May 4, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Montreal, Canada - XperimentalZ Games announced today a lite version and a first update for Repulse-O. The game, which was released recently and featured worldwide by Apple in the New And Noteworthy games section, mixes a match-three game mechanic with electromagnetism to create an original, simple to handle and yet challenging action puzzle.
The update introduces a system of upgrades on which the user can spend points earned through completed challenges and endless games. This will lead the way to the addition of unlockable content in future updates, like skins and challenges. It also fixes various issues with the controls and menus.
About Repulse-O, perhaps you played some of the famous 'block-falling' or 'color matching' puzzles before? Objects are raining down the screen, threatening you to be swept away. Your only way out being to match objects of a same type in order to eliminate them and manage to stand your ground.
Repulse-O offers all that, you simply have to match 3 bubbles of a same color to sweep them away. It also includes some exhilarating twists that will keep your brain busy for countless hours!
First of all the bubbles are coming from both sides of the screen, toward a core placed in the middle. Once they get glued to it, you can rotate the whole board to control where the next bubbles land. This results in a super simple controls scheme perfectly adapted for a touch screen.
The second important twist is the addition of electric charges. The neutral bubbles won't be affected so they'll be easy to place precisely where you want them. However, the charged ones will keep you on your toes! Bubbles having opposite charges will attract each other and those of the same charge will repulse themselves. This means that if you don't keep an eye on them, things will soon get out of hands!
Enters the cascades. Simply clearing away the accumulating bubbles as fast as possible is not enough if you want to reach the top of world ranks! The more the bubbles are popping in a single sequence, the more points you'll get. In other words, cleverly place your bubbles and you'll be able to generate the longest possible cascades and max out your chain combos.
But beware of the special bubbles! Some of them are nasty and will absorb the color of your carefully placed bubbles, disrupting your strategy. Not only they won't give point but they won't pop by themselves. You'll need to clear them using collateral popping sequences.
Enjoy highly polished graphics, immersive music and sound effects. Chose from 3 different visual thematic: pills, donuts and neon. Can you beat electromagnetism?
* 2 Game modes: Endless and 15 challenges
* 3 different environments to play in
* 13 achievements
* 3 modes of controls
* Immersive music and sound effects
* Several social networks integrated: Game Center, Openfeint, Twitter, Facebook, PlayHaven
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 17 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Repulse-O 1.1 is available for $0.99 USD and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based around Montreal, Quebec, Canada, XperimentalZ Games Inc. is an independent video games developer dedicated to the creation of cool original games for the App Store. The enterprise was founded in 2010 by Patrick Jacob, a former scientist in mathematical physics and game designer at Gameloft who turned indie. Its development team is currently formed of 8 experienced people wishing to push back boundaries on the App Store. All Material and Software (C) 2010-2011 XperimentalZ Games Inc. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.