Although we know very little about this game, when the developer of Blue Defense! [App Store] previews a new game called Blue Attack!, it gets our attention.

For those who missed it, Blue Defense! is a wonderfully effective shooter for the iPhone that makes excellent use of the accelerometer. We looked at the game in November, and at only $0.99 it was a highly recommended for any fans of the genre.

Blue Attack! seems to put you on the offensive.

Blue Attack places you on the front lines of the intergalactic war between the Red and Blue forces. Use the scraps picked up from your enemies' wrecked hulls to turn your squadron into an unstoppable army!

Protect your carrier, upgrade your wingmen, and cut a path clean through to your target: the Red home planet!

This preview video was posted by the developer with a release date of January 23rd.

Features listed by the developer include:

  • Fully customizable ships, from speed to weapon capabilities
  • Clean, oldschool graphical style
  • Global high scores
  • Music and sound effects
  • Save state ensures that you can quit and come back to your game at any time
  • Oliver

    This reminds me graphically of the Final Fantasy SF movie.

  • Oliver

    This reminds me graphically of the Final Fantasy SF movie.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    100% my style!
    MUST BUY! :)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    100% my style!
    MUST BUY! :)

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    pretty cool music ..

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    pretty cool music ..

  • wiesse

    I still wish they would add sound to Defend...

  • wiesse

    I still wish they would add sound to Defend...

  • Vende

    Hell yeah

  • Vende

    Hell yeah

  • Dkippy

    Is this accelerometer based or what?

  • Dkippy

    Is this accelerometer based or what?

  • http://www.onimobi.com Dave Mitchell

    Looks quite cool actually :)

  • http://www.onimobi.com Dave Mitchell

    Looks quite cool actually :)

  • http://weresorry.blogspot.com Aprimex77

    Looks great. I love Blue Defense, so I can't wait to play this. I like the art style and the Star Fox-esque map.

  • http://weresorry.blogspot.com Aprimex77

    Looks great. I love Blue Defense, so I can't wait to play this. I like the art style and the Star Fox-esque map.

  • NotYou

    This looks great. I'm buying whatever this guy is selling... in theory.

    It takes talent to make something creative, fun, and simple at the same time.

  • NotYou

    This looks great. I'm buying whatever this guy is selling... in theory.

    It takes talent to make something creative, fun, and simple at the same time.

  • Nagromme

    Seems like RPG combat with "leveling up" meets space shooter--could be fun!

  • Nagromme

    Seems like RPG combat with "leveling up" meets space shooter--could be fun!

  • Stan

    Hi Blue developer, kindly add sound to Blue Defense. I say remove all the dummy high scores as well. A mini update couldn't hurt your fan base. Blue attack is looking to be a killer app.

    -A loving fan

  • Stan

    Hi Blue developer, kindly add sound to Blue Defense. I say remove all the dummy high scores as well. A mini update couldn't hurt your fan base. Blue attack is looking to be a killer app.

    -A loving fan

  • kevlar

    that looks awesome!, great art style.

  • kevlar

    that looks awesome!, great art style.

  • Finch

    Blue Defense was wonderful, I cant wait!

  • Finch

    Blue Defense was wonderful, I cant wait!

  • spiffyone

    RPG leveling up in a multidirectional shooter is good. Games like Armada back on Dreamcast, and, further back, the Star Control games (oh how I wish they'd port Star Control II) shows that this sort of thing can work very, very, very well. And this game has a good sense of style. Possible first day purchase for me.

  • spiffyone

    RPG leveling up in a multidirectional shooter is good. Games like Armada back on Dreamcast, and, further back, the Star Control games (oh how I wish they'd port Star Control II) shows that this sort of thing can work very, very, very well. And this game has a good sense of style. Possible first day purchase for me.

  • Ahiru

    wow this looks awesome!!

    i love blue defense and will get this once it's up!

  • Ahiru

    wow this looks awesome!!

    i love blue defense and will get this once it's up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    @Stan - Blue defense is being updated as we speak. :) It's getting sound, and a whole lot more! Sorry for no mini-update, Blue Attack was a bigger project than I anticipated, and I was held up a bit by the holiday season - too many Christmases!

    @DKippy - you can use the accelerometer for movement, but there's a touch movement option as well. The buttons on the side are touchable, and activate powerups as well as controlling your wingmen.

    @NotYou - it's not as simple as Blue Defense by a longshot - it'll take a little training to get used to, but it's definitely worth your while! There's a tutorial mode that you can use to learn the ropes if you need practice.

    @Ahiru - Thank you!

    Thank you all for your support, Blue Attack wouldn't be here if you didn't love Blue Defense!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    @Stan - Blue defense is being updated as we speak. :) It's getting sound, and a whole lot more! Sorry for no mini-update, Blue Attack was a bigger project than I anticipated, and I was held up a bit by the holiday season - too many Christmases!

    @DKippy - you can use the accelerometer for movement, but there's a touch movement option as well. The buttons on the side are touchable, and activate powerups as well as controlling your wingmen.

    @NotYou - it's not as simple as Blue Defense by a longshot - it'll take a little training to get used to, but it's definitely worth your while! There's a tutorial mode that you can use to learn the ropes if you need practice.

    @Ahiru - Thank you!

    Thank you all for your support, Blue Attack wouldn't be here if you didn't love Blue Defense!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    Oh, and I've just noticed that some people are misreading this article and assuming that Blue Attack will be $0.99.

    I'll be selling Blue Attack for $1.99 - there's a lot more game crammed in there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    Oh, and I've just noticed that some people are misreading this article and assuming that Blue Attack will be $0.99.

    I'll be selling Blue Attack for $1.99 - there's a lot more game crammed in there!

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  • http://www.jonathanjk.wordpress.com CrackedButter

    @ John Kooistra

    I really like Blue Defense but please allow the population to 'grow' on the planet after each stage, just small increments and some sort of save game function because I'm tired of starting all over again each time. Thanks.

  • http://www.jonathanjk.wordpress.com CrackedButter

    @ John Kooistra

    I really like Blue Defense but please allow the population to 'grow' on the planet after each stage, just small increments and some sort of save game function because I'm tired of starting all over again each time. Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    @CrackedButter

    Both of those features are definitely on the way. :)

    Not a save game function, per se, but a way to start from the random levels section, and a way to speed up the game from the beginning. It annoys me too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=34199313094 John Kooistra

    @CrackedButter

    Both of those features are definitely on the way. :)

    Not a save game function, per se, but a way to start from the random levels section, and a way to speed up the game from the beginning. It annoys me too!

  • http://www.jonathanjk.wordpress.com CrackedButter

    Thanks John.

  • http://www.jonathanjk.wordpress.com CrackedButter

    Thanks John.

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  • Mike

    Any game that looks like it will last x10 longer than most of the top 10 is well worth it.

  • Mike

    Any game that looks like it will last x10 longer than most of the top 10 is well worth it.