Fast Finger Frenzy Deluxe • development thread

gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
edited December 2015 in Announce Your Game!
Hi guys; so now you know the name of the game I'm working on – previously codenamed GGG – it's called Fast Finger Frenzy.

I've started this development thread for your pos. interest, etc; as well as encouragement to keep me focused on this one game until it's finished...

I wrote in a previous thread that this is a game idea which is only about two days old, and I've allowed it to "jump the queue" , to be the 2nd app I'll be releasing.

I'm aiming at having it done and dusted in two months max.....


I've almost finished the menu card – but I've a couple of hours time-out from now to do other things (including dinner... :-) ) so when I get back I'll get a video together to show this beginning.

So catch you then hopefully! :-)



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  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    @Braydon_SFX

    Hey Bray, you're always encouraging; that's appreciated, thanks! :-)

    Probably another hour and a half max. and I'll have this first progress vid. together....

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    So here we go with the first progress video for the action puzzle game called Fast Finger Frenzy.

    The menu card isn't finished yet; and although I welcome any constructive crits as well any other comments, please note that the app will be for the iPad, so the words will be more than big enough to read!

    A small start only although enough for you to see where it's sort of heading (perhaps...); I've made inroads into the first levels already, although I won't be posting any gameplay for Fast Finger Frenzy for a while yet – but I'll keep you informed... :-)



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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    The menu is awesome - those button fly up and the text appears. Very nicely done!
  • JamieOneilJamieOneil Member Posts: 877
    i LOVE the menu! Really can't wait to see more!
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    Thanks guys. :-)

    update: I got fed up with the bright orange of my splash so I've amended that; been working on the game HUD today... another update possibly in a week ahead or less...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

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

    Hi, bumped in case anyone missed the start of this thread, and the first progress vid. is of interest...

    :-)

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  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    Hi guys, I've not done much more on the menu card today; it's been a day of designing and tweaking the first level, mainly to nail the HUD. It's pretty much there for what I want, and I thought I'd upload a vid. in a hour + half, so you can get a better idea of what Fast Finger Frenzy is about.

    OK, stay tuned if interested...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Member Posts: 616
    Im interested! Great job so far on this buddy. Can't wait to see the finished version!

    Cheers
    Max
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    *Sits back and grabs popcorn*

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

    @VentoraStudios

    Cheers Max, soon be ready for upload....
    *Sits back and grabs popcorn*

    Ready!
    Haha! :-) I hope you're not disappointed, Bray...

    ....two thirds uploaded now... I tried an experiment with capturing for YouTube HD; fingers crossed it'll work out OK...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    Nothing has "Disappointed" me yet. :)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    That's nice to hear, Bray!

    Here's the second progress video for the action puzzle game Fast Finger Frenzy.

    There's my splash, main card, and the first level. The level menu is missing at the moment (mainly because I haven't done it yet!)

    This first level is very simple... but shows the underlying principle of the game, but believe me, the levels will get more complex as well as more difficult as you work through them. THe HUD isn't quite there yet but the majority of what I'm after is there. I planning a neat way to show the user's score.

    Any comments appreciated as always. :-)


    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    Wow! That HUD is like the coolest thing ever! Very well done!

    One thing I would add is maybe a more lively background. Of course, you're just now starting that app and might have already considered adding a different background, but I just thought I'd mention it.

    Awesome work!
  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Member Posts: 616
    Very cool man! I would agree with a more lively background though, it will really take the game to the next level. But so far so good! Keep up the great work :)

    Cheers
    Max
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    @Braydon_SFX @VentoraStudios

    Really pleased with your replies, thank you very much, Bray and Max. :-) Glad you like how it's coming on.

    Spot-on comment about the backgrounds; although I don't want them too light because I want the main actors' bright colours to zing out more; although if they were actually the colours you see in the video, I'd make them lighter straight away for certain!

    I'm seriously considering buying another video-grabbing software; iShowHD isn't giving me great results: as you see it tends to bleach lighter colours and darken the darker ones...not good...

    For your interest, here are some screenshots to show you that the back colours are not as dark as appeared in the vid:

    Photobucket

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    Photobucket

    If you still think they're too dark I'll certainly think about lightening them though; but I'm guessing/hoping you'll agree it's OK; especially as there'll be lots of brightly coloured objects all over the screens in later levels. :-)

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    Hi David,

    I cannot see the pictures, it's giving me a 404 error...
  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Member Posts: 616
    I see the pictures, those look good David, I wouldnt make them brighter than that, it would ruin the whole color scheme of the game. It looks perfect, keep it up buddy.

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

    @VentoraStudios

    Cheers, Max! :-)

    @Braydon_SFX

    Hi Bray, are you still getting the error for interest? If you are, perhaps I'll try different links from Photobucket. Strange that Max can see them but you can't though... :-S

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

    Bump if you haven't seen this; yawn if you have... ;-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    Yes, I can now see the images, David. Much better, I guess the video darkened the background a bit. :)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577

    @Braydon_SFX

    Thanks again, Bray. :-) Yes, I'm seriously thinking about buying another video capture software...

    -----

    Update : plodding on with the game; maybe another prog. vid in a week or so, when there's significantly more to see...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • MrSKYoneMrSKYone Member Posts: 26
    edited July 2012
    Nice work, keep going :)

    If I can give my opinion, you should try changing your background color to grey/white. Something smooth. It would make a difference I think.

    At least you would avoir mixing your gameplay elements with the decorative background. It would also fit with the upper title grid.

    PS: I don't know if you're working on mac but quicktime 10 allows 1080p video/screen captures ;)
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,027
    Dang, a whole week without video updates..How will I survive? ;)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    Hi @MrSKYone Thanks for your encouragement & suggestion about the backgrounds. :-)

    Interesting how different people like different things; the backgrounds as they stand are there to add a bit of depth to the screens; when there's a lot of actors on-screen, the background won't be as noticeable, and still will help to make the bright colours zing a bit more... as well as to add a bit of visual interest... that's the idea anyhow...

    I appreciate your suggestion but I'm going to stick with the backs as they are; but thanks again.


    PS: I don't know if you're working on mac but quicktime 10 allows 1080p video/screen captures ;)
    Hey, thanks; I'll check that out! Would that be Quicktime 10 Pro, or isn't there a pro version anymore?
    Dang, a whole week without video updates..How will I survive? ;)
    Ha! :-) Hang on in there, Bray, I'll work as fast as I can!

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    Hi @MrSkyOne

    just checked out Quicktime 10; hey, I didn't know screen capture has appeared in this version; thanks again! Only thing is, it's a bit feature-less; for instance there doesn't seem to be a way of defining a portion of the screen, it looks to be whole screen only...

    I've been checking out Camtasia yesterday; I might jump ship to them from iShowU HD when I can afford it. :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • creativeappscreativeapps Member Posts: 1,770
    looks very professional. Good luck and keep it up..:)
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Member Posts: 4,630
    Loving this, Love the menu!, Cant wait to see more - I've bookmarked this one!. (I shall reply to your recent PM shortly)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited July 2012

    @creativeapps @LeonardDeveloper

    Thanks, guys! I'm ploughing on... more stuff to see hopefully by the beginning of next week.

    I'll keep a lookout for your PM, Jack. :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

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