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Yay! My first iPhone/iPod game!

02-19-2009, 10:02 AM
#1
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Yay! My first iPhone/iPod game!

Ok. Be kind. I've been in the game business for over 20 years as an artist/designer, and I've just started to develop for the iPhone/iPod.
In conjunction with Iteration Mobile, a mobile game developer in Spain, with whom I've worked in the past, we've put our toe into the "iwater". The result? iCastanet Ole!

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305205813&mt=8



Yes, with decades of experience in games, we've come up with a virtual castanet!

It's fun though, and this is where I think new developers need be at present. The economy's lousy. People are wayyyyy down. We all need a little bit of fun.

I'm developing a few game designs at present. Very simple. Fun. I little bit of "off kilter" humour. And the thing I do before finally going ahead and starting these projects? I show them to people. If they laugh out loud (in a good way) at just the idea, then I think that's a good start.

I want people to fork over their 99c and have a good time and laugh, if just for a little bit.

iCastanet Ole! Feed your inner Flamenco!

Mark

http://www.mjonesgraphics.com
http://www.iteration-mobile.com/

Last edited by mjonesgraphics; 02-19-2009 at 10:10 AM.
02-19-2009, 10:04 AM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mjonesgraphics View Post
Ok. Be kind. I've been in the game business for over 20 years, and I've just started to develop for the iPhone/iPod.
In conjunction with Iteration Mobile, a mobile game developer in Spain, with whom I've worked in the past, we've put our toe into the "iwater". The result? iCastanet Ole!



http://http://itunes.apple.com/WebOb...305205813&mt=8

Yes, with decades of experience in games, we've come up with a virtual castanet!

It's fun though, and this is where I think new developers need be at present. The economy's lousy. People are wayyyyy down. We all need a little bit of fun.

I'm developing a few game designs at present. Very simple. Fun. I little bit of "off kilter" humour. And the thing I do before finally going ahead and starting these projects? I show them to people. If they laugh out loud (in a good way) at just the idea, then I think that's a good start.

I want people to fork over their 99c and have a good time and laugh, if just for a little bit.

iCastanet Ole! Feed your inner Flamenco!

Mark

http://www.mjonesgraphics.com
http://www.iteration-mobile.com/

Gratz I hope it sells well, offtopic what language did you code in c#,++etc...)

02-19-2009, 10:08 AM
#3
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Your link is broken. This is what you want:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305205813&mt=8

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02-19-2009, 10:08 AM
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Thanks. Sorry, I didn't make myself very clear in my first post. I've edited it since. I'm an artist/designer, rather than coder. it's been a VERY long time since i coded anything. That would have been back when you plugged your computer into the telly.

I'm just a shriveled prune of a Dev now.

Mark
www.mjonesgraphics.com
02-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Palfince View Post
Cheers! Thanks for that. Post now fixed!
Mark
02-19-2009, 10:47 AM
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Apple should make a commercial with a band playing using nothing but iPhones and iPod touches. They have guitars, ocarinas, steel drum, piano, congas, bongos, cowbells, and probably lots of others that I missed. It is scary how good some people can play these instruments.

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02-19-2009, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by nickels View Post
Apple should make a commercial with a band playing using nothing but iPhones and iPod touches. They have guitars, ocarinas, steel drum, piano, congas, bongos, cowbells, and probably lots of others that I missed. It is scary how good some people can play these instruments.

Now THAT's a good idea! (I'd obviously favour more Castanet, than more cowbell. )

Mark
www.mjonesgraphics.com
02-19-2009, 10:56 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drgam...e=channel_page

i love her.

btw, i tried to play on ocarina, guitars, drums or other iphone apps... nothing.
and the funny part is that i can play on them in the real life (guitar, piano, drums).

and this made me angry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfrONZjakRY

Last edited by pante; 02-19-2009 at 10:59 AM.
02-19-2009, 11:05 AM
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LMAO!!!!

That's very scary too.

just imagine......
long day at the office, and then the long ride back home on the bus. All is quiet. just the dull hum of the bus's engine.

Then someone whips out their iphone, bring's it up to their nostril and begins a rendition of the Godfather theme tune....


Shudder...

Mark
www.mjonesgraphics.com
02-19-2009, 11:07 AM
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Location: Florida
Posts: 707
Already done!

Just go to you tube and search for iBand...all musicians playing only iphones as a band.

They've been on TV, done adds, etc...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwoPg...eature=related (The Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6qKP...eature=related (The TV Interview)