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FREE! My kickass learning game is FREE all weekend ( PARENTS don't miss it )

06-29-2012, 10:26 PM
#1
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 33
FREE! My kickass learning game is FREE all weekend ( PARENTS don't miss it )

I made a truly different type learning game for Iphone. It is social learning game for parents to play WITH kids. Co-Op! It is FREE all weekend.

Coop Phonics

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coop-phonics/id514707476?mt=8&ls=1

or check out trailer here

www.coopplay.com
06-29-2012, 10:46 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 159
Hey thanks, nickmarks! My 2-year-old daughter and I will give this a shot tomorrow morning—it looks great. I especially love the retro art direction. Maybe it's because I'm over 35, but I seem to be a sucker for big, blocky pixels these days

~od

O'Doyle rules!

Last edited by O'Doyle; 06-29-2012 at 10:49 PM.

06-29-2012, 10:49 PM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 33
HA! I am 35 too. Us old timers have to stick together. Yah it took me a long time to develop the style. I wanted something iconic for kids but also cool for parents

You will have a blast with your daughter. Here are some reviews for it.

http://www.coopplay.com/reviews.html

I know you have never played a game like it with your daughter. Post a review here when you are done! I want to make a ton more like and want to know what people think!

Nick
06-29-2012, 10:55 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickmarks View Post
HA! I am 35 too. Us old timers have to stick together. Yah it took me a long time to develop the style. I wanted something iconic for kids but also cool for parents

You will have a blast with your daughter. Here are some reviews for it.

http://www.coopplay.com/reviews.html

I know you have never played a game like it with your daughter. Post a review here when you are done! I want to make a ton more like and want to know what people think!

Nick
Will do, man. She's REALLY advanced for 2; we'll see if she's a quick study with it

Now, if you could only make a sequel for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd personal pronouns, near and far demonstratives, common prepositions, etc.

There are a bajillion ABC apps, but she's known those for a year now. She can count to 20 in English and French, but I just can't get her past referring to herself in the third person, hehe...

O'Doyle rules!
06-30-2012, 12:34 AM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 82
I'll try it with my 3 year old this weekend. I'll post impressions. Thanks!

My Retro Gaming TV Show/Podcast: www.famicomdojo.tv

Now playing/loving: Magic 2013, Ghost Trick, iAssociate 2, KanjiBox, Warfare Inc., Newtonica, Wispin, Game Dev Story, Infinity Blade
06-30-2012, 11:58 AM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 33
Sensei - awesome! That is great age. You will have a blast!
07-01-2012, 10:47 AM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 82
She's actually 3 next month and she had a lot of fun with the game. She didn't understand the phonics so much but that will come in time. Once she learned she could just keep mashing the high-five it was hard to get her to focus on looking at the letters. I love the concept and the art style. When she gets a bit older I'll give it another go.

My few comments:

The hit detection on the evil witch is kind of hit or miss. My daughter got her a few times and it didn't register. That was a bit frustrating for her.

For my little one it would be great if to move onto the next section something other than the high five could be done. Not sure what exactly and I know you need to make it easy for "big kids" rather than adults.

On that note, it would be nice if I cold tell the game I was a father and not a big kid.


But I think the game is fine just the way it is. She may not have fully understood it, but my daughter loved playing it with me. You did a great job on this one. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

My Retro Gaming TV Show/Podcast: www.famicomdojo.tv

Now playing/loving: Magic 2013, Ghost Trick, iAssociate 2, KanjiBox, Warfare Inc., Newtonica, Wispin, Game Dev Story, Infinity Blade