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Alien Glyphs presents Multiplayer mode

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October 25, 2009 at 2:54 am

Multiplayer mode for puzzle iPhone game

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Our update work is in progress. As a rule we are going to release high quality interesting iPhone game.  So we decide not to hurry with a small updates and include a lot of new and interesting features in this one.
One of it – Multiplayer. You know that Alien Glyphs is reaction and visual memory game, so it would be very interesting to compete in real time with your friends or family.Yesterday we tested multiplayer mode. It was done with a possibility of different settings (player can create restricted quantity of levels or infinite and any type of difficulty). Alien Glyphs multiplayer USP – 4 players can challeng at the same time. And it is puzzle game! So we took iPhones: two 3GS and one 2G,  iPods: one 1G and one 2G.

We thought about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections type to give player to choose most suitable, but tests showed us next: on Wi-Fi we checked D-Link DIR-400 and some of the Apple AirPort routers and  we were unsatisfied for the next reasons, ping was not so good (taking into consideration that Alien Glyphs reaction game).
Then we started check Bluetooth and was quite surprised with its stable work and very short ping.

We checked all possible variations in mixing iPhone + iPhone, iPhone + iPod, iPhone + iPhone + iPod and so on…
And it works! Good and stable challenge: we was surprised when connected 3 iPhones and iPod and tried to play the game. Good ping and stable work (sad that iPod 1G have no bluetooth) and it is no matter who is the server.

So we tested about 3 hours and recorded video, tomorrow video will be posted.

In a summary we want to say that it was very difficult to test the multiplayer mode and look for the bugs,  because every time we started to play we tried to win the game. Multiplayer mod is very competitive! Alien Glyphs becomes family game in that case and it is quite interesting to play multiplayer mode.

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October 23, 2009 at 10:59 am

New game modes: Short and dynamic!

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Alien Glyphs iPhone game update is in progress.
Two new game modes were tested today.

You can see on screenshots the names of new game modes for Alien Glyphs.

New game modes

New game modes

Both of them include wishes of our players.

Some people e-mailed us and asked to make time restricted game modes. We understand that survival game can last hours, also one of  the record which is stored in high scores table shows us 1 hour and 40 mins of playing the game (respect to the player) . Also we had some couple of words which said: “…it would be good to have every game random simbols (glyphs)”.

So here it is

Time Attack and Count Down.

Time Attack rules – player has 60 glyphs. He has to strike as fast as he can. Every fixed period of time 6 or 8 more complicated glyphs adding to the glyphs table.
Count Down rules – you have 3 minutes to strike as much glyphs as you can. Difficulty will also be escalating every fixed period of the time.
Playing  both modes player will find some unexpected power up and power down rules.

New game modes

New game modes

Every mode has two submodes – training and expert. Training submode – it means you can train position of the glyphs and learn glyphs set. So playing this variant of mode player’s record will raise up as fast as more games player has played. Expert submode – it is for really hard core players every game player has new glyphs set, so there is no time to learn, and success will depend only on reaction and exceptional visual memory of the player.

For every submode player will have possibility to submit his personal or world record.

New game modes

New game modes

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October 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Alien Glyphs is reviewed by Appsmile.com

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We are very glad to read positive review by appsmile.com

With its attractive graphical style, simple gameplay, and exciting power-ups and power-downs, Alien Glyphs is poised to take its place as one of the app store’s newest puzzle phenoms..

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October 19, 2009 at 4:11 pm

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Voices notifications – do we need it?

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We are working on update. Alien Glyphs now have voices inside game. Its sounds like pleasant female computer voice. Such like in different American films. We did not expect that voices makes the game a lot better. While playing now you become a part of the game.

We hope players will like it.

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October 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Update work is in progress

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Thousands people play Alien Glyphs on iPhone.

Alien Glyphs

The game was reviewed by Touch Arcade and Mobile Techreview. Macworld, AppCraver, Appsmile  reviews coming soon.
Mean while we got a lot of positive words from customers:

–       Okay, this is a matching game BUT… it is done with style and a completely different take. The first thing you will notice is that there is a high polish factor.
–       Such a simple concept but the developers have managed to give it some real depth.
–       First off, you have to see this game in motion to fully appreciate the little details that the developer adds to the game, like the drifting neon lines forming the symbols and the fast-paced nature of the blocks that keep coming one after another at the top of the screen.

–       1 – Intuitive to figure out, 2 – Pretty visuals, 3 – Fast paced, 4 – Addicting those that like Bejeweled should like this game, because it relies on quick visual pattern recognition. Nice job, developer!
–       Must say that this game is awesome! The Simplicity of it all combined with its look make this game really stand out. This is a superb looking game!

–       Worth your time and energy to learn and play. This is one game that might very well make you smarter in some ways, and it’s genuinely entertaining as well. The visuals, ambient music, and sound effects are all top-notch for a title in this genre.
–       Superb visuals and fit and finish. It’s a lot of fun. Improves reaction speed, pattern matching, and strategy formulation.
–       Simple yet elegant. I have quite a few games and this is a top favorite and simply vblows away the multitude of mindless game apps that are out there.
–       I own countless apps and this is my current favorite, and certainly top 5 of all time! Very original – complex, yet simple and each game is more fun than the last.
–       Entirely too addictive, I saw this game and knew I’d like it right away. Nice and slick UI, the author did an awesome job!

We listen to our customers and include their wishes to update todo list.

–       More themes

–       New game modes

–       Shorter tutorial

–       Sounds for power up activating

–       More achievements

Also update will give 20% performance increase and OpenFeint v2.2 + Chat

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October 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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Alien Glyphs iPhone/iPod game is featured by Apple

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Alien Glyphs is featured by Apple

Alien Glyphs is featured by Apple

We are glad to inform you that Alien Glyphs iPhone/iPod game is featured by Apple in New and Noteworthy in U.S.

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October 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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