Coming Soon: The Keyblade iPhone App

 

Bryan Tremblay and his team at TangoDown Studios are developing an iPhone application that will have the most comprehensive database of keyblades to date. You’ll find the designs of all keyblades, their power profile, procurement information, and biographies in categorized listings all at your fingertips. Now why would you want to search through the list of keyblades? Maybe you’ve never seen the ones from the Final Mixes or you’re looking for a quick way to decide which keyblade you’d like to wield for the next big convention. Perhaps you’re trying to figure out a plot point that has to do with the Star Seeker–or you could be looking up your friends’ customized designs.

Yes, you can create and submit your own, customized keyblade design for inclusion into the database and let it forever be incorporated in the realm of creative freedom! Bryan gives us the rundown of the project.

Who are TangoDown Studios?

We’re a software development company with serious Kingdom Hearts fans who have serious programming skills.

There's been a huge amount of keyblades designed for the Kingdom Hearts series. This app would make it easier to locate the specific keyblade you have in mind!

What use would I have for the app?

Fully comprehensive information about each keyblade will be included (stats, bio, artwork) so you may freely use the designs as a reference for personal artwork and construction, for background research for your next fanfiction, as a general resource tool or just for fun. It’s a quick, easy app that puts information at your fingertips.

How much will it cost?

Absolutely nothing at all! The app will be free-made for fans by fans.

Will I need a network connection on my iPhone to use it?

Only to download the app itself. When you want to access the database after that, it is readily available via your iPhone without connecting to the internet. It’s nice to not have to be tethered to a reliable network to get the info you need.

Will Android phones be compatible?

At this point, the software will only make it to the iPhone market on release date. In the future, though, we’d like to include Android users. We know that Android users are no less KH-dedicated than their iPhone brethrens!

The Kingdom Hearts team have got extremely creative with the keyblades over the years. This’ll be your chance to add your own additions! What exactly would a keyblade from Tifa look like? How would you expect the keyblade from Notre Dame to be designed? Create for yourself!

Will I be able to search through the database?

That is a great idea! The best databases are the ones that are well-organized so we will attempt to build a straightforwardly intuitive interface that allows user submissions to have their limelight as well. You can certainly give us ideas on how best to structure the application because, ultimately, you’re the user!

When will the app be released?

We want to make the full version accessible in the first release, so we rely on you guys to submit your personalized creations! The sooner you submit them, the sooner we can complete the database. We expect to have finished the bulk of the programming within 2 months’ time.

How many keyblades will there be in total?

We currently have a master list of 90 keyblades! We expect the database to expand to include user-submitted creations.

How can I submit my customized keyblade design?

You can send an email to keyblades@tangodownstudios.com or visit the thread in our forums and make a posting!

Here’s a template that we recommend for submissions:

Subject: Keyblade Submission

Post: The keyblade biography and special attributes, its history, strength, magic, etc.

Your name: What would you like to be known as? It can be your real name or an alias.

Attach: Pictures of your artwork. Hand-drawn, computer-rendered, etc. Please submit your finalized, quality product, or a link to it. There’s no file-size requirement-–if you can send it via email, then we will accept it!

Are you excited by the keyblade i-phone app? Will you be using the iPhone app? What kinds of Keyblades would you create? Sound off in the comments–but remember to send in your ideas to TangoDown Studios! Your contributions can help!

41 Responses to “Coming Soon: The Keyblade iPhone App”

  1. Donutdude_8 Says:

    Awesome.

  2. Black Otsel Says:

    Sounds really cool but if the fan blades are cool enough could they be used a game?

  3. Lijey Rox Says:

    Will it also be showing the 358/2 days keyblades?

  4. TangoDownStudios Says:

    Yes, the app will have 358/2 days keyblades too! All of them in fact!

  5. TangoDownStudios Says:

    Well, we would love to add some interaction to the application and perhaps you have some ideas that would greatly improve its quality! Please let us know what you may be thinking : )

  6. Kyle Miller Says:

    I have an Sprint Evo 4G with Android :( But I love that something like this is in the works and may eventually make it to Android :)

  7. Ryan Says:

    I still am not clear on why I would want this app. The database seems handy but not something that has any practical application (no pun intended).

  8. Kamen Fattorusso Says:

    Seeing as it’s free, I don’t think it would be a big deal. Even if you have no use for it, it might be fun to have simply as a Kingdom Hearts fan.

  9. Filipe Augusto Peyroton Says:

    Eu quero suahuhsauhashusauh

  10. TangoDownStudios Says:

    This app is for KH fans, not really useful for anything other than the cool factor (Which is good enough!) But people can showcase their ideas on it so submit away!

  11. Josh Isaac Says:

    These apps are all well and good. But what WE the fans want (and I KNOW I speak for all of you) is just a tiny shred of news, a release date a trailer an interview SOMETHING to end this long never ending news drought!!!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    looks pointless

    why would i need a keyblade database with me at all times?

  13. Jack Mowat Says:

    Maybe we could submit ideas of the keyblades used in the Keyblade War and the wielders who used them. Actually there is a lot of territory to cover in the Keyblade War.
    According to the Xehanort reports it started small at first but spreaded across the land. Some fought for justice, some for destruction, some for Kingdom Hearts and others for power.
    So what was life like before that? What kind of masters, pupils and teams of keyblade wielders existed and what service did they bring? Were there political debates? Were there duals? These are the questions I’d love to hear answered.
    If we could design our own keyblades, then why not we also design the weilder that used it if we so wish? Maybe I’m saying this at the wrong place but that would be awesome.

  14. Fan Says:

    hey this is fan from the last pointless news article… so i see people are now trying to force kingdom hearts news…yikes!

  15. Trey243 Says:

    thank you! 

  16. Fan Says:

    nice use of the same name haha 

  17. Josh Isaac Says:

     Whoa whoa whoa back up we are NOT trying to FORCE news I was just saying that maybe Square Enix or Disney or something could give us some screenshots or something. I mean we KNOW they have something and we have been waiting months and we have not even receaved a new woeld a screenshot or even an interview!!! We are not trying to FORCE information we are just asking for what we need to know to actually be aware of what’s going on.

  18. Tom micwaffles Says:

    Finnaly, a app that is epic. 

  19. Alex N 767 Says:

    HECK YES! THIS IS AWESOME!

  20. Ninkoro Says:

    Its something kingdom hearts and its free. FREE.

  21. Sakuchan Says:

    Once the app is downloaded, it would undeniably be the easiest and quickest way to find info about keyblades-regardless of whether you need it with you or not.

  22. Sakuchan Says:

    You and me both.
    Maybe E3? ….I somehow highly doubt it. The next TGS, then. haha.

  23. Ninkoro Says:

     Oh, I have one question, will the kingdom hearts original keyblades have 3d models that can be rotated and zoomed? That way it will be easyier to pick out small details for cosplaying.

  24. shoujax Says:

    -Being able to mess with the color scheme of already canon keyblades, like Sora’s Kingdom Key and Mickey’s Kingdom Key D. Just something simple users may like to toy with.

    -A sort of “Studio” where you could piece together your own keyblade from a storage of cropped shapes/themes/etc. This way, people without the artistic skills/time to draw a keyblade could still create and submit their own designs.

  25. Morloki Says:

    Naww… I was hoping that it would be an app that can lock/unlock any keyhole or heart in excistence…. =(

  26. canvas art Says:

    This is great news, thanks alot for letting us know about this. I’ll have to download this!!

  27. canvas art Says:

    What a great idea can’t wait to get this.

  28. Gantrovon Says:

    Will it include wepons from the game that are not Keyblades?

  29. Joshecdiaz Says:

    Okay,But have you guys already decided on a launch date?

  30. Anonymous Says:

    From what I understand, not yet, because submissions are still rolling in. The launch date depends on how much time it takes to enter the submissions into the database. For more information, please email Brandon.

  31. people search Says:

    Where’s the “new” part?

  32. guest Says:

    i cant find it on itunes

  33. Anonymous Says:

    After having spoken with Bryan Tremblay (creator), I’ve found that the project has been delayed, unfortunately. Thus, you won’t be able to find it yet.

  34. Dan Zhukovin Says:

    lol they don’t make the game 

  35. Dan Zhukovin Says:

    screenshots from the makers of the app is a great idea though

  36. Dan Zhukovin Says:

    you also just lost hahaha

  37. JustanobodyXD Says:

    Well maybe you could make it so
    You click a certain place the app
    takes you to a screen with the keyblade and when you swing the iPod/iPhone it makes the sound for that keyblade

  38. Joezsloppy Says:

    Y not th game like chain of memories for iPhone

  39. Klarisoq Says:

    GONNA LOVE IT!!!

  40. Briannaarango Says:

    i have only been on this planet for 12 years and today is the bestest day of my life! KINGDOM HEARTS ROCKS! I CANT WAIT FOR THE APP TO COME OUT! :D DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  41. Lindsay Mossbrucker Says:

    I think that as a feature to this app, you guys could have a person create their own keyblade, and play around with it instead of keyblades from the game. Like that one app, the one with the light saber from Star wars? You can create your own light saber and use it as well.

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