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Pop Puff and Away! - A deceptively cute looking but challenging puzzle game

04-12-2015, 09:25 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 49
Pop Puff and Away! - A deceptively cute looking but challenging puzzle game


Greetings TouchArcade!

Our game has just been recently accepted to Indie Prize and Casual Connect Asia 2015! This encouraged us to go out and spread word about our game some more!

We are hoping to be part of this awesome community so expect to see more of us soon!

Yummy Description
Pop Puff and Away! is a cute looking but challenging puzzle game where stepping on arrows throws you in the direction they are pointing at. Control our two protagonists and help them get all the treats scattered on the island!

Mouthwatering Screenshots
Link to more screenshots below. Click on the image for more!

Tantalizing Video Gameplay

Sweet game details
  • - Around 50+ levels to solve!
  • - Has 5 different worlds each with their own unique puzzle mechanic!
  • - Play the first few levels for free. Unlock everything else with just a one time payment!
  • - Will be out for Android, IOS, and FireFox OS!

Last edited by AccidentalRebel; 09-29-2015 at 02:38 AM. Reason: Added video
04-13-2015, 09:47 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 49
Was told that the thread needed some giffy goodness. Let me fix that.

Here are some updates that we posted on our devlog from the last two weekends.

Infinite Loops
While playing around with one of the puzzle mechanics, we've found out that you can get yourself stuck in an infinite loop if you are not careful. You can just restart a level if you do get stuck but it's just fun to watch.

Highlighting arrows connected to switches
We added a feature where touching switches highlights the arrows that it is connected to. It is an effort to make it easy for players to plan their moves.


Background detail polishes
Added a bit more polish to the levels. For the gif below, I've added a simple animation to the windmill. It's not much but it does add a bit more liveliness to the level. There will be more soon, of course.



04-13-2015, 11:44 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: ID
Posts: 1,608
Cute graphic..

Game Center ID: copaeci
04-14-2015, 10:08 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 49
Chapter Purchase Window

We reworked our chapter purchase window to make sure that it is clear to players what they will get from buying all the chapters.


For example, we made sure to explain that each chapter will have a new puzzle mechanic that they will get to play around with when they purchase. We've also highlighted three trial levels so that they could get a gist of the mechanic. Plus, a very big button with a shopping cart icon for easy purchasing.

Here's a better view of one of the chapter purchase windows (Pardon the quality of the text):


We have still yet to test the new layout if it is user friendly and easy to understand. Will definitely post the results here soon.

Last edited by AccidentalRebel; 04-14-2015 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Grammar
04-14-2015, 02:12 PM
#5
Oh, so cute! Am keeping my eye on this one!
04-14-2015, 08:50 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 259
Interesting mechanics plus cute graphics = WIN!

There are so many interesting and original mechanics in this game like bumping the other character and the switches that turn the arrows. I also like how adorable the characters are and the little details in the background are very interesting especially when they animate.

Last edited by keybol; 04-14-2015 at 08:54 PM.
04-15-2015, 06:09 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by keybol View Post
There are so many interesting and original mechanics in this game like bumping the other character and the switches that turn the arrows. I also like how adorable the characters are and the little details in the background are very interesting especially when they animate.
Thanks, Keybol! The puzzle mechanics were a result of a multitude of experimentation. We started with just the basic one and introduced some twists little by little. Right now we have 5 puzzle mechanics and we are thinking of adding more players clamor for it.
04-15-2015, 06:54 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,604
The graphic is cute.

Pine Entertainment
04-15-2015, 09:03 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by copaeci View Post
Cute graphic..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre View Post
The graphic is cute.
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Originally Posted by Valentia View Post
Oh, so cute! Am keeping my eye on this one!
Thank you, guys! Cute is definitely what we were going for. However, it is not easy as it looks. We want players to feel challenged when playing this game.
04-15-2015, 09:26 PM
#10
Oh, yes, the puzzling is the important thing! The cuteness is a very nice icing on the cake but, yeah, the puzzling is paramount.

Have you discussed a possible release timeframe here yet? I did look, but didn't notice anything. 'Course I might have just missed it. I'd love to know when we might expect to enjoy this one.