Darkin - a frantic vampire themed puzzle RPG (by Ten Foiled Hats)

03-07-2014, 05:35 PM
#1
Darkin - a frantic vampire themed puzzle RPG (by Ten Foiled Hats)

Darkin is hitting the App Store on May 15th 2014 at midnight !

Hey there Touch Arcaders!

We are Ten Foiled Hats and would like to officially announce our first mobile game ‘Darkin’ right here on the Touch Arcade forums. This seemed like the perfect place to do it since we are all avid Touch Arcade readers/listeners/watchers and forum lurkers =D.


Features

- Link-3 gameplay (similar to Match-3)
- 3 Game Modes
- Vampire Theme
- Soundtrack by amazing artist 'Ashbury Heights’ (Spotify: Ashbury Heights) (Facebook: Ashbury Heights)
- Gain experience points (XP) every time you play.
- Three different playable classes with more coming soon.
- 10 levels per class with a class specific reward at each level.
- Unlock new classes with class specific attributes.
- Has something for the most casual player as well as hardcore gamers.
- 40+ unique abilities.
- 20 different hellacious bosses.
- Game Center integration with tons of achievements.
- 5 languages at launch (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish) with more on the way.
- Android and Windows Phone versions released soon after iOS launch.


Screenshots









If all goes well, we should be submitting to the Apple App Store by the end of the month. So take a gander at the trailer and let us know what you think! We’d love to answer any questions you all might have.

Thanks for taking the time to check us and ‘Darkin’ out, hope to soon see you all battling us on the leaderboards =D




Last edited by ten foiled hats; 05-13-2014 at 09:09 AM. Reason: Game is going to be released / added that to the post
03-08-2014, 04:35 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 20
This looks really fun! Cant wait for it to be released!
The music is great, the art looks fun and cartoony!

May I ask you how you guys made the trailer? Because Im
developing a game myself, and have yet to find a recurring
software that records with little or no lag! What software do
you use, are you using some kind of "reflecting" software also?

Well, was an awesome trailer and hopefully youll get the game
out this month!

Good luck,
/Seb

03-08-2014, 05:20 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,199
Nice trailer!

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
03-08-2014, 06:04 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebmat86 View Post
May I ask you how you guys made the trailer? Because Im
developing a game myself, and have yet to find a recurring
software that records with little or no lag! What software do
you use, are you using some kind of "reflecting" software also?
Glad to hear that you like it!

We did the trailer using the Adobe Creative Cloud. The game assets used to generate the animation frames were done in Illustrator. Those assets were imported into After Effects where the animation was done and that was then imported into Premiere with the gameplay video where they were combined, edited and exported. There is a really great workflow called Dynamic Link between After Effects and Premiere I would recommend reading up on. You can get the entire Creative Cloud package these days for $75-$50 a month depending on the package you choose.

As far as recording the gameplay footage, we also struggled for a long time (including one very special attempt where we tried to balance an iPhone on a clear ruler suspended between two boxes recording our fingers playing Darkin on the iPad, yikes!) before we found THE perfect solution for iOS (requires a Mac though). It's called Reflector. It uses AirPlay and lets you record whatever you see with sound on your iDevice directly to your Mac. It's a great deal for $12!

Hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to message us.
03-08-2014, 01:48 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 20
Thanks a lot guys for the answer and for being cool!
Really looking forward to the game.

Cheers,
/Seb
03-09-2014, 08:52 AM
#6
Will be purchasing this. Looks great.
03-23-2014, 04:33 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 20
So today I got the chance to try out this beautiful gem that is Darkin! After just a few minutes I was totally hooked up! The graphics, the music and the sounds are all so good! This will most deffo be a buy! Love it
03-23-2014, 07:35 PM
#8
Could this be my replacement of Dungeon Raid? Have high hopes for it. Dungeon Raid feels a bit... old.
04-05-2014, 10:33 AM
#9
Ok, I'm super psyched for this. Was it submitted at the end of March like they expected it would be?
04-07-2014, 07:27 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCho133 View Post
Ok, I'm super psyched for this. Was it submitted at the end of March like they expected it would be?
We are in the final stages of bug squashing and polishing the game and expect to submit very soon. Glad to hear that you are excited about Darkin!