[prMac.com] Angarsk, Russian Federation – Independent developer Yaroslav Konov today is pleased to introduce StarSphere 1.1 free for iOS, his updated, innovative platformer set in outer space. The ultra-challenging new game is different from most other entries in this genre. Played against the black background of space, most neon-string platforms are vibrating, and they transfer added momentum to the sphere when it lands, enabling long periods of continuous jumping. Also unusual is that players must successfully traverse both vertical and horizontal mazes.
* Continuous movement as the StarSphere leaps between platforms
* Dynamic levels challenge reaction time and coordination
* Simple, but interesting game mechanics and control – no time to think! Jump
* Rhythmic and uplifting StarSphere music
* Free game updates: levels with new music, platforms, and bosses
StarSphere is both a horizontal and vertical scroller, with most of the action going from left to right or bottom to top. The pulsating neon-sphere does not rest when it lands on a vibrating platform; it bounces in place. Players can leap left or right using their choice of touch or tilt controls. When players jump, the StarSphere propels itself upward and to the left or right. If players jump immediately from platform to platform, they gain momentum from each vibrating platform, which enables long runs before pausing. Expert players will exploit this feature by continuously harnessing platform energy, never pausing, and carefully navigating puzzles by controlling intentional falls and direction of movement.
The goal of the game is to collect as many gold stars as possible while leaping between platforms. Each is worth 30 points, and the game includes a variety of bonuses and achievements. Players begin the game with 3 lives, and falling off the bottom of the screen costs one life. StarSphere includes 15 levels of play, which include vibrating platforms of many shapes and colors. As the sphere moves it leaves behind a motion trail of mini-spheres, and when paused on a platform, its bouncing creates visible shock waves. Gameplay is always exciting, with detailed, vibrating neon-strings, non-vibrating neon-barriers, and a pulsating StarSphere leaping gracefully from platform to platform.
“My goal was to design a platform game that was different from the others,” commented developer Yaroslav Konov. “Now that StarSphere is available in the App Store, I think I have accomplished that goal.”
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 42.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
StarSphere 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional points are available as in-app purchases.StarSphere
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Based in Angarsk, Russian Federation, indie developer Yaroslav Konov plans to create high quality games for iOS. StarSphere is his first entry in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2013 Yaroslav Konov. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.