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Nohajc 01-31-2011 05:22 PM

[Game] ZEN Tower (Icy Tower clone) - BETA released
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OK, here we go:
ZEN Tower
Based on the Freelunch Design's Icy Tower for PC.

Official site: http://www.icytower.com/
Or, more informative fan site: http://www.icytower.cz/?lang=en

Our project site: http://zentower.cz.cc/

Respect to the creators of the original game!

18th March 2011 - Version 0.9 BETA Released

- multiple profiles, each with its own score table
- multiple characters
- start floor option (you can start from any unlocked floor)
- online highscore table

- Tools.exe /.jar (for non-Windows users)
- highscore uploader
- update notifier
- new characters installer

The file is attached here or you can download it from the website:



Gameplay video:

Nohajc and WooDChecker

jbob182 01-31-2011 05:30 PM

looks like it has plenty of potentail, keep up the good work.

Nohajc 02-01-2011 10:49 AM

Thanks, I've given my best, so far. :D

Also, I forgot to mention that the game is controlled by the accelerometer and the home button (for all the jumps). This preview is just a replay recorded by the game itself, while playing on actual ZEN. Then, it was played back on the simulator. That's why it seems I don't control the gameplay at all. :) Don't let that confuse you.

Mangoon 02-19-2011 11:50 AM

can youu add new characters like the version for pc i think you get them at icytower.cz

Habhome 02-19-2011 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mangoon (Post 538687)
can youu add new characters like the version for pc i think you get them at icytower.cz

Easy, easy... Let them release a first version at least before you go and ask about "new" features before you even know what is there...

Nohajc 02-19-2011 03:14 PM

That's fine, Habhome, actually. :D

Mangoon: Yes, there are multiple characters and everyone will be able to create and add new ones. The game is not directly compatible with the original Icy Tower characters, though.

Nohajc 02-27-2011 05:29 PM

OK, the development is continuing great:
We are working on sounds right now, tweaking the last details and I expect we can make a first release sometime during March. So, you won't have to wait too much longer.

Nohajc 03-12-2011 05:13 PM

Today, I have launched a webpage of the game.
It will contain all the information, the download link (one will also be here on the forum) and a special feature: GLOBAL HIGHSCORE TABLE

It will be possible for each player to upload his highscore to this global list.
I made a utility in java for this purpose which automates the whole process.

So, everytime you connect ZEN to PC, you just run this score uploader (if you want) and it's out there.

You can take a look at the page here:

First release is not ready yet but it will be very soon.

alexvilla 03-13-2011 03:39 AM

"Oops! Google Chrome could not find zentower.cz.cc"

Nohajc 03-13-2011 06:22 AM

It's this damn free hosting. Right now their mysql server is down...
But the page loads fine.

Redwolfhome 03-13-2011 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Nohajc (Post 543162)
It's this damn free hosting. Right now their mysql server is down...
But the page loads fine.

Yes i know what you mean :)
I use 000webhost its very usefull.

Nohajc 03-13-2011 06:46 AM

What a coincidence! I'm on 000webhost too.
And it worked great so far... I hope they'll fix this soon.

jbob182 03-13-2011 10:03 AM

We used 00webhost to host our files for pingus, and updater, but we added a forum and they removed our account and our files :(. So just as a hint, dont upload a forum ie: vbulliten, or smf.

I cant wait to see this game on my zen, good luck

Nohajc 03-13-2011 06:42 PM

Right. I wasn't planning to add a forum but thanks for the advice anyway.
So far I've got just a few simple php scripts for the highscore upload and a game update notification.

Nohajc 03-18-2011 01:45 PM

OK, here we go:

Version 0.9 BETA has been released just now!
I believe that every major thing works right but if you find any bug or you have any suggestion, don't hesitate to let us know.

jbob182 03-18-2011 02:15 PM

I just tried it and i am jealous. It runs extremely smooth and has great art. The response time for user input in amazing. Really, I can not say enough about this game, even now, we are struggling with Pingus due to the players limited capabilites. ( Soon as we made our new hill engine that was based off slope, and we added the miner ability, the player can no longer keep up with our game :( )

alexvilla 03-18-2011 03:55 PM

why beta?
when a full version will released?

the game is amazing

Nohajc 03-18-2011 07:19 PM

Yes, it is full, but it can still be classified as beta because there might be bugs I haven't discovered yet. If there are more people playing the game, they either find some errors, or they don't. In that case, I'll rename it to 1.0 :D
Furthermore, there are many ways we can make this game even better. In time.

Anyway, thanks for the praise.

Oh, and jbob: ZEN Tower is fast, because it is a simple game. I understand you have some trouble, after all it is a lot more ambitious project. I wish you good luck.

sYlt 03-18-2011 08:29 PM

I just tried the game on my player, and congratulations for it, it's amazingly well done. I still suck at it though =P

I'll report any bugs if found on my future sessions. Thanks again for the hard work!

WooDChecker 03-19-2011 08:45 AM

Thanks for your comments.
It made a lot of fun to draw all these graphics. Nohajc wrote 3327 rows of code for this game, this is awesome, isn't it?
Maybe we will add more features to it in the future :)

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