Ultraviolet Dawn HD
By Sad Cat Software
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From the makers of critically-acclaimed "Project Phoenix" comes a new, exciting creation. "Ultraviolet Dawn" is a hybrid space-shooter/trading game with a completely open Universe comprising over 1,000 stars to explore. "Ultraviolet Dawn" is our most beautiful and refined game to date.
There is no single predefined way to play - everything is entirely up to you. You chose what you want to be and how you want to play. You can be a peaceful merchant, shuttling goods between stars. You can be an outlaw, attacking innocent ships and capturing their cargo. You can be a smuggler, trading in illegal goods banned by the the Intergalactic Federation. You can even run missions, both legal and illegal.
There is so much to the game. Not only can you upgrade your ships weapons, but you can also upgrade equipment, such as adding more powerful engines or faster regenerating shields. You can even trade your ship in and fly something else entirely, whether a captured pirate ship or a large, bulky cargo carrier.
* Be good or evil: peaceful trader, independent bounty hunter, or a pirate outlaw - the choice is completely yours.
* Over 1,000 stars in an entirely open-ended universe to explore.
* 8 different ships to pilot.
* Unique goods trading system, with realistic demand and supply price calculations.
* Ability to hire teammates for help, with teammate formations provided.
* Fully upgradeable weapons systems.
* Upgradable ship equipment systems - engines, shields, and much more.
* Three difficulty levels.
* Local and global high scores.
* Savable at any point in time.
* Intense, driving music and awesome sound effects.
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Like space miner but more serious
Love the game and concept. Love being able to upgrade things outside of just weapons. Love being able to mine for extra cash. Could use some kind of tractor beam ala space miner so I don't lose cargo when I blow up a ship and it end up spewing it's cargo in every direction. Also I would love an all stop feature. It would make mining and shooting much more precise. Aside from that this is a great game and concept. I've been waiting for a sequel to space miner but it never came. This should fill the gap nicely. Caution this version is buggy and crashes. Can be on occasion if you reboot your iPad so it clears the memory cache. If you have a 3G iPad buy it now! I don't like going on my computer then iTunes to check for updates. This way my iPad displays new updates for installed programs automatically. Here's hoping the developers are going to release a stability update soon!
Great Game that just needs a little more.
This game would so be a 5 and my favorite space sim if it had just a little more. It feels like a game that is 80 to 90% done, lacking anything high level. I love the openess of it, but what good is there having a gazillion stars to visit when you have the best ship and weapons after 45 minutes of play. Controls are good for the platform and the arcade type feel to combat is much better than the rest of the Space/Trade simulators. Add high end content, expand the quests a bit, and make wingmen actually usefull and i think you'd have a real winner on your hands.
Although a fun pick up and play game it grows repetitive very quick. I was expecting to play much more complex game that allows me to upgrade my ship in more ways, let's me buy more things, has challenging and different quests and even though it's open ended there would be different storyline based quests and secrets to discover. I liked the game play and controls and even some of the graphic but it's lacking a sense of atmosphere and lasting potential. I hope this game changes with future updates.