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Old 06-20-2013, 02:46 PM
sink_or_swim sink_or_swim is online now
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Default Whirl the Squirrel by Dioxis Mining (Universal)

this looks good, has anyone tried it yet?





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Old 06-21-2013, 12:35 AM
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Default Whirl the Squirrel is fantastic

Hi sink_or_swim, thanks for posting the info about Whirl the Squirrel. I'm the developer of the title and would, without bias, say that it's absolutely fantastic. Hopefully more people check out your post and download it. Getting discovered is always a hard part of selling on the App Store.

Also, I'll be putting game updates, and unseen artwork and sketches up on Twitter and Facebook over the next few weeks, so everyone is welcome to follow me on those.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DioxisMining
Facebook: http://facebook.com/pages/Dioxis-Mining/500167290052715
Whirl's Website: www.whirlthesquirrel.com

Enjoy the game everyone. Post any questions or comments or desired features. I'll make sure to check in and answer.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:07 AM
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Welcome to the Forum
It would be nice if you could answer some questions
1. is this endless or level based? If so, how many levels?
2. how do I control the squirrel?
3. what does the "1st Place" 2nd Place" on the Screenshots mean?
4. Is there a Shop to buy and/or upgrade power-ups?
5. any IAP?
6. how many gc-achievements?
7. does it support the iPhone 5 Screen?

The Video may answer a few questions but at the moment I'm at work and can't watch it.

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:52 AM
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Default Game Impressions

This really needs to have freely adjustable on-screen controls. Particularly on the iPad, but even on the iPhone the "right" button is too far in to use comfortably. Amazing this still needs to be requested these days.

Other than that though, this is a really fab little game. Neither a runner nor platformer though borrowing from both, and in the end amounting to something other entirely as well as more than the sum of its parts.

Highly polished, with gameplay that manages to feel both familiar and fresh at the same time. No IAP.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:00 AM
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm happy to be chatting about my game.

So, for the answers:
1) It's a level based game. They are very large levels. Currently there are 3 worlds and 18 levels (again, they're big, not tiny, quick ones). I'm producing an update right now with more levels and brand new features that are proving to be extremely entertaining. So even more are on the way.
2) The default style is on-screen left, right, and jump buttons. The control is very easy and smooth. The screenshots show accelerometer control, where touching the screen jumps the character.
3) It's a racing game. You're always racing one main 'Nenemy, while others run in with many different patterns trying to stop you. So 1st and 2nd is your position against the main 'Nenemy.
4) No, I haven't put a shop in yet. Any powerups you get, you get in the game.
5) Same for other IAP. There may be some in the future, or other versions, but I figured that if people are paying for the game, I should give them everything all at once and not hold anything back for later purchase. That way if people buy it they get the full experience.
6) There are 21 achievements, currently. I should mention that there are secret areas to find in most levels that give you Time Freeze's or extra flowers for more speed or a new rocket, or a shortcut. Getting all of those in each world, for example, are a few of the achievements.
7) Yes, it supports iPhone 5. It's Universal, with full Retina resolution graphics for all devices.

Thanks for the questions. Enjoy the game.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:03 AM
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This looks great but i'm always surprised when devs dont mention the controls in the app description.

I was dreading that this was just an auto-runner but watching the video the character stops and moves left a fraction before going right again.

Does this have on screen buttons ? Is there a 'left' ?

Edit - Looks like the dev posted a second before me !

On screen controls ! Bought ! Downloading shortly

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:08 AM
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Thanks, I'll buy it when I'm home
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:18 AM
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This'll be the last dollar I spend this week. IT HAD BETTER BE!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:23 AM
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So funny. Let's paid for it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:07 AM
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Just bought it and had a quick go. Really nice graphics, nice tune, controls seem fine.

Looking forward to playing this more later
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