iPad Blue Skies 3.2 update

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  1. RPGGuy

    RPGGuy Well-Known Member

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    #1 RPGGuy, Feb 3, 2009
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    *Improved rendering speed
    *Greatly reduced memory requirements
    *Auto switch to next best weapon when leaving base, or running out of ammo
    *Fixed arcade mode bug with wrong number of enemies
    *Fixed chopper sound audio volume bug when leaving base

    The lite version has also been updated. It now includes a much harder level from the game as the last level. It gives you full weapons and every type of enemy. If you finish the lite version you also get to see the title screen from Rocking Pocket Games' next game, Dark Raider.
     
  2. darwiniandude

    darwiniandude Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely LOVE this game, bought it when first game out before the lite one existed. Really great. The controls are spot on... it reminds me of vague memories of SWIV on the C64, although it's been awhile so it could be quite different :)

    I'm surprised this title isn't more popular, people don't talk about it too much. Just really enjoyable I find.

    One of the few early games I have that I still play quite often.

    Stupid iPhone, not enough game slots! Current have installed (games, not my apps):

    Blue Skies
    Rolando
    DinerDash
    Fieldrunners
    Fastlane Street Racing
    Warfare Inc
    Hero of Sparta
    X Plane
    Big Bang Board Games
    SlotZ
    Payback
    Low Grav Racer
    Brothers in Arms
    Mines in Space
    Dr Awesome
    GForce (I prefer this to Retro, although they're both good)
    iShooting Gallery (Quite fun, done by Edgar Vidal who did Warblade on PC/Amiga, still waiting on Warblade for iPhone...)
    Pathways
    Asphalt 4 (not played much anymore, better ones out there)
    Cube (on here due to update)
    Fantastic Contraption
    Tiki Towers
    SimCity
    Billy Frontier
    Spin
    Brain Challenge
    Bubble Bash
    Bugdom 2
    Chopper
    Crash Kart (i don't play it)
    Diamond (chinese checkers)
    Archibalds Advertures
    Cro Mag (don't play it)
    Cubic Man
    Anitmatter
    Flick Fishing
    Midnight Pool
    Real Football 09
    Blackbeard
    Guitar Tour
    Mouse House
    Duck Duck
    Enigmo
    Clusterball
    Expando
    Hydro Tilt
    Flick Bowling
    Lemonade Stand
    Touch Physics
    Venger
    Texas Hold 'Em
    Lumen
    Lux Deluxe
    Bounce On
    Nickyboom
    Rick Ricketson Pro
    Attack!
    Defence!
    Battelsky
    Mouse About
    Marble Worlds
    Motochaser
    Jellycar
    Aerolite
    Kroll
    Labyrinth
    Loopylab
    Ocarina
    Armado
    Monkey Ball
    The Creeps
    Dizzy Bee
    Silent Hill
    Nanosaur 2
    Spore
    Reign of Swords
    Ferarri GT
    Monopoly
    Dropship
    Retro
    Tap Tap Dance
    Edge

    I have 270 + apps, but can only get 120 or so on the phone :(
     
  3. yourofl10

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    HOLY S**t thats alot of games!!!

    (ontopic) sweet the update is out!
     
  4. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    I actually just got this game about a week ago. I really like it. It's fun. Nothing super amazing, but I like it.
     
  5. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    I also bought this game waay back when it was a lot more $$, but it was worth it. It remains one of my favourite games. Even if I haven't played it for a few weeks, I'll come back to it and wonder why I ever left! (Okay, Rolando, SimCity, Edge, SlotZ Racer, etc. is why I left - but I keep coming back and loving it again!)

    I think one of the reasons it's not talked about is because it's simply been around for a while. Let's face it - we love the new games! (Any one talked about Galcon in a while??)

    Anyway, thanks for the update! Looking forward to the new game, too :) More info, perhaps???

    (btw darwiniandude - why not just delete the few "I don't play this" games??)
     
  6. RPGGuy

    RPGGuy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the game have been around since August. The lite version has been downloaded over 800,000 times, and over 40,000 in sales. It has dropped off the charts but was very popular when it first came out.

    I've learned a few things in terms of optimizing and memory usage so I've updated the game to use the new code, along with a few smaller bug fixes.


    The new game, Dark Raider, is based on the Blue Skies engine and has the same kind of controls and view. Its a cross between Chronicles of Inotia, Tomb Raider, and Gauntlet and the TV series Sliders.

    Instead of a helicopter you control a person and have to make your way through lost temples, searching for treasures and keys to unlock the next area while fighting off various nasties. It features dynamic lighting for atmosphere and you have to light torches as you progress through a level.

    The Dark Raider can travel to parallel worlds. When you finish a 'level', you can revisit it in a parallel world and there will be slight changes that could take to you completely new areas.

    I just started it a week ago so it will be 2-3 months before the game is done, but I'm pretty excited about it already.
     
  7. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    Almost done? Any more info?
     
  8. Wegmans

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    I'd kill for a screenshot!! or any propaganda :D
     
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