Game of the Month: November Submissions Thread

Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,037
edited November 2015 in Announce Your Game!

Hey everyone!

Time for the next Game of the Month contest! We are super excited to see this month's entries and are ready for being impressed; we're always amazed at the fantastic games and applications our community creates!

The panelists for this month are @Braydon_SFX, @Lost_Oasis_Games, @pHghost, @ForumNinja and @dgackey.

We will be rotating panelists each month, so if you're interested in judging, please contact @ForumNinja.

The new revised rules for the GotM are below, there are some important changes (I've bolded some of the most critical), so make sure you read them thoroughly! Good luck to everyone!


Reminders about how the Game of the Month contest works:

Submissions are open for the first 15 days of every month that the contest is held, and will close around 10 p.m. Pacific Time Zone. Make sure you get your submission in before then!

This mid-month closure allows us to play all of the submissions, evaluate and post the winner and blog post by the beginning of the following month, just as the next contest gets opened for submissions. We will announce a shortlist of 5 games roughly one week after submissions close to keep the tension high. After making the final decision, we will contact the winner via email shortly after the thread is closed. Each winner will be asked to complete a Developer Questionnaire and we will use this information to create a blog post that promotes your awesomeness! Additionally, we will feature the Game of the Month in dedicated Forum, Facebook, Twitter, and GameSalad.com blog posts!

The panel may also award honorable mentions to games other than the winner. These can be awarded for beautiful graphics, superb gameplay, an innovative concept etc. Not all categories of honorable mentions have to be awarded every month -- this will be entirely up to the panel to decide, and the game to be awarded an honorable mention need not be selected from the shortlist only. The purpose of the honorable mentions will be to draw attention to exceptional apps, even if they might not be perfect in every single way (and thus not cut to be the GotM winner).

If all that wasn't enough, the GameSalad Team has generously offered to provide a $25 Amazon gift card or free month of Pro to the winner!


Submission Rules:

  1. Your game must be complete and published to the AppStore or GameSalad Arcade! (We have to be able to play it to know if it is worthy of winning!)
  2. Just to be clear, this is not a post to simply "announce" an upcoming game.
  3. Please limit your entries to 1 app per person.
  4. Apps must be posted within this sticky thread in order for it to be considered for GotM.
  5. You can resubmit your app if you submitted it last month and it got shortlisted, but this can only be done once; you cannot submit it three months in a row. (You can also resubmit an app that's been entered in more than one GotM so long as it has had a significant update. The panel will decide whether the changes are substantial enough, and will disqualify and delete entries that have just had a minor tweak to get around this rule.)
  6. If possible, please include a Youtube gameplay/trailer video that shows the awesomeness of your game!
  7. If your submission is a paid app, we ask that you send a promo code to each of the panelists listed above.
  8. Although we are aware that there are hundreds of awesome games out there, we prefer that the game you submit was published in the last 6 months.

Contacting the Winner:

In order to be featured, winners will have one week to submit answers to a questionnaire (for us to create a sweet blog post about you).


We're eagerly looking forward to playing all of the submissions this month - it's so much fun!
Best of luck!

Braydon

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Comments

  • MerkinMerkin Member, PRO Posts: 17
    edited November 2015

    A mate and I made this completely via Slack since we live in Amsterdam and Stockholm, it's ridiculous, but it's fun. A takeaway from our usual mundane work. If it gets a laugh, then my job is done.

    Asstronaut
    Farting is more than just a game. But in this case, that’s all it is.
    Help Farting Frank, Lady Kaka and all their friends while they are farting endlessly upwards for no real reason.

    An infinite flyer style game where you must dodge spinning razor wheels, propel yourself past pumping pistons and fart, fart higher, higher than you’ve ever farted before.

    Get it here -> bit.ly/AsstronautGame



    Get it here -> bit.ly/AsstronautGame

  • ArmellineArmelline Member, PRO Posts: 4,939

    Are there still plans to include different community members in the panel each month?

  • trashdinner@hotmail.comtrashdinner@hotmail.com Member Posts: 36
    edited November 2015

    Hey guys! This is my 1st game of the month entry and I don't even know what we win but it sounds like fun so here's my game with and official description and our story :)

    iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/monster-rain/id1020821132?mt=8

    Monster Rain is a brand new indie game that just hit the iTunes app store. You can download it for free, without any adds or banners.
    It is brought to you by Moon House Games, a 3-person team based in Montreal.

    The story:
    While its creators were already working in the gaming industry, they had absolutely no programming knowledge or coding skills. Determined to bring their vision to life, they combined their efforts and went on to create a truly original game that relies on fresh mechanics and straight up fun gameplay.
    After roughly designing the original idea, the goal was to hire a programmer to code and build the game. Having no prior experience with making games from scratch, co-creator Sebastien Menard decided to give it a try to see what he could manage by himself. After numerous attempts, countless tutorials and a great deal of insomnia, he ultimately discovered that he could actually program the game by himself.

    The game:
    It's your house. It's pretty and you like it! So when monsters start attacking it from the sky, you have to fight back before it's too late. Ninja stars are undoubtedly the weapon of choice...
    Using your finger to swipe a coloured ninja star at the matching enemy before he crashes on the house is a unique and challenging concept. It's incredibly fun to slash those aliens, and protecting your house from destruction feels so good!
    Monster Rain aims to be a simple and colorful adventure that the casual gamer will enjoy just as much as the most experienced players. The survival mode offers a quick fix for your daily commute while the quest mode gradually takes you to more challenging levels, and ultimately to a final confrontation of epic proportions!

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,037

    @Armelline said:
    Are there still plans to include different community members in the panel each month?

    Yes! However, since we're already a few days into November and hadn't had a chance to select new panelists, we are going to keep the members the same this month unless others step forward shortly.

  • ArmellineArmelline Member, PRO Posts: 4,939

    @Braydon_SFX said:
    Yes! However, since we're already a few days into November and hadn't had a chance to select new panelists, we are going to keep the members the same this month unless others step forward shortly.

    Sounds good! I love the idea of different members of the community being involved every month!

  • lotte205lotte205 Tallinn, EstoniaMember, PRO Posts: 41

    Hi, this is my second game in the App Store.
    Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/flip-happy/id1033533698

    Description:
    Flip Happy is a fast-paced action game that requires good hand-eye coordination skill to play. This highly addictive game gets your adrenaline going. Endless gameplay.

    Tap the arrows to move the frying pan and carpet beater left and right. Fling food items into the pot, other things into the basket. Collect bonus coins with flowers. Compete with your friends in Game Center.



  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,037

    Hey everyone,

    Just a heads up - we've revised the rules again and you can read them above. Be sure to check them out, we've included some new info about the competition like honorable mentions, info on resubmitting your app, as well as some other good things you'll want to read up on.

    Thanks!

  • vanTheThirdvanTheThird Member Posts: 4
    edited November 2015

    Hello guys , this is my first game of the month entry.

    So here is the game available for android :) .I Hope you guys like it :smiley:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BeezardyGames.RushSaga



  • Reckless AppReckless App Member, PRO Posts: 47

    Hello everybody this is " THE PEACE OF MIND "

    READY FOR APPLE STORE Iphone and Ipad download 4 free
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-peace-of-mind/id1050186076?mt=8

    Finally relax, peace and a game through which you will find your peace of mind.
    Obviously if you are able to stay focused !!!
    Otherwise it will be your downfall !!!

    Hold to fly and try to stay in the circle,
    and challenge your friends in the world ranking through GameCenter.

    Let us see if you are able to relax with this captivating onetouch-game developed by Reckless App.


    PS. (out soon for Android....)

  • BellowBellow Bartender Member, PRO Posts: 227
    edited November 2015

    Cowboy Duel. Its a 2 player game. There is 4 different games : 1 v 1 Duel, Survival Duel, 1 v 1 Anti Gravity Duel and 1 player survival mode.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sundayworkers.cowboyduel

  • JScottJScott Member, PRO Posts: 143

    Hi, thanks panelists for reviving GOTM, and just in time! I'd like to submit my new game "Age of Dominion RTS". It's a Real Time Strategy game inspired by the RTS games on PC.

    It's free on IOS and Android!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/age-of-dominion-rts/id1037426453?mt=8

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jabrusco.dominion&hl=en

  • 8bitninja8bitninja Member Posts: 367

    Hey, everyone -

    I'm really glad to see GOTM make it's comeback! Here's my submission. I hope you guys enjoy it.

    Thank you! ;)

    Get the Honey is a new kind of brick breaker game that takes the best of Breakout, Peggle, and Pinball, and mixes them all together. Collect all the honey and help these little bees jump, blast, and bounce their way to victory through 120 levels using nothing but a bounce pad and your wits.

    Free Download
    iOS Download
    Google Play Download





    Follow Get the Honey on Facebook
    Follow BRUNKT on Facebook
    BRUNKT.com

  • GnarlyGnarly canadaMember Posts: 840

    https://geo.itunes.apple.com/ca/app/circle/id1016663129?mt=8

    Here is my game circle. Thanks for the community for its help in some of the logic!!

    Great fun making it and playing....

  • SLOCM3ZSLOCM3Z Member Posts: 797

    Wow. Some great entries!

  • sanjinlsanjinl Member, PRO Posts: 5

    My first game ever. Thank you GameSalad!

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/word-war-w/id1018615320?mt=8

    Also playable in the Arcade.

    Word War W
    Funny name. Serious game.



  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Member Posts: 1,274

    Some good looking games!

  • skottskott Member Posts: 172
    edited November 2015

    Loco In Space
    Fuel up your jet-pack and make your way through space!! Be careful you don't run out of fuel.

    Every successful landing on a floating gas station, will gain one point. Avoid getting hit by planets, comets and space trash..

    Collect coins to upgrade your jet-pack. Set a best score to be the coolest shark in space.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loco-in-space/id978442113?mt=8

  • TheFluxTheFlux Member Posts: 22

    Hello again, I just see that I accidently included an alternative Feature Graphic as first image, it says "Tap to the Future 2". This game is not "2" but I planned to publish it as Version 2 and I uploaded the wrong banner here in the Forum. Again..THIS IS VERSION 1, as you can see on the other screenshots! :) THX

  • tanerttanert Member Posts: 35

    @JScott Did you make your game with gamesalad?? it is really successful. congratulations!

  • TheFluxTheFlux Member Posts: 22
    edited November 2015

    For those who do not use Amazon, here is the link to the APK via Dropbox:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sall7ro9su6vlp6/xyz.taptothefuture.billydoesit.apk?dl=0

    Thanks!

  • sebmat86sebmat86 Member Posts: 339

    LIGHTS - Be The Light ----> https://appsto.re/se/ECOU8.i

    LIGHTS is an endless 2D sidescroller about finding yourself. Finding the strength and calm within you to be the light. Your own light, in times of darkness.

    Embrace the escapist in you and take a break from your stressful everyday life. Sit back and step into the beautiful world of LIGHTS, an endless sidescroller with minimalistic graphics, simple controls along with deep, relaxing ambient tracks!

    How long can you survive? Illuminate your path. Find yourself. Be the light!

    Trailer:



    Hope you guys like it!

    Get it for free, here ----> https://appsto.re/se/ECOU8.i

    /Seb @ Venerable Rain

  • NalycanNalycan Member Posts: 96

    Hey everyone.
    Here is our first ever game of the month submission. Hope you like it.

    AngryBear is the CandyBear halloween special version. The epic platformer adventure about a brave young bear on his dangerous quest to overcome the wicked witch of Candy land. Guide our hero through many different worlds fighting zombies, dragons and other weird creatures on his path.

    Trailer:



    Out on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angrybear-halloween-quest/id1049243938?ls=1&mt=8

    Get a free promo code! The first ten people that sends us a message gets a promocode.
    A good reply never hurts.. and remember to have lots of fun! ;)

  • ChapedoggChapedogg Member, PRO Posts: 2

    Announcing Koobii, a gravity based puzzle/tap game where you are Koobii, a humble rectangle, trying to reach the love of your life! Choose from two modes, standard and speed, to make your way down the level.

    Thanks to the gamesalad community for all the great tutorials and forums, I could not have done it without you!

    Out on iTunes for free:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/koobii/id1044878217?mt=8

  • ChechesoftChechesoft Member, PRO Posts: 158

    I will like to nominate my new game BOOGER BOING!
    Help the little booger travel through fantastic worlds by stretching it and making it jump, just like slingshot. You must calculate its ballistic trajectory, timing, etc. in order to avoid falling or crashing into enemies.
    It has a nice replayability, earning stars for completing different tasks on each level (finish the level with the least number of jumps, collecting all the jewels, and discovering the hiding booger friend). Earn all the stars you can in order to unlock new worlds. There are coins to be collected in each level too, that can be used to revive the player when all his lives are finished, in order to continue the level in his last position.

    Hope you like it!

    Apple App store

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/booger-boing/id1010520318?ls=1&mt=8

    Play Store

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chechesoft.boogerboing





    There is a yucky and wonderful world inside your nose, is up to you to explore it! Use your finger to stretch and sling our heroic little booger. Calculate the strength and angle of each shot in order to jump, bounce, stick and splat through challenging and exiting levels collecting coins and treasures while avoiding pitfalls and vicious nasal residents! Who knew nose picking was so fun?
    With wonderful graphics, awesome gameplay, and excellent music, Booger Boing assures hours of disgusting fun!

    -Stunning artwork and music
    -Engaging ballistic gameplay, a original take of the slingshot mechanics
    -Easy to learn, hard to master, earn stars by making the least jumps to finish the levels
    -Many levels assure you hours of gameplay, more levels to come!

  • bizextremebizextreme Member, PRO Posts: 111

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    Help Santa defeat the evil elf before he steals Christmas'

    look out for his evil flying minions kill them with your magic snow balls or candy sword

    App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-candy-world/id943374118?mt=8

    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wonksterapps.sc&hl=en

    New Muscle Racing Game out now on android
    [Muscle Race!]

  • TheFluxTheFlux Member Posts: 22

    Hello again! Tap to the Future has recently been updated but it is technically not possible for me to edit my initial post, so here is the update:

    The provided Dropbox Link and the previous Amazon Link are no longer valid!

    Link to Google Play
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.taptothefuture.billy

    Link to Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017J1IHQG

    New Screenshots

    Thanks! :)

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Member, PRO Posts: 1,633

    I know what my money is on this month! @Chechesoft What a great submission! Best of luck

  • ChechesoftChechesoft Member, PRO Posts: 158

    @gingagaming said:
    I know what my money is on this month! @Chechesoft What a great submission! Best of luck

    Thanks @gingagaming ! Hope to win this time, Its going to be a hard competition!

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,037
    edited November 2015

    EDIT: We've decided to extend the closure date. The thread will now close Thursday evening (19th).

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