By Eric Metois
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From the creator of iChalky comes Sparticle, an adrenaline-pumping casual game set in a surreal environment showcasing graphics designed by Pinar Yoldas. It's time to think outside the box... and inside the tunnel.
A video demonstration is available on Sparticle's website.
True to its origin, the game's environment relies heavily on simulated physics and custom code that squeezes the most out of your iPhone or iPod Touch's capabilities. The application also makes use of 3D audio and the use of headphones is highly recommended for an immersive experience.
Collect gems to add play time to your clock and earn points. Avoid boulders as they will take time away from you. Each time your score reaches a milestone the game's difficulty is increased. Although it may seem easy at first there are virtually no limits to the game's difficulty. When the clock runs out the game is over.
EXPLORE (Full version only)
Once you’ve collected enough gems gates will start to appear. Hit a gate to teleport to another world. The current full version counts 6 worlds but more are to come in subsequent updates. These worlds are not related to levels of difficulty, which solely depends on your score.
Tilt your device to influence gravity and touch the screen to jump. To pause, save or quit a game touch and hold both the clock and the score at the same time. (Saving a game is not available in the LITE version)
* Tilt: Gravitation is read from the accelerometer and matches that or the real world. Hence if you tilt your device to the right, the boulders will tend to fall to your right. You character however will try to "hold on" as much as the floor friction allows it to. This way you can avoid a boulder by effectively steering them away from your character.
* Jump: When you tap the screen the character will jump in such a way as to "reach" the location you tapped. In order to do that it computes a launch direction and velocity. If you tap the screen to the right of the character it will jump the the right, the further away from the character you tap and the bigger the jump. If you tap the screen above the character it will simply jump up, again with an intensity that depends on how far above the character you tapped. This might sound easier than it is as you will have to develop an intuition for your character's trajectory before you decide how and when to launch it.
Yappler-Tags: game, action, arcade, physics, ichalky
What's New in Version 1.2
Fixed leaderboard connection
Wow this game is unique fun and beautiful
I don't think I've seen a game like this ever before. The gameplay is controlled by your movement of the iPhone, shifting the gravity of the worlds you are playing in. This unique interaction takes some getting used to and is wild and fun while you do. The character dances around in a beautiful and dynamic ways and takes on the characteristics of each level.
Visually speaking this game is really special. So much of what makes this game interesting is experiencing it visually. Definitely worth the price and hours spent twisting, turning, flicking and dancing.
5 outta 5
I got this instead of an Egg McMuffin. I got my money's worth and then some. This game is great and I don't know how it only has 2 stars ... Deserves much higher for graphics, sound, originality & entertainment value!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 11, 2009
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 8.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Eric Metois
- © 2009 Eric Metois and Pinar Yoldas
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.