iPad New Game – Lockpicking Fallout 3 style

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  1. KingJamesIII

    KingJamesIII Member

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    Just released a new arcade/puzzle type game, very much in the style of the lockpicking found in Fallout 3. Lockpick Hero challenges users in the art of lock circumvention. Pick a lock by moving the pick to an appropriate angle and attempt to rotate the lock using the wrench. The tension gauge helps you keep track of pick stress to avoid failing a pick attempt.
    The game also has a really fun achievements system. Trophies can be earned for performance or completing certain tasks. They pop up during gameplay, and are stored on your achievements page.

    Features:
    - Two touch point play mechanic
    - Tension gauge to monitor pick stress
    - Infinite locks and increasing difficulty
    - Gameplay Stats and Averages
    - Trophy / Achievement system


    Here some screenshots:
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    AppStore link:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=324653095&mt=8

    Hope you check it out.
     
  2. Seishu

    Seishu Well-Known Member

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    Looks interesting. I really liked the lockpicking in Fallout 3, I might have to give this a try.
     
  3. Kevd

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    Looks great... I've been waiting for a game like this. Can't wait to see it in action.... any videos?
     
  4. currymutton

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    And I think there should be a mention somewhere that the techniques used in the game may not be applied in Real World (tm). Make sure the kids do not tryit at home (or the neighbors, whatever).

    Yes, a video would be nice.
     
  5. KingJamesIII

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    @kevd - sorry, don't have a video. Certainly something I should have tho :p
    Hope you check it out.
     
  6. KingJamesIII

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    @currymutton - well noted sir. These techniques do not necessarily translate to actual real world lockpicking. More of an arcade game than a training sim :)

    Trying this at home will most certainly result in a busted door knob... ;)
     
  7. KingJamesIII

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    In response to that, vibration metric would be available.
     
  8. The Bat Outta Hell

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    Sounds pretty interesting. In fallout, all I did was shake my mouse like mad, and unloked it somehow :D
     
  9. freedog

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    so does the device vibrate when you are close to picking a lock?
     
  10. VeganTnT

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    hahaha, used it like a bump key!

    Looks pretty interesting, I used to be able to pick locks so I wonder if I would be any good at a game based on it
     
  11. The Bat Outta Hell

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    I don't like the whole lock floating in the air thing. At least put some door backgrounds there.
     
  12. KingJamesIII

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    haha, I played fallout on PS3 (so no mouse bump key..) I'll have to try shaking the sixAxis and see what happens.

    @The Bat - Theres actually different backgrounds, mostly with an industrial steel type look, rust, etc... However, you can barely make it out in the screenshots. (try squinting ;)) It shows more prominently in the game.

    I hadn't noticed that it wasn't really showing in the screen shots, I'll see about getting new ones.
     
  13. KingJamesIII

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    @freedog - I chose not to use vibration as a mechanic because of iPod touch compatibility. To have vibration as anything more than a novelty, would mean half the devices out there couldn't play ball.
    But I hear ya, seems like an obvious design choice.
     
  14. Devilishly Good

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    I'm glad you didn't use vibration, that's just annoying in games and it wastes battery power.
     
  15. kalel39

    kalel39 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone played this? I would love to see a review of this game. Thanks
     
  16. freedog

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    well Fallout 3 uses the vibration feature so I thought it might have been included. Anyway is there a sound click or something to give you an indication that you are close to picking the locks?
     
  17. kalel39

    kalel39 Well-Known Member

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    has anyone tried this game?
     
  18. qwerty12

    qwerty12 Well-Known Member

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    What a coincidence. I just bought fallout 3 yesterday. Since I like that game I might pick this up to see how similar it is to the real game
     

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