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Thumb Space - Pixel Art SHMUP (Launching 05/05/16)

04-16-2016, 02:26 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 96
Thumb Space - Pixel Art SHMUP (Launching 05/05/16)

Hey Folks!

Thumb Space has launched! With the help of @Boardumb we've moved things over to here

Check out the trailer:​







We need your help designing the next ship that will be added to the fleet!

Slap the creative grease onto your thumbs and start tinkering. The design must have an area to place your trusty thumb, fit neatly into a square and of course, keep it family friendly. Anything else goes!



It doesn’t matter if you have the drawing skill of a two thumbed human or a 4 thumbed chimp we’d love to see what you come up with.

Post your designs bellow and we'll choose a winner in 2 weeks! (14th May)

Good luck, Thumbkind is relying on you

Last edited by 0Hayes; 05-04-2016 at 06:10 PM.
04-17-2016, 04:00 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 96
We'll be launching for open beta very soon!



let us know if you're interested.

Last edited by 0Hayes; 04-17-2016 at 06:36 AM.

04-17-2016, 08:10 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 100
Hi TA'ers

DEADJAM here aka James Bolton. I first saw and played a mini prototype for ThumbSpace at the end of last year and I immediately was hooked by the control mechanic and game play. It was hard but very fun.

I approached Rob to ask if I could help out and fast forward a few months and ThumbSpace will be with you very soon.

Essentially Rob has done everything, the code, art, sfx and I've just been there to bounce ideas off and help create the trailer which launches in a couple of days - stay tuned for that!

That's all for now.

DEADJAM

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PRODUCER: THUMB SPACE | GAME DESIGN: MAYHEM! ON iOS 50% SALE | @DEADJAM
04-18-2016, 06:35 AM
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Posts: 430
the gam looks actually very cool ! Any game teaser on youtube ?
04-18-2016, 06:57 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kripa1415` View Post
the gam looks actually very cool ! Any game teaser on youtube ?
Thanks very much! As it goes, we'll be launching the trailer in 2 hours so stay tuned!
04-18-2016, 09:00 AM
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04-18-2016, 10:05 PM
#7
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Location: UK
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We're starting our search for beta testers! Get in touch if you would like to be part of the action.

04-19-2016, 10:23 AM
#8
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Location: UK
Posts: 100
There are lots of awesome ships for your Thumb Pilot to unlock that Rob has created.

If you have any ideas for a new ship design then please let us know!


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DEADJAM

PRODUCER: THUMB SPACE | GAME DESIGN: MAYHEM! ON iOS 50% SALE | @DEADJAM
04-20-2016, 04:00 AM
#9
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Location: UK
Posts: 96
Huge thanks to everybody that has helped test so far! I've uploaded a new build to testflight which will be available soon.

The update includes:
- Either Ray is now correctly called "Ether Ray"
- Spelling mistakes on the credits menu have been fixed
- Prize button can now be accessed from the game over menu
- Added a quick tutorial that lets you know how to reload for the first time

We're still looking for more feedback on the unique control mechanic so please get in touch if you'd like to help!
04-20-2016, 06:04 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 96
Just received and finished implementing some really great feedback from Teaboy Games; @frazermerrick (developers of fallen) and A4man (artist behind chain quest)

The changes to the latest build are:

- Slowed down the timer on the drone spawning
- Made the drone hit box a little more friendly
- Chance to fight an elite drone 5 seconds earlier!
- Made the sparrows collision a little larger
- Made a larger replay button on the game over menu. It's now even easier to get back into the action!
- Other minor tweaks to the game over menu

Hopefully these tweaks make the game just that little more accessible!

Last edited by 0Hayes; 04-20-2016 at 06:08 AM.