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Toybox - game equivalent of patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time

06-26-2012, 06:00 AM
#1
Joined: May 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 10
Toybox - game equivalent of patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time

Barrel of Donkeys is proud to announce Toybox, a shooter/match 3 mashup coming August 23:





Shoot enemies on one side of the screen to earn blocks on the other. Then stack the blocks to score points, power up your weapons and earn extra lives. Survive as long as you can to get a high score. Each week the level changes and there's a new leaderboard to climb.



Things we hope you’ll like about Toybox:
  • New level every week - Everyone in the world faces the same patterns of enemies, giving you the chance to learn them and improve. Then after a week the patterns change and there's a new leaderboard to climb. So if you haven't played in a while it's worth coming back for another round.
  • Master an all new useless skill - Play a simple shooter with one thumb and a match 3 puzzler with the other. Each side affects the other, so you need to concentrate on the present while planning ahead at the same time.
  • It's polite - The rounds are short and sweet, there's no leveling-up treadmill, and no spam-your-friends silliness.
  • Daring comebacks - Lost your last life? Quick - you’ve still got a moment to pull off a desperate block combo and get back in the game.
  • Simple control scheme, optimised for handheld - Each of your thumbs controls one side of the game. It's simple and comfortable and the hit areas are nice and big, not fiddly.
  • Taunt the world (or your friends) - Make the top 3 and your initials will appear at the start of the everyone else’s games for the next week. Or, connect with friends and compare scores within your friend pool.
  • Generative soundtrack - Your in-game actions trigger the notes that make up the melody.
  • IAP or ads? Nope - You buy it, it's all yours.



Hope it sounds fun! Any questions or feedback welcome.

Cheers,
Julian and Sam

barrelofdonkeys.com
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Last edited by Barrel of Donkeys; 08-09-2012 at 01:50 AM.
06-26-2012, 02:22 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Over there --->
Posts: 594
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrel of Donkeys View Post
[*]Master an all new useless skill
Made me laugh.

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06-26-2012, 03:58 PM
#3
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 538
Might want to reconsider the name, it's already in use on the App Store by a physics sandbox entertainment app.

(see it here) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toy-box-physics-sandbox/id320566569?mt=8&ls=1
06-28-2012, 11:39 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TooTinyMan View Post
Made me laugh.
Sort of applies to most games when you think about it, doesn't it? :-)
Though I like to think this game is somewhat new, and especially useless.

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Originally Posted by chimpman252 View Post
Might want to reconsider the name, it's already in use on the App Store by a physics sandbox entertainment app.
'Toybox' has made it through the app submission process so hopefully we're good. But yeah, there are a few apps with similar names, though I hadn't come across that one in particular, cheers.
08-02-2012, 08:58 AM
#5
Joined: May 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 10
Toybox has been approved by Apple, woohoo, so it'll be out on the 23rd of August. Plus I finally finished the trailer:

08-07-2012, 04:18 PM
#6
I love stuff like this. Looking forward to the release!

and the horse you rode in on

Awaiting: Ridiculous Fishing // Random Battles // Monster Loves You! // Punch Quest // FIST OF AWESOME // Hammer04 // Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage
08-07-2012, 10:42 PM
#7
Wow great trailer!
08-08-2012, 12:59 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Awesome!
08-08-2012, 03:45 AM
#9
Wow. That looks every bit the 'insta-buy'. Gorgeous artwork, with innovative and devious gameplay? You guys could be the next Simogo... Count me in.
08-08-2012, 05:03 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 59
looks really cool. good luck!