iPad: Whack-O-Wrestling

10-02-2012, 02:47 PM
#1
Whack-O-Wrestling

Whack-O-Wrestling is coming along nicely, so I thought I would start showing it off a little.

Currently there are over 60 original characters in the game and over 30 developer donated characters. The developer donated characters will be free in game and will high light that studios work.

The gameplay is a mix of pool and pinball and influenced by one of my favorite games, Bumper Stars.


http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/...psef05093b.png
10-02-2012, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Whack-O-Wrestling is coming along nicely, so I thought I would start showing it off a little.

Currently there are over 60 original characters in the game and over 30 developer donated characters. The developer donated characters will be free in game and will high light that studios work.

The gameplay is a mix of pool and pinball and influenced by one of my favorite games, Bumper Stars.


http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/...psef05093b.png
Very cool! Will the various characters have any unique attributes/abilities or are they simply window dressing?

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10-02-2012, 03:49 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Very cool! Will the various characters have any unique attributes/abilities or are they simply window dressing?
Right now they all perform the same way but I am experimenting with a level up system and a tier system that would give characters better abilities and multipliers.

Actually I guess there are minor differences in play. Each characters was hand drawn and has a different shape, so there is some striking/bouncing differences that are unique to each character.

If you have thoughts on a preference, level up, special abilities feel free to list them. I will be showing off the characters in the coming days and running a contest to help me name them.

Just to note, the game will release as free and most of the characters will be unlocakable via in game earned coins. I am going to release a few themed packs, wrestlers and rings as iap so that I can try to make some money. The iap characters will offer no special skills over the best players in the game. (There will be no way to buy your way onto the leader board).
10-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Right now they all perform the same way but I am experimenting with a level up system and a tier system that would give characters better abilities and multipliers.

Actually I guess there are minor differences in play. Each characters was hand drawn and has a different shape, so there is some striking/bouncing differences that are unique to each character.

If you have thoughts on a preference, level up, special abilities feel free to list them. I will be showing off the characters in the coming days and running a contest to help me name them.

Just to note, the game will release as free and most of the characters will be unlocakable via in game earned coins. I am going to release a few themed packs, wrestlers and rings as iap so that I can try to make some money. The iap characters will offer no special skills over the best players in the game. (There will be no way to buy your way onto the leader board).
Thanks a lot for that, I have no issues with the concepts of IAP itself, just games that abuse it, just as you said, to buy endless continues or power-ups. I site W.E.L.D.E.R. as an example of one of my absolute favorite games then RUINED by IAP once it clearly became a matter of simply buying your score.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
When is it coming out?

Early December, unless something goes wrong. It is functioning right now but needs a lot of polish as well as some gameplay adjustments.

When it is a little more polished I will have some videos.
10-02-2012, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Thanks a lot for that, I have no issues with the concepts of IAP itself, just games that abuse it, just as you said, to buy endless continues or power-ups. I site W.E.L.D.E.R. as an example of one of my absolute favorite games then RUINED by IAP once it clearly became a matter of simply buying your score.

Yep, I am the same way, I hate games where you can buy your way onto the leader boards. There is no point to having leader boards in a game if money plays a part in having the best score.

I will admit though it is hard to find a balance in wanting people to enjoy a free game and setting it up where people may want to spend some real money.

Another gameplay mode is Tag Team and this will also have a GC leader board. there is no tagging like in wrestling but player one plays as far as he can and then player two takes over. The two players share a combined score and try to be the best in the world. Of course one person could play this mode by their self as well.
10-02-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Yep, I am the same way, I hate games where you can buy your way onto the leader boards. There is no point to having leader boards in a game if money plays a part in having the best score.

I will admit though it is hard to find a balance in wanting people to enjoy a free game and setting it up where people may want to spend some real money.

Another gameplay mode is Tag Team and this will also have a GC leader board. there is no tagging like in wrestling but player one plays as far as he can and then player two takes over. The two players share a combined score and try to be the best in the world. Of course one person could play this mode by their self as well.
I even think there is something to Freemium. Start off with basic gameplay free and make additional modes non-consumable/easily restored IAPs (like Pinball Arcade as an example).

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10-02-2012, 06:34 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
I even think there is something to Freemium. Start off with basic gameplay free and make additional modes non-consumable/easily restored IAPs (like Pinball Arcade as an example).
Agreed, that is a good use.


Here are 4 boss wrestlers that have all been cloned. (So eight total) None of the other in game wrestlers are clones.


http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4a755b71.jpg
10-03-2012, 03:19 PM
#9
This is a themed ring available via iap. So for .99 you would get these two characters and the Church BG. The Church BG would then rotate in with the regular rings and Father Frank and Sister Mary would be available to use.



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10-03-2012, 03:39 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Is this iPad only?

Yes, the screen size just works a lot better for this game.