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Super Spin Tanks - released!

After such a long time, Super Spin Tanks is finally out in the wild.
I've been working on this for the last year in my downtime - on the couch, on the bus, weekends and late nights. What a wild ride.
I tried to do everything myself - but I'd like to thank Michael Cosner for his excellent trailer, something I just couldn't get the time to do (I'm a recent dad). I hope someone out there enjoys it - it can be really fun when you get two experienced player going at it.

Note this is a two player only, iPad only game and it's COMPLETELY FREE! YAY!

iTunes link --- https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/super-spintanks/id721151770?mt=8

Trailer ---

Website --- http://www.squareheartgames.com

Comments

  • CodeMonsterCodeMonster ACT, AustraliaPosts: 1,078Member
    looks really good! i would play it but i don't have an ipad.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Looks fab! Love the style of it! =D

    QS =D

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  • mc99093mc99093 Posts: 133Member, PRO
    Looks fun
  • kinzuakinzua Posts: 554Member
    Looks superb. Seems like a top notch game. Will be playing it tonight for sure.
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    Wow…looks awesome, I will download this tonight.
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    Okay gave this a quick go with my son and this game is fantastic, really fantastic. The art style, gameplay and arcade type touches like the voice over are awesome. I am actually pretty blown away by the quality/idea here and how well it is implemented.

    Not sure why this is free, I am sure you have your reasons. Absolutely fantastic job!
  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO

    Okay gave this a quick go with my son and this game is fantastic, really fantastic. The art style, gameplay and arcade type touches like the voice over are awesome. I am actually pretty blown away by the quality/idea here and how well it is implemented.

    Not sure why this is free, I am sure you have your reasons. Absolutely fantastic job!

    Thanks so much for feedback.

    There are two reasons why the game is free free- one is boring, the other a bit sad.
    The boring reason is, for goodwill towards my employer (and not to upset anything contractual)
    The sad reason, well, is a bit longer - My brother died 4 years ago, and I'd, for a long time, wondered what I should do to commemorate him. Something that he would have understood if he were around and not laughed we out. We never got on that well but spent long hours as kids playing games together on the C64 and PC - games like Worms, Bruce lee and Test Drive.
    So getting this game out was the thing that made the most sense- I released it on his birthday- with the hope that people would play it in the spirit of brotherly competition.

    It makes me super happy to hear you played it with your son .
  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,687Member
    The speech reminds me of Smash TV on the Snes, looks great.

    Darren.
  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,313Member
    edited November 2013
    looks really cool :D good luck with downloads!
    It's Ipad2 (IOS6) and newer :( I only have Ipad1 (IOS5)
  • kinzuakinzua Posts: 554Member
    Just played it with a friend of mine and I would like to mention (since i now know the reason behind this game of yours) that wherever your brother is right now, he'll surely be proud of you. May he find peace. I'd like to congratulate you cos your thought has percolated through your game. Brilliant work and surely one of the best GS games we've witnessed. God bless you.
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    Well, that is an awesome reason to make a game free, you can be proud of what you achieved. You should post a topic on Touch Arcade to get more downloads, I would be happy to do it for you if you are not familiar with how it works there.
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    I went ahead and started a topic for you on Touch Arcade.

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=211115
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    When I was working for big development companies on games not my own, I wasn't able to thank the people I wanted to. It kinda alienated me from the game itself. Weird.

    Nowadays, I try and dedicate my game to people important to me. Like my folks, for example.

    Because I can.

    It's wonderful to see other people making games for reasons other than a return on investment.

    I look forward to what you do next for sure!

    QS =D

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  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member
    Nicely done and the voice in your game for some reason reminds me of PS1 Ridge Racer.
  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO

    I went ahead and started a topic for you on Touch Arcade.

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=211115

    Ah thanks for that, I'd hadn't gotten around to that yet. Much appreciated.

    Glad you folk are liking the voice over/commentator - wanted that old school Sega vibe. I actually had much more voice in there during the matches, but it really started to get a bit aggravating.

    If you like the music - there's extended/early versions on sound cloud
    https://soundcloud.com/peterfreer

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,981Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    Looks excellent! I'll download and leave a review this evening!
  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO

    looks really cool :D good luck with downloads!
    It's Ipad2 (IOS6) and newer :( I only have Ipad1 (IOS5)

    Sorry about that, really didn't want to exclude older devices but was terrified how badly it'd run on iPad 1. If you'd like to try it , I could hook you up with a build on test flight ?
  • LoadedLoaded Posts: 240Member
    @SquareHeart awesome work man, great artwork style and gameplay. I'm sure your Bro would be proud :)

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  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,313Member

    looks really cool :D good luck with downloads!
    It's Ipad2 (IOS6) and newer :( I only have Ipad1 (IOS5)

    Sorry about that, really didn't want to exclude older devices but was terrified how badly it'd run on iPad 1. If you'd like to try it , I could hook you up with a build on test flight ?
    yes please :) you also can publish it to HTML5 so I can play on the site?
    thanks! :D

  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,313Member

    looks really cool :D good luck with downloads!
    It's Ipad2 (IOS6) and newer :( I only have Ipad1 (IOS5)

    Sorry about that, really didn't want to exclude older devices but was terrified how badly it'd run on iPad 1. If you'd like to try it , I could hook you up with a build on test flight ?
    yes please :) you also can publish it to HTML5 so I can play on the site?
    thanks! :D

  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO

    looks really cool :D good luck with downloads!
    It's Ipad2 (IOS6) and newer :( I only have Ipad1 (IOS5)

    Sorry about that, really didn't want to exclude older devices but was terrified how badly it'd run on iPad 1. If you'd like to try it , I could hook you up with a build on test flight ?
    yes please :) you also can publish it to HTML5 so I can play on the site?
    thanks! :D

    Okay cool - you'll need to message me your email address and set yourself up on www.testflightapp.com (if you haven't already)
    My laptops a bit sick at the moment, have to take it in for repairs - hopefully will get a new build up Wednesday
  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO
    Oh and it really is iPad only - no html5 - it's completely touchscreen oriented.
  • mataruamatarua Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 854Member
    Nice one :D cool 16bit art style and arcade vibe - I had to play it by myself to test it but will have a two player game when I can.

    Good work!
  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,907Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    Such a fun game! Reminds me of sitting at a table-top arcade back in the '80s. I'm playing against my son right now and we're laughing and scowling and having a great time. :)

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  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    Great game ! Great sounds ! Great graphics ! Really well made.

    I will be testing this with my 5 year old son tomorrow, need to get in a few hours practice first so I will crush him with my tank skills ! :)
  • SquareHeartSquareHeart Posts: 69Member, PRO
    Some strategy tips
    ---watch your opponents fingers taps or their reticule rather than their tank.

    --Anticipate and position yourself based on their future position rather than where you opponent is currently.

    --The most important thing is your position in relation to your opponents position AND the spin of your turret. Often you may be in the right place at the right time but your turret isn't- this is where a rhythm comes in to your play. Being able to coordinate your position in relation to your turret spin is critical to advanced play.

    --The scoring system allows clever players a way to catch up. Even if you lose a match to a shot loss you can still win on points - always try and maximise your scoring.

    --Farming mortars is a great way to up your score - fire them into your own area. Having above 9 or more onscreen will seriously boost your hit score.

    --The cannon is very powerful when you get the distance/press combo down pat. The cannon rewards precision shooting and will dominate the scoring if you're accurate.

    --The gun is great for spamming but only is effective in this way in 1/3 of the arenas. It's true power is the amount of ammo you get. Use it wisely and patiently for victory.

    --You can eke-out a points win by shooting your opponents ammo

    -- Try the modes! They can really change up the play.

    --In the options screen you can go to my twitter feed and follow me! ;)

    If you've played Super Spin Tanks please (please) rate it, review it or tell people about it. :)
    Thanks for being awesome!
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