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2000 AD => News => : Bolt-01 21 October, 2019, 03:15:27 PM

: Game News - Judge Dredd: Crime Files
: Bolt-01 21 October, 2019, 03:15:27 PM
Shameful pasting of a press release:

Judge Dredd dispenses justice on mobile in Judge Dredd: Crime Files
 
Zarjaz free-to-play strategy adventure RPG based on the popular 2000 AD comic book character comes to iOS & Android.

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Independent game developer No Yetis Allowed today announced that its new mobile game Judge Dredd: Crime Files is now available for download on The App Store and Google Play. Based on the iconic Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd: Crime Files brings the future Law enforcer to life using 3D graphics, animated 2D comic artwork and newly recorded voice over to give fans the ability to dispense Justice on the streets of Mega-City One. Developer No Yetis Allowed also developed smash hit Pocket Shrek that had over 6.5 million downloads.
 
The app has been developed in association with Rebellion, brand owners for Judge Dredd and 2000 AD.
 
Mark Hardisty, CEO of No Yetis Allowed said “As a lifelong fan of Judge Dredd, it has been an honour that Rebellion has allowed us to bring Dredd into the gaming space. It has been our goal to use artists and writers from the pages of Judge Dredd to craft a game that looks and feels like Dredd from the pages of 2000 AD, which I believe we have succeeded in achieving.”
 
In the game, players take on the role of Judge Dredd. Using intuitive card battling gameplay, build a deck of iconic weapons and dispense Justice to criminals and perps both old and new. Combining 3D animations with 2D animated comic artwork created by Dredd artists, the player will experience what it is like to be the futures most famous lawman as they fight through patrols and epic stories written by current Dredd writers.
 
Unlock new weapons such as the Lawgiver MKII, Lawrod and Stubb Gun, and characters like Judge Anderson, Judge Rico and Judge Giant, to fight criminals and perps, from Punks, Juves and Muties, to Robots and Fatties.
 
Judge Dredd: Crime Files is free-to-play, with plenty of additional content planned post-launch, including further storylines, weapons, enemies, locations and more.
 
You are the Law!

Link for iOS devices: http://bit.ly/JudgeDreddCrimeFiles

Link for Android devices: http://bit.ly/JudgeDreddCrimeFilesGooglePlay
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: sheridan 21 October, 2019, 03:56:02 PM
Has anybody managed to get this to install yet?  Am loathe to reboot my phone right now but can try again tonight.
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: Art 21 October, 2019, 04:02:39 PM
Installed fine for me on iPhone. Looks like it’s not established itself in the search there so you may have to hunt for it a bit, once a few more people rate it I’m sure that’ll help.
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: broodblik 21 October, 2019, 07:33:18 PM
Installed it on my iPad and finding it was easy
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: sheridan 21 October, 2019, 08:02:58 PM
I can find and download it fine, it just doesn't work when it gets to install stage.  Cleared cache for the play store earlier, no joy.  Have rebooted and still no joy :-(
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: Colin YNWA 21 October, 2019, 08:58:52 PM
Downloaded... I'm off to try back in a bit...
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: DrJomster 21 October, 2019, 09:33:28 PM
Bit surprised this is the first I’ve heard of this...  still, glad to see it!

*potters off to download a copy*
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: Colin YNWA 21 October, 2019, 10:08:49 PM
That was kinda fun in an eat my time and battery kinda way.

I'll try to avoid it but no doubt that's me for the next few weeks!
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: Proudhuff 22 October, 2019, 10:44:13 AM
would be nice if Rebellion pasted this kind of stuff... maybe with an easter egg?
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: IndigoPrime 22 October, 2019, 10:49:56 AM
It’s in the news section of the website. Announcements are typically posted by an admin here if someone hasn’t already got the news up.
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: Proudhuff 22 October, 2019, 04:03:44 PM
nuff said :-X
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: Greg M. 22 October, 2019, 08:43:36 PM
The game is proving something of a time-sink, though largely ad-free so far, which is great. When I am particularly mean (dishing out disproportionately savage justice to eldsters running illegal bingo games) I tell myself I am the Mark Millar Dredd.
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: Trooper McFad 23 October, 2019, 10:54:31 PM
Downloaded and hooked. Nice and easy pick up for 15 min breaks at work to rack up those XPs and upgrade your weapons- don’t know what shelf life it will have but it’s Dredd 😃
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: Greg M. 24 October, 2019, 11:56:34 AM
Just noticed the 'Pete Wells Block Massive' scrawl in the background of one scene - his fame rightly endures!
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: Proudhuff 24 October, 2019, 11:58:13 AM
Just noticed the 'Pete Wells Block Massive' scrawl in the background of one scene - his fame rightly endures!

Bit unfair, I know he likes a Gregg's but he's not massive!
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: TordelBack 02 November, 2019, 07:07:41 PM
How's everyone getting on with this? Turns out I'm absolutely useless at it, but I persevere. I can never seem to accumulate enough cash/eagles to keep myself ahead in the main missions, despite endlessly grinding the daily roster. Have other cannier types managed it, or is paying in the only way forward?
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: Greg M. 02 November, 2019, 07:52:34 PM
Whereabouts are you? I've completed the Slab Doggz plot twice, on first and second difficulty levels, and am on the last mission of the cyborg plotline. I have not paid a penny, nor do I intend to.
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: TordelBack 03 November, 2019, 11:13:47 AM
Testify,  I'm a filthy freegan when it comes to mobile gaming too.  Badge of honour,  however frustrating.

Anyway,  I'm barely halfway through the Doggz mission, at Level 4. I just can't seem to get my damage high enough,  or the order of cards flexible enough,  to push past the ex baddies once they hit 100+ health. I've nothing that'll one-shot them consistently,  and end up getting creamed on the second or third run through their move order.

Whoever scripted the game did a really great job of capturing Dredd's attitude, and the fan references used as texture are a pleasure. Good to see Rico II instead of Rico I too.
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: Greg M. 03 November, 2019, 12:13:04 PM
It’s a bit of a lottery, in terms of the cards you get dealt, so I suppose it’s just a case of tackling the patrol missions with the highest card potential to maximise your chances of enhancing your existing cards and picking up some more powerful ones. Getting a bronze weapon pack with eagles usually doles out a few interesting ones. If you’re limited in terms of creds, worth building up your arrest card to eliminate lower-courage foes in one move, and if you get armour-piercing bullets, build them up too, because you’ll need them a lot later.

A game changer for me was the arrival of the Hi-Ex lawrod, which takes 4 moves but can completely turn the tide. Boosting up my Uppercut and Front Kick proved sound too. Getting the armour-repairing Tek Judge as backup was also a bonus.

It’s also well worth increasing your interrogate card, as they’re the most common cards you get in an interrogate pack – you can swiftly and cheaply make it superior to the birdie card, which helps enormously when you need 8-10 clues to begin a new crime file mission.
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: Frank 03 November, 2019, 01:08:21 PM
It’s a bit of a lottery, in terms of the cards you get dealt

You've misunderstood the mechanics of the lottery and/or poker.


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: TordelBack 03 November, 2019, 04:35:52 PM
Cheers, Greg! Where I was going wrong was not replaying thearlier missions for more stars/eagles- I thought I needed to complete the whole story before I could replay at higher difficulty level, didn't know I could keep going bsck for better loot.
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: Trooper McFad 03 November, 2019, 05:01:32 PM
Enjoying this but not spending a penny makes it a long slog to get enough credits to level up your cards. Currently trying to save enough to level up my Lawrod Mkii shotgun at 20000 credits!! which is very handy as it can stun up to 4 perps in a go (depending on their strength of course).
And now have to wait for 70000 experience points before armour & strength bumps up again.
I’m trying to save my shields to by the gold pack to see what the “epic” card will be - hope I’m not disappointed 🙄
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: sheridan 03 November, 2019, 08:01:03 PM
Finally got it installed - had to uninstall every other app on my phone to do so (including Dredd Vs Zombies, or whatever it's called - when I reinstalled it was at first level *sob*).
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: BPP 11 November, 2019, 08:36:36 AM
Fraid the art put me off, the backgrounds we’re fine and the perps..... okay ish in a Ewins homage way but the animation and the drawings of Dredd himself were just whack. I can never understand why merch and associated stuff doesn’t spend the money to use a recognised Dredd artist.

No offence to the artist but it just wasn’t for me.
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: wedgeski 11 November, 2019, 09:39:09 AM
That's what put me off as well -- plus the whole thing is fiddly on a screen the size of my S5's.
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: Greg M. 16 November, 2019, 10:20:55 AM
I do wish they'd got someone to proofread the text in this game - it's riddled with typos. When a rogue med-droid threatens you with 'ambutation', the effect is somewhat lost.
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: sheridan 16 November, 2019, 10:51:31 AM
I do wish they'd got someone to proofread the text in this game - it's riddled with typos. When a rogue med-droid threatens you with 'ambutation', the effect is somewhat lost.

What do you expect, the med-droid is rogue, so is prone to errors ;)
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: Steve Green 16 November, 2019, 11:34:04 AM
Fraid the art put me off, the backgrounds we’re fine and the perps..... okay ish in a Ewins homage way but the animation and the drawings of Dredd himself were just whack. I can never understand why merch and associated stuff doesn’t spend the money to use a recognised Dredd artist.

No offence to the artist but it just wasn’t for me.

Dredd is a trace of the 3A figure from the looks of things.

It boils down to money and whether it's viable.

3A didn't renew the licence
Unbox haven't done anything since the Death statue
Mezco haven't done another figure

I'm pretty sure Vice Press aren't doing any more posters either.

Even the recently announced Tweeterhead statues have stalled.

Dredd and 2000 AD just aren't that big a market to take big risks on.

If the TV series was well underway it might be different.
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: Greg M. 17 November, 2019, 10:44:08 AM
Finally completed the third plot line. Easily the best of the three, in terms of the variety of foes faced (once you know what's going on, you start predicting who you'll run into next - and they indeed turn up, including some continuity deep cuts, and a remarkably up-to-date one.) I gather some of the art on this is Boo Cook.
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: Steve Green 17 November, 2019, 10:59:03 AM
Boo Cook

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: Steve Green 17 November, 2019, 11:00:21 AM
 Neil Googe (Len O'Grady colours on both)

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: TordelBack 17 November, 2019, 05:30:16 PM
Must saying I've been really enjoying this (since attending to Greg's helpful hints). I think the art is rather lovely - the slightly stiff Robin Smith style Dredd seems more to do with 3D modelling of his uniform (apparently from, as Steve says, the 3A 12"), but it's offset by spot-on Dredditude and catchy growling (more than one child has been told "Plenty of cube time for you, creep" this past week).  I particularly like the Ron Smith fatties, and the gormless looking juves.

While endlessly grinding those creds I get a lot of satisfaction from clearing out 14 perps without executing a single one.
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: sheridan 19 December, 2019, 02:11:01 PM
Anybody else notice that some of the crimes are now taking place in Hershey Memorial Square (or Plaza, should have written this while it was on screen).  Bang up to date on memorialising dead Chief Judges!
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: Dark Jimbo 19 December, 2019, 02:15:26 PM
Yup, there's some lovely attention to detail overall. This game has become a godsend, as work gets ultra-quiet in the Christmas run-up!

Really starting to struggle to hold my own on the last few Upgraded missions - need the cards that'll let me upgrade Armour Piercing and Rapid Fire x4! It's got a superbly balanced difficulty curve, I have to say.
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: Trooper McFad 19 December, 2019, 03:11:59 PM
I find using Hi-Ex, Lawrod Stun and Lawrod standard shell very useful taking out the groups with a combination of Stum gas & frag grenade it sees me past most the missions without “mission failure” but could do with a few cards being upgraded a bit more.
Still enjoying it though😃👍🏻