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Needs comments on our VIRGIN app game

08-18-2011, 02:45 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: HONG KONG
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Needs comments on our VIRGIN app game

Guys,

Some devs share their designing experiences of games. It is very interesting, and I want to do so.

I will keep it short as usual and let the pics talk.

Were fresh as an APP developer, so ur comments on our game are highly appreciated.


Here Id like to shortly introduce our game. When ure playing this game, u will use a small black BALL to go through the path and come over the obstacles to reach the end.

At first, we wanted to use this background.



However, we tested it on iTouch, and found out that it was too dark. The whole atmosphere and tone was not so appealing, so we gave it up.

Then we considered the following backgrounds and finally chose the ones in the red circle.



But we also found it was still too dark in the iTouch screen, so we gave it up too.

With hundreds of times of modifying, we chose this background at last. We found that the rectangle things were really dumb, and then we came up with a new shape. Is it cool?



Now lets talk about the art style.

There are different kinds of obstacles in the game. For example, the gears on the pic can shrink and expand.

When the ball hits the end, the whole path will ooze black ink as the pic shows.

Pic 1 Before the ball reaches the end



Pic 2 When the ball reaches the end



We have also considered to use other style like the following.

Pic 3


pic 4


Pic 2, 3, 4 which one do u think is best?

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08-18-2011, 02:54 AM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ijoygroup View Post
Guys,

Some devs share their designing experiences of games. It is very interesting, and I want to do so.

I will keep it short as usual and let the pics talk.

Were fresh as an APP developer, so ur comments on our game are highly appreciated.


Here Id like to shortly introduce our game. When ure playing this game, u will use a small black BALL to go through the path and come over the obstacles to reach the end.

At first, we wanted to use this background.



However, we tested it on iTouch, and found out that it was too dark. The whole atmosphere and tone was not so appealing, so we gave it up.

Then we considered the following backgrounds and finally chose the ones in the red circle.



But we also found it was still too dark in the iTouch screen, so we gave it up too.

With hundreds of times of modifying, we chose this background at last. We found that the rectangle things were really dumb, and then we came up with a new shape. Is it cool?



Now lets talk about the art style.

There are different kinds of obstacles in the game. For example, the gears on the pic can shrink and expand.

When the ball hits the end, the whole path will ooze black ink as the pic shows.

Pic 1 Before the ball reaches the end



Pic 2 When the ball reaches the end



We have also considered to use other style like the following.

Pic 3


pic 4


Pic 2, 3, 4 which one do u think is best?
Looks great. I like the style of 3.

08-18-2011, 03:44 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 487
if the fluid of the pic 2 can move in real-time, it would be really nice and cool

however, pic 3 are nice

The major problem of your first pics is that you use to many gradient on your shape. gradient must be very very low between the 2 colors if you want a good result.

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08-18-2011, 04:04 AM
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Yeah pic 3 for me, has a nice Okami look to it.

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08-18-2011, 05:20 AM
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Yeah pic 3 for me, has a nice Okami look to it.

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08-18-2011, 12:42 PM
#6
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I really like Pictures 1 and 2 and I really don't like (Sorry!) Pictures 3 and 4. The style is a total turn off to me, too dark and gloomy!
08-18-2011, 09:53 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by mr_wexer View Post
Yeah pic 3 for me, has a nice Okami look to it.
Yeah, a little bit. But we mainly based on Chinese ink art style.

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08-19-2011, 01:00 AM
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I like the pic 3 too.
It's a more natural and original. And you need to be original on the applestore.
08-19-2011, 01:09 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by Hercule View Post
I like the pic 3 too.
It's a more natural and original. And you need to be original on the applestore.
Agreed. Although I like 4 too. It's very "classic" looking.

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08-21-2011, 09:45 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hercule View Post
I like the pic 3 too.
It's a more natural and original. And you need to be original on the applestore.
All these pictures are original. You mean an original Chinese style?

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