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  • Publisher: Voltic
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 9.7 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: - www.iApps.im

Like pixels? How about randomly generated weapons? What about crazy monsters trying to rip you to shreds? Welcome to The United States of Nightmerica.

Nightmerica is a game about facing the monsters inside your head, and shooting them with a whole load of bullets. Drawing on the retro spirit of arcade games and the Explosions? Of modern titles. Face hoardes of monsters in three different arenas, using any of the infinitely randomly generated guns, sidearms or special weapons. Show your nightmares who's boss!

Featuring a haunting chip tune inspired soundtrack by Fractures (http://fracturesmusic.com/). Like the soundtrack LOADS? Get the full OST at http://fractures-music.bandcamp.com/album/nightmerica-soundtrack for just $3!

"It's like borderlands and super crate box had an insane baby" - Skeleton Dragon

"I got a gun that fires 20 sine wave, bouncing bullets at a time with negative gravity. My brain blew out my ear." - Totally Valid Quote Guy

"I dunno we're pretty proud of it I guess? What are you asking? Is this interview going to be published anywhere?" - Game Developers

"Blaarrgghhhhllleeeeee" - Zombies


Features:
- Insane wave based battles
- 3 drastically different arenas
- 20+ different monsters to do battle with
- Infinite randomly generated guns'
- Upgrades, Sidearms and Special weapons
- Awesome responsive (and customisable) controls
- Full Game Centre support (leaderboards and achievements)

metalcasket's comments:
02-28-2013, 11:55 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,425

02-28-2013, 11:58 PM
#3
Hey guys! Developer here, hope you enjoy it!
03-01-2013, 12:02 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,065
looks cool! waiting for some impressions!
03-01-2013, 12:20 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,425
Initial impressions are good. The theme is abstract and unique. Controls are responsive with a left/right semi-joystick in left corner (you have to swipe, not tap, to change directions) and 2 buttons for jump and fire in the right corner. The control positions are adjustable. You can pause the game to switch between weapons (slot 1, slot 2, or side arm). The chiptunes soundtrack is fun. There are three levels, each reasonably large, filled with wave based pixel nightmare creatures (slugs, flying moth things, etc). Enemy AI is varied (slugs pause then jump, flying moths zig, pixel humanoids walk straight). Initially the levels seem barren with few foes you have to hunt down (red flag indicator helps). Levels "wrap around" where you can walk off one edge and warp to the other side. Between rounds there is a 30 second cooldown with option to immediately move to next wave. Jumping around levels there are power-ups scattered around that you must purchase with in-game coins by taping a button that pops up when you stand by power-up/health. Many of the power-ups alter your gun with special perk or different firing style. Each level you start out with a new "randomly generated" gun; and you can unlock guns in the store via in-game cash. So far so good.

There is in-app purchase for additional coins but they are also earned through gameplay so IAP appears minor. Each enemy hit you get (not kill but hit) gives you about 2 coins.

There's an exploit where if you manually close Nightmerica mid-game it reverts back to your pre-game coin count when you restart the app.

The swipe to change directions will take some use getting use to; I'm more familiar with iOS platformers that use virtual buttons or directional pad.

Game Center leaderboards (based on waves completed; current highest is 10) and 15 achievements.

Edit: My apologizes \/

Last edited by undeadcow; 03-01-2013 at 05:18 AM.
03-01-2013, 01:00 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Game Center leaderboards (based on waves completed; current highest is 10) but no achievements.
There are achievements! 15 of them in fact.

For more impressions check this (p)review out:

03-01-2013, 01:02 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by turakm View Post
looks cool! waiting for some impressions!
The games $1 !

It plays well. Great retro style graphics. Nice low filesize. Buy buy buy
03-01-2013, 01:30 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,873
Just bought it, liking it, and so far that makes 2 great purchases this week... This and Crazy Bill. Oh glorious retro visuals.

Make that 3... forgot about King Cashing 2. LOL

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 03-01-2013 at 01:51 AM.
03-01-2013, 01:49 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
Sold! Was waiting for this, happy to get it before I had to sleep.
03-01-2013, 01:55 AM
#10
Game Impressions

HD Gameplay Trailer added...

Last edited by Sanuku; 03-01-2013 at 04:20 AM.