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GameSalad Game Highlights (2016)

Two.ETwo.E Posts: 205Member, BASIC

Hello,
As the year come to a close, its important to look back at all the creations made. There were so many games that not all could be listed. Links have been included for all games. Below is some of biggest highlights of 2016 (Unofficial list).

  • Game of the Year

    From the initial tease in June 2014, Turtle Role was the most followed game from the Community. The game has won several awards and featured several times on the Apple Appstore. Developer @kirafu has really highlighted the highs and lows of being a full time developer and just how powerful GameSalad can be.

  • Games of the Months

    Nearly each month, a panel of community members dedicated their time to vote on a submitted games for the most creative, innovative or fun game. The winner would be crowned winner of that month. The following is a list of the months that were awarded. Congrats to all winners. Amazing wide variety of games.

    (February) Game of the Month
    Creepy - by @BigDave

    (March) Game of the Month
    Crazy Comets - by @Sanxion Digital Ltd

    (April) Game of the Month
    Unia - by @mertti

    (May) Game of the Month
    Roll Turtle - by @kirafu

    (June) Game of the Month
    Super Street Striker - by @skott

    (September) Game of the Month
    Muno Defense - by @jasonnowak


  • Developer Highlight
    In any community, there are always a few select developers who always seem to make amazing games. Sometimes this games go un-notice. This section is some of the favourite GameSalad developers of 2016 in no particular order.

    @8bitninja

    The creator of Machine Gun Hero, came out with some cool games this year. Known for his unique style and care to details and originality, 2016 was filled with solid releases. Its always an joy to find out about new releases. These included Blastemvania, Pocket Cowboy and Battery Licker.

    @MentalDonkeyGames

    If there is any a developer who is keen to tackle GameSalad's logic, its this developer. Attracting the community's attention with a strategy/aracade game Color Hexes a few months ago. However, 2016 also saw the release of Blindway. Keep an eye out for upcoming releases, some very cool ideas are in the works.

    @unbeatenpixel

    Featured by Apple numerous times this year, looking at the line up of games, its not hard to see why. The year started with the release of Minimal Maze, a beautiful minimalistic game. Followed up with 20 Seconds - A word Game. If looking for inspiration, this one developer to follow.

    @iamcartez

    Carter is always releasing high quality puzzle games, and 2016 was no different with one big Line up. Ricochet Theory 2, Master Run, Bottle Flip, Drop Theory and Super Ricochet. Keep up the great work and look forward to your return.

    @BigDave

    Dave has been a rising star that put his name on the map with Three Points. This year, not only did he create new games, he also shared his experiences, his stats and lessons, so the community could learn with him. This year was definitely the year of updates for his games. These include: Creepy, Pixel Mage and Finger Dungeon.




  • OVERALL

    Its been a fantastic year for GameSalad Games. A big congrats to each and everyone who has released a game this year, whether it be your first or your hundredth. It is always inspiring and a great pleasure to get to be part of your creativity. Lastly, happy holidays and all the best for the next year of development.

Best,

Comments

  • unbeatenpixelunbeatenpixel Game Developer Posts: 381Member, PRO
    edited December 2016

    I'm flattered :) @Two.E

    Thanks for highlights, I learned great games that escaped from my attention. There are lots of quality games you'd not want to miss in this article.

  • -Timo--Timo- Posts: 2,194Member

    Great list of games! Let's make next year at least as good!

  • ToqueToque Posts: 559Member, PRO

    Lots of darn good games there. Well done.

    Thanks for posting!!!!!

  • RossmanBrothersGamesRossmanBrothersGames Posts: 588Member, PRO

    Awesome post @Two.E a great time to look at what's been done this last year.

    If I may add a shout out to @owen_dennis who made: Vectradius

    I believe it was featured on the US store and got a Touch Arcade write up.

    also, thanks for the mention :)

  • HopscotchHopscotch Posts: 2,508Member, PRO

    @Two.E great post!

  • IceboxIcebox Posts: 1,192Member, PRO

    Great post and thanks for the mention. Gamesalad needs a showreel video of all its awesome games like any other game engine, so more people can see what its capable of when they search for the right engine. But permission should be taken from developers to do that which will take time.

  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 205Member, BASIC

    Sometimes it's good to just look at what can be achieved with the software. Shout away if there are others that should be included. Thats the point, highlighting games/developers everyone thought stood out or caught your eye. Its been a good year for many.

    For example: @AppTaco launched a successful Kickstarter for Beware Square

    @Two.E Ground breaking Game King and the Dead changed our perspective on what being humble even means.

    and finally, @Riffel entered in to the pinball frenzy. Highlighting that once you find something you like, make several amazing games of it.

    Its often easy to over look that talent this community has.
    Best,

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,128Member, BASIC

    @Two.E . . . nice post ! Thanks for the mention :)

  • BigDaveBigDave Posts: 2,064Member, PRO

    Great work buddy!

  • 8bitninja8bitninja Posts: 367Member, PRO

    Hey, Thanks for the mention, @Two.E ! I really appreciate that.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    Hi @Two.E

    Enjoyable post and thanks for the mention!

  • DigiChainDigiChain Posts: 1,097Member, PRO

    Great to see some of the best that GameSalad is capable of!
    Thanks for the mentions also!

  • clmhclmh Posts: 24Member, PRO

    Thanks for the mention @Two.E, it's really encouraging for me as a game dev beginner ;)

  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 413Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @Two.E Awesome set of mentions!

    @RossmanBrothersGames Vectradius is definitely a great addition.

    I was thinking of letting the community vote on which game should be our 2016 game of the year. What are your guys' thoughts?

    Something along the lines of having a period of time to nominate games, and then near the end of the month I could open a poll with all the options / voting could commence to determine the winner.

  • ToqueToque Posts: 559Member, PRO

    @Two.E said:
    @ForumNinja

    If I could ever push for one simple thing from GameSalad, it would be to send out (once a month) some of that month's games in an email to your emailing list.

    Don't be polite GS. Brag about the awesome games. Successes. Features. It should be plastered everywhere.

    The gamesalad.com should hit you in the face. Our games get featured. You have to dig A little for that info.

    I think "58 featured games and counting" on the developer side of GS.com. A great hook to get people to stick around and look at the engine.

    I think your length of business as well. "Serving developers for 7 years." Your not a fly by night company.

    Showing other Devs success inspires everyone to make better games.

    Why polite and shy?

    "Roll Turtle". Bam in your face. Yeah you heard what I said eh! Kick your unity butt.

    Good day eh!

  • ArmellineArmelline Posts: 4,304Member, PRO

    Great post @Two.E.

    @ForumNinja said:
    I was thinking of letting the community vote on which game should be our 2016 game of the year. What are your guys' thoughts?

    Something along the lines of having a period of time to nominate games, and then near the end of the month I could open a poll with all the options / voting could commence to determine the winner.

    Sounds like a great idea! But anyone should be able to nominate any GS game so it's not limited to the people who see the thread! If necessary, I'm sure GS can confirm if a game is made with GS or not.

  • HopscotchHopscotch Posts: 2,508Member, PRO

    I agree with @Toque, GS needs to be louder and proudly showcase what users have created.

    It inspires and motivates.

    Like @BigDave says, it doesn't need to be a competition, just a regular showcase.

  • blobblob Posts: 127Member, PRO
    edited December 2016

    @Hopscotch said:
    I agree with @Toque, GS needs to be louder and proudly showcase what users have created.

    It inspires and motivates.

    Like @BigDave says, it doesn't need to be a competition, just a regular showcase.

    I second that.

    Competition invigorates competitors, we need to inspires others and show them all that IS possible with GS

    A competition is ok but weaker at generating awareness and excitement for others than a showcase focusing on a bunch of games hence a bunch of possibilities.

    Moreover. a competition with low level prizes can make the company appear a bit weak, not necessarily the best PR move for the fragile developer side of GS

  • iamcarteziamcartez Houston, TexasPosts: 648Member

    Incredible 2016 wrap up. We need more posts like this.
    Thank you!

  • RossmanBrothersGamesRossmanBrothersGames Posts: 588Member, PRO

    How did I forget! Another amazing upcoming game to keep an eye on. Maybe the most polished Gamesalad game (at least one of the most).

    Polar Rollout by @supafly129

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 762Member, PRO

    Cool to see all these great games in one thread. 2017 gonna be even better! ;)

  • RiffelRiffel Posts: 1,271Member
    edited December 2016

    @Two.E Thanks for the mention!

  • ToqueToque Posts: 559Member, PRO

    I think diamonds and demons is as good as any mentioned.

    https://appsto.re/us/klfmeb.i

  • kirafukirafu Posts: 307Member
    edited December 2016

    @Two.E Thank you for your comments about Roll Turtle with Gamesalad of the Year, I am very happy and honored :)

    Merry Christmas! And Roll Turtle is 66% OFF discount FOR A LIMITED TIME on App Store and Google Play, If someone has not played it, don't miss out! ;)
    Thank you :blush:

    iOS→ https://itunes.apple.com/app/id985077390
    Android → https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kirafugames.rollTurtle

  • supafly129supafly129 Posts: 394Member, PRO

    @RossmanBrothersGames said:
    How did I forget! Another amazing upcoming game to keep an eye on. Maybe the most polished Gamesalad game (at least one of the most).

    Polar Rollout by @supafly129

    @RossmanBrothersGames thanks for the mention! Just noticed this not sure how I missed it :# almost there! 2017 will be a great year indeed

  • RowdyPantsRowdyPants Posts: 157Member, PRO

    There's so much talent in this community. Nice job all :mrgreen:

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