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  1. The game is now released! [img]http://www.crywolfstudios.net/storage/PromoPic%201.png?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1338447702837[/img] You can download the free version [url="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medieval-zombies/id523047787?l=sv&ls=1&mt=8"]HERE[/url]. You can download the premium version [url="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medieval-zombies-premium/id526644070?l=sv&ls=1&mt=8"]HERE.[/url] Feedback is always appreciated, we always want to improve our games![img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
  2. [quote name='fightergear' timestamp='1333474564' post='4927937'] No too bad, it looks like a game you could get sucked into and I like the coin collecting concept. What can you use the coins for? Mainly weapon upgrades or do you offer any other options? [/quote] Wow! I'm really sorry for the late answer :/ We have been working to update the overall graphics for the game in the last month. Right now, the coins give extra lives - but the plan is to implement so you can buy new weapons. Here's an ingame video on how the game looks now. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MohlabUEHck[/media]
  3. [quote name='Felix Ungman' timestamp='1333268029' post='4927121'] Nice! Off-topic: How did you capture those videos? Using the simulator? [/quote] Thanks Since we are developing in the Unity3D engine, it's really easy to switch and build for another platform. So we created some keyboard controls and built it as a standalone windows version for the video capturing.
  4. [color=#111111][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]7th week of production is done:). Here's a video update.[/size][/font][/color] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ScioTfXlzU Current build is available here: [url="http://www.crywolfstudios.net/lab/"]http://www.crywolfstudios.net/lab/[/url]
  5. Hi! I'm currently working at a small newly founded game studio in Sweden named Cry Wolf Studios. We are working on our second title right now called Medieval Zombies. It's in many ways a classical platformer for iOS platforms. You're playing as Earl Shovelhands who is trying to prevent a zombie apocalypse in the dark ages. You collect coins, collectibles and strike down zombies in your adventure to find a wizard that can make everything right. The game is made with unity3d engine. Edit: Video update from 2012-05-10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MohlabUEHck The game have been in development for 6 weeks. This is how the game looked a week ago. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JY8Iz_QZrg[/media] More videos from the development is available at our youtube channel: [url="http://www.youtube.com/user/CryWolfGames"]http://www.youtube.c...er/CryWolfGames[/url] If you want to try the game out, the latest build is available at: [url="http://www.crywolfstudios.net/lab/"]http://www.crywolfstudios.net/lab/[/url] Any feedback is appreciated! /Niklas