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Monster Snack - A weird endless runner, starring an unlikely hero!

05-28-2014, 09:13 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Monster Snack - A weird endless runner, starring an unlikely hero!

Hey guys!

We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be releasing our new free iOS title sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Monster Snack is an endless/runner game that focuses heavily on attention and precision. The player needs not worry about the main character’s motion control, but has to concentrate on making sure that a given sequence of energy-charged crystals are zapped to keep his/her vehicle running. As you progress your vehicle speeds up, and those crystals get harder to hit. If you can’t keep up with the increasing difficulty, you get to meet a certain someone who’s been tailing you...

This is our first take on a game that relies more on the skill side of things, and it also happens to be the first game we decided to develop in 4 weeks’ time from conception to completion (including tweaking any peripherals involved and our home-brewed back-end).

Despite the short time of development, we are giving Monster Snack our all to make sure it looks and feels great! We hope you’ll enjoy the media assets we’ll be uploading soon and the idea of the game. Before anyone asks, an Android version could be making an appearance sooner rather than later.

Needless to say, any feedback or comments are more than welcome!

Now Available on the App Store!
http://bit.ly/MSnack


Teaser Trailer Now Available!
http://bit.ly/MSnackTeaser

Art
Our game's villain/monster...


And our hero/snack

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!

Last edited by Total Eclipse; 07-31-2014 at 05:58 PM. Reason: Added App Store link.
06-02-2014, 03:41 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
We added a bit of art from the game. More information and visuals will be coming your way soon!

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!

06-09-2014, 06:54 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Hey guys!

So, we conducted our first in house usability test and got quite a lot of feedback on the game. So far everything seems to be running smoothly, but we need to iron out a few details.

We will be re-working the tutorial and resuming the game, as well as make a few tweaks on the controls. So as you can understand, chances are we'll be stretching our 4 weeks deadline a bit.

However, we've got a few .gifs we can show you Mind you, these are still work in progress (some from very early stages in development) and could change - aesthetically or otherwise - later on. Enjoy!


LeCroque's animation concepts



LeCroque's animations



Gaspaude early animation



All work copyrighted by Total Eclipse P.C., unless otherwise stated.

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!

Last edited by Total Eclipse; 06-09-2014 at 10:58 AM.
06-09-2014, 11:10 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
The artwork is really good!
06-30-2014, 10:19 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Thanks a bunch onlymaybe!

As you can understand we're a little behind schedule.

Although our original plan was to launch after a month of development we finished Monster Snack's basic gameplay within our deadline, but then we decided (based on some early testers' comments and a closed usability test) to make a few core gameplay tweaks and add some elements that will make the game more appealing. We also had to work on our backend, polish a few graphics, add new features to the first version etc.

Although this is the case, development is still going strong and the team is more focused than ever; we really believe it won't take long since launch!

A gameplay video is also under way! It could be ready either by the end of this week or the beginning of the next.

Stay tuned and ask away if you have any questions!!

Oh, and here's a couple of somewhat overdue screenshots


From when the game starts and Gaspaude makes a full appearance, while you're hoping he won't make a second one!


And LeCroque zapping about energy crystals!

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!
07-28-2014, 11:33 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Hey guys,

I know it's been a while, but I come bearing some great news!

These past few weeks we were not as active as we'd hope to be because we were really busy working on the feedback we received during Monster Snack's usability tests. Thankfully, everything ran smoothly!

The game is now 99% complete. To be perfectly honest, we're waiting for Apple's review so I can give you an actual release date (for the App Store for now...) and move the thread to the finished projects.

Also, since many of you seemed to like the art in Monster Snack, here are three rough sketches from when we started designing the backgrounds that will make it in the game.


Cave (rework)


Mushroom Land (new)


Jungle (in the works for future update)

The Jungle is still being developed so expect to see it in the first major update. The Cave and Mushroom Land will be making it in the launch

As always, any feedback is more than welcome!

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!

Last edited by Total Eclipse; 07-30-2014 at 09:23 AM.
07-28-2014, 11:50 AM
#7
Can't wait to see a 2D platform game from you. Anyway, day one just for the art.
07-30-2014, 01:53 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Cheers for that GreedPhantom! We bet the gameplay will excite you just as much

On another note, we also made a teaser trailer while waiting for that App Store review!

Check it out here and tell us what you think!

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!

Last edited by Total Eclipse; 07-30-2014 at 02:02 AM.
07-30-2014, 02:13 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 166
Looks so cool! Let us now if there's any release date, please.
07-30-2014, 09:25 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 78
Thanks noteatino, will definitely do!

We're an indie development studio in sunny Greece.
Visit our website for great games!