- Publisher: Freeverse, Inc.
- Genre: Adventure
- Released: 13 Apr, 2010
- Size: 161.4 MB
- Price: $4.99
- Basically a 'pocket sized' Freelancer.
- Open-world gameplay including complex faction mechanics.
- Epic music scores.
- Slow to ramp up to action gameplay.
Warpgate brings all of the basics of the space trade and combat sim gameplay to the iPhone in a beautiful little package that's easy to jump in to and fun to finish.
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Warpgate by Freeverse has already had some time to warm up with its HD release on the iPad earlier this month, but how does it hold up for the iPhone? Following in the footsteps of games like Freelancer, Warpgate is a space trading and combat simulation that's perfectly suited for iDevices.
What makes the genre so appealing is its blend of open-world mechanics with quest based objectives to convey an underlying storyline. Being action oriented, combat often represents the most complex controls available in these games. Both trading and combat are kept simple and use basic taps to navigate and perform combat. Other gestures provide easier navigation, with pinching or double taps for zooming and twisting to rotate the camera.
Many of the game's models are rendered as simply as possible, but these sharp-edged vehicles are beautifully textured and fit well in to the game's futuristic setting. Despite the simplistic combat controls, engaging other ships will zoom in on the battlefield where you can watch the ships elegantly dance around each other in real time. The 2D background artwork is complex and makes the most of the minimalistic user interface. Warpgate's music is suitably 'sci-fi', littered with upbeat orchestral symphonies and light rock anthems that are easy to listen to and makes the inclusion of OS 3.0 playlists almost blasphemous.
If you're already playing Warpgate on an iPad, there's no need to step back to the iPhone version, but for everyone else Warpgate is a great way to spend your free time.
DescriptionSpace, the last uncharted horizon, is wide open for those who have the power to take it. Get ready for one of the most anticipated games to hit the iTunes App Store. Warpgate, from studio Freeverse, is available now!
Rule the universe. Dominate commodity markets - legal or illegal. Condemn your enemies and explore the vast reaches of the universe. Aliens and Pirates: will they be your allies or foes? Risk it all to explore expand exploit and exterminate throughout the galaxy! Warpgate offers a vast cosmos of over 35 star-systems to explore in 172 different starships with over 100 main quests. Groundbreaking galactic graphics, fluid controls, and endless non-quest missions mean there is no limit to your adventure! Warpgate is perfect for the iPhone and iPod Touch with intuitive touch controls and promises an amazingly immersive experience.
Warpgate's innovative normal mapping integration means that users of all devices can experience the breathtaking details of the expanses of space. Brag about your conquests and share your adventures with Plus+ awards and in-game Postman postcard sharing features.
Check out more online here: http://freeverse.com/warpgate
What's New in Version 1.2.2Warpgate is now compatible with devices running iOS 3.1.2 as well as iOS 4!
Fixed an issue where Warpgate would not Multitask under iOS 4
Fixed an issue where Warpgate would attempt FSAA and fail resulting in a black screen
Warpgate 1.2.1 Features:
Warpgate has been updated to take advantage of new iOS 4 features!
- Supports Multitasking
- Suports 4X Multi Sampling Anti-Aliasing making the game look even better
- Engine improvements making the game faster
- Fixes a bug where Polaris could not be accessed
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