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App description: Mike Singleton's '84 classic Adventure Strategy game, brought to and updated for iOS.

"The Lords of Midnight is not simply an adventure game nor simply a war game. It was really a new type that became known as an epic game, for as you play the Lords of Midnight you will be writing a new chapter in the history of the peoples of the Free.
You will guide individual characters across the land of Midnight on vital quests but you will also command armies that must endeavour to hold back the foul hordes of Doomdark, the witch king. Yours will be no inevitable victory." - Mike Singleton 1984

"Lords of Midnight does story-based, large-scope, high-fantasy warfare better than most titles I can think of, iOS or otherwise."
- Rating 4/5- PocketTactics.com

"This is an outstanding remake and developer Chris Wild, should feel very proud of creating such a superb celebration of the mans work."
- Rating 8/10 - Metro

"#1 - Top 5 iPhone and iPad games of the week"
- AppMyWorld.com

"If you're interested in classic games, especially fantasy and/or strategy games, Lords of Midnight is a must-have."
- Rating 4/5 - TouchArcade.com

"App of the Year!"
- Rating 5/5, Mirror.co.uk

"It's an unmissable remake. Few titles weather the storms of time as well as this solid-gold classic."
- Rating 4/5 - PocketGamer.co.uk

"A must own title; pure genius and extremely entertaining. Recommended."
- Rating 98/100 - Arcade Life

Made of extremely bright colors and clean lines, a stylistic choice that was and still is very original.
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"Despite the perfectly adapted touch controls and crisp graphic presentation, this is a proper 1980s they-dont-make-em-like-they-used-to game"
- PocketTactics.com

"#3 - Top 10 iPad games and apps of December 2012"
- QualityIndex.com

"If you love a game, love the games creator and want to produce an updated tribute heres your benchmark. Almost thirty years old and yet it feels fresh, relevant and completely at home on a touch screen. Recommended without reservation so good it makes me want to cry."
- Arcade Life

"Original, longed for and a perfect adaptation of a legendary game. Unlike those Spectrum conversions that are strictly for nostalgia lovers, Chris Wilds Lords of Midnight will enthrall any gamer who thinks he has what it takes for a true battle of wits where only the most brilliant commanders will survive."
- Louise Mensch, Mirror.co.uk

"Lords of Midnight is an experience that everybody with a remote interest in games should have, buying into your characters and developing your own war stories is a wonderful thing. It is a game with hidden depths that deserve to be plumbed and I cannot recommend it enough."
- KoruCottage.com

iOS Best Port/Retro Gamer of the Year"
- Arcade Life


Please check out www.thelordsofmidnight.com/blog for news on updates and new features to come...

** PLEASE NOTE **
You need iBooks installed to read the Novella.

Gabrien's comments:


12-19-2012, 02:22 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
This is all the info I need to positively say I am buying the heck out of this tonight.

Edit: Or right now, in fact. I didn't notice it was already out. I was planning on playing this on Spectaculator some time soon, but I'd much rather support developers who want to revive old classics

Last edited by MidianGTX; 12-19-2012 at 02:26 AM.

12-19-2012, 02:35 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,469
This was an epic in the 80s. I hope this official remake is just as good. Ill be buying this, sadly Mike Singleton who created the original and many other great 80s games passed away recently

Sadly I think the high price (in iOS terms) will put off a lot of newbies
12-19-2012, 02:39 AM
#4
Heard of it, but never played it. Will put it in the Wish List for some reason -- I have too much to play with this month!

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
12-19-2012, 02:42 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Sadly I think the high price (in iOS terms) will put off a lot of newbies
No doubt, along with the "bad graphics", which I actually think look beautiful. This is the perfect compromise between staying true to the original style while also updating the artwork for modern platforms. Full retina too, for both iPhone and iPad.

I can't get over how good swiping to turn feels compared to the clunky control in the original, it's so smooth!
12-19-2012, 03:16 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Just had a read of the introductory PDF. Even though I didn't know the guy it makes me sad knowing he didn't live to see his game brought back as majestically as he might have planned. I'm glad the game was finished though, it seems more than worthy to be a fitting tribute.

Check it out people: http://www.thelordsofmidnight.com/do...ight_guide.pdf

If the developer stumbles upon this thread: Did Mike ever give any insight to what he wanted from a sequel? Even with the odds of it happening reduced to zero I'm intrigued.
12-19-2012, 03:18 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Edit: Or right now, in fact. I didn't notice it was already out. I was planning on playing this on Spectaculator some time soon, but I'd much rather support developers who want to revive old classics
Yeah same here, i'll buy this in a mo. Again if the price was lower i think we might have more newcomers to the game.

Back in the 80's i must admit i didnt have much of a clue what was going on, just pressing keys on my Speccy, my cousin loved this and played it non stop so i used to watch him play this. Remember hearing about all the 100000's of screens this game had and it always received rave reviews. Think at the time i was 'too young' for this game and prefered quick arcade titles. Now is the time to make this right and get into it !
12-19-2012, 03:26 AM
#8
Absolutely majestic. On a long train journey with work today and cannot wait to play this thirty years on.
12-19-2012, 03:42 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 34
Fantastic game, remember playing on my rubber key spectrum as a kid. Way ahead of its time, can't wait to get home to play it again.
12-19-2012, 04:10 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,591
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
If the developer stumbles upon this thread: Did Mike ever give any insight to what he wanted from a sequel? Even with the odds of it happening reduced to zero I'm intrigued.

Uhm? The sequel to Lords of Midnight 2: "Doomdark's Revenge" was released in 1985 and was published in 1995 by Domark as DOS version.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.