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3D Spinner (by DemonStudios)

06-24-2017, 07:53 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 409
3D Spinner (by DemonStudios)



3D Spinner on the App Store

Sorry in advance, I really am. But these fidget spinners are huge, and like it or not there is a high demand for spinner apps, and I figured I could make a much better simulation of this spinner phenomenon than the apps that were already out there. So I made 3D Spinner. Don't hate the player, hate the game

It's pretty much just a pure fidget spinner simulation, with ultra realistic physics, graphics and sound effects. There are 14 spinners in total, two of which are free with the free app. A single low-price IAP unlocks 12 more spinners, and there are no ads at all.


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Although it's not a game as such, it can display the RPM and spin time, so fans could make their own games up e.g. who can get theirs to spin the fastest or for the longest. If there is enough demand I could gamify it and have leaderboards etc., e.g. longest spin, fastest spin, most spins etc, but thought that would detract from the point of these things - just to spin them up and down and be strangely mesmerised.

















Below is the App Store blurb showing the feature list and that, but it's free so why not just download it and give it a go
(Note I'll remove this if the appinfo tag starts working)
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3D Spinner - the most realistic virtual fidget spinner app you can get!

Featuring realistic physics, 3D graphics and sound, 3D Spinner lets you play with a variety of fidget spinners as if you're really holding them.

Just touch the screen and see your finger interact with the spinner as if it's really there. Move the device around to view and spin the spinner from any angle using the gyro. Or hold the center of the spinner with one hand and spin with the other, rotating the device to feel simulated gyroscopic effects with actual vibration just like the real thing!

Features:
- Realistic 3D graphics and sound
- Realistic physics and spin times
- Two 3-sided plastic spinners included FREE (one red and one blue)
- 12 extra spinners available with a single IAP unlock:
- Extra spinners include 2-sided spinners, different metals like anodised aluminium, luminescent plastic, brass and even solid gold spinners!
- Spinners have different main bearings - steel, steel-ceramic hybrid and full ceramic ball bearings for even longer spin times
- Vibration when rotating while holding just like the real thing
- Various options are available such as removing bearing covers or the center caps to see the ball bearings in action
- Option to show RPM and spin time
- Option to disable the gyro/accelerometer to pan/zoom the view manually

Fidget spinners are claimed to help with relieving stress and anxiety, and even ADHD. 3D Spinner tries to be as close to simulating a real fidget spinner as possible, so if the claims are true, then this app might help relieve those conditions too.

3D Spinner - a great fidget toy and stress-reliever, not just for kids but adults too!
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3D Spinner on the App Store


Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Super Grav (TA Thread) | 3D Spinner (TA Thread)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Dev
www.demonstudios.com
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Last edited by DemonJim; 06-26-2017 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Trying to fix appinfo tag (works in the Preview!)
06-24-2017, 09:33 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 962
A playa's gotta do what a playa's got to do! hope this does well for you and can fuel some Lead Wars II or something ;D
06-25-2017, 06:11 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 409
Hehe Lead Wars II - one day hopefully! I've always wanted to make a turn-based racing game too on the same pencil flick mechanic. Shame so many people just didn't understand it ("why can't I just draw a line where to go 1 star")

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Super Grav (TA Thread) | 3D Spinner (TA Thread)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Dev
www.demonstudios.com
Follow: Facebook | Twitter
06-28-2017, 03:42 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 35
The spinner isn't vibrating like the description says
06-29-2017, 05:27 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 409
The spinner has to going quite fast (600rpm+) for it to vibrate, and the accelerometer needs to not be disabled.

You also have to be 'holding' it (touch the middle of the screen with it near-flat so that moving the phone no longer moves the camera)

The reason is we get very little control of the vibration - it only vibrates at a fixed frequency and duration (~1/2 second). I really wanted to make it vibrate more slowly at lower rpm like a real spinner but wasn't possible unfortunately. It also drains the battery so thought it'd be better if it was only at high rpm where the buzz matches the spin rpm better.

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Super Grav (TA Thread) | 3D Spinner (TA Thread)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Dev
www.demonstudios.com
Follow: Facebook | Twitter