Sky Hog

August 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Introduction:

Sky Hog uses a unique “flight” gameplay that’s entirely controlled with the tilt features of you iPhone or iPod Touch. The object of the game is to navigate through a maze of clouds to reach the end, picking up coins and fuel along the way.

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Sky Hog uses subtle tilting to control movement. The more upright you hold your device, the more it accelerates. Tilting it to the left or right causes the plane to veer accordingly. The key to success is learning to get a feel for moving around – when and how much to accelerate, how to keep the plane upright, avoiding danger, etc. As you get to higher levels, it becomes more critical that you have precise control. This game will definitely capture your full attention, as it requires a lot of concentration to master.

Skyhog offers 20+ levels of increasing difficulty, promising hours and hours of challenging gameplay. Be sure to check it out!

Gameplay Notes:

  • Objective: Navigate along the upward path (it will become obvious).
  • Navigation:
    • Just tilt your device upright to accelerate, left and right to veer accordingly. Holding your device flat applies no acceleration.
    • Subtle movement is the key. Don’t hold your device too upright or tilt it too far to the left or right. A little goes a long way.
  • Avoid the following:
    • Normal Clouds (white) – It’s difficult (and sometimes impossible) to fly through these. It will also cause you to lose more fuel.
    • Storm Clouds (grey) – Touching these clouds will send you tumbling to the ground. Avoid at all costs.
    • Running out of gas – Pick up fuel along the way to make sure you have enough gas to reach the end.
  • Clearing levels: You need to land on the golden cloud to clear the level. It doesn’t have to be a pretty landing, you just have to get there.
  • Points:
    • The more fuel you have in the end, the higher your score for that level.
    • Picking up coins along the way will increase your score
  • Accessing more levels: With each level you clear, the next higher level will become available to play. The game becomes significantly more difficult after level 7 and then again after level 14.

Features:

  • Uses the accelerometer
  • Unique “flight” gameplay
  • 20+ challenging levels
  • Simple, clean graphics
  • Easy to learn
  • Intuitive gameplay

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Sky Hog v1.2 Just Released

October 2, 2010 Leave a comment

The focus of this update was to improve overall gameplay. The sensitivity of the controls was addressed and more detailed instructions are provided. Twelve less difficult levels were added to the beginning.

Configurable Settings

  • Controller Sensitivity
  • Plane Rotation
  • Difficulty

Updated Instructions

  • How to control the plane
  • Tips
  • Information about settings

Updates to Gameplay

  • Level selection has been removed.
  • Game continues throughout levels
  • Increased number of levels from 20 to 32

Categories: Updates

Sky Hog version 1.01 now available

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

The latest update to Sky Hog is now available in the app store. This version added the following changes:

  • Adjusted location of coins to make them more relevant: Gathering coins was somewhat irrelevant. Veering off the path to pick up coins would not leave you enough fuel to complete many of the levels. The placement of coins now follows along a proper path.
  • Increased starting fuel level: The amount of starting fuel made the gameplay very difficult, especially after the first few levels. It is still difficult, but now you don’t have to be unnecessarily precise in order to complete each level.
  • Minor adjustments to all levels for better playability: Each level was checked for gameplay and adjusted to provide a better experience. Originally, Sky Hog was calibrated for a more challenging level of play. It may have been a little too challenging even at the lower levels.

These changes should give current and future customers a better, more enjoyable experience.

Categories: Updates