July 10, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Memphis, Tennessee - Independent developer, Glenn Nichols, has introduced PointGuard 1.0. an exciting new 3D basketball game for iOS devices. Players assume the role of a point guard and face increasingly difficult opponents on the road to a championship. PointGuard features, 3D graphics, true ball physics, fast gameplay, simple one touch controls and stylized graphics. PointGuard is also currently the only 5 on 5 basketball experience in the Apple app store.
PointGuard is the very first published application from Glenn Nichols. With the exception of several images, sound effects and contributed theme songs, PointGuard was created in its entirety by one person. The application was created using an established game engine, information posted in modeling and game creation forums and websites, and modeling and editing programs that are readily available for free on the internet.
The game was first conceived on a Post-It note during a work lunch break, and was originally inspired by the Memphis Pyramid, where college and professional basketball games were formerly played. PointGuard was further inspired by the Memphis Grizzlies' most recent 2011 playoff run. Actual recordings of Memphis fans were recorded and incorporated into the sound effects of the game in attempt to capture the true excitement and energy of intense basketball games.
Attempts were also made to emphasize exciting basketball play while simplifying controls and game mechanics. Players simply tap the screen to execute offensive and defensive moves, while player control is executed by tilting the device. The array of capable executable moves include alley-oops, assists, jumpers, floaters, layups and several slams. The player's proximity to the goal determines the shot selection.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 43.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PointGuard 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Glenn Nichols is an independent developer. PointGuard is published and distributed through Apple under the developer name. Copyright (C) 2011 Glenn Nichols. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.