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Dinofour - by craigeatscrayons (An adorable, 2D platformer/puzzle game.)

02-26-2015, 10:35 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
Dinofour - by craigeatscrayons (An adorable, 2D platformer/puzzle game.)


Hello friends! A few people have suggested I come here to post a preview of my upcoming iOS title, 'Dinofour'.

Dinofour is a retro-inspired, platformer/puzzle game with a prehistoric theme. Play as four dinosaur friends, with each having their own unique ability that they must use to solve a series of challenging puzzles. Work together to overcome obstacles, defeat enemies and become reunited with your beloved lost eggs.

The game is due to be released June 1st. There will be a free version of the game (with ads) and a paid version of the app (no ads) available.

For more info you can check out http://www.craigeatscrayons.com and for those interested in following the development process you can follow our twitter at http://www.twitter.com/craigeatscrayon


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02-27-2015, 08:22 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,195
Sweet, more dino games.
I'll be following this.

02-27-2015, 12:36 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: ID
Posts: 1,608
Only one wish: Universal support

Game Center ID: copaeci
02-27-2015, 09:49 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by saansilt View Post
Sweet, more dino games.
I'll be following this.
Thanks! I hope to see the dinosaur genre blossom.

Quote:
Originally Posted by copaeci View Post
Only one wish: Universal support
Thanks for your input. I'm going to run a few tests to see how comfortable the controls are on larger screen devices, like iPads. I'm 90% sure I can make it work.


28/02/2015

I've had the very talented Joshua Cohen working hard on the music for this game. I'm starting to get some tracks back from him and am in the process of implementing them into the game. What I've heard is absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to show you guys his work.

As for the overall progress of the project, I'd say it's about 75% complete. I have to design another 15 or so levels and then begin what will likely be a long and tedious polishing/bug testing process.


Dino switching action!

I would love some opinions on these icons. Which do you prefer?

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02-27-2015, 10:02 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,937
Icon 3, also your game looks adorable- my wife will love this.
02-27-2015, 11:00 PM
#6
Icon 3. I mean, who doesn't 'dawwwwwww <3' when they see a pixelated dino hugging an egg that's the same size as him/her?
02-28-2015, 07:59 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Based Xatu View Post
Icon 3, also your game looks adorable- my wife will love this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGreatEscaper View Post
Icon 3. I mean, who doesn't 'dawwwwwww <3' when they see a pixelated dino hugging an egg that's the same size as him/her?
Thanks for the kind words and input. I asked on Twitter too and it seems people like #1 and #3 equally! At least I can safely eliminate icon #2.

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02-28-2015, 10:46 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,157
04-29-2015, 09:51 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
Hello friends!

It's been a while since I've posted to this blog, so I thought I'd drop by and share a short game play video and quick update on progress.

The good news: The game is pretty much complete. The bad news: It needs some serious polishing before I send it off to Apple for review.

The really bad news is I have absolutely no idea about how to monetize & market an app. So any advice, ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated in this area.
Other than that, I really only need to fix a few minor bugs and implement game center features like achievements, ect. before the game is ready to submit.

Here is gameplay footage from the first tutorial level that explains Green Dino's special ability and how to use it to move boulders and activate switches. Sorry the video is a little laggy. I used screen capture software that I didn't pay very much money for.

Youtube link | Pop Up


This particular video really doesn't showcase many of the apps features, so if you haven't already please check out the Dinofour trailer

Youtube link | Pop Up



Orange Dino incinerating a hog. Adorable.


Dinofour running on the iPhone family.

Any feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas are GREATLY appreciated. Any please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Hopefully next time I update this blog it will be after the app is reviewed by Apple!

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04-29-2015, 09:59 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,913
Oh... I love this! It reminds me of some dinosaur android games I've played before.
Looks adorable and I am looking forward to playing!