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Sidera 1.0 for iOS - Before this, everything was easy.

Posted by Dave Seaman on Friday, 28 October 2011

Montevideo, Uruguay - Cube Cat Games today is pleased to introduce Sidera 1.0 for iOS, their upcoming touch arcade Game where players are a supernova, and they must destroy all the stars and planets on the screen. The planets and stars do not move, though the star field behind them does. By touching it, the player destroys the star or planet, but the explosion pushes the supernova backward, changing its position. Careful planning is required, because only stars and planets that are in direct horizontal or vertical alignment with the supernova can be destroyed.

Sidera (Latin for star) is played in portrait orientation and includes 80 levels. The object of the game is to remove all the stars and planets from the screen, after which the player's supernova explodes, clearing the level. The supernova is a half-inch wide animated particle, colored yellow and orange. There are three other stellar objects of the same size, each with a different animated pattern and a different color. Lastly, are the icons for small planets that look something like a revolving bull's-eye.

Touching one of the stars or planets surrounding the supernova will cause it to explode, forcing the supernova backwards in the opposite direction. However, if the object is not directly in a line, horizontally or vertically, with the supernova, it will not explode. Instead, a white crosshair reticule will appear, briefly indicating those bodies that are in a horizontal or vertical line with the supernova. With the supernova's current position, only those bodies close to these targeting lines can be destroyed.

Players must evaluate the screen to determine which bodies can be destroyed and which to destroy first. Successful players will develop strategies for anticipating one or more moves ahead in helping them choose the best planet or star to destroy. This can become quite complex, as at higher levels there may be dozens of planets and stars that must be cleared.

Feature Highlights:
* Touch arcade game in outer space with animated particles
* Destroy all the planets and stars to complete the level
* 80 levels of play
* 3 levels unlocked at start of play
* OpenFeint integration

"Sidera is a simple but challenging game with great animated graphics," commented Juan Pablo Re of Cube Cat Games. "I think players will find Sidera a great pick up and play game, over short or long periods of gameplay."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 10.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sidera 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, Cube Cat Games is an indie game studio focusing on iOS games. Sidera is their first game release. They are working on their second game called "zoonumbers," a math game to help kids with dyscalculia (math disability).

*visit the iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store*


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