Sketch Nation Shooter Review
- Lots of embedded content to download.
- Relatively flexible creation tools.
- 'Endless' re-playability.
- Reliant on Facebook for social connectivity.
- Limited gameplay variation.
Much like Little Big Planet, buying in to Sketch Nation Shooter will provide you with more content than you could ever need, but clever artwork and ideas can't always mask simple, repetitive gameplay.
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When Little Big Planet was released an interesting article was written discussing the game's successes and failures, but one part in particular stuck with me. Paraphrased it goes along the lines of 'not everyone is a game designer, so why should we expect the games to be better than average?'. Sketch Nation Shooter by Engineous Games has brought a DIY shoot'em-up kit to the App Store, but is it worth the admission price?
As a shooter most of the titles are fairly generic, but the example levels give a good indication of just how flexible the system can be. For those not merely downloading levels, the 'Simple' creation mode provides an easy to follow step-by-step system that spits out a fairly generic game. 'Advanced' mode is a huge step up and gives you a whole host of options including multiple enemies, bosses, landscape and control over game rules.
Facebook is used to connect to and share or download titles created in the game. The true success of 'make and share' titles are tied to the strength of their social networking and it's not a bad idea to bring on board people you might already know. With that said, a 5-star system is used to generate an average popularity for titles and makes it hard for all but the most determined of downloaders to find worthy new creations.
Sketch Nation Shooter isn't always a perfect experience, but for the entry fee you're guaranteed more content then you could ever need and a few gems to boot.
DescriptionPlayed by over 750,000 people! More than 9,000 user generated games available for download!
Have you ever wanted to create your own iPhone or iPod Touch game? Now you can and it only takes a few minutes!
Watch your drawings come to life in an instant! Now you can make a game from your drawings in just a few minutes. All you need to do is draw a player, enemies, a boss and even a level if you feel adventurous, take their picture and play.
The customization possibilities are infinite and the only limitation to creating a game is your imagination. Some of the options include:
* Player lives, rotation, shield strength, etc...
* Enemy size, ammo, velocity, life, behavior, etc...
* Boss weapon pattern, number of hits, ammo, etc...
* 10 original music tracks to choose from.
* 10 unique powerups.
Just think of all the games you can create just by sketching and playing around with the options!
Thanks to our social features you can log in to the game via Facebook, download games that people all over the world have created and all that for FREE!
For $0.99 you are actually buying thousands of games. You can also see your friends’ scores and share your favorite games with them.
For JUST $0.99 you are buying a ticket to enter a magical world that will let you take a peek at people’s minds and creativity from across the globe.
Fathers and mothers: no need to hang your kids’ drawings on the fridge anymore; now you can play with them on the iPhone and iPod Touch with Sketch Nation Shooter.
What's New in Version 1.5We added cool new stuff in this update:
First, just to show you how much we appreciate you for playing SNS we added an Achievements feature. Keep playing and you might become an ASPIRING PUBLISHER, a SUPER DEVELOPER, a CRITIC WANNABE and even a SUPER GAMER!
We also added a Featured Games button to make it easier for you to find awesome games and play them for free!
And... we can not avoid those annoying bugs so there are some bug fixes as well.