UFO on Tape

Category(s): Games
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Developer: Revolutionary Concepts
iTunes Rating: 3.5
Release Date: 09-30-10
Platform: iPhone/iPod touch
Price: $0.99
Short Description: You must "video" a UFO hovering in the sky as your girlfriend drives you down the road, the world *must* know the truth!
Our Score
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User Score:
3 votes

UFO on Tape

UFO on Tape is a totally unique game and has the potential to be a truly viral game! The concept revolving (pun intended) around the game is that you must follow with your iPhone a UFO in the sky. The game starts up with you looking out the window of a moving car, your score is calculated by how long you can keep the UFO within the frame on you iPhone. You control the game by using the Gyroscope or the Accelerometer. So, yes, people will wonder why the heck you are waving your iPhone around yourself wildly…

I’ve always been impressed by intros to games. While this is a unique concept all together, I absolutely loved the simplistic & realistic camera-riding-in-the-backseat menu. The menu is simple – play the game, change setting or view scores (integrates with Game Center!)

The game itself is fairly simple – don’t lose track of the UFO.

In the bottom right, you the time you have kept track of the UFO, in the top-left, if you lose track of the UFO, the battery will begin to die – it seems that if you lose sight of the UFO for more than 3 seconds, then it’s game over. Another tidbit that might help you with your sightings, if you lose the UFO, a voice (according to the developers, your girlfriend) will attempt to help you find it again. The voice will also talk to you throughout the playtime.

On the main menu, as stated before, you have the ability whether you want to choose from several options: music on/off, control types, etc.

Lastly (and for some, most importantly) there is Game Center integration to  compare score against your friends.

Overall this is a pretty cool game and for $0.99 it’s definitely something to experience! the only reason I left off a star is, I’d like the ability to change scenery or the ability to follow the UFO to the back window or to the other side of the car – or better yet, how about a full 360 degree view (then people will think you really crazy as they watch you spin in circles, then git horrible upset as you lose the UFO sighting)

4/5 stars

UFO on Tape, 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
Posted by Matt Sawyers | 09 Oct 2010 | Game Center,Games,Reviews


  1. Peterriffic
    01 Feb 2011, 8:36 pm

    That’s pretty cool. Do you know how many scenery is included in the game?

    • Matt Sawyers
      09 Dec 2011, 12:30 am

      Just the one

  2. Appman
    01 Jan 2012, 1:21 pm

    This game sounds insane! Keeping track of a UFO sounds like a pretty hard thing to do (just ask any ufologist), especially in a car. If I was playing that game, I would get incredibly car sick, especially if I had to look around to the other windows to keep track. But altogether it sounds like a neat concept for an app game; not too many games like that!

  3. David Drews
    26 Jan 2012, 1:35 am

    This is funny. Cant wait to test it out. It will definitely go viral. People are always looking for fun stuff to do with the Iphone.

  4. peter
    26 Jan 2012, 4:36 am

    The complexity factor of the app is very high but it is a funny application

  5. Daniel Jones
    29 Jun 2012, 4:10 am

    That a nice game. I never gets bored while playing.

  6. halosystchno
    28 May 2013, 4:12 am

    Actually i have do not understand about the game can you please explain it?

  7. Md.Masudul Hasan
    03 Jun 2013, 2:41 am

    Its a nice game.I love it.