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04-06-2011, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank Condello View Post
That isn't an either or situation - if you're into arcade games you need both (FMN is awesome BTW).
They each do their own thing. If FMN had your hornets and jellies flying around corners and breaking chains, people would comment on its vastly improved yet tastefully restrained and compatible art direction. Likewise, Silverfish excels as a well-balanced game of skill with not too much luck, something that Forget-me-not might have achieved had its designer been good enough at his game to anticipate exploits. You and Nyarla ought to consider colloborating on something in the future. Even in area of sound design, it seems there would be complementary talents.
04-06-2011, 08:48 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
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collaborating :P

Yes, I second that awesome idea.

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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04-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: London, UK
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That isn't an either or situation - if you're into arcade games you need both (FMN is awesome BTW).
And now i'm getting both
04-06-2011, 01:07 PM
@BoyInHisCape Cheers!

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Originally Posted by Grubjelly View Post
You and Nyarla ought to consider colloborating on something in the future.
I'm too much of a control freak

Interestingly enough, Silverfish's original design had mazes (or at least obstacles) but getting the fluid sim to follow contours was a PITA and too CPU intensive for older devices. So basically I scrapped core gameplay for eye candy But that change also transformed the game into something a bit more frantic.

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04-06-2011, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Condello View Post
Interestingly enough, Silverfish's original design had mazes (or at least obstacles) but getting the fluid sim to follow contours was a PITA and too CPU intensive for older devices. So basically I scrapped core gameplay for eye candy But that change also transformed the game into something a bit more frantic.
I would like very much to see some early artwork, looks very interesting and i think everybody wants to see stuff like that
04-06-2011, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TheFrost View Post
I would like very much to see some early artwork, looks very interesting and i think everybody wants to see stuff like that
I posted a couple old screenshots in the "before & after" megathread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...&postcount=164

I also post a lot of stuff on my twitpic account. Some highlights:

Powerups (scrapped): http://twitpic.com/2ufwzr

Enemy line art/draft: http://twitpic.com/2bazfn
Early enemy colour test: http://twitpic.com/2di2k0

Reaper sketch (icon idea): http://twitpic.com/37b0if
More "fun" version : http://twitpic.com/37geb9

Early menu screen: http://twitpic.com/26pz5z

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
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04-06-2011, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Condello View Post
So basically I scrapped core gameplay for eye candy
First, your Twicpic is added to favourites, you do some amazing artwork, i have to confess that i first bough the game because of the art, but after very few tries i fell in love with the gameplay.


With this power ups, the game was too similar to Tilt to Live. Im glad they didnt make the cut, the game is perfect as it is now, luring the enemies into traps to refill your power and do it again, with enemies start littering the screen, and beautiful enemies by the way.


That bird stopped being angry and now its praying for its life


This is what it makes this game so good, this situation looks like trouble: enemies want you, new ones are emerging and you have to get to the powerup before the POW goes out. Can you do this? yes, and its so goddamn fun

Thanks for sharing! And i have to check out that thread you speak of.

Last edited by TheFrost; 04-07-2011 at 11:53 AM.
04-06-2011, 06:45 PM
I didnt noticed until i saw your avatar on another thread, was is that bear? Part of the new game i read on twitter? if so, could you describe the game? (only if you want, no pressure, if you like to show it another time im fine with it, but im dying of curiosity here )
04-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Singapore
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OMG wtf is with that monster concept ? http://twitpic.com/43dga4

They look so freaking cute / awesome .

Yeah , I'd like to know more about that game as well . Pixels ?

Please support these indie developers for putting in so much effort and making what is known as a hidden gem .

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04-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Don't want to give too much away just yet, but ya, the panda and those other pixel characters are part of my next iPhone game. The monster sketches STYJ pointed out were part of the original concept for this game, but I had to simplify and cut it down into something more manageable.

I spent March working on an entirely different iPad-only game but got frustrated with that and decided I need to get a few quick games out to try and get a bit of cash flowing to support more ambitious projects.

BTW TheFrost: Who did you hit up to change your user name? I asked a mod to change mine to ChaoticBox months ago but never got a reply!

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
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