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Once a Bird

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The pixels of Twitchy Thrones

Twitchy Thrones is the first game where I'm trying my hand at pixel art. Fold took advantage of Retina iPhone's resolution of 1136x640 by making all the art vectorial and creating resources for both hi and low resolutions. In Twitchy Thrones the pixel resolution is always 568x320, cropped to 480x320 in devices prior to iPhone 5.

Twitchy Thrones is an ult...

I quit my job...

...To make games full-time.

Yes, this is going to be one of those posts.

My name is Ricardo Moura, Once a Bird is made of myself and my cousin. I do the programming and "art" and he does the music and sound effects.

I quit my job at the end of July but only left it mid-September. It had been making me sick for years and seemed to be going nowhere. The...

Fold - First Update

The first update for Fold is out, featuring a new world with new concepts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fold/id645248522?ls=1&mt=8

Here's a couple of screenshots:

http://www.onceabird.com/promo/Screenshot3.png http://www.onceabird.com/promo/Screenshot4.png

Ludum Dare

So I actually finished a game in 48 hours for Ludum Dare!

The theme was 10 seconds. The game is called "George RR M&M's Twitchy Thrones" and it's a real-time strategy game where the population grows every 10 seconds, so speed is of the essence.

If you'd like to try it (I'd love it if you did) download it here: http://onceabird.com/ft/TwitchyThrones....

:)

Soooo....tuaw.com just called Fold "The most original iOS puzzler in years". :)

Also some other quotes:

"You've probably never played a game even remotely like this before."

"If you're looking for a unique puzzle experience that will undoubtedly help you pass the time on a lazy afternoon, a short break at work, or the subway, Fold is a fantastic choice...