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Old 02-19-2014, 08:04 PM
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Hi guys. I'm new here on the forums. I've been working on a couple of games for mobile phones for a couple of years now (or close to it) and we just began our 2nd game. I was wondering if you guys might be willing to give some feedback. The game is a mixture between sim games and 2d action side scroller with an open world element. During the day you send your character, that you create, to work in order to earn in game currency which you can then use to buy upgrades for his/her apartment or new outfits. They also own a smart phone. So with that currency you can also purchase minigames for the character to play while they're at work. At night though, when the player puts them to sleep, they dream. The dreams can be nightmares at times, survival horror, or other times you may lead armies into battle. We're putting a huge emphasis on choices. So depending on the choices of the player, the game worlds can change drastically. We're hoping to add in game romances that the player can choose to follow through with or not. We're also focussing on a pixel art look. You can check out our facebook at www.facebook.com/wakethedreamerapp to see the art style that we've developed. Any input is greatly appreciated guys

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:07 PM
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Hi guys. I'm new here on the forums. I've been working on a couple of games for mobile phones for a couple of years now (or close to it) and we just began our 2nd game. I was wondering if you guys might be willing to give some feedback.
I'm actually in the same boat as you, somewhat I'm looking for beta testers for my new game but so far not getting any takers

But I'd be happy to take a look at your game and give feedback. Let me know what you need.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:10 PM
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Sorry for the short post initially haha. I hit enter without finishing up the rest of the post. I added a link to our facebook to show some screenshots of our prototype. We're going to be releasing our first trailer in about a week or so. We're in the final stages of editing and fine tuning right now :P
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:32 PM
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I like the pixel art, also the gameplay story sounds interesting and considering my interest, wouldn't mind to help and give some feedbacks
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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We would love to hear any feedback you've got! If you're interested you can like us on facebook so that you're notified when our trailer is released. Should be pretty soon
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:29 PM
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Personally, I'm not a huge fan of pixel art - I find the jaggedy edges jarring. But that's probably my OCD

I do love the concept for the game though and the fact that you are leaving it open ended and giving the player a lot of choices. Looking forward to being able to play it when it comes out ...
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:16 PM
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We would love to hear any feedback you've got! If you're interested you can like us on facebook so that you're notified when our trailer is released. Should be pretty soon
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:36 AM
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Haha yeah I can see where you're coming from. Hopefully the story and choices along with all of the customization options will hook you in . We're really shooting for a game that makes the players feel like it's THEIR game. I should mention also that the character that you create, the players, does not represent the players themselves, instead it's a person that exists within the 2nd dimension and is self aware. This meaning that you as the player have the power to influence/change/help the character...We're attempting to bring the power of dreams to people's pockets.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:53 AM
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Hi guys. I'm new here on the forums. I've been working on a couple of games for mobile phones for a couple of years now (or close to it) and we just began our 2nd game. I was wondering if you guys might be willing to give some feedback. The game is a mixture between sim games and 2d action side scroller with an open world element. During the day you send your character, that you create, to work in order to earn in game currency which you can then use to buy upgrades for his/her apartment or new outfits. They also own a smart phone. So with that currency you can also purchase minigames for the character to play while they're at work. At night though, when the player puts them to sleep, they dream. The dreams can be nightmares at times, survival horror, or other times you may lead armies into battle. We're putting a huge emphasis on choices. So depending on the choices of the player, the game worlds can change drastically. We're hoping to add in game romances that the player can choose to follow through with or not. We're also focussing on a pixel art look. You can check out our facebook at www.facebook.com/wakethedreamerapp to see the art style that we've developed. Any input is greatly appreciated guys
I like the concept of this. Being able to have the Mini games to stop monotony is nice.
Are the 'dream states' interactive? To me, if it's just something I'm watching each time, I'd quickly get bored.
Especially if everything else is the same each say. For example: character wakes up, goes to work, sits at desk, goes home, goes to sleep, ,dream state,' to watch a video? ( based on players choices), wake up, go to work......
Yawn. On the other hand, if the dream states are interactive, especially if they are sometimes different, would be fantastic. I love the idea of there being retro games on the cell phone. Like pong,or something similar with the basic monotone coloring in the cell phone screen. For graphics, the frame could actually be the cell phone. Maybe while playing, the character receives a call from his boss to get back to work. Because these days cell phones are used for everything from calendars to grocery lists to the alarm clock. You can take advantage of all sorts of interruptions. A reminder to pick up milk after work.....
Possibly how the player chooses to react to the interruption could be a factor in the type of dreams that occur?

I do like some sim type games but so many of them are boring. The same old thing every time I play just to get a new outfit or job. Bleh!
The concept you're stating sounds good to me. Sim quality with something extra.
Good luck with it!
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:11 PM
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Lavender, thats exactly what we're doing! There is essentially 2 worlds that players can explore. Each dream is fully interactive with some being more mission based, and others more exploratory leading to side quests. Everything is accessed through the characters smart phone.
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