Factsheet

Release date:
August 21, 2014 on iOS. October 16, 2014 on Android.

Platforms:
iOS/Android

Website:
aceferrara.com

Social:
facebook.com/AceFerrara

Developer:
Philipp Seifried
Based in Vienna, Austria

Press / Business Contact:
mail@philippseifried.com

Address:
Jurekgasse 12/11
A-1150, Vienna
Austria

Phone:
+43 699 122 878 55

Description

"Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace" is a space combat game in the tradition of the "Wing Commander" games, set in an 80s cartoon universe: Spacefaring dinosaurs have declared war on mankind and only the Proton Riders - an oddball group of superpilots - can save us from certain defeat!

Strike huge capital ships, patrol the depths of unknown solar systems, navigate mine fields and take out enemy aces! The game's controls have been designed for touchscreens: Steering is restricted to left/right, but barrel rolling and other maneuvers more than make up for the missing degrees of freedom... Hit the afterburner to get close to your enemies, switch on your guns and circle around them, or take them out with your missiles, all while keeping a close eye on your ship's different shield quadrants!

Story

Ace Ferrara is a military cadet who just scored the most prestigious internship in the galaxy: aboard the Proton Riders' flagship Discordia. However, between escorting coffee freighters and manning the fax machine, Ace soon discovers that being an intern among his heroes isn't quite what he dreamed it would be. Step into Ace Ferrara's shoes, meet cybernetically augmented cats, daredevil adventurers and the enigmatic Double-Doctor Proton, and work yourself up from lowly intern to galactic hero!

About the developer

Philipp Seifried is a Vienna-based one-man-band, who loves writing code, creating graphics, sound and music, and developing concepts and storylines. Philipp has been working on commercial games since 2004, when he wrote the code to the prototype of Avaloop's MMOG "Papermint". In 2008, he co-founded bobblebrook, a small studio focusing on Flash games, and later iOS games. Since bobblebrook's split up in mid 2012, Philipp has been working as the sole developer of "Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace".

Features

  • 23 action-packed and heavily scripted missions with five different ships to master, from light scouts to heavy bombers. Fly alongside the galaxy's hottest pilots, colorful commentary included.
  • Beautiful environments: Rocket through the upper atmosphere of a gas giant, hyperjump into a stormy space nebula, or take out a dinosaur installation in close orbit around a red supergiant. If you have an iPhone 5 or better, the environments are even animated: stars twinkle, lightning crashes, and planetary ring systems shimmer in the pale light of a white dwarf.
  • Hilarious 80s story: From nefarious dino royalty to the obligatory smart-alec kid and her dog, "Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace" is chock-full of 80s cartoon tropes. Over 50 scripted dialogue scenes and briefings advance the story between missions.
  • Collect Game Center Achievements, sync your game progress via iCloud, and explore the universe with your iOS 7 MFi game controller!

Videos

"Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace" Launch Trailer YouTube, .mov

Gameplay Video YouTube

Selected Articles

Contact

Inquiries
mail@philippseifried.com

Twitter @PhilippSeifried
twitter.com/PhilippSeifried

Website
aceferrara.com

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