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Never-ending Defending : looking for beta level testers

01-30-2010, 11:43 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 27
Never-ending Defending : looking for beta level testers

Hi all,

As I posted half a year ago, me and a couple of close friends are working on a tower-defense game called Never-ending Defending.

We are almost done, but we desperately need decent beta testers to help designing levels. I had about 60 testers at iBetaTest but that site has a lot of problems, one of them being the owner disappearing almost a year ago, but more seriously the email system that doesn't work and leaves me with no way of contacting my testers.

I have about 20 device spots left in my development account, so I need to fill them up carefully. That's why I am posting here. I need people that are interested in tower-defense games, and that are willing to help creating and finetuning the levels for this new game.


These are roughly the features that are in the game now:
  • 8 different creeps and 3 different towers, all characters that we created using plasticine, fabrics and stop-motion animation techniques. This means about 40 photographs for each character to create an illusion of 3D.
  • a unique slowdown defense and a special attack system (fireball, lightning, earthquake). You can throw some creep types in a volcano - castle defense style - to offer them and activate the special attacks.
  • destroyable obstacles in the level. Because of this, we can create levels with a mixture of an open field and forced paths for the creeps.


You can find more information about the game in the following places:
This is what we are still working on:
  • menu graphics. The main menu represents the style it will be in.
  • GUI graphics. All icons and in-games menus are being redone.
  • Sounds. There are some in the game, but they are downloaded and just plain bad. We plan on recording a wide range of sounds ourselves.
  • Achievements. We have to come up with interesting achievements that boost replayability
  • Projectiles. The graphics are being redone, and I am fixing the projectiles' position and animations.
  • Instructions. Both as an item in the menu and in-game popups
  • Levels that are well-balanced and stay interesting throughout the whole game
  • finetuning


If you are interested, mail or PM me you device's UDID and a little information on your experience with tower defense games, and I will build and upload a new version that you can play. Please note that I will have to select a maximum of 20 testers if more apply because of the bad luck I had with iBetaTest.


Let's finish this game!

Greetings,
JeDi
01-30-2010, 11:51 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,513
looks intertesting - will send a pm !

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01-30-2010, 11:54 AM
#3
Pm sent!!!! :d

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01-30-2010, 12:10 PM
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pm sent
01-30-2010, 12:15 PM
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Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,099
Pm sent!
01-30-2010, 01:49 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 27
I uploaded a new version. All testers that PM'ed me are included in the provisioning profile. More info at http://outoftheboxproductions.be/for...hp?f=5&t=2#p16

Note for new testers: I will do a post about instructions for the game very soon, because instructions are not yet included in the game. It works like you would expect from a TD game (drag to place towers, pinch and drag to zoom/pan, tap specials, drop the first two types of creeps in the volcano to activate specials (menu in right bottom corner).
There are also two cheats to help in testing other things than the levels themselves: tap the left bottom corner of the screen to gain money, tap the right top corner of the screen to gain offers.

Greetz,
JeDi
01-30-2010, 03:45 PM
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PM sent as well!

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01-30-2010, 05:05 PM
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Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 452
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeDi View Post
I uploaded a new version. All testers that PM'ed me are included in the provisioning profile. More info at http://outoftheboxproductions.be/for...hp?f=5&t=2#p16

Note for new testers: I will do a post about instructions for the game very soon, because instructions are not yet included in the game. It works like you would expect from a TD game (drag to place towers, pinch and drag to zoom/pan, tap specials, drop the first two types of creeps in the volcano to activate specials (menu in right bottom corner).
There are also two cheats to help in testing other things than the levels themselves: tap the left bottom corner of the screen to gain money, tap the right top corner of the screen to gain offers.

Greetz,
JeDi
yea JeDi, got ur email. Was one of ur old beta testers

Beta Tester of: Icarus-X, Zenonia 2, IMO, Caligo Chaser, Zenonia, Car Jack Streets, Defender Chronicles and more. Beta testing: NeverEndingDefending, 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011, and The Jim & Frank Mysteries!!
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01-30-2010, 05:47 PM
#9
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pm sent
01-31-2010, 02:07 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 27
I added everyone that PM'ed me and uploaded a new build.
Again, more information at http://outoftheboxproductions.be/for...hp?f=5&t=2#p16

Thanks for anyone who is willing to help!

Greetings,
JeDi