Hill Billy's developers must have noticed our eager fascination with their upcoming first person shooter for the iPhone. They sent us a note yesterday that their game has finally been submitted to the App Store and that they are now simply awaiting Apple's approval.

Readers may remember the impressive but strange gameplay video (embedded below) that they posted back in December.

The game premise is as follows:

You are Hill Billy: the world's largest carrot grower. You have a problem: a strange invasion of biomechanical creatures hungry of vegetables. You have a solution: your shotgun...

So get ready and try to rescue all the carrots by stopping those strange creatures; Explore and defend Hill Billy's properties, find his homemade weapons and hidden odd items… Where those footprints will lead you?

Features listed by the developer include:

  • Smooth Accelerometer-based control.
  • Next-gen shading, using up to four maps on a single mesh.
  • Dynamic normal mapping to enhance realism on all 3d models.
  • Self illumination (glow), even on a carrot!
  • Particles-style effects.
  • Complex hardware-accelerated skeletal animations.

The developer tells us the controls for the game rely on the accelerometer for movement with the exception of two on-screen strafe buttons. There are 6 weapons from the Poisoned Carrot to the Shitgun (not a typo) in 5 game scenarios. Oh, and, of course, a lot of rabbits!

The game will be priced at $5.99 (US). Bring it on!

  • SalsaMD

    Does one assume the red blood will pass as the creatures don't at all resemble humans? (cf Zombie Mangle SNAFU)

  • SalsaMD

    Does one assume the red blood will pass as the creatures don't at all resemble humans? (cf Zombie Mangle SNAFU)

  • Chris

    @SalsaMD

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    I'm glad see the iPhone/iPod Touch getting mature (read Teen/Adult) titles. lets just hope that Apple doesn't play nanny and disallow or have them censored.

  • Chris

    @SalsaMD

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    I'm glad see the iPhone/iPod Touch getting mature (read Teen/Adult) titles. lets just hope that Apple doesn't play nanny and disallow or have them censored.

  • rich_952000

    So, I take it "shitgun", is fair game I the forums then?

  • rich_952000

    So, I take it "shitgun", is fair game I the forums then?

  • Timothy R

    I seem to worry about this a lot in games... Where are the characters' shadows?

    It always bugs me. But the game itself seems cool.

  • Timothy R

    I seem to worry about this a lot in games... Where are the characters' shadows?

    It always bugs me. But the game itself seems cool.

  • Tunawrap

    lol. You have a solution: Your shotgun.

    I'm going to buy this.

  • Tunawrap

    lol. You have a solution: Your shotgun.

    I'm going to buy this.

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    Shitgun!

  • http://www.visionaryart.biz nanokiwi

    Shitgun!

  • case

    i wager 3 internets, that shitgun results in the app failing to meet Apple's approval process

  • case

    i wager 3 internets, that shitgun results in the app failing to meet Apple's approval process

  • rich_952000

    "They had a Shitgun weddin, yeehaaaww"

  • rich_952000

    "They had a Shitgun weddin, yeehaaaww"

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    hoping for the video reviews. damn ..now i need to delete one of the games on my iphone. Why can't we keep all the games/apps on the iphone?

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    hoping for the video reviews. damn ..now i need to delete one of the games on my iphone. Why can't we keep all the games/apps on the iphone?

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    @ Timothy R:

    Since the HW doesn't support some features that are commonly used for projected shadows on computers/consoles/etc, mainly a stencil buffer. Of course you can still do it using other methods, i.e. the old fashion way like we did for Touchgrind, but it is not as easy and requires quite some CPU cycles. Turning off shadows will normally double the framerate.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    @ Timothy R:

    Since the HW doesn't support some features that are commonly used for projected shadows on computers/consoles/etc, mainly a stencil buffer. Of course you can still do it using other methods, i.e. the old fashion way like we did for Touchgrind, but it is not as easy and requires quite some CPU cycles. Turning off shadows will normally double the framerate.

  • pante

    and that's what i call billy carrot forever :D

  • pante

    and that's what i call billy carrot forever :D

  • sol

    Now this what I call a shooter game. Not that dumb looking Sniper game. Hahaha. I'm definetley buying this or downloading whichever comes first.

  • sol

    Now this what I call a shooter game. Not that dumb looking Sniper game. Hahaha. I'm definetley buying this or downloading whichever comes first.

  • ArtOfWarfare

    I can't imagine Apple simply rejecting this one... but... they might want to put some kind of explicit notice on it or something... with all the gore and vulgar sense of humor and stuff, yanowatimsayin?

  • ArtOfWarfare

    I can't imagine Apple simply rejecting this one... but... they might want to put some kind of explicit notice on it or something... with all the gore and vulgar sense of humor and stuff, yanowatimsayin?

  • notintheleastbit

    I've been waiting to hear more about this game for months. It looks great, I just hope the accelerometer controls are as smooth as the dev says. I'll be getting this asap.

  • notintheleastbit

    I've been waiting to hear more about this game for months. It looks great, I just hope the accelerometer controls are as smooth as the dev says. I'll be getting this asap.

  • RedStaR

    I really hope the queer plot of this game doesn't turn me of from the gameplay,
    Alien Mangle was a sheer disappointment simply for that reason.

    Protect the robot sheep?.......from zombies disguised as aliens?

    perhaps it has to do with what apple will allow in the store

  • RedStaR

    I really hope the queer plot of this game doesn't turn me of from the gameplay,
    Alien Mangle was a sheer disappointment simply for that reason.

    Protect the robot sheep?.......from zombies disguised as aliens?

    perhaps it has to do with what apple will allow in the store

  • RedStaR

    *I mean aliens disguised as zombies

  • RedStaR

    *I mean aliens disguised as zombies

  • Rohan Dalal

    forget alien mangle u guys
    zombie mansion was even more dissappointing

  • Rohan Dalal

    forget alien mangle u guys
    zombie mansion was even more dissappointing

  • FlapJackCracker

    I'm eager for the $20 premium apps, I'm sick of spending $5 and having to crossing my fingers...

  • FlapJackCracker

    I'm eager for the $20 premium apps, I'm sick of spending $5 and having to crossing my fingers...

  • DrJ

    or at $5 each you could buy four games, and even if three of them are duds...

  • DrJ

    or at $5 each you could buy four games, and even if three of them are duds...

  • LOl

    when is it coming out

  • LOl

    when is it coming out