02-24-2015 08:11 AM
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  1. zchira's Avatar
    Hello,
    I would like to present you my first (published) android game.

    More than words, just watch the video:



    Here is google play store link
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eliumpig&hl=en

    Shortly:

    It is classic arcade/platform game with sketchy & colored graphics.
    Most of graphics are drawn on the sketchbook, photographed (with my
    android phone), and used for game.

    There is also a classic colored mode with cartoon-style graphics (to switch between modes, go to options and (un)check "sketchy mode").

    The game is finished, but I am already working on the next update which
    will include googlePlay services for achievements, and polished
    graphics.

    Check it out, and say what do you think
    10-08-2014 02:54 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the link!
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    10-08-2014 05:01 PM
  3. sightens's Avatar
    I like it very much the video trailer is great, this game is entertaining. level6 and 11 is frustrating. I'm still on level 11 lol
    zchira likes this.
    10-10-2014 08:09 PM
  4. zchira's Avatar
    I like it very much the video trailer is great, this game is entertaining. level6 and 11 is frustrating. I'm still on level 11 lol
    do not give up! The best part come with later levels!

    Soon, the update is coming, with the new levels!
    10-11-2014 04:34 PM
  5. Lolobumpkin's Avatar
    Oh my, this is going to eat some hours! Love the sketch mode too
    zchira likes this.
    10-11-2014 06:21 PM
  6. sightens's Avatar
    do not give up! The best part come with later levels!

    Soon, the update is coming, with the new levels!
    lol you're right! its getting better and better! I finished all the levels xD will be waiting for more levels
    zchira likes this.
    10-12-2014 04:50 AM
  7. Rampkin's Avatar
    hmmm. Everythink looks ok. But why main hero is pig? And why it's flying?
    10-13-2014 08:08 AM
  8. zchira's Avatar
    hmmm. Everythink looks ok. But why main hero is pig? And why it's flying?
    Helium pig represents ironic observation of the present day civilization and satirical view of the third world problems.
    LOL. Just kidding. I don't know, dude. One day I just made some sketch of a pig and it looked like a good character for the game.
    But, maybe I should think about the story behind the flying pig (helium addicted pig, radioactive helium balloons, evil genius from outer space, etc ).
    Do you have some idea?
    10-13-2014 09:35 AM
  9. Periodic Studios's Avatar
    I like the concept, what engine did you use? and what frame rate? is it 60fps?
    10-14-2014 12:44 AM
  10. zchira's Avatar
    I am using libGdx framework with box2d engine for physics.
    Framerate: 30 I suppose
    10-14-2014 02:02 AM
  11. Rampkin's Avatar
    Helium pig represents ironic observation of the present day civilization and satirical view of the third world problems.
    LOL. Just kidding. I don't know, dude. One day I just made some sketch of a pig and it looked like a good character for the game.
    But, maybe I should think about the story behind the flying pig (helium addicted pig, radioactive helium balloons, evil genius from outer space, etc ).
    Do you have some idea?
    Maybe you should change a little graph of the pig. Add huge ears and animation of waving. And add some story about the pig. For example other pigs laught because of huge ears...
    zchira likes this.
    10-14-2014 04:09 AM
  12. zchira's Avatar
    For those who can't wait for new version:
    - you can join beta test community. More details here
    10-15-2014 06:48 AM
  13. Ist Games's Avatar
    I think for chirldren its verry good )))
    zchira likes this.
    10-15-2014 07:43 AM
  14. gtman55's Avatar
    The game is great but is it possible to toggle the vibration off? It's bad for battery.
    zchira likes this.
    10-17-2014 11:11 PM
  15. zchira's Avatar
    I just released a new version!
    During the day it will be available on the market!

    What's new:
    - 3 new levels
    - googlePlay services (achievements)
    - new logo for colored mode
    - bugfixes

    The game is great but is it possible to toggle the vibration off? It's bad for battery.
    Currently you can not turn off the vibration. I'll add that option in the next update.
    gtman55 likes this.
    10-18-2014 04:29 AM
  16. gtman55's Avatar
    Thanks!
    10-18-2014 02:17 PM
  17. Johnny Gallagher's Avatar
    Congrats on your first published Android app.

    Had a quick play, primarily because I love the title First feedback would be to ask, is it possible to not be asked to login at the start? I.e. can this be an option instead? Second thing I'd say is that the level choice screen has huge icons (6 per screen) - why not make these smaller and fit more in before swiping?

    Gameplay wise it's nice and simple to get into, reminds me of that jetpack game. One thing I'd recommend (purely cosmetic) would be to animate the pig to show it inflating a bit when tap, to show how it's able to float up.

    EDIT: Just noticed that there's no option to move the game onto the SD card. I think it's good to have this option, you can set your app to install straight to SD card if one is available too.
    zchira likes this.
    10-21-2014 10:48 AM
  18. zchira's Avatar
    Thanks for feedback!

    Congrats on your first published Android app.

    Had a quick play, primarily because I love the title First feedback would be to ask, is it possible to not be asked to login at the start? I.e. can this be an option instead?
    Good question. I was following the best practice recommendation from googleDev' site about how to implement googlePlay services.
    Anyway if you click "cancel" on the login screen, you will no longer be prompted to log in. (but you can always manually connect to services from the main screen).

    Congrats on your first published Android app.
    Second thing I'd say is that the level choice screen has huge icons (6 per screen) - why not make these smaller and fit more in before swiping?
    On every 6 levels the background is changed (first six levels is farm, second winter, etc..). Six levels are one chapter. One chapter one page.
    On the other side, I agree with you that having more than 6 level on 1 page would be visually nicer.

    Gameplay wise it's nice and simple to get into, reminds me of that jetpack game. One thing I'd recommend (purely cosmetic) would be to animate the pig to show it inflating a bit when tap, to show how it's able to float up.
    Totally agree! The problem is that I am not a designer and that is not a trivial task for me.

    EDIT: Just noticed that there's no option to move the game onto the SD card. I think it's good to have this option, you can set your app to install straight to SD card if one is available too.
    Good point! I'll implement that in some of the following updates!
    10-22-2014 05:41 AM
  19. zchira's Avatar
    Hey, friends!
    New version is released! In next hours it should be available to googlePlay.
    What's new:
    - Score and leaderboard!
    - artwork improvement
    - save / continue game
    - move to SD card (on Johnny Gallagher's request )
    - vibration on/of (on gtman55's request)
    - and more...

    To all, I dare you to beat my highscore :P

    Thanks to all for your feedback

    [FREE][GAME][4.*] Helium Pig-helium_pig_menu_sketchy.png

    [FREE][GAME][4.*] Helium Pig-helium_pig_menu.png
    10-31-2014 04:43 PM
  20. zchira's Avatar
    Nice game. I like black and white version. How many lvls are available now?
    There are 21. levels.
    There are also the achievements so you can play some levels (1, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21) in different ways! For example you can unlock some "keep your money" achievement if you complete some levels without collecting any coins.
    11-04-2014 02:27 AM
  21. Johnny Gallagher's Avatar
    Had another play (thanks for including the SD card install option!) and left a review for you

    I'd welcome some feedback and a review for Mole Warfare FREE too if you get a minute - http://forums.androidcentral.com/gam...l-mammals.html
    zchira likes this.
    11-04-2014 03:30 AM
  22. Fabien Polynotes's Avatar
    Nice game! Original design. Good work !
    11-05-2014 02:43 AM
  23. gtman55's Avatar
    Thanks for adding the vibration on/off toggle.

    Can't wait to see more levels and features. Might be cool to add some occasional powerups like invincibility.
    zchira likes this.
    11-05-2014 01:48 PM
  24. TrickShinobi's Avatar
    nice! looks great. i am using libgdx myself. do you have any good tutorials on box2d and libgdx?
    11-05-2014 10:09 PM
  25. zchira's Avatar
    nice! looks great. i am using libgdx myself. do you have any good tutorials on box2d and libgdx?
    Yeah I would like to see some tutorials too...
    Nothing special. I just searched on the internet and reading a lot of various tutorials, forum discussions, tried a lot of examples, etc...
    11-06-2014 07:21 AM
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