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Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge

By Lukas Korba

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Description

You are trapped inside the Octagon, a megaplex of hallways, platforms, and gaps—and the clock is running. Can you survive the mad race through this trippy 8-sided tunnel?

“Octagon is like Temple Run but on steroids and with much cooler music and graphics. If you're a Temple Run or Impossible Road fan, you definitely want to check out Octagon for iPhone or iPad.” - Allyson Kazmucha, iMore

“Some of the most fun I’ve had with my iPhone this year.” - 9/10 Arcade Sushi
“Fast, tough game that doesn’t give a darn about your feelings. Go for it!” - 4/5 Cult of Mac
“If you love these impossible reflex games, then you don’t want to miss out on Octagon.” - 5/5 AppAdvice

Octagon is a minimal arcade game where you have to move fast or be left behind. As the floor moves beneath you, spin your world around to dodge speed bumps. Flip upside-down to avoid holes, surf on top of the Octagon—whatever you can do to survive the mad race through this trippy 8-sided tunnel. An energizing soundtrack by Sqeepo and psychedelic color bursts keep you in the zone on your race to the finish. But with each round over after just 60 seconds, only super-fast reflexes will beat this very challenging game.

Features:
- Classic, Endless and NEW Daily mode
- Unlimited number of randomly generated levels
- Dynamic procedural graphics with a minimalistic iOS7 look
- Original soundtrack by Sqeepo
- Universal App with iCloud syncing
- Pure challenge with no in-app purchases or cheats

Tell me if you love it or hate it at info@lukaskorba.com or follow me at @lukaskorba.

What's New in Version 3.1

The biggest change since the initial release!

- Night mode (psychedelic dark skin)
- iOS 9, iPhone 6S/6S plus and iPad Pro support
- iOS 9 ReplayKit record & share added
- Game Controller support is back on stage
- Todays widget, play favorite mode directly from Notification Center
- 3D Touch supported - play favorite mode directly using shortcut menu
- UI/Images tweaks
- bugfix & optimisations

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Is this a joke? Awful awful awful💩💩💩💩

1st move/swipe works.

2nd move/swipe doesn't budge or it opens the pull up prefs menu or it opens the pull down notifications menu.

Tapping the correct direction for the second move instead of swiping doesn't do anything.

Trying to swipe even slightly from the very bottom of the screen to avoid getting near the pull down notifications menu turns the ball upside down.

I could probably disable the preference pull up menu and the notifications pull down menu but why would I do that for this POS? I can't get to the second move.

Free Pro tips for App developers:
1st rule of an app is that it should work. You fail.
1st rule of a game is that it should be fun. You fail that too.

Possibly the worst game I've ever downloaded. I honestly can't think of any that were worse. I like the type of game this is trying and failing to be but I want to call someone who made this and yell at them. I've enjoyed writing this review more the I enjoyed the ten minutes spent trying to figure out how to get the app to work.

There is nothing unique about this game. The developer is full of it. This actually looks almost exactly like a different game that other reviewers noted, so much so that I can't believe this developer hasn't been sued, except this is a POS with state of the art graphics of an Atari from 1984. It looks better than pong. That's about it.

Sorry. Bad example. Pong worked.

Absolute 💩.
Absolute utter complete 💩

First thoughts and suggestions

Alright, so the app is not bad, but could be a lot better. The swipe controls were a questionable choice for me, for the game gets so fast paced, that it becomes impractical to swipe, when tapping would work just fine. The way the app looked made me think it was going to be a more geometry dash type game, when in reality, it wasn't. The music has an almost play the game to it vibe, but due to the "randomly" generated levels, tends to be off beat with my swipes, giving an unnatural feeling. The perspective of where the holes are is a little off as well. But it is not the worst I have played, nothing tries to force you to buy anything and there hasn't been an ad, so it is not trying to milk money. And I applaud that. It could be a good-great game, but is not as of now.

Derivative and Poorly Executed

The game uses a simple design that has been done countless times before, and with little creative execution. Despite actually being flat, platforms are strangely given graphical depth that can make it difficult to tell where gaps occur from a distance. Levels are predesigned so that difficult parts are always at the end, and the player needs to continually go through nearly a minute of trivial sections before finally arriving at the challenge. Worst of all, the game can misread swipes occasionally, resulting in instant failure. The music soon becomes annoying as well. The gameplay can be inconsistently challenging, but is inherently repetitive. I do not consider this app worth the space it takes up, let alone money.

Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 23.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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