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Sky Defenders jets onto the App Store

An independent developer by the name of Superplay Games has just released a new game onto the App Store.  Sky Defenders  will allow gamers to experience “nostalgic, ’80s arcade-era gameplay, modernized by the iOS motion controls and contemporary cartoon-style graphics.”

In addition, players can “take on the role of a superhero defending the city from invading hordes. Flying high above the streets, gamers use tilt controls to navigate the skies and destroy enemies in order to protect the city below. Each superhero features its own unique power-ups, offering players multiple ways to chain together combos and rack up huge point scores in their quest to survive and wipe out the opposing forces. Sky Defenders also features an online leaderboard so players can post their high-scores and challenge their friends to try and beat them.”

Our first mobile title, Cosmonauts, was a huge hit with fans and the nostalgic gameplay seemed to really resonate with a lot of players,” said Paul Della Bitta, president and co-founder of Superplay Games. “We modeled it after some of our favorite, old-school arcade games, and then updated it with great, cartoon-inspired graphics and motion controls to add a modern twist.”

Some key features of the game are:

  • Top-down Survival Gameplay: To dodge and defeat waves of enemies, superheroes and heroines must maneuver the skies, collect power-ups, and chain together combos in order to rack up points and survive as long as possible
  • Motion Controls: Players control their superhero by tilting the iOS device. With precise acceleration and movement, players must hone their flying skill in order to boost their score and top the leaderboards
  • Collectible Power-ups: Players can gain an extra edge in combat by collecting power-ups, which are unlockable by racking up big point totals or through in-game purchases
  • Facebook Integration: Sky Defenders syncs with Facebook so players will be able to compete head to head with their friends on the game’s leaderboards.

Sky Defenders can be bought for $0.99 on the App Store for any iOS device that has been upgraded to 4.0 or above.

Superplay Games also developed and published a free game called Cosmonauts,  which is available on the  on the App Store.