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iPhone: H2O's

05-05-2009, 01:08 PM
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
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H2O's

[App Store Link, $0.99] [Web Site]

This one was my wife's idea. It's based on those old water games where you try to get rings on the dolphin's nose, balls in the oyster shell, etc. You can press the white button for varying jets of water to shoot the rings up and outward, and tilt and/or shake to change the direction of the falling rings.



I also want to thank everyone who checked out Panzer Pinball and let you know that an update with more rooms (with more toys) and performance tweaks will be up by the end of the week.

james

Last edited by motojt; 05-05-2009 at 01:13 PM.
05-05-2009, 01:16 PM
#2
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Location: Karachi,Pakistan
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looks awesome!
i always played with such a thing when i was a kid and i loved it!

05-05-2009, 01:23 PM
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Thanks! My wife loves those games too. Before I started making this she actually found one of the smaller ones at the local grocery store for $7. I totally suck at them though, and she makes sure to remind me every time we play.

james
05-05-2009, 11:33 PM
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How would one edit a post to change the subject?

james
05-06-2009, 12:03 AM
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How would one edit a post to change the subject?
I think you have to ask a mod to change it for you.
05-06-2009, 12:04 AM
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How would one edit a post to change the subject?
Only the mods can do that. Hodapp would be the easiest to contact about it, I believe.

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05-06-2009, 05:49 AM
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Looks good, although I don't see any bubbles or fluid movement in the stills?
05-06-2009, 06:22 AM
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the idea is great,but somehow it doesnt run smooth on my ipod touch 1st gen
05-06-2009, 05:55 PM
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Ok, first off let me apologize for H2O's running sluggishly on the iPhone! I just (literally 15min ago) finished uploading an update which improves performance quite a bit as well as making it more like water. Unfortunately, I didn't know there is also a review process for updates, but hopefully it'll be ready for download soon.

The next thing for me to do is add water bubbles here and there. I used to have a flowing water particle effect in there, but my wife pointed out that you can't see the water moving in the real toy so she made me take it out.

P.S: If you still notice any slowdown after this update, please let me know and I will dig for more ways to optimize.

james
05-07-2009, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by motojt View Post
The next thing for me to do is add water bubbles here and there. I used to have a flowing water particle effect in there, but my wife pointed out that you can't see the water moving in the real toy so she made me take it out.
That's true, but you also have to remember that these toys always lost water by evaporation and weren't full to the rim. Having some air at the top would also stimulate the tilting and make it more real life.