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Discussion in 'Pre-Orders, Soft Launches, and Upcoming iOS Games' started by quantumsheep, Jul 28, 2016.
This is looking fantastic!
I really enjoyed Air Supply but this is on another dimension!
Thank you, that's very kind!
I do like that it's set in the Air Supply universe, but isn't an Air Supply game. I just love these characters so much
Anyway, I posted a rather quickly made video on Steam to give a basic idea of some of the gameplay.
It's a bit rough, and there's a lot more to it, but hopefully will still keep people interested in the game!
Man, I'm on holiday in France with very limited internet via some kind of tiny 4g gadget with a warning not to watch any videos to swallow up data but I had to watch the above. I'm almost greetin' here. Properly cannot wait and will purchase on day one on iOS and Mac and PC. Can't greenlight on Steam just now but as soon as I'm back in the UK I will. Bobby dazzling all over again.
ArcadeLife interviewed QS in 2011 shortly after the release of Air Supply - 1bit Run [£0.79]; I found it today whilst perusing the interwebs and thought I'd share it here for y'all sheepy loving folks: https://arcadelife.wordpress.com/page/94/?app-download=android
I really hope you're having a fab time in France! Lovely country!
I have no idea what "I'm almost greetin' here" means, but I'm going to go with something happy and fun I think!
And thank you for the kind words and the unbridled enthusiasm! It's difficult for me to convey what kind of game Gerty is to people (was the same with Docking Sequence till one journalist called it a 'parking simulator' which just fit!).
I'm happy you're excited by it though!
Wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the character name in that video would it?
You are just trying to get Slam to spend all his 4G allowance now aren't you?
I haven't read that interview in a long, long time.
2011... I was so young back then! Such a fresh(ish) faced little lamb!
Imagine how many cups of tea I've had since then! :O
(sorry - I had to quickly work it out. It's on average nearly - 15000 :O - a tiny bit more if you factor in leap years!)
It's nice that you can see the genesis of Air Supply SOS years before I made it! Also I mention you lovely lot!
I say 'of course' 10 times in total of course.
Thanks for digging that up - was fun to hear from my past sheepy self again!
*pats sheepy on the head and giggles*
This... You.... Why must you always make me so damn happy? No secrets of how fond I am of Mr. QS and I have to say, Gerty looks PHENOMENAL. I don't know what it is about the Air Supply games, but I always felt like there was a story behind it all and even though this isn't an AS game per se, I can't wait to get to no more about the universe Mr. Sheepy has created.
Cannot wait for Gerty!
*purrs and baas and burps contently*
Thanks, lovely! It's awesome to see you here again! \o/
Thank you so much for the very kind words! It warms the heart of my cockles to know I bring some cheer to people! The goal of any sheep is to leave something good in the world that wasn't there before, and if I can do that through silly games then that makes me very happy!
And yes, Gerty is set in the Air Supply universe! I tried to make an Air Supply Adventure game, but it's not Air Supply without a dwindling air supply!
Putting that mechanic into an adventure felt a bit 'forced'. So instead we have Gerty, which is a very different kind of game but in a familiar universe!
Also - an idea from that Air Supply Adventure is what created the idea for Gerty! These games write themselves, sometimes
What I'm excited about is that while the required end result in Gerty will be the same for all players, how you get there will hopefully be different for everyone.
There's some customisation options in there that I hope will personalise the game, but beyond that, the dream is that you could personally finish the game multiple times and *still* have not seen all of the planets someone else has.
So the trick is to make that all *work* together. I think I've sorted it! We'll see!
Oh look! I've written an essay again!
*runs off to work*
finally recovered the password on my steam account and voted (sorry for the delay) hope you get some more votes and its approved soon!
Hey, no problem! Thanks very much for voting for it! It does look like a huge uphill battle to get it onto Steam right now if I'm honest :O
Fortunately, publishing to iOS is a bit easier
Also, while I'm here, I usually do updates every Saturday on Twitter for something called 'ScreenShotSaturday' - it's a good way of checking progress on the game.
Here's what I'll be posting tomorrow. You get it first
Hope you like it!
It's been a busy weekend, but I just posted this up on Twitter and thought you might like to have a look!
This is Bindosha, in the Age of Garb.
Bindosha is essentially the universe's rubbish planet, where every night is Bin Night :O
I'm having a blast writing these characters and trying to make them all different, unique, and hopefully memorable!
Cheers for looking! Don't forget to take your bins out
This just happened:
I am in total shock. I was a bit down thinking nobody likes my games and it would never get through, and then suddenly, it was.
I am having a celebratory tea and a lie down. Then I have to actually finish the game :O
Thanks so much if you voted! it means so much to this little sheepy!
I'm very excited that I might be able to release the game on iOS and Steam at the same time. That's not too much work for one little sheep is it?
Sorry. Still in shock. Rambling! Just wanted to share with the lovely DOTTAF
\/\/\/ Congrats, and HUZZAH! \/\/\/
Thank you both!
It's a huge huge weight off my tiny sheepy mind. I still can't quite believe it
And there was much excitement:
I'm had several teas and I'm now just lying down with a frazzled mind!
Humans can be quite lovely sometimes! Yay!
*does the dance of joy*
I hope it was the Sheepy dance of joy?
Hello lovelies, just a quick update!
I've had lots of ideas over the last year or so about how to included more stuff in the game, more encounters, but at the same time trying to keep the map uncluttered.
The game will require you to play through it several times, so I wanted to include as many encounters in there as possible to make each play through unique.
The other night I came up with this:
It's basically a flashing icon that indicates an 'Unidentified Contact' around a planet. When you warp to the planet it's near, you'll have an extra option to investigate the contact.
And it might lead to encountering all sorts of things.
There's a lot of scope here to get as many of the encounters I'd thought of in the game, without cluttering up the main mission. Think of this as a distraction or side-mission. I've not settled on what reward you'll get for going to these, but there *should* be one, otherwise there's no motivation to check them out!
Anyway, just thought I'd keep you lovely lot in the loop. I hesitate to say that I've fallen in love with the game all over again because that might hype it too much. Just know I'm enjoying it immensely and I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures when you finally get your eager little paws on it!
Thanks for reading, and have a fab weekend!
Can you make a headache-inducing Virtual Boy version?
You really have no idea how much I would LOVE to do that!
Just a quick update from Sheepy Towers - I'm working on the encounters still and trying to differentiate the different warps (one is to planets, the other is to encounters).
Here's what I have so far for warping to an encounter from a planet's orbit:
I'm having lots of fun with this as I have a long list of things I wanted to put in the game but couldn't work out quite how to do it.
Now I have!
Anyway, just thought i'd keep you updated, and speak soon!
*goes back to making tea and fiddling with gamey bits*