Announcing the Arkfront Spring 2021 Update

A major update for Arkfront (version 2.0) is launching this month and improves the experience in virtually every way. You can download Arkfront on the Apple App Store:

New Major Features:

  • Bounties
  • Boss Rush mode
  • Battle Haptics
  • New leaderboards
  • Join the community Discord right from the main menu
  • UI Improvements
  • Quality of life improvements
  • Performance and bug fixes

Bounties:

  • Bounties are a new way to take on side-quests and earn extra rewards. Each sector has a bounty associated with it and you must fulfill the requirements before the end of the sector to earn the rewards. A large pool of bounties are available from day 1, and more will be added in the summer 2021 update.

Improved Haptics:

  • Feel the action more intensely than ever before.
  • Bullets and explosions now vibrate iPhone devices in a highly precise way.
  • (This option is customizable from the Pause screen and the Options screen)

Boss Rush Mode:

  • Battle bosses from the campaign one after another. How long can you survive?
  • A new GameCenter leaderboard has been added to complement this.

UI Improvements:

  • New multi-language support for the danger message when encountering a boss.
  • It should no longer be possible to tap through parts of the UI into others.
  • Added bounty display to the level intro.

Quality of Life Improvements:

  • It is now possible to skip the intro cutscene and load into the game faster.
  • A new Icons view is available from the Galactic Map and describes the icons in a new, easy to read way.
  • It is now possible to join the community Discord server from the main menu. You can also join it earlier by clicking here.
  • The odds of events and random drops happening have been improved.
  • Now possible to play the game on your device upside down.

Bug Fixes and Performance:

  • Switched to the latest version of the GameMaker engine which improves memory management.
  • Improved the management of resources entering and leaving memory to reduce overall consumption and keep the game running for longer in the background.
  • Significantly reduced CPU utilization should reduce heat and power consumption.

As part of this major update the price of Arkfront will rise from $2.99 to $3.99. If you like what you see, you can support Arkfront by buying it before this update is available.