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Affirmation Garden

07-05-2009, 10:15 PM
#1
Affirmation Garden

UPDATE - Video now available!

Hi All,

Affirmation Garden was approved today and is now live on the AppStore world wide for .99c

LINK

Thanks!
- Ingmar

www.TheBinaryMill.com









Affirmation Garden is a wonderful companion to assist you in engaging with simple, yet commonly overlooked, positive statements, utilizing beautiful graphics and sound, to help you engage with & retain these all important life altering tools.

Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation, and which when repeated many times, impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the affirmations, they should to be repeated with attention, conviction, interest and desire.

Affirmation Garden is designed to help you do just that. Take a break at any time of the day or night, and re-enforce these all important, life altering tools in Affirmation Garden's gorgeous, tranquil 3D environment.

Find dozens of positive, stimulating, profound and thought-provoking messages to help you get the most out of life. With wisdom from visionaries such as Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchhill through to Julius Caesar, Confucius and Buddha, Affirmation Garden ranges the full gamut of humanity’s brightest lights and most inspiring brilliance.

FEATURING
- Beautiful real-time 3D graphics
- Tranquil & relaxing music tracks
- 3D positional audio
- Dozens of inspirational affirmations
- Profound quotes from the most influential and revered philosophers of all time.

Use Affirmation Garden anytime your mind is not engaged in something in particular, such as while traveling in a bus or train, waiting in line, a walk in the park etc.

More gardens will be added in future updates, featuring more inspirational and fundamental messages and wisdom to help you get the most out of life.

Last edited by TheBinaryMill; 07-29-2009 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Video now available!
07-05-2009, 11:59 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
No Stuart Smalley, no deal.



Looks very nicely rendered, though I think a video would help give a better sense on just how you've pushed the hardware to the limit.

Also, this may have to go in the applications forum, as this doesn't seem to be a game.

[Relax with Galactic Chill] [Let me tell you a story.]
Currently working on: Music for Spirit Hunter Mineko

07-06-2009, 01:09 AM
#3
Whoops, my bad. Would a mod be able to move this to apps please?

And yes, I'll be posting video soon

-Ingmar
07-13-2009, 02:26 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Yeah??it saw nice ,hope keep it ~~

Ugh...off topic but are you and Thomas related????

back on topic, here's the link in case someone doesn't catch it in the apps forum Affirmation Garden

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07-13-2009, 03:51 AM
#5
Affirmation Garden is indeed live

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhagoCychotic View Post
Ugh...off topic but are you and Thomas related????

back on topic, here's the link in case someone doesn't catch it in the apps forum Affirmation Garden
Thanks for that PhagoCychotic Affirmation Garden was indeed released today. I'll update the OP now.

- Ingmar
07-13-2009, 07:52 AM
#6
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Wow the graphics look really great! Make it into a TD and you'll be all set!

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07-13-2009, 10:25 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
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Well I decided to get this. I quite like relaxation apps like this.

Right off the bat I'd say it needs a tad more work. The navigation is not at all as you would expect it to be and the menus are sluggish.

To move around the garden you tap along the path. Fair enough, but i just feel it would be nicer if you could glide around dragging on the touch screen.

My main gripe is with the menus though. The game
takes an age to load and at every point in the app where it tells you to touch to continue from menus it takes ages to respond.

Ultimately.... For something I thought was designed to help relax you.... I honestly found the experience somewhat stressful.
07-14-2009, 12:15 AM
#8
Lest get this working the way it should for you :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by oliath View Post
Well I decided to get this. I quite like relaxation apps like this.

Right off the bat I'd say it needs a tad more work. The navigation is not at all as you would expect it to be and the menus are sluggish.

To move around the garden you tap along the path. Fair enough, but i just feel it would be nicer if you could glide around dragging on the touch screen.

My main gripe is with the menus though. The game
takes an age to load and at every point in the app where it tells you to touch to continue from menus it takes ages to respond.

Ultimately.... For something I thought was designed to help relax you.... I honestly found the experience somewhat stressful.
Hi Oliath,

Thanks very much for your feedback. We're constantly looking for ways to better our products and will certainly look into all of your issues moving forward.

To help us better, would you be able to share with me which device you were running Affirmation Garden on? We have not experienced the message delays you speak of, so it would help us in determining the cause of the problem. Have you tried to restart your device? It sounds like it could be a memory swapping issue as iPhones/iPods tend to have fairly terrible memory management and when full up, they choke.

I'll leave it at that for now, but please do share as much info as possible so we can help make the product what it should be for you, relaxing!

- Ingmar
The Binary Mill
07-14-2009, 07:22 AM
#9
I bought it because I'm into gardens and good quotes.
I'll post impressions later today.
07-14-2009, 06:40 PM
#10
Okay, so I played it for about 15 minutes at work today.
I didn't have any problems with the game being choppy like someone else mentioned (played on my 3G). I think the graphics are very nice and the quotes you can find are also very inspiring, so the game accomplishes what it's going for.
That being said, I think I would like it a whole lot more if there were alternate points of view to explore (like from the eyes of a person walking along the path. I know nothing about game development but it doesn't seem like that would be very hard to do.
Good job though; I think this is waaay better than its somewhat-similar, top-selling counterpart "Distant Shore". Looking forward to the new gardens in future updates!