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Witcheye, an upcoming mobile adventure from the maker of Satellina

12-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
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Witcheye, an upcoming mobile adventure from the maker of Satellina

Hi! My name's Pete and I made Satellina and co-made The Great Gatsby for NES. I just finished a complete draft of my new game, Witcheye.

It's a big colorful platform adventure, really more in the console/handheld mold, but with a unique control scheme designed for mobile: imagine Breakout if you had direct control over the ball. You swipe to move and touch to stop, bouncing off of enemies and dodging hazards in six worlds. You play as a witch who transforms into a flying eyeball to get back her stolen ingredients from a smarmy knight and wizard.

There are 50+ levels and each has something completely unique--I was really inspired by the overstuffed feel of Super Mario Bros. 3, where there are tons of memorable little one-off episodes that everybody would talk about (the angry sun, the giant fish, Kuribo's shoe, etc).

You can now play the whole thing from beginning to end, but my current plan is to go back and revise just about everything. The goal is to get it out some time in mid-2018. Please follow me on Twitter for regular updates. I also keep a devlog here. Thanks!

12-01-2017, 06:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 199
This looks amazing!

Shame about the late release date, I would love to play what you have now

12-01-2017, 07:41 PM
Wow!! This looks really good. I also am looking forward to this.
12-02-2017, 01:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,350
Yep this looks great. Roll on 2018 !
12-02-2017, 04:04 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Location: Ukraine
Posts: 24
Wow! This looks so colorful & rich in terms of graphics and gameplay variety that I can't help myself but wonder: will it also be released for Android? And if so, then will Witcheye be F2P or completely premium experience without in-app purchases and paid DLCs? I personally highly prefer second option, by the way !

Last edited by Vyacheslav; 12-02-2017 at 10:25 AM.
12-02-2017, 06:10 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,577
Iím so in on this game.....definitely keeping my EYE on this one
12-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
Thank you all! Vyacheslav, yes, it will definitely be released for Android. As far as payment, I agree--I vastly prefer to just sell a clean product for a reasonable price with no ads or other F2P stuff attached. That does make it a lot harder to sell, though, so it's possible I'll go with a different scheme--maybe just free with ads by default and you can pay the same amount to remove them. (I kind of hate that idea though, so... not sure yet.) Stay tuned!
02-14-2018, 09:46 AM
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Location: New York, NY
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Has anyone heard any updates on release?
02-14-2018, 04:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 10
Hey jpgold--thanks for checking in! Still a ways from release, I'm afraid, but I'm doing a lot of work polishing up the early levels. Here are some new clips for you to check out. Also, I post regular updates on Twitter (@turbomcphazer) if you want to stay up to the minute.

02-14-2018, 04:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,577

Thanks for the update, looks amazing.