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Ye olde air hockey game looks stylish, offers anachronistic fun

March 26, 2010   by Bryan Schell, Macworld.com 3/5 Mice

Steampunk is a movement within science fiction and alternative culture which melds futuristic technology with Victorian society and imagery in a quirky, anachronistic way. Think gentlemen in bowler hats and ladies in bodices shooting laser guns while riding flying motorcycles that run on steam and have cogs. If that sounds totally awesome to you, you might want to pick up a little game called Steampunk Hockey. Developed by Kenneth Mayfield, the game’s unique style is ultimately its best selling feature. […]

Read more at MacWorld.com:
http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=373090

PCWorld:
http://www.pcworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=373090&expand=true

Business Week:
http://www.businessweek.com/idg/2010-03-26/steampunk-hockey-for-iphone.html


Stylish Version of Air Hockey Punks the App Store and is a Blast

Feb 23, 2010 Paul Williams

SteamPunk Hockey brings a fresh take to the air hockey genre. Featuring stylish graphics and sound, along with super-fast gameplay, this iPhone download is a winner.

Read more at Suite101:
http://sports-games.suite101.com/article.cfm/steampunk-hockey-for-the-iphone-and-ipod-touch


segunda-feira, 15 de Fevereiro de 2010
Steampunk Hockey
Aqui está um jogo que eu quase não instalei, e porquê perguntam vocês? São tantos os jogos de air-hockey que eu pensei que era apenas mais um. Mas não é bem o caso deste Steampunk Hockey de Kenneth Mayfield, que se encontra gratuito hoje na AppStore.

Este aqui ganha pela originalidade do seu aspecto gráfico e sonoro, bem como da sua mecânica realista e dos add-ons introduzidos na mesa que transformam o jogo um pouco numa máquina de pinball, aumentando consideravelmente a dificuldade.

(Here’s a game that I almost did not install, and why you ask? There are so many games of air hockey, I thought it was just one. But it is not the case this Steampunk Hockey’s Kenneth Mayfield, who is free on the AppStore.

This one wins the originality of its visual design and sound, and their mechanical and realistic add-ons placed on the table that transforms the game a bit in a pinball machine, greatly increasing the difficulty.. )

Link (Google translation on-site): http://www.appsdoiphone.com/2010/02/steampunk-hockey.html


BIG and small pleasures for your iPhone and iPod Touch

BIG and small Pleasures for your iPhone and iPod Touch

Appsized 5/5 stars
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Link to Appsized Review

Review: SteamPunk Hockey ($0.99) (v1.3)
February 12, 2010

Verdict: A gorgeous hockey sports game that plays as flawlessly as it looks – one of the, if not the best hockey game out there! Five Stars

Thanks to the iPhone and iPod Touch one can play finger hockey anytime, anywhere. It makes for a good exercise for eye to hand coordination, requiring the fundamentals of a good hockey player – focus, quick reflexes and dexterity.

Steampunk Hockey is undoubtedly one of the, if not the most gorgeous hockey game out on the iPhone and iPod Touch – combining Victorian sensibilities amid the trappings of a sophisticated mobile sports game.

You can choose to play against a challenging AI player or battle a friend head on thanks to the two-player option. OpenFeint integration and achievements allow you to compete on the global leaderboards.

What makes SteamPunk Hockey more challenging and addictive are the obstacles that you can turn off at will. These obstacles greatly up the basic challenge of defeating your opponent, with four different obstacle types. You can customize gameplay further by trying out two different paddle sizes and three disc sizes. There are 23 levels but the rest are randomly generated. You can also shake to move the puck around.

Game sounds are nice and crisp, and the effects are pretty slick. I love the gameplay best of all – it offers basic hockey fun but you can take the experience to the next level thanks to its variety of options.

Multiplayer options, more types of play tables, and even more options to customize your mallet, puck and obstacles would be welcome enhancements.

Steampunk Hockey is a pleasure in so many ways – easily the most exciting and satisfying hockey game you should get for your iPhone and iPod Touch.


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Link to Tapni review

SteamPunk Hockey: ???????? ? ????? ?????????? (v1.0)

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????? ???????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ????? ? ??????, ????? ????, ????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????????. ?????? ???: ??????? “Noble Fingered” (??? ??????? ???????) – ?????? ?????????, ? ????????? “Nimble Fingered” – ????????? ???????. ???? ? ???? ??????? ???: ??????? “Warhorse” – ????? ?????????, ???????????? “Common” ? ????????? “Sprite” – ????? ???????.

??????? ??????? ? ? ?????????:
– ? ???? ?????????? ??? ????? (????????????? ??????????? ????? ??????? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ????? ??????????? ??????? ?? iPod).
– ??? ????????????? ?????? ????. ?? ????, ?????? ??? ???????????.
– ??? ????????? ???????????? ????? Bluetooth ??? WiFi. ????? ??????, ??? ??? ?????? ? ???? ?????? ????? ? ???????? ????? ?????????.
– ???? ???????. ???? ?? ? ???? 21. ?? ????? ??????????? ???? ??????? ??????????? ????? ????????????? ????????? ???????.

??? ????????? ???? ???????????? ?? ???????? ????:
– ?????? 1.0.1 (??? ?????????? ?? ??????????? ? App Store):
????? ?????????? ?????? ????, ??????????? ????? ? ???????????, ????????? ????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ?????????? ? ????? ???????? ?????????? ?????.
– ?????? 1.0.2:
????? ????????? ????????? OpenFeint, ???? ??????? ???????? ???????.
– ????? ????????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ????????? ?????? ???? ?? WiFi ? Bluetooth.

(Google translation)
SteamPunk Hockey: classics in a new performance (v1.0)

A new variation of “Air hockey” from the developer Kenneth Mayfield – SteamPunk Hockey. This game will combine the traditional air hockey, etc. in a classic style with new, more modern elements.

In the App Store is quite a lot razlichnyyh variations of this game, but the most famous – Air Hockey. But SteamPunk Hockey is unlike any one of them. It is quite simple and very beautiful game, but with slightly modified rules. The whole point of peculiar obstacles on the playing field, which prevent the direct passage of the washer. This may be accelerators, which will give extra power washer, or the various fences and so on. In turn, the process of the game is divided into levels. With the passage of obstacles will be more and more, the enemy is stronger, and play, respectively, will be more difficult.

It is worth noting the possibility to choose the size of the puck and sticks, moreover, the choice will affect the complexity. Two clubs: Most “Noble Fingered” (for big fingers smile) – a weak opponent, and the little “Nimble Fingered” – the enemy is stronger. Scheib, in turn, are three: Big “Warhorse” – the slowest, Classical “Common” and little “Sprite” – the fastest.

Otherwise, everything is done very nice and even attractive. There is integration with OpenFeint and so on.

I want to say and shortcomings:
– There is absolutely no sound (the original developer decided to make a quiet game, that player would have enjoyed the music from the iPod).
– No classic game mode. That is, the regime without obstacles.
– No support for multiplayer over Bluetooth or WiFi. It is a shame, because playing games such a plan with friends is very interesting.
– Few levels. As long as their in game 21. But after going through all levels of obstacles to be ranked a random manner.

Here’s a quick roadmap for the development of the game:
– Version 1.0.1 (already sent for approval to the App Store):
Be fixed some small bugs, animated washer and obstacles, some improvement of artificial intelligence of the enemy and will be improved slip washers.
– Version 1.0.2:
Be added achievments OpenFeint, the game will get the sound effects.
– Some time after that will be added game modes in WiFi and Bluetooth.

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