Lava Bird

Unept

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It's number based, pretty straightforward. The faster birds do overtake pretty quickly. However, since they show up quicker, it seems like you get more hits and your score goes up quicker as well.
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lava flame2

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can you add a small progress bar that shows my progress to the next colour of bird?

Unept

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Nah, I don't think it helps to show progress every bit of the way. I like the anticipation created by not quite knowing.
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henson802

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Nah, I don't think it helps to show progress every bit of the way. I like the anticipation created by not quite knowing.

Yes I agree, and fewer HUD elements can sometimes be better.


Unept

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I saw that. Very nice write up! Describes the game much better than I ever could.
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henson802

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So you think of making this for mobile?

I like it.

Unept

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Ya, I'm playing around with a mobile version. It may take a while though, as I'm busy and have never published a mobile game before.  I'm glad you like it. I still like it too.
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henson802

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Yeah it's taken me a few tries to get a true universal build but now I've got it down well. 

Certainly confusing at first but if ya need help I can offer a few musts for iOS IMO  - ie: using 'screen width/height' blocks to determine location, or basing graphics on a 2048 x 1512 template then sizing actors accordingly and importing at 4x.

But yah good luck

Unept

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Lava Bird ranked 6th overall. Wow. I still haven't found a listing of all games by ranking, but haven't looked that hard. I'd like to see other games that people liked without trudging through all 800 beautiful entries.
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lava flame2

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6th in... what?

*edit*: i assume flappy jam. How does one see the overall rankings of this jam?

Unept

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colburt187

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http://itch.io/jam/flappyjam/results

hey just one behind Terry C, very close. Great to see two stencyl games in the top 10.

codycdurst

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I love games like this. No need for too much thinking. Simple but very relaxing.
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Unept

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Sorry to unearth this thread, but I thought you'd be interested in what I'm doing:

I've added iOS App Store links to the Flash version of Lava Bird, and have submitted it to a few portals. I have no idea how this will go, but I've been talking to the creator of Strand, and he believes the Flash-to-iOS link gave him 200-300 downloads/day at its height. Of course his game was an amazing, unique puzzle game, and not a Flappy Jam game. :)

Anyway, if you frequent any of these sites, feel free rate/review:
- Kongregate: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Unept/lava-bird
- Newgrounds: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/642630
- Itch.io: http://unept.itch.io/lavabird
- Stencyl :) http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/27390

I'll keep you updated on how it goes.
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