It’s been a real long time since I have made an appearance here, but rest assured, the eye-candy for this game is continuing to be churned out. Barring a power outage last weekend, I managed to get two more games finished this week: Punching Bag and Hula Dance. The Punching Bag game is a ‘tap-tap’ game, where you have to hit the bag a number of times (less times on the higher/faster levels) to correctly complete it. The Hula Dance game is another game that uses the spiffy accelerometer, where you have to swivel your phone to make the girl dance!
Whoa. It’s been awhile since my last update. Luckily, I have a couple pictures to show of the completed art for the next game: Magic 8-Ball. It’s an accelerometer based game, so get ready to shake those phones! (We’re not responsible for errant shaking which may send your phone flying at walls, cement floors, tv screens, or puppies.)
That’s right, real men don’t lose. There are also a bunch of other supportive quips in there for you to discover, if you make it that far…
Fine, fine! Here’s some pictures of a few changes we’ve made. Notice the new heart that floats away when you pet the kitty. She loves you! We’ve also made the notification bar larger so we can
insult praise you with more words.
Here you can see the insult bar twisting the knife after you make a mistake on a really easy level. Seriously, how hard is it to pop the red balloon? Actually, I’ve noticed it’s really hard at first because our minds always want to avoid the red one. I guess you’ll just have to adjust. You can also see our REALLY big X that pops up when you lose a life. I’m currently in the process of animating the X to shrink down and fly into the lives bar. It’ll look cool once it’s completed and you will all worship me!
So I’m pretty exhausted at work right now. After this long weekend of staying up until 5am every night, I’m finding it difficult to go to sleep on time. I have to get up at 530 to beat the morning DC traffic so going to bed at midnight may not seem late for some, but for me it’s a day ruiner. It was worth it though.
I finished coding the notification bar and have thus completed the last element of the UI. It looks really cool when the bar pops down from the top of the screen to let you know you’ve done something notable (good or bad). I mocked up some achievements and insults to be displayed and it’s quite hilarious when the red bar comes down saying something like “Only your mom thinks you’re special” or “You messed THAT up?!” Even though I wrote it, the taunting still somehow gets under my skin and I find myself wanting to prove the computer (and therefore myself) wrong. I know, it kind of makes me a crazy person.