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It's a Space Thing

suitcasenuke

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Greetings! I'm in the middle of developing the iOS/Android arcade shooter It's a Space Thing. It's an endless high score chaser, with boss battles after every 10 victories against the normal enemy. Also, I'm building a Boss Mode where you can replay the battles after beating them in the regular game. Double also, there will be local, same device multiplayer.

It's mostly using the Pico-8 palette, but I'm cheating hard using fades and such every once in a while.

Release date: Who the heck knows? Probably some time this summer. I'll post more progress as I go.

See below for some tweeted vids using the sweet ReplayKit extension:

Basic Game Play
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/730884377069158401

Bosses so far (building 2 more)
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/729095694607384576
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/735074693661626368
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/732539858305077248

Multiplayer
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/727496509634174976

Misc
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/721304621378093058
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/725308465556512772

Bhoopalan

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Wow!! LOVE the graphics and easy to understand gameplay mechanics. Good luck!!
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riki82

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As always, great job!
Beautiful graphics and great gameplay!

Riki82

Bombini

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suitcasenuke

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Some menu stuff.



I've got 3 of 5 bosses added, but they still need adjusting difficulty wise. That little dude is especially hard and may need to be toned down. Some testers have had some... colourful language with regards to the difficulty! :)

« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 06:29:40 am by suitcasenuke »

suitcasenuke

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Cut together a quick trailer using footage recorded with the iOS ReplayKit Extension! Pretty sweet. I highly recommend everyone buying it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fksKAgLrSlU


suitcasenuke

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Preview in PG! Didn't contact them, so I guess they were watching TA.

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/It's+a+Space+Thing/news.asp?c=70344

I added in Game Center and IAPs yesterday, all the boring stuff. Two more bosses and this sucker is done!

suitcasenuke

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The game is pretty much done! I'm in the middle of creating the app store assets. I still need to test out the Android version though. Here's the app preview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dg0mdCg_ZM&feature=youtu.be

I ended up switching the way the bosses were unlocked by adding an internal mission system:
Boss mode screen
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/747373173969137664

Unlock
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/748138487400980480
(I removed the drop shadow)

I also added another power-up. More ways to win is better
https://twitter.com/braderkkila/status/747092723971272708

Awesomepants

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Can't wait for this game! Looks super fun will probably install!  :)

suitcasenuke

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It's a Space Thing will be released this Thursday, August 11 on iOS and Google Play! Excited for the release and starting fresh on something else!


riki82

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It's a Space Thing will be released this Thursday, August 11 on iOS and Google Play! Excited for the release and starting fresh on something else!



Good Luck! ;)

Bombini

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dacaldera

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This looks pretty awesome!

suitcasenuke

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Big day yesterday! The game is featured all over the place!