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After very little marketing with Mad Pigs, I wanted to get a head start on the marketing for my next game, Color Down. I have created a Facebook page that is updated frequently, and have received 27 likes so far. My goal right now is 50. In the near future, I might start advertising the page on Facebook, and will be linking people to it (like I am right now). Anyways, if you haven't liked it, head on over!
After finishing Mad Pigs and doing a bit of marketing, I have started a new game. As of right now, the name is "Color Down", but could change at any time. The game is a fast-paced, difficult, and arcade-styled. This time around, I am doing all of the art myself, using a program called Inkscape. I'm hoping to learn much more about the program, and I'm loving the luxury to be able to create art assests whenever I want to instead of having to ask someone else to do it. However, I don't regret having my last artist, Jordon Brownlee, draw the images himself.
FYI, the picture above is not very high quality since I took it on the computer in GameSalad's testing simulator. It looks okay on the computer, but terrible on the iPhone. With that said, the graphics are in fact retina, and will look gorgeous once on the iPhone.
If you have any questions or comments about the game, or anything else, just leave a comment below. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope you enjoy playing it when it comes out. My intentions are to release it for free, but I may be charging some $$ this time around since I haven't made a penny since starting game development 5-7 months ago.
In case you don't know, 148Apps.com reviews many apps, and has a nice blog. Their site gets many views, so hopefully people will run across the Mad Pigs post. So far 23 people have tweeted it, and 3 people on facebook have liked it. Anyways, here's the link...
First of all I'm happy to say that Mad Pigs has gotten a total of 164 downloads since its release. That might not seem like many downloads for some of you, but I'm very excited.
So let's cut to the chase. Here's what is planned for version 1.1... Please leave a comment if you have any other recommendations.
- Make joystick bigger, transparent, and fix the pegging glitch 100%
- Finish world 5
- Create a fully functionaly bacon store with many upgrades
1.1 will probably be released within a month. Once I come out with the update, I'm going to start working on a new game. Hopefully I can even finish it this summer.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Ol' Farmer has been pretty hungry lately, and he is having a rough time harvesting all his corn. Those Mad Pigs and electric fences he put up keep getting in his way! Don't forget about the nasty ham-shooting turrets the pigs have put together to foil Ol' Farmer.
Beautiful, high resolution, hand-drawn artwork
Navigate through 4 worlds comprising each of 15 increasingly difficult levels. 60 total levels offer plenty of fun and addicting gameplay.
Having difficulty? Use a bacon to unlock the next level. There are 3 bacons per world.
There are many different types of Mad Pigs that are out to get you, including sleepy pigs, blue pigs, strong orange pigs, speedy purple pigs, and many others.
ON THE HORIZON
-A key gun upgrade that can be bought with bacon
-Extra levels that can be unlocked with bacon
-In App Purchase for bacon