iPad One of the crappiest games ever gets an overhaul and Game Center

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  1. robotsvswizards.com

    robotsvswizards.com Well-Known Member

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    #1 robotsvswizards.com, Nov 3, 2010
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    ****Anniversary UPDATE 2011****

    Updated and now universal!!!
    We also got rid of those tiny buttons. Just tap one side to jump the other side to boost


    ****Anniversary UPDATE 2011****


    Original overhaul announcement post from Nov 2010:
    Ok I'n not afraid to admit that our first game "Doodle Monster"
    Wasn't all that great. In fact thats why it was free for the last year.
    About a half million people will get a whole new game rather than an update:)
    At least in our defense there were barely any games with "doodle" in the title when it came out :rolleyes:

    We will keep it free for another day so some of the Touch Arcaders
    can have a go as well.

    However, It was time to give it an overhaul.
    Its still a pretty simple straight forward game but, just not as stupid as it used to be.
    It is your basic running game but instead of the more common large chunks of land you have smaller platform style obstacles to land on. You also collect doodle berries for points and achievements via game center.

    Our only concern is that with the game's platformer feel it may leave a player wanting more of a adventure game. Fear not Paper Monsters will be out this Winter!

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    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monster/id352972243?mt=8

    Linked manually since the Touch Arcade thing still shoes the crappy old game.

    Edit: If you check it our take a second to rate it. I'd like to shake a years worth of bad reviews from the old game. Just be honest, of course. (Unless you think it sucks so bad it's only one star. lol)


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  2. pgboy

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    Can we sign up for the other game beta now?
     
  3. robotsvswizards.com

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    Wow you are fast! lol
    Don't worry you haven't missed anything!
    Beta is pushed back substantially.
    We didn't wanna rush anything just to be ready for the holidays!
    Once it went from a basic platformer to a semi-shooter we knew we had to slowdown and do it right! There have been a lot of elements added.

    Look at the huge diff between that first youtube and the latest screenshot on the link in my signature!
     
  4. pgboy

    pgboy Well-Known Member

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    True! Thank you for the fast reply
     
  5. eyemh8

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    To stay stupid
    Estes Park co.
    That's the kind of dev. I like one that bluntly admits mistakes and does things to improve. Well done sir.
     
  6. ScottColbert

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    Honesty, I love it! So much so, I'll wait until you put a price on it to pick it up, just to support that kind of business ethic.
     
  7. robotsvswizards.com

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    Much appreciated but, go ahead and grab it while its free.
     
  8. Vester

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    I will GLADLY beta test for you when the time comes. Anyway I got doodle monster a while back and it wasnt horrible but this sounds like you are putting a lot more time and effort into it and I love that. You have truly earned my respect by admitting your mistakes and not giving up.
     
  9. headcaseGames

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  10. ArcadeSpookyTree

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    Awesome game!

    Once you figure out the looping pattern, you can just keep going and going... ended up #2 on the Game Center leaderboards and nabbed 13 of 14 achievements in one run. Sweet.

    I love the graphical style... bring on some more maps!
     
  11. legowiz

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    Behind you!
    the game looks pretty cool, but for the rest of us that never knew what it looked like, could you give some before and after pics? Just to show how much it has improved.
     
  12. spyky

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    The game's music and graphics is actually very nice. Nice enough to keep me entertained while I unlocked everything (love chiptunes). The gameplay however consists of a stage that loop (i think?) and the "physics" seems a bit weird. But yeah I'll be trying to aim for full GC achievements!
     
  13. Snooptalian

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    I would also like to see what the old version looked like. This one looks really good, and has that gotta try again thing to it. Got all the achievements and had a marathon game of 54K for 1st place on the leaderboards at the moment. It'll get squashed by someone soon though. Looking forward to your next game...
     
  14. robotsvswizards.com

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    #14 robotsvswizards.com, Nov 3, 2010
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    Wow 54k is a marathon. 25 blue berries is pretty tough for a lot o people.

    The plan was to add a holiday theme next.
    Maybe a new level of difficulty should be added the list. Lol (serious though)

    I been watching the leaderboards. Our hunch was most would be able to unlock all the themes and stuff fairly easy but all the achievements is a little tougher.

    Nice job

    I'll dig up some before pictures. I think there are plenty online from app sites.


    Also I have promo codes for once it goes back up.
    Just pm
     
  15. ipod_david

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    incredible addictive game. easy but hard to master perhabs I will get one day the 25 blueberries :D
     
  16. robotsvswizards.com

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    Thanks!!

    Dont forget to leave a rating if you have time!

    I have a few promo codes left too... just PM
     
  17. Stirolak26

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    So can you move or do you only input the jump command like in other runners? Cause I see an arrow in the screenshots.
     
  18. Zincous

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    I would like to see the Jump button 'touch zone' be bigger. Seems way too small and I miss the button half the time it seems.

    The whole bottom right corner should be the jump zone. I can't constantly look at my finger placement to hit on the button every time. Don't see why it can't be a bigger area. Kind of frustrating dying because I miss the button :/
     
  19. robotsvswizards.com

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    If you are playing this you may as well enter the contest for a free ipod..
    I added it to the main post

    Good Luck!
     
  20. robotsvswizards.com

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    Caching in on the lima sky drama

    Wow ..

    After the whole DoodleGate issue we managed get about 5 more downloads than usual!!

    Go Doodle Monster!!!1

    lol
     

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