Icarus-X: Tides of Fire - Roguelike/Diablo SHMUP by The Quadsphere

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  1. TheQuadsphere

    TheQuadsphere Well-Known Member

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    #1 TheQuadsphere, Mar 16, 2015
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    Hello TA,

    I'm super proud to announce the sequel to Icarus-X coming to iPad this spring :)
    This time it comes with a Roguelike/Diablo twist: leveling, loot, skill trees and a perma-death mode.
    And for those who hate lifebars in their shmups, a traditional 1-bullet-death Arcade mode is there too!

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    CAMPAIGN MODE

    Choose from 3 ship classes, gain experience up to level 30, loot randomly generated weapons, shields and mods from your enemies and carefully spend points in non-resetable skill trees.

    Make your own challenge: overwhelm lower level enemies with devastating firepower, min-max your ship's stats to quickly farm a specific chapter for rare loot, or bite all that you can chew and risk losing it all in hardcore mode.
    1. Randomly generated enemy waves
    2. 3 sub-modes: Casual (no death penalty), Normal and Hardcore (perma-death)
    3. 3 ship classes: Fighter, Cruiser and Destroyer
    4. 30 levels of ship experience
    5. 15+ stats to min-max, such as Critical Damage, Armor, Shield Regeneration, Hitbox Size and more
    6. 3 skill trees (Attack, Defense and Technology)
    7. Evolutive special powers
    8. Billions of randomly generated items with 4 quality tiers and according rarity
    9. 4 tiers of difficulty
    10. World ranking

    ARCADE MODE
    1. 1 bullet death: no life bars or shield shenanigans
    2. Chain scoring: combos increase your score multiplier
    3. 1CC scoring: you can continue when out of lives but your score and chain will reset
    4. In-game power-ups

    COMMON FEATURES
    1. Replays
    2. Leaderboards
    3. Achievements
    4. Original soundtrack

    You can find plenty of screenshots and a couple gameplay videos (Trailer still to come!) on the website: www.icarus-x.com

    Your feedback is much appreciated! :)
     
  2. Qwertz555

    Qwertz555 Well-Known Member

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    My joy died immediately in the tides of fire - ipad only - really ?
     
  3. DeNappa

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    Wouldn't a touch controlled bullet hell game be a crime to survive on a smaller screen then? Just curious, i dont play many bullet hell games myself
     
  4. TheQuadsphere

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    Please be patient, there is definitely a universal release down the road, I just can't give an ETA yet ;)

    It does makes things a bit harder :D The reason for not going universal right away are more UI related though.
     
  5. ramzarules

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    ohhhh a shmup with loot and levelling! just what i was looking for! please make it premium? OR free with a premium iap unlock?
     
  6. Qwertz555

    Qwertz555 Well-Known Member

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    Great news, thanks.
    Patience is my middle name concerning ios releases.

    Good question ramzarules. I hope they're not going the ugly timer route as...ha, already forgot the game's name. Great story of an always cloned warrior...nevermind.
     
  7. kopicha

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    looks great. am hyped :)
     
  8. K76

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    Me so happy! #
     
  9. TheQuadsphere

    TheQuadsphere Well-Known Member

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    :D

    @Qwertz555 @ramzarules: It will be premium (most likely $2.99) no IAPs.
     
  10. Exact-Psience

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    $3, no iap, bullet hell, loot. Keywords that make up the instabuy.
     
  11. ramzarules

    ramzarules Well-Known Member

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    woot, thannks for the reply! Another instabuy from me, this could be the premium Gemini Strike i was wishing for!

    I will never be as good as the trailer, but i still love these games :)
     
  12. TheQuadsphere

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    Hey guys, the game is finally coming with a planned release on the 25th of June!
    It will be Universal on release with iPhone/iPod 5 required as the minimum supported devices.
    iPhone 6/6+ are currently working on compatibility mode with full support to come later.
    Looking forward to see what creative builds players will come up with :)
     
  13. ramzarules

    ramzarules Well-Known Member

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    yay! i know where i will spend 3$ at June 25 :) Good luck for the release and approval guys!
     
  14. 7lilwhitewolf7

    7lilwhitewolf7 Well-Known Member

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    Those are sum very beautifully awesome words Yo!
     
  15. Exact-Psience

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    A few more weeks and we'll be in bullet hell collectin some sweet premium loot.:D
     
  16. TheQuadsphere

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