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EA releases Surviving High School HD

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
News Categories: iPad, Apps + Games

Electronic Arts has released Surviving High School HD, an iPad version of its popular choice-based role-playing game. First released for the iPhone and iPod touch nearly two years ago, Surviving High School has provided unique, ongoing playability by providing a storyline and framework in which the developer releases new episodic content each week allowing the player to experience new stories and adventures in the lives of a group of high school and college students in the fictional town of Centerscore.

Providing the same general gameplay as the original, Surviving High School HD also introduces two new iPad-specific game features that appear when playing in landscape mode. A new “Faceplace” section provides a fictional Facebook-style news feed where in-game characters post their thoughts as the game progresses while a Decision Tree section adds a full diagram showing the current scene and possible story branches and allows the player to skip back to specific scenes once they’ve completed an episode. As with the original version, the game begins with the included “Football Season” story and continues each week with new episodic content. Users can access the current week’s “Now Airing” episode for free or purchase previous episodes from an “On-demand” section. The application also displays a new illustrated episode timeline unique to the iPad, showing each episode in thumbnail form. Unfortunately, in-app purchases made in the iPhone version of Surviving High School are not transferable to the new iPad version and must be purchased separately, although previous seasons are available in discounted content packs. Surviving High School HD is available from the App Store as a free download.

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Uhm…this was released a couple weeks ago. Not news, sadly.

Now lets give a shout to the simple and brilliant Jetpack Joyride which was released last night instead, shall we? wink

Posted by Daniel S. on September 1, 2011 at 8:40 AM (PDT)

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Oh…and in other news, an unknown game called “Miffed Birds” or something like that seems to have been released. Something about eggs and pigs, I dunno…

(This sarcasm brought to you with love and affection, and in no way is offense meant. Just a gentle ribbing, folks. smile )

Posted by Daniel S. on September 1, 2011 at 8:43 AM (PDT)

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