March 7, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Berkeley, California - Announcing that Christopher Jude Sanchez, the developer of The Blackhole, has released the latest version for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The fun game application is based on a match-3 physics concept, challenging players to catch groups of same colored stars to prevent The Blackhole from reaching critical mass, while listening to soothing, Zen-like sound effects. Players can earn achievements and strive for leaderboard placement through the game center. This latest update is a major one, meaning smoother, faster stars and gameplay.
The Blackhole is a uniquely fun, curious mixture of exciting gameplay challenge and meditative sound effects. It's the perfect game for those who like action, as well as those who want to Zen out while playing.
Based on a match-3 physics concept, players are challenged to catch groups of three same colored stars as they zoom in from all directions and in a myriad of colors. With the option to use touchscreen or tilt controls, players have to spin and turn to try and line up with the stars they need to complete their matching group.
The whole idea is to catch enough stars to prevent The Blackhole from reaching a critical mass and creating a big bang. While players are busy enjoying the app's fast moving gameplay, their senses are treated to soothing sound effects that may just keep them calm enough to play a better game. Players who do well are rewarded with achievements in The Blackhole. They are also able to compare their scores and strive for top leaderboard position via the app's game center.
These are some of the features in The Blackhole:
* Easy to navigate interface
* Beautiful graphics
* Soothing zen-like sound effects
* Physics-based gameplay around a central gravity field
* Leaderboards for both high score & highest level reached
* Bonuses for skilled matches
* Adjustable speed settings
* Game saves upon exiting
* Option for touch or tilt controls
* Universal App, designed for iPhone & iPad
* Supports all orientations
This 2.3.1 version release is a major update for The Blackhole. Along with some small bug fixes, the developer has increased the frame rates and given the stars smoother tails. That means an even more enjoyable experience and faster, more challenging gameplay for all The Blackhole players.
* 3GS iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 14.6 MB
Pricing and Availability
The Blackhole 2.3.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
As an independent iOS game developer, Christopher Jude Sanchez draws upon years of experience as a technical director on major Hollywood blockbusters. Christopher's credit list includes "The Incredibles," "Cars," "WALL-E," and "2012." Both a software engineer and an artist, Christopher loves the wonderful opportunity that the AppStore gives independent game developers for creative expression. Copyright (C) 2011 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.