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Eufloria HD is part of the The Humble Bundle for Android 4!
Six glorious games for your mobile entertainment. Humble Bundle for Android 4 features a handpicked selection of the finest portable gaming ever seen for Android. Pay-what-you-want and dive into the creative physics puzzler Crayon Physics Deluxe; the plant-based interstellar RTS Eufloria; the cell-splitting microbial puzzler Splice; the future-retro audiovisual concoction Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP; and the side-scrolling planetary adventure, Waking Mars. Customers who pay more than the average price will also get the fantastic mechanical point-and-click adventure Machinarium!
Desktop ready. Buying the Humble Bundle for Android 4 also gets you the games on Windows, Mac, and Linux! For your listening pleasure, all six games also come with an official soundtrack.
Pay what you want. On their own, buying this unbeatable collection of mobile and desktop games with soundtracks would cost around $119, but we’re letting you name your price!
The games are DRM-free and work great on Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux (system requirements here). Note that this is the initial release for many of the Android and Linux versions of the games. Please be patient while the developers fix any 1.0 bugs as quickly as they can, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you run into any issues!
Support charities and developers. Choose how your purchase is divided: to the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and/or the Child’s Play Charity. And if you like this promotion, a tip to the Humble Bundle would be greatly appreciated!
Eufloria for iPhone is out today. Even better, if you own Eufloria HD then it’ll work on iPhone too!
iPad 3 owners also get Retina Display support while we’ve also added an automatic in-game session save to prevent games being abandoned part way through playing a long level.
Putting this release together has been hard work. Adding save support meant a large number of changes and also exposed quite a few minor flaws so we’re glad it’s done.
It’s a tough life being a developer!
Living The Dream and Enduring The Nightmare - It’s tough being indie
A short time ago I was lucky enough to be asked to be one of the keynote speakers at the New Zealand Game Developer Conference. My talk was about the highs and lows of indie development, specifically talking about my experiences with Eufloria and Cletus Clay. This is a subject I’ll write more about in due course.
The conference was excellent and I understand it will pave the way for more such events in the area. The industry still seems very youthful but it’s definitely an up and coming industry for Kiwis.
Note that 1) I refuse to watch the video and 2) I ran out of time slightly and it ended up on a more negative note than planned!
If anyone is interested, the slides can be found here.
SavyGamer.co.uk is 5 today and we’re helping them celebrate this by discounting Eufloria for the next few days.
We discounted the iPad version of the game by up to 60%. You can buy from the App Store as normal or follow this link! You can also gift Eufloria HD to other people from the iTunes Store.
Use the code “SAVYGAMER5″ to get 75% off the PC version of the game.
Why not buy it for a friend?
Eufloria HD on iPad has had some great reviews since being released two months ago. The vast majority of user reviews have been 5 stars, while online reviews have ranged between 3 and 5 stars.
The best online reviews were from the likes of Pocket Lint, who said:
It’s hard to express how much we love Eufloria, but you only need look at the number of five star reviews it has already had on iTunes by normal iPad owners to see we’re far from unique.
This is not the next Angry Birds, it’s far better than that.
App Advice described Eufloria as:
The most stylish and unique RTS you’ve ever seen
We have an urgent request for all of you who like the game though. Please please can you:
1) Rate and maybe Review the game. Do it now!
2) Load iTunes on your PC or Mac, go to the App Store and select iPad, then click ‘YES‘ on ‘Was this review helpful‘ for positive reviews.
We want the game’s fans to stick together and like the positive reviews, especially in the US!
Negative reviewers seem to stick together yet make up less than 5% of reviews, almost all others being 5 stars! This means the few negative comments are shown first in the App Store.
3) Spread the word tell your friends about it on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and so on.Help the Mother Tree!
4) Tell people it will make a great Valentine’s Day present for their girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife! Give them the gift of Eufloria HD :)
We’re competing with the likes of EA and Gameloft – we can only update Eufloria and make more indie games with your support.
Below are a selection of reviews from Saturday:
Perfect – I played this game on the PC since it came out in 2009. Beautiful, fun, easy, and addictive. This is a wonderful port of an under appreciated PC classic. Buy it and I guarantee you’ll love it.
Good game. – What are you guy slacking on. Hurry up and get all of your companies games on the iPad. You guys could be making loads of cash right now. If you guys put up your other games I’d buy them all.
Belle adaptation sur tablette – Très bon portage sur iOS, fluide (testé sur iPad V2), je retrouve Eufloria avec plaisir. La bande-son et les graphismes sont la source d’une excellente atmosphère. Bonne progression de la difficulté, contrôles tactiles très commodes, plus agréables d’ailleurs que ceux de l’original à la souris. Maintenant, ce jeu ne plaira pas à tout le monde, c’est un mélange d’exploration, de conquête et de stratégie en temps réel à base… de graines. Aaâahh oui, c’est réellement un ovni et soit vous adorerez, soit vous décrocherez illico.
Auf so vielen Ebenen wundervoll! – Ein wirkliches Meisterwerk in Sachen Design, Gameplay und Interface. Erfrischend leichtes Design mit minimalistischer & zugleich atemberaubender Grafik und einer leicht zugänglichen intuitiven Touchsteuerung, die sich perfekt ins Spiel integriert. Den Schwierigkeitsgrad kann man individuell auf herausfordernd oder entspannt und zudem die Spielgeschwindigkeit einstellen.Ein rundum großartiges Spiel wohltuend abseits der Mainstream-/ Casualtitel. iOS-Strategen greifen allemal zu, zumal sie auf der wohl optimalen Plattform kolonisieren dürfen, alle anderen sollten zumindest mal auf der Entwicklerseite einen Blick drauf werfen!
Endlich eine IOs-Version – Ich warte schon seit der Vorstellung des iPads darauf, dass Eufloria endlich auch eine iPadversion kriegt, das Spiel passt und gehört einfach auf einen Touchscreen.Das Spiel ist sehr einfach zu lernen, im Vergleich zu anderen Strategiespielen gibt es nur wenige verscheidene Einheiten, was es aber nicht leichter macht, die Level sind auch auf einfach durchaus anspruchsvoll.Die Graphik und die Musik sind mit das beste, was ich bei einem Spiel gesehen hab.Die Durchspielzeit liegt weit über 15h. Das ich das zwei Tage nach dem Erscheinen sicher sagen kann, spricht glaub ich für sich…Fazit: Wer dieses Speil nicht mag, der mag generell keine Spiele
so awesome – addictive as drugs
The business! – Beautifully presented, works perfectly with iPad interface, absorbing, addictive, one of the most innovative and well produced apps I’ve bought. Highly recommended and deserves to be a huge seller!
Eufloria Rocks – This game is different and addictive!
Truly wonderful – Firstly, I’ve not played other versions of this game (PS3 etc), but this is like it was designed forward touch screens, playing it on the iPad is so natural. The developers have done a fabulous job of porting this.I love the graphical style too, very unique. As is the gameplay. In fact, the game could do with a clock in the corner of the screen as I quite I spent too long playing (joking about the clock, not about time flies though).In all, a remarkable experience, thank you.
Eufloria – Excellent jeu qui va beaucoup mieux à l’ipad qu’à la playstation sur laquelle il était d’abord sorti.C’est pour moi un des meilleurs jeux sur iPad si pas le meilleur!
FANTASTICO – Mi piace tantissimo. La grafica e sublime, il tema molto originale. Ipad si merita proprio un gioco cosi!!!!
Stunning! – I cant believe that I am the first to write a review for this gorgeous game! Its a privilege really. Antway, so I read online that this game was developed in 2009 for PC and I think that the touch controls really brong the game to life.With Eufloria, you get a kind of zen feeling inside just by playing! The wonderful music sits quietly in the background perfectly supporting the gameplay, the controls are responsive, easy, and intuitive, the gameplay itself is suprisinly engrossing and I found myself sitting alone in the dark in my basement mesmerized and unable to stop playing. It is a perfect blend of graphics, music, and classic RTS gameplay. These developers arent to be missed and I hope that they will either be expanding this game, not that it is short, or creating another wonderfully unique titile. I cant get enough of Eufloria!Perfect 10/10
Wow!!!! – Играл в этот шедевр на PC – прошёл раз 5! И было огромное желание поиграть в продолжение! Увидев это на iPad – потерял дар речи!!!! Урааааааааааааа
Great concept – Simple and well executed.
Wspaniała gra ! – Na początku moze wydawać się dziwna, ale naprawdę ciekawa. Kolorowa, wspaniała muzyka !
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