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#1 gutenbergn

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 18:14

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The Fish Dies in the End is an iOS game developed with cocos2d featuring a cute little fish trying to survive as long as possible against all odds. The game is OUT now on the App Store. Check it out!

The Fish Dies in the End 1.1 - The Fish Strikes Back has just been released and it would be great for me if you guys could give it a try. I'm always willing to talk about the game so please let me know if you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms.

The new update has been made with the players' suggestions in mind and adds many improvements to the game, including better placement of enemies and obstacles, more dynamic backgrounds, tutorial screens, better performance, and more. Most notably, there are three new power-ups that should provide more variety and entertainment to the players (and some much-needed help, of course!). If you played the game before, consider taking a look at the new version and if you haven't, why don't you try it now?

You can visit our website: http://www.thefishdies.com for more info.
There's also a Twitter profile (@thefishdies) and Facebook page. So please follow/like us if interested!

Features:

  • Escape from several unique obstacles and enemies - beware of sharks!
  • Control the fish with only one touch. Anyone can play!
  • Several different power-ups to help you achieve your goal!
  • Experience a different game every time you play with randomly generated enemies!
  • Compare your scores against your friends on the Leaderboards and try to complete several Achievements with Game Center integration.
  • Share your scores with Facebook and Twitter connectivity!
  • Multiple difficulty levels.
  • Retina support.
  • Best way to kill time! (And a fish...)

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v11EZviqQbI

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I would love to hear the feedback from you guys! Please tell me if you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms.

Thanks everyone!


#2 XerXis

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 18:19

played it too many times, years ago, sorry. Just try to be a little more original next time.

#3 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 18:24

Hey XerXis, a shame you don't think it's original enough :( . I hope you change your mind once the game is released and give it a try! Thanks for your comment, anyway.

#4 +imachip

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 18:30

Looks good for kids with the colours, music and presentation. Gameplay is a little simple for my tastes though. Good luck =)

#5 XerXis

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 20:28

Hey XerXis, a shame you don't think it's original enough :( . I hope you change your mind once the game is released and give it a try! Thanks for your comment, anyway.


oh I might, and it looks good, i have no negative comments on that. It's just that I grew kind of tired of that gameplay already when I played those games in the past.

#6 Unix2

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 20:31

Looks like a flash game to me :laugh:

#7 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 20:33

@imachip: Thanks a lot! The controls are really simple but the game can become surprinsingly challenging :p.
@XerXis: I understand you, glad you like the visuals ;).

#8 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:51

@Unix2: Well, many iOS games are flash ports, aren't they? ;). It's actually kinda interesting that you say this because when I first designed this game I was thinking of making it on Flash, but then just some weeks later I bought my first iPhone and changed my mind. I'm sure now that I made the right decision, since the controls are MUCH better suited to a touch screen than a mouse. You can believe me when I say that because during development I played the game hundreds (thousands?) of times on the simulator using the mouse and it isn't nearly as fun as playing on the actual device!

By the way, I'll have some cool news really soon, just wait a little bit more now! :)

#9 Teebor

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:58

I think I know how the game ends kinda spoils the surprise ;)

Don't have an iPhone but good luck with the release

#10 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:01

Thanks a lot, Teebor. The game might have a twist ending, you never know! (Actually no, it doesn't. The fish dies anyway, it's a pretty sad tale :( )

#11 DukeEsquire

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:08

You may want to reconsider the name of the game.

The graphics look like it belongs to a children's game, but the title of the game suggests otherwise.

Just a thought.

#12 hondaa

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:10

What is "Retina support"?

And will there be a Android version?

#13 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:20

Hey DukeEsquire, thanks for the suggestion, much appreciated. The name was designed to be simply a funny name meant to draw attention to the game. From what I'm seeing so far, most people seem to realize that this is the case and end up liking the title. Unfortunately, there are also some people that see it as a scary name or something like that, which is probably my fault, really. Maybe I should have made it clear somehow that the title of the game is just meant to be seen as a joke (even though it's true!). My hope is that anyone who sees the screenshots will realize that this is a very cool game meant for everyone ;).

@hondaa: Retina display is the name given to the screen of the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. These screens have a resolution of 960x480 with a pixel density 2x bigger than the screens of previous iPhones (326 ppi X 163 ppi). Retina support means that the game is optimized for this screen and will take full advantage of the Retina display when played on a device that supports it. The game will also run on older devices that doenot support Retina display :). I don't have any plans for Android at the moment, but I think that it would be really nice to have an Android version. If the game sells well, it could happen. Thanks for your comment.

#14 +Nik L

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:28

Gameplay looks similar in style to Tiny Wings, which has been a huge hit, so year hope it all goes equally as well :)

#15 OP gutenbergn

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 13:35

That kind of success would make me a VERY happy man indeed :). Thanks a lot!



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