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Now available- Flickitty 1.05- WITH MAP EDITOR!

12-10-2009, 05:27 PM
#1
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Now available- Flickitty 1.05- WITH MAP EDITOR!



Flickitty 1.05 been approved and is now available in the App Store. Our approval record is actually pretty good at this point considering the substantial changes we make with each update.

* Mini Game- Snowball Challenge
* In-Game Map Editor
* Holiday Elite Hat
* Elite Hats now have map/player modifiers
* Breakable Tiles
* Keys and Locked Tiles
* Coin Collecting
* Vending Machine (dispenses map/player modifiers)
* Weather Effects
* New Items and Objects

The Map Editor User Manual has been posted here.

What is Flickitty?- Flickitty is an Adventure/Platformer with Swipe Controls, Full Physics, Ragdoll and Puzzle/Dexterity elements. Did we mention it has a Map Editor built into the game?











Maps cannot be shared with others at this time. We need to get an idea of how much or little the editor is used before enabling such a huge feature.

We are accepting new ideas for Flickitty 1.06, including modifiers, world objects/items, hats, elites etc.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone

Last edited by Flickitty; 12-10-2009 at 05:39 PM.
12-10-2009, 06:06 PM
#2
Wow, there's alot of new features and content this update! Thanks alot, I'll post back with my thoughts after playing

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12-10-2009, 07:13 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
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Maybe I'm an idiot, but I don't see any way to access the map editor. I beat the snowball challenge to unlock everything, but I still don't see it in any of the menus. Help?
12-10-2009, 07:51 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 761
This is an example of how to unlock the map editor for the Mines (the easiest):

1) Enter the Mines.
2) Complete ALL THREE TASKS with a perfect score (no penalties).
3) Open the Map Menu.
4) Tap the mining car AT THE TOP of the map.
5) A new button will pop up in the top left screen that says EDIT.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone

Last edited by Flickitty; 12-10-2009 at 07:58 PM.
12-10-2009, 08:19 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
Wow, the update is excellent. The artwork is simply fantastic. Is it safe to assume that the image of the cat will return to the icon after the holidays? I like the cat on the icon. It easily identifies the game for me. I wish you plenty of sales as this game deserves to be recognised for excellent content.
12-11-2009, 12:34 AM
#6
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Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by eugekava View Post
Wow, the update is excellent. The artwork is simply fantastic. Is it safe to assume that the image of the cat will return to the icon after the holidays? I like the cat on the icon. It easily identifies the game for me. I wish you plenty of sales as this game deserves to be recognised for excellent content.
We aren't sure of the fate of the icon. It will change after the holidays, but we aren't sure what it will be. I personally like the icon, as do hundreds of other people.

But I think we've learned that our icon may be hindering us in the upper end of the charts. I wish Apple provided us with with stats like 'Number of Page Views' of our App Store page. That would give us a hint at how well our icon and page info is working.

We need two things right now:

1) We need feedback from real players. If unlocking the Map Editor(s) is too difficult, we need to know. I can adjust the unlocking, but I don't want to make it a free-for-all. People need to learn to play the game before messing with the editor.

2) We need people to talk about Flickitty and we need new players. As it is, I can't continue to update at our current sales rate. Right now, DLC is our only viable alternative, and I really don't want to go that route.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-11-2009, 01:31 AM
#7
Don't understand the locks and keys

I am so excited that the update came out because I just think this is such a fun game and Flick is so adorable! I'm just not sure what the lock and keys are all about. How do you get a key? Does it have to do with recompleting all the tasks again? Just wanted to find out if there is something I'm missing. Also, it seemed like there was no way to exit the map editor without leaving the game and reopening it, but maybe I missed something here too. Congrats though - such an amazing game - the controls, graphics, music, and concept are all top notch!
12-11-2009, 02:09 AM
#8
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Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaniK094 View Post
I am so excited that the update came out because I just think this is such a fun game and Flick is so adorable! I'm just not sure what the lock and keys are all about. How do you get a key? Does it have to do with recompleting all the tasks again? Just wanted to find out if there is something I'm missing. Also, it seemed like there was no way to exit the map editor without leaving the game and reopening it, but maybe I missed something here too. Congrats though - such an amazing game - the controls, graphics, music, and concept are all top notch!
First of all, thank you for writing. This is feedback I can use. It seems I need to explain things a bit better in the game.

There is one lock per map and one key per map. They are always in the same place when you start the map. The key usually unlocks a room that contains a lot of coins (about 10 or so).

If you have the Halloween Elite Mask, you can wear that to get a wider view of the map, making it easier to find things (like keys). You can also buy a Telescope with Flickitty coins from the vending machine to get a wider view.

The Map Editor can be exited by pressing the 'Test' button on the first screen in the toolbar. That will automatically save and put Flick into your new map.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-11-2009, 03:50 AM
#9
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Odd, for someone who says "I don't respect TA nor its reviewers", you sure are eager to post your crap here
12-11-2009, 08:26 AM
#10
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I don't remember him saying that. If he did, I suspect it was due to the issue of asking for payment for reviews. A legit enough reason. It doesn't change the fact that the community here is fairly active so it makes sense to post here.

P.S. Anybody who tries to bolster their point by throwing an eye-roll emoticon at the end sucks. Just saying.