Escape from the Pyramid (by Tama Games)

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  1. Alan-C

    Alan-C Well-Known Member

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    #1 Alan-C, Jun 18, 2014
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    AVAILABLE MARCH 23rd

    Escape from the Pyramid is an upcoming 2D, puzzle-runner-platformer set in ancient Egypt.

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    THE GAME
    We wanted to create a visually unique game, giving it the feeling you are controlling the characters in an ancient moving papyrus.

    But art is not a all, not by a long shot. We have spared no effort in creating intricate, complex levels, polished and with extreme attention to detail, with challenging and clever puzzles to test your reflexes (and your patience!) as your try to find your way through the maze-like pyramid.

    Best suited for people who appreciate polish quality games!

    TRAILER
     
  2. Alan-C

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    Updated the first post with some gameplay footage!
     
  3. Jerutix

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    If there are two things I am a sucker for, they are wall jumping and Ancient Egyptian art. (My all time favorite painting is The Weighing of the Heart, and my fave Egyptian god is Thoth.) I will buy this game the second it comes out.

    What can you tell us about controls and pricing?
     
  4. Alan-C

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    It looks like this one was made just for you then : )

    Controls you have sprint and jump on both sides of the screen. Then there is the change direction - in the video is the lower central button, but you can change that position - and the special power one in the upper right corner.

    The special power can only be activated once you have picked a canopic jar in the map, and it has a limited duration.

    We are still thinking about price. We have no in-app purchases and it is a fairly polished game, so it will most not be just 0.99.
     
  5. redribbon

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    you already got the first customer here :)
     
  6. Alan-C

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    I took a couple of screenshots on the control screens to make it clear!

    These are the main ones, you make them work by pressing anywhere on the screen
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    And here are the change direction and power buttons, you can adjust the layout to whatever is comfortable
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    Thanks redribbon, good to know : )
     
  7. Jerutix

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    Oooh. I like that you can put the Power and Change Direction buttons where you want. That was a great idea. Can't wait!
     
  8. Alan-C

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    Yes, we realised after the first sessions of user testing the change direction button in particular was not in a very comfortable place (it was in the centre of the screen, as per the screenshots in the first post), and we wanted to give some degree of customising to the users on that.
     
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    I really like the Egyptian art. Very unique and haven't seen that much before. Also, you can change the location of the buttons? That's super awesome. Love that.

    Keep up the awesome work! Looking forward to playing it! :)
     
  10. Alan-C

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    Thanks Nick! Yes, we did want to do something with a unique artistic vibe, nothing even close to the more standard, cute you might say, "zyngaesque" style :)
     
  11. nickmudry

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    That's awesome! Love when games break a norm and go extremely unique with styles. :)

    Have you mentioned when it's coming out yet?
     
  12. Alan-C

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    Very soon! I think we should be able to roll it out globally within a month!
     
  13. nickmudry

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    Nice! That's good to hear! :)
     
  14. Alan-C

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    I wanted to update this with the image of the first intro scroll for the first stage (there is three stages, each with a different theme).

    I hope you like it!
    [​IMG]

    Click here for super high-quality one!
     
  15. Jerutix

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    This is looking so cool! Are you planning to add more chapters if it does well, or was it always planned in three stages?
     
  16. Alan-C

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    Thanks! We are planning on adding some more content, which will probably be some more game modes - we are thinking an endless mode, with some special powers, and a multiplayer challenge mode. More chapters much further down the list - but 3 chapters at 15 episodes each is plenty, trust me, these are challenging and long levels!
     
  17. Alan-C

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    Testing codes

    We are almost there!

    We have just submitted a beta version to iTunes to generate some codes and help with the testing.

    I would like to ask if someone would like to get a code for this version and provide some feedback. Just comment here if you do and I will send you a code through PM as soon as they are available

    Thanks!
     
  18. Jerutix

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    You can definitely count me in!
     
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    Would love to give it a go!!
     
  20. Alan-C

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    Thanks Jerulix and Doom :) Expect them around the end of the week!
     

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