Shepherd is an exciting new game, written exclusively for the iPad and it's big multitouch screen. It's available as a free download from the App Store!
You are the shepherd!
Your job is to bring the herd of sheep home into the pen. Your fingers are the sheepdogs – use them to master your hungry sheep and direct them to the sheep-shearing on a save path.
Don't let them wander off and try to avoid obstacles like rivers and canyons!
The first 6 levels are free. A level pack with more than 25 additional levels is available as an InApp purchase.
Thanks to sophisticated algorithms, the sheep are acting like a real herd. Sometimes this can make things quite complicated, e.g. when the goal includes separating black and white sheep before driving them into separate fencings.
Shepherd makes full use of the iPad's big multitouch screen. Each finger, touching the screen acts like a shepherd dog to the sheep. By using multiple fingers, the player can round up the sheep, separate them, drive them over bridges and so on. Shepherd supports up to 11 simultaneous touches (which is the iOS limit).
- Does Shepherd run on a 1st generation iPad?
- When I use more than 3 fingers, Shepherd dissapears. Why?
Most likely you have enabled "Multitasking Gestures" in your iPad's settings. Multitasking Gestures let you switch apps by swiping with 4 fingers. Unfortunately by enabling this feature, no app on your iPad will ever receive any touch events for more than three fingers, since iOS filters these events. There's currently also no way for a 3rd party app to temporarily disable this feature or even determine if this feature is enabled. So the only way to enjoy Shepherd with it's full range of interaction and up to 11 Fingers on screen is to manually disable the Multitasking Gestures in the iOS Settings app.
- There's no sound in Shepherd (and some other apps) on my iOS 5.x iPad. Why?
First of all, please check if Sound and Music are enabled in Shepherd's settings and the volume control of your iPad is set to a value greater than zero. Also check, that the mute switch on your iPad isn't set to "Mute".
If you still don't get any sound from Shepherd (and several other apps), you ran into a bug in iOS 5 on the iPad. This bug enables some kind of "Software Mute" for some apps. Until this bug will be fixed by Apple, fortunately there's an easy fix for this:
- Double tap the home button
- Swipe from left to right
- Tap the speaker icon to the far left
- It should show "Mute Off" below the play button
This should re-enable sound in Shepherd.
Requirements for Shepherd: iPad (1st generation) or better with iOS 4.2 or newer.