iPad Form - A new and unique puzzle game. + Lite $0.99

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  1. Erik Schuckel

    Erik Schuckel New Member

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    Ironsoft Studios is proud to bring you our new puzzle game, Form, for the iPhone & iPod Touch!

    Form is a new and unique puzzle game in which you navigate a ball through an obstacle course from one pipe to the other. Before completing a level, you must first obtain all of the keys to unlock the exit pipe. You are provided with ramps, gravity modifiers, and teleporters which you can position and rotate to guide the ball through each level. Teleport through walls, reverse gravity, and orbit the ball around obstacles. Each level presents a new challenge with multiple solutions--some not so obvious.

    Only $0.99

    Form Website:
    http://www.ironsoftstudios.com/form

    YouTube Official Form Gameplay Trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/ironsoftstudios

    iTunes Link:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321210591&mt=8

    Screenshots:
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    Features
    • True Physics
    • 48 Unique Levels
    • 4 Difficulties
    • Crisp Graphics
    • Great Music
    • Cool Sound FX
    • Game Help / Tutorial
     
  2. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    It looks interesting and very polished. I may purchase it later today.

     
  3. Patton

    Patton Well-Known Member

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    It kinda looks like Enigmo - but w/ some unique take gameplay mechanics. Enigmo is still one of the best games for the iDevice imo.

    At .99, I'll definitely check it out - but I've already bought 2 games today... so it'll have to wait.
     
  4. markx2

    markx2 Well-Known Member

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    Initial impression:

    1. The ball appears to slide more than roll so a little more animation there would be good.

    2. You must change the X to a tick. A X means "undo" or "remove" or "delete" so if I've just positioned things I'm looking for a green tick. I've done a few levels and clicking that red X still seems wrong even though I know it's the right thing to do.

    3. Undo. I'm not sure about this or how complex it gets later but being able to undo the last action rather than completely start a level again. Where there are multiple elements having to replace all just to get one angle right and then getting an earlier piece wrong could be frustrating.

    4. Not sure about the key. It looked a little lost. Maybe make it slightly more elaborate so it stands out a bit more without becoming too prominent?

    Still exploring levels and liking them though ;)
     
  5. RandyN

    RandyN Well-Known Member

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    I'd pretty much agree with everything markx2 said. Overall, I like the game and thinks it's well done. If you like these types of games, at $0.99 this is a very good deal. If Enigmo is a 5, this currently is a 4 (and with a few tweaks could be a 4.5).

    One other suggestion, release a lite version with just a few levels for each difficulty level. If you do that, more people will try the game and will definitely buy it.

    Good luck!
     
  6. DaveMc99

    DaveMc99 Well-Known Member

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  8. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    How did I miss this game? The video looks awesome. I'll try the lite- but I know I'm buying unless the controls are impossible...
     
  9. Squeaker

    Squeaker Well-Known Member

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    So did anyone try this out? Nearly all the 17 reviewers on iTunes only reviewed this game and nothing else. Looks interesting but too lazy to try out the lite.
     
  10. Ravenblack

    Ravenblack Well-Known Member

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    I got it. Finished the easy level and gone on to medium. Definitely more interesting once you get to more difficult levels.

    I like it ok, but the 3-tries-before-all-the-tools-reset seem a bit redundant. There's only three kinds of tools and given in limited numbers to solve a particular given level. There's a ramp thing, a reverse-gravity bar and teleport tool. Tools are easily placed and rotated as needed.

    The ball does behave oddly at times but at least the physic is consistent enough that you'll soon be able to predict how it will roll and so you'll know how to set things up. The ball is not affected by tilting the iphone (although many times I wish it did! :D) I think the design is intentional. The ball is to be guided by the placement of the tools, and not by tilting.

    The grahics is nice, sound is rather minimal though. Would be nice if the ball had a more solid look and sound. That's just a minor nitpick on my part. Good puzzle game for 99c.
     
  11. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    Great puzzle game for the price although I have only played a few levels. Controls very much like enigmo. There is a feel of more of a slide then a roll, but WTH.... If the dev was trying to compete with enigmo then there is defintely some spit and polish things that are needed but the basic underlying mechanics are sound, and very nicely implemented IMHO.
     
  12. Squeaker

    Squeaker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ravenblack and Pluto for the impressions! Sounds like it's worth the price, will get it now :)
     

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