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The Lost City - New adventure game from Fire Maple Games!
Started by firemaplegames Jan 13 2011 03:54 PM

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Really good trailer, Joe -- makes me want to click the "Buy" button!

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Mate that looks awesome.. what are you using to get some of those effects to happen? the waterfall? water? snow?
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@J.A. : Thanks!!!

@vik_b_it: Thanks!

The waterfall was taken from a video I shot at a National Park in upstate New York. I pulled out 5 frames and painted over them in Photoshop so they would loop fairly seamlessly.

The water reflection effect was done using some cool old Windows freeware called Sqirlz: http://www.xiberpix.net/SqirlzReflect.html

Like the waterfall, I then painted over them in Photoshop so they would be cohesive with the rest of the scene.

The rain, snow, and sparkle effects were all created using Particle Candy for Corona, which I cannot recommend more highly: http://www.x-pressive.com/ParticleCandy_Corona/index.html

Hope this helps!

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mate thanks.. again all I can say is wow... this is gonna be a noob question.. but how long does it take you to draw each of the screens.. they looks freaking awesome (i am a programmer by trade and not a graphics artist - I just started using gimp to do my graphics... and man it takes time )
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Yeah, it definitely takes time!

I currently have over 1200 images in the game and have been working on it on and off for about a year now. There are about 225 screens in all. Some screens took a few hours and some took me a few days to complete.
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amazing work... i hope your download numbers will be very satisfying!

I'm gonna buy it!
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Wow. So gorgeous.

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It looks beautiful! Can't wait to try this one out!
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Hey everybody!

Just a quick note to let you all know that The Lost City has just been submitted to Apple!!!

Sorry for the looooong delay! This game turned out to be much larger than expected.

@dingo, @Naomi, @Mitaten: Thank you all very much for the kind words!
Joe
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wow Joe, this looks amazing! Let me know when it's approved and I will buy right away :)

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Hey Joe,

The wife and I loved your release "The Secret of Grisly Manor", I just purchased a Kindle Fire, is "The Lost City" going to be
available for her...? :)(fingers crossed)

Awesome graphics, nice layout...+10, nothing less than TOP
knotch! Your setting some nice goals for the rest of us...;)
Good Job Joe!!

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@PL4YER, sharp1959: Thank you!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that The Lost City was just approved by Apple and should be for sale at midnight tonight!

So excited!

The Lost City is currently available on the Android Marketplace and the Amazon Marketplace.

It is still under review for the Kindle Fire and the Nook Color/Tablet.

Joe
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You got it Joe! I'll check after midnight :)

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@ firemaplegames

First of all I would like to say Great Job with Grisly Manor Im a fan of those "Type" of Games. When I heard about The Lost City I been checking the app store daily lol (never done that for any other app) I finally saw it today on the App Store and I bought it im about to play it and give it a review Im hoping it does not disappoints my expectations I been waiting for this app!
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OK just bought it too, I will leave great review :)

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congrats mate!!
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Yes...Yes,

GREAT JOB! Joe...just purchased and playing now...WOW!

Works great on my Droid 2...looking forward to putting it
on the Kindle Fire when it gets approved on Amazon..

Will leave rating and feedback...ALL GOOD!!
Thanks Joe! :)
Larry
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@ firemaplegames

Great Game I already passed it I think it took me around 2hours Very Entertaining and A Lot harder then Grisly Manor also much longer.Bottom Line I think the game is great and Ill give it 5 Stars The ONLY thing I dont like about both games (Grisly Manor and The Lost City) are the Endings. It feels as if you go through the whole game and you are into the game and once you get to the end its so short and poor ;( Either Way im a fan of your games and Ill give it 5 Stars!

Best of Luck on the success it deserves.
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Good luck Joe! (not that you need it ;)
Keep us posted with sales :)

Cheers!!!
-RD
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Hi! When is this available on iPad? I cannot see it on my Australian App Store for iPad.
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@WauloK: The Lost City is an iPhone/iPod Touch game. It should appear on your iPad, but just make sure you are looking through the iPhone section.

I know that it wasn't coming up for me yesterday on the iPad, but my friend from the UK said that he was able to find it today.

If it still isn't showing up, you might need to get it through iTunes and sync it.
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Not on iTunes AT ALL for me on iPhone or iPad but it's available on iPhone from iTunes app on iPad.
Might have to wait for it to appear. D'oh! I really want to play the game :P
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Oh! You mean there's no iPad-specific version and I should download the iPhone one on my iPad? Okay. Can do!
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@Joe: thanks for the free copy of The Secret of Grisly Manor.

i really enjoyed it! and i'll buy the lost city of course :)
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Joe, I just want to congratulate you on the amazing work you have done on The Lost City - it is really a work made with love, and it shows at any moment during the game, from the menu screen to the object icons. Stunning. Also the season idea is crazy - as it obviously required a lot of work to edit the scenes for the season change - and so well executed. I see the game is already doing great, but I am sure this will be another great success also on the long term, because it has more value than 90% of the stuff in the App Store, and people recognize it.

A note for Joe and those not finding the game - in some countries, the name of the game has been localized. So we have an Italian iTunes account and the game appeared there as "La Citta' Perduta". I am not sure if this is a good idea (to localize the title), as it makes marketing so much more difficult and users are nowadays used to access a game by its English title. To find the game, I looked for Grisly Manor, then looked at all the apps made by Fire Maple Games, and then I discovered why I was not finding it.

On the other hand, I understand that in those countries where English is not spoken or read well (including Italy), people that do find the game might be more attracted if the title is in Italian. So I understand it is a tough choice.

By the way, I have been playing the game on my iPad 1, and looks and runs beautifully. $1.99 or even the weekend sale of $0.99 are really incredibly low prices for a game like this.

Well, I added a 5 star rating in the Italian App Store and I will soon do the same in the small Icelandic store ;)
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