Supply Drop (Android / iOS / Kindle Fire Game)

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Supports each platform’s respective achievement/leaderboard features (Google Play Games, Game Center, Game Circle).

Drop supplies to passing ships; catch as many packages as you can!

Features:
-Google Play Games Achievements and Leaderboards (Game Center and GameCircle support for iOS/Kindle).
-Immersive Mode support for devices with on-screen buttons running Android KitKat or higher.

Multiple Game Modes:
Choose between 25 / 50 / 100 drops, or go for a record streak with Infinite Mode.

Strategy:
The goal of Supply Drop is to drop packages onto passing ships. Touch anywhere on the screen to drop a package, it will reload a short time after on its own.

You want the package to land in the caged/fenced area on the back of the ship. If the package hits the other packages the ship is carrying, it will explode and you will not receive a point and your streak will reset; this will also happen if your package lands in the water.

In the 25 / 50 / 100 Game Modes, you have those amounts of packages to drop, as well as those amounts of boats to drop them on to. So, if you don’t attempt to drop a package on every boat you will have extra packages left over when the round ends. In short…try to drop a package on every boat!

In the Infinite Game Mode, if you let a boat pass by without attempting to drop a package onto it, or if you miss your drop, you lose one of your “allowed misses”. The next miss after all “allowed misses” are exhausted will end the round. Go for the highest streak!

If you have any issues with the game, or think something isn’t working properly, please contact me at brandon@cultureoftech.com and I will look into it as soon as possible.

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