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iPhone: Just a Button -> Free - Experimental - made in 7 days - contest

08-28-2009, 08:02 AM
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Just a Button -> Free - Experimental - made in 7 days - contest

Hey guys, my last game was just release on App Store today
You can follow the development on the forum here.


Short version:

Just a Button is an experimental game made in 7 days by one person.
Just a Button is available on App Store for free.

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=327532792&mt=8

http://frogames.com/iphone/

How to play: When you see a button, push it!
This game is a multiplayer game only, play it with your friends.

Features
- 2, 3 or 4 players
- 4 game modes
- Fun, with just a button


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Long version :

(Fun with) Just a Button (and some Friends)

Just a Button is a little game made for the Experimental Gameplay Project.

The rules of Experimental Gameplay Project are pretty simple:
1. Each game must be made in less than seven days,
2. Each game must be made by exactly one person
3. Each game must be based around a common theme i.e. “gravity”, “vegetation”, “swarms”, etc.

The theme for august 2009 was "Bare minimum" and, as you can see, the graphics of the game are close to the theme.
Having bare minimum visuals is the first step, but trying to find the bare minimum gameplay to have fun with a game seems a lot more interesting!
The idea behind Just a Button is that pushing a button is the minimal action needed to do something in 95% of video games, so why not trying to make a game where this action is the only one available?
This game explore gameplay variations around this thought. Quickly the multiplayer aspect was added to the project because hell yeah, playing games is even better with friends around!


And so here was born the idea:
Fun with Just a Button and some Friends.

More about Frogames
www.frogames.com

More about Experimental Gameplay Project
www.experimentalgameplay.com

Many thanks to QQQ for the button design!


Youtube link | Pop Up




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Mini contest
I will offer 4 licenses of our Mac/PC games to the firsts who made a video of people playing the game and post it on YouTube.
The video must be :
- clean
- not too long
- explain how to get the game (App Store or http://www.frogames.com/iphone)
- show at least 2 peoples playing the game (3 or 4 would be even better)

If you can only get pictures that would be rewarded too

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Last edited by Mathieu; 08-28-2009 at 01:55 PM. Reason: contest
08-28-2009, 08:06 AM
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Oh, so that's how you play the game...

There's already a thread on this though.

08-28-2009, 08:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by froggy1233 View Post
Oh, so that's how you play the game...

There's already a thread on this though.
I sent a note to the mods to lock my thread, since this one is by the developer.

I really like the art style of this game, I'm going to try it out now.

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08-28-2009, 08:22 AM
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Oh I didn't saw your thread Palfince, sorry

Remember that it's an experimental game made in just 7 days by a lonely developer. I gladly take advice and suggestions if can think about a game mode or something else.

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08-28-2009, 08:55 AM
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08-28-2009, 01:28 PM
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I forget about the contest... here it is

Mini contest
I will offer 4 licenses of our Mac/PC games to the firsts who made a video of people playing the game and post it on YouTube.
The video must be :
- clean
- not too long
- explain how to get the game (App Store or http://www.frogames.com/iphone)
- show at least 2 peoples playing the game (3 or 4 would be even better)

If you can only get pictures that would be rewarded too

Frogames.com - Games for Mac, PC and... iOS!
TITUS - Politics is not a game available for iPhone & iPad
touch.gg - Bookmark iOS Apps & track Price Drops.
08-28-2009, 01:41 PM
#7
Mathieu!

Glad to see it's finally out! I'm going to pick this up right now.

I would help you with a YouTube video, but I broke my camera last weekend...

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08-28-2009, 03:09 PM
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note: haven't watched any videos.

how the heck is this greater than 10 meg? are you using massively un-compressed images or something? jesus!
08-28-2009, 04:30 PM
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I'm using Unity3D. I can't go less than 14Mb unfortunately.

Frogames.com - Games for Mac, PC and... iOS!
TITUS - Politics is not a game available for iPhone & iPad
touch.gg - Bookmark iOS Apps & track Price Drops.