App description: Pixaquarium is a virtual pet simulator on the iOS for all those who love pixel art and little sea creatures. You will be able to interact with your pet in many ways and your pet will evolve to a different breed based on your love and care towards it. There are more than 40 sea creatures to be discovered. A healthy little fish or a tiny zombie fish might be waiting in your fish tank before you know it!

Reviews:
"Overall this is a highly addicting game that will have you checking back on your cute little fish often. With tons of different fish breeds to discover you definitely wont be bored for a very long time!" -theappshack

"Pixquarium is a very cute game, highly reminiscent of a Tamogotchi. I love the throwback pixel art and the color pallet. The game is very intuitive and easy to play over time." -retrogamelover

Features:
* Cute pixel art
* Customizable fish tank
* Close interaction with your pet
* Dynamic evolution
* Mini games
* Simple and clean interface
* Over 4 dozens of little sea creatures awaiting to be discovered!
* Evolution tree

Interact with your pet by playing mini games, feeding variety of tasty foods, cleaning poops and talking to your pet. You can also customize your fish tank with different backgrounds to suit your needs! Take good of your pet and watch it evolve over several days into different kinds of little sea creatures.

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IMPORTANT NOTE
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A note to people who own Pixaquarium prior to this update. Due to the save reset, there will be a 10USD worth of in-game currency compensation (10000 Shells).

If you have any Pixaquarium version installed prior to this update and run it at least once, you will be able to get the compensation after you updated the game. The in game currency will appear when you start a new game.

As Pixaquarium is going free to play in version 2.0, people who buy this game now will have a bonus of 3USD worth of in game currency which translates to 3000 shells.

PixFish's comments:
Hey all, i am an indie developer, my 1st game was just approved by Apple! - Pixaquarium, A pet fish simulation game made by Corona SDK.



Any feedback, criticism or bug reports are welcomed and appreciated!

Have Fun and Thank You!
09-04-2011, 02:01 PM
#31
@gunxsword
It runs on actual time in real life so if i am understanding correctly, device clock.
09-04-2011, 02:27 PM
#32
I'm quite interested by the game! It graphically looks pleasing. I have a few questions in which should help me decide whether to purchase it or not.

Any GameCenter Achievements? Will you be updating the app regularly?, I do like indie developers who care for their work and love to update their apps with new things. Is there a collection page to see what fish you have collected/owned? Finally, do each fish have different animations to make them unique?

Thanks

Games I am Playing: Aiko Island, World Mosaics, Mage Gauntlet, Puzzle Quest, Time Geeks, Roll In The Hole and Sunday Lawn

Game Center ID: Lukearcade22

09-04-2011, 04:09 PM
#33
@Lukearcade22
Thanks for dropping by!

Any gameCenter Achievements?
- Currently no. I used Corona SDK to make my game, still waiting the SDK to support Game Center [:

Will you be updating the app regularly?
- I planned to do that, and am trying my best to update the app as often as i can. I have many things planned for this game. Some patch might take longer if it is a patch that adds more content or overhaul some gameplay.

Is there a collection page to see what fish you have collected/owned?
- Yes! FishBook. The one in the screenshot. It shows fishes you owned/unlocked/discovered, it also shows a tiny bit of lore about the fishes. However, you can only view it in the main menu and not in game. This will be changed on the upcoming patch.

Do each fish have diferent animations to make them unique?
- Not all, but most of them atleast [: Since i drew each fish in seperate sprite sheets from scratch.

Last edited by PixFish; 09-04-2011 at 04:12 PM.
09-04-2011, 04:22 PM
#34
Quick response!

Every fish having a unique animation should be a future update, it makes them have more personality in a way.

I'm happy with the fact that you will be updating regularly, so therefore I shall purchase the app.

I will review it in the near future.

Games I am Playing: Aiko Island, World Mosaics, Mage Gauntlet, Puzzle Quest, Time Geeks, Roll In The Hole and Sunday Lawn

Game Center ID: Lukearcade22
09-05-2011, 07:21 PM
#35
Thanks! Hope you enjoy playing it.
09-07-2011, 12:25 PM
#36
My poor fish, Jonan, died overnight. Not sure what I did wrong - he was fully fed, happy and healthy, his tank was clean, and the light was off. He was a child fish, too. Checked on him just before bed and he was fine, first thing in the morning he was a gravestone.

Poor little guy.
09-07-2011, 03:36 PM
#37
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Anderson,IN
Posts: 243
Well, I played a bit with it and it seems fun for a vpet sim, however, it does need fleshed out a bit more to hold more peoples attention. Minigames, online interaction (mating with friends pets, etc), and items would all do this... Not to mention, you could really flesh out the online interaction idea with mmo aspects if the game continues to do well and such... Just ideas Oh, and an arena or "competition" would also be fun, online or off, similar to the chaos pets in Sonic Adventure, etc.
09-07-2011, 10:21 PM
#38
@NissaCam
Sorry to hear that. Looks like you are not the one having this problem. I will increase child's survivability longer in the coming patch, so that it atleast match average sleeping hours [:

@OrionnoirO
I like feedbacks [: Thanks! Currently the only not planned for now is the mmo aspect that you mentioned. The rest are in the works. Mating is almost done, now i just need to draw more fishes and eggs. This is also the main reason why i delayed the 1st patch.

Pixaquarium - A pet simulation game similiar to Tamagotchi!

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10-30-2011, 11:38 PM
#39
Happy Halloween all [:
I have a little surprise for those who had already bought and played this game. For those who are still waiting for the patch, i am still working hard on it. It will still take awhile, i am also waiting for Corona SDK to support game center for some multiplayer action!

Here is a hint:
Did you know that taking bad care of a child fish can lead to more interesting fishes? Heres an example which is already in game in prepare for halloween [:

Check the attachment below!
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05-04-2012, 06:17 AM
#40
1.1patch is sent to the app store and is waiting for approval. Should be out this week.
A small patch to fix some issues.
- Fixed "white square" stuck on screen.
- Fixed a rare crashing issue that requires a reinstall.

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