Price Drop: Star Horizon (Games)


Star Horizon 2.0.2

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> Free, Version: 2.0.2 (iTunes)

Description:

! Free today with App of the Day !

Please Note: Star Horizon requires an iPad2/iPhone 4s/iPod Touch 5 or above.

“Star Horizon stands on its own as a title that is well worth playing. The visual splendor alone would be more than enough to justify the purchase.”
– 148Apps

“Star Horizon is a fiery and fitting tribute the likes of Afterburner and Starfox.”
– AppSpy

“Star Horizon serves as a showpiece for the iOS platform(…) the controls feel fine-tuned to near perfection.”
– MacLife

“Star Horizon is a slick pulse-raising arcade shooter that evokes many of the best sci-fi space battles in recent cinematic and TV history”
– Pocketgamer

“Best Mobile Game” nominee @Game Connection Paris 2013 / Selected Projects finals

Play as John, a private in the service of the Federation. Focus on amusing story and dynamic battles. Journey through the cosmos, upgrade your ship, make important story decisions and have fun fighting those epic bosses!

• Grab your phone and play instantly. Your screen is your controller (virtual sticks? Yuck!)
• Rescue your friends or obey the orders – follow the storyline and make choices
• Don’t get shot – upgrade your ship with in-game currency (no IAP!) and weapons to finish your enemies in multiple astonishing ways
• Follow the relationship between the man and the machine spiced up with amusing conversations and absurd humor.
• Discover a wild variety of spaceships and fleet
• Use your skills to unlock achievements
• Support for game controllers

John doesn’t fight to rack up kills or for honor and pride. At least not anymore. He just fights to survive and get the whole thing over with. His ship is controlled by Ellie, an Artificial Intelligence which is programmed to help pilots stay mentally strong throughout the war and which cannot kill human beings.

Federation is about to turn the tide of the war but then things start to go wrong. Ellie puts John into hibernation for 1000 years. Now he will have to discover what really happened and maybe, but just maybe, save the galaxy.

What’s New

* fixes for iOS 9

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New: Last Horizon (Games)


Last Horizon 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)

Description:

Last Horizon is a minimal, atmospheric space survival & exploration game, set to deep ambient music.

Pilot the last vessel of a fallen civilization into the vast unknown, in search of a new habitable world.

Carefully land on the planets you will encounter to gather terraforming resources and space-faring human survivors for the final destination… skillful piloting and the balanced management of fuel, oxygen & hull integrity are key.

Explore and harvest to create a beautiful and harmonious new world, but take too much and you might incur the wrath of sentient alien life…

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Coding and Design : Jeffrey Nielson
Artwork and Design : Richard Grillotti
Music: Miles Tilmann & Cellula
Sound Effects: Alex Mauer

Presented by Pixeljam And Dojo.

http:www.pixeljam.com
@pixeljamgames
http:www.dojo.com

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AppSpy plays Star Horizon live on Twitch (5pm GMT | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT)

Clear your diaries, dear readers. We are inviting you to join us on the AppSpy Twitch channel this evening, where we will be playing Tabasco Interactive’s new space shooter Star Horizon

The stream will go live at 5pm GMT, 10am PDT, and 1pm EDT. And there will be lasers.

If you’re not familiar with the game, Star Horizon is a space-based flight sim. As such, you can expect to see us weaving past debris and blasting enemy craft to smithereens in true Galactica fashion.

At review we gave Star Horizon an admirable 4 out of 5, describing it as “an enjoyable ride that takes us back to classic arcade shooters like Star Fox.”

To see the game in action, just follow the AppSpy Twitch channel. Feel free to contribute with questions or comments. Alternatively, you can heckle us for being rubbish. That’s what democracy is all about.

So watch us on the AppSpy Twitch channel, or via the embedded player below.

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Star Horizon Review (4/5)

There is something oddly retro about Star Horizon. It harkens back to a past era of arcade gaming – a fast-paced on-the-rails action shooter revamped for 2014.

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Everything about Star Horizon looks suitably striking. Its sprawling intergalactic backdrops perfectly set the scene for its unfolding space drama. The linear paths through levels mean that you never see any chinks in the game’s presentation, with the designers focusing their attention on a deliberately narrow field of view.

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