Universal follow.trail (by Gregory Pykacz)

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  1. Bi88les

    Bi88les Well-Known Member

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    Clever clogs!
     
  2. rajieru

    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    Just submitted a fix for an app icon on iPad. I would be thankful if you guys would let me know if it fixed the icon on you iPads!

    I didn't plan an iPad version on launch, but it turned out that in cases like this apps are using iPhone emulation. Game will work just fine this way but the graphics will not be as sharp as they could. I'm hopping to release an update with a proper iPad support in the future but for now game will have to work this way.

    I'm sorry for inconveniences and thank you for your support :)

    I'm going to post more promo codes later so stay tuned!
     
  3. 19civciV

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    #23 19civciV, Aug 11, 2017
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    Ok, thanks again for the promocode !
    Level 3.3 so far and I'm completly loving the gameplay mechanic.

    I agree that it could feel "weird" on first plays : maybe some casual players would need more "tutorial" at the beggining with some light text in the 3 first levels, just to keep understanding completly the logic.

    I really like the way you are playing with the border of the screen, and also the dark/light mechanic that allow you to "create your own way" to complete a level.

    I will be missing more menu on this game :
    . a way to watch the level listing world by world
    . a credit menu to know who you are
    . a splashscreen at first launch, just to be not affraid about how minimalistic is this game ?

    Looking at your previous comment, I'm waiting some "secrets to discover" now with the game ;)

    I feel that I need to go deeper to see it, but I'm curious about how many levels there is to play.

    Great job for this game ! I hope more players will find it with this TouchArcade thread !
     
  4. mzinn

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    Nice to have an active developer here. I'll wait for the iPad update & sharper graphics. Looks like a nice game.
    Best of luck with it!
     
  5. rajieru

    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for awesome feedback!

    I'm glad that you enjoy the game. I decided to not have menus, credits, splash screens, etc. because I wanted the game to give a special experience to the user. It was hard and really risky decision because people got used to all those things to the point they expect them no matter what. Some of my tester reported that as a bug :p

    Also it's hard to explain all the madness behind the game but in my head it makes sense :confused:


    I'll be honest with you. My resources are too limited at the moment. I wrote this game on a 7 year old macbook that is not supported by Apple anymore. The problems is that I can't use latest SDKs and so can't debug on latest iOS versions. If things will work out for me this is definitely in top 3 on my to-do list with iCloud save and leader boards support. Fingers crossed! :)
     
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    Redeemed #3: R9Y6A3X3TLRN.
    Thank you very much! I will play when I have time to dig in, and hopefully leave a glowing review. Best of luck with your sales!
     
  8. Pitta

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    This is hands down one of the best puzzle games I played since a long time.
    Slick app, super clever mechanics.
    I LOVE when the 'sun' thing is introduced.

    Highly recommended.
     
  9. rajieru

    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys! You have no idea how important is to hear your comments. After a year of hard work this is my sanity check.

    Also please leave a review with a comment in App Store as well. Those reviews are really helpful!

    Thank you! :eek:
     
  10. Pitta

    Pitta Well-Known Member

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    #30 Pitta, Aug 11, 2017
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    Already done, no brainer 5 stars from me.
    It's starting to get really tricky too, loving it!

    EDIT: left some glowing impressions on NeoGAF too.
    I hope it does well for you....I just read what you posted about the development.
    You deserve a new computer as bare minimum, we need more games from you :)
     
  11. rajieru

    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I really appreciate your help! And all I need is a miracle ;)

    But seriously this is my dream to make more games. I already have a solid idea for another game. Plus the game I paused to make follow.trail is half way done. I had to pause it because I needed more time than I had to finish it and I didn't want to cut the corners with this one because it is really important to me. Can't share details here yet but who knows maybe miracle will happen and you will be able to try it one day :eek:

    Also the update is up, so your iPads should now show correct app icon. Please let me know if that is still a problem. Or if you have any other issue.

    Thank you all!
     
  12. 19civciV

    19civciV Well-Known Member

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    Stuck on lvl.3.3 since 2 days now...
    Any hint to help me ? :(
     
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    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I hope you'll like it and if you don't mind please leave review with a comment in App Store cause they super helpful :)

    As I mention on my twitter before, the only tip I give to players who stuck is simple "Try something different..." :confused:

    My hope for this game was that at some point people would start to work together and build small community to help each other with solutions and other things... I knew people will stuck but my dream was that in this case they would find something online. I know it's a big dream but I'm not loosing my hopes :eek:

    So if you want to help each other here please do so! Just make sure you will not spoil things for people who don't want spoilers ;)

    Thank you all!
     
  15. anthony78

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    Thanks to the dev for the promo code!

    Game is like nothing I’ve played. Incredibly challenging and really makes you have to think and plan ahead to get to the goal without eliminating your path options.

    Highly recommended for those who like a good mental workout!
     
  16. Chq

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    Playing videogames since about 30 years. Amazing game, but what's about music? Should be an option. #
     
  17. 19civciV

    19civciV Well-Known Member

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    iPad app icon is fixed on my iPad.
    But crap, no iCloud synchronisatiob, I can't recover my progress from my iPhone !

    Unfortunally, level 3.3 seems impossible to me.
    I think I will just... stop playing there... :(
     
  18. rajieru

    rajieru Well-Known Member

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    There is few reasons there is no music in game. Most of people play in silent mode and I simply didn't have enough resources to put some music in :( I know it's not the same but I made it so you can play your own music when playing. It's not on the top of my list but who knows maybe I'll be able to add some nice music one day.

    Proper iPad support and iCould save sync is something I would like to add. But honestly it all depends on how game will do.

    Sorry to hear that you stuck :( Take break and try next day morning when you brain is fresh. It feels great when solve it eventually on your won. That is the whole point of the game. But later levels will be just harder and harder :confused:
     
  19. Chq

    Chq Well-Known Member

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    #39 Chq, Aug 13, 2017
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    @19civciV: I solved 3.3 and made screenshots for you.

    Should be possible to play solved puzzles again. Because i am now at 3.7 i can't give any help for 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 anymore. #

    In the game "Pushy" the load- and save-management seems to be perfect. It is possible that more than one player plays on one device, because every player has it's own level-saves.

    Would be nice to reduce the swipe target length.
     
  20. Qvothe1331

    Qvothe1331 Well-Known Member

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    Any idea how long a promo code will tell me that it's been used before it goes back to just telling me that I put in an invalid code?
    I feel like I've input every combination I can think of for that very last puzzle, but haven't received the "that code has been redeemed" message or whatever it actually says.
    At this point, I'm beyond trying to snag a promo, and more about whether I can actually find the solution.
     

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