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Windows-8-Bit-Avrin-Apps

25 Feb
2013

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It’s official……..I’m now a part of the Windows Store! Earlier this month I started the process of trying to submit four of my apps to the Windows Store. I ran into a few bumps along the road, but I’ve learned a few things from it, and now I have one of my apps approved for the Windows Store. Raven’s Hidden Hollows is the first one to be approved, and it’s now available at: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/ravens-hidden-hollows/0fb9ca42-8ed8-478a-9761-02317c921811

That link above is for the U.S. English listing, but it’s also available on the Windows Store in several other countries. I plan on releasing a few more of my apps that I’ve already developed on there soon. I’m actually waiting on a couple to be approved at this moment that I resubmitted. The two main app stores that I currently release my apps on are Apple and Amazon, however, after my next release I may plan on making some of my apps available in the Windows Store concurrently.

I would write more about the apps I’m working on and et cetera, but honestly I’m pressed for time. I didn’t expect any of the apps I submitted to Windows being approved today, but one of them was, so that’s great. I look forward to continue working with Microsoft and releasing my apps on their Windows Store. I like some of the new products they’ve rolled out and they seem to be moving in the right direction. 

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New Release: Raven’s Hidden Hollows

7 Oct
2012

Welcome to Raven’s Hidden Hollows…..

Raven’s Hidden Hollows is a hidden object game with a gloomy black & white design. The hidden objects in this game hide in the shadows and attempt to blend in with the atmosphere. Each level has 10 items(2 bats, 3 cats, & 5 pumpkins). In this game you’ll be locating items in a swamp, at a barn, in forests, at churches, abandoned buildings and several other locations. No story or puzzles, just a casual & challenging, fun hidden object game that’s a little eerie. 
(This is not a horror game. There are no scary/disturbing images.)

√ Two difficulties: Casual & Challenge.

√ 48 total levels, each with multiple screens.

√ Find 10 hidden objects and earn up to 3 stars in each level.

√ Beautiful photographic artwork. 

√ Thematic music and sound effects.

√ The Raven hint icon appears when two items are left to help out, if needed.

√ 49 Game Center achievements for a total of 1,000 points.

√Customizable gameplay: Display List icons/text, Timer Bar on/off & more.

√ Sharp retina resolution.

Development notes:

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Lightspeed Bit Bit 1.4 Update (Apple)

21 Aug
2012

√ Added Game Center Achievements! 14 achievements for a total of 1,000 points!



Achievements!!! Everybody likes achievements/trophies right?!? Well I do and I know several other gamers that do as well. I game mostly on the PS3 & Xbox 360, but Apple’s Game Center is nice also. The three game modes in Lightspeed Bit Bit are well-suited for achievements, and some of them are quite ambitious.  So lightspeeders, are you up for the challenge? Have fun!

Strike The Goal – Apple Release & Trailer

1 Aug
2012

Strike The Goal has been approved by Apple and is now available on their App Store! The official trailer is also now viewable to the public!! Awesomeness all around!! Cheers!

(Full release notes are located on the previous post below.)

New Release: Strike The Goal

25 Jul
2012

(My newest game, Strike The Goal, is now available on the Amazon App Store for Android! I didn’t expect it to get its first approval until later this week, but the Amazon Android App Store review was super quick. It will also be available on the Apple App Store soon.) 

Strike The Goal is a fun soccer themed physics puzzler. The goal… of the game is to strike the ball into the goal. Move your teammates around to help set up the perfect shot. Aim the arrow in the direction you want to kick the ball to score while avoiding obstructing opponents & yellow cards. However, sometimes you might be able to use an opponent to your advantage. The match is lost when you strike a wrong goal, get two yellow cards, or strike the ball more than 9 times(tournament mode only).

 – Plan out each strike by moving teammates around or just strike it.

 – Learn about different countries before each match. Over 700 random facts in the game.

 – Exhibition mode: Compete against 40 top international teams.

 – Challenge yourself by trying to score in one strike. 

 – Score a goal in 1 strike to obtain 3 stars. 2 strikes for 2 stars. 3 or more strikes for 1 star. 

 – Tournament mode: Win 3 randomized matches in a row to obtain the STG championship & extra coins.

 – 20 Achievements/Trophies for a total of 1,000 Game Center achievement points.

 – Opponents stand still, move around, and sometimes attack the ball.

– Extend the aiming arrow further for a harder kick or shorter for a softer kick.

– Real crowd noise, chants, vuvuzelas, and other sound FX.

– Use coins earned in-game to buy different balls & fields.

Development Notes:

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#7 Best Seller in the Amazon Android Appstore!

3 Apr
2012

My newest app “Jumbo Egg Hunt” is currently ranked #7 on the Best Sellers list in the Amazon Appstore for Android.    It’s been in the Top 100 Paid Games & Apps/Best Seller Lists for over a week while moving up steadily, but last night it broke into the top 10.  I’m thrilled, excited, thankful, and just overall amazed at the success of this app.  I put a lot of hard work & late nights into it, and it feels great to see that a lot of people have downloaded it.  I’ve only received a few reviews but the majority of them have been very positive.  I’m just a hard-working indie developer, but it feels great being at the top with other awesome apps that have had great success like; Cut The Rope, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds Space and etc.

Jumbo Egg Hunt app page screenshot/link

Amazon Appstore Best Sellers screenshot/link

On a side note, Version 1.1 is coming soon.  After reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I went back to do some testing on the difficulty on the Normal mode.  I noticed that some eggs are kind of hard to see on the Normal mode.  I want to make sure the Normal mode is very casual and assessable for most ages, so I few days ago I submitted an update for the Android version that will make the eggs a little easier to see in the Normal Mode.  I’ll be updating the Apple version in the same way as well.  I want the game to continue being fun & challenging, but not frustrating.  It’s hard striking a balance between the two, but hopefully the Normal mode will be a little more casual now.  Hard mode will remain the same for those of you up for the challenge.

Last but now least, THANK YOU to everyone that’s downloaded Jumbo Egg Hunt!  I hope you’re enjoying the game and having fun with it.  Also thank you to everyone who’s spread the word about the game and retweeted my tweets about it.  Have a great day!

Lightspeed Bit Bit Update 1.1 Is Live!

14 Feb
2012

√ Added a combo system. Now you can get up to 1,000 points per bit! (The points per bit increases by 100 for each correct color bit collected in a row. When you get an incorrect color bit your combo resets.) 

√Changed the score font to match the look of the game. 

√Settings are saved. The game now remembers your on/off settings. 

√Optimized a few little areas of the layout for Obstacle Mode. 

Most of this update was derived from suggestions I got from members of the TouchArcade community.  They enjoyed the game but had a couple of  recommendations for it.  So thank you all for helping make my game better and thank you to everybody who has downloaded Lightspeed Bit Bit!  Have fun! 

Lightspeed Bit Bit – Now Available in the App Store!

29 Jan
2012

Oh yes, today is the day.  My new game Lightspeed Bit Bit is now available on the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch!  I like the art style a lot, as well as the gameplay, design, music and the controls.  Well yea there’s no holding it back with this one, I’m a big fan of the entire game.  I started developing this game back in April 2011, but I took a couple of breaks away from it to develop and release 4 other apps.  So yea 2011 was a busy year for me.  I had a lot of fun working on Lightspeed Bit Bit and I learned a lot about game design and development while working on it.  

The fact that I’ve never played anything like it before helped make the entire process more exciting.  Everything that you see and hear on the game was created by me.  Even though I’ve heard the music for it probably hundreds of times I still like listening to all of it.  There were a lot of late nights that I spent working on this game in the past few months and I’m excited for its release on the App Store.  So far the responses from the people who’ve seen or played it have been very positive.  I’m very proud of this game and I think it’s awesome.  Well without further ado or adieu, I present to you, Lightspeed Bit Bit.

Lightspeed Bit Bit is a futuristic retro neon stylized arcade game that’s for dedicated gamers and casual gamers who like to be challenged. The simple one finger control makes it easy for anybody to pick up and play, but the challenge varies depending on your skill and what mode you’re playing. Lightspeed Bit Bit has three unique game modes.

Bit Bit Mode: This is the main mode of the game. There are three difficulties-Easy, Medium, and Insane. Your ship loses a little bit of health every second and also when you collect the wrong color bit. You must collect bits that match the color of your ship to add to your health and score. Your ship randomly changes color and each ship has its own personal chiptune music theme. There are also power-ups that randomly appear. There is a Gamecenter leaderboard for each difficulty. 

Obstacle Mode: Your goal in this mode is to reach the finish line. Each level has 3 stars that can be collected if you want to challenge yourself. Watch out for the cosmic blocks, they do massive damage.

One Bit Mode: This mode is locked until you meet or surpass a certain score on Bit Bit Mode. This mode has the same concept as Bit Bit Mode, except there’s only one difficulty…….Brutal. Your ship changes color every time you get the correct color bit, but if you get the wrong color bit…..it’s gameover…….until you press restart.

Lightspeed Bit Bit is a fun & intense game with quick and smooth one finger controls that has unique immersive gameplay. This is a game that you can pick up and play anytime. I’ll see you on the leaderboards.

When the ship changes color, the game changes, and the music!

3 awesome game modes!
Neon!
Fast gameplay!
Simple controls!
Sharp graphics! 
Retro arcade!
Challenging! 
Space! 
Bits! Bit bits! Bit bit bits!
Colors!
Exciting!
Arcade! 
Power-ups!
Obstacles!
Online leaderboards!
Personal high scores!
Endless fun! 
Huge particle effects!
Minimalistic retro sound fx! 
Awesome chiptune music! 
Oh my!