Star Horizon Game Blasts Its Way Toward The App Store

Star Horizon Game Blasts Its Way Toward The App Store

Developers Tabasco Interactive have released the trailer to their new game Star Horizon.

A gorgeous on-rails shooter, with a $3.99 asking price and no IAP, Tabasco has submitted the game to Apple, and is hoping to launch it on March 20.

You play as John, a disenfranchised human pilot whose ship is controlled by Ellie, an Artificial Intelligence which is programmed to help pilots stay mentally strong throughout combat and and which cannot kill human beings. After being placed into hibernation for 1,000 years John must discover what has happened to the galaxy and try his best to save it.

The game is designed to be easy to play without the need for a virtual joystick, so that gamers control the ship’s movement by swiping on the screen.

While Star Horizon looks a fun game in its own right, it also serves as a timely reminder of just how powerful iOS hardware has grown over its relatively short lifespan — with graphics and other capabilities in many ways rivaling dedicated games consoles.

And we didn’t even have to wait 1,000 years in deep space hibernation to get there!

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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