Factsheet

Developer:
Canupa
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
26 August, 2010

Platforms:
iPad
iPhone

Website:
omicrongame.com/

Regular Price:

USD$0.99

Description

Omicron is a color reaction game for 1 or 2 players on the same device. Eliminate tiles and earn bonus time as the difficulty increases. Omicron offers 3 game modes, many power-ups and achievements. A color appears at the beginning of each level. Tap tiles while they show up in that color to win. Discover the 3 different game types of Omicron: - C L A S S I C - Eliminate all of the tiles while they appear in the right color and finish the level before you run out of time. You lose time with each mistake you make. You win time for every correct tap you make and time gained is transferred to the next level . This helps you to reach higher levels. Speed increases level by level. - A R C A D E - In this mode, there are no single levels. The rate of color changes increases contstantly while eliminated tiles respawn. For each mistake you make you lose one life. Without extra life bonus the game is over after just five mistakes. - V E R S U S - Play Omicron with a friend on just one device! Eliminate all tiles while they appear in the right color. The first player with 3 points wins the match!

History

The idea for Omicron originated in experimental programming. We intended to design the game individualistic and appealing but still as clear and minimalistic as the game principle itself. The hexagonal design turned out to be the best visual language to transport this idea. The versus split-screen mode was the biggest challenge for us. We took a lot of time to achieve a simple but still fun multiplayer experience.

Features

  • 2 different single player modes
  • 2 player versus / split-screen mode
  • Powerups
  • Gamecenter Achievements
  • A fantastic Soundtrack by SQU!L

Videos

Trailer YouTube, Vimeo

Screenshots

OMICRON-Logo.png
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Omicron-desk-1280.png
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iphone5_vs-screen.png
iphone5_logo.png
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omicron_banner.png
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Awards & Recognition

    • "Apple Feature" Omicron was featured by Apple as "New and Noteworthy" and in "What we play"

    Selected Articles

      • "Omicron looks beautiful - all sharp edges and graduated shades and colours, like a Paul Klee painting or the website Polygon."
        - Rob Hearn, Pocket Gamer
      • "Omicron - Ideal for parties and starting arguments."
        - James Gilmour, AppSpy
      • "Omicron - Simple, effective gameplay and high production values… colour me impressed!"
        - , Know Thy App
      • "Omicron - It is fun to put your reflexes to the test"
        - , iFanzine
      • "Zum Takt der elektronischen Musik lässt Omicron Finger rhythmisch über den Bildschirm tanzen — und das fühlt sich ziemlich einzigartig an."
        - Dennis Kogel, Superlevel

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      About Canupa

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      Canupa is an indie game design studio based in Berlin Germany and was founded in 2009 by Nemo Holtmann and Gregor Haase (alias FineFin).

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      Omicron Credits

      Nemo Holtmann
      Game Director, Canupa

      Gregor Haase (aka FineFin)
      Idea and Code, Canupa

      Hannes Nordiek
      Designer, Freelancer

      SQU!L
      Musician, Freelancer

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