Are there any one touch platformers out there? (not Canabalts)

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  1. tinyBuild

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    #1 tinyBuild, Aug 16, 2012
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    By one touch platformers I mean where you have to touch anywhere so that stuff happens

    The obvious suspects are runners like Canabalt where you just control the timing of your jump

    But are there any other mechanics?

    Doing some marketing research, trying to find similar games if there are any to our upcoming Rbots game:



    What we have is that you touch anywhere to activate magnets. And then it becomes still a timing game, but you can control your momentum and direction. Then a hardcore mode where you have to touch each magnet individually to activate it.

    -> it's now out at http://itunes.apple.com/app/rbots/id545961104

    Does anyone know other mechanics so we don't sound arrogant in marketing messages?
     
  2. Exact-Psience

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    #2 Exact-Psience, Aug 16, 2012
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    Very clever. It looks like a runner, but the things that make your character run can be turned on or off to make him do the actions in the game, in effect giving it a platformer feel.

    The only one-touch runners i consider to be platformers as well are Zombie Parkour Runner and Gravity Guy, but those arent close to RBots in terms of the platformer part.

    RBots looks good and it is very interesting indeed.

    EDIT: I looked for RBots on the appstore but it isnt out yet? Also i noticed on the video that the video itself was not out to the public yet, but it says on the video "now on the appstore". Also, since we're touching different magnets, im not sure if that still counts as one-touch. I thought one-touch was used to mean touch-anywhere.
     
  3. CygnetSeven

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    Chop Chop Ninja is a great one with tap controls but your seems to be quite a different experience. Good luck.
     
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    Pig Rush is pretty good. The difficulty curves up a bit too fast for me but it's really fun regardless.
     
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    I deleted it from my device due to to space issues (like the fact that it keeps expanding as you progress). But isn't Mega Run one touch? It's a runner, but definately has more platforming characteristics than others in the genre.
     
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  7. Exact-Psience

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    yeah... Mega Run is one-touch and one of the more platformy runners like Zombie Parkour Runner and Gravity Guy, but Gravity Guy still is pretty unique too.

    Anyways, im sure RBots will be instabuy for me. I like how the game looks and how it plays so yeah... Will buy it when it comes out.
     
  8. DonnyDJ76

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    Chillingo has a one touch platformer coming out next week. It's called One Tap Hero.

    They published another one touch platformer called 'This Could Hurt'.

    I enjoy 'This Could Hurt' and will definitely be picking up 'One Tap Hero'.
     
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    Same here. Could you give us a timeframe of when it might be out, tinyBuild?
     
  11. Darth Ronfar

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    #11 Darth Ronfar, Aug 16, 2012
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    Yes, there is one that just came out and is suppose to be very good, its called Sunshine. link - [thread]147273[/thread]

    Although, it looks a lot diffent than the one in your vid.Looks like that game you can press anywhere which is different from your's requiring taping certain areas. However, I think I remember playing sumthing similar to that although I can't think of anything off the top of my head. (Looks good)
     
  12. smegly

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    ^ Best example I can think of as well.
     
  13. awp69

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    Great game, but it's more like a swipe guesture type more than one touch.
     
  14. Echoseven

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    Bitless is the very definition if what I would call a one-touch platformer.
     
  15. bacon-N-eggs

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    I agree, as well as chocorun. Maybe even gravity hook and gravity guy? Both one touch, with gravity hook platforming up instead of the normal side scroller
     
  16. Darth Ronfar

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    Hes not talking about 1 touch Platformers but Platformers that require touching in different spots to control things rather than pushin to just jump I guess.
     
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    Bitless - awesome game, amazing game, you must get it game. :p
     
  18. arta

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    Look out for One Tap Hero next week. :)
     
  19. Iphoneapps

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    Try 1-bit Ninja. Awesome platformer with easy one touch controls and badly hard difficult curve.

    The ultimative challenge
     
  20. saosijs

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    Orbit Luna has simple one touch game mechanics: the thrust direction of a lunar orbiter follows the position of your finger. It has a simple enough interface and missions but with gravity and inertia in the mix, it gets challenging and got me hooked for a while.

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=124793
     

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