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If it ever crossed your mind that you wanted to play both Flight Control and Harbor Master simultaneously... well, Harbor Havoc 3D will give you that chance. Backflip Studios, the developer behind Paper Toss and Ragdoll Blaster, has recently announced their new line drawing game that incorporates vehicles in different altitudes to add a new dimension to the genre.

The game offers up to 3 different layers so you many be controlling helicopters, boats and submarines. Obviously, submarines can collide with submarines but can safely pass by boats and helicopters.

Perhaps more interesting is the incorporation of a night time level where a light house offers you a limited view of what's going on. The video shows these elements in play.

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Is it going to be enough to distinguish itself in an already crowded genre? We're not sure, but we've really enjoyed Backflip's other games, so we're more than willing to give it a go. Harbor Havoc 3D has just been submitted to Apple for approval.

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Count me in, hope it's a good price!

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Count me in, hope it's a good price!

  • AaronAMV

    It looks great, and I will be surely getting it when it is released

  • AaronAMV

    It looks great, and I will be surely getting it when it is released

  • Nausicaa

    I think the visuals really look nice. Love the animated water and 3D ships. Also I'm digging the variety of environments and vehicles. Looks like pirates in one map and then... an undersea harbor?? Very cool.

    I think this could replace a few line drawing games on my iPhone if the gameplay is there.

  • Nausicaa

    I think the visuals really look nice. Love the animated water and 3D ships. Also I'm digging the variety of environments and vehicles. Looks like pirates in one map and then... an undersea harbor?? Very cool.

    I think this could replace a few line drawing games on my iPhone if the gameplay is there.

  • Colorsound

    Agreed, the visuals are awesome.
    Animated water where other developers said it wasn't possible

    This will be the only line draw game in my ipod when Apple approves it sometime next year.
    I trust Backflip Studios, so this is an instant buy for me

    • TKO

      I'm wondering about that water.. Could there be some 3GS screenshots there? Of course there are ways to get a convincing water look on the 3G and earlier too, but these snaps give me the impression of 3GS hardware.

  • Colorsound

    Agreed, the visuals are awesome.
    Animated water where other developers said it wasn't possible

    This will be the only line draw game in my ipod when Apple approves it sometime next year.
    I trust Backflip Studios, so this is an instant buy for me

    • TKO

      I'm wondering about that water.. Could there be some 3GS screenshots there? Of course there are ways to get a convincing water look on the 3G and earlier too, but these snaps give me the impression of 3GS hardware.

  • Moroboshi

    It seems the iPhone now has it's replacement for tower defence. Variety is nice, but it can soon become saturation and boredom.

  • Moroboshi

    It seems the iPhone now has it's replacement for tower defence. Variety is nice, but it can soon become saturation and boredom.

  • http://myspace.com/ronte93 exile

    I was wondering what their next game would be... once again an instant buy. :?)

    • http://myspace.com/ronte93 exile

      the smiley was off... I meant: :-)

  • http://myspace.com/ronte93 exile

    I was wondering what their next game would be... once again an instant buy. :?)

    • http://myspace.com/ronte93 exile

      the smiley was off... I meant: :-)

  • TKO

    Oh, it's the backflip guys! Awesome. Consider it bought. These line-drawing games are a brilliant control method on the iPhone. And I can see the dimensionality backflip have added to this one could make for some great mayhem. Lots of vehicle types that might overlap, but some that can't. Cunning.

    I still spend far too much time on that Paper Toss game, by the way. :)

  • TKO

    Oh, it's the backflip guys! Awesome. Consider it bought. These line-drawing games are a brilliant control method on the iPhone. And I can see the dimensionality backflip have added to this one could make for some great mayhem. Lots of vehicle types that might overlap, but some that can't. Cunning.

    I still spend far too much time on that Paper Toss game, by the way. :)

  • Brian

    These guys did Ragdoll Blaster? Sold!

  • Brian

    These guys did Ragdoll Blaster? Sold!

  • Mister Mumbles

    "Perhaps more interesting is the incorporation of a night time level where a light house offers you a limited view of what's going on."

    As was done in Sea Captain. =/

  • Mister Mumbles

    "Perhaps more interesting is the incorporation of a night time level where a light house offers you a limited view of what's going on."

    As was done in Sea Captain. =/

  • Bobster

    While it may look nice, it doesn't look that much fun to be honest.

  • Bobster

    While it may look nice, it doesn't look that much fun to be honest.

  • Jaison Biagini

    i love all the tower defense and draw games. that forgot the name, i think bunkerbuster, it's kinda both. you can move guys around as incoming swarms attack your tower and men. it's a good one at $.99

    i pretty much buy all draw to and tower games. love both genres.

  • Jaison Biagini

    i love all the tower defense and draw games. that forgot the name, i think bunkerbuster, it's kinda both. you can move guys around as incoming swarms attack your tower and men. it's a good one at $.99

    i pretty much buy all draw to and tower games. love both genres.

  • Geert

    I love the night modus with the lighthouse beam!

    btw this makes me wonder what a line drawing war game would look like if units could shoot each other?

  • Geert

    I love the night modus with the lighthouse beam!

    btw this makes me wonder what a line drawing war game would look like if units could shoot each other?

  • Richard

    @Geert The line drawing war game was reviewed here a little while ago, 'boombrigade' lots of fun..
    This game too looks awesome!

  • Richard

    @Geert The line drawing war game was reviewed here a little while ago, 'boombrigade' lots of fun..
    This game too looks awesome!

  • joe

    does anyone know a release date

  • joe

    does anyone know a release date