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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Perpetua. You can be there a while.
* GreenEyes: As expected from an Irish heroine, of course.


->''"I [[CasualDangerDialog like dimensional rifts as much as the next girl]], but [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome how am I going to find my way home now?]]"''

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->''"I [[CasualDangerDialog like dimensional rifts as much as the next girl]], girl, but [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome how am I going to find my way home now?]]"''now?"''


* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Classic Irish style comes to the fore once again.


Not to be confused with the paper airplane simulator {{Glider}}, which was treated with about the same level of love by Apple.

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Not to be confused with the paper airplane simulator {{Glider}}, which was treated with about the same level of love by Apple.
''VideoGame/{{Glider}}''.



* WarpWhistle: The map will take you to any previously visited island, although only to the starting launch pillar.

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* WarpWhistle: The map will take you to any previously visited island, although only to the starting launch pillar.pillar.

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->''"I like dimensional rifts as much as the next girl, but how am I going to find my way home now?"''

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->''"I [[CasualDangerDialog like dimensional rifts as much as the next girl, girl]], but [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome how am I going to find my way home now?"''now?]]"''


''Glyder'' was a series of tilt-controlled flight simulation games designed by Glu Mobile, in which Irish ActionGirl and MadScientist (and [[spoiler:[[CasualTimeTravel Casual Time Traveller]]]]) Eryn repeatedly finds herself trapped in large, dangerous and extremely vertical environments with nothing except the clothes on her back. Oh, and the huge homemade [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines mechanical wings]] she [[CrazyPrepared never leaves home without]], of course.

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''Glyder'' was a series of tilt-controlled flight simulation games designed by Glu Mobile, in which Irish ActionGirl and and MadScientist (and [[spoiler:[[CasualTimeTravel Casual Time Traveller]]]]) Eryn repeatedly finds herself trapped in large, dangerous and extremely vertical environments with nothing except the clothes on her back. Oh, and the huge homemade [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines mechanical wings]] she [[CrazyPrepared never leaves home without]], of course.



* AerithAndBob: Slightly present in the first game, but more noticeable in the second. After choosing "Arctasia", "Ascension" and "Sporelle" as location names, Eryn also picks "Oasis" and "Isle of Friends".
* ActionGirl: Eryn regularly leaps off tall structures in order to glide over chasms, lava pools and massive drops, trusting in her own skills and the wings she's made.
* AnotherDimension: The ExcusePlot for both games. The dimension rift leading to the first game is [[NoodleIncident never explained]], while Glyder 2 begins when a blast from a "dimensional harmonizer" deposits Eryn in her newest set of mountainous terrain.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Breaking a single wing (normally from flying too close to a vertical structure) shows Eryn masterfully piloting the glider along anyway, but the screen quickly fades out to reset you to a launch platform, since steering would be impossible.
* BottomlessPit: Averted. There's always something for you to crash into!
* CallBack: Rift Valley from the first game reappears inside a glass case in the second game's dimension. FridgeBrilliance in that the first game had a noticeable height limit...
* CollisionDamage: Given that your only enemy is the terrain, kind of a given. Eryn just won't listen if you try to land anywhere except a landing platform, though, leading to this. Even at minimum speed and a very low angle, gently touching the ground or ocean will result in a big crashing of wings.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Pink, blue and yellow crystals all form different sets. Completing one set generally causes some route to open, revealing otherwise inaccessible crystals of the other colours.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Zig-zagged. The easiest and most efficient way to gain altitude is to fly into thermals, marked by spinning icons; these are particularly common over the molten rocks in Magma Core. Feel free to fly low over the lava wherever there ''isn't'' a marked thermal, though: there's not a hint of updraft.
* CutsceneIncompetence: At the start of Glyder 2, scientifically-minded Eryn receives a mysterious device from an unknown person, glowing with an unnatural light. First thing our established genius heroine does? Poke it with a screwdriver.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Crash into a mountainside? Hit the ocean at terminal velocity? ''Dive into a pool of molten rock?'' Eryn shrugs it off and returns at the nearest launch pillar. She's a trooper like that.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Perpetua. You can be there a while.
* GreenEyes: As expected from an Irish heroine, of course.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Eryn ''is'' storing all those crystals somewhere, right?
* JetPack: Certain sets of wings available near the end of the games allow you to boost, either constantly or after storing charges. This is rather handy when going for 100PercentCompletion, since you can reach high altitudes away from thermals far more easily than by dolphining.
* LethalLavaLand: In both games. Plenty of thermals abound.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Cleverly averted during play. Every single island on the map can be flown to from the first without a loading screen; realistically, though, the islands are separated by fairly wide bodies of water. As you fly over the low-polygon ocean, the island ahead is loaded up as the one you leave loses resolution.

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* AerithAndBob: *AerithAndBob: Slightly present in the first game, but more noticeable in the second. After choosing "Arctasia", "Ascension" and "Sporelle" as location names, Eryn also picks "Oasis" and "Isle of Friends".
* ActionGirl: *ActionGirl: Eryn regularly leaps off tall structures in order to glide over chasms, lava pools and massive drops, trusting in her own skills and the wings she's made.
* AnotherDimension: *AnotherDimension: The ExcusePlot for both games. The dimension rift leading to the first game is [[NoodleIncident never explained]], while Glyder 2 begins when a blast from a "dimensional harmonizer" deposits Eryn in her newest set of mountainous terrain.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: *AntiFrustrationFeatures: Breaking a single wing (normally from flying too close to a vertical structure) shows Eryn masterfully piloting the glider along anyway, but the screen quickly fades out to reset you to a launch platform, since steering would be impossible.
* BottomlessPit: *BottomlessPit: Averted. There's always something for you to crash into!
* CallBack: *CallBack: Rift Valley from the first game reappears inside a glass case in the second game's dimension. FridgeBrilliance in that the first game had a noticeable height limit...
* CollisionDamage: *CollisionDamage: Given that your only enemy is the terrain, kind of a given. Eryn just won't listen if you try to land anywhere except a landing platform, though, leading to this. Even at minimum speed and a very low angle, gently touching the ground or ocean will result in a big crashing of wings.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: *ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Pink, blue and yellow crystals all form different sets. Completing one set generally causes some route to open, revealing otherwise inaccessible crystals of the other colours.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: *ConvectionSchmonvection: Zig-zagged. The easiest and most efficient way to gain altitude is to fly into thermals, marked by spinning icons; these are particularly common over the molten rocks in Magma Core. Feel free to fly low over the lava wherever there ''isn't'' a marked thermal, though: there's not a hint of updraft.
* CutsceneIncompetence: *CutsceneIncompetence: At the start of Glyder 2, scientifically-minded Eryn receives a mysterious device from an unknown person, glowing with an unnatural light. First thing our established genius heroine does? Poke it with a screwdriver.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: *DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Crash into a mountainside? Hit the ocean at terminal velocity? ''Dive into a pool of molten rock?'' Eryn shrugs it off and returns at the nearest launch pillar. She's a trooper like that.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: *ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Perpetua. You can be there a while.
* GreenEyes: *GreenEyes: As expected from an Irish heroine, of course.
* {{Hammerspace}}: *{{Hammerspace}}: Eryn ''is'' storing all those crystals somewhere, right?
* JetPack: *JetPack: Certain sets of wings available near the end of the games allow you to boost, either constantly or after storing charges. This is rather handy when going for 100PercentCompletion, since you can reach high altitudes away from thermals far more easily than by dolphining.
* LethalLavaLand: *LethalLavaLand: In both games. Plenty of thermals abound.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: *LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Cleverly averted during play. Every single island on the map can be flown to from the first without a loading screen; realistically, though, the islands are separated by fairly wide bodies of water. As you fly over the low-polygon ocean, the island ahead is loaded up as the one you leave loses resolution.



* {{Magitek}}: Heavily implied. At the start of the second game, Eryn is working on an "ethereal heliosolanium capacitor".
* NitroBoost: Boost crystals instantly set your velocity to just shy of the maximum. Very handy for emergency altitude gains. Very dangerous indoors.
* PointAndClickMap: An optional method for getting back to previous islands. It's never necessary to use it, though.
* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Classic Irish style comes to the fore once again.
* PureEnergy: One or more unlockable set of wings in each game.
* SceneryPorn: Oh, all over the place. The launch platforms often give rather nice vistas.
* SequenceBreaking: The "dolphining" move, in which you dive to gain speed then pull back into an ascent, gives you a tiny bit of extra altitude (against all known laws of Physics). This [[http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PG.Biz/Glyder/feature.asp?c=15184 was deliberately added]] by the developers, but with enough time and effort, this allows you to reach (and permanently unlock) some of the really high areas that you're supposed to start fans to reach. In certain cases, this lets you ignore an entire colour of collectible crystals.
* {{Steampunk}}: Eryn's homemade wings are classic steampunk [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines flying machines]].
* {{Stripperific}}: For an all-ages game, some of Eryn's alternate outfits in the second game can get a little... skimpy. And, uh, tight.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Understandable, given the large areas of newly-sodden cloth attached to Eryn.
* TimedMission: Sort of. The "trips" in both games challenge you to complete a route (in the first game, simply A to B) within a modest time limit. They're all optional, though, and mainly exist to show off some of the beautiful caverns and shortcuts that you might not otherwise have flown through.
* WarpWhistle: The map will take you to any previously visited island, although only to the starting launch pillar.

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* {{Magitek}}: *{{Magitek}}: Heavily implied. At the start of the second game, Eryn is working on an "ethereal heliosolanium capacitor".
* NitroBoost: *NitroBoost: Boost crystals instantly set your velocity to just shy of the maximum. Very handy for emergency altitude gains. Very dangerous indoors.
* PointAndClickMap: *PointAndClickMap: An optional method for getting back to previous islands. It's never necessary to use it, though.
* [[RedHeadedHero *[[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Classic Irish style comes to the fore once again.
* PureEnergy: *PureEnergy: One or more unlockable set of wings in each game.
* SceneryPorn: *SceneryPorn: Oh, all over the place. The launch platforms often give rather nice vistas.
* SequenceBreaking: *SequenceBreaking: The "dolphining" move, in which you dive to gain speed then pull back into an ascent, gives you a tiny bit of extra altitude (against all known laws of Physics). This [[http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PG.Biz/Glyder/feature.asp?c=15184 was deliberately added]] by the developers, but with enough time and effort, this allows you to reach (and permanently unlock) some of the really high areas that you're supposed to start fans to reach. In certain cases, this lets you ignore an entire colour of collectible crystals.
* {{Steampunk}}: *{{Steampunk}}: Eryn's homemade wings are classic steampunk [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines flying machines]].
* {{Stripperific}}: *{{Stripperific}}: For an all-ages game, some of Eryn's alternate outfits in the second game can get a little... skimpy. And, uh, tight.
* SuperDrowningSkills: *SuperDrowningSkills: Understandable, given the large areas of newly-sodden cloth attached to Eryn.
* TimedMission: *TimedMission: Sort of. The "trips" in both games challenge you to complete a route (in the first game, simply A to B) within a modest time limit. They're all optional, though, and mainly exist to show off some of the beautiful caverns and shortcuts that you might not otherwise have flown through.
* WarpWhistle: *WarpWhistle: The map will take you to any previously visited island, although only to the starting launch pillar.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Possibly the most serene gaming experience on iOS]]

->''"I like dimensional rifts as much as the next girl, but how am I going to find my way home now?"''
-->-- '''Eryn''', ''Glyder'' title screen

''Glyder'' was a series of tilt-controlled flight simulation games designed by Glu Mobile, in which Irish ActionGirl and MadScientist (and [[spoiler:[[CasualTimeTravel Casual Time Traveller]]]]) Eryn repeatedly finds herself trapped in large, dangerous and extremely vertical environments with nothing except the clothes on her back. Oh, and the huge homemade [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines mechanical wings]] she [[CrazyPrepared never leaves home without]], of course.

A rarity in iOS design, Glyder games are very peaceful and serene, with surprisingly beautiful vistas for a 3D mobile game. There are no time or [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist death penalties]], and the soundtrack is restful throughout. The pleasantly retro UI with dials for altitude and velocity fit nicely with the {{Steampunk}} style of the wings. All in all, it's a pretty delightful game.

Unfortunately, Glu Mobile had some difficulties adapting it to iOS4 in 2010. In a moment of brilliance, they decided the best thing to do would be to [[{{Abandonware}} delete both titles from the App Store completely]]. [[http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?threadid=59196 The fanbase was less than happy]].

Not to be confused with the paper airplane simulator {{Glider}}, which was treated with about the same level of love by Apple.

An interview with the creators on the launch of the first game is [[http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PG.Biz/Glyder/feature.asp?c=15184 available on Pocket Gamer]].

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!!!This game provides examples of:

*AerithAndBob: Slightly present in the first game, but more noticeable in the second. After choosing "Arctasia", "Ascension" and "Sporelle" as location names, Eryn also picks "Oasis" and "Isle of Friends".
*ActionGirl: Eryn regularly leaps off tall structures in order to glide over chasms, lava pools and massive drops, trusting in her own skills and the wings she's made.
*AnotherDimension: The ExcusePlot for both games. The dimension rift leading to the first game is [[NoodleIncident never explained]], while Glyder 2 begins when a blast from a "dimensional harmonizer" deposits Eryn in her newest set of mountainous terrain.
*AntiFrustrationFeatures: Breaking a single wing (normally from flying too close to a vertical structure) shows Eryn masterfully piloting the glider along anyway, but the screen quickly fades out to reset you to a launch platform, since steering would be impossible.
*BottomlessPit: Averted. There's always something for you to crash into!
*CallBack: Rift Valley from the first game reappears inside a glass case in the second game's dimension. FridgeBrilliance in that the first game had a noticeable height limit...
*CollisionDamage: Given that your only enemy is the terrain, kind of a given. Eryn just won't listen if you try to land anywhere except a landing platform, though, leading to this. Even at minimum speed and a very low angle, gently touching the ground or ocean will result in a big crashing of wings.
*ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Pink, blue and yellow crystals all form different sets. Completing one set generally causes some route to open, revealing otherwise inaccessible crystals of the other colours.
*ConvectionSchmonvection: Zig-zagged. The easiest and most efficient way to gain altitude is to fly into thermals, marked by spinning icons; these are particularly common over the molten rocks in Magma Core. Feel free to fly low over the lava wherever there ''isn't'' a marked thermal, though: there's not a hint of updraft.
*CutsceneIncompetence: At the start of Glyder 2, scientifically-minded Eryn receives a mysterious device from an unknown person, glowing with an unnatural light. First thing our established genius heroine does? Poke it with a screwdriver.
*DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Crash into a mountainside? Hit the ocean at terminal velocity? ''Dive into a pool of molten rock?'' Eryn shrugs it off and returns at the nearest launch pillar. She's a trooper like that.
*ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Perpetua. You can be there a while.
*GreenEyes: As expected from an Irish heroine, of course.
*{{Hammerspace}}: Eryn ''is'' storing all those crystals somewhere, right?
*JetPack: Certain sets of wings available near the end of the games allow you to boost, either constantly or after storing charges. This is rather handy when going for 100PercentCompletion, since you can reach high altitudes away from thermals far more easily than by dolphining.
*LethalLavaLand: In both games. Plenty of thermals abound.
*LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Cleverly averted during play. Every single island on the map can be flown to from the first without a loading screen; realistically, though, the islands are separated by fairly wide bodies of water. As you fly over the low-polygon ocean, the island ahead is loaded up as the one you leave loses resolution.
** Played horribly, horribly straight when starting the second game, however. It's a single loading bar, but can take almost two minutes to complete. ''On a mobile game.'' Ouch.
*{{Magitek}}: Heavily implied. At the start of the second game, Eryn is working on an "ethereal heliosolanium capacitor".
*NitroBoost: Boost crystals instantly set your velocity to just shy of the maximum. Very handy for emergency altitude gains. Very dangerous indoors.
*PointAndClickMap: An optional method for getting back to previous islands. It's never necessary to use it, though.
*[[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Classic Irish style comes to the fore once again.
*PureEnergy: One or more unlockable set of wings in each game.
*SceneryPorn: Oh, all over the place. The launch platforms often give rather nice vistas.
*SequenceBreaking: The "dolphining" move, in which you dive to gain speed then pull back into an ascent, gives you a tiny bit of extra altitude (against all known laws of Physics). This [[http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PG.Biz/Glyder/feature.asp?c=15184 was deliberately added]] by the developers, but with enough time and effort, this allows you to reach (and permanently unlock) some of the really high areas that you're supposed to start fans to reach. In certain cases, this lets you ignore an entire colour of collectible crystals.
*{{Steampunk}}: Eryn's homemade wings are classic steampunk [[ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines flying machines]].
*{{Stripperific}}: For an all-ages game, some of Eryn's alternate outfits in the second game can get a little... skimpy. And, uh, tight.
*SuperDrowningSkills: Understandable, given the large areas of newly-sodden cloth attached to Eryn.
*TimedMission: Sort of. The "trips" in both games challenge you to complete a route (in the first game, simply A to B) within a modest time limit. They're all optional, though, and mainly exist to show off some of the beautiful caverns and shortcuts that you might not otherwise have flown through.
*WarpWhistle: The map will take you to any previously visited island, although only to the starting launch pillar.

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