iPad "Shuzzle" - I'm 16, and built an app. What do you think?

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  1. aevers9084

    aevers9084 Member

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    #1 aevers9084, Nov 28, 2010
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    update coming soon
     
  2. ipod_david

    ipod_david Well-Known Member

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    hi,

    your game and your website looks pretty polished and nice artwork too!
    It reminds me a bit on shape-up (http://appshopper.com/games/shape-up-2)
    is it like this? You might wanna consider to attach some promo codes for TA forummembers!?
     
  3. aevers9084

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    It is kinda like that game but a lot nicer looking and way cooler. I'll be sure to attach some promo codes once this thread picks up! :)
     
  4. saiyukialex

    saiyukialex Well-Known Member

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    Does this game support Retina Display?
     
  5. aevers9084

    aevers9084 Member

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    Yes it does support retina display. It looks amazing in it too!
     
  6. headcaseGames

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    welcome to touchArcade :)

    saw your game sitting in New & Noteworthy for some days now, I was wondering when we'd hear about it on this site! A few things..

    graphics look extremely polished, but looking at the screenshots in iTunes I have no idea of how this game plays. There's a few pages w/ clumps of explanatory text but when flipping through several other games, it's hard to sit still and read the fine print.

    You definitely have a very professionally polished product here, just juice it up somehow (lite version? youtube video?) and it will be easier to bite. Being in N&N is huge of course, and your story (16-yr-old dev) doesn't hurt either.

    Good luck :)
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  7. aevers9084

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    Thanks for the kind words and advice, which I will definitely try to apply. Hope you like it!
     
  8. headcaseGames

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    Also! You might wanna politely contact a mod (like DaveMc99) and ask them to adjust your thread title. Only reason I clicked to read it was cause I recognized the name from N&N, but nowadays so many new games from no one in particular pop up that so many things get skipped over.

    When I launched 180 I titled the thread simply that and no one looked at it.. started tweaking it and slowly it drew more attention. In your case you might say the price, mention N&N, 16-yr-old, contest, whatever you can squeeze in to a short burst of info (without looking too cluttered - use other thread topics as a unit of measurement)

    Otherwise it just looks like "App 'X' by Developer #11219886"

    ..if you are honestly new to TouchArcade forums (I'm just judging by your post count), I don't know if you've lurked here already, but do so and learn the customs, it will help a lot :)

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  9. ipod_david

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    I clicked it because I click everything that I dont know, since I am appstore-sick :(

    If you throw in some Codes please be sure to attach them as a TXT file to your post as attachement. With this way only forummembers will be able to get the codes and you will get some feedback for sure. D*** lurkers give a **** - and they cannot post in here, they're only lurkers :D

    Congrats to the N&N jump

    But he is right! Ask a mod to change the title and throw in your N&N joker ;)
     
  10. Qurao

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    #10 Qurao, Nov 28, 2010
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    I've just played the game, and found out I'm apparently not all that good at matching shapes under stressful condition ;)

    Maybe you could create an additional mode for the game, where the goal is to match colors, and you get a bonus for matching shapes. Kind of opposite of what the normal game is :)

    I also just found a bug. If you just keep spamming all the buttons, it'll put shapes underneath the shapes, and they won't go away when you start a new game.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. aevers9084

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    I am aware of the bug and I am actively trying to fix it. Maybe there will be an update coming shortly.
     
  12. epedemix

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    This game seems to be a bit similar to frenzic, I loved frenzic, and still play it to this day. I am sure I will love this game too, congrats on the release. Good luck with sales.

    Will post back with my input.
     
  13. aevers9084

    aevers9084 Member

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    Looking forward to your feedback! :)
     
  14. MissLashes

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    I already have 2 games like this, shape-up being one of them. Is there something different that your game has that the other doesn't? Aside from nicer graphics.
     
  15. aevers9084

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    Yeah definitely.

    One of the things I really wanted was to make this game really engaging. I did that through tilt mode. You see the game comes with both touch which simply allows you to tap the screen, while tilt require you to do just that tilt your device. When in tilt simply tilt your device to the location you want the center shape to go to. It is crucial to know that when in tilt mode you must keep your device parallel to the ground and you must use soft, gentle, and fluid motions, not jerky.

    Additionally Shuzzle is Game Center enabled, comes with a score board, as well as 10 unique achievements. I am not sure if the others come with Game Center.

    Also Shuzzle allows you to play your own music, three different power-ups (which let you get an even higher score), and is colorblind player enabled.

    Hope that's enough if you want to see the most current video of gameplay I'd suggest going to the Gizmodo.com article here: http://gizmodo.com/5696643/shuzzle-kids-shouldnt-learn-shapes-like-this.

    Jason Chen the guy behind that video doesn't showcase tilt mode because I would imagine that would be impossible through screen capturing.

    -Austin :)
     

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