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A new platformer! Pico Bandito

04-20-2010, 10:34 PM
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A new platformer: Pico Bandito (video)

Pico Bandito is a classic style 2D platformer. You control the character by dragging the map around instead of using a virtual D-pad.

Update: Video now available and I'm in the process of submitting the game to the App Store right now!


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What do you think?

Last edited by raleigh; 05-04-2010 at 03:56 PM.
04-20-2010, 10:44 PM
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That actually sounds like an interesting control mechanism. I'm not sure how it would work out in practice, but it's definitely intriguing.

04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
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That actually sounds like an interesting control mechanism. I'm not sure how it would work out in practice, but it's definitely intriguing.
Agreed!
04-20-2010, 10:58 PM
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That actually sounds like an interesting control mechanism. I'm not sure how it would work out in practice, but it's definitely intriguing.
I also agree.

Do you move the map back and forth or in all directions? I'm guessing just back and forth since it seems you jump by touching the right side of the screen.
04-20-2010, 11:00 PM
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Kinda sounds like the controls in Squareball...
04-21-2010, 03:34 AM
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Yup, sounds interesting...

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04-21-2010, 04:13 AM
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04-21-2010, 04:48 PM
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Do you move the map back and forth or in all directions? I'm guessing just back and forth since it seems you jump by touching the right side of the screen.
Just back and forth. Like in a D-pad platform game you don't use the up and down buttons.

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Kinda sounds like the controls in Squareball...
Yeah maybe a little bit. Although unlike Squareball you play my game by holding the iPhone sideways and using your thumbs like on a game controller.

The game's coming along nicely and I think I will be ready to submit in just a couple weeks.
04-21-2010, 06:20 PM
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Love the name, love the art style, and the control scheme sounds cool, too!

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Are you serious ? Are you pro ?

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04-21-2010, 06:31 PM
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Yeah maybe a little bit. Although unlike Squareball you play my game by holding the iPhone sideways and using your thumbs like on a game controller.
Not sure what you mean, because that sounds exactly like Squareball still

Not that that's a bad thing, although I sucked at Squareball, hopefully this one will be a bit more forgiving of my lack of skillzzz.