Free Blocktactic (iOS, Android & PC)

Discussion in 'Made with GameMaker' started by Electros, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Electros

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    Blocktactic - Out now!



    Featured

    AppAdvice Blocktactic review (Overall score, 8.7): https://appadvice.com/post/blocktac...match-three-strategy-game/1353418076/28746164

    TouchArcade's best new iPhone games March 8: http://toucharcade.com/2018/03/07/best-new-iphone-games-march-8/

    Tabletzona's top5 free games for iPad (in Spanish): https://tabletzona.es/2018/03/11/top-5-juegos-gratis-ipad-score-match-monster-merge-mas/


    Trailer



    About
    A retro styled block matching score attack game for mobile.
    (...and mainly an excuse to run through mobile e2e develop + deployment with GMS2!)

    Screenshots

    Set_Gems.gif Set_Weather.gif
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
  2. Electros

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    -Main mechanics solidifying around a mix from Tetris (rising dread / game over), Puzzle Fighter (block fill mechanic), Panic Bomber (chains are your friend), and match 3.
    -Evaluation and drop mechanics code sorted (better video here: https://twitter.com/AToPlayLtd/status/961568526627753985):

    DropMechanics.gif

    Next:
    • Player controls
    • Scoring
    • Block removal graphics
    • Continue & finish off main menu
    • (Work on rock sprite, to look less like a cookie... or something much worse)
    On target to get this out to app stores next week. :)
     
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  3. Ladi_Pix3l

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    this looks really fun
     
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    Have pushed back release for some extra bits of polishing, as well as implementing unlockable block sets, when certain score targets have been met:

    Set_Gems.gif Set_Weather.gif

    Also, still need to name the game. ;)

    Next:
    • Name the game
    • Store listing prep, icons etc.
    • Finish unlockable block set implementation
    • Unobtrusive banner ad setup
    • (Work on rock sprite, to look less like a cookie... or something much worse)
    • All the other last 5% tasks that get forgotten

    Done:
    • Player controls
    • SFX
    • Music
    • Scoring
    • Block removal graphics
    • Continue & finish off main menu
     
  5. Electros

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    Blocktactic trailer (with the funky harpsichord track) is now live!



    Game releasing v soon.​
     
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    I have updated and released V1.01 for the PC Itch.io version of Blocktactic, for it to start in a (resizeable) window for the PC version. This fits more with the casual game mantra, for those who fancy a quick game on the side (of whatever else they should probably be working on!).

    It is still resizeable / alt+enterable for those who want it larger or full screen.

    https://atoplay.itch.io/blocktactic

    BlocktacticWindow.png
     
  8. Electros

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    Updated the main post with a couple of featured article links since Blocktactic launched last week - feeling happy that my attempt to splice Tetris and Match-3 got picked up! I did contact quite a few gaming websites after it was released, and think it does highlight the need to try and reach out to get your game out there and noticed.

    Blocktactic development currently held as working on a new mini mobile game, but may release some more unlockable Blocksets in future.

    *N.B. Rolling out a small update to lower the unlock thresholds quite significantly. Fell into the developer fallacy trap of benchmarking unlocks against my own personal top scores. On the game I developed, and have sunk a ton of hours testing on. Error.*
     
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