Tiltagon is a challenging arcade game for your Windows Phone where you have to balance a marble on a hexagon platform, collect cubes to generate more platforms. The goal is to travel across as many platforms as possible before you fall into oblivion (and you will fall). The popular game is today's HERO App, which is a promotional campaign designed to increase exposure for Windows Phone and Windows developers who are a part of AdDuplex's network.
The campaign partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Throughout the month, Windows Central will showcase the top HERO apps and today, we shine the spotlight on Tiltagon – Tilt, Fall, Repeat from Jyri and Piia Kilpeläinen.
Let me warn you from the start, Tiltagon can be a brutal game to play. If you do not have a steady hand from the outset, your marble will quickly roll off the platform before you know it. The game can really piss you off and the urge to throw your Windows Phone across the room will develop.
But all this isn't necessarily a bad thing and simply adds to the challenge of the game. The object of Tiltagon is to use your Windows Phone tilt sensors to navigate a marble across a series of hexagonal platforms. Along the path, you will find an assortment of moving obstacles you will need to avoid and then there is the obvious danger of rolling your marble off the platform to its demise.
Key features of Tiltagon include:
- Two difficulty modes that include Hard and Hard+, which could be easily renamed "painfully brutal".
- Support for both portrait and landscape modes.
- An energetic soundtrack from top Finnish EDM artists.
Your goal is to see how many platforms you can navigate your marble across.
As you move your marble across the platform, a small dot will appear. Roll your marble across that dot and the next platform will materialize. Stay too long on a platform (where it feels safe) and the platform will disappear, sending your marble endlessly falling. The platform will begin flashing before it disappears to give you some warning of your impending fate.
It really is a tough nut to crack. Some of the transition dots will appear on one side of the hexagon, only to see the new platform materialize on the opposite side. More times than not, your momentum will carry you over the edge as you roll over the dot when this happens. Some hexagons are raised, which presents a challenge in and of itself.
Settings for Tiltagon include calibration and sensitivity options as well as options to mute the sound/music and turn on/off the shadows and background graphics.
We liked Tiltagon back when we first reviewed the game and the stability issues we first experience have been resolved. It isn't a very difficult game to pick up and play, but it may drive you a little crazy before you get the hang of things. If you give Tiltagon – Tilt, Fall, Repeat a try, let us know what you think of the game in the comments below.
Tiltagon – Tilt, Fall, Repeat is a free, ad-supported game and is available for low-memory Windows Phones. You can opt out of the ad-support through a $1.99 in-app purchase.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.