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Coated on the Greenlight !

Hey everyone. Long time again to shoot a post here. Anyway, here my latest news : COATED ON STEAM’S GREENLIGHT….So, go and check the media & news, and vote if you willing to play it soon πŸ™‚

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=184388370

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And yea, Decay on the way to get finished. And there is something cool on the way too πŸ˜‰
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Coated Official Site

OK, it was not too long, after the T-Shirts, i found the site should be there, working & looks good. May be am not a good web-developer, but a site for me will be just to show the game & put some updates or so.

Here the site of Coated, it looks pretty simple, but get the job done, I had to- and have to- focus more in other stuff like fixing, upgrading & finishing Coated Plus the other mini games am working on. There is lots of new updated related to Coated, but am so busy right now to finish a hundred task at work early morning beside another hundred task for next update of Coated to be shown in To…..(let’s keep it a surprise).

here the site :

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“A Working day”, “Outlaws”, “Decay” and more !

I had to admit that, this last month i was “MASSIVELY” busy. Yes, a lot of news, and updates I have here in my pocket. The new job keeps me busy on day time, and some of my free time i keep thinking about work & it’s problems. Thinking more about my country and what’s going on there and being worried about my family, friends and all people in my lovely Egypt, keeps me little out of the track.
I had started couple of projects this month “three projects”. I was waiting this month from a long time, because “Game tako” was promising the community with a huge PSVita competition, and the winner will have a deal with Sony to publish his game on PSVita. I managed to focus more on the development of the game. So, i decided to work with a 3d artist – and it was my fault !!
Normally if the game am going to make will take some time, i prefer to make a time plan before doing anything. And as you can see in the time plan, all the duration we have around 34 day .

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The marked gray area represents the time the artist spent before i cancel working with him. Simply i got in more than 50% of the project time, just 15% of the assets !
I guess it was my mistake to work with him again, as it is not my first time to have problems because of him ! he is the type of people who have 100 EXCUSE every day !
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Anyway, i managed to submit another and more simple game.Β  “Harmonic”, as it is fitting the theme of the competition “Team Spirit”, at the end of the day, and it’s art is simple for me to handle it myself.. It is better than nothing !

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While i was waiting the artist to give me anything , i started pitching a quick project “it must take more time, as it is huge game”, it is a game like GTA2, or Monaco, but in a brand new style and gameplay, i had to say, this game is really open world game πŸ˜‰ – this on hold project i called it “OUTLAWS” !

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Finally, and the game number three in this month list. I applied to Ludumdare48, the Ludumdare27, i really like the theme which was “10Seconds”, and i made a nice game, which i really liked & i will keep updating, improving it starting from next week. I called that game “Decay”.

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“Decay” is about a radioactive quantity which is decaying in 10 seconds [it’s half-life is 10 seconds]. So, you had to collect the 4 protons before it decays, and you had to do that as quick as possible & as accurate as possible. I had to say that, the full version which will be available very soon for IOS/Android and may be Facebook later, will have lots of gameplay changes like :
– Power ups
– Completed leaderboards
– Achievements
– More collectables
– Different enemies
you can play it, and give some feedback to help improving it. Check it in the game page .

Beside all of that am trying to be a good family member ^_^ not isolated too much as i will “and should” be a lot isolated starting from October . And i was going a lot to hospitals this month, and will keep doing next month too, i don’t know how danger it is, but doctors keep moving me between departments !

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Last thing, i have some good news, which made all this busy month, a happy month for me. I will share all on time, keep tuned for the next month, when some dreams comes true πŸ˜‰

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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Announcements, Ludumdare, Personal News

 

Tako the game, coming soon !

Hi everyone, it’s me again. After a while of hard work last couple of months, i got my head fresh now to make some stuff. For sure i have less pressure at work now . wooooow !
Anyway, i resumed some of my on hold project plus some new simple stuff, and everything will be announced on time ;), plus continued working in Coated too. But couple of days i was checking GameTakeo (the biggest middle east gaming & indie community) and found a new competition started, i guess i will take part in that one too. But the point is , i started to think little a bit about GameTako itself & it’s founders, and this guys give lots of their OWN free time to make that community & this amazing competitions for us “developers” without asking for one cent !

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So, i found it will be little sweet if i worked in small little thing “game” with the Tako character itself as a game hero. ! yea, it is very cool to have an Octopus as your main character, but trust me it will not be another “Octodad”, it will be simple platformed with some funny stuff. And sorry GameTako if i added a “Mouth” to the Octopus, he will look cute anyway.
The character modeled, rigged & skinned now. am just taking a while to write a nice shader to show it as gelatin creature, if it will not look that cool as i imagined, i will move to plane B and use Lambert & continue working in the rest of the game assets & development.
The game should be finished by the middle of next July “2013” for web players & then if it had lots of love & will make other versions & extend the levels more. So, be tuned & hope everyone like this Gift πŸ™‚
By the way, a funny note, i got a couple of weeks ago an interview in Japanese company here in Shanghai, and the guy who interviewed me, his name was “Tako” and it means an Octopus, but in Japanese πŸ˜€

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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Announcements, Tako

 

Lots of progress soon !

Hi folks πŸ™‚

i just wanted to give a quick post, just in case somebody thought am dead πŸ˜€ No man, am still alive. I was just little (in fact) a lot busy with “Coated” trying to catch the deadline for the first world, and it is almost OK now. And it have a new music now πŸ™‚ Original tracks done for the game specially by a great composer. Another thing i wanna mention, is that a good news about the long waited project Bo**** will be shared soon. In fact more than one project will beΒ revealed soon. So, be tuned, as long as there is project, there will be lots of posts and making of πŸ™‚

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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Announcements

 

Coated, Play it now, free on App Store!

And YES, finally my lovely small game, have a free version in the AppStore, hope you like it everyone. I just tested it in the iPhone-4G. when i tried to play in iPda, i found there is no menu Texts πŸ™‚ So, i will fix that issues ASAP. hope who can open it, can enjoy it now πŸ™‚ you can get it HERE

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Announcements

 

Coated, now in review YAAAAAAAYYYYY

Hi everyone, it’s me again. Just to share small little good news i just got from Apple. Coated the Demo Version of IOS is in review now. Let’s pray all of us “Coated Lovers” to the game, to run smoothly πŸ˜€

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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Announcements