Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Sanuku Sanuku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,242
Default Scorched Monster - (by Seltice Systems LLC)


Low bandwidth Version | Pop Up



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Exact-Psience Exact-Psience is offline
Senior Member
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 16,457
Default

Looks good... And it looks like a very good concept too. But are all the monsters static? I mean on Sanuku's video averything's just standing in place just waiting to be burnt.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2012, 02:35 PM
LordGek's Avatar
LordGek LordGek is offline
Moderator
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 10,891
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
YouTube: video
Looks pretty difficult as well. How does one rack up enough points in the tight time limit? Can you jump on the monsters heads?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-17-2012, 05:26 PM
selticesystems selticesystems is offline
Junior Member
iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Hello, my name is Ben McGaughey, I'm the developer of Scorched Monster - my company is Seltice Systems LLC.

THANK YOU for making this video. Watching someone play it this way was amazing! All my testers eventually got really good at the game, so it became increasingly difficult to see how it was played by someone just starting out. Pains of being an indie I guess.

Right after launch I submitted my first update to Apple that will hopefully help new players get past some of the initial barriers, like being aware of Double Jump, and there will be more visuals of what happens when you use a power-up so they aren't as much of a mystery, ie, TNT shows explosions in the background.

I have received several points of feedback since launching that Rookie is too hard. I'll probably make a total novice rank and have it be a bit easier in a coming update so people can at least get past the first level on their first couple plays.

The monsters are stationary, yes. Think of them like you would coins in other games. It may have been a mistake to make them monsters because a lot of feedback has told me that players really expect them to move.

That being said, I'm playing with some code and seeing what it would be like if the monsters moved around or fought back. But it's still just experimental at this point.

This version of the game where spikes are hazards and the monsters are stationary will stay, and if I do make monsters move or fight back, I would make it more of an option. So nobody is mad at me for taking away the game as it is now since I've gotten great feedback in it's current state too.

I hope everyone tries it out. Once you get into it, it can be really addicting.

I love working on the game, I have updates in the works, and thank you again for making the video, and to everyone who leaves feedback!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
CygnetSeven's Avatar
CygnetSeven CygnetSeven is offline
Moderator
iPhone 5, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Planet 10 (by way of the 8th dimension)
Posts: 6,120
Default

Kinda like Super Crate Box, interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Exact-Psience Exact-Psience is offline
Senior Member
iPad Air, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 16,457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Kinda like Super Crate Box, interesting.
With what the dev has said, I think i'll dive and DL when i get the chance. Working overtime is a b**ch, and it is killing my limited gametime.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Drexiel Drexiel is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ponce, PR
Posts: 1,653
Default

looks interesting... but not universal?

my ipod is completely being neglected for games now, so i only play on my ipad, dun like platformers from ipod on ipad =/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-17-2012, 11:03 PM
selticesystems selticesystems is offline
Junior Member
iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Regarding the the SCB comparison. The game play is so different from SCB that I wouldn't want someone downloading thinking they were getting the same game. I still hope everyone downloads Scorched Monster for the fun game that it is, but there are major differences between the two. I'd recommend owning both.

@Drexiel - I don't have it on iPad yet just because I haven't been able to test it on an iPad yet. I know it runs well at the resolution and in the simulator just fine, so maybe I should just launch it iPad anyway and hope for the best. I'm really nervous about launching for hardware I can't test on (which probably stems from developing on Android for so long before porting to iOS).

Last edited by selticesystems; 03-17-2012 at 11:06 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-18-2012, 03:09 PM
syntheticvoid syntheticvoid is offline
👮 Spam Police 🚓
iPhone 5, iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 12,977
Send a message via MSN to syntheticvoid
Default

damnit I'm LOVING this game!!! The only complaint I have is that there's no leaderboards. If it had GameCenter support, or even in game leaderboards, I'd be completely hooked. There's just something about this one that has me liking it more than SCB, Muffin Knight, or Blast Ball... it's just got that... I dunno, but I love it.

Something else that would be kinda interesting... combos. Yeah, I'm a big combo/chain freak... if there was another mode, one that let you build up combos based on how many enemies you killed before taking damage... with the score going up and all that... maybe a survival mode or something... unlimited time, but no health, and you're dead after 3 hits or something... that would be awesome.

Anywho... thank you for making this free. I don't think I would have heard about it otherwise. =oD
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-18-2012, 03:37 PM
ninjackid ninjackid is offline
Senior Member
iPod Touch (5th Gen), iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 9,524
Default

Solid controls! Great graphics! Fun gameplay!

THANKS FOR THE FREEBIE!
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent