App description: "Easy to lose ones self into for brief or extended session, its got the casual card gaming market down well." - 148Apps.com, 4/5 stars

PokerTower is a game where Poker meets Match-3 puzzle and only makes one! In this game, your task is to do the best score possible by matching different cards, on a 4x5 grid, to make a combination of poker hands. Multiple game modes are here for you to have hours and hours of intense fun, such as :

-Time Attack : In 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 minutes, you must do the best score possible! No Restriction.
-Tower Mode : Each time you score points, a row is added at the bottom of the screen. Don't let the cards reach the top or it's game over!
-Survival Mode : This RPG-like game mode puts you against multiple enemies that deals you damage after a certain amount of turn, and you must survive the longer possible! It's a non-stop chaos!!!
-Challenge Mode : With only a deck of 52 regular cards, you must do the best score possible!
-Versus Mode : Play against someone else in this survival turn-by-turn mode!

Features :
-5 game modes (and more to come!!)
-Perfect for "Pick-Up-And-Play" and casual gamers!
-Full statistic screen allowing you to check every stats the game register about your progress!
-Full Step-By-Step tutorial to teach you the basics of the game
-Help screen helping you to understand more advanced features of the game!
-Game Center Integration to let you compete against other players with 10 leaderboards and more than 18 achievements!
-Big Finger Option : Avoid unwanted touches!
-No IAP : You buy the game once, you play it forever!

Have fun and don't forget to review!!!

Sanuku's comments:


02-27-2013, 09:01 AM
#2
Cool, very nice design...for .99 i'll give it a try!

02-27-2013, 09:44 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,314
I beta tested PokerTower and think it's an innovative mix of poker and puzzle/RPG elements with good scoring statistics. Some elements in beta catered to casual play that I wish would have been more challenging, for example allowing few points for matching cards of the same color lets you to position the board to get a poker hand so you never get "stuck." For a game like PokerTower, given the limited poker hand arrangements, this is probably handled the best way possible and makes the game accessible. The open-ness of matching colors struck me as catering more to high score chasing that methodical puzzle gameplay so is easier to recommend for casual and "pick up and play" gamers or perfectionists trying to best the open ended dynamics. The retro grayscale (?) graphics, apparent from the screenshots, are entertaining. As you can see from the first screenshot there is a good amount of game types. I'll definitely be curious to see more from these developers.

Last edited by undeadcow; 02-27-2013 at 11:47 AM.
02-27-2013, 09:46 AM
#4
This looks really sweet, especially the stat saving, but will it be Universal?
02-27-2013, 09:49 AM
#5
Nice game, download as soon as it comes out!
02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
#6
Hi guys!

Thank you a lot for your great comments, it's really much appreciated!

Between, I'm one of the proud developers of this game, and be sure that I will be the most active as I can, and I'll try to read every comments I receive about the game! (Also, excuse me for my bad english some times, I'm a french canadian )

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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
This looks really sweet, especially the stat saving, but will it be Universal?
Right now, the game is not universal, but it's probably something we'd like to do in a future version of the game. But as the game is 8-Bit, there's no real difference between the 2X mode and iPad native mode.

Contest
Alright guys, tomorrow, on February 28th, I'll hold a contest on this thread, and will give a promo code to the 5 best answers I'll get by the end of the day, so ready yourself!

Can't wait to see you tomorrow on the leaderboard!!
02-27-2013, 04:20 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
I beta tested PokerTower and think it's an innovative mix of poker and puzzle/RPG elements with good scoring statistics. Some elements in beta catered to casual play that I wish would have been more challenging, for example allowing few points for matching cards of the same color lets you to position the board to get a poker hand so you never get "stuck." For a game like PokerTower, given the limited poker hand arrangements, this is probably handled the best way possible and makes the game accessible. The open-ness of matching colors struck me as catering more to high score chasing that methodical puzzle gameplay so is easier to recommend for casual and "pick up and play" gamers or perfectionists trying to best the open ended dynamics. The retro grayscale (?) graphics, apparent from the screenshots, are entertaining. As you can see from the first screenshot there is a good amount of game types. I'll definitely be curious to see more from these developers.
Thanks UndeadCow for you great comment Indeed, the main goal of the game was to be as casual as possible, and "Pick up and play" is a type of game we really like ourselves!

I hope you'll all like it as much as we do!
02-27-2013, 10:05 PM
#8
Well guys, the bells of 11 o'clock have rang, and PokerTower is now available on the App Store !!

For those who'd like to participate to the contest, here it is :
I'll give a promo code to the five people who give me the best and the most original answer to the following question : "Why do you want so bad to play PokerTower?".

The winners will be contacted via Private Message around 5PM on February 28th!

Good Luck!
02-27-2013, 10:20 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,314
Congratulations on the release; prepare for the onslaught of free promo code hounds.
02-27-2013, 10:26 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Congratulations on the release; prepare for the onslaught of free promo code hounds.
Thanks and don't worry, I'm ready; But they'll have to fight in order to get one!