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Dark Dot: Action SHMUP with Drawing and Manipulation

08-06-2016, 07:53 AM
#1
Joined: Aug 2016
Location: Singapore
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Dark Dot: Action SHMUP with Drawing and Manipulation [Looking for Feedback!]



Hi everyone! We're Inzen Studio and we're a small team based in the sunny Singapore. The co-founders met at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab (now known as the SUTD Game Lab) and we all worked on this game called Dark Dot.

Dark Dot was released back in 2011, with only 4 levels on iPad only and it was covered here:
Touch Arcade Review: http://toucharcade.com/2011/11/01/da...r-ipad-review/

It was released as a demo prototype which showcases a research topic back then. After we came out to start Inzen Studio, we couldn't help but think about Dark Dot over... and over... and over........ aaaand we decided to see if we could license it back from the game lab.

We never looked back.

We started working on the full game in 2015 and we're gonna push it out on both iOS (for iphones too this time!) and Android. We also put in quite abit of new features that will hopefully make the game experience more engaging and complete.

Trailer and Introduction Video




Gameplay
You start the game by drawing any shape and you control the 12 Darklets via manipulating the shape or via re-drawing. You can rotate to get through tight spaces, pinch for concentrated fire or expand for a wider firing range. Darklets fire automatically and you can switch powers anytime while playing. The type of power available depends on the Darklets that you've chosen for your team and by upgrading or evolving the Darklets, you also increase the power level.





There are over 80 Darklets to collect, upgrade and evolve, as well as ability cores that will help you in-game. We've also included special comic panels that will show you more about the backstory of Dark Dot and why he's doing what he's doing. There are 9 different Elemental worlds to explore, together with 9 Elemental Bosses. We've also included an Endless mode where you can compete with your friends.

We're trying to push the game out in the next month or two and we'd really like to know your feedback as we want to make this game as good as we can get. We'll push out more updates regarding the Dark Dot world and we hope that you'd enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them!

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Last edited by Minion 0; 08-09-2016 at 12:20 PM. Reason: Update
08-09-2016, 12:33 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2016
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Water Elementals

Here's a preview of our Water Elementals!



There are 9 different Elemental Worlds and this is one of my favorites. The Boss is called Maestra Maelstrom and she's one of the most powerful Boss in the Geo-Elemental World!

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08-09-2016, 12:43 PM
#3
Looks very nice
08-09-2016, 09:27 PM
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Need this right now !
08-09-2016, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by APPSER View Post
Looks very nice
Thank you! Our artists gave it their best touches.. XD

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08-09-2016, 11:13 PM
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Need this right now !
US TOO! Hah. We're trying to complete this as fast as we can. We can't wait to get your gameplay feedback on the game!

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08-11-2016, 12:59 AM
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Fire Elementals

Hi there! This is Queenferno! She dashes around, leaving a trail of fire behind her. Her elementals deal quite a huge amount of damage and the most effective way to counter her is to use the Water Elemental Power!

PS: Powers counter each other so the most effective power against the Water Elementals would be the Fire Power!


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08-12-2016, 06:49 PM
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Looks great graphics wise and the gameplay sounds really good too. I'm intrested in knowing more about the varying characters you can get and how they are upgraded? Just wondering if it's something that'll be a grind or just happen as you progress normally.
08-12-2016, 06:57 PM
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Looks super fun. Any chance to have an IAP to make this a more premium game? This is F2P right?

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08-13-2016, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ste86uk View Post
Looks great graphics wise and the gameplay sounds really good too. I'm intrested in knowing more about the varying characters you can get and how they are upgraded? Just wondering if it's something that'll be a grind or just happen as you progress normally.
Thank you!! We've got about 80 different Darklets (characters you add into your team) that can be morphed, using different types of currency in the game. We've got:

- Elemateria for Common Morphs (which is dropped by enemies in-game)
- Orbs for Uncommon Morphs (which is dropped by bosses)
- Pure Aether for Rare Morphs (which is the premium currency you purchase using money)

You can also get currencies via playing through the Challenge Modes in the game. (Boss Rush, Loot Runs and Powered Boss Modes)

Each Darklet comes with different statistics that will add to your overall team stats, which includes stats like attack power and shield power. Some rare Darklets have Leader Skills as well, which will give you an additional boost in-game. You can also upgrade the Darklets which will increase their stats (til level 10), or Evolve by combining different Darklets to become a new powerful Darklet.

Hmm. I guess for your basic team, you'd be able to morph new Darklets fairly easily (we also give free morphs everyday!) and if you want rare Darklets, you'd probably need to grind a lil for the currency required!

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