Pasadena, California – Today Manufacturing Content is pleased to announce the release of Tractor Beam 1.3000 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, despite this news having little to no significance in the ultimate fate of humankind. The latest version of the retro arcade title features the addition of Game Center leader boards and also adds the ability for players to post their scores to their Twitter followers.
The presence of the online leader boards, which are set up to rank scores for each of the game’s combinations of gameplay options, could be seen as a minor victory for the adversarial spirit rather than that of global harmony and cooperation. Manufacturing Content believes they will be a fun addition regardless.
Meanwhile the game itself could be applauded as an example of non-aggressive entertainment for the species for which it was created. Players guide an unarmed and stranded space ship through a field of asteroids by using the ship’s tractor beam to singshot it among the debris, without the intent to destroy or conquer. Points are awarded for the distance traversed in both timed and unlimited modes.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tractor Beam 1.3000 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The California-based company aims to make further additions to this title and to create new ones for the iOS platform.
Tractor Beam 1.3000
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YouTube Video (Demo)
Manufacturing Content was born in 2009 as a loose collective of artists, musicians, designers, and programmers with the mission to create content for the web and mobile devices that is ‘most excellent.’ This includes music, flash games, iPhone applications and, inspired by early Nickelodeon and MTV, short form animation. Having grown up online Manufacturing Content’s members seek to transform the internet in their own image. (C) 2009-2012 Manufacturing Content. Nickelodeon and MTV are the property of Viacom. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.