Hunted Cow Studios
today announced that Crystal Reign
, the first title from the indie development team Criss Cross Games
, is available now for iPad on the App Store for $1.99 / €1.79 / £1.49. The game takes the physics-based projectile flinging mechanic that works so well on touch screen devices, and mixes it with the action of arcade style shoot-em-up games. Players get to build a tower from a set of varied and powerful layers, then use to fend off an onslaught of magically powered robots which have unpleasant ideas of how to mingle with people.
Each of the offensive and defensive layers from which the player builds their tower offers different abilities that will help them survive the robots attempts at an apocalypse. Use the Repeater to fire a volley of Arcanite pellets at your foes while using the Hover Shield to block incoming projectiles. As players progress through Crystal Reign, they unlock more layers and earn the resources to build a bigger and more powerful tower, all while taking on huge bosses that require skill and thinking to overcome.
and a video are available for your viewing pleasure.