October 21, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Las Vegas, Nevada - Independent game developer Bryan Mitchell is proud to introduce Geared 1.1, an update to his popular gear-based strategy game for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone's unique capabilities and interface, Geared features a free-form environment unrestrained by the traditional snap-grid experience. It offers complete freedom to the player, bestowing every puzzle with a near infinite array of choices.
Players pit their intellect against 120 unique and original levels of gameplay with varying difficulties (easy to near-impossible). Geared features a level selection menu, play time tracker, rank awards and original sound effects. From the application preferences, users can reset all levels as well as mute sound effects allowing them to play their own music during gameplay. Game progress is saved automatically, and returns the player to last level that was open.
Version 1.1 sports an improved UI performance and appearance with many new improvements and minor bug fixes, Geared now offers 40 new levels, 2 new gameplay elements and improved Help instructions. Players may now skip up to 5 levels at a time. The game features a new Reset Level Button (Setting for Single-Tap or Double-Tap), Gear Inventory Drag Offset (Setting for Amount of Offset), Gear "Ring" Movement Tool (Larger Draggable Area) and a new level completed indicator for keeping track. Bryan Mitchell has also launched a new community section offering news, tips, and game discussion.
Geared 1.1 at a glance:
* 40 New Levels (120 total)
* 2 New Gameplay Elements
* Skip Up to 5 Levels
* Fixed Gear Placement Bug
* Improved Graphical Performance and Appearance
* Reset Level Button (Setting for Single-Tap or Double-Tap)
* Gear Inventory Drag Offset (Setting for Amount of Offset)
* Game Returns to Last Level That Was Open
* Gear "Ring" Movement Tool (Larger Draggable Area)
* Community Section (News, Tips, and Game Discussion)
* Level Completed Indicator
* Improved Help Instructions
"I never imagined in my wildest dreams that the game would do so well," said Bryan Mitchell. "Today, Geared has been sold over 300,000 times, with the free version having been downloaded almost 1,300,000 times. The new update to Geared shipped with forty new levels, with new features based off of customer feedback."
* 120 levels of addictive gameplay
* Varying difficulty; Easy to near-impossible
* Play Time Tracker
* Player Rank Awards
* Level Selection Menu
* Settings Menu
* Gamers may play their own music
* Progress is saved automatically
* Reset all levels button
* Reset current level button
* Original sound effects
* US English - Descriptions available in German, French, Spanish, and Dutch
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2 or later
* 2.1 MB device space
Pricing and Availability:
Geared 1.1 for iPhone is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, Bryan Mitchell is an independent developer, creating iPhone games for distribution on the iPhone App Store since January 2009. Committed to providing the highest quality software, Bryan focuses on developing unique and compelling casual games for the iPhone platform. Copyright (C) 2009 Bryan Mitchell. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.