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Deflecto - A Mobile Arcade Game for iPhone and iPad

07-06-2015, 09:23 AM
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Launching July 30th! Deflecto - A Mobile Arcade Game for iPhone and iPad

Hi TouchArcade,

This is my first post, but I'm a long-time reader and big fan of the site.

I've been developing this game on the side of my full-time job for the past two years, and I'm finally ready to share it with the world. I started with little-to-no experience in unity or coding, so it's been quite a journey from a rough idea in my head to this almost-finished product. My background is in art direction, video and motion graphics for advertising. I was also a passionate hobbyist musician for years (before fatherhood , so all the music and most sound effects in the game are mine as well.

I hope this will be the first of many mobile arcade games for zxy. And if there's enough interest, I'd love to refine Deflecto to be a great game, so any feedback is much appreciated. My plan is to release it before the end of July, so stay tuned and thanks for your time.

Brian Williams
zxy

Here is the teaser trailer:
https://youtu.be/PwrABEvWdGw

Deflecto - A Mobile Arcade Game Coming Soon for iPhone and iPad










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Defend tiny, peaceful cities from menacing enemy clouds. Your weapon is your finger; It has the power to deflect anything these angry clouds drop.

Tap the meteors to send them back toward the clouds and ultimately destroy them. Drag your finger over multiple objects to deflect many with one swipe. Find hidden eggs and collect their falling gems to boost your city’s health. The more clouds you destroy, the faster and trickier they will become; And so must your fingers.

Test your reflexes with intense, fast-paced arcade action. Beat 9 insanely difficult levels; Defend 9 minimalist 3d isometric cities.

- many different types of meteors to deflect
- power-ups that boost your deflection power
- realistic physics simulation
- charmingly animated mini-cities
- original chip tune soundtrack and sound effects
- Game Center achievements

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zxygames2015
For beta testing or more information contact zxygames2015@gmail.com

Last edited by zxy; 07-29-2015 at 09:44 AM. Reason: The game is about to launch, I'd like to make it more prominent
07-06-2015, 08:54 PM
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Looks interesting, email sent for beta.

07-09-2015, 06:13 PM
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Deflecto Concept Art

I built most of this game digitally, but I just ran across some concept sketches I did in the very early stages. Enjoy!
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07-14-2015, 06:20 PM
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Deflecto personified

What Deflecto might look like as a character
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07-15-2015, 07:37 PM
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Could I get a deflecto mini fig?
07-16-2015, 09:02 AM
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thumbcapes promotion

minifig, eh? I was thinking more along the lines of little thumbcapes with face stickers for your thumbnail.
07-16-2015, 08:02 PM
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Time for Beta Testing

Good news! A rough-around-the-edges version of Deflecto was approved for beta testing today. Shoot me an email with your apple id email address and device type/generation and I'll sign you up for beta testing.

thanks!
Brian
zxy
07-17-2015, 02:31 PM
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So Sayeth Greg the Sphinx!

send me an email and I will invite you to beta test. requires ios8 and a relatively new device.
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07-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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Noob Dev

For humor purposes only, this is one of my first attempts to understand how the game mechanics could work. I imagined some hexagonal prism with all the cities parented and rotating/sliding. I guess that could've worked but seems ridiculous now.
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07-19-2015, 04:56 PM
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The sounds in the trailer take me back to Astroids. And I like that FarmVille is under attack, but I vow to defend.

Send me beta instructions, pot favor! Email sent.