapons to your full advantage. Exchange streaking missiles and devastating lasers, raise shields to deflect enemy attacks and cunningly distance yourself from your enemy to recharge ship energy. Remember, no one can hear you scream in space.

From Agile Frigates to Imposing Battle Cruisers
Pilot 37 meticulously detailed ship models and variants including Frigate, Transport, Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleship and Battle Cruiser. Each ship class and variant handles distinctively and has its own set of equipment. Customize each of your ships with 200+ equipment and 200+ crew members.

A Large Galaxy to Explore
10 star systems, 40 starports and 2 pirate kingdoms with unique technology levels. Accumulate mass wealth through trading and various missions posted on starport mission boards.

Console Quality
GPA presents some of the most gorgeous visuals ever seen on any mobile platform. Not only does it include console quality graphics, but also immersive background music, scintillating backdrops and 44 cinematic cutscenes. No two starports look the same.

- immersive, beautifully rendered 3D Universe
- huge galaxy with 10 star systems, 40 starports and 2 pirate kingdoms with unique technologies
- tactical, multi-ship space battles
- fully customizable spaceships; choose your own weapons, equipment and crew members
- 37 unique spaceships, 200+ pieces of equipment, 200+ crew members and 50+ rare items
- 44 cinematic cutscenes get you deeply immersed into the story
- over 40 hours of action packed gameplay
- supports Game Center achievements & leader boards
- high resolution support for retina display

iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Unique Features
- extremely realistic graphics with desktop level metallic shader
- super high resolution textures

Official Sites
Website - http://www.galaxypirateadventure.com
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/SunfishStudioGames
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunfish-Studio/251418948219619
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/SunfishStudio

More about Galactic Phantasy
iFanzine coverage - http://ifanzine.com/hands-on-preview-galaxy-pirate-adventure

Sunfish Studio's comments:

Today we are pleased to launch Galaxy Pirate Adventure (GPA) 1.0 for iOS, our new game where players are the son of the Galaxy Pirate King, who teaches them skills to prey on vessels traveling through space. Among the most graphically detailed and technically complex space RPGs for iOS, the game features 44 cinematic cutscenes and the story unfolds over 40 hours of gameplay. With a large galaxy containing 40 starports, 10 solar systems and 2 pirate kingdoms at different levels of technological advancement, presented with some of the most gorgeous visuals ever seen on the iOS platform, Galaxy Pirate Adventure further raises the standard of iOS games towards the quality of console titles.

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The competition is fierce among iOS RPGs set in the future involving combat between space-faring vessels. With Galaxy Pirate Adventure, we aim to take the genre to an entirely new level of sophistication and artistry. Mile-long battleships are detailed, shaded, and rendered in impressive detail, and the camera view sails smoothly through an assembled armada of large and small ships. Running lights cycle on and off at the extremities of each ship, and our hulls are studded with metallic, utilitarian plates, modules, weapons, ports, and instruments. The ships might not look glossy or aerodynamic at first glance, but instead are worn and covered with asymmetric mazes of pipes, ducts, wiring, and defenses, making the overall space adventure experience even more realistic.

In fact, GPA includes 37 different models of ships, categorized into 6 types: Frigate, Transport, Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleship, and Battle Cruiser. Each ship model has its own characteristics and set of equipment, and can be customized by the player. Players can choose from 200+ different pieces of equipment (engines, shields, weapons, etc.) and 200+ crewmembers, each with their own price, abilities, and engineering skills. Players purchase and command three ships for the ultimate three-on-three battle.</p>
<p>The amount of detail devoted to procuring and outfitting vessels is considerable. There are many options: visiting Fleet, where all ships are managed; Warehouses, where unused ships and spare parts are stored; and Factories, where new ships can be custom designed. Fortunately, there is a Help button on every screen to aid the player in making choices and guiding him through the details and steps of various missions.</p>
<p>There are three basic kinds of missions. Players can choose smuggling, where they bring forbidden goods from one starport to another for a cash reward. Simple piracy is always an option, and the goal of these robberies is to steal the raw materials and rare equipment carried by Transport ships and Tankers. Third, players can hire themselves out as mercenaries, engaging in combat on behalf of others for monetary reward.</p>

Feature Highlights:
* Immersive, 3D reality in interstellar space is the setting for multi-ship battles
* Learn the many skills to become a successful pirate
* 44 cinematic cutscenes enhance the drama of the narrative
* Select crewmembers, missions, weapons, engines, targets, and more
* 37 different ships, 200+ pieces of equipment, 200+ crew members, 10 solar systems
* Advanced metallic shader that real-time renders a diffuse map, normal map, reflection map, gloss map, and specular map on iPad 2 & iPhone 4S

The 44 cinematic cutscenes between locations are highly realistic and add to the reality of gameplay. At some points during the game the player can perform a 360-degree pan of the surroundings, exploring above and below in a full circle. Players begin an exciting journey to fight against enemies, and along the way must assemble a fleet of ships, become a commodity trader, and finally discover the secret of the galaxy and their true identity.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3G, or iPod Touch 4G
* Requires iOS 3.2.3 or later
* 232 MB
Galaxy Pirate Adventure 1.0 is priced at USD4.99, and will be available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.

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10-17-2011, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Putosaure View Post
Evryone should know right now (and not complaining after purchase) that the game is a RPG, and not a free roaming simulation in space la Galaxy On Fire.
So is there a solid storyline, or is it something more like the old Smugglers space RPG games?

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10-17-2011, 01:06 PM
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Wow, unexpected! Downloading.

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10-17-2011, 01:09 PM
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Thanks for making this universal.
10-17-2011, 01:14 PM
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looks really nice
waiting for some impressions before picking this up though

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10-17-2011, 01:15 PM
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Now out everywhere, downloading now...

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10-17-2011, 01:18 PM
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Just pressed "BUY"
10-17-2011, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Putosaure View Post
Evryone should know right now (and not complaining after purchase) that the game is a RPG, and not a free roaming simulation in space la Galaxy On Fire.
Well GoF 1/2 aren't exactly simulation games, more like open world arcade flight games with trading and side missions.

From the trailer it looks as though you don't have direct control of your ships/fleet in combat. But I assume you must have some sort control over your fleet to fly to other solar systems and starports. Does anyone know how this works? Is it just selecting a target on a map and watching a cutscene or do you have more control?

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10-17-2011, 01:33 PM
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what the i thought it was supposed to be 700mb ?

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10-17-2011, 01:36 PM
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Very similar to the DS Game Infinite Space.

I've found a few areas where the translation to english really didn't flow well, but so far it's a fun Space ship RPG diversion. You can have 3 ships, upgrade fittings, add and remove crew. Looks like later on there are special abilities.

Movement around space is just point and click to warp points. No real maneuvering. Missions seem to be kill target, or move goods from place to place. Thats all I've encountered so far.

I'm pretty happy with it for a Day 1 purchase. Hopefully the devs will continue to patch up the translations and tighten up the GUI a bit.