March 26, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] San Diego, California - Gamelarious today is pleased to introduce TanksCombat 1.0.1 for iOS, their new action, tank combat sim Game, where the player controls a single tank and must destroy a total of four or five enemy tanks on each of 60 levels. Featuring responsive thumb controls, players control direction and movement with the left touch control and the gun turret rotation and firing on the right. The AI engine controlling enemy tanks is quite challenging, and the eight different types of enemy tanks are especially adept at firing while moving. Though point scores are higher the less time is used, ammunition use lowers scores. Players must weigh the strategic advantages of rapid-fire attacks that end quickly, versus single-shot attacks that take more time.
TanksCombat is played in landscape orientation, and the player has a detailed, 2D overhead view. Each of the six different Missions takes place on a battlefield of different terrain, including: Desert Combat, Arctic Mission, Mountains Retake, Army Camp Defense, Guarding the Village, and Enemy Training Camp. Natural obstacles and man-made structures are often destroyed by tank fire, and players must rarely face more than two enemy tanks on the battlefield at a time. The controls and movement are smooth and responsive, shells and explosions are realistic, and tank treads propel the tanks quickly across the screen.
Part of mastering the game and unlocking the higher levels is observing the behavior of enemy tanks. They are all the same size, but come in eight different colors. Each has a unique combination of maximum of speed of travel, type of shell it fires, and minimum reload time. Usually, shells that meet in mid-air destroy each other. Different types of shells achieve different velocities, but usually a single hit by any type of shell will destroy any tank. Players have only one life per level, so they must avoid being hit even once before they defeat four or five enemies to win the level.
* Fast, fun, tank combat sim game
* 6 Missions with 10 Levels of combat each
* 8 different enemy tanks, each with unique features
* Players have only one life per level and must defeat all enemy tanks to go to next level
* High-performance touch-controls allow players to aim, fire, and move simultaneously
* Apple Game Center connectivity
"Gamelariuous is a parent/son project to create iOS games in our free time. My son is the designer, he has a lot of ideas, and I am the programmer," according to Mauricio Eastmond. "My son, Nicholas Eastmond, 12, is in 6th grade. He loves video games and iOS games. He designed TanksCombat, all the tanks, missions, tanks features, ranks, levels, etc. He put the whole game flow together and presented it to me."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 16.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TanksCombat 1.0.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in San Diego, California, Gamelarious was founded by father and son, Mauricio and Nicholas Eastmond. The son acts as the designer, and the father as the programmer. The goal was to release a game made with high quality. Mr. Eastmond works as a Senior Software Engineer. Copyright (C) 2012 Gamelarious. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.