April 29, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Rome, Italy - Independent developer, Alessandro Ferrazza, is pleased to release his challenging and imaginative mobile app, The Dot - a logic game. However this is no ordinary logic game of random puzzles. The Dot takes players on an exciting journey, beginning with a tale of how the Dot came to be. On a stormy night, a designer is working in his studio when an alien spaceship attempts to abduct him. When lightning strikes however, the abduction is compromised and the designer is stuck in a ball of energy with his pencil. Seconds later the ball of energy collapses and disappears with the designer, letting the pencil drop onto the paper below. The drawings on the paper erase, leaving only a small black dot. Do players have what it takes to wield the dot's energy and power?
The Dot is composed of 96 levels of increasing difficulty. Each level is unique, with no repeating schemes. Players won't encounter puzzles or storylines like these in any another logic game, giving players of this app the challenge of a lifetime. As they embark on the journey with the Dot, players will encounter a rich variety of objects and obstacles. They'll meet treadmills, rotating cubes, and lasers, varying ink colors that grant special powers, bizarre cars and helicopters. Before they can move onto the next level however, players must complete the puzzle presented to them.
"I wanted to create a game that would test a player's thinking but in a way that was engaging and unique," explains Alessandro Ferrazza. "While each level is different, they're always connected by the powerful dot."
In addition to the imaginative story and complex challenges, the app features amazing 3D graphics. Players appear to be playing on paper that changes from level to level. One level a player may be playing on graph paper then the next they'll be on lined notebook paper. The objects and obstacles in the game appear to be hand drawn but extremely well-rendered, making for a unique and visually appealing game experience.
While each level increases in complexity, the controls of the game are simple. Players simply have to touch the screen or rotate their mobile device to move the Dot through the level. Players are also able to see how others are doing with the statistics tab, which allows players to compare the level they've reached to others, adding the extra thrill of competition. Are players among the many stuck at the beginning levels? Or are players among the few who can reach the very end?
With an abundant amount of levels and complex puzzles, The Dot is a game made for people unafraid of challenge. The question is: can they harness the Dot's power and make it through all 96 levels?
* 96 Levels of increasing difficulty
* Statistics tab lets you compare the level you reached to others
* Amazing 3D graphics
* Easy commands: touch screen and rotate device
* iPhone 4 or later, iPad, and iPod touch
* iOS requirement: 6.0 or later
* 172 MB
* Language: English, Italian
Pricing and Availability
The Dot - a logic game 1.1 is available for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) in the iTunes App Store in the Games category.
Alessandro Ferrazza is a physician specialized in Internal Medicine. His passion for computers started few years ago when he created his first website and freely distributed some medicine guides. Subsequently, he fell in love with real programming, particularly in the mobile field which led me to create two medical applications. The first one was Emergency drugs, only for iPhone and iPod, pretty simple. It contains tabs of the most common drugs used in emergency and by entering weight and route of administration it gives back dosages and information about infusion. The other application, Graphic Blood Gas Analysis, helps in interpreting blood gas analysis. Finally he switched to 3D graphics (Open GE ES 2.0) with a game based on simulation of physics. It took him about two years of study and work to get the final product (The Dot), but he feels quite satisfied of the final product. All Rights Reserved. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Alessandro Ferrazza. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad 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.