iPad Dr. Arugula is now free

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  1. darkhorse

    darkhorse Well-Known Member

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    #1 darkhorse, Apr 25, 2009
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  2. gscal

    gscal Well-Known Member

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    Same dev that made GravBall, so I might pick it up.
     
  3. DaveMc99

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    #3 DaveMc99, Apr 25, 2009
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    It is a fun game but it will not get updated..
    "I would love to update it, and I got started on the update, but no matter what I do, any changes of room type and/or monsters kill performance, and it's already optimized as much as it possibly can be. In order to fix it's issues, I'd have to remake the whole thing, and frankly the game isn't fun enough to deserve that."

    old thread is here
    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=6777
     
  4. LordGek

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    So does this officially mean he's abandoned the game? :mad:
     
  5. CandyNJ66

    CandyNJ66 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I am surprised he said that. hmmm
     
  6. DaveMc99

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  7. parranoya

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    The thing I get paid for
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    at least he is honest
     
  8. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    Fun little game.


    Just a note the dev is a high schooler, with boatloads of talent.
     
  9. DaveMc99

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    I am glad I bought the game to show him some support. He will make a great game someday. :)
     
  10. This game looks like some lazy day fun so I'll pick it up right now since today is my lazy day :p
     
  11. Der-Kleine

    Der-Kleine Well-Known Member

    This really is a great game. I love the Blood effects. :)
     
  12. supg328911

    supg328911 Well-Known Member

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    pro ping pong player!!!!
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    sweet im getting this now
     
  13. iFonePhanatic

    iFonePhanatic Well-Known Member

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    Same here! Looks like a pretty good game and it's cool that it's free:D.
     
  14. walsh06

    walsh06 Well-Known Member

    this is quite a fun game. i have been messing around with it for the last 30 minutes and i really like it.
     
  15. spiffyone

    spiffyone Well-Known Member

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    Fun game, and for free a no brainer.

    Don't regret the buck I paid for it.

    Sad to read about the "update wall" the dev has hit. Would be nice to get some sort of frame rate update, as that and that alone was the only quibble I had with the game. Even if it meant downgrading the textures in the environment, I'd still like a boost in framerate.
     
  16. STP_Tim

    STP_Tim Well-Known Member

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    The game is good, but would be great if there was an update with a radar that showed you where the enemy was =]
     
  17. Fletch

    Fletch Well-Known Member

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    THis game is actually really fun...if the dev made a full game out of it (with a campaign mode and such) it would be a hit i'm sure
     
  18. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    Maybe after he's refined his skills some more we'll see a Dr. Arugula 2 :rolleyes: I personally don't regret giving him 99 cents for this either (and in some ways wished I would / could have given him more). I was programming back when I was in high school, but I never did anything cool like a game, so I give him - and all the ones younger than him that have turned out iPhone software - props for what they are doing. Hopefully with the proper encouragement they'll turn out to be the next generation of big name game developers.
     
  19. ben.n

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    meh

    For free, im not complaining.

    :D
     
  20. Notinuse

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    Man... this game is one update away from being really, really good. If the tilt sensitivity were increased I think that alone would put it over the top.
     

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