App description: Awarded 90% on Touch Arcade and 148 Apps! Battle your way around 100's of massive 3D asteroids, fighting hostile aliens and protecting remote mining colonies.

Watch out for orbiting chunks of rock, blast them into oblivion before they destroy the mining colonies. Try to stay on the sunlit side as much as possible, the dark side of these asteroids can be pitch black and full of danger. Luckily your ship is equipped with headlights!

Darkside Features:
- Fly around massive asteroids in glorious 3D.
- 100's of fast paced levels packed with aliens.
- Ten awesome power ups of mass destruction.
- Share your progress across devices via iCloud.
- Full Retina support, including 4-inch displays.
- Game Center support & achievements.
- Configurable dual stick controls.

A single In-App Purchase is available to unlock an additional two game modes (Missions & Survival). This also equips your ship with smart bombs, ideal for when things get a bit scary!

Darkside is Retina display ready, on both the iPad & iPhone/iPod Touch and features configurable dual stick controls and Game Center support for scores and achievements!

iPad players can use the 'Joypad Game Controller' app to play Darkside using an iPod Touch or iPhone!

For news of our future iPhone and iPad games please visit:
www.ClockworkPixels.com
Twitter: @ClockworkPixels

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Press Reviews:

"The games visuals are, quite simply, awesome. Each planet is highly detailed and every weapon and explosion is a dazzling treat of lighting and particle effects. I would have unequivocally recommended Darkside if it cost any reasonable amount. However, considering you can download it for free, you have no excuse not to check out this most excellent arcade shooter." : Touch Arcade : 90%

"This is a fantastic twin-stick shooter, both in its free and paid versions, and if you have any kind of love for the genre then it cannot be resisted. With 100 missions to play through, and indeed missions which are challenging right from the off, Darkside is absolutely ravenous for attention." : 148 Apps : 90%

"With the use of lighting and particle effects, this is a feast for the eyes. With no barrier to entry, and no in-app purchase design model, it's easy to recommend Darkside to all fans of arcade games and twin-stick shooters." : AppSpy : 80%

"Darkside is a great-looking game, the glittering light show of explosions and weapons fire is a sight to behold." : Pocket Gamer : 80%

"Darkside is a wonderfully smooth game, with some breath-taking nebula backdrops and barely a drop in the frame-rate, even when the action is at its most frantic. There's an awful lot to love about Darkside!" : Modojo : 90%

"Get the free arcade mode. Play it for a few minutes. Shove your eyes back into your head. Buy the full game." : Arcade Life : 95%

"It's great for a quick dose of asteroid blasting and the mission mode provides a good balance to the game which should keep you coming back for more." : AppGamer : 80%

"The graphics are amazingly detailed. My thumbs are still hurting from all the dual-stick gaming I played! This game is fantastic." : App Advice : 100%

"A brilliant shoot em up that is surprisingly tactical and full of depth." : The Smart Phone App Review : 91%

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Customer Feedback:

"The graphics are beautiful, and the lighting fantastic, on the new iPad this is a gem."

"All in all the game is a little diamond and for sure, great eye candy! The unlock price makes this game a steal."

"The gameplay is like things you've played, and yet not really like anything you've played. It's hard to explain, which is frankly a very good thing!"

"The arcade mode is one of the nicest shoot'em'up style games I've played in a while."

"This game offers a true and very enjoyable arcade experience with drop dead eye popping graphics that you'll drool over. Awesome fun!"

Sanuku's comments:
A note from Darkside’s developer:

Quote:
Hello,

Please take a look at my new game Darkside ... it's a dual-stick 3D space shooter, it's universal and the game's Arcade mode (with Game Center) is entirely free! A single 'unlock full game' IAP of $0.99 adds two additional game modes (Missions & Survival) and upgrades the player’s ship to carry smart bombs.

I'd love any feedback & suggestions and look forward to talking about the game here ... this forum was easily one of the best bits from my Kitten Sanctuary launch, so I've been looking forward to this : )

Thanks,
George




06-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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InstaBuy...oh Free

06-25-2012, 08:46 AM
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Yep i'll get this later, love dual stick shooters. Worried its free as it might then have lots of IAP's, would prefer one price but i'll give it a go. Nice small filesize as well
06-25-2012, 08:52 AM
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Playing an advance copy of this. Great arcade fun and jaw dropping graphics, I easily donated a dollar for the extra content. What a great way to start the week. Highly recommended and you loose nothing by trying it!

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06-25-2012, 08:54 AM
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Yep i'll get this later, love dual stick shooters. Worried its free as it might then have lots of IAP's, would prefer one price but i'll give it a go. Nice small filesize as well
There's only one IAP and that's to unlock the rest of the game. It comes with "arcade" mode. The $.99 IAP gives you a mission mode as well as a survival mode.

Well worth the IAP. A fantastic DSS with great graphics and some of the best lighting I've seen on the iOS.
06-25-2012, 08:55 AM
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Worried its free as it might then have lots of IAP's, would prefer one price but i'll give it a go.
Only one for content. The free game is incredible by itself.

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06-25-2012, 09:11 AM
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IAP for full unlock is the best type of IAP in my opinion. It makes the game free to test out, and if liked, can be bought on the fly.

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06-25-2012, 09:20 AM
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Price in NZ is Free which should translate to be even more Free then before
Ha ha.
06-25-2012, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Playing an advance copy of this. Great arcade fun and jaw dropping graphics, I easily donated a dollar for the extra content. What a great way to start the week. Highly recommended and you loose nothing by trying it!
Agreed! The game is amazing, graphics are really nice and on 69p to unlock full game. Just like having Super Stardust on your IOS device

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06-25-2012, 09:28 AM
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Sold!

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