28th October 2009

IUGO Star Hogs Title Gets Major Update

IUGOVancouver – After hanging in the review queue for nearly 3 months, IUGO’s Star Hogs game for the iPhone/iTouch has received a major update to its look, features and content. This massive update includes the following new features, tweaks and fixes:

New Features:Star Hogs

• Additional free 32-map Alpha Centauri Campaign! (This was originally intended to be DLC as in-app purchase but has been switched to a FREE update)
• In-game messaging system. Tease, taunt and congratulate each other in-game!
• Players announce their entry into online battles.
• Ability for losers in a 3 or 4 player battle to receive their earnings first then decide whether to spectate or leave an online battle.
• Improved in-game graphics with updated textures and parallexing background 3d objects
• Scrolling window will now remember their previous position
• Automatic backup & restore system to prevent save file corruption
• IUGO VIP System for rewarding game referrals
• Invite friends feature
• Save/Resume for Campaign & FreePlay modes
• NEW WEAPON: Nuclear Strike
• NEW WEAPON: Matter Missile
• NEW MINE: Paint Mines
• NEW circular map for FreePlay & Online
• NEW flat map for FreePlay & Online
• Camera control when it is not player’s turn
• Audio & Vibrate alarm when a match is found in QuickPlay

Fixes and Optimizations:

• Better disconnection handling (Online game delayed due to lag will resolve within 60 secs)
• Improved online multiplayer synchronization
• Certain detectable non-cheating disconnection situation will result in players being disqualified to avoid point deduction (However, the loss will still have to be taken)
• Numerous hanger issues/crashes fixed
• Possible rankings page crash fixed
• 10-pt font fixes
• Introduction camera panning issue fixed
• Airplane mode crash fixed
• Load to 50% crash fixed
• Username/password saving bug fixed

• Better physics resolution to avoid mines falling through asteroids
• Hanger menu bug fixes
• Players spectating an online battle now has auto fast-forward as well to reduce lag
• Online game room’s properties can no longer be changed once room is created

Gameplay Tweaks:

• Homing / Swarm energy cost lowered to 45
• Refinery bonus reduced to 35%
• Shield projector shield amount increased to 225
• Energy laser shield damage increased from 2x to 2.5x
• Removed initial impact force from cluster bomb
• Homing sensors now increase homing rocket acceleration
• Reduced EMP missile homing
• Ranking points will now be modified by # of ships in battle. The more ships in battle, the more points awarded for wins/losses.

Star Hogs is available in the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

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