iPad SciFly II SpecialFX Update

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  1. jshmrsn

    jshmrsn Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I wasn't planning on continuously giving updates for SciFly II until a lot closer to release time... But, some times I just can't help myself :)

    After several days of work on the special FX for the after-burner system, I finally made a breakthrough! I would love to share a screen shot of the new system to see what you think. Please drop some feedback!

    As always, everyone is welcome to follow us on Twitter

    And now on with the show!
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    -Josh Rosen
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  2. Der-Kleine

    Der-Kleine Well-Known Member

    OMG! looks great!
    nice work!
     
  3. jshmrsn

    jshmrsn Well-Known Member

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  4. pablo19

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    wait a second, you are releasing ANOTHER Scifly??? So the people who bought the other one won't get any updates even though thats what they paid for???

    Clarify for me please.
     
  5. Der-Kleine

    Der-Kleine Well-Known Member

    looks alot better than SciFly 1. I only tried the lite version thow.
     
  6. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    I really want an explanation cause I feel like if this was any other dev he would get flamed by everyone here, and that's just not fair
     
  7. jshmrsn

    jshmrsn Well-Known Member

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    #7 jshmrsn, Feb 17, 2009
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    Firstly, please see this post.

    Although I regrettably haven't added new ships to SciFly 1 yet, the difference between 1.0 and 1.4 are pretty massive. There's a completely new interface, better sound (including music), better targeting system, and much better controls, etc.. The main reason I haven't been able to add even more content (like aircraft etc.) is because there were a lot of bugs that I did not expect at all. As of 1.4, these are mostly fixed, but it took a lot of time to get to that point.

    Currently I am about 1/2 of the way done creating a flame-thrower ship called the Torch... I certainly hope to release it soon, but the potential for creativity and exploration in SciFly II development is *VASTLY* greater than just adding a new weapon/ship to SciFly 1.

    I am hiring 2 developers for SciFly II using most of the income from SciFly 1, but until they begin work I am the only developer on the SciFly series. It is difficult to work on two projects at the same time with only 1 developer.
    Please see: [URL="Although I regrettably haven't added new ships to SciFly 1 yet, the difference between 1.0 and 1.4 are pretty massive. There's a completely new interface, better sound (including music), better targeting system, and much better controls, etc.. The main reason I haven't been able to add even more content (like aircraft etc.) is because there were a lot of bugs that I did not expect at all. As of 1.4, these are mostly fixed, but it took a lot of time to get to that point. Currently I am about 1/2 of the way done creating a flame-thrower ship called the Torch... I certainly hope to release it soon, but the potential for creativity and exploration in SciFly II development is *VASTLY* greater than just adding a new weapon/ship to SciFly 1. I am hiring 2 developers for SciFly II using most of the income from SciFly 1, but until they begin work I am the only developer on the SciFly series. It is difficult to work on two projects at the same time with only 1 developer.

    [EDIT: I noticed the text got scrambled on the third paragraph for some reason... to tired to fix it though haha...]

    -Josh Rosen
     
  8. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    #8 pablo19, Feb 17, 2009
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    EDIT: Took a look at the post, but from what you are saying Scifly II is just Scifly I but cooler. Any SIGNIFICANT new things or is gameplay basically the same?
     
  9. Der-Kleine

    Der-Kleine Well-Known Member


    Please look here: http://toucharcade.com/2009/02/09/scifly-ii-alpha-demo-video/

    That's an old version of SciFly 2 i think...
     
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