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[LeftRight] Katchup! Our flicking, swiping and bottling game submitted to Apple!

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09-25-2009, 03:15 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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[LeftRight] Katchup! Our flicking, swiping and bottling game submitted to Apple!

UPDATED: Thanks to all our beta testers for testing and helping us refine the game. We're now ready to submit KatchUp to the appstore and if all goes well we should see Katchup in the appstore 2 weeks from now!

We're finally ready to unveil our next game to everyone here at TA!

First off, the game is called Katchup and you play as a bottler, if that's an actual word or occupation, HA! Your job is to bottle as many bottles of ketchup ( !! hint hint - the name katchup !!) and not screw up.

The game is easy to pick up and there's two parts to the main game, you start off by flicking stuff that doesn't belong in the vat off the top conveyor, as you collect more tomatoes, the vat meter goes up. When the vat meter is full, you flip the switch and off you go, the bottom conveyor moves and bottles start coming in.

The second part of the game requires you to fill up the bottles with ketchup as the bottles appear. Control the nozzle left and right by swiping left right, and dispense ketchup by pressing the dispense button.

We've also thrown in a physics engine that takes care of moving, flicking and knocking things around, beware of a propelling duck or TV and make sure that nothing other than tomatoes goes into the vat. Discover more fun objects as you bottle more & more and be the top bottler of the year!

We're starting to accept beta testing for KatchUp!, so anyone who is interested PM me with the following information, if you have participated in this thread, we'll PM you soon to get those information:

Email Address
Your Device ID
Device Type
Device OS
Also if you have a Twitter/Facebook account, that's even better!


New video updated!!

Youtube link | Pop Up

Here's some screenshots!







So we need your help, we've designed 3 renditions of the game icon and help us by telling us which icon you like most.

Icon 1:


Icon 2:


Icon 3:



We feel that this game has a very unique game play and is not like most iPhone game genres out there, TD, Line Drawing, 3rd people shooter, platformers, etc... This game will promise to be fun, entertaining and educational too (urg... maybe .. ) but if you are an avid iPhone gamer, we like you to help us make this game as fun and entertaining. "How can I help?". Well, we really appreciate everyone's participation in this thread discussion, comments, feedback, etc. And finally we need beta testers soon!

So here's the thing, we're gonna start reveal details to the game bits by bits for now, plus it will be fun just to have people take a shot at guessing what sort of a game it is, getting into the suspend and very thing.

As we progress, we will update this thread with more info, screenshots, video, etc. If you would like to beta test, participate in the discussion here and if we think you have the potential to be a kickass tester, we'll get you setup to be a beta tester.


++++++++++++++++++ UPDATED ++++++++++++++++++++++
So without further ado, here's a screenshot!



Here's another graphic for part of the game. First to guess how Rubber Ducky plays in the the game get a promo code for smackBOTS. So no one has correctly guessed how Rubber Ducky plays in our new game but no worries, here's another game object to play with. Same deal, guess how does the hammer play in the game, have fun!




Adding another puzzle to the game! Introducing our newly built machine interface THE BOTTLE MASTER 3000!



TouchArcaders are going wild with guesses on how these objects will play in the game and here's a few that we personally love the most - right or wrong!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diggins
If they had a cool squeak I would play that for hours.

Ok so you're a magician and you use alchemy to turn the duck into a hammer but really it's a dooms day device in disquise(or however you spell that) and you rule the world!!!!!!!!

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp

Last edited by khangtoh; 10-29-2009 at 02:01 PM. Reason: update with more graphics
09-25-2009, 03:26 PM
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hmm, a line drawing conveyor belt game maybe???

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09-25-2009, 03:59 PM
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hmm, a line drawing conveyor belt game maybe???
"conveyor belt game" - Good guess but there's more
"line drawing" - No and Yes, it depends!

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp
09-26-2009, 12:24 AM
#4
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Location: Philippines
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bottle factory time management game.

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09-26-2009, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by sic View Post
bottle factory time management game.
Bottle .. YES!
Factory .. YES!
Time management.. YES!

but there's more!

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp
09-26-2009, 03:41 PM
#6
And why is this game fun?
09-26-2009, 03:51 PM
#7
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Location: The Golden State
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Okay so we know that this is a time management game....


All i needed to know

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09-27-2009, 09:12 AM
#8
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by iwantmoregames View Post
And why is this game fun?
Because. There's no aliens, zombies, dragons, stick figures , etc ...

Anyway we thought we would like to introduce to iPhone gamers a more unique gaming experience so stay tune as we reveal more game details.

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp

Last edited by khangtoh; 09-27-2009 at 09:07 PM.
09-27-2009, 09:15 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by eggzbacon View Post
Okay so we know that this is a time management game....


All i needed to know
Just a note it's more than just time management but if you're into time management, this game won't disappoint!

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp
09-27-2009, 12:10 PM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 302
Who needs a rubber ducky



Here's another graphic for part of the game. First to guess how Rubber Ducky plays in the the game get a promo code for smackBOTS.

Co-Founder/ IPhone Game Programmer
LeftRight Studios | LeftRight Studios Game Videos | Our iPhone Games: smackBOTS (Free) Top 100 App | KatchUp