- Fix the accidental slap when feeding the starving bear
- Add a sound effect when feeding the starving bear the first time
- Pause the game when taping the “buy game” ad
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Happy new year 2012!
As you can this on the top left of this page, I now have a new logo. I hope you’ll like it!
It was made by Amaury Bündgen. You can see his portfolio here.
In 2012, I plan to release games on new targets: iOS and Android. I guess you already knew that according to the recent blog posts. I would like to release at least 3 games on mobile this year. The first two games will be modified ports of Spring Up Harmony and Don’t Feed the Trolls.
The sales are better than my first XBL Indie Game (Spring Up Harmony, stats here). However, Spring Up Harmony was initially sold 240 MS Points, and Don’t Feed the Trolls is sold 80 MS Points. Don’t Feed the Trolls was also faster to develop, but art costs were similar to Spring Up Harmony ($500). I need about 750 sales to recover all my costs. I don’t think I will reach this threshold.
I could recover Spring Up Harmony’s costs with the PC version of the game (especially with the 5 For $5 Bundle). I hope to do the same with Don’t Feed the Trolls, and I’m porting it right now on Android (and probably iPhone later). I think the game is too simple to be sold of PC, but mobile phones are great for this kind of game.
As commonly reported by indie developers, I also don’t find the XBLIG platform very lucrative (but it can be).
Finally, after nearly three weeks of submission, Spring Up Harmony went live on the marketplace Monday.
I really hope players will like the game. I you try the game, feel free to post any feedback (both positive and negative) here!
Even though I will spend some time doing marketing, I already have a few ideas for future games. Stay tuned!