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Atomic Frogs™
Started by cocosgames Jul 06 2012 06:31 PM

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Hi guys,

We have been working hard for the past 5-6 months on a game that will launch around August 2012 (universal app for iOS).

Forgive us for not revealing much about the game yet as we are still busy refining some stuff and trying to stretch the capabilities of Corona. We can, however, introduce the stars of our game.

Please say hello to the Atomic Frogs™ :)

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Love the art style, very strong.

I hope you will post more screenshots soon, when of course it is a suitable time.

Peach :)
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Hi Peach,

Thank you for the compliment :) We had some extra time to spare with the characters because of Corona's quicker development cycle!

Atomic Frogs is a casual game that incorporates physics with platformer elements. We are also implementing some features that (I THINK) haven't been used yet in games done with Corona so that's something to look out for ;)

Here is another teaser screenshot. Seems like I can't embed the image, so here's the link instead. It hints at what the Atomic Frogs are looking for in the game:

Atomic Frogs™ Teaser #1
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Looking good ;)

FYI;
< img src ="image_url_here" >
That will do it. (No spaces.)
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Nice!

I'm not too sure - what do atomic frogs look for? I notice the subtle radioactivity symbol in the name. Plutonium? Haha.
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Looking forward to seeing some screen shots of this game :)
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looks cool! they are trying to find their pond?

looking forward to the game!
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Watched the trailer, looks really fun! I especially liked the water flow effect. How this will come to android as well:)
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Very nice app!

Congrats on making it up.
Cheers,
Rodrigo.
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Hi guys,

Again, thank you for the wonderful feedback :) Compliments like these motivates us and makes us forget that we have been working 19-hour days for the past few months haha (coz I have a full time job and an 11-month old daughter to babysit lol).

@dingo thanks man! I guess the trailer has shed some light to the "pond" assessment haha ;)

@intoitgames will definitely launch on android and maybe other platforms, but that's after the iOS launch. Where possible, we use real world physics on all aspects of the game. Even if the water itself is only the end animation for a completed level (for now), we just had to implement the code for the flow and buoyancy. Hope you guys appreciate the amount of detail we put in, and at the same time test Corona's capabilities ;)

@RSCdev thanks man! Will work round the clock to (hopefully) get the game out this August :)

BTW, has anyone tried to embed a video on the forum page?
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Great looking trailer!

RE embedding videos, you can't yet - sorry - one of these days forum will be updated, I swear!
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"RE embedding videos, you can't yet - sorry - one of these days forum will be updated, I swear!"

Sweet! Thanks Peach! :)

If you guys would like to be updated about the game's launch through facebook, please like our page at:
http://facebook.com/atomicfrogsgame

Thanks for the support guys!
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Ok I find myself wanting to post. I am so NOT an Angry Birds fan nor do I enjoy any games that mimic it. I find them mindnumbingly boring (no offense to those whom love those games!).

I'm only sharing that opinion to contrast my next statement. Watching the trailer of the actual game play, it looked fun and engaging. I find myself really wanting to play this.

Good luck and great job on everything! Hope you clobber Angry Birds right out of the top ten. lol
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Hi Guys,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Was pretty tied-up with my full time job, but I managed to finish the game trailer :D

You can watch the Atomic Frogs™ Game Trailer from here:



Youtube link ==>
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==> Hope you clobber Angry Birds right out of the top ten. lol <==

Man that's gonna be really really really tough haha, but if that happens that would be quite a story to tell :D Thank you anderoth for your optimism, it really made my day! :)

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+1 RE image. Love a good quote pic.
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Hi guys sorry for the delay but it seems likely that Atomic Frogs will be launched in October :(

The core game is stable, but we still need to create a decent amount of levels for the initial release so that you guys won't feel short-changed :P It roughly takes about 6 to 8 hours to design, create and fully test a single level.

It's also worth mentioning that we are releasing a free version with totally different levels apart from the tutorial levels in chapter 1.

We also integrated Game Center with shared hi-scores and achievements between the free and paid versions. So to get the highest score you need to play both versions haha!

So for now, here are some of the cool contraptions and objects that you can expect to see in Atomic Frogs. If you would like to suggest other contraptions for future releases please do so, feedback and suggestions are always welcome :)




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Thanks Peach!

While walking home from work, I saw another spot to take a photo with the frogs. So here's teaser #2. Can you guess what the Atomic Frogs are searching for? :)

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WOW - that is looking awesome!
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Hi guys,

Atomic Frogs™ is finally making its explosive debut on 15th Nov 2012 :)



We are really excited about the launch because we get to see the game that we have been working on for the past 10 months finally out there! I guess a lot of game developers can relate to the feeling I have now, exhausted but hopeful and excited haha. Looking back, I have been working 19-hour days and it's difficult to find time to work on Atomic Frogs when you have a full-time day-job, a 1-yr old daughter that refuses to go to bed, and when you're over 40 hahaha.

Anyways enough rambling from me LOL. Please support us by downloading the game when it's out. And yes, there will be a free version ;)
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Awesome looking graphic! (Not sure whether to call it a banner or not - either way, looking good!)
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Thanks Peach!

Atomic Frogs™ is now available for download in the Appstores :) I had my doubts about Corona at first but it seems that we were able to stretch it to its limits and Corona is still holding ;) Corona rocks!

But as with every game, there will always be issues and Atomic Frogs was not spared :( We hope that you will be patient as we quickly address a couple of issues:

1. For FREE version, there is an occasional bug that will exit the game if a frog hits and slides down the side of a lever. This has actually been resolved a week ago and an update was submitted before the game was even released. So hopefully in the next 3 days or so ver 1.0.2 of FREE version will be available.

2. It seems like there is a freezing issue at the start of the game on both FREE and PAID versions that we failed to catch. It happens on some devices that installed Atomic Frogs™ for the first time. Since we have been extensively testing the game on the same set of devices, it didn't crash the game which made it difficult for us to know that the bug existed. We are submitting a fix for this within the next 24 hours and hopefully the update will be available for download in a week or so. Sorry about that :(

So for now, kindly do a hard reset of the Atomic Frogs™ game when it freezes after pressing the PLAY button. We have received some feedback that after the first hard reset, the freezing doesn't occur anymore.

Anyways, a big thank you for downloading Atomic Frogs™ and we hope that you will be patient as we address these issues. Atomic Frogs™ is a really fun and addictive game so please give it a try ;)
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Hi, I saw you listed in the Particle Candy Gallery. First off, great game! I hope it's doing well.

 

I am working on a cartoony game and wondering if Particle Candy is right for it. Did you use it for your explosions? I want a cartoony explosion and a jetpack flame and I'm not sure whether to animate them myself or purchase Particle Candy. Would you recommend it for cartoony style games? The only samples I see are realistic.

 

Thanks!




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