Defender Chronicles (published by Chillingo)

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  1. Kartel

    Kartel Well-Known Member

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    #1 Kartel, May 20, 2009
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    Funny how this game has had 5 different threads but no official thread so I'm making it now. Also Chillingo (surprise surprise) has announced they are publishing.

    http://www.defenderchronicles.com
    http://appgamer.net/news/2009/may/19/defender-chronicles-be-published-chillingo/


     
  2. eggzbacon

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    When is it coming out?
     
  3. Mohawk

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    any info on release date?
     
  4. VeganTnT

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    no date just yet. We're still working hard on the beta testing
     
  5. Rocketman919

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  6. iGame

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    I don't understand why devs want Chillingo to publish their games...Chillingo has over 100 apps published, and the majority of them are shit.
     
  7. Seishu

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    I can't wait for this game, I wish they would announce a release date.
     
  8. Rocketman919

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    Dont tell us testers, tell the devs.
     
  9. Rocketman919

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    Uh, maybe they cant announce one because they dont have one? Duh!?!?
     
  10. Kartel

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    But... that's a fault of the devs (particularly those back in 2008). Devs don't care about that, what they care of is that Chillingo has been recognized due to the fact that they have at published at least 10 original IPs and have established a reputation that way.

    So if you're dev "Gamecity" no one will give a damn but people recognize Chillingo and flock to your game cause of it. Plus Chillingo actually help devs get a buzz which helps sales, unless of course you want to go the route of iDroids and decide to release with no hype whatsoever.
     
  11. VeganTnT

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    and lets not forget the fact that Chillingo does what all publishers do, they give out money in advance so devs can complete their game.

    Chillingo also asks for less share of the profits than some of the other publishers on the appstore
     
  12. Knight

    Knight Well-Known Member

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    Out of all the new TDs coming out, I am watching for this one.

    To be honest though, it sounds like this game would have done well regardless of whoever is publishing it. The game looks and feels great so far from what I have seen.
     
  13. guille22xt

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    This game looks extremely good, and polished!
    Hope it comes out soon!
     
  14. Spartan12103

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    Haha I'm testing it and it is great. One of the most played games on my Toich as a matter of fact. Just remember guys that the publisher isn't all important, it'll just help with the promotions and coverage.
     
  15. Gimka

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    VegantTnT, Rocketman, Spartan, thanks. Also thanks to Kartel for creating the thread.

    We are happy to have Chillingo as the publisher. I guess we can say that DC is now a brother to Hardgore :)

    We have always wanted to talk more about the game here but the publishing deal had been getting in the way. But now, if anyone has any question about the game, feel free to drop them here. I’ll try my best to answer any question that you have.

    I would like to also acknowledge that the help that we have received from your fellows at Touch Arcade here have been amazing, to say the least. They have been helping us to design & shape the game non-stop since 3 months ago. We, Gimka and Menara can’t take all the credits. This is not just another game; this is a game from a joint effort of Gimka, Menara, and Touch Arcade! I, personally, feel very convenient to be here, in this forum. TA is like a home for this game. I really hope the game won’t be a stranger to anyone here.

    To answer the first question, DC should be available sometime in mid June. Please keep in mind that, as in any dev project, unexpected things may happen that can push the dates further. But, I will try to be as transparent as possible. The dates below are not official but something that I have in mind:

    May 22nd – features complete
    May 25th – 29th – final testing/polishing
    June 1st to 12th – sending out preview builds, submission, apple review
     
  16. Spartan12103

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    Haha it might be out on my bday!
     
  17. VeganTnT

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    That would be terrible! Then you'd have to deal with people bugging you with "Happy Birthday" while you're trying to play
     
  18. Coral

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    How's the progress going?
     
  19. Gimka

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    The game is done. We are spending few more days for fine-tuning the wave data and final testing to make sure everything is solid. Fine-tuning the wave data is a long and tedious process and we have to do this for all the 24 levels (6 maps x 4 difficulty levels). But we are committed to get it right and have no plan to rush it.

    There are multiple ways the enemies can get into the game. Unlike a traditional TD games, in addition to just coming from a fixed spawn point and following a fixed path, the enemies can also come from the sky (dropped or flying), raised from the ground (undead), or coming out from a cave/hole. Some enemies may also spawn more enemies. A map can also have more than one destination to defend. So, there are multiple variables that we can play out to make sure each map is giving a unique and refreshing experience.

    One major feature that has made us late to submit this is the addition of FreeStyle (Random) mode. Here, the enemies will be generated randomly on the fly. But, of course, the game can not just simply throw any random enemies; as that won’t be fun or even, playable. Instead we have developed a new formula that will guarantee the created gameplay to be solved-able, challenging and dynamic. This is a new technology that has taken us 2 weeks to implement. The idea itself is already there for 2-3 months; but we have only come up with a good solution to implement this few weeks ago.

    Here are some new screenshots for you all. Have a great weekend! :)

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  20. DaveMc99

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    Congrats on finishing the game. Looks like it was worth the extra time. Hope to play it soon. :)
     

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