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Antithesis is the debut game from writer and editor Mike Schramm (in other words, it's the game he learned to code on).

It features an abstract, action-packed, and maybe even frightening (?) journey through an increasingly difficult world, ruled by a nameless antagonist.

Antithesis features:

-Simple controls that slowly but surely present an increasing challenge

-Extra features and abilities that unlock as you progress along through the world

-State-of-the-art sound effects and graphics, assembled by someone with no sense of design or budget at all

-Full Game Center-enabled leaderboards and achievements!

-NEW! Themes! Themes let you customize the look and feel of Antithesis in one of five different ways. Once unlocked, you can choose your own personal favorite to play Antithesis with a completely different look and flavor.

-NEW! Left-handed mode! You can now play with your left hand.

-NEW! Tweet your score! Show off to your friends if you've Schrammed it!

Antithesis was designed to be played and experienced on an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2. It should work on other devices, but no guarantees, because this is all Mike owns, so this is what the app was tested on.

Antithesis was first started at the 2011 360iDev Game Jam, and then worked on over a period of about eight months on and off. It is Mike Schramm's first title (since he coded some text adventures and address book programs in BASIC back in elementary school), so please be gentle. Enjoy!

Version 1.1 was created over about five months. Huge thanks to Blake Hogue (follow him at @blakiestblake on Twitter) and Mark Turpster" Turpin (follow him at @the_t on Twitter, and listen to Tipoaa at for their contributions!

And if you like this app, be sure to check out Mike's other App Store offering, a puzzle game called Benediction. It's free! Go download it!

What's New in Version 1.101

-Fixed a bug with the line void in the Pizza theme.


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Customer Reviews

Keeps you busy

I recently downloaded schramm's other game, benediction which is a lot of fun. I decide to buy this one for something new to play while traveling tomorrow. It's a bit odd but easy to play. I do recommend sticking around and playing long enough to unlock the pizza mode. The song is awesome and distracting when you're trying to play the game but in a good way. I laughed through the whole level.

Addicting, confusing, and a little scary

When you first start the game, all you see is a pong-like paddle. Soon what looks like a scary black wave comes toward you. A very good game, lack of instructions make it super challenging. Heck, even if I knew what I was doing, it would still be super hard, but still super awesome :D

This game gives me a headache

There are no instructions. It starts out feeling like pong and then I don't know what happens. I don't let any balls past my paddle and I still loose. I had high hopes and have been let down. This game, based off the achievements, goes up to about 9 levels. According to leaderboards no one has made it past 4. After a few mins of playing its not hard to see why. I don't mind puzzling or challenging games, but this game doesn't even give you a chance.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.101
  • Size: 64.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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