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Old 01-12-2013, 07:19 PM
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Hi there, TAers. I am the creator of this series of design experiments.

Distractions, available now for free on your local iOS device, is an app that will contain ongoing design prototypes that I hope to create over the next year or so. These are abstract, non-art, non-story, single-scoring games. As a designer, it's important to try new things, yet it is easy to get lost doing countless hours of art and sound and story and tutorial. This app is an attempt to combat personal design entropy.

This, like the apps I tend to create, is not about being easy, it's not about being friendly. These are games that you are going to probably need to play and read the instructions then play again to figure out how the games operate. No tutorials, but there are screens with technical information on each game's rules.

If you don't like these games, I make no apologies, they are just prototypes, only slightly realized, they may or may not be fun. If you do like them, then that is great.

There is a tip-jar in the game that will remove the ads for other games I have worked on, otherwise the game is free.

There will be more prototypes added to Distractions in the coming months.

If you would like, give Distractions a try.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/distractions/id582108602?mt=8


Thank you,
Randall O'Connor, a.k.a Randy O
Graduate of Northeastern University, 2009, Bachelors of Science in Animation
Graduate of Gilroy High School, 2004.
Commenced from Brownell Junior High, 2000.




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Old 01-12-2013, 07:36 PM
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Sounds like a cool idea. Will give it a shot.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:02 PM
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Just wanted to say, they're all quite interesting, but Triangles in particular is a very strong idea I'd like to see developed.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:09 PM
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Interesting, I personally dislike Triangles the most! I may develop any of these ideas further, but for now my time is spent working on a completely different idea with fleshed out art and story.

But if I hear strong enough responses to any particular game, maybe I'll do a 2.0 or maybe one day a whole separate game.

Thanks so much for trying!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:40 PM
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I like all of them except for 'collision', mostly because I suck at it.

40 secs on 'Gradient', 13 triangles on 'triangles'.

Tipped.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:48 PM
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Thank you so much Andy C!

(The idea of anyone tipping me for this is incredibly appreciated. )
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:18 PM
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Randy, (great name, by the way) you got some interesting concepts! By the way, looking at your bio, seems you were brought up in 'garlic-land!' I'm from So Cal and love the festival! Also the didgeridoo one nearby! Know what I'm sayin'? Hoo-hoo!!! Sorry to go off-topic like that.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:34 PM
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I'm glad you're diggin' my ideas!

And I am from garlic-land! It's a pretty great festival, though I've no idea what you're talking about in regard to a didgeridoo fest! There is an artichoke festival 20 minutes drive one way and a strawberry festival 20 minutes drive in another direction though.
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