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Old 09-27-2013, 05:09 PM
jakooistra jakooistra is offline
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Default Cat in a Box Games should come back! Maybe resurrect Blue Attack?

Hey guys - I've been trying my hardest to do game dev in my spare time, and it is SLOW. I want to produce more content for you guys, become better at being a game dev, show some love to my un-updated properties, and bring back stuff that has lapsed in the app store (Original Blue Defense, Blue Attack).

But I am one man, with no funding, and a day job and a family. So my labour seems to mostly be in vain. Too slow to be meaningful, too sparse to be satisfying.

So I want to try something new.

Kickstarter just came to Canada.


I'd like to relinquish programming control, but stay in the creative seat - I want to hire other people to do the work that resides in my brain, and maybe get people like my friend Henry on the job so we can brainstorm awesome stuff together.

I want to give you guys, my fans, all the awesome stuff you deserve, and I want to love doing it instead of trying to sacrifice sleep and sanity in order to find the time to do so.


I'm very interested in running a Kickstarter, and I have some ideas for what I'd like to do, but I have no idea what kind of support base I've still got here. Help! Let me know where my fans are at, and let me know what kind of stuff you'd love to see from me in a kickstarter!

The basic idea is to resurrect Blue Attack as a base goal, and then we'll have stretch goals all the way up to John-quits-his-day-job-all-over-again!

Let me know, are you guys down for that?

Do you want to see more games from me and my friends?? Shout it out!
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:15 PM
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Shouting!!!!

I'd love to see re-balancing to Red Conquest!

I also liked Blue Attack!, Retina would be nice for this
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:30 PM
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I'd love to see re-balancing to Red Conquest!
Red Conquest is something I've loved for a long time, but it is quite possibly the most "niche" product I've ever made. I'd be interested in open-sourcing parts of it, and allowing the community to run it in a more comprehensive way. Maybe even come up with a way for the truly dedicated fans to rebalance certain components of it? And get rid of that turtle-in-the-corner hack that some players started using? Man that was annoying.

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I also liked Blue Attack!, Retina would be nice for this
Yeah, currently Blue Attack isn't even in the app store - and to resubmit, we'd need to do some work on it. I'd love to bring it into the modern world, maybe with iphone 5 resolution support, as a universal app for the ipad users that want ipad-specific controls? I always thought it could benefit from a proper controller, maybe some iOS 7 controller input options?
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:06 PM
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I am broke as crap, but if there's any small way in which I can help get the word around, I will.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:19 AM
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Still have all your apps installed, on my front page. I can't think of another indie dev that deserves a kickstarter more than you. Red Conquest's multiplayer was fantastic, loved the balance and ingame chat feature, something you never saw in other games during that time.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:29 AM
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Still have all your apps installed, on my front page. I can't think of another indie dev that deserves a kickstarter more than you. Red Conquest's multiplayer was fantastic, loved the balance and ingame chat feature, something you never saw in other games during that time.

Best of luck!
ALL of my apps? Wow, even Blue Defense and Blue Attack? Those titles aren't even in the App Store anymore! I guess you never even uninstalled them.

You're hard core, man.

So you still play them all from time to time? Which one is your favourite?
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:08 PM
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An updated Blue Attack would be awesome! I've still got Blue Attack and always break it out whenever I feel like building up a squadron of bullet-raining death machines. I still have all your other games too... except for the original Blue Defense, which I accidentally deleted for some strange reason!

I'd love to see your games come back to life!
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:27 PM
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ALL of my apps? Wow, even Blue Defense and Blue Attack? Those titles aren't even in the App Store anymore! I guess you never even uninstalled them.

You're hard core, man.

So you still play them all from time to time? Which one is your favourite?

I played Blue Defense 1 most recently, it's personally my favorite of them all, and I still like it better than the sequel, for a couple reasons.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:53 PM
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An updated Blue Attack would be awesome! I've still got Blue Attack and always break it out whenever I feel like building up a squadron of bullet-raining death machines.
I always loved the ridiculousness of the fully-upgraded squadron - just raining bullets in whatever direction you want. I liked to sell off my weapon accuracy, and then it's just a huge spout of death.

Interesting side note - the number of ships and the number of weapon upgrades were limited by the speed of the original iphone CPU. If I were to make an update, I might use the iphone 4 as a baseline, which would enable a significantly larger number of bullets to be in flight...
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:47 PM
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I would love to see a revamped Blue Attack! as it was my favorite of the series.

Not that I have an iPhone 5, but widescreen support would let you move those buttons out a little bit further to increase visibility.

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I played Blue Defense 1 most recently, it's personally my favorite of them all, and I still like it better than the sequel, for a couple reasons.
I like the first Defense! game better as well. Not entirely sure why...

Still have all your apps on, but somehow they got split up: Fastar is in an RPG folder and everything else is in a Blue/Red folder (which also has Blue Libra in it.)
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