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Line Bot now available for iOS, Amazon, and Nook!
Started by Puzzle Runner Jan 07 2012 03:39 AM

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Line Bot has just launched on the Android Market. It'll be up on the Apple App Store over the next 24 hours as well. All the information here is also in the Ansca Showcase. It is absolutely free to download!

Description

Jump, fly, and shoot your way through obstacles and enemies on 10 challenging levels, with more coming soon! Line Bot features simple controls and hours of engaging gameplay that keeps you coming back for more. Fight off tons of hilarious enemies from flying whales to ROFL Copters while jumping and flying your way through deadly spikes and platforms. Work your way to the top of Game Center (iOS) and OpenFeint leaderboards by taking advantage of a deep scoring system that rewards skillful play.

Features

- Simple controls, just tap the left or right side of the screen.
- Earn new abilities as you progress through the game.
- 10 levels spread across different difficulty levels, from easy to painfully hard.
- Engaging bosses based off of popular Internet memes. Try your hand against the Barrel Roller or the LOL Cat!
- Deep scoring system encourages pinpoint accuracy and skillful maneuvering.
- Earn achievements on Game Center (iOS) and OpenFeint.
- Post your high scores on Game Center (iOS) and OpenFeint to compare your skills against others worldwide.
- Stick-like graphics.

Requirements

Android: 2.2 or above.
iOS: 4.0 or above. 4.1 and above to use Game Center features.

Links

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/line-bot/id490834570
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B006YB9LRW
Nook: https://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/tools/dev/linkManager/2940043892638
YouTube:
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This looks awesome - love the style!

Will download this evening.

Peach :)
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Thanks. Sadly it was a busy day for Action/Arcade and Line Bot ended up 3 pages down on both in the new releases. It's getting beat by Domino Dog :(
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Hi, i played your game on Android device
first of all, first time i launched app it got freezed i dont know why) second time all ok
i played around for a while and liked the animation...

what i did not like:
speed of game, everything too slow
sound effects, they are noisy as hell
anyway, good luck)
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@darkconsoles Thanks for the feedback. I've been asking around on the load-time issue but no one has given me a solid answer as to whether it's a known Corona problem. The game takes about 5 seconds to load on iOS and 35-40 seconds on Android.

The speed of the game increases drastically as you go through the game. At first it is slow, but eventually it becomes very, very fast :P.

With that said, you're not the first one to think it's too slow, I might increase the speed of the easy levels in the future.
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Just released Line Bot 1.1 on Android. It turns out the 35 seconds plus load times on Android were because of how long it takes audio.loadSound to load large audio files (it seems iOS can load audio much more quickly). I was able to cut the Android load time down to about 5 seconds by using audio.loadStream for all of the music tracks (anything longer than like 4 seconds).
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I played it, it's a fun but hard game :)

I will leave you a rating later today :D
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that's just what i wanted to suggest you, we had the same problem.

cool game!!
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I like the robot animation, think the running is so funny. I don't like that he stumbles everytime though but it's a fun and difficult game.

Rating coming.
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Thanks for all of the comments and promises of reviews (please leave reviews, it helps!)

I'm being told by a lot of people that the first level is too easy and every other level is too hard. I may go back and make the game easier at some point.

I've submitted paid and ad-supported versions of Line Bot to the Amazon App/Kindle store as well. I want to experience going through all the different app store procedures. Nook is next as soon as I've wrapped up Amazon.

If you'd like to keep tabs on what I'm up to, you can follow me on Twitter: @samuelgoshen
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Just submitted Line Bot 1.1 to the Apple App Store. It includes NATIVE Game Center support :) :)
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Wow, @blasterv, that was so fast, implementing native GC. Best of luck with your game!

Naomi
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WOW...you`re quick!

Congrats! :)
PS: SO am assuming that to implement the native GC is easy?! Does exist a blog about it already:\
Cheers,
Rodrigo.
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wow, that was fast! is there already a documentation?
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love the style, native GC already? I second the above, are there docs?
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I posted a tutorial on the forums.

Also, Line Bot is now available (free and paid) on the Amazon AppStore! Check it out: http://amzn.com/B006YB9LRW
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Line Bot 1.1 with Native Game Center support has just been approved and will release shortly (should be available everywhere by tomorrow). The very first Corona SDK App to have it! (to my knowledge)

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Just a quick update, Line Bot is now available for the Nook! Link added to main post.
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