Mikey Shorts - 2D platformer (BeaverTap Games)

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  1. BeaverTap Games

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    #1 BeaverTap Games, Jul 5, 2012
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    TouchArcade forum members [member=21231]qpawn[/member] and [member=26436]mikeg123[/member] are bringing you a casual 2D platformer with an emphasis on speed!



    Run, jump, and slide through the land! Help Mikey Shorts find out why everybody has turned into a statue! Break through energy gates and collect coins to buy disguises along the way!

    • 72 unique levels in 6 areas across two game modes (Story and Challenge)
    • Choose from over 100 disguises for Mikey to wear for fun while playing
    • Finish a level fast to earn up to 3 stars
    • Golden Shorts are hidden in every Story level
    • Race against a ghost (or vertical line) of your best score
    • Split times at gates show if your current time is +/- your top score
    • Earn achievements both online and offline
    • Easy access to Game Center scores via in-game leaderboards
    • Quick retry button for restarting a level
    • Ability to customize the controls to a comfortable position
    • View various game stats
    • New content planned with updates

    Platform: iOS Universal (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)
    Minimum iOS version: iOS 4.2 (tested on a 2nd Gen iPod touch)
    Release Date: August 23, 2012
    Price: $0.99

    Mike Meade (qpawn) and Mike Gaughen (mikeg123) met in the TouchArcade [post=760099]thread[/post] for Rocketcat Games' awesome iOS title 'Hook Champ'. The two became bitter rivals, battling it out for global domination!

    After beta testing Rocketcat Games' next two adventures, the handsome warriors discussed the possiblitity of creating their own game. At the start of 2011, BeaverTap Games was born. With their upcoming debut title 'Mikey Shorts', the gentlemen hope to show the fun and exciting world of speedrunning to a casual crowd, while still including enough challenge for talented gamers to enjoy.

    We're happy to answer any questions!
     
  2. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    This looks awesome!!! Definitely interested!
     
  3. skeletonlord

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    Wow, I love platformers. Looking forward to the release and I am sure it will be a successful one!
     
  4. arta

    arta Well-Known Member

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    That looks great, definitively looking forward to it. :)
     
  5. multiplang

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    Does indeed look great. I'm glad to see there's still a good amount of interest for platformers as it's one of my fav genres.

    There's a platformer concept I want to work on myself, but I sometimes wonder about saturation in the store. I like to think that if a game is bringing something new (as seen here) in how it plays, there's always a place for it.

    Anyway it's a definite buy from me for the fact alone that its development has a cool story behind it.
     
  6. poutini

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    SWEET! Day one buy for me. qpawn is a legend in the rocketcat community. And I've been dying for another good speedrun game, so this looks right up my alley. :)
     
  7. Shaun glitch

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    Hi this is a definite buy for me , as I been BETA testing it and it's very addictive trying to shave times down, loads of content too As you can see from the list above, can't wait to compete on world level now too :)
     
  8. gust0208

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    Great story and initial video of the game looks fantastic.

    Are you guys developing natively in Objective C or using a game centric development suite like Corona?
     
  9. mikeg123

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    Glad to see all of the excitement so far! We've been having a lot of fun making the game, and are looking forward to getting Mikey Shorts out the door!

    We are developing in Objective-C. And using Cocos2D as our framework.
     
  10. B34$T

    B34$T Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice. Not many games on iOS that can get me excited anymore but this looks great.
     
  11. RaptorF35

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    Had the privilege to beta test this game. It's absolutely fantastic. I spent over 12 hours on this game (there's a stat page): a freaking beta!

    Looking forward to some real competition on those leaderboards!
     
  12. OaklandManager

    OaklandManager New Member

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    Best game I've seen and played in a while

    I was chosen as a beta tester for this game and didn't see or hear much about it. But once I downloaded it, I was hooked! I have logged over 25 hours on it already and I love every minute of it! I try to improve my times on the story levels and play solid and quick on the challenge levels. Honestly, there are so many awesome features and I don't want to spoil it for you! I am more addicted to this game then I was "Angry Birds!" I can't wait to compete with you forum members for the top scores so I can be pushed to a whole new level! This game should blow up domestically and internationally. Once you download this, you WILL be hooked!
     
  13. LOLavi

    LOLavi Well-Known Member

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    Woo TA members creating a game :D Looks great!
     
  14. Guise

    Guise Well-Known Member

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    Likewise. The game is super-polished and straight-up fun to play. Verdict: mikeg123 and qpawn are as skilled at making games as they are at speedrunning them.
     
  15. Mrs Eyrezy

    Mrs Eyrezy Well-Known Member

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    I'm beating you Ted :D

    Love this game, also Beta Testing! Very addictive, looking forward to the release.
     
  16. Shaun glitch

    Shaun glitch Well-Known Member

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    You Are beating my old scores not you mean been practicing/ playing off line ;)
     
  17. Mrs Eyrezy

    Mrs Eyrezy Well-Known Member

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    Lol, game on Ted. Get online need some competition ;)
     
  18. RaptorF35

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    My scores aren't enough competition?
     
  19. AppleMacDudeG4

    AppleMacDudeG4 New Member

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    looks like fun

    Looks like a fun game. I hope that this gets released soon.
     
  20. AppleMacDudeG4

    AppleMacDudeG4 New Member

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    This looks like it is going to be a fun game. I hope that you are able to release this game soon.
     

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