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Old 11-23-2010, 02:42 PM
stfj stfj is offline
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Default Halcyon it out! (from creator of Bit Pilot and Unify)

Hey guys, I just wanted to post and say that Halcyon just got released to the appstore!


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A Unique Action Puzzle Game
Halcyon is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice.
Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad.
Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.

Take on the role of the Halcyon, conducting nature, untangling currents, and bringing calm to the wind, sea, land, and stars.

A Generative Musical Instrument
Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you'll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along.

Tons of Gameplay
: 36 Levels through Four Environments

: Two Endless Modes that dynamically adjust difficulty based on how you are doing

: A Twelve Song Generative Soundtrack

: OpenFeint + Game Center



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Old 11-23-2010, 03:19 PM
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This looks really cool ! How much will it be released for ?
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:32 PM
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This looks really cool ! How much will it be released for ?
It's $3.99. Just bought it, but I can't report back for a while.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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It's days like this that make me wish I had an iPad.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:04 PM
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It's days like this that make me wish I had an iPad.
I know how you feel, drelbs. I'm strongly considering getting one this week
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:20 PM
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I'm speechless. Games as beautifully engaging and creative as Halcyon are rare, but when they do present themselves, it's most often on a device designed by Apple. This is the reason to own an iPad; instantly approachable, startlingly fresh, and it provides a genuinely unique and rewarding experience. The halcyon days truly are here. Anyone that thinks video games can't be art are playing the wrong games.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:28 PM
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I'm speechless. Games as beautifully engaging and creative as Halcyon are rare, but when they do present themselves, it's most often on a device designed by Apple. This is the reason to own an iPad; instantly approachable, startlingly fresh, and it provides a genuinely unique and rewarding experience. The halcyon days truly are here. Anyone that thinks video games can't be art are playing the wrong games.
You're really making this game tempting! It looks pretty cool, and fortunately I have an iPad.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:37 PM
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A new Zach Gage app? Bought!
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:42 PM
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wow guys, thanks for the positive responses!
especially djflippy! now i'm speechless
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:12 PM
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I couldn't resist this game. Picked it up and now I can't put it down. . As djflippy said, it is a beautiful game, and very peaceful -- yet frantic. It starts off pretty easy, but then the difficulty ramped up pretty quick (at least for me).

Well done!
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