September 24, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Beverly, Massachusetts - Introducing Sonic Speed Ball 1.1, the new two-player air pong gesture game based on sound instead of sight. Your iPhone or iPod touch becomes your racket and you swing when the ball sounds closest to you. Think Atari meets invisible tennis.
The game recognizes different swing gestures - in fact that's half the fun. Use a forehand or backhand to volley, an overhand for a speedball or an under hand for a sneaky slow ball. Swing too early or too late and you'll miss completely. It takes seven points to win a game, and there are three game speed levels to choose from. So you might look a little ridiculous swinging your phone at "nothing", but you'll be having a blast playing this futuristic tennis game wherever you want.
"It started out as an experiment to see what it would feel like to volley a completely invisible ball..." said David King Landrith, Executive Technical Director of Theoretical Universe. "As it turns out - it was fun, and given the right type of gaming logic it becomes a pretty unique and challenging experience."
The game is best experienced between two players and uses Bluetooth to form a connection between you and your opponent - so you can play anywhere you want, like outside. Just make sure there are no walls between you and you are no more than 25 feet apart. The game also offers a single player mode if you want to practice or play solo.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 6.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Sonic Speed Ball 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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