iPhone [BETA][Apple Watch] Kepler Attack - Arcade Shooter

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  1. Johnno

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    Kepler Attack is an Apple Watch only arcade space shooter inspired by Galaxians, Galaga and Gyruss.

    If you have an Apple Watch and love old school arcade games then join the Public Beta now!
    https://testflight.apple.com/join/m7tC05TS

    Beta Screenshots:
    Kepler_MainMenu.PNG KeplerWatch_20190316.PNG

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    I'm working on adding powerups and improving the attack waves, so any and all feedback is appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Johnno
     
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    Looks excellent. instant purchase from me

    Just been playing it. Very quick and smooth. Excellent idea with the controls as it works perfectly. I’ve got about 80 Apple Watch games installed and this is one of the best
     
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    It seems very cool, I will get it when I have the watch.
     
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    Thanks very much! I've almost got the powerups finished so will get an update out in the next few days.
     
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    The public beta with power ups are now available.

    The power ups are Triple Shot, Shield, Rapid Fire and Smart Bomb!
     
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    The latest update is great. The power ups really add something to it. Really impressive
     
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    I've just released a new beta for Kepler Attack.

    This update has brand new art, font and logo plus some gameplay tweaks.

    Get it here:
    https://testflight.apple.com/join/m7tC05TS

    This is the new art - going for a classic arcade look inspired by Galaxians, Galaga, etc.

    KeplerShipsPromo.png

    Love to know what you all think. I'm aiming to wrap up and submit within the next week.

    Thanks,
    John
     
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    Love the graphics !!! Hope you do more watch games
     
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    Thanks! Pete, the artist, has worked in comics and visual effects and does awesome space ship designs.

    And I hope I do more Watch games too :) If Kepler does well I would love to tackle a TimePilot inspired game. It is perfect for the crown controls.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Pilot
     
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    Haven't seen a game for the watch for a while :)
     
  11. Johnno

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    Well, I am about to find out the reason why very soon! :)
    I'm submitting Gold Master this weekend.

    Fingers crossed that there are people out there who will play games on their Watch! It was a lot of fun to make Kepler Attack and I would love to make another one.
     
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    Well, it's official, Kepler Attack has been approved by Apple and is waiting release.
    I have it on pre-order with a release date set for 22nd May.

    If you're keen you can pre-order Kepler Attack for Apple Watch here:
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/kepler-attack/id1441234645?mt=8

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback and encouragement!

    John
     
  13. psj3809

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    Cant wait to get this, just pre-ordered it. Had another go earlier at the beta and i love it, from the arcade looking font to the way it just plays. Its really good, i really hope you do more Apple Watch games
     
  14. Johnno

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    Thanks! So do I :)
    I would love to hear what other classic arcade games you would like to play on your Watch.

    By the way I will be adding leaderboards into the Watch for Kepler Attack in the first update.

    I just added leaderboards to Snappy Word (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snappy-word-word-puzzle-game/id1143681780?mt=8) and it makes a big difference being able to see who is just above you in rank right on your Watch without having to pull out your phone. The Snappy Word update should be live this weekend.
     

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