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Splash: The Game on iPhone - Beta Test

06-20-2012, 04:16 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 32
Splash: The Game on iPhone - Beta Test

Hi,

We are working on our last game : SPLASH. We are actually polishing the game before the final release on the App Store on July 5th.
Edit : splash will be released on July the 19th

What is SPLASH:
Splash is a puzzle-plateforming game which uses water physics-based gameplay to slip and leap through levels strewn with pitfalls.

The storyline:
A young Panda has lost all his bath ducks and he couldn’t bathe without them. The adventure will take you from “Bubble School”, where you will learn to master the power of water bubble, to more dangerous places, such as the “Volcano Mania”. But not so fast! The way to find all the ducks is not so quiet and you will encounter even more challenges. You must be quick, clever, and fearless if you want to succeed. As you are going deeper on the game, Splash will require tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy to achieve the levels on time.

SPLASH will offer 60 levels through 4 universes.
You can join the beta-test before the final release on July 19th on the App Store

You can Join our Beta-Test before the final release:
Beta Test Link

Video Trailer:




Screenshots:


Please leave us your comments!
Thanks for watching
http://splash.croissantproduction.com/

Croissant Production
Paris - France
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Last edited by CroissantProduction; 07-13-2012 at 12:19 PM. Reason: New Video link
06-20-2012, 03:25 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 8
The game looks gorgeous! I have beta tested over 10 games and normally I produce a list of things I think can be better. For this game the list is very short:

- It is possible to change the control system, but only via the pause menu in game. Not in the settings menu. Maybe put this button in the settings menu and put a settings button in the pause menu?

- When I tried to reset the game progress, the screen went black and the game crashed. I tried to reproduce this, but then it did reset the progress but crashed on the level selection.

- I tried to unlock all the content. When I went back to the level selection, the levels appeared as locked although they were not. Also when I unlocked all the content, I was also rated 3 stars in every level.

- I could not check this because game center is not working at the moment. But are there a lot of achievements? If so, maybe it is better to move the button for achievements (& leaderboards) to the title page instead of the settings page.

- Why do I need to release all the ducks individually?

- I miss a tap control system. So the player can tap left or right and the player moves accordingly. Faster tapping (or holding) can be used to control the movement speed. But maybe I should just get used to the touch control system as it seems to work quite well.

I think you did a really great job on this game. For me, the best game on iPhone was cut the rope. This game gives the same feeling, so you achieved your goal very well.

Still playing and if I encounter bugs or so I will report them of course. I hope you find this feedback useful.

06-20-2012, 07:18 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 32
Thanks a lot for your positive feedback
Quote:
- It is possible to change the control system, but only via the pause menu in game. Not in the settings menu. Maybe put this button in the settings menu and put a settings button in the pause menu?
I added the button control in the option menu
Quote:
- When I tried to reset the game progress, the screen went black and the game crashed. I tried to reproduce this, but then it did reset the progress but crashed on the level selection.
>- I tried to unlock all the content. When I went back to the level selection, >the levels appeared as locked although they were not. Also when I unlocked >all the content, I was also rated 3 stars in every level.
I fixed this, those where known bug, those buttons were mainly for debugging purpose
Quote:
- I could not check this because game center is not working at the moment. But are there a lot of achievements? If so, maybe it is better to move the button for achievements (& leaderboards) to the title page instead of the settings page.
Gamecenter is not available for games that are not available on the app store. You have to get a "sandbox" account. There are about 20 achievements I Will consider putting it on the home page.
Quote:
- Why do I need to release all the ducks individually?
It increase the gameplay on some level
Quote:
- I miss a tap control system. So the player can tap left or right and the player moves accordingly. Faster tapping (or holding) can be used to control the movement speed. But maybe I should just get used to the touch control system as it seems to work quite well.
We tested a lot a "touching" control to move the bubble. Best way is with the accelerometer, it allow you to play with one hand but we kept the option of controling the bubble move with touch if you want to play in your bed or upsidedown... tapping doesn't seem very "natural" to me but I Will talk about this idea with the whole "team" of tester

Thanks again for taking time to test Splash
PS: I'm very honored you mentioned cut the rope as it's also one of my favourite games

Croissant Production
Paris - France
www.facebook.com/CroissantProduction/ Visit us !

Last edited by CroissantProduction; 06-20-2012 at 07:21 PM.
06-22-2012, 04:47 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 32
Many thanks to all the touch arcade members who register to the beta.
Thanks to you we are going to release a really great game.

Croissant Production
Paris - France
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06-22-2012, 10:55 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,705
I find the game to be a lot of fun it's like a cross between Where's my Water and Cut the Rope almost.
Your character is cute and the animation is nice the puzzles can be hard sometimes but it's a good balance between too hard and too easy so it works well the bubble adds a whole new dimension to the challenges.

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06-22-2012, 12:24 PM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 406
I just beta tested this game, I have to say a few things. At first there were a few issues, but within hours the developed fixed them which was amazing. The game now runs and plays great even on the itouch. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes games similar to where my water, cut the rop, saving yello, ext. Can't wait for the full game!
06-23-2012, 08:41 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 32
Thanks a lot guys ! I'm a Fan of Cut the rope so I take it as an honor that you compare my game with it ! I currently finishing the Space world with no gravity. It's really fun but a nightmare to level design. Anyway stay tuned the game should be out shortly

Croissant Production
Paris - France
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06-23-2012, 10:22 AM
#8
the video looks really impressive. It is not my type of game, but I can appreciate how much work you've put into the project!
06-25-2012, 10:20 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 32
@BanzaiTokyo Thank you! We really appreciate here!

Croissant Production
Paris - France
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06-28-2012, 07:59 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 6,899
Oh wow, this looks great, hope it doesn't share the same fate as Watee.