App description: When daring space cadet Zip and his trusty spaceship Alice get hit by a stray asteroid in a remote area of the galaxy, their adventures take an unfortunate turn. Help Zip run, fly, and dodge his way through dangerous sectors in a quest to power his spaceship and return home. But beware, not everything in this asteroid-laden region is what it seems

A SPACE ADVENTURE UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Explore 32 hand-crafted levels filled with grumbling aliens, menacing robots, steaming planets, booming explosions, and much more! With special boss encounters and an unfolding storyline to follow, theres plenty of excitement in store.

UNIQUE PHYSICS-BASED GAMEPLAY
Theres no up and down in space! Walk around planets with 360 degree freedom, then jump to another one as you advance towards your next checkpoint. With randomized gameplay, you have to keep a constant eye out on incoming dangers or youll be sent flying into outer space. Unless you luck out, and end up landing on another planet

AN AUDIO-VISUAL EXTRAVAGANZA
With a cool low-poly retro look, and a pumping soundtrack to match, the adventure will be a treat to your eyes and ears. Parallax backgrounds, lighting effects, and smooth animations bring the world to life.

SIMPLE CONTROLS
Take full control of Zip with ease. Just press-and-hold anywhere on the screen to move in that direction, then tap with two fingers or swipe up to launch your trusty rocket pack (you can also use the optional on-screen button controls). Zoom out to see what dangers lie ahead, master the effects of gravity, and learn how to deflect off planets.

ACHIEVEMENTS & LEADERBOARDS
With Game Center achievements, youll have something extra to work towards. Collect scattered metal pieces to perfect levels and climb the leaderboards. Can you beat your friends scores?

100% INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE
Created from pure love by three independent software developers, this game is guaranteed to contain no excess fat, additives, or smurfberries.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Recommended iPhone models: iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5
Recommended iPad models: All generations, including iPad mini
Recommended iPod touch models: iPod touch 4th Gen iPod touch 5th Gen
iOS 4.3 or later required.

Universal application: works on all devices Retina graphics Game Center supported

metalcasket's comments:
03-24-2013, 01:25 AM
#2
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Looks good, but i'll wait for some imps before jumping in. Controls described in the description feels unorthodox, but it might work. Maybe a jetpack button would help?

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03-24-2013, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Looks good, but i'll wait for some imps before jumping in. Controls described in the description feels unorthodox, but it might work. Maybe a jetpack button would help?
I'm about to take the plunge but won't be able to post for quite a while, but I quite like the description of the controls. It basically means there are no virtual buttons obscuring anything on the screen. Sure, it may seem unorthodox and more like the control scheme was made with iPad in mind, but I dunno...perhaps there's an option to change controls?

EDIT: I still can't figure out what happened to the App Store over the last week! No IAPs in anything I've gotten. Wow. Also, between all these purchases and the Collector's Edition of God of War: Ascension, Mr. Casket is going broooooooooooke.

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Last edited by metalcasket; 03-24-2013 at 01:53 AM.
03-24-2013, 02:10 AM
#4
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Controls: Hold phone or iPad normally like a controller, using thumbs press left side of the screen to go left, right to go right & both thumbs to jump. Absolute perfection.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
03-24-2013, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
I still can't figure out what happened to the App Store over the last week! No IAPs in anything I've gotten. Wow.
We are in The Matrix. The machines are sucking on our blissfully unaware brains while we dream our IAP-Free dreams.

Either that, or it's coincidence. Which, frankly, I seriously doubt.
03-24-2013, 05:01 AM
#6
Looks quite cool, fun to play?
03-24-2013, 05:24 AM
#7
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Only played the tutorial and a couple of levels, but so far everything looks, feels and sounds quality.
03-24-2013, 05:35 AM
#8
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Yep, fantastic game. Love it.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
03-24-2013, 08:17 AM
#9
wow - was definitely not expecting this one today.

So far, the game is fantastic. I do wish that you could jump just by tapping both sides of the screen while you're still moving (you have to stop, pick your finger up from one side, and then tap both sides in order to jump)... but right now, it's not that big of a deal.

The level design, even just a couple stages in, is fantastic. The physics are great, the controls (aside from my little nitpicking) are perfect and responsive (and you can zoom out to view more of the stage by holding down on both sides of the screen - which also means that you don't jump until you let your fingers off the screen, which I usually can't stand, but here, it's not an issue at all), character's speed is perfect, music is great, menu's are nice, clear, and easy to navigate...

32 levels - Universal - widescreen support - GC board and 20 achievements (half of which are your typical [beat stage 1] [clear quadrant 4], ect... but then the other half do add some replay value [successfully land after deflecting off a planet] [successfully land after flying 50 meters] [collect 10 metal pieces while spinning uncontrollably] [complete a sector with less than 10% health], ect...)

It's insanely polished, and the graphics are great. Definitely recommended, and easily a top contender for the next TA GOTW. =oD

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03-24-2013, 09:02 AM
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It's insanely polished, and the graphics are great. Definitely recommended, and easily a top contender for the next TA GOTW. =oD
I concur.