Golf is Hard out now for free on iOS and Android

colburt187

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Hi fellow stencylers,

here are the links to the latest project by myself, GeorgeN and Folmer Kelly.

Golf is Hard is a 2d golf game based around completing each hole in one shot. If you don't get the ball in the hole in one shot you retry from the tee.

(disclaimer, this was not an attempt to piggy back on the success of Desert Golfing, just a coincidence that they were both released a few months apart, I've got tweets showing i was working on golf is hard before Justin Smith released Desert Golfing)

Golf is hard
IOS
https://appsto.re/se/--S92.i

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dakinagames.golfishard






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FBnLkCcf_A

Stevetheipad

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What's New in Version 1.0.2
Bug Fixes, 1 day after release, lol, #ProGameDev

nem087

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Fantastic game!  Even when it takes me 10 strokes to finally get the ball in the hole that slow motion effect makes me feel like a champ.

colburt187

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Steve, I made the mistake of having it set to 8.1 only, so I changed to to 6.0 and above.

Nem, thanks for playing, good to see you noticed the slow motion, I was proud of that but I wasn't sure if people were thinking it was slow motion or lag.

ohlin

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Congratulations on a nice game!

I found some things:

When pressing the 'look' button, and sliding your finger off the button, the screen slides back to the player, and if you slide your finger back on the button, the screen again starts sliding towards the hole.
But if you release your finger and pressing 'look' again, the screen starts sliding from the players position every time.
I hope you understood what I meant :)

Also the collision boxes for character selection in 'pro shop' are perhaps a bit small. I have to be VERY precise to hit them at least.

After completing the game and returning to the start screen, the game crashed when I tried accessing 'pro shop'.

After purchasing 'remove ads', maybe you should remove that button also.

I'm running it on an iPhone 4S.

Stevetheipad

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Great game! It's entertaining and a joy to play because of the simple controls and the cute graphics. However, I was expecting more content and would have liked the game to be more challenging, especially towards the end. It was still fun without much challenge but it was also annoying because only two or three of the shots were difficult.


Also, like Ohlin I am getting a crash when is chess the pro shop after completing the game. Using an iPad air wifi.

Overall, it's a cute little game and I think you did a great job on it!


colburt187

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Thanks for playing guys, and for the feedback. I'll look into the pro shop crash, it has something to do with the adverts I think. Also removing the remove ads button is a good idea.

Steve it's interesting you thought the game was to easy, most people said it was too hard? What score did you get? Only one person has gotten lower than 30, my best is 33.

I know what you mean about content, but I wanted to make it a full round of golf, 18 holes. So adding more holes would mean a whole other 18 holes which was to much work at the time, if the game gets some downloads I will add another course.

Stevetheipad

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I completely understand having a small game, it sounds like not a huge project but a smaller one. After I finished the game I deleted it and so my scores are gone. What I know is that many of them I got in one or two shots. A few (maybe three or four) took 5 or 6 shots.

colburt187

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I see where you coming from Steve, if you look at the game as a one time play through then it is pretty easy, the difficulty of golf doesn't come from completing the course but completing the course with as few shots as possible. The whole concept is based around the score. Its one of the things i enjoy about games, for example i have played the same 9 holes on wii golf hundreds of times, in search of my perfect score.

The perfect score on Golf is Hard would be 18, one guy is close, he has a score of 22.

talking of score, Game Center doesnt seem to be logging scores, need to look into that.

riki82

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Congrats...Your game is featured on iTunes Home page in New Best Games in Italy!
Wow!

colburt187

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Hey Riki, yeah its crazy, i think its a Europe wide feature, was not expecting that!

it went from 16 downloads to 10,399 in one day!


« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 10:14:43 am by colburt187 »

riki82

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Hey Riki, yeah its crazy, i think its a Europe wide feature, was not expecting that!

it went from 16 downloads to 10,399 in one day!

That's great!
I hope one day to reach your goal!
One thing...if i click on the button of the Game Center, in the rankings do not see any result...

« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 10:32:23 am by riki82 »

letmethink

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I was wondering if you will be sharing metrics at some point for this? It will be interesting to see how your monetisation is working.
~Letmethink

colburt187

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yes ill share some info later this week, I learned a lot from my last game and actually listened to GeorgeN this time. The monetisation is working well, i guess it all depends on how long the feature lasts and how high up the rankings we can get.