Phil Hassey has just released a major update to the planetary strategy game Galcon [$9.99, App Store] which we reviewed earlier.

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.

The most significant new feature in Galcon v1.2 is the added support for multiplayer game sessions.  The new version provides a server list (pictured) that players can browse to find local or internet-based opponents.  The latest release also adds a sound effects toggle as well as the ability to select all planets in a system with a double-press of the touchscreen.

At the time of this writing, Galcon's page [App Store] in the iTunes App Store is still showing "v1.1" but readers are reporting success in downloading v1.2.

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    SWEET!!

    You know, as fun as Galcon is, I've always thought $9.99 was too much - but with this update, the price is finally (IMHO) justified.

    Can't wait to whoop some butt!! ;)

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    SWEET!!

    You know, as fun as Galcon is, I've always thought $9.99 was too much - but with this update, the price is finally (IMHO) justified.

    Can't wait to whoop some butt!! ;)

  • http://vegantnt.wordpress.com VeganTnT

    The update has been live since late last night. If you bought the game then the update will be available to you from your comp.

    Though the mobile store says there is an update, the version you end up downloading is still 1.1

    This also goes for the update to PapiJump

    Why is it that both these apps are updated at the same time?

  • http://vegantnt.wordpress.com VeganTnT

    The update has been live since late last night. If you bought the game then the update will be available to you from your comp.

    Though the mobile store says there is an update, the version you end up downloading is still 1.1

    This also goes for the update to PapiJump

    Why is it that both these apps are updated at the same time?

  • David Solberg

    There's something wrong with Apple's update system. Half of my applications show the wrong version when they are ready to update.

    By the way, I just bought Galcon two days ago. I hated to part with the $10, but it's definitely everything I had hoped. I'm VERY excited about multiplayer.

  • David Solberg

    There's something wrong with Apple's update system. Half of my applications show the wrong version when they are ready to update.

    By the way, I just bought Galcon two days ago. I hated to part with the $10, but it's definitely everything I had hoped. I'm VERY excited about multiplayer.

  • http://www.iphonetests.com/ Q.

    Now i miss a buddies list or somethings like that.

  • http://www.iphonetests.com/ Q.

    Now i miss a buddies list or somethings like that.

  • Adisah

    AMAZING!!!

    I want this game so bad now!!!

  • Adisah

    AMAZING!!!

    I want this game so bad now!!!

  • Finch

    I loved Galcon from the start but as much as I enjoyed it when friends asked me "is it worth $10?" I had a hard time saying yes. Now it is definitely worth the price, especially if I can get them to buy it on the spot and play a few LAN games.

  • Finch

    I loved Galcon from the start but as much as I enjoyed it when friends asked me "is it worth $10?" I had a hard time saying yes. Now it is definitely worth the price, especially if I can get them to buy it on the spot and play a few LAN games.

  • tosui

    I think that Phil would do well to do a "half price for one week" type of promotion. There's a lot of people (like me) that are on the fence about this being worth $10.

    Don't get me wrong - it looks good, but that's the high end of the price scale for the app store.

    Giving cheapskates like me a chance to get on board would probably produce a lot of good word of mouth, not to mention sales that wouldn't be there otherwise. Just a thought.

  • tosui

    I think that Phil would do well to do a "half price for one week" type of promotion. There's a lot of people (like me) that are on the fence about this being worth $10.

    Don't get me wrong - it looks good, but that's the high end of the price scale for the app store.

    Giving cheapskates like me a chance to get on board would probably produce a lot of good word of mouth, not to mention sales that wouldn't be there otherwise. Just a thought.

  • MaGCoL

    Just started playing this and I have to say I'M HOOKED! The multiplayer game is so much fun!

    The iPhone/Touch is the perfect platform for games like this, couldn't imagine playing this with anything else.

    Now if they'd only add some kind of buddy-list-system (like Q. said) and text-based communications interface (so I'd be able to talk to the other players) I'd be more than pleased.

    And oh yeah, if I get a call during gameplay, the game kinda fracks up. That one time I had to soft-reset the phone.

    But kudos to the developers, I gladly paid the $10 for this great game.

  • MaGCoL

    Just started playing this and I have to say I'M HOOKED! The multiplayer game is so much fun!

    The iPhone/Touch is the perfect platform for games like this, couldn't imagine playing this with anything else.

    Now if they'd only add some kind of buddy-list-system (like Q. said) and text-based communications interface (so I'd be able to talk to the other players) I'd be more than pleased.

    And oh yeah, if I get a call during gameplay, the game kinda fracks up. That one time I had to soft-reset the phone.

    But kudos to the developers, I gladly paid the $10 for this great game.

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  • http://www.djmoya.com DjMoya

    This is such an addictive simple game well worth the money. I cant wait till the update this with just the few features everyone is asking for.

  • http://www.djmoya.com DjMoya

    This is such an addictive simple game well worth the money. I cant wait till the update this with just the few features everyone is asking for.