Posts Tagged ‘android’
Hey guys, I’ve been taking part in the Ludum Dare competitions since April last year, and it would be an honour to take part for another year!
This time, I’ll be switching up my tools. Last year I primarily used Game Maker 8 on Windows, however I’ve recently turned to free solutions instead:
- IDE: Sublime Text 3
- Framework: HaxeFlixel (Haxe/OpenFL/Flixel). Definitely check it out if you haven’t already. It’s absolutely fantastic! (apparently they’ll be supporting consoles soon, that’s awesome!)
- Art/Asset creation: GIMP
- elementary OS. It’s a free Linux operating system based on Ubuntu. It looks amazing, and it’s lightning fast. Not sure about livestreaming with it though. We’ll see, I’ll do some tests soon.
- As for music, I’ll switch over to Windows 7 half way through to use FL Studio.
The game I make will be uploaded to Itch.io, GameJolt, IndieDB, and the Google Play Store (see point below)
Expect the game I make to be released on all desktop operating systems (either Flash or native compilations), and Android Phones and Tablets. I will likely design the game with phones in mind.
Good luck everybody!
After MiniLD # 49 I declare that The Spike has been released for android in Google Play.
Tired of the heroes overcome the Dark Lord ? Are you sick of always losing to them?
Well, that is going to end because the time to stand up to the heroes and curb their way through the castle of the Dark Lord has come .
But you are neither the hero nor the Dark Lord , not a powerful guardian , you’re not even a Minion . You are …A Spike !
No one spike any… THE SPIKE ! Yes , you are the typical spike is in any castle of a platform game either , faithfully guarding the abode of the Dark Lord of the arrival of the heroes.
Your task as spike is to protect the passage of the heroes to the throne of the Dark Lord and keep the good guys win .
In “The Spike” to the typical spike control of a castle of a platform game , your duty is to prevent the passage of heroes , rising from different places and with variable speed. Do not let the hero win !
Welcome to The Spike, a highly addictive casual game for free and without in-app purchases .
Touch anywhere on the screen to make the pick attack hero is happening underneath it . You have to wait a while to charge your attack. Beware the Dark Lord’s life reaches zeroIf the heroes have won and you lost!
Extreme Fishing is now released for Android on Google Play! This is my first game since I decided to go full indie in January. Extreme Fishing was originally created for Mini Ludum Dare #24 by me and João Zanini. This new version for Android has new content, better gameplay, improved controls for mobile and Google Play integration. Challenge your friends on the leaderboards and conquer the achievements! It’s also free, so download it right now for your Android smartphones!
Hi there, Ludumdarians!
We have some news. We are working on fleshing out faif (our Ludum Dare #28 jam entry) and we decided to make a pre-release for your Android Devices!
You got the game before anyone else with an exclusive 50% discount. WHAAAAT?
What is Faif?
Faif is a puzzle/rpg game with a unique battle system based on gambling.
Try to defeat as many opponents as you can and unravel the secret story behind the game.
Look how gorgeous it is:
So download the game!
But hey! Listen!
if you don’t have an Android phone/tablet nor .99 cents to spend, you can still play the web version HERE!
Cheers and have fun!
* Note: Faif is still in development, we will be improving and uploading new versions of the game almost every week until final release for you to test it and help us flesh it out. You can use the “Tell Us” button in the game to send us your suggestions or comment right here! Thanks for all the support and hell yeah, just faif!
Construct 2 Release r155 brings a new android export module for Intel XDK Crosswalk. I did a quick control scheme hack on RocketFist and the results are amazing!
Running at a staggering 60 fps with huge amounts of particles on screen on a Galaxy s3.
So the gameplay is horrible like this, but it runs. And fast!
This opens a lot of creative possibilities. I’m so excited about this!
It hit my milestone for the entire jam, which was to get the core mechanics of my game working. I’d say at this point what I wanted from the game is 100% done. I’m taking a well deserved break before getting back at it later tonight.
What is the game you might ask?
Tumbling towers is a game where you only have one direction to build, up. You also can only choose one material to build with: Wood, Ice, or Stone.
Each material has their own attributes (weight, friction, and more). The goal is to build the tallest tower you can!
Right now you can find links to play the web version of the game on the game’s page on the site here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=22629.
(Also, an improperly scaled Android version is posted as I work on making it look nice.)
What’s left? Well, I want to make the UI more usable. MUCH more usable. Also, a friend of mine should be helping me out tonight when it comes to art, so it might become a Ludum Jam entry instead.
Oh. When I’m back at it, my stream will be live on Twitch.TV too. Feel free to check it out (hit follow now so you get notified when I go live again), head to Twitch.TV/AngryFacing. Until I’m live again, check out this recorded YouTube video of me talking about the game’s progress.
Finally, development updates of this and my 1GAM project will be on my Twitter at @AngryFacing. Feel free to follow!
Well, I managed to miss the October Challenge completely, but I kept working away on the further development to my MiniLD #37 (yeah, way back) entry “Stargazing” into November. The theme of the original MiniLD was “Not game”, and indeed Stargazing is a bit of a curiosity. You connect stars to make constellations while progressing through a story covering brief moments in the life of a couple. Pocket Gamer kindly wrote a little thing about it! Which was nice.
The game went live on the App Store and Google Play last Thursday. Naturally I must share this news with the community that is the reason the game ever came to be! Let me scatter some links below a screenshot for those who are curious
More info at the game’s page on my site: http://paulsburgess.co.uk/stargazing/
I finally did it! I released a game!
Going back a little. Last year, I wanted to participate in October Challenge. I had just discovered the goodness of Unity3D and was eager to make a nice little game and market it to the mobile platforms. But, as I started working, classes also started and the game went from and idea to a paper and got left in a drawer.
Some time later ( August this year ), I started to make a whack-a-mole game for my nephews, which they liked ( obviously, because they’re kids, and they love to mess with gadgets ). The whack-a-mole game turned out to change its gameplay to a memory game, a tile based memory game. I was working on it, and made a development plan on Trello, so I could really follow it, with deadlines and everything ( which is important to keep the pace going ). So between university, work, and part-time indie development, a month later I had a playable demo and a deadline in mid-september.
After subcontracting friends and unknown guys online, to make me game art and compose music, I had something kinda nice! But i still had to push the release a few weeks, because I couldn’t work all the time I wanted per day.. There were days that I would work 16h or more. After all that, in my daily blog surfing, I came to LD and saw that the October Challenge was up, once more! Good news! I was already in the finishing line, so no excuses this time! Last few weeks, were polishing, fixing bugs, polishing, fixing bugs, play testing, gathering feedback.
Finally I was able to submit the game to Google Play 3 days ago! Yay! And I got 2, $0.99 sales! So technically, I’m good for October Challenge, I’ve made my first dollar. Although I invested more money to be a Android/WP/Apple developer. But now I’m promoting the game so hopefully I’ll get my first positive balance in some weeks. I will also be releasing the game for iOS and Windows Phone in the next 3 weeks.
Here’s a trailer of the game.
Hope you liked it. I hope you also got to make a game and your first dollar.
Here’s a link to Google Play
Please share it with whoever you know, the more the merrier, its hard to get noticed on Google play. Help a indie out
Well, my October Challenge is now complete.
I made a prototype, as part of an impromptu three hour Bret Hudson Midweek Jam. And then I thought “this would work really well with a touchscreen”, and spent the rest of the month porting it to Android and then expanding and polishing.
And so, it’s now available for £0.69 (or equivalent in your preferred currency), on the Google Play android app store:
After a few hours on the market, I’ve made $1.55 net income. If the October Challenge is about making $1 income, then I think we can call this a resounding success. If it’s about $1 *profit*, then I’ve still got quite a way to go before making back my $25 Google developer registration fee – but I think I can safely ignore that minor mathematical quibble and just claim this as a win.
The game itself: you have a slowly spinning hexagon, and a constant stream of falling blocks. Poke groups of three or more of the same colour, to make them vanish and get points. Don’t let your hexagon fill up. Give it a look, let me know what you think.
Hey guys, I just wanted to mention my game which I have been working on for the October Challenge 2013. Two weeks ago I was working on a puzzle combat game for android, Tank Tank: The Tankening. The project was going well but it was taking allot of time to develop the large number of levels I needed. So in order to get a product out for the holiday season I decided to switch my focus to a new, smaller game.
Emergency Landing Disaster is my take on mobile flight simulation. Allot of the current flight games on Google Play feature little to no flight realism, and instead use clumsy physics and movement systems. After coming across a new Unity plugin called UnityFS, I was shocked to realize how easily it would be to bring realistic flight to mobile, and how much fun I would have doing it.
My plan is to create 10 crash scenarios and develop a fun and intriguing game for flight enthusiasts and action 3D gamers. It will be a free title, so my monetization method is Admob smartbanner ads which I never show during game-play. I also hope to add Unity Cloud with interstitial ads for the load-screen; whenever the service matures from private beta.
It’s been a little over a year now since i’ve been making video games. Though, in one way or another, I’ve been makin em far back as I remember.(I can still remember some of the rule sets I had for my legos, and chess modifications. )
Last October, I read about the october challenge, and though not ready for it yet, I pored through all of the resources available to me sayin, one day, one day. that day came several months later, after I decided to work on a game for a month straight, and to put it
on a market shortly after. the result was a touch based android game where you kept your finger on the screen, dodging blades and collecting coins. I had a good 10 levels, and spent some time polishing it the best my beginner gimp skills allowed. I began by submitting it to the google play store, thinking i’d put it up for free, then if people liked it I could simply raise the price higher, I later learned that wasn’t the case, and learned a lesson there. “You cannot raise the price of a item on the google play store, only lower it.” But I didn’t stop there, I submitted to all the market places I could find, “amazon, opera,slide.me, and several others.” most of the markets, I learned, don’t give you the greatest exposure. It was then i read something about samsung’s 100% indie program and began the process of submitting with them.
I began my communication with 100% indie’s customer support, and they were very responsive and helpful with getting my game published. However, I was used to submitting my game and having it show up instantly in the market place, The submission process took a week,I got my app back rejected, with a report telling me that it wouldnt be supported by a list of tablets, I almost quit, but I didn’t. I loaded up the website to resubmit, and only submitted it for the devices it would support. I waited another week, I got my app back, rejected. this time the message was that the game was broken due to the fact that when a finger was removed from the screen the level quit. I almost quit, and shelved the game. But I didn’t. Due to this being a gameplay mechanic explained in the opening screen, I sent them an email explaining the confusion, and yanno what? A coupla days later, my app was approved, and copies were (by my standards) “Flying off the shelf.”
I felt a feeling of success nothing in life had made me feel, though I didn’t quit my job quite yet,(that would come later.)
I felt like this could be something I wanted to do full time, though over the course of several months, sales plummeted
leaving my grand total around $40 …$40!!! I had set out to make one dollar, and I smashed the goal. But all too quickly,
It wasn’t enough.
The months rolled on, and eventually tensions mounted at my employer, I found myself quickly unemployed. No problem I thought to myself I can fund my family making games, (Can I?). several little jam games later(1 took 3rd place and won me 25$!), october rolled around, and I thought to myself, ok. Time to do something serious and commercial. Working with a little prototype I developed, I started putting together “Super Pixel Ball” A cross between Marble Madness, and 2d platformers, with slippery marble controls, you make your way thru levels while avoiding obstacles. I’ve got ten levels done so far, and as with my previous release I’m releasing it free/pay as you want. the plan is to keep it that way thru development, then when it’s finished I suppose I’ll survey the players to get a good price point. The first day I announced it I got a couple preorders, So I can say my october challenge this year has been completed, but that would be lazy, So I made 40$ on my first october challenge, I hope 100$ isn’t too high
of a bar to set, only time will tell!
I’m amazed how much I’ve learned in such a short time, and will continue to keep pressing on with my delusions of grandeur of being a full time self sufficient independent games developer. I’d like to share with you just a couple of imb portant things I’ve learned in the last year on being profitable.
1: Don’t Give up! : No matter how many times i’ve felt like it in the last year this insatiable addiction to keep churning out games is unstoppable,It only stands to reason that if at any one of those times I had quit making games, then i would not be 70$ richer as I am today.
2:Ask for money. You will never make any money as a game developer if you don’t sell your games right? There are a great number of markets out there, go out there and submit!
3:Talk to people. There are SO many opportunities you can find by just gettin out of your head and talking to other like minded gamedev folks, also good friends are worth > $$!
I’ve been trying to make games commercially for goin on 5 months now, and more than anything in the world, I’d like a
paying job as a game developer, sometimes I ask myself, “Do I have a snowballs chance in hell?” . Well as most people tell me,
I probably don’t, but i’ll be damned if I ever stop tryin.
Thats bout all I got for now, please post any other tips for becoming a lucrative game developer in the comments
Dont get Cut! Free on Google Play:
Don’t Get Cut! 1$ on samsung app store:
Super Pixel Ball Free(web Version) on gamejolt.com:
Super Pixel Ball Pay as you want :
I’ve spent the past few weeks off and on porting it over from Flash to Unity and also improving the gameplay a bit, polishing the visuals, and adding things like Google Play Leaderboards and Achievements.
Squeezed Out! is a fast paced skill game that gets very challenging quickly! The goal is to earn the most points by surviving as long as you can.
To play you simply tap on the left and right sides of the screen to move left and right, but stay away from the falling blocks! The smaller the gap you pass through, the more points you are rewarded.
Here’s a super quick gameplay trailer:
Once I make sure it is working well, I’ll be pushing out an iOS build for iPhone and iPad.
If you happen to check it out and like it, I could always use ratings/reviews and I welcome all feedback in the comments below, thanks!
Since Ludum Dare 25 (December 2012), I’ve been chipping away at making the 48hour version of Terra Forma into an actual game. I’ve improved the graphics and user interface, added 60+ levels, more block types, an online editor, and online community levels. The PC version of the game was released in early August followed by the Android version just before September. The iOS version has been submitted to the Apple store and is currently awaiting approval. Many thanks to the Unity engine for making multi-platform deployment much less painful, and to Ludum Dare for birthing new game ideas through the competition. Check out more info about Terra Forma along with a playable web demo here.
Just also released the post-mortem version of my entry Logic Bomb in Google’s Play Store! Grab it while it’s still hot:
I did many changes especially to the level generator – the levels are now a lot more challenging. I also added a tutorial for people that are not so familiar with bomb defusion and logic gates
Here is the original LD#48 entry: Logic Bomb