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Explodables is coming soon

07-19-2011, 02:47 AM
#1
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Explodables is coming soon

I'd like to introduce a new game that I've been working on, Explodables:-

The tralier:-



Gameplay (no sound)


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The game is a high score, explode the rockets, get as high on gamecenter leaderboards as you can type of game.

There are many and varied ways of achieving a high score, but the best way is to build combinations of rockets, so you can gain multipliers, chain multipliers, visit other worlds, zoom across the landscape, visit black holes . . . .

There are special types of rockets, with catherine wheels and rainbow stars.

The video is from one of the later levels, and I'm not playing too well, as I'm used to having two fingers, rather than one mouse.

*** SIMPLE BREAKDOWN OF GAME ***


As I understand the game is a little different from the usual iOS fare, I'll explain in detail what typically happens in a game.

At the beginning of a round, you are given the bonus combination to make.

In this case, the order is blue, red, green.

If you explode the rockets in this order, you get more points.

If you explode each rocket in the combo in it's own coloured zone (i.e explode the blue rocket in the blue zone, then red in red, green in green) you create a "Perfect Combo" which gives some stars.

If you create enough stars, you gain a bonus multiplier.

If you then repeat the Perfect combo, but move the bonus multiplier to each zone you create the crowns.

If you gain six crowns you enter a bonus stage.

Another way to gain points is to explode five rockets of the same colour in the same zone (i.e green rockets in green zones) in quick succession, which creates a heart.

Collect four hearts, and you enter a different type of bonus level.

Essentially the game is a high score type of affair, with lots of different ways to increase your points tally. For instance, when you touch a heart, the crowd appears, which doubles your point scores whilst they are cheering.

Explodables is integrated with Gamecenter (as can be seen at the end of the video). With achievements, and high score tables(currently sixteen).

*** DEVELOPERS RAMBLINGS ***


The video has been really badly compressed by youtube, I have the original 1.5 Gb version, but have been unsuccessful in getting it onto a site in its unpixellated glory, I'll upload some pictures later to show how Explodables looks without compression effects (it looks a lot cleaner).

There's also no sound to the video, as the Simulator doesn't agree with how I've programmed the sound in, maybe it just has good taste, but it resolutely refuses to play any sound. But trust me, there is music and noises, and explosions going on, just let your imagination run free as you watch the video.

I'm in the last few days of tweaking, and getting the game ready for release.

It currently runs as low as an iPod 2, the video is a little jerky mainly due to the screen recorder (I think), if anyone can recommend a better one, I'd love to hear suggestions.

I've just noticed in the video there are a few things that need changing, for instance the Bonus Multiplier looks a little too distracting, with its constantly pulsing white rings.

Need to tone that down a bit.

The background planets, when you're in space need more circularifying.

Anyway, I love the game, and I'm really proud of it.

I still enjoy playing and testing the heck out of it, for me it's a great combination of speed of thought and speed of reaction.

If you guys have any questions, suggestions, etc, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Frank The Chicken

Last edited by frankthechicken; 08-06-2011 at 09:05 AM. Reason: Edited to clarify what the game is about
07-19-2011, 03:13 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,556
Most interesting game with the worst description by the dev, EVER.
I finished reading the whole post and did not understand what the game is about, nor did the video help explain any of the gameplay to me.

Anyway, the ridiculous amount of explosions and fireworks just did it for me... Good lord how many EXPLOSIONS are there??? I'm pre-ordering this game (got any betas going on?).

Coming back to address my first paragraph, what's the gameplay about?

07-19-2011, 04:37 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 169
Most interesting game with the worst description by the dev, EVER.
I finished reading the whole post and did not understand what the game is about, nor did the video help explain any of the gameplay to me.


I apologise immensely, I was typing in the description whilst watching the video and thinking what looked wrong with it. (I'm hyper critical of my own stuff).

The gameplay synopsis:-

At the beginning of a round, you are given the bonus combination to make.

In this case, the order is blue, red, green.

If you explode the rockets in this order, you get more points.

If you explode each rocket in the combo in it's own coloured zone (i.e explode the blue rocket in the blue zone, then red in red, green in green) you create a "Perfect Combo" which gives some stars.

If you create enough stars, you gain a bonus multiplier.

If you then repeat the Perfect combo, but move the bonus multiplier to each zone you create the crowns.

If you gain six crowns you enter a bonus stage.

Another way to gain points is to explode five rockets of the same colour in the same zone (i.e green rockets in green zones) in quick succession, which creates a heart.

Collect four hearts, and you enter a different type of bonus level.

Essentially the game is a high score type of affair, with lots of different ways to increase your points tally. For instance, when you touch a heart, the crowd appears, which doubles your point scores whilst they are cheering.

Explodables is integrated with Gamecenter (as can be seen at the end of the video). With achievements, and high score tables(currently sixteen).
07-19-2011, 04:43 AM
#4
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The game has too much going on, Well as far as i can tell from the video.

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07-19-2011, 05:00 AM
#5
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Location: Sydney
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Now I'm definitely buying this game... beta? Beta?? BETA??? (I want to play this game RIGHT NOW!!!)

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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
The game has too much going on, Well as far as i can tell from the video.
SENSUAL OVERLOAD!!! Exactly what I'm after (not an adrenalin junkie though...)
On the contrary, I would request a more hectic mode with more rockets and more stuff going on!!! (ever heard of Red mode for Tilt to Live?)
07-19-2011, 06:25 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 169
This is where the fascinations of a developer begin, is there too much sensory overload, or too little?

From looking at the video, I may tone down the sun coins (the coins that appear with rays coming out), and certainly the bonus multiplier (I was trying to convey the Bonus multiplier was at a higher power level, and yes there are certain RPG elements, i.e. you can increase the strength of your bonus multipliers, move the stars to where you are touching etc), but maybe it is too distracting.

And I love Tilt to Live.
07-19-2011, 07:04 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 154
Quick, someone call an ambulance! I'm having a seizure!

Not keen on the name Explodables, I think Splodables is a lot cuter/catchy.

Last edited by EnShinNoi; 07-19-2011 at 07:29 AM.
07-19-2011, 07:54 AM
#8
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I might run into trouble if I called it Splodables, is it too similar to (Ms) Splosion Man?

Still, I like the name.

Thought I'd show a design for the logo, and see what you guys think.

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I've tried to get a higher definition video up, but youtube is taking a while to upload.

I'll post back when I can show it
07-19-2011, 08:45 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankthechicken View Post
I might run into trouble if I called it Splodables, is it too similar to (Ms) Splosion Man?

Still, I like the name.

Thought I'd show a design for the logo, and see what you guys think.

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I've tried to get a higher definition video up, but youtube is taking a while to upload.

I'll post back when I can show it
Add some Gloss to the logo

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07-19-2011, 09:02 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankthechicken View Post
I might run into trouble if I called it Splodables, is it too similar to (Ms) Splosion Man?
No, if it's not trademarked then it's up for grabs.

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Originally Posted by frankthechicken View Post
Thought I'd show a design for the logo, and see what you guys think.

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I like the layout but there's not enough differentiation between the back/mid/foreground.