My game Vector Blaster is now available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone. Vector Blaster is an arcade-style game inspired by Tempest.
For the iPhone version I ported Rude Engine over to use OpenGL to take advantage of the graphics chip in the iPhone. (Things actually ran fine just doing pixel painting, but it was a fun project..) I also redid the input system so that it works with the multi-touch interface. I think it turned out surprisingly well, sliding your thumbs around on the screen really feels like you’re using an analog wheel like the old Tempest arcade game. For music I ported MikMod over to the iPhone and used the same great tracks I licensed for the original… they sound incredible on the little iPhone speakers.
2 Replies to “Vector Blaster now available for iPhone”
Great game… but it's no longer available in the app store. What happened?
Yeah…what happened to it. I’ve been looking and looking for a Tempest like game…and this looked like THE TICKET.
But alas…it’s gone.
Did you retire from coding (sad if you did)?