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Band Together

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Description

"Band Together is a fantastic game to play. It is super cool. People are going to love it!"
-- David Lynch, Director

Thank you SO MUCH to our early supporters!!

Band Together is an addictive micro-platformer with single screen puzzles for the iPad 2 and the New iPad featuring gorgeous Retina graphics! It was developed by a team of three students overseen by Dave Taylor ("Doom", "Quake", "Abuse", "Karateka"). Art direction and overall game design was provided by John Chalfant, best known for his stunning characters in the WarCraft 3 trailers, his design work on Arthas (the "Lich King") for World of WarCraft, for his many collaborations with David Lynch, and most recently for the iconic key art used to promote "Batman: Arkham City".

"Band Together is like Little Big Planet meets Lemmings...but with thumbtack death machines! How cool is THAT?"
-- Duane Stinnett, Art Director on Starcraft and Diablo

"As an aficionado of the cute and twisted, I love the art direction of Band Together."
-- Lorne Lanning, Creative Director of the Oddworld Quintology

"The characters are 'cuddly' but in a very sophisticated way, and the thumbtack 'nemesis' element is brilliant, not just clever. The shading, the overall ambience is thoroughly conducive in complimenting the overall 'story' base of creatures under threat. Kudos."
-- Syd Mead, Designer

"Countless times I've witnessed people get transfixed and mesmerized by Band Together (myself included). I'm impressed that students were able to craft a game so engaging and addictive."
-- Mike L. Murphy, Animator, Lord of the Rings

The Backstory:

Michael Silverstein is nicknamed "Midge" by the mean kids in school because he has tiny, tiny hands. Frustrated, Midge retreats to his Great Aunt's attic, where he makes things with his tiny hands that no one else can.

While digging through the bowels of the attic, Midge finds an old, dusty shoebox. Inside are curious little creatures fast asleep. When exposed to the light, they all wake up and stare at Midge's tiny hands like they're the hands of God.

Midge quickly takes a shine to the little creatures and decides to call them "Bandies" because they seem to like to band together. While they don't say much, Midge eventually discovers that the Bandies are pining to be "tested", so he begins to build a series of diabolical tests to push the mysterious little Bandies to their limits!

The Game:

Welcome to "Band Together: The Unboxing" for the iPad 2 and new iPad. Simply touch a Bandi, and drag him where you want to go. Remember to keep all your Bandies well lit so they don't fall asleep, and steer clear of thumbtack death machines, pencil pit traps, baseball boulders, and more. Figure out how to reach the popsicle stick pressure plates and miniature switches that open the trapdoors, retract the pencil walls, and move up the platforms that will get the bandies to the exit. Part puzzle game, part adventure- all painfully cute fun for your iPad 2 and the new iPad!

Game Features:

o Dozens of engaging levels with a gentle learning curve!
o Watch the story unfold in Midge's hand-drawn secret journal!
o Skip the levels that you aren't ready for and return to them later!
o See how many Bandies you can save on each level!
o Thoroughly tested on children aged 4 to 100! No kidding!
o No blood, no gore, but strangely satisfying anyway!

Special Platform Features:

o Gorgeous, ultra-high-definition graphics for the New iPad!
o High-definition graphics for the iPad 2!
o Super broken and slow on the original iPad! Please don't buy it for that!

Check out the trailer at http://bandtogetherthegame.com

Thanks:

We would like to thank Unity (particularly Joe Santos!) for their support and for making a wonderful game engine to make shipping this title much easier!

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

5 stars if free or 3 stars otherwise

This funny little game came out at around £2.99 which is a lot for 30, small, easy levels. then it was £1.99 and now...FREE!!!....in 1 week lol
Also they plan to ruin it with advertising and in game purchases...if they do then free or not, I'll pass.... but till then I say A - ok!

If u get it free it's amazing!
If you pay it's only ok.
Buy it if u like great graphics, original art, nice sound and music and simplified repetitive lemmings / pikmin gameplay.
Don't buy if u want something new beyond the fancy window dressing, if u want a challenge or longevity or fast paced adult action.

The game needs a little love and support....clearly the devs have made it free as it was not selling and it cost money plus has some big names attached to it, so they need a win.
they make it free for a while and they get some reviews and positive word of mouth....then they possibly ruin it with advertising.

A 3 star game and when they add more variation and levels...maybe a 5 star.
While its free who cares, just enjoy!

Weird note the dev. Link doesn't mention this game at all and only makes freemium rubbish so that's worrying for future support...
Feel Little sad for those who actually paid on day one.
Also game has some odd glitches which should have been fixed!
A mixed bunch.

Loved playing this.......😃😊😄

I really enjoyed playing this game, the graphics looked awesome on my iPad 3, the game play was cute & addictive & the atmosphere was fantastic!
I read a lot of the reviews, including the negative ones..... But despite the negative reviews, I liked the look of this game, so I got it any way (when it was free) although I'd have been more than happy to pay for this game!
Well done to the game dev's, I'll be keeping an eye out for an update/more levels etc & also for other games! Big huge 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 from me 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

So cool

I really love this game, it's cute and cool and fun:) I genuinely wish these things existed so I could have one of my own:P it's a great little game and is really good fun:) only wish there were more levels though, please bring more updates! But it's a lovely puzzle game and the little drawings add to the already great character of the game:) felt genuinely sad for the bandies when you find put where they all end up though:O they are so lovely:'(

Band Together
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  • £0.79
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 237 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular.

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