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The Secret of Grisly Manor
Started by firemaplegames Nov 15 2010 12:32 PM

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Hey everybody!

I have just ported my latest game, The Secret of Grisly Manor, over to Corona. I originally created the game in GameSalad. The game has been very successful for me, selling over 60,000 copies in a month.

I wanted to try out the android market and see how the game fares over there!

The game took a little over a week to port, and most of that time was learning Corona!
I've been a Flash programmer for 10 years, so Corona feels really familiar to me.

Here is a link to the game in the iTunes App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-secret-of-grisly-manor/id384282298?mt=8

The game is also live in the android marketplace, but I am not sure how to link it here?

And here is the App Store description of the game:

Grandpa always was a little eccentric. A fantastic engineer, he was always buried in his work, always coming up with new ideas and inventions that as a child held you wide-eyed in awe.

Now, after many years, you return to the house that holds so many fond memories for you, with a promise from Grandpa to show you something truly amazing. You can't even begin to imagine what it could be!

It's a dark and stormy night as you arrive at Grisly Manor. The rain beats down hard, lightning flashes in the sky as the sound of thunder fills your ears. You already feel a little creeped out, but when you make your way inside, the house is curiously empty. Grandpa is nowhere to be found!

But his presence is everywhere.

Familiar objects have been re-engineered to create puzzles for you. Clues abound, and as each puzzle is solved, the solution to others present themselves. As well as new puzzles, of course.

Grandpa obviously spent a lot of time making sure that nobody could solve the myriad of puzzles strewn about the house. Nobody but you, his favorite grandchild…

Can you solve the mystery of Grisly Manor?
Thanks!
Joe
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good work...considering how different the two environments are! ;)

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Good job Joe!!! I loved the original game (even though it was slow) but now it is 100 times better!!!!

Did you purposely add the spinner in the lower right corner to match the GS version?
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This is looking really good, might be the best looking Corona game. Glad to hear it's been doing so well for you!
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HAHA - I meant it WILL be 100 times better.
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Thanks!

@dknell: the version on the app store is still the GS version. The Corona version is waiting for approval. But I'm glad you think it is 100 times better!

Here are some screenshots from the game:









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let me know when the corona version is ready !

i will look for android version.

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Nice Joe! I cant wait to here what the Android sales will be. Please keep us posted! You da man!!
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Awesome Joe,
Hopefully you'll be able to to port some of the demos you created in GS over here as well, we definitely need people like you around here...LOL ;D

I sent you an email (please check your spam).

And please let us know how the Android market does and how 'complex' it all was to setup and/or worth it.

RD
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Here's the link for Android:
http://www.appbrain.com/app/the-secret-of-grisly-manor/com.firemaplegames.games.grislymanor
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This is the next Corona success story waiting to happen. Good luck with sales in the android market. You definitely want play on the previous Apple App Store exclusivity when marketing this to android users.
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Awesome... I've been busy for the past couple weeks. Didn't even know Joe was in the Corona scene now... Very cool.

Good luck Joe!

-josh
(former GS jweave)
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I'm also ex-GS user.

Joe one week to port the game? that's excellent compared on the time you spent on GS make it.
I will take one of my games and port it to Corona to see how much time takes me.

Congrats again! And yes I hope you can post some of your demos in Corona.

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hmm

try this link for appbrain.com

http://www.appbrain.com/app/the-secret-of-grisly-manor/com.firemaplegames.games.thesecretofgrislymanor

carlos
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Hey FMG,
Any updates on this?

RD
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Hey rdcube!

Yes, it has been submitted to the App Store and will hopefully be live soon!

Joe
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How are the android sales?
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Not so hot, honestly. About 10 a day.
Contrasted with my best iPhone sales day, at 4600
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I have just submitted the iOS version of Grisly Manor to Apple for review. I rebuilt all of the music and sound effects code using the new openAl engine in Corona.

Hopefully it will go live in a few days and I will have some more promo codes to give out!
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Congratulations!!! Look forward to your promo codes. Thanks.

Those graphics look awesome. Another GOTW in the making I'm sure!!!
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Thanks ksan!
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Can't wait to see it on the App Store.

Carlos
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The Corona version of The Secret of Grisly Manor is now live in the App Store! I will be away from my computer for the next two days, but will be back on Monday. I will gladly hand out promo codes to anybody that wants one!

Joe
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Great !

Both Android and now IOS !

Thank you !

Just in case, folks, here is the link to the app

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-secret-of-grisly-manor/id384282298?mt=8

Carlos

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Congratulations!!! Enjoy your weekend away from computers. Would love a promo code when you are back and if still available. Thank you very much!
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