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DESIGN IN MINUTES
Gametracer is currently in development and is going to be a
free, high quality, fun, fast and easy way for gamers to create and
play their own 2.5D platform games anywhere, anytime and easily
share them with their friends on both PC and mobile devices
. There is no need to read through pages and pages of
documentation. Jump right into the fun!
Gamers can play and vote for other Community levels or play
through the pre-made levels that will be included with the
No matter where you are or how much time you have: draw your own
2.5D platform shapes on the screen, both with finger or mouse,
completely free hand and without any grid based restriction. You
can choose from a wide range of themes, textures and patterns,
drag, re-size, turn, move them around and save on the fly. Testing
is immediately possible with a click on the play button. Once
finished, the game will be created and sent to friends or to the
community page according to your preference.
It’s possible to design a simple starting level or to take
it all the way with tricky, physics based puzzles, enemies, mean
traps and other challenges for friends and fellow Gametracers.
Schematics are additional tools to connect buttons to doors and
traps and open up even more complex logic.
Gametracer offers something for everyone, no matter if you want
to create a simple platform level with your kids, try to design an
in game Calculator, show that you are a talented puzzle designer or
just drive your friends crazy with impossible challenges!
Last but not least, customize your characters, create atmosphere
with music, distribute pick-ups, add keys to unlock closed
doors and much, much more.
PLAY AND CHALLENGE
It’s possible to challenge your friends to play through
your level. Bet against them to unlock new features and exclusive
content. You decide what the challenge should be! Faster time? More
pickups? Less lives used? It’s your decision.
You can also browse the community listing for other levels and
vote on the best and trickiest ones.
Rock Pocket Games plans to use crowdfunding options to not only
connect closer with the community from the start but also to ensure
the fastest possible development.
About Rock Pocket Games
Rock Pocket Games is a small independent game development
studio, which started creating games in 2008 and is situated in
Tønsberg, Norway. Not only has the company developed very
successful iPhone games such as the App of the Week game “The
Package”, their portfolio also includes a wide range of
different game genres such as Children Games, Platform Games,
Casual Family Games, as well as Interactive Songbooks. Rock Pocket
Games develops for Console, PC/Mac, iOS, Android and browser.