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I'm proud to announce my very first game : "Egz" !
Started by evanspro Dec 02 2015 09:51 AM

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evanspro

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Hey Corona community !
 
You may have seen my posts here and here's why : I'm finishing my first game, "Egz".
 
It's been almost 2 years now, and during those 2 years, I've learnt a lot. 2 years is probably a lot for a mobile game, but it's because I'm definitely not a developer. I "simply" used to be an Art Director in digital agencies and one day, I decided to do what I've always wanted to do, develop my own video game. 
 
At the time, I didn't know which engine I would be using : I was hesitating between Coco2D, Unity and Corona SDK. At the time, Unity didn't offer a simple solution to do 2D games and Coco2D just seemed... too complicated. Corona SDK was the best solution for me since I still had some ActionScript memories. One day, I watched a video on YouTube, showing how easy it was to build a simple game with Corona. Then, I bought a book. And yeah : that's pretty easy.

... But not so easy, especially if you're trying to build a game all by yourself, which was my case. I'll tell more on my devblog in the coming weeks if you're interested (http://www.egz-game.com).
 
For now, I'm just gonna show you what I did.

 

HERE'S THE ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER (click on the thumbnail or here)
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Just in case you wonder, this trailer has been made with Adobe Flash and with some footage of actual gameplay.

 

AND SOME SCREENSHOTS :

 

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"Egz" will be available very soon, early 2016, on iOS and Android, and maybe later on Mac & PC (wink wink Corona Team!).

 

I'd just like to add a HUGE THANKS to the Corona Team and the Corona community. Without all of you, I wouldn't have been able to do this. So, yeah, thank you, a lot. And because they really deserve it : thanks to Rob Miracle, Brent Sorrentino, Roamingamer and to everyone who has helped me here.

I've still got a lot of work to do, and I'm pretty sure I'll have to ask a lot of questions here, again, and again... but I also want to add that working with Corona is great, really great ! And all of that, for free ! Working with Facebook, Google and other services in an other hand...

 

Hope that's ok, but I'll also put some links (if that's not OK, i'll delete them) :

 

Visit my website !

Egz : like me !

Twitter : follow me !

Google+ : follow me again !

 

 

Again, thank you ;) And let's get back to work now !

 

Edit : Twitter link has been fixed, thanks SonicX278 ;)



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I have no words! It's just plain and simply AWESOME! This is probably the best game iv'e seen made with Corona SDK since iv'e started using it couple years ago! This is what i'd like to see people use as an inspiration to make their own games with this quality and awesomeness!

 

Good Luck!!!

 

Note -- 12/2/2015 -- Twitter link is not working.



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Congrats, @evanspro - it looks beautiful. I'll be dl'ing on day one. Good luck with it!

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Looks awesome. Nice aesthetics. 



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Thanks a lot everyone :)

 

But I can't wait until you have an occasion to put your hands on it : having good aesthetics is great, but having fun is much better. And this is definitely the hardest part for me  :)



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Very nice work @evanspro, good luck with the launch!!



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Hey @evanspro, that's a really neat looking game. Great balance of design, style and gameplay. Looking forward to downloading!



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A great looking game and a great example of what Corona can do.  I wish you all the best with your launch and well done a very polished game.



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Looks really great!



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Most excellent work



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Whoa!! That is one heck of a game!! waiting to download it.

 

I have two questions for you:

 

1) What tool did you use for level designing?

2) Did you do all the Art work yourself?



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That looks awesome!

Nice work. Let us know when we can get our hands on it :)

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Hey everyone !

 

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Finally, my game has been published on the Apple Store and Google Play Store !

 

I've also published a brand new "Launch Trailer" ! 

 

It's been a long journey : it took me a little bit more than two years, but I've learned so much ! A huge thanks to Corona SDK, to the Corona Team and to everyone on this forum. I honestly couldn't have made it without all of that :)



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that is a very cool game.  I will be super happy when i get anywhere near that result!!

Thanks

Blake



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Hey everyone !

 

screenshot_youtube.png

Finally, my game has been published on the Apple Store and Google Play Store !

 

I've also published a brand new "Launch Trailer" ! 

 

It's been a long journey : it took me a little bit more than two years, but I've learned so much ! A huge thanks to Corona SDK, to the Corona Team and to everyone on this forum. I honestly couldn't have made it without all of that :)

 

Contrats!

 

I just made you 3 euro richer by buying a copy ;)

 

Looking forward to trying it out tonight after work.

Best of luck with it!



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Kudos on the release!  I was lucky enough to do some testing on this game - and it launched on my birthday! :D

I've just bought a copy, so will have some fun later with the kids - it's a great, fun game and a fantastic advert for corona sdk.

 

Hope it's a big success!



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We are constantly amazed by the creativity of our developers. It's tough today. It seems everything has been done and then Egz comes along and well.... Minds blown.

 

Great job!

Rob



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This is one of the most awesome games done with Corona and a great game at all!

Clear beautyfull art, great mechanics and level design and a very nice soundtrack :)

 

I'm glad you released it full priced on android to, even if it won't have that many buyers on that platform.

 

There are two minor things I'd liek to point out, that could be handled better.

1. Your website loads awefully slow, especially on mobile devices. Some other stuff (like Icons) is not working too.

2. A replay button, to directly replay the finished level would be great. I want to have 3 stars most of time and currently I have to go to the level selection and select the previously played level to achieve that.



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Saw this as a featured new game we love on the US app store. Nice work!



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Congrats on getting the Editor's Choice feature, evanspro!



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Congrats and keep up the good work




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