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Steve (not another zombie game) [Submitted]

08-11-2010, 05:33 PM
#1
Steve (not another zombie game) [Submitted]

Im Paul. Im a developer at bang a rang interactive (hi Paul!). Hello.

We have recently submitted our latest creation to be judged by the all powerful Apple approval process.

So with hardly enough pomp and circumstance, Id like to introduce you to Steve!

An homage to the computers and games of yesteryear, we think Steve is a new app with an old twist. Like a tamagotchi (but cool), Steve is your friend, and he needs your help to stay alive and healthy. He needs to be fed, played with, and cleaned up after. Its a very retro themed game (as the screenshots should clearly indicate), and were hoping it will feel familiar but new.

It goes without saying that this app is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Apple, but we hope that they approve of our tribute to a great system of a simpler era .

Well, without drowning you in details, meet Steve:


And some screens:
Load:

Menu:

Money in action:

Feeding:


You can find more details and screens for Steve here.

As always, feedback and questions are greatly appreciated.

-Paul
08-11-2010, 05:57 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,913
This might actually be fun... Do we get to slap him is he is rude?

08-11-2010, 06:16 PM
#3
Ha! Something like Black and White style, is that what you're thinking?

We had considered this. It should be noted that, like you and I, Steve's emotions are complex and it's often the case that words can hurt Steve much more than physical punishment. That being said, sometimes Steve can be quite rude!

We're hoping to iterate quickly on updated versions of Steve, and we'll be looking to add more physical interaction with Steve.

You can still make him dizzy now, and I can tell you, he does not appreciate that. Not one bit.

bang a rang interactive developer
http://makeitrang.com/
08-11-2010, 08:49 PM
#4
It's like a toned down interactive buddy. I hope you can cause him physical pain.

Good luck!
08-11-2010, 09:07 PM
#5
I wonder if this dev is accepting offers for a preview! If so, I would like to!
08-11-2010, 10:59 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
This is, is it not, *coughs and adjusts glasses* a piercing satirisation of the concept of an individual in modern society?
08-11-2010, 11:31 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
This is, is it not, *coughs and adjusts glasses* a piercing satirisation of the concept of an individual in modern society?
Feed, sleep, eat, money, exercise, work. Are we not all bound by these "applications?"


bang a rang interactive developer
http://makeitrang.com/
08-12-2010, 02:34 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 592
This looks fun, I'm looking forward to the release.

Check out Spark It Up, an award-winning music/action game with my music!
08-12-2010, 11:08 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,376
Steve, what a catchy name for an App. >.>

Invaders Must Die.
08-12-2010, 06:16 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Steve, what a catchy name for an App. >.>
Honk! Much appreciated.

During the development, we found ourselves using Steve's name so often and enthusiastically that we shortened the original title.

We also found it strangely easy to attribute wrongdoing or success to Steve. In fact, I'd say the theme during the development would be something along the lines of "Damnit, Steve."

Without a doubt, it was used frequently during the final bug testing stages.

bang a rang interactive developer
http://makeitrang.com/