iPad Triphids! Game now on App Store

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  1. Kraln

    Kraln Member

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    #1 Kraln, Jan 22, 2009
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    Hi guys,

    First, I'd like to introduce myself as the developer of Triphids!

    Triphids is an old-school arcade shmup, something you can really sink your teeth into. When people see Triphids, they usually think of one of three games: Tempest, Gyruss, and Crazy Comets. It's one of a handful of 'Tube Shooters' - I don't know why more of these games don't exist, as they're fun to play and fairly straightforward to make.

    I decided to pair this retro game with a really cool retro soundtrack, courtesy of my good friend AliceEffekt. Of course, if you don't like the soundtrack, you can use your own.

    Here's a screenshot (of a boss battle):
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    At any rate, I hope that you guys can check out the website, www.triphids.com, and check out our game on the App Store. It's only $0.99 for the first week, and it will settle at $1.99 after that.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    Soulstrewn Studios, LLC
     
  2. s0mah

    s0mah Well-Known Member

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    failing PHY tests
    little town of bethlehem
    Purchased instantly after seeing the FBI WINNERS DON'T DO DRUGS splash at the beginning.
     
  3. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    hey! i searched this on iTunes and a 5 star review came up by...
    a person named Kraln...
    isnt this your TA username, or did you take the name from your first reviewer?
     
  4. WOW_GEE

    WOW_GEE Well-Known Member

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    Downloaded...Impressions soon.
     
  5. PoV

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    #5 PoV, Jan 22, 2009
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    95002 in perpetual. Bring it. ;)

    Edit: Make that 139312. :D
     
  6. Kraln

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    #6 Kraln, Jan 22, 2009
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    Ah, that. My roommate was on my computer and accidentally used my account. I was actually at the inauguration when he posted that. By time we realized it was too late.
     
  7. yankjenets

    yankjenets Well-Known Member

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    Hahahah....caught red handed?

    Edit: Oh, okay.
     
  8. FancyRat

    FancyRat New Member

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    Ouch...

    Edit: Refresh.
     
  9. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    sorry dev... we here at TA dont like shady practices...

    Also this looks too much like blue attack which comes out on friday and looks better, so i will have to pass.
     
  10. Kraln

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    #10 Kraln, Jan 22, 2009
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    Fair's fair. Do realize that I signed up here at TA well afterwords. If I was going to be shady I wouldn't be so obvious that Kraln is my moniker =).

    What, if I may ask, looks better about Blue Attack?
     
  11. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    i just prefer the graphical style and it seems to have lots of customization and leveling up. Also the ship is larger so its not so hard to see.

    For this price this seems to be a lot shallower than other games that are the same price.
     
  12. Kraln

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    A dollar? Hmm. It's got 27 different stages, with varying enemies and bosses. Online scoring system, and its own unique soundtrack.

    Guess you can't please everyone =)
     
  13. Rocketman919

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    I thought it was 1.99. My bad.

    Well it will become 1.99.
     
  14. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    are you considering releasing a light version with 5 levels, maybe? I know a dollars not much, but it's added up in the last month or so, and we idevice gamers here have ubersensitive and irrational feelings about wasting even 99 cents :p

    on a seperate note, when I saw "tri" in the title, I thought "f***! not another match 3 game!!!". so glad it's actually a decent looking shooter :D
     
  15. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    yes, thats another thing, i cant just blindly walk into buying another game that might have bad controls. I own John Kooistra's other game and it has spot on accel. Controls and is a great game, so from this i am more inclined to buy from a trusted developer than an unknown one.
     
  16. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    maybe even posting a video will help. Can never hurt.
     
  17. Kraln

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    There's a video on the main www.triphids.com page. If you can't see it, I could be convinced to upload it to youtube.

    As far as controls...

    Before I had a game, or even rendering, I made sure the controls were intuitive. I had messed around with the accelerometer some, but to dodge bullets you really need a finger on the device. I still use the accelerometer for the special attack, but rest assured the input is comfortable any way you hold it.
     
  18. Muzzle

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    I'm interested, but I'm unsure of your controls description:

    "Tap the screen to engage the Wyndham's auto-pilot and maneuver your ship.
    Tap and hold in order to fire your laser cannons."

    What I gather from this is that tapping the screen both moves your ship and fires, even though you're supposed to be dodging while preventing your weapons from overheating. If it's anything like Space Deadbeef, then this is a dealbreaker for me since I became too frustrated with its controls to enjoy the game.

    Please clarify, thanks!
     
  19. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    Post this on the front page, and you should also put in in your app description. (if you havent)
     
  20. Kraln

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    #20 Kraln, Jan 22, 2009
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    If I don't get enough sales, I'm just going to drop it to free at the end of feb/march. The game is secondary to the money, honestly.

    Yeah, christ, so much crap on the app store huh ;)
     

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