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SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi,

Today we released our game called "SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven" at AppStore:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-dev ... &ls=1&mt=8

Some screenshots from our game:

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You can find more info about a game in an upper link or/and on our official website:
http://www.nbkgamestudio.pl/

From technical side I can say that we used following libraries in our production: Irrlicht Engine (latest ogl-es branch + my patch for compressed pvr textures, if someone need this or similar functionality I can release this patch on this forum), Bullet Physics, FreeType, OpenAL, Vorbis Sound, Angelscript, Boost and some materials from Cg Textures :)

In near future we'll also release a version of our game for PC (Windows, Linux, OSX).

At this point I would like to thank whole Irrlicht community for the development of this great graphic engine! and for authors of libraries and material which we used in this game! :)

Enjoy,
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby CuteAlien » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Gratulations. I got no iPhone but screenshots look nice. Also good background story, demons fighting for redemption - this must be made into a movie! :-)
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby fmx » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:39 am

Congrats on the release :)

I've hopped through 3 projects this year yet only managed to get one release
trying to rush through projects doesn't pay, especially when modellers and artists do shoddy jobs or dont believe in deadlines :evil:

anyway

I tried out your game and need to mention two pointers:

App icon:
the looks boring, you should think about making a more interesting icon which doesn't have only two letters on it

marketing:
I'm not sure you will see much sales at all, though I could be wrong.

Its a fun game (for a very short time), but I've been studying the appstore market for long enough to know that consumers are usually spoilt brats who want to try out new stuff for free and usually dont want to pay for games that dont seem they will last longer than 10minutes.

If sales are good for you, then great! dont change anything
otherwise you should think about making it free and getting money from iADs or iAP

but seriously, you should definitely change the app icon if you don't do anything else for this game


from a tech perspective: the game is solid.
audio, controls, rendering..., the engine under the hood (ie, irrlicht plus boltons) does its job well on iOS

good luck with your other stuff ;)
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:53 pm

Thanks guys :)

We are beginners on iOS market so very thanks for share Your experiences. In first days of new year we should release an improved version (mainly improvements in scale proportions on iPads and iPhone 5) of our game (icon will be changed too). I also will remember about Your suggestions for sale.
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:13 pm

Today we released free version of Sky Devil for iOS and PC. All links are available on our website:
http://www.nbkgamestudio.pl/SkyDevil.html

Enjoy :)
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby CuteAlien » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

Ok... I got to heaven :-) Graphics and game background story are nice. I fear the boing-boing control system on the other hand is not exactly going to set a new standard in the gaming world...
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Thanks :) We know that this isn't the most advanced game on the world, but we try to increase complexity of our game in each next title. Sky Devil was the first product of my current game dev team, so we wanted to create simple game, where we can test our engine under several platforms. Anyway in future we want to produce advanced games.
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby CuteAlien » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Yeah, very good idea to start with small games.
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby hendu » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:34 am

Just curious, why were your games removed from the Apple store?
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:46 pm

@Hendu
Our account has expired in november and due to re-organisation (personal changes and new name for our team) we need new Apple Account (we'll move old games to the new account in upcoming weeks - we have to finalise all documents related to register account).
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Asimov » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:11 am

Hi Nadro,

I can't wait for the windows phone version :D

No honestly I can't. grr can't even develop for my phone because I insist on sticking to windows 7 and you can't make a windows phone 8.1 game unless you have windows 8 at least.
No wonder nobody is making any decent games for the Nokia Lumia. Other than that it is a solid phone.

On a side note how do you develope for IOS. Do you need some kind of emulation or something?
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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby Nadro » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:53 am

Hi,

Currently we don't have in plans to support Windows Phone, at first we have to add WinRT and finish D3D11 driver support in Irrlicht.

For test iOS port I use real devices - iPod 4 in past and now iPad Mini 2 and MacBook with OSX for development. Of course I use ogl-es branch for this game and OGL ES2 driver.

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Re: SKY DEVIL: Stairway to Heaven

Postby The_Glitch » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:25 pm

IPHONE == NOPE
Android == YEP.
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