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Blog Post Series: The Making of 'Wispin' or The Joys of At-Home iPhone Development

12-05-2010, 06:43 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Blog Post Series: The Making of 'Wispin' or The Joys of At-Home iPhone Development

Hey all!

I just started a new blog post series and I wanted to share it with fellow developers! During the development of our game I read countless "dev diaries", and found many of them to be quite motivational. I'm hoping that my musings will provide the same glimmer of hope to other people out there... or be interesting to them, at the least!

The game, by the way, is Wispin (more info & media here) which recently peeked into the top 100 Overall Paid App list after being featured by Apple last Thursday. We're super stoked (it's been a long road!) and we're hoping to keep the momentum going a little bit!

Anyhoo, if you have a moment please check out Part 1 of:



12-05-2010, 06:53 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2010
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This is a nice blog for all of the people that have ever wanted to make a game or where to start!

12-05-2010, 07:02 PM
#3
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Location: New York City
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Nice read, even for people who have 0 game developing experience at all (like me). I'm a huge fan of the artwork.

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12-05-2010, 07:05 PM
#4
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Location: Tempe, AZ
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Thanks so much guys, really glad it's being enjoyed so far

For anyone who has time: if you do enjoy it and have a facebook or twitter account, please take a moment to 'share' the link! Trying my best to get it out there

Hoping to have part 2 out within a day or two!
12-06-2010, 04:27 PM
#5
Your post was a great read.
12-08-2010, 08:59 PM
#6
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12-08-2010, 10:13 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Very nice and inspiring. Did you ever meet with your programmer face to face or was your collaboration and interaction pretty much virtual?

I look forward to reading the rest of your story!
12-08-2010, 10:37 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Originally Posted by dansu View Post
Very nice and inspiring. Did you ever meet with your programmer face to face or was your collaboration and interaction pretty much virtual?

I look forward to reading the rest of your story!
Believe it or not, to this day we still have not met in real life! We began with meetings over the phone and transitioned to gmail chat, actually. I never would have thought it possible to complete such a massive project that way.. but I guess it all depends on finding the right people.
12-09-2010, 01:26 AM
#9
Great posts, I'm loving them. As soon as I'm done though, I'm gonna go back and play Wispin some more. Awesome job man!

I've never met my developer either, or even chatted with him on the phone. And yet we work great with each other! I also have never met my business partner in real life either, I think we chatted on the phone once...

Gotta love the internet and collaboration sites like pbworks!
12-13-2010, 11:45 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ
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The internet is definitely an amazing tool for collaboration.. crazy to think of how much things have changed over the last few years!

Anyway, unfortunately I'm a bit behind with the blog post series.. was hoping to have Part 3 out last week, but it's now looking like later this week. Sorry for the delay but I hope it'll be worth the wait!