TouchMyApps » Warpgate http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:42:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 Warpgate and Warpgate HD have just jumped to FREE http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/05/11/warpgate-and-warpgate-hd-have-just-jumped-to-free/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/05/11/warpgate-and-warpgate-hd-have-just-jumped-to-free/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 10:48:28 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=51501 In a surprise gesture Freeverse has just set Warpgate (TMA Review) free on both iPhone and iPad, down from $4.99 and $7.99 respectively. This is even more intriguing since during the whole year neither versions have even been discounted once. I’m not sure how long this will last so before even continuing on reading this … Read more]]>

In a surprise gesture Freeverse has just set Warpgate (TMA Review) free on both iPhone and iPad, down from $4.99 and $7.99 respectively. This is even more intriguing since during the whole year neither versions have even been discounted once. I’m not sure how long this will last so before even continuing on reading this post I suggest you grab them. Now!

Warpgate Freeverse, Inc, Warpgate (TMA Review), 161.45MB – Free

Warpgate HD Freeverse, Inc, Warpgate HD, 164.93MB – Free

Hopefully both are already downloading in your iTunes and you can breathe easily now. And I will tell you what you have just grabbed. Warpgate is the first true open space trading/exploration/shooter ever on the iDevice. It has captivated me for weeks about a year ago when it was initially released and I couldn’t rest or pick up anything else until I finished the whole bloody thing. Be sure to check out my full review or at least my summary below. Enjoy!

Trade, communicate, explore and fight or simply follow the story – do what you want, when you want and for hours on end. Warpgate is a bustling world just waiting for you explore, wrapped in a beautiful graphical package with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Without a doubt, Freeverse’s latest is one of the true gems on the App Store and not to be missed. Warp speed, Mr. Zulu!

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Warpgate in Review – Alone, against the galaxy, I will prevail! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/warpgate-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/warpgate-in-review/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:36:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=31920 About a year ago, the announcement of Warpgate, an open world space fighting/trading game caught my attention. Being a fan of  the classic Privateer/X series, this seemed to be the answer to all of my prayers. Well, the long wait is finally over and having spent a considerable amount of time with the game, I can say … Read more]]>

About a year ago, the announcement of Warpgate, an open world space fighting/trading game caught my attention. Being a fan of  the classic Privateer/X series, this seemed to be the answer to all of my prayers. Well, the long wait is finally over and having spent a considerable amount of time with the game, I can say – it was worth it! Feel free to discuss Warpgate in our forums.

It’s hard to single out the genre of Warpgate. It’s a mix of a space trading/mining/exploration and combat. Think of it as a top-down Elite/Privateer/X(1,2,3) type of game. The story follows the adventures of a newbie N.S.E. pilot who finds himself in the middle of a galaxy-wide conspiracy, including top-secret research, aliens, ancient artifacts and secret agencies. Suffice to say that when the main storyline is over, the whole galaxy plunges into complete and utter chaos.

With so much variety included in Warpgate, it’s hard to decide where to start. You control a spaceship and travel across the galaxy exploring new worlds and meeting new people beings. The main storyline is conveyed via missions, though the game also provides unlimited (random) ones for your neverending enjoyment and money-earning. The missions vary from simple courier deliveries, scanning territories to assassinations (culminating in leading an all out assault on former allied forces).

The galaxy itself is split into sectors grouped by areas of influence of either factions (which include the humans split into Nation States of Earth and the Ecclesiarchy, the ancient and proud Adelaide, the warring and belligerent Artaxerxes and, of course, the Pirate Corps). The sectors themselves are connected by a system of warp gates. Of course, you won’t have access to all 35 systems at the start of the game. Rather, additional ones will be unlocked as you progress through the storyline. And for the dedicated explorers out there, the devs have hidden some funny easter eggs, like the Terry Pratchett inspired Flat Earth as well as an option to send a postcard via Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or e-mail from the planet you’re currently on.

Aside from the income you get from executing missions, your main source of income is trade. Each planet has up to 6 commodities available with handy indicators showing whether the price is above, below or on par with the average one. In addition, you can check the news screen on the planet where places are indicated where there is extra high demand or supply of a good. And while you’re at it be sure to check out the other messages as well – they are simply hilarious.

When you’re tired of simply hauling around cargo holds full of stuff, it’s time to get your hands dirty. The combat system, vastly improved in the recent patch, throws you in a tactical map with up to 5 other spaceships, be it friend or foe. Using the accelerometer you control the direction your ship is heading and use the buttons to discharge your armament (one per weapon). Crucial to the more difficult battles is the shield boost, which when activated, immediately drains your weapons and surrounds your vessel with an impenetrable cocoon for a short period of time.

Ship customization options  are also available in Warpgate.You can load up on weapons (up to the ship maximum) or even trade-up for a brand new battlecruiser. The ships vary in shield strength, speed, weapon slot amount and cargo hold size and with 172 different ones on sale, you can choose a ship that best suits your style of play. The only thing that I didn’t care for too much was the strange pricing scheme, where for an obscenely low amount of cash, you could trade-in your second ship received through one of the first mission for a top rated battlecruiser (Thor) .

The graphics and interface in Warpgate also live up to the high standards set by the gameplay. The game is visually gorgeous with beautiful space backgrounds riddled with stars and nebulas, as well as amazingly detailed ships with excellent lighting effects – all running smoothly even on the iPhone 3G. The music succeeds and sets the mood for some galactic exploration and although is a bit high with pathos, it still fits in perfectly. The interface works flawlessly on the iPhone, with two-finger gestures for camera control and tap/tap-drag working intuitively for easy control of your ship.

Trade, communicate, explore and fight or simply follow the story – do what you want, when you want and for hours on end. Warpgate is a bustling world just waiting for you explore, wrapped in a beautiful graphical package with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Without a doubt, Freeverse’s latest is one of the true gems on the App Store and not to be missed. Warp speed, Mr. Zulu!

With this I declare Warpgate officially touched!

App Summary
Title: Warpgate Developer: Freeverse, Inc.
Reviewed Ver: 1.1 Min OS Req: 3.1.2
Price: $4.99 App Size: 161 MB
  • Huge world to explore
  • A spaceship for every taste
  • Well over a hundred main quests with additional sidequests and unlimited random ones
  • Trade, pirate, ferry – do whatever you want
  • Original storyline that plunges the galaxy in chaos
  • Beautiful graphics and easy-to-use interface
  • Combat could be a bit more tactics-oriented
  • Ship customization could be expanded with new types of equipment
  • Some kind of auto-pilot or at least a speed-up option for those long trips from warpgate to warpgate

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A flurry of updates – We Rule, Space Miner: Space Ore Bust and Warpgate http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/updated-we-rule-space-miner-warpgate/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/04/21/updated-we-rule-space-miner-warpgate/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:19:16 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=31909 Several high profile titles have just seen an update on this fine April day. First and foremost – the ngmoco freemium Farmville-style sim game – We Rule has finally been updated with loads of long awaited interface and performance tweaks, as well as a the placeholder for new buildings. I have checked it out and … Read more]]>

Several high profile titles have just seen an update on this fine April day. First and foremost – the ngmoco freemium Farmville-style sim game – We Rule has finally been updated with loads of long awaited interface and performance tweaks, as well as a the placeholder for new buildings. I have checked it out and the game has become much more user-friendly as well as a bit quicker on the uptake on the iPhone 3G. Get it now!

We Rule ngmoco, Inc., We Rule – Free

Second – the absolutely wonderful and horribly addicting Space Miner: Space Ore Bust (TMA Review) has just received a massive graphics update for the 3GS and iPod Touch 3G, a whole new license level with a bunch of new equipment, new alien tech and even a new UltracORE mode difficulty (beat the game with only ONE life). In the original review, I gave it a firm Kiss; now with the additional content and improved visuals for the latest iDevices, Space Miner gets even better and is totally worth the $4.99.

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust Venan Entertainment, Inc., Space Miner: Space Ore Bust – $4.99

And finally the amazing open-world space exploration/trading/action/tactics that hit the AppStore after more than a year in development – Warpgate – has already received an update. Miscellaneous bugs are fixed and Freeverse have added the much requested interactivity to space combat with tilt controls for movement and final-resort diversion of weapons power to shields. I am going to review it later today, but even without the update it is one of the best games I ever played on the iPhone and the improved combat system just patched the only real cons I was going to note in the review. Go get it – you won’t regret it! Or wait for my review :)

Warpgate Freeverse, Inc., Warpgate – $4.99

You can find the official list of improvements after the gap.

We Rule ngmoco, Inc., We Rule – Free

- Added pinch zooming, and zooming in past 1.0x
- Added double tap zooming to a location
- Improved character pathing
- Added animated popup bubbles
- Objects stay flipped in re-design mode
- Improved selection of objects
- Improved decal positioning when moving buildings
- Show pop-ups while scrolling
- Show pop-ups when zoomed out
- Fixed bug causing pop-ups to not show up in other people’s kingdoms
- Fixed bug that caused crops to look finished when they weren’t actually finished
- General performance improvements and memory optimizations

* If you experience problems with this update, deleting and reinstalling We Rule will fix any graphical issues.

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust Venan Entertainment, Inc., Space Miner: Space Ore Bust – $4.99

We’ve been hard at work putting this new update together for our fans, and taking a game you already love and making it EVEN BETTER!

First up, eye candy! Using our brand new Mercury Graphics engine, we make our asteroids and ships look INCREDIBLE on the 3GS and 3rd gen iPod Touch. You gotta see it to believe it!

Next, more equipment! Unlock the new License Level 7 to get access to elite, ultra-expensive new tech that makes your awesome ship even MORE AWESOME!

For the hardcore player, there is now the ultimate Space Miner challenge – UltracORE mode! Can you beat the game with ONLY ONE LIFE on the hardest difficulty?

We give you some help though – in the form of five new Alien Tech – all designed to help you survive the rigors of space!

We also spent some time re-balancing our difficulty levels and level progression. Expect things to be a little more challenging on your next visit to Gritstone Mining!

And now you can spread the word to your friends and followers via our new integration with Facebook and Twitter! Get a new message posted on your wall or feed when you beat the game, telling everyone of your awesome mining exploits!

And finally, since we were in there making all these other changes, we decided to give you ten more Plus+ awards to unlock. Can you complete every challenge Space Miner has to offer?

Now that is a BIG update!

Don’t wait, grab it now and re-discover the world of Space Miner once again!
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Warpgate Freeverse, Inc., Warpgate – $4.99

Brand New Combat System
Control your ship via the Accelerometer to make tactical decisions. Move in for the kill, or keep to out outside as you outrun enemy nukes.
New ability to divert all weapon power to the shields. Use the “Shield Boost” button in combat to dump the power normally found in your weapons back into your shield.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug with saving
- Fixed a bug where some shield upgrades did not give full shield upgrade
- Fixed a bug with the Mjolnir Battle Cruiser
- Fixed a few typos
- Fixed an orientation bug with the Mission Log screen
- Fixed a bug when purchasing In App Purchases

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