I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:48 pm

Hey everyone, sorry for my absence over the past few months, i taught i would share what i have being working on for quite some time. As most of ye already know i wanted to use sketchup to develop a game for mobile devices, over time iv learnt how to optimise and make assets created in SU for game development, using Unitys game engine we have finally released a game and its free on windows phones for now, not available on IOS or Android devices yet but we are working on it, infact we have working demos, i created a facebook page showing off the development of the design process and yes all assets were created in SU. heres a link to the Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/OctagongamesIM ... e=bookmark

So what is the game all about?
I,Marble captures the game-play experiences of retro games like marble madness from the 80s but bringing in a new graphical style. Navigate your lost marble trough hidden worlds using portals, navigate your marble through 18 challenging levels in three different worlds.

We are Octagon Games. An independent development 4 man team formed to create games for IOS, Android, WP8 and various other platforms, I,Marble was originally an experiment that was only meant to be developed as a get to know each other team project, Josh Blazer (Programmer, Unity game dev), Andrew Brown (Programmer, Unity game dev), Jamie Lewis (sound engineer, sfx) and myself Damien Meade (Art designer, 3d modeller), this is our game I,Marble.

I,Marble.jpg


Also here are some development images showing how i developed the assets using sketchup, (These images are rendered)
STAGES OF DESIGN.JPG

BEFORE + AFTER.JPG

For windows phone there had to be 3 live tile designs created for users to customise how they prefered the app to appear on screen, here are the 3 tile designs, again these were created in SU and a render to create each asset as clip art for the tiles.
LIVE TILE ART.JPG

Here follows examples of the 3 worlds created in SU for the game, each word consists of 6 challenging levels. The longest process for me in developing these assets was creating the textures, as you can see the modelling was of simple design but hours went into the texturing... HOURS :shock:

Jungle Jam
WORLD_1.jpg

Lava World
WORLD_2.jpg

Future Frenzy
WORLD_3.png

For more images on the development from prototype to what it is now please follow this link

https://www.facebook.com/OctagongamesIM ... tos_stream

And now for a little gameplay, let me explain how it works, the player only needs to tilt the mobile device in the direction he/she wishes the marble to go, From 1 portal at the start to another at the end, that simple, but it gets more challenging as each level is unlocked, but there is a catch, you have only 2 mins to complete each level (Timer counting down at the top), there are 10 coins in each level and you will need 5 coins to unlock the next level, there are also timers to collect, each timer adds 5secs to the count down time, in some cases it is essential to collect timers, other timers will cost you time to collect so choose wisely :lol:
Oh almost forgot, there are obstacles along the way :twisted:
I guess its really not that simple ;)
Anyways check out this vid for gameplay.



And finally if you like what you see as our gift to the community, I, Marble is going free to play here for the foreseeable future (really, truly free!) if you haven't had a chance to pick it up on Windows Phone, now would be a great chance. All we ask in return is to take a minute to leave feedback and/or a rating on the game in the Windows Phone Store…

Thanks to all on the sketchucation forums for your help and I hope you enjoy the game :D

LINK TO DOWNLOAD
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store ... db666593c2

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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby pilou » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:58 pm

Astonished! :enlight:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:08 am

Just 1 of many obstacles to overcome :D
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby ken28875 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:05 am

Awesome, loving it. Congrats, iichiversii. :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby pugz1983 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:27 am

Nice work Ichi and friends! Very Impressive! Looks like a game I would download when browsing games in the Store. Keep up the good work.

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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby JQL » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:56 am

A remake of Marble Madness? I alwasy thought why there wouldn't be one for mobile... excellent, if I hadn't thrown away my own phone I'd play that for sure!
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:05 pm

ken28875 wrote:Awesome, loving it. Congrats, iichiversii. :thumb: :thumb:

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Thanks Ken, that makes 2 of us now with released games using SU as the main modelling app :thumb:

pugz1983 wrote:Nice work Ichi and friends! Very Impressive! Looks like a game I would download when browsing games in the Store. Keep up the good work.

Greetz Twan


Thanks also Twan, hoping to get the game released sometime in september for IOS and Android with more features for even better gameplay :thumb:

JQL wrote:A remake of Marble Madness? I alwasy thought why there wouldn't be one for mobile... excellent, if I hadn't thrown away my own phone I'd play that for sure!

Again thanks for your kind words, the entire team were huge fans of the original Marble Madness by Atari, we were inspired to make a new version of the game, there has been many remakes but none with the isometric gameplay of the original which we set out to do when creating I,Marble :thumb:

And not to worry about throwing your phone away, we will be releasing on all mobile platforms in the near future ;)

Ill submit another gameplay video later this evening, please dont forget to download it, rate it and leave a review, and more importantly enjoy the game :D
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Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:09 pm

I wish you the best of success with this. Well done.

Some SketchUp output would be nice to see also.
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Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:35 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:I wish you the best of success with this. Well done.

Some SketchUp output would be nice to see also.


Thanks Rich, yeah i will update a few screens here later of the models in SU for the level design :thumb:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby Lz » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:51 pm

Fantastic work.
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Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:18 pm

Lz wrote:Fantastic work.


Thanks Lz, :thumb:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Here follows some images of level design done in SU prior for use in Unity

I,Marble level design_1.jpg

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Postby iichiversii » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:49 am

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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby Marian » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:28 pm

So it's finally out. Great job mate.
I suggest that in the next one you should use a pair of blue balls. :))
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Postby iichiversii » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:43 pm

Thanks Marion lol, a pair of balls, u had me there ha ha
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby olishea » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:12 pm

nice work. looks addictive!!
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Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:14 pm

Would love to see this on Windows!
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Postby iichiversii » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:16 pm

olishea wrote:nice work. looks addictive!!


Addictive is exactly what it is, i designed the levels with Meatboy in mind, it starts off easy and the level of skill increases as each level goes on, you will find yourself repeating a level over and over to pass it, every level is passable tho, i made sure of it, i have clocked up countless hrs play testing it.

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:Would love to see this on Windows!


We do have a demo working on windows but its not perfected yet, we are testing the best control scheme for gameplay, once its ready for launch i will post it here.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, if you own a windows phone and live in the US you will notice for 2 days starting from the 1st of July I,Marble will be featured on the main app store :fecstatic:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby notareal » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Looking nice, just installing it.
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:52 pm

notareal wrote:Looking nice, just installing it.


Awesome, please let me know what you think, hope you enjoy the game :thumb:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby mortenstorgaard » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:17 pm

WOW that's cool man! :fro:
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Postby iichiversii » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:41 pm

mortenstorgaard wrote:WOW that's cool man! :fro:

Thanks Mortenstorgaard, glad you liked it
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby AirWindSolar » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:57 pm

iichiversii wrote:And not to worry about throwing your phone away, we will be releasing on all mobile platforms in the near future ;)


All of them? Can't wait to see the Motorola 2900 version.

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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:24 am

I'd be surprised your still using a Motorola 2900, lol, those bag phones make me laugh when compared to mobile devices today, anyways ha ha, unfortunately it won't work on a Motorola 2900 lmao
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:57 am

Over 11,000 downloads to date, it did a lot better than i taught in such little time on Window phones, due for release on IOS and Android devices sometime in Sept. :ecstatic:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby ken28875 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:28 pm

Awesome, iichiversii! Congrats!!! :thumb: :thumb:

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Postby iichiversii » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks Ken, it's gone over 13,000 now and rising, I'm surprised how much downloads we had over the past wk
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby iichiversii » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:16 pm

I,Marble was awarded Best Small Business Windows Phone 8.1 app

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http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2014/08/15/publish-connecting-the-worlds-developers-results-in-innovative-apps/

I did not expect this at all :ecstatic:
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Re: I,Marble a finished game for mobile devices

Postby ken28875 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:31 pm

Awesome, congrats, iichiversii! :thumb: :thumb:

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Postby iichiversii » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:05 pm

Thanks again Ken :thumb:
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