Kevin Calderone's Trace game [App Store] has been released to the App Store. The game had been announced in early September on our forums. Trace offers similar mechanics as Line Rider by letting the player add to the level by drawing on the screen. The developer describes the gameplay:

Trace is a casual platformer where you draw your own path through the levels. Use the touch screen to draw platforms and navigate past obstacles to reach to goal at the end of each level. The game is easy pick up and play anytime, and high scores add another level of challenge.

The free game features 6 unique worlds, 120 levels, and an original soundtrack.

This teaser video demos the game:

App Store Link: Trace

  • Noah

    Hrm. Interesting.

    I think it would be more fun if it played like Lemmings. Your guy just starts walking and you have to make sure he gets to the end... of course, you'd have to have a way to remove lines you've drawn, but what do I know. I'm just one guy. :)

  • Noah

    Hrm. Interesting.

    I think it would be more fun if it played like Lemmings. Your guy just starts walking and you have to make sure he gets to the end... of course, you'd have to have a way to remove lines you've drawn, but what do I know. I'm just one guy. :)

  • mek

    raps would be so proud

  • mek

    raps would be so proud

  • Ed

    i'm with noah...

    it would be great if it had AT LEAST a way to erase lines without having to start over...

    some collisions need to be corrected as well... fun game though

  • Ed

    i'm with noah...

    it would be great if it had AT LEAST a way to erase lines without having to start over...

    some collisions need to be corrected as well... fun game though

  • ArtOfWarfare

    Hmmm...

    yeah... I think having a lemmings style auto-walk would be good. It would make it more challenging.

    ... to make them jump, you can shake the iPod Touch.

  • ArtOfWarfare

    Hmmm...

    yeah... I think having a lemmings style auto-walk would be good. It would make it more challenging.

    ... to make them jump, you can shake the iPod Touch.

  • Barry Ward

    I agree about an erase option. I think we should have a button at the bottom which toggles pen/rubber, in case you draw your platform too long/steep for example.

  • Barry Ward

    I agree about an erase option. I think we should have a button at the bottom which toggles pen/rubber, in case you draw your platform too long/steep for example.

  • boardopboy

    Or maybe a "shake" option the erases the last line drawn?

  • boardopboy

    Or maybe a "shake" option the erases the last line drawn?

  • nbast

    Agree with everything above, it has potential, there's a significant bug though.

    If you sleep the phone with the app running, it continues to play music.

  • nbast

    Agree with everything above, it has potential, there's a significant bug though.

    If you sleep the phone with the app running, it continues to play music.

  • dunkee

    Please forget the gimmicky control to 'shake' or 'tilt' unless we can turn it off. Those things make it unplayable when laying on bed. I love the control the way it is, maybe just add a button to erase, that's all.

  • dunkee

    Please forget the gimmicky control to 'shake' or 'tilt' unless we can turn it off. Those things make it unplayable when laying on bed. I love the control the way it is, maybe just add a button to erase, that's all.

  • Brett

    Put me down as a "no" for the erase option. It's just fine as it is.
    You have to think about what lines you need to draw before you start to draw.
    If you screw things up, then start again.
    No problem.
    This game is designed to be simple and it works as it is with a few simple buttons and controls. Adding more to the mix will detract from that.

  • Brett

    Put me down as a "no" for the erase option. It's just fine as it is.
    You have to think about what lines you need to draw before you start to draw.
    If you screw things up, then start again.
    No problem.
    This game is designed to be simple and it works as it is with a few simple buttons and controls. Adding more to the mix will detract from that.

  • Barry Ward

    "Put me down as a “no” for the erase option. It’s just fine as it is.
    You have to think about what lines you need to draw before you start to draw.
    If you screw things up, then start again.
    No problem."

    But it is a problem when, due to the size of the screen, and due to the size of some peoples fingers, the player accidentally draws the platform too far and can't complete the stage because of their mistake. It can get a little frustrating having to start all over again because of a little mistake.
    The developer has already said they will incorporate an erase option.
    A few stages in I am finding some of the later ones already frustrating to play even without this issue.

  • Barry Ward

    "Put me down as a “no” for the erase option. It’s just fine as it is.
    You have to think about what lines you need to draw before you start to draw.
    If you screw things up, then start again.
    No problem."

    But it is a problem when, due to the size of the screen, and due to the size of some peoples fingers, the player accidentally draws the platform too far and can't complete the stage because of their mistake. It can get a little frustrating having to start all over again because of a little mistake.
    The developer has already said they will incorporate an erase option.
    A few stages in I am finding some of the later ones already frustrating to play even without this issue.

  • Mathieu Bonin

    I think this game is a missed opportunity.

    Not the game itself. The fact that it's FREE. I've paid good money for way crappier and under-developed games for the iPod Touch so far, and this one has a very large amount of level, good premise, interesting art style...

    It's at least a $3 game, the guy would have made a killing at that price.

  • Mathieu Bonin

    I think this game is a missed opportunity.

    Not the game itself. The fact that it's FREE. I've paid good money for way crappier and under-developed games for the iPod Touch so far, and this one has a very large amount of level, good premise, interesting art style...

    It's at least a $3 game, the guy would have made a killing at that price.

  • jeff

    yeah...it's a great game! i would pay for it too.

  • jeff

    yeah...it's a great game! i would pay for it too.

  • Marcus

    I think if it WAS a 3$ game, then people might be building up on these bugs and demanding for an update. I think this is absolutely fantastic- it's free. Maybe if he changes it to a paid app now, people might complain.

    Just my 2 cents.

  • Marcus

    I think if it WAS a 3$ game, then people might be building up on these bugs and demanding for an update. I think this is absolutely fantastic- it's free. Maybe if he changes it to a paid app now, people might complain.

    Just my 2 cents.

  • http://www.spacecowmusic.com/Pages/trace.html Kevin Calderone

    Trace is always going to be free, however I plan to make a sequel that will be a paid app.

    @Marcus: I am working hard on version 1.1. I plan to submit the update on Wednesday, then it will probably take another week for apple to approve it. Sorry if you feel it is taking too long.

  • http://www.spacecowmusic.com/Pages/trace.html Kevin Calderone

    Trace is always going to be free, however I plan to make a sequel that will be a paid app.

    @Marcus: I am working hard on version 1.1. I plan to submit the update on Wednesday, then it will probably take another week for apple to approve it. Sorry if you feel it is taking too long.

  • Tom

    Kevin,

    My kids absolutely loved your game. Great work.

  • Tom

    Kevin,

    My kids absolutely loved your game. Great work.

  • dance4$

    Hey great game. Can't wait for your update. Frustration like 5 areas. Any hints anywhere. I'm going nuts trying to figure out those 5. I'm addicted and need therapy.
    Dan

  • http://itunes dance4$

    Hey great game. Can't wait for your update. Frustration like 5 areas. Any hints anywhere. I'm going nuts trying to figure out those 5. I'm addicted and need therapy.
    Dan

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    thanks for the game.
    Play evenings ..

  • http://www.iphonland.ru/ iPhone

    thanks for the game.
    Play evenings ..

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