I ported DONUT GET! to OUYA with the hope of it being a OUYA launch title. I anticipated that it would at least help bring a bit more attention to DONUT GET!, especially since it didn’t get as much coverage as expected. Fortunately DONUT GET! was listed as one of the 104 OUYA launch titles, and mentioned on sites like Destructoid.
We’ve made our download stats available for DONUT GET! on OUYA. It’s a totally free game — there’s no in-app purchases.
Our DONUT GET! OUYA Download stats are available here: http://www.donutget.com/ouya-stats/
A large problem within the OUYA community is that the company is slowly trickling out the ~60,000 Kickstarter units. For developers it’s a bit unsettling with the low download numbers, and the myriad of other software problems we’re dealing with. (more…)
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Los Angeles, California – Oct. 29, 2012 – Sokay.net is proud to announce that DONUT GET! is now available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and web browsers. DONUT GET! is a game about a cop eating donuts raining from the sky.
Everyone knows police officers fantasize about the burning of Donut Shops, and Officer Brown is no exception. With donuts bursting in air, there’s proof in the night that Officer Brown will be there. You assume duty as our rotund hero crosses the thin blue line with sweet dreams of round treats bouncing behind his eyes–plenty o’ donuts to get.
The web-based Flash version is 3 games in 1: driving, fighting and donut getting. The player’s actions change the game itself and multiple cinematic endings are available.
The mobile and tablet versions of DONUT GET!, developed with Unity, are a streamlined, arcade version of the game. The objective is simple. There are donuts. GET THEM. As many as possible. The game integrates the GREE platform for leaderboards and achievements.
DONUT GET! is available on:
COME AND GET IT!
More information available at http://www.donutget.com
Sokay.net is an independent game development team in Los Angeles, California. They say it never rains in Southern California. At Sokay, we make it rain. Sokay.net has developed the games Thugjacker, LUV Tank, Rush Hour Plus and Sammy Samurai.
[Partial repost from our Tigsource DevLog]
ANNOUNCING — DONUT GET! for Android Has Been Released!
Download it for FREE at:
Last week I spent some time prototyping our next game in Unity. Of the block matching puzzle game variety.
This week I jumped back to focusing on Donut Get! iPad version and finishing up where I left off with the in app purchasing. I was running into a problem of it just crashing when a purchase started so I had to do a bit of optimizing to prevent that. So far so good, as now I can at least get it to work!
In app purchase screen to remove ads.
Thank you screen!
The textures for the sprite animation is eating up a ton of memory. I’ve tried to keep the cop animation sharp and crisp but I’ve had to bring down the res a bit to accommodate all the lower-end devices it keeps crashing. So for now, I’m trying to stop crashing Android phone! haha
Later I hope to do some research to switch between spritesheets based on the memory available on the device. Not quite sure if that’s possible/reasonable yet.
Donut Get! Android is available on Google Play so check it out if you can. Let me know how it works for you!
iPhone version available soon!
The OG Flash version still at http://www.sokay.net/play/donut-get
Thanks for reading.
[Repost from our Tigsource DevLog]
We’ll be debuting the game this week during Sokay Play 8! Our gallery show during the Downtown LA Art Walk…
This week during the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Check some photos from previous events on our Flickr.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, check it out. More info at our blog
. We’ve been doing it every month so there’s always next month!
So E3 was this week so I went out and hung out the homies. Playing some games, drinking, etc etc.
A lot of stupid times, but I had a blast!
Sokay Play 8 is Thursday this week during the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Check some photos from a previous event on our Flickr.
SOKAY PLAY 8
THURSDAY, June 14, 2012
FROM LIKE 8PM – MIDNIGHT
During the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
@ The Medallion
334 S. Main St Unit #334-5012
Los Angeles, 90013
COME AND PLAY SOME GAMES!
If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, check out a video from a previous show: http://vimeo.com/33895049
[repost from our TigSource DevLog]
This week I started cleaning up some promo art that Ricky drew…
Planning on making a Donut Get! t-shirt with this artwork.
Sent out a Beta link to a buncha peeps yesterday, thinking through the feedback to see what I should try to address and what I’ll decide what is “intended to be like that!” haha! It’s a tricky thing for me because there are some things people want/expect to be explained clear as day, while I intend for the game to be a bit of an exploration. You’ll figure out more about it the more times you play. But the major issues I’ll need to address first will be things that make it easier to replay — shortening slower parts, making it easier to skip parts, etc.
I’ve been reworking the Donut drop patterns which have been super rough. Trying to create a flow to it.
These are the items that fall from the sky in the Donut segment
There are 3 types of items that fall…
- Donuts: variety of 5 types, these are like points
- Debris: these mess up your day, fall on your head and make you drop to the ground
- Coffee: speeds you up, makes your jumps floaty, lasts briefly
With the unspoken objective of collecting as many donuts as possible, the player runs back and forth collecting donuts. Bouncing on the heads of the NPCs allows you to jump high into the sky and lets you collect many more donuts than you can get on the ground. You must do this while avoiding hazardous NPCs that knock you down or fight you. Also debris is falling as well so you need to avoid it. The coffee powerup is meant to be a temporary speed boost, I’m trying to design the pattern so that you can get a flow of coffee boosts if you navigate through the obstacles well.
Working on the donut drop pattern is a tedious mess because I’m doing it with a ghetto array and it takes a while to build the game and test changes. I would do this a completely different way if I was starting the project today but that’s another story… haha!
David’s waiting on me to do some more animation, I’m gonna setup some additional characters that will be added to the game sooner or later. And I need to take another pass at the fighting game…
[repost from our TigSource DevLog]
Last time I posted, I was wrapping up some of the fight sequence animations…
Then I focused on finishing up a bunch of NPC animation for the characters running around in the game…
The perfectionist in me isn’t satisfied with some of the animation but its GE (Good Enough) so I managed to move on to other things.
The game will be localized in 4 languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish. Many thanks to my homies with language skills that were willing to throw down. So far most of the Chinese is complete, Russian is almost halfway.
[repost from our TigSource DevLog]
My recent focus was finishing up some fight scene cinematics. Last time I posted, David Rod had sketched out some storyboards to help me out, here’s what that turned out like…
I used most of the shots from this and drew them in Illustrator, and animated them in Flash. They turned out looking like this…
Cinema artwork by myself
Now these are animated and in the game. With this major task complete, that means one less major task to think about! We’re getting super close, just a few weeks left till we’ll be wrapping up.
Also, in the last few weeks I implemented a quick ‘n dirty localization system so the game will be able to be in multiple languages.
Next on my to-dos is to finish the NPC animation in the Donut Segment.