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First Project of Claybox Interactive – We need your feedback!

08-24-2012, 04:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
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Fin Friends of Claybox Interactive – We need your feedback!

UPDATE - The Game is released !
TA-Thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=158201

UPDATE - We have a name:

Hello everyone!

We are 2 guys who previously worked as Character Artists at Crytek and are now woking on our first own game project.
We are excited to announce our upcoming iOS game "Fin Friends". Right now we are doing the last tweaks here and there and are targeting a late September release.

Here is what the game is about:

Ruby's friends have been captured by the evil fish gang !
Help Ruby to free his friends, who are held captive in nets and bring them to safety into the caves where they can hide in the coral reef.
Be brave and free as many friends as you can. Because only together you can shield yourself from the endless hazards of the ocean that are coming your way.

Beware and evade not only mean blowfishes, but also acid spewing squids, snapping crabs and other baddies, that are trying to take your friends away.

There is always something to do. Complete objectives and unlock new fin friends that increase your score or beat your Game Center friends for the highscore.

  • A beautiful underwater world with different sceneries
  • Funny unterwater creatures that want to make you smile
  • Simple 1-touch gameplay (tap to swim up)
  • Randomly generated obstacles that create a different game-experience every time you play.
  • 42 challenging objectives to accomplish
  • Unlock new fin friends to get the highest scores!
  • Multiple challenging boss events
  • Pick up different items that support you on your journey
  • Game Center integration
  • Universal-App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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The only big thing that's stil missing is THE NAME . We had many ideas for it but still can't seem to find the name that fits it best while being short and easy to remember.
It should be short enough, so it doesn't get automatically shortened on the home screen (like "Aweso...Game"). The maximun seems to be at 11-13 letters.

So far the working title has been "Clayfish" but since we think it doesn't really represent the game very well, we were thinking of lots of alternatives.
Here are some of the ideas we had:
  • Fin Friends
  • Bubble Friends
  • Bubble Fish
  • Sea Friends
  • Fin Rescue

So now we'd like to know from you, what's your idea how the game should be called and hopefully we get some inspiration from it ... if you have an idea let us know.

Any other feedback of course is most welcome!

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Last edited by Claybox; 10-01-2012 at 02:25 PM. Reason: beta
08-24-2012, 04:37 PM
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wow nice graphics. the textures look really amazing. Are those all hand painted?

08-24-2012, 04:40 PM
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I forgot to mention, we are coming from a 3d Art background, so everything was modeled and prerendered onto sprites.

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08-24-2012, 05:07 PM
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ahhh great idea.
08-24-2012, 09:47 PM
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Nice! That looks like a combination of Sea Stars and Platypus. Really digging the art!

Some ideas:

His name is Clayton. Clayton the clay fish (special breed) :P

Possible titles:
- Heroic Clayton
- Clay Fin
- Clayton's Rescue
- Clayfish Deliverance

Uhh...I'll think of more soon.


Last edited by Eoghann; 08-24-2012 at 09:57 PM.
08-25-2012, 02:30 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 26
thanks Eoghann,

interesting names

I'm also positively surprised that you picked up on the "Clay-" thing, because we thought people might not connect the game with "clay". We had it in the beginning because most of the game was modeled & sculpted with "digital clay" and had a bit of a clay look.

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08-25-2012, 03:15 AM
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I will point out an observational point of view for you =)


•To the name:

Clayfish or Clay

Clay to Plato!

•NAME: PLATO or PLYDO (Whatever fits)


•To the friends:

Friends or Buddy's

Buddy's to Bonded Companions

(The "Bonded" term referring to a fish who has bonded with other fish)

Bonded to Bonds!

•FRIENDS: BONDS (Plato's Bonds)


His name is his destined life's path.
He is, Bond...Plato Bond.

Or anything you do, I will pay and play no matter what!

Sincerely, Intersect
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08-25-2012, 03:53 AM
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Game reminds me of Off the Leash...

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
08-25-2012, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Intersect View Post
Or anything you do, I will pay and play no matter what!
Thank you Intersect ! great stuff right there !

And yes "Off the Leash" also reminded me of our idea when I heared of it ... looks like we weren't the only ones having that "friends" idea.

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08-25-2012, 06:18 AM
don't really have any suggestions for the name, but if that's what the final game is going to look like, then wow.

Playing: Ski Safari, Polara, Girls Like Robots, Dynamite Jack, Monster Flip, Polymer, Super Mole Escape, Dream of Pixels, Radballs