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Pocket Creatures FINALLY Submitted!! (iPad, iPod/iPhone)

06-05-2009, 08:43 AM
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Pocket Creatures will be loose on the iPhone Trailer

That's right! It's all up to Apple now

Check out our new game trailer


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enjoy!


Hi guys, I’m game designer on Pocket Creatures - a new game for the iPhone/iPod Touch. iCreatures is a sandbox type of game where you play/fight/explore with your friend - the creature. I’m still working on the concept, but I would like to have community feedback as early in the process as possible. Please tell me what you think of the interaction and graphics examples below:


Creature/Player conflict revolving around a slice of melon, the Woodpecker is the innocent bystander


The Creature resolves the conflict its own way - choosing to eat the unfortunate player instead


Pushed too far, the Creature has an electrical hissy fit

Please comment!

UPDATE 2 (30/11 -09):

Hi there! We are throwing a crazy idea back and forth in the office, and we would like your feedback on it:

Imagine that you as the player, could affect the creature’s relations to game objects. You could make the creature hate bananas, love the woodpecker and fear the coconut.

The creature’s relation towards an object or critter is determined by association with the player’s actions while the creature is interacting with the object or critter. For example if the player slaps the creature while it is eating a melon, the creature will begin to fear melons. See the comic strip below:


The creature is eating a melon and all is good in the world


But alas, the evil player decides to slap the poor creature while it is enjoying its melon


From now on the creature will associate melon with the painful slap and try to avoid melons at all costs

What do you think? Tell us here or on our facebook page: http://bit.ly/quvZd



UPDATE:

Hi girls and guys, the silence is finally broken I would like to discuss with you some interaction concepts for iCreatures I'm currently working on:

All interaction in the game works via the iPhone/iPods touch screen interface. Player touch and finger movement is translated to in-game actions. The two basic controls are: Touch/Tap and Drag

The controls are context sensitive, meaning that the same finger movement can be translated into different actions depending on what in-game objects the player interacts with. For example will a back and forth “dragging” motion on the creature be translated into “petting”, but the same motion will be translated into “shaking” when the player has her finger on top of the tree. In the picture below are some examples of different player actions all executed by Touch and Dragging.



Please post your comments and let me hear your crazy ideas - I'll reply ASAP!

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BETA UPDATE:

Hi guys, thanks for the massive support and Beta sign-ups!

The Beta is now underway and we are receiving a lot of great feedback - Thanks!

Remember you can all follow the progression of Pocket Creatures here:

Game blog: http://tactileent.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TactileEnt
Facebook: http://bit.ly/quvZd

Hit one of the links and share your thoughts about the game

Cheers

MacDaddy

Last edited by MacDaddy; 05-14-2010 at 05:05 AM. Reason: update
06-05-2009, 08:45 AM
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Oh wow,

I laughed when I saw the second picture. Had no clue what this was about until I saw that one. I really like this concept, something we're not seeing much of in the App Store and unique in it's own way. Loving the concept, something I would get for a few laughs

06-05-2009, 08:47 AM
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The creature looks violent. Pikachu-violent lol

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06-05-2009, 08:53 AM
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man solid looking graphics & textures.
I'd love to see it actually functional.
06-05-2009, 09:14 AM
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very very interesting? will it have online play?? i mean, players being able to put their creatures on confrontation should be cool
06-05-2009, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by antonioj View Post
very very interesting? will it have online play?? i mean, players being able to put their creatures on confrontation should be cool
We won’t launch with online play but it is definitely a part of the concept. We hope to make online play available through a later update
06-05-2009, 10:01 AM
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This looks awesome, just one idea: Please don't name it iCreatures, I'm sure we can all suggest you a better name that will make it stand out and brand it as something else more distinctively.

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06-05-2009, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by jFND View Post
This looks awesome, just one idea: Please don't name it iCreatures, I'm sure we can all suggest you a better name that will make it stand out and brand it as something else more distinctively.
2nd that. Nothing makes a great game seem utterly lame like an "i" prefix.

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06-05-2009, 10:09 AM
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This is wickedly cool! The grapics are awesome. Poor little woodpecker. This is definately a thread to watch! Thanks for sharing! =)

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06-05-2009, 10:17 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jFND View Post
This looks awesome, just one idea: Please don't name it iCreatures, I'm sure we can all suggest you a better name that will make it stand out and brand it as something else more distinctively.
I hear you iCreatures is ONLY a working title. Any suggestions are welcome!