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Old 12-05-2012, 08:55 PM
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Hello friends, well-wishers, passers-by: I am Joshua McGrath; one-half of the development duo responsible for "Ball of Woe" - this little piece of e-gristle for the iPad.

The game itself is a (quite difficult) one-tap, physics based ball-rolling game with a fairly surreal, hopefully-funny storyline - slowly revealed through dialogue with characters and interaction with the world.

I'd love to hear your thoughts - maybe talk a little about some of the design choices and what-not.

Breaking News: We have reached the Top 50 in SlideDB's "App of the Year" - hugely exciting. If you would like to vote for us, you can do so here:

http://www.slidedb.com/games/ball-of-woe

-JFFM

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 PM
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Lovely graphics!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:43 PM
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I'm enjoying this immensely. It's one of those rare games that actually has substance... and an awesome sense of humour
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:15 PM
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I'm enjoying this immensely. It's one of those rare games that actually has substance... and an awesome sense of humour
Man, you made my day - I was hoping it wouldn't be too obscure and that the humour would 'land'.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:41 PM
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Man, you made my day - I was hoping it wouldn't be too obscure and that the humour would 'land'.
I think you'll find plenty of people who will appreciate your particular (peculiar?) sense of humour

You've done something quite unique with this game, and you definitely deserve some attention for it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Downloading now. I'll leave some feedback later.

Right well I've been playing it for half an hour'ish and I'm really liking the art style, the patch work look is done every well indeed. The controls work spot on too, I was totally expecting this to be a tilt game from the pictures but the tapping works great.

A few things that maybe you can clear up for me though.

1- why am I rolling this ball around? Did I miss the reason?
2- are the levels randomly generated each time? They look like they are.
3- is there an end or do you just keep going for a high score?
And lastly why is there no iap to remove the adverts? I'd gladly pay to remove ad's in any game I plan to play for more than five minutes.

Well overall it looks like a pretty cool game and I'll play some more tomorrow. Thanks to the devs for making a great game.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 PM
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Lovely graphics!
Thanks! The artist was really pleased to hear that (it's the first piece of feedback we've gotten about the visuals)
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