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Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition

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16th IMGA

Abylight Studios & Heart Machine
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    About Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition

    That unique Hyper Light Drifter experience you love is now in your pocket! 120 fps on iPad Pro, controller support, and perfectly polished and balanced touch screen controls, as well as iCloud backup to synchronize your gameplay between multiple devices - the iOS version has all this, and more! Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition includes all the content of the original game, plus new locations, weapons and challenges.
    On our promise of bringing great playable experiences to a new whole audience, we persuaded Alex Preston (Director at Heart Machine) to bring his universe to the Apple platform. Hyper Light Drifter for iOS brings better-looking graphics than ever running smoothly at 120 fps on iPad Pro. The controls have been perfectly adapted for Apple devices touch-screen and optimized to provide an unforgettable and smooth experience. For those who prefer a gamepad, MFI gamepads compatibility is also available. Other features of this version include: - All the content from the original game + more weapons, enemies and areas from the Special edition.
    - Haptic vibration. - Game Center achievements. - Localized to more than 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Turkish.

    What makes my game unique?

    The console experience loved by many, on a mobile platform and with new content: the controls have been transferred to mobile without that "awkward port" feel, and controller support is there for It's the Hyper Light Drifter gamers know and love, plus new content that enriches the experience, and doesn't feel "alien". It's a challenge that drives people up the wall and gets them to come back to advance more in Drifter's mysterious universe, discovering more pieces of his story.

    Why could my game win an award?

    We brought many players' fave experience to a new platform, therefore making it available for more people: mobile gamers (and not-yet-gamers!), as well as console gamers who want to play on-the-go. Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine is a masterpiece of a game, where every player finds something they personally like. With the Special Edition content, there's now more to discover and relate to - and the iOS device of the player's choice is able to deliver their preferred gaming style, be it console or mobile. All in a very portable manner.