By Pixel Mine, Inc.
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Space Dock, from Pixel Mine Games, creators of the smash hits Underworlds and Super Collider!
"Space Dock will have you frantically picking flight paths for the never ending number of starships entering your space station." - appversity.com
Do you like Flight Control, Harbor Master, or Trace? If you liked controlling planes, or ships, don't you think you will love controlling spacecraft?
Space Dock has space sounds, space aliens, space travelers, spacecraft, space stations, space lines, spacemen, even a space girl!
You begin as a lowly space station controller on the shiny new deep space station. Starships, space shuttles, and space fighters start to hyperspace into the station's quadrant. Some ships are running from aliens, some from asteroids, some are low on fuel. You must dock them quickly and safely on the station.
But wait, there is a problem? Aliens in the docking area? Are they dangerous, or perhaps wanting to make first contact? Did they just abduct your astronaut? Are the aliens actually probing our people?
You have to land the spacecraft quicker and quicker, but now asteroids are overwhelming the station's defenses. Your spacecraft are being plastered by the asteroids, and spacemen from damaged ships are floating stranded in space. They are your crewmates and are in grave danger and you must rescue them. If one of your spacecraft hits them, the game is over. Use all your skills to deftly guide a rescue craft to them to save their lives. In the meantime, the starships, fighters, and shuttles keep coming and coming.
*Awesome iPhone/iTouch touch space control mechanism. Control entire spaceships simply by touch!
*Upgradeable Space Station defense capabilities!
*Unique spaceman rescue missions during game play!
*Local and online high scores and achievements!
*Connect with friends, and compare scores and achievements!
*Post your accomplishments to Twitter and Facebook!
*A fantastic musical score by Voodoo Highway Music!
Download Space Dock today! The stranded spacemen need your help! Save them!
What's New in Version 1.2
changes to gameplay to enhance the 'fun' factor!
OK - because it is free
This is taking a good idea a bit too far, and not doing a great job along the way either. A game that is the equivalent of flight control - but in space, so the igredients are promishing.
I think the graphics aren't too bad - although a tad too sharp-edged indeed. For me the main stumbling block is the gameplay. Unlike equivalent games, ships appear in the screen without any predefined entry points. The literally just appear randomly. The result is that you get crashes as new ships appear for which there was never any way you could have avoided them.
Another difference is that you use your finger to drag/plot a course for each space ship. That is a potentially great idea, but it makes things far too difficult, far too early, as there isn't all that much space around the station in which to move the spaceships.
Instructions lack clarity, both in terms of content, and in terms of where they are and how to scroll between pages.
In its current state not a game worth paying for, but very much ok for something free whilst the developers are working on it.
Much prefer airplane version
Somewhat simpler graphics than I'd hoped and not as addictive nor enjoyable as the well known plane version. Also very hard which takes the initial fun out of the game. Update?
In space flavour, cheaper and with achievements... Niiice :)
- Category: Games
- Updated: 06 May 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 12.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Pixel Mine
- © (c) 2009 Pixel Mine, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.