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iPhone: One of the crappiest games ever gets an overhaul and Game Center

11-02-2010, 10:22 PM
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One of the crappiest games ever gets an overhaul and Game Center

****Anniversary UPDATE 2011****

Updated and now universal!!!
We also got rid of those tiny buttons. Just tap one side to jump the other side to boost


****Anniversary UPDATE 2011****


Original overhaul announcement post from Nov 2010:
Ok I'n not afraid to admit that our first game "Doodle Monster"
Wasn't all that great. In fact thats why it was free for the last year.
About a half million people will get a whole new game rather than an update
At least in our defense there were barely any games with "doodle" in the title when it came out

We will keep it free for another day so some of the Touch Arcaders
can have a go as well.

However, It was time to give it an overhaul.
Its still a pretty simple straight forward game but, just not as stupid as it used to be.
It is your basic running game but instead of the more common large chunks of land you have smaller platform style obstacles to land on. You also collect doodle berries for points and achievements via game center.

Our only concern is that with the game's platformer feel it may leave a player wanting more of a adventure game. Fear not Paper Monsters will be out this Winter!


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monster/id352972243?mt=8

Linked manually since the Touch Arcade thing still shoes the crappy old game.

Edit: If you check it our take a second to rate it. I'd like to shake a years worth of bad reviews from the old game. Just be honest, of course. (Unless you think it sucks so bad it's only one star. lol)







Last edited by robotsvswizards.com; 03-22-2011 at 05:20 PM.
11-02-2010, 10:24 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Ok I'n not afraid to admit that our first game "Doodle Monster"
Wasn't all that great. In fact thats why it was free for the last year.
About a half million people will get a whole new game rather than an update
At least in our defense there were barely any games with "doodle" in the title when it came out

We will keep it free for another day so some of the Touch Arcaders
can have a go as well.

However, It was time to give it an overhaul.
Its still a pretty simple straight forward game but, just not as stupid as it used to be.
It is your basic running game but instead of the more common large chunks of land you have smaller platform style obstacles to land on. You also collect doodle berries for points and achievements via game center.

Our only concern is that with the game's platformer feel it may leave a player wanting more of a adventure game. Fear not Paper Monsters will be out this Winter!


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monster/id352972243?mt=8

Linked manually since the Touch Arcade thing still shoes the crappy old game.








The follow up "Paper Monsters" will be out this winter and is a full on adventure with weapons and all that good stuff!!
Can we sign up for the other game beta now?

11-02-2010, 10:32 PM
#3
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Location: CA, USA
Posts: 563
Quote:
Originally Posted by pgboy View Post
Can we sign up for the other game beta now?
Wow you are fast! lol
Don't worry you haven't missed anything!
Beta is pushed back substantially.
We didn't wanna rush anything just to be ready for the holidays!
Once it went from a basic platformer to a semi-shooter we knew we had to slowdown and do it right! There have been a lot of elements added.

Look at the huge diff between that first youtube and the latest screenshot on the link in my signature!
11-02-2010, 10:35 PM
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Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Wow you are fast! lol
Don't worry you haven't missed anything!
Beta is pushed back substantially.
We didn't wanna rush anything just to be ready for the holidays!
Once it went from a basic platformer to a semi-shooter we knew we had to slowdown and do it right! There have been a lot of elements added.

Look at the huge diff between that first youtube and the latest screenshot on the link in my signature!
True! Thank you for the fast reply
11-02-2010, 10:36 PM
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That's the kind of dev. I like one that bluntly admits mistakes and does things to improve. Well done sir.

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11-02-2010, 11:21 PM
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Much appreciated but, go ahead and grab it while its free.
11-02-2010, 11:43 PM
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I will GLADLY beta test for you when the time comes. Anyway I got doodle monster a while back and it wasnt horrible but this sounds like you are putting a lot more time and effort into it and I love that. You have truly earned my respect by admitting your mistakes and not giving up.

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11-02-2010, 11:59 PM
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screenshots look cool actually
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11-03-2010, 03:05 AM
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Game Impressions

Awesome game!

Once you figure out the looping pattern, you can just keep going and going... ended up #2 on the Game Center leaderboards and nabbed 13 of 14 achievements in one run. Sweet.

I love the graphical style... bring on some more maps!
11-03-2010, 03:11 AM
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the game looks pretty cool, but for the rest of us that never knew what it looked like, could you give some before and after pics? Just to show how much it has improved.

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