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Flick Ninjas

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I'm very excited to announce that my first game, Flick Ninjas for iPhone and iPod Touch, is nearing release. I've spent over a year on this and I just sent out my final Release Candidate to my testers. If all goes well, I'll send it to Apple for approval next week.

I wanted to post these images to GameDev because I have been using the site for a few years, and the information has been invaluable to allowing me to actually finish my first game. In fact, it gave me the guts to write my own engine from scratch for this project, and I couldn't have achieved these results if I hadn't.

Flick Ninjas uses per-pixel collision detection, that allows for hand drawn level designs. Simply draw the level, export it using my proprietary tools, and it's ready to be used in game.

The game runs at a buttery smooth 60fps on 3rd and 4th gen hardware, and only dips to around 50fps on older hardware (do to fill rate issues with blending. I did my best, but I could only optimize out blending in so many cases before things broke.)

You can check out my website, and view the official trailer at:

Thanks again to the GameDev community!


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    • Yes, it looks good in game although I haven't done turning yaw yet. There is also idle animation, and I'll do plenty more animations, probably plenty die animations if I can't do ragdoll.
      This morning I have been boning the crocodile, should have some croc animations pretty soon.
    • Nice! Now your frog can hop!
    • very cool.  Looks like it dissolves.
    • You won't have to worry. I only use my own assets which I make uniquely per challenge. The challenge for me in these projects isn't the programming part itself, but putting together the game using my primary skills - programming + graphics.  Other people might benefit from your assets if you're willing to share them. As far as I know, it's not a competition among other members, but with one's self to finish.  
    • I was thinking about releasing my assets for all to use on the challenge, to add to a common pool. My girlfriend says last night 'no!! it will give them the advantage!' .. Not sure if I mind that much lol.
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