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Bladeslinger Ep.1

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Description

Selected as Editor's Choice in the App Store and rated 4/4 "Must Have" by critics, BLADESLINGER Episode 1 is a full-length game in an ongoing series.

A visually stunning, fast paced 3D action brawler developed exclusively for high-end mobile devices, BLADESLINGER follows the story of William Glaston as he returns to his hometown to confront an ancient evil.

Featured by TouchArcade as App Users' Top Ten Most Anticipated Upcoming Games, identified as one of the best games of the year, Bladeslinger is now here!

** REACTIONS **

Rated 4/4 'Must Have' on SlideToPlay - "Bladeslinger is one of the best new iOS games of the year, due to its polished combination of action, exploration, and narrative."

“What Luma Arcade has managed to do with Unity is amazing. It marks another step forward for mobile.” -- Joachim Ante, CTO of Unity Technologies

“Luma Arcade seems to have crafted a very compelling world and an awesome game to flesh it out with. Oh, and it looks freaking amazing.” -- 148Apps

“The glossy, slick action game absolutely rivals many modern console games…” -- Develop Magazine

“The game's graphics are absolutely stunning, the swipe and tap-based control provide a ton of tactical flexibility, and the wide range of special moves and unlockables keep the game extremely fresh.” -- iMore

** DESCRIPTION **

BEST MOBILE GRAPHICS YOU’VE EVER SEEN
Bladeslinger introduces graphics features never seen before on mobile devices. Multiple mind-blowing 3D environments and characters, dynamic lighting and shadows with no detail spared. As mobile games approach console quality, Bladeslinger pushes the bar further than ever before.

SAVE HAMMER’S PEAK!
You play as William Glaston, a native of Hammer’s Peak returning home from war to find his once peaceful town deserted and overrun with hostile creatures he’s never seen before. Follow William’s quest for truth and the salvation of Hammer’s Peak.

TOUCH-EXCLUSIVE CONTROLS & DESIGN
Bladeslinger takes full advantage of the flexibility and unique options for gaming with touch screen devices. Quick shooting, split second dodging, combo attacks, monster punching and punishing special moves -- all achieved with simple, intuitive touch gesture controls.

HOURS OF THRILLING CAMPAIGNS
Multiple highly detailed and complex environments with escalating challenges will push you through hours of compelling, non-repetitive gameplay.

COMPATIBLE DEVICES
Bladeslinger is optimized for retina pixel glory on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and the new iPad (3rd and 4th generation), running at full retina resolution on these devices. iPad 2 and iPhone 4 are also supported.

REAL PERSON SUPPORT
We are personally here to answer your questions, and incorporate your feedback into ongoing improvements for Bladeslinger.

Developed by Luma Arcade and published by Kerosene Games.

** MORE FROM KEROSENE **

WEB: kerosenegames.com
TWITTER: @kerosenegames
FACEBOOK: fb.com/kerosenegames
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/kerosenegames
TUMBLR: kerosenegames.tumblr.com

** MORE FROM LUMA ARCADE **

WEB: lumaarcade.com
TWITTER: @lumaarcade
FACEBOOK: fb.com/lumaarcade
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/lumaarcade
TUMBLR: lumaarcade.com/blog

What's New in Version 1.4.0

Thank you again to our fans and players for the feedback! We're still listening!

** NEW gunblades in the store!!
** Localization for English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Japanese
** Subtitles
** LOTS of bugfixes and general improvements

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Truly outstanding Wild-West Steampunk Horror-thing

The setting alone of this game merits five stars. From the opening cutscene, one is already dropped into what feels like a an alternate Wild West very much like ours, but with significant Steampunk and alternate history elements. Although we never seem to delve too deeply into this almost-America (complete, it seems, with a distinct flag flapping here and there throughout town -- nice touch), it feels like a fully-realized setting with its own integrity and history.

Graphically, this game will knock your spurs off. It is absolutely top-tier for iOs games. Little cinematic flourishes make the game even more visceral, such as the focus shifting from the protagonist to an enemy he is aiming at-- making it feel like a camera is focusing and refocusing the action.

Gameplay is fun, and challenging without being impossible. I'm personally not using the "newfangled" controls but the so-called "traditional" setup, and I appreciate th option to choose.

Fun

This is a great game, the only thing is the controls take some time to completely figure out and master. Same deal with some of the little tricks during battles. You don't need IAPs to play this game; I'm doing fine without them and am halfway through chapter three already, but you will be using most of your gold for healing potions for the first part of the game.

Tip: save up the green spirit stones to unlock infinite second wind cards, once you have those you can save gold for things other than health, and start to increase your character's powers.

EDIT:
After the new update, you have to be connected to the Internet the first time you open the game. After that I'm not sure.

I have finished the game without IAP's, and am now continuing through on the next level difficulty.

Only con I have with this game is that the automatic camera (introduced with the update that added an iPhone control scheme) can be annoying at times during battle, and lead to attacking an enemy I don't want to, rolling into instead of away from an attack, etc. Not a huge issue but still annoying at times. Other than that, great game! (But I wish you could buy spirit stones with gold, hint hint)

Might want to look elsewhere...

This looks like it could have been a good game, but it's one of those games that, if you want to "win" or even get very far at all - you will have to pay for upgrades.

This game is otherwise a lesson in frustration. Each enemy takes forever to kill, and when there is more than one, the screen becomes a jumble of confusion when one attempts to deal with off-screen, on-coming attacks. You'll not be able to successfully deal with these multiple enemies (because, again, they require too much damage to kill), and there is no safe place to roll/dodge to; the screen is too small; the enemies are too strong.

So what you will be able to do with what you initially see as a great third-person-type shooter become disappointingly limited.

I thought other developers would have learned from Madfinger and Gameloft in making a great game; that the standard has been set, and now the direction to go is no longer debated, but no...

And the "Freemium" idea makes a good game bad, and a bad game worse (I have stayed away from Gameloft's Freemium - they are just not worth anyone's money or time), and you'll have the worst of both worlds working against you in this game. A shame, too... At first glance, I thought I would be playing another Shadowgun for the next few days...

Bladeslinger Ep.1
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 418 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Gold Tooth$0.99
  2. Medium Pile of Spirit Stones$9.99
  3. Gold Nugget$4.99
  4. Bag of Gold Pieces$9.99
  5. Spirit Stone$0.99
  6. Small Pile of Spirit Stones$4.99
  7. Stone Grip$9.99
  8. Midas Mix$19.99
  9. Large Pile of Spirit Stones$49.99
  10. Gold Bar$19.99