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Quantum Sheep's DOCKING SEQUENCE -Like the docking bits from Elite but in 2D Pixelart

12-09-2014, 10:46 AM
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Quantum Sheep's DOCKING SEQUENCE -Like the docking bits from Elite but in 2D Pixelart

Hi there, I'm Quantum Sheep!

You may remember me from such games as Air Supply: SOS, Air Supply - Infinite and Air Supply 1bit Run.

That's a lot of Air Supply! :O

Anyway! I've managed to sneakily make another game out (hopefully) next week if the review process goes well!

The game's called 'Docking Sequence' and here's a pic of the game, waiting patiently for review:



BLESS!

So, the game's a bit of an odd one to describe. Essentially, you're in a space ship and you have to 'Dock' with the rotating space stations.

A successful dock will move you onto the next level (There's 100 levels in all).

*edited to add* Here's a video:


Youtube link | Pop Up


I was definitely going for an Elite/2001 vibe with the game, and here's what it looks like:




You'll be able to unlock new ships (10 available), new music (six tracks I think!) and new colour palettes (10 in total).

Here's a look at the title screen in VB Red for example:



Movement involves swiping in the direction you want to move in. How hard you swipe controls how fast you move.

Tapping the screen will stop your ship moving!

Every time you move/stop you'll use up a unit of fuel (top left corner).

If you run out of fuel you have five seconds to dock before you explode!

Any fuel remaining when you dock is added to your collected total. Any astronauts you rescue are also added.

But only if you dock successfully! :I

Of course, docking is never easy (as anyone who ever played Elite knows!) but I've made it even more challenging with hazards!

These include Asteroids, pirates, wormholes, mines and even mysterious black Monoliths


I made the game in about a month (the last one, Air Supply SOS, took almost 4 years on and off) and I fell in love with it. I hope you guys will enjoy it too!

It'll be just $1 with no IAP and no ads - will try and get a video for you lovely peeps by the end of the week!

Any questions then please fire away!

Thanks for reading!

QS =D

Last edited by quantumsheep; 12-10-2014 at 12:26 PM.
12-09-2014, 11:03 AM
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Instabuy as a support to a great passionate Dev...without seeing any picture or video, i don't care. Good luck and sheepy hugs !

12-09-2014, 11:37 AM
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This sounds challenging. I'm excited to play it and get a feel for what you are describing. Hoping it gets reviewed quickly!!!

GC & Google Play: Jerutix -- Grace and Peace
12-09-2014, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Instabuy as a support to a great passionate Dev...without seeing any picture or video, i don't care. Good luck and sheepy hugs !
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. Looking forward to playing!

*shows the 🐏 some love*

Last edited by Anotherkellydown; 12-09-2014 at 12:18 PM.
12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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No ads and IAPs? For a buck!?!? Pfffffffft...pass.







:3 I kid.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
12-09-2014, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Instabuy as a support to a great passionate Dev...without seeing any picture or video, i don't care. Good luck and sheepy hugs !
That's very kind of you sir! *sheepyhugs*

I just hope I continue to make games that make you feel that way!

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Originally Posted by Jerutix View Post
This sounds challenging. I'm excited to play it and get a feel for what you are describing. Hoping it gets reviewed quickly!!!
It's VERY challenging. As in, one hit and you're dead challenging. I think it's the hardest game I've made, but on the up side, you do gradually get better/used to it (I hope!).

There's many ways to play it:
Some might go for rescuing astronauts (to unlock music).
Some might try and conserve as much fuel as possible (to unlock colours).
Some might just rush through to the end!
Some might just want to unlock all the ships (they have different cargo/fuel levels).
Some will want to get the high score (most successful docks without dying).

I hope that people will find it fun and challenging in different ways, but seldom (I hope!) frustrating!

A video will help for sure - I'll get onto that tomorrow!

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Originally Posted by Anotherkellydown View Post
*shows the �� some love*
Careful! You can get arrested in some places for stuff like that! :O

:P

Here's an extra screenshot, just for you guys!



Thanks for the interest! Will update with a video soon!

QS =D

Edited to add:

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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
No ads and IAPs? For a buck!?!? Pfffffffft...pass.







:3 I kid.
Why I oughta... *shakes sheepy fist*

12-09-2014, 01:15 PM
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Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
Interesting new game. Looks like I'm going to have to buy another itunes card whenever this comes out.

Kudos for taking an idea and running with it so quickly to a finished product.

I'm assuming this will be iOS6 compatible?

-nightc1
This gamer runs on premium games.
12-09-2014, 01:44 PM
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Location: Philippines
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Olrayt. Lez doo dis.

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
12-09-2014, 02:24 PM
#9
YAY!!
What more could anyone want for Christmas.
12-09-2014, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nightc1 View Post
Interesting new game. Looks like I'm going to have to buy another itunes card whenever this comes out.

Kudos for taking an idea and running with it so quickly to a finished product.

I'm assuming this will be iOS6 compatible?
Thank you! I think it's pretty unique, although you lovely lot are probably more up to date with what's out/been made to make a better judgment on that!

The idea came as part of a gamejam with the theme 'flight' - I'd rewatched 2001 again and been playing a lot of Elite Dangerous and was enjoying docking much more than in the original game!

I liked how actually *landing* was a mini-game in itself, and thought 'someone should make a game based on docking in Elite'.

So I did

Once I'd got the station and the ship movement down (it took a while!) the rest was relatively painless!

As far as I recall, it'll work fine on iOS5 and up - it runs on my iPad 1, for instance (though not spectacularly well I'll admit!).


Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Olrayt. Lez doo dis.
Yez, Letz!

Quote:
Originally Posted by slamraman View Post
YAY!!
What more could anyone want for Christmas.
How about a TA article?

http://toucharcade.com/2014/12/09/do...nce-announced/

I AM SITTING DOWN AND DRINKING TEA AS I WRITE! :O

Thanks Carter and TA - that was a fab surprise

QS =D