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ECHO - hear to play

iPhone / iPad
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  • Action
  • Arcade
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Can You play in the dark, without seeing what happens? ... Can You play only with your sense of hearing ... ?

You can! With ECHO - hear to play.

ECHO is a simple game at the first glance - fly a ship trough space and avoid approaching objects by tilting your device. The longer you survive the better your position in the high score list will be ...

But be aware, very soon you will not be able to see the enemy objects anymore... so listen, learn to navigate with your sense of hearing.

Each object has a different sound and you can hear them coming down. When you hear an object on both ears with the same volume - that means it is on a collision course and your ship will be destroyed. Use the accelerometer to move left/right and get out of the objects way. Over time ECHO will increase the speed of objects and also the amount of objects on screen simultaneously.

Sometimes there are rare power up objects, they will give your ship a second skin, a shield.

Collect these power up items to ultimately survive longer. Shield stacks up 2 times and each shield allows 1 crash.

If you crash without shield: GAME OVER!

Have fun, consider this a new experience and learn to play with your eyes closed.


The App uses VoiceOver and Positional Audio, a visually impaired player will be able to use and play it.

There are some options in the main menu, so you can tweak settings and difficulty.

ECHO supports Apple's Game Center for each level of difficulty with a separate ranking list.


If you play with "lights on" you will not be posted to the GameCenter high scores. Consider it a cheat mode for training, but you will not be rewarded with a rank for that.



* original ECHO theme by stationreal
* glow-circle by Carsten Hitter
* music made with Figure on iPhone 4S
* sounds made with Animoog on iPad Mini
* graphics made with Pixelmator
* created on Kobold2d / Cocos2d

Special Thanks to Steffen Itterheim and Ray Wenderlich for their tutorials and books.

I am looking for feedback and suggestions, please use the ingame Feedback form to send bugs and wishes to me.