Kosmo Spin by Simogo (universal app!)

Discussion in 'Pre-Orders, Soft Launches, and Upcoming iOS Games' started by Ninjagorilla, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Hi!
    I'm Simon from Simogo. We're a two man studio (me & gordon!), and we've previously mostly worked on console games. Ilomilo, Lode Runner, R-Type Dimensions are some game we've worked on.
    Aaaaanyway:
    Yesterday we announced our first game Kosmo Spin for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (yep, it's an universal app!)
    It's a game about spinning the universe. Instead of me explaining all the aspects of the gameplay, have a look at the trailer for our game:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHvKwHyHYDQ
    (if possible, I recommend watching it in all its HD 720p glory!)

    I've also attached some screens to this post!

    For even more info and stuff on the game go to our website:
    www.kosmospin.com

    We're currently wrapping up Kosmo Spin (bug fixing and optimizing so that it runs smooth on all generations) and are expecting to submit it to apple pretty soon. So we're hoping it'll be out in November.

    Hope you like it! If you have any questions just shoot!
     

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  2. FPE

    FPE Well-Known Member

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    Looks cute and fun!
    I would love to give it a spin :D
     
  3. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Oh man! This looks epic. I'm a huge admirer of your work on Ilomilo. That game also looks super. I'm all for the adorable characters and funny sounds. Consider this at the top of my waiting for list.
     
  4. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that makes me super happy to hear!

    Also glad to hear that you're digging the sounds since this is the first game that i'm not only doing the art for but also all sound and music (that's me playing the ukulele in the trailer!).
     
  5. BazookaTime

    BazookaTime Well-Known Member

    Looks great.
     
  6. songbird

    songbird Well-Known Member

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    This looks awesome and I love the presence of the word universal in the title! :)
     
  7. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Really glad you are pleased Simon!

    I'm curious as to what your role was in Ilomilo... Can't wait to try this, any idea when it's going to be sent off to Apple?

    P.S - you are cool cause you know how to play the ukulele!
     
  8. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    songbird, Great. It would feel silly to not make it universal. It's the same game, with different resolutions. I get the problem with keeping your app under 20mb with twice the assets size, really... But that's not an excuse to slap on an "HD" tag to your title and make your consumers pay double the price for assets you've already produced in twice the resolution.

    sammysin, for ilomilo I came up with the art style, and made almost all of the art myself (models, textures, animation, everything). Also wrote the story, a lot of dialouge (and other texts), and basically was supervising/directing the general "feel" or should I say, tone or mood (?) of the game.
    And played Ukulele, Harmonica and Kazoo on some tracks... But I can't really play either of them. I just squeeze them and make them produce some sounds. :)

    We are aiming to send it off to approval as soon as possible. Gordon is super busy with squashing the last bugs, optimizing so that it runs smooth on all generations of devices and I have some final gameplay balancing... So. We're hoping to have it ready for apple in maybe a week, not more than two. So it should be out in November. That's what we're hoping anyway!
     
  9. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Really fantastic mate. I'm going to call myself your biggest fan. I remember being on the phone to my girlfriend when I first saw how cute and excellent Ilomilo looked. I was demanding she got on your site and saw it for herself.

    Count me in to pick this up as soon as it's out! Best of luck finishing it off.
    Cheers to you for being such a visionary for cute characters and lovely textures!
     
  10. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Heart warming stuff! Very happy to hear it! :)

    I've got some spare ilomilo badges that were made for a conference. PM me your adress if you'd be intrested in some of them!
     
  11. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Glad I made you happy Simon!

    I'd be more than pleased to have some ilomilo stuff, will PM you for sure.

    Hopefully you'll have some plushies sometime so I can buy em!
     
  12. JaimeGGG

    JaimeGGG Active Member

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    This looks glorious!!
    Do you have any wallpaper with the incredible art of this game?

    How long till is out?
     
  13. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Why thank you!
    We don't have any wallpaper yet, no. But I can make some when the game is released!
    We're planning on having the game out by this month (November). We'll be submitting pretty soon, anyway!
     
  14. Enco

    Enco Well-Known Member

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    Any updates?

    Game looks great!
     
  15. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    We'll be submitting pretty soon. You should be able to play the game in a couple of weeks, if everything goes according to plan :)

    By the way. Head over to http://www.belowtheclouds.com/en/2010/10/28/kosmo-spin-av-simogo/
    You'll find our promo art there in nice high resolution. There's also some of my primitive sketches there.
     
  16. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Love the picture on the link!
     
  17. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Yeah, my plan was to maybe do a wallpaper in different sizes around release.

    Did you ever get those pins in the mail by the way?
     
  18. Nullroar

    Nullroar Well-Known Member

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    Kosmo Spin

    Hey Simon,

    Ben here (I wrote you guys that crazy rhyming email. : P)

    Best of luck on the release!
     
  19. Ninjagorilla

    Ninjagorilla Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ben, thank you!

    I loved that mail! :D
     
  20. Qurao

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