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Fat Penguin! : Quick-Play Retry Style Game

02-08-2016, 08:22 AM
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Fat Penguin! : Quick-Play Retry Style Game

Fat Penguin! - Launching February 25th, 2016 (Promo Codes Below)
Hey everyone, I'm getting ready to release my 2nd game for iOS (My first was Krashlander - Ski, Jump, Crash!) I decided this time to try something a bit more easy to pick-up and get going. It's called Fat Penguin! Here's the pitch...

YOU ARE FAT! Too fat to swim... and you're a penguin. Stay on the iceberg as long as you can.

Fat Penguin! is a free pick-up and play game with a simple but unique game mechanic. You are a fat penguin stuck on an iceberg in some desolate part of the ocean.

Things start off calm, but a storm roles in quickly, the waves get crazy, and things get dicey.

Last as long as you can and see how your longest ride compares to others on Game Center.

Fat Penguin! - Official Trailer


Fat Penguin! - Screens








What's interesting about Fat Penguin!
  • -Simple pick-up and play game mechanic
  • -Cool waves and weather systems
  • -Leaderboard for the longest ride
  • -Developed by myself in my spare time (My wife helped with the Penguin)

Other Details
Launch Date: February 25th, 2016
Price: Free
Website: http://www.farseergames.com/fat-penguin
Contact: jeffweber@farseergames.com
Twitter: @jeffweber

Fat Penguin! is my 2nd game for iOS. My first game was Krashlander - Ski, Jump, Crash!

Fat Penguin! - Press Kit
Fat Penguin! Press Kit

Promo Codes

LJFKK6M7WKE6 - gone
MEKR9RL39FY7
RYKW7PPFKHER
34AJFEM3MKHX
7F4TK4JX399H - gone
XF66ALTAM4KE
WL4H93MNN9PJ
MJEK9R9ME9J6
YNHKPEELLWH9 - gone
3HWFLLEE3Y6R

Let me know what you think,

Last edited by JeffWeber; 02-08-2016 at 03:46 PM.
02-08-2016, 09:04 AM
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I got 7F4TK4JX399H, will leave some impressions soon.

02-08-2016, 10:19 AM
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I got the code: YNHKPEELLWH9

Cool game man. The gameplay kinda reminds me of this one YoHoHo. Good luck with the game!
02-08-2016, 10:23 AM
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Any and all impression would be great!
02-08-2016, 10:24 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OldschoolBG View Post
I got the code: YNHKPEELLWH9

Cool game man. The gameplay kinda reminds me of this one YoHoHo. Good luck with the game!
Hmmmm.. I've not heard of that game... my wife is checking it out while I'm at work! :-) Hope it's not TOO similar.

Thanks for trying the game.

-Jeff
02-08-2016, 03:29 PM
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LJFKK6M7WKE6 taken...

thanks a lot, i'll post impressions asap.
02-09-2016, 06:49 AM
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Thanks, Gwarmaxx!
02-10-2016, 10:42 AM
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Just a heads up.

Fat Penguin is soft-launched in both Canada and the Netherlands. If you live in either, please give it a try.

Canada:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/fat-penguin!/id1057721192?ls=1&mt=8

Netherlands:
https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/fat-penguin!/id1057721192?ls=1&mt=8

-Jeff
02-16-2016, 06:46 AM
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Fat Penguin! Dev Tidbit

Fat Penguin! Developer Tidbit (For those interested):

Fat Penguin! is actually a remake of a game I made a long time ago for another, now extinct, platform (Silverlight).

That game was called Tire Storm (terrible name! I know.)

Here is what that game looked like:



-Jeff
02-21-2016, 04:18 PM
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Fat Penguin! Dev Notes 2

Hey, all. Here some more developer notes about Fat Penguin for those interested in that kind of thing.

Fat Penguin wasn't suppose to be my next game.

After releasing my first game, Krashlander, my plan was to begin work on re-developing a cliff diving game I made a long time ago called Diver. Diver was build using Silverlight which is now a defunct technology.

Old Diver Trailer:


Well, my wife had been wanting me to update Tire Storm (see previous post) for a while so I decided to compromise and use Tire Storm to work through the development of the water system I'd need for the diving game.

My thought was I'd kill three birds with one stone: Get a new, more casual game out, create a nice physics water-system for diver, and make my wife happy!

So, that's what I did and Fat Penguin! is the result. Please give it a try once it's released on Feb 25th.

FYI, now that Fat Penguin! dev is complete I'm spending all my spare time working on the new diving game... so stay tuned for that as well.

Have a great day, everyone.