Wow! What an awesome 9 months for Piñata. We’ve just been awarded another FWA award for our latest title, Revolve for iPad. We are flattered to receive the award and would like to thank everyone for their support. Bring on 2013!
Okay, we weren’t expecting this one. Magnetix has now had 60,000 downloads and reached number 1 in both Spain and Brazil over the Xmas period! Thank you so much to everyone that downloaded, reviewed and rated it. We sincerely appreciate the support and hope we can give you even more fun and enjoyment with our next title.
Revolve for iPad is now available free on the iTunes App Store.
Revolve is a new spin on the age old paddle and ball formula. Manoeuvre the paddles around a circular track to keep balls in play while avoiding obstacles, building multipliers and using powerups to slow down time and create forcefields. Earn bunts by scoring points to buy powerups in the store and bling your paddle!
• Two game modes:
⁃ Split Mode: Control paddles independently or play with a friend
⁃ Fixed Mode: Control both paddles on a fixed axis
• Unlock achievements
• Bling your paddle
• Challenge your friends with Game Centre
We are going to be taking part and speaking at the super-awesome-and-always-fun conference that is CF Objective in Melbourne, from the 1st to the 2nd of November.
Our talk is titled “We used to make banner ads. Now we make mobile games” and we’ll be talking about how we built our first two iOS titles with Adobe AIR. This introductory session will focus on mobile gaming concepts, interface and asset design for mobile, game level design, mobile game development with AS3, Adobe Native Extensions, leveraging the power of Stage3D with Starling, game analytics, testing, deployment, and what to do post launch.
This session will give you an insight into indie game development and is aimed at anyone with an interest in mobile development, particularly mobile gaming.
If that sounds like it floats your boat then come on down and check it out. If not, come along anyway and have a beer with us.
There are plenty of interesting and super smart people speaking at CF Objective this year covering a wide variety of topics, so it will be well worth coming. Full details can be found at cfobjective.com.au
See you there!
Piñata Games would like to announce that our second title “Revolve” for iPad and iPhone is currently in full development. Arcade style multi-ball madness that sees you rotate paddles around a circle trying to rack up a gigantic score. Rotating obstacles, fireballs, gravity changes – this game’s got it all. Stay tuned for our official release date announcement.
We’re proud to announce that our latest promo day was a great success with Magnetix hitting 15,000 downloads and even pushing it’s way into the top ten arcade games in Brazil. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who downloaded and reviewed it. And for those of you who are still wondering what it’s all about, treat yourself and splash out on a copy. We promise you’ll get more than $0.99 worth of entertainment.
Ladies and gents, Magnetix will be free for 24 hours starting from 26th July (regardless of which timezone you’re in around the world). So warm up your fingers and download yourself a copy from right here! And don’t forget to rate the hell out of it if you like it. Enjoy!
Just a heads up on a little review that has gone up on the IGN Middle East website for Magnetix. The full review can be seen here but they gave us an 8.0 out of 10. Here’s a little snippet:
“Magnetix is a very simple game to learn but is certainly challenging to master. The game quickly scales up in difficulty after the initial levels, so be prepared for plenty of long hours trying to finish certain levels. It’s a cute little game that takes a simple gameplay concept and executes it well.”
Holy cow! Piñata Games has won a Mobile of the Day Award from the FWA! We will be featured on the front page for 24 hours here (or here for mobile devices). We’ll also go into the FWA showcase for posterity.
For those of you who don’t know about the FWA they’re kind of a big deal, see below:
“FWA stands for Favourite Website Awards, an industry recognised internet award program and inspirational portal, established in May 2000.
FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 140 million site visits as of July 2011 (and multiple billion hits to our servers).”
We are super stoked to win this award as we have always looked to the FWA as a source of inspiration and now we can finally be part of it ourselves. Yay!
The FWA has just published our article entitled “The Making of Magnetix”. The article details the hurdles we faced during the development stage of Magnetix for iPad and our final outcomes. We are proud to be able to share the details of our trials and tribulations with everyone and via the FWA site no less! Hopefully some of it is of interest.