Hassey Enterprises has released an update to their space-based strategy title Galcon for the iPhone.  Version 1.1 [App Store] can presently be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

Galcon is a fast-paced arcade strategy game set in space. The game begins with a galactic playfield filled with planets of varying size. The green planets belong to the player, neutral planets are grey, and planets of any other color belong to the enemy. The goal is to take over all the planets.

While the Galcon App Store page simply indicates that the v1.1 update brings audio support to the title, we've noticed the following specific changes:

  • game now features sound effects
  • any music playing from the iPhone's song library will continue to play during a game session
  • A new bot present on higher play levels capable of redirecting the computer opponent's fleet.

The newly added sound effects do add a certain degree of depth to the gameplay and the ability to effectively pick your own soundtrack is nice.

We previously reviewed this title and found it to be a near-perfect pick up strategy game. See our full review which has now been updated to incorporate changes found in this latest version.

Thanks VeganTnT

  • http://galcon.com philhassey

    ... and multi-player is in the works! Look for an update in a few more weeks :)

    http://www.philhassey.com/blog/2008/07/31/igalcon-enet-multi-player-fun-fun-fun/

  • http://galcon.com philhassey

    ... and multi-player is in the works! Look for an update in a few more weeks :)

    http://www.philhassey.com/blog/2008/07/31/igalcon-enet-multi-player-fun-fun-fun/

  • VeganTnT

    I posted all this info in the forum on the 29th...
    I also submitted the article about multiplayer and linked to Phil's page

    no credit? not even a bit? =(

  • VeganTnT

    I posted all this info in the forum on the 29th...
    I also submitted the article about multiplayer and linked to Phil's page

    no credit? not even a bit? =(

  • indy

    Multi-player? AWESOME!!

  • indy

    Multi-player? AWESOME!!

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Yeah, multi-player would almost justify the price, IMO. While Galcon is my go-to game when I've got time to kill and has been since its launch, I still think it's overpriced. But that's just my opinion. Anyway, it'll be nice to see some new features added - it'll help justify the $10 price tag!

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    Yeah, multi-player would almost justify the price, IMO. While Galcon is my go-to game when I've got time to kill and has been since its launch, I still think it's overpriced. But that's just my opinion. Anyway, it'll be nice to see some new features added - it'll help justify the $10 price tag!

  • Pete

    Let me be able to turn off the sound effects in the menu please!

  • Pete

    Let me be able to turn off the sound effects in the menu please!

  • VeganTnT

    hey pete!

    the new update will have a settings menu for your user info to play online. Phil confirmed there will also be a switch to turn off sound effects.

  • VeganTnT

    hey pete!

    the new update will have a settings menu for your user info to play online. Phil confirmed there will also be a switch to turn off sound effects.

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  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    I've played this one heaps. It's very elegant in the sense of being a risk-like strategy game honed to a bare minimum. Conquer your local cluster in the ad breaks!

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    I've played this one heaps. It's very elegant in the sense of being a risk-like strategy game honed to a bare minimum. Conquer your local cluster in the ad breaks!

  • http://galcon.com philhassey

    Yeah, sorry about the sound effects thing .. I sort of messed up with that one! Fix coming soon :)

  • http://galcon.com philhassey

    Yeah, sorry about the sound effects thing .. I sort of messed up with that one! Fix coming soon :)