Fire…Fire…Fire (TV)

Another first for the zoo as Echoes+ is now available on both the Fire TV and the new Fire TV Stick. Both lovely bits of hardware with the FTV Stick in particular being a stupidly cheap way of getting some quality big screen gaming.

fire tv download

And with that I think the Echoes+ family is finally complete. Not a bad little selection…

echoes+ game page

Conquering Yosemite (Echoes+ Update)

A new update for Echoes+ is out now, available either HERE or by connecting to a STEAM pipe.

The biggest fix is for Mac users where it hopefully addresses a disagreement I’ve been having with Yosemite. Basically I wanted Echoes+ to work and Yosemite didn’t.

As well as that there are a few other changes to both the Mac and PC versions, including a couple of popular requests.

PC Revisions V8

  • fixed the Play My Music feature
  • added diagonals to keyboard movement (where supported by hardware)
  • added diagonals to keyboard firing (where supported by hardware)
  • instructions updated
  • online high-score code updated
  • increased high-score digit display
  • screen resolution calculation changed

Mac Revisions V2

  • fixed the game freezing on Yosemite OS
  • added joypad configuration option
  • added diagonals to keyboard movement (where supported by hardware)
  • added diagonals to keyboard firing (where supported by hardware)
  • instructions updated
  • online high-score code updated
  • increased high-score digit display
  • screen resolution calculation changed

Trawling the Comments on Steam

Some of my favourite positive and not so positive comments about Echoes+ on Steam.

At first it looked familiar, then BOOM, awesomeness!
[Z?] ‘Rew

snake meteors are bs
[R] Remnants

Stardust ripoff with no budget, still fun tho
mimikuerri

It makes my brain go AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
tenshi_a

Sure, it looks pretty. But I want a goal to achieve. Like, “Save Princess Taloo from the evil Klavatorians.” How hard would that had been?
welk6117

10/10 Would get hit by an asteroid again
リゼ Rize

A VERY WEIRED GAME.AND IV PLAYED IT AND STILL DONT KNOW ONE THING ABOUT IT
Mushroomluver456

I am a simple man, i like simple things
this is a simple game.
me and this game we connect on a molecular level, it understands me
{-Neko-}Killdemore

This is how Armagedon should of ended!
Jakeob Z

If Asteroids and Geometry Wars had an illegitimate lovechild that was kept in a closet and fed a steady diet of LSD and steroids, then that would explain what Echoes+ is.
Sort of Sober Shane

Echoes+ Mac Out Now.

Yes, finally Echoes+ long journey is all but complete as it crosses to the darkside and makes it onto Mac.

My first Mac release too so hopefully it’s not a bug riddled mess, or at least no more so than normal. I’ve no idea how big the Mac audience is, but AGK2 made the porting process a painless one so I’d be crazy not to do it. (Well painless if you ignore my fumblings trying to find my way around a Mac and XCode for the first time.)

Now available in 3 delicious fat free flavours…

Echoes+ V6 out now.

Nothing too major.  The biggest change is probably an adjustment to the online leaderboards which now only store the best score for each player.  This prevents one name dominating the boards and should free up a little space for Mac users, with the release of that version imminent.

V6 release notes:
– Leaderboard online entries now limited to one score per player
– Possible fix for Windows XP Dwmapi.dll crash
– Inputs no longer work during screen transitions
– Trial percentage calculation corrected
– Leaderboard button tool-tip changed
– Momentum reduced on keyboard controls
– Log file time-stamp fixed

Echoes+ V5 out now.

Echoes+ V5 is out now. It mainly fixes a bug on some Windows 8.1 machines although I took the opportunity to tweak a couple of other things too based on early feedback.

V5 release notes:
– Windows 8.1 crash fixed
– Overly sensitive joypad controls on menus fixed
– The “back” button on joypad now works on menus
– Improved visibility of player shield colours (green = active, red = less than 3 seconds remaining)
– Some Trials targets adjusted

Enjoy and keep any feedback or suggestions coming :)