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Coming In April: My Ocean for the iphone and Android

03-13-2011, 03:13 PM
#1
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Location: Seoul, South Korea
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Coming In April: My Ocean for the iphone and Android

Hey Touch Arcade Guys and Girls!

My Ocean:
Yes, you guessed it. In honor of all you Aquarium Junkies and Fish Lovers out there I bring you "MY OCEAN"!!
A Free/Freemium game due out in SEPTEMBER.
So our crafty programmers here at Digital Play have cooked up a great Social/Casual Game focused on breeding fish and MANY other sea creatures (including wide varieties of reef fish, mantas, stingrays, seahoreses, sea turtles, sharks, whales sharks, dolphins, etc). Though sadly, for those of us, I mean, those of you, with Little Mermaid fetishes, there won't be any of the sexier aquatic friends to play with.

What we have worked hard on doing is setting ourselves apart from the other fish/breeding games out there by really giving you a fun game with GREAT 3D graphics in FULL HD and REALISTIC fish and sea creature movements and animations, not to mention dynamic and addictive gameplay!

Release Date and Platforms:
-September 2011 for iOS(iphone 3G and iPodTouch 3 Gen or newer) and Android (Android V2.2 "Froyo")
-September 2011 for Ipad and Android smart pads
-November for PC/MAC
-November for a downloadable screensaver featuring YOUR Aquarium or Ocean for you PC or MAC.

WEBSITE:
Here's a great time to plug our nifty Website:
http://myocean.digiple.com/

Here are our first two videos:

EPISODE 1: Features "Fish Romance" aka, breeding fish:


EPISODE 2: Shows the progression you can make from your first tiny aquarium to Massive aquariums with HUGE fish and sea creatures, all the way to your very own OCEAN that you can decorate to your hearts desire.


Digital Play:
We are a small, relatively new company based out of Seoul, South Korea trying to make our mark in the competitive Casual/Social Gaming App world. Our mad developers have been locked up in their containment tanks, producing the best in Graphics, Game Mechanics and Social Gaming all set in the undersea world of Aquariums and Oceans (Don't worry, we throw them a few sardines at feeding time.)

We figured that farm animals, zoo animals and frogs have been done to death and the while there are a few fun aquarium/ocean themed games out there they tend to have dated cartoony graphics or unrealistic animations. So, since one of our top designers is a real world Aquarium Junkie/Guru we figured that a fish/sea creature breeding game with realistic graphics that lets you live out your Aquarium and Ocean fantasies would be a good bet and a lot of fun to boot. (No, no, there are no mermaids, this isn't THAT kind of game! Sorry guys... ).


Here's a whiff of what we've been cooking up:

1. Raising and Breeding: Start out raising and breeding a wide variety of fish and later all kinds of sea creatures, including sea horses, sharks, octopuses, whales eventually dolphins and turtles.

2. Build Your Collection: Raise these creatures in a tanks ranging from small to huge, breeding new animals to sell, give to friends as gifts and building a complete and diverse collection that you can show off to your friends.

3. Social Gaming: Share your success with your friends either by boasting about how awesome you are and how much they suck (Okay, that isn't nice, but it's SOOO FUN!) or you can be cool and give your friends fishy gifts of rare sea creatures and help them by cleaning their tanks or feeding their fish. Don't you feel better about yourself now?

4. Bigger and Better: Next, you can release your creatures into your very own OCEAN! or more accurately......."MY OCEAN". Okay, okay, you saw that one coming, but seriously you can have your very own Ocean stocked with any sea creatures you want. Yeah are you thinking what I'm thinking? SHARK OCEAN!

5. Create and Decorate: Last but not least we allow you to fully decorate both your aquariums and your undersea world with various themes. Stick with the traditional seascapes of coral reefs or go for a touch of mystery with sunken ships, crashed planes, lost cities or even alien spaceships. The possibilities are endless.

Thanks guys, Drop me a line:
I'll leave you guys with that for now. If you guys have any feed back drop a line here or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook (you can access those on our website I posted further up next to the references to the mermaid with the great set of shells.)

-Nick the Digital Play Support Guy.
Website: http://myocean.digiple.com/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/apps/applica...69068559800094
Twitter: @MyOceanGame
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDigitalPlay

Last edited by DigitalPlay; 06-07-2011 at 10:15 AM. Reason: youtube edit
03-13-2011, 03:14 PM
#2
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EDIT: nvm

Game looks good. Will check it out when released.

03-13-2011, 04:05 PM
#3
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My sister gonna love this!

Some questions:
-Can this game be played offline?
-Are you going to put achievements in the game?

-So... no mermaids??? WRY 8'C
03-14-2011, 08:21 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 20
Hey guys thanks for the positive feedback!

Crex, I appreciate you trying to help me with the youtube link. I didn't see your post (in my email notification) and stumbled around a while like a drunken monkey, but I eventually figured it out. (Hey, congrats on that top 10 poll and making it on the front page. Pretty sweet! )

NateJeevas, thanks, I hope our graphics and diversity of creatures and game play options will make you and your sister happy gamers.

Now to answer your questions:

1) You will need an internect connection of some sort to play since a large part of "My Ocean" is social gaming where you can interact with your friends in various ways. Because of this, a fair amount of user data is saved on our server to allow friends to interact with each others aquariums/oceans and sea creatures even if you are not playing at that moment.

2) That's a big YES on achievements!! As you already know, like in pretty much every other game out there achievements are an important part of gaming to allow players see the results of their hard work and to reflect their skills in various aspects of the game. Achievement mark cool milestones in your game play and so for instance we want to reward you for breeding large number of certain kinds of fish, collecting all the fish of a certain species and unlocking special and rare creatures etc.

Our initial release My Ocean 1.0 will have limited achievements due to our focus on creating awesome fish-tastic graphics. However, a lot of hard work is going into building up the Ocean aspect of the game which in some sense is like an achievement. You get far enough along and you can move on from aquariums to releasing your fish and sea creatures into your own personal ocean, and like I said in my first post you will be able to decorate the heck out that your ocean environment, creating something totally unique.
I'm hoping to see oceans of sharks.

3) Mermaids...ah...mermaids. You and me both brother...you and me both. Sushi never looked so good. Half fish, ALL woman! Sadly, mermaids probably won't make an appearance. But I will put in a good word with the boss. hehe

Last edited by DigitalPlay; 03-14-2011 at 08:35 AM. Reason: touch up...
03-14-2011, 11:35 AM
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Would I be correct in assuming that this will be a freemium game?
03-14-2011, 04:25 PM
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Looks really nice. I really don't like games where you have to be online to play them at all, but I also have no interest in commenting , chatting or trading/giving stuff to friends. If I can simply do the other things-breeding, growing my fish, etc., other aspects without having to be online I'd still definitely be interested in checking this out, though. When do you expect this to come out and how much is it gonna cost?
03-14-2011, 05:45 PM
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Yeah, many of us are iPod Touch owners who doesn't always have internet connection, so if you can make it playable offline, it will be awesome! But don't sweat it out, just something to be considered. C:
03-14-2011, 06:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalPlay View Post
Crex, I appreciate you trying to help me with the youtube link. I didn't see your post (in my email notification) and stumbled around a while like a drunken monkey, but I eventually figured it out. (Hey, congrats on that top 10 poll and making it on the front page. Pretty sweet! )
Thnx. If you need help about anything else on here just PM me or leave me a visitor message.
03-14-2011, 10:22 PM
#9
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Hey guys,

Thanks again Crex, really appreciated. They should make you the Ambassador around here

For Dazarath, Bigrand1 and NateJeevas:

1) Dazarath had it right. "My Ocean" will come out as a "Freemium" game.

2) Bigrand1, the game is due out around mid April for the iOS and Android devices. We will be releasing for other smart pads, PC, Mac a little later.
We will also eventually release an option to download your own aquarium/ocean as a screen saver for your computer.

3) NateJeevas and Bigrand1: Sorry, I hear what you are saying. But as of now we have no plans for an offline game but you never know. I will pass along your comments to the team.
03-14-2011, 10:36 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalPlay View Post
Thanks again Crex, really appreciated. They should make you the Ambassador around here
haha. One can only dream...... Anyways, I have a question. I know this game has to do with breeding and collecting and all, but I was wondering if there are fish in the game that feed on other fish.