January 25, 2013 in Games
[prMac.com] Jena, Germany - yavadoo today is pleased to introduce Pete the Postman 1.0 for iOS, its new 3D, twin stick shooter, where players guide Pete as he delivers letters, navigates maze-like terrain, avoids adversaries, and fights chickens and monsters by throwing parcels at them. Featuring detailed, Hi-Res, 3D cartoon graphics & animation, every texture of Pete, the countryside, fences, and houses is rendered impressively on the Retina display. The game includes 3 difficulty settings and 12 levels/environments of gameplay.
Pete the Postman is a living 3D character in his blue uniform and cap. Standing still, his head and arms sway slightly; he is never a frozen robot. The dual stick movement controller allows the player to have Pete spin in place or set out in any direction. The farther the circular controller is dragged from center, the faster he walks. Players can quickly have Pete walking along narrow paths, through gates, and stopping at small, rural mail boxes, where the flag goes up after he delivers the mail. The circular controller is linked to the overhead, three-quarter-view camera. As Pete moves right, the camera moves right. Pete actually stays near the center of the screen as he walks through expansive rural villages, caves, and more. The wide-angle lens provides just enough distortion to emphasize the depth of the scene, and residents can be seen working outside their houses
* Fight the evil chickens
* Defeat the bomb throwing creeps
* Smash the giant wasps
* Shoot the laserbats
* Kill the slimies in the cave
* Don't let Pete be bitten by the razor piranhas
* Avoid the falling stones, tentacles, and stumble roots
* Don't step into a hole or chasm
Each of the 12 different environment/levels (forest, meadow, lake, city, islands in the sky, cave, city at night, etc.) seems to go on forever. Pete never encounters an edge, though there are natural obstacles that prevent his movement in some directions. More than a simple shooter, players must use strategy to reach every mailbox on his route. Besides the large assortment of monsters he must eliminate by throwing parcels, there are dangerous chasms, tree roots, falling rocks, and other challenges. At the Easy setting, an arrow will guide Pete if he loses his way, but at the higher settings, players must figure out the right direction to reach the next mailbox. There are power-ups and surprises (like unexpected camera zooms) along the way, as Pete must complete each level before expending his five lives.
"Pete the Postman has minimal violence and maximal 3D graphics & animation," stated Ralf Sczepan of yavadoo. "A tutorial is included, and there are settings for beginning, experienced, and expert players."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 138 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pete the Postman 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Jena, Germany, yavadoo was founded by developer Ralf Sczepan in 2012. Ralf develops iOS apps. Copyright (C) 2013 yavadoo. 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.