Day 53 – “Planet One” Game Update
April 22, 2010 22 Comments
It is day 53 today and I wanted to give my weekly update on the progress of my first iphone application, a game called “Planet One”. It is getting very exciting as the game is very close to be finished. I have been working on a lot of game data for the player such as fastest time to complete a level, which levels the player has found the hidden gem, that sort of stuff. I feel it is very important to have some initiatives within your game to make the player want to keep player.
Another thing I have been working on the last week is my graphics. I have created many of the final graphics for backgrounds as well as cleaned up most of the tile images. (Still a few more to do) I have also added some more player sprite frames to represent if he has a particular power or not. All of these image ‘upgrades’ are very exciting as they are visual and really give you the feeling that you are almost done.
I have plans now for some tutorials to complete in the next week or so. They are a little easier then some of the ‘comment’ suggested tutorials but with my time constraints I can only do some of the more basic tutorials at this time. My plans are to complete a tut on the sound engine first, then go into user statistics (which I still have to do on my game) and finally look at having your highscores on a website. So stay tunned for these tutorials in the future.
So with that said I believe I am going to take 2 1/2 to 3 more weeks working on the game and then send it out to the beta testers to pick it apart and make me feel useless (hopefully not!) Then after the testing I will fix any mistakes and get it in for approval by apple. That puts me into the end of may. Now that is just my revised GOAL and I hope to make that time line, But also I do not want to rush anything just in case I have a great suggestion from a tester I want to be able to implement it without the pressures of time. That is the great thing about not answering to a boss while creating project, you move at your own pace to make it the way you want it.
Well enough talk here is the preview of the game at day 53:
Link to the Day 53 Video – “Planet One” Game