Archive for the ‘Mars Defender’ Category

I love my BlackBerry Playbook!

Like many other Android developers (and especially those using Shiva), I jumped at the chance of a free BlackBerry Play Book. RIM offered one of these to anyone who released an app on the BlackBerry App World store during February. And Shiva makes it really easy to create Play Book executables – it supports direct [...]

IndieCity Competition IndieCity are running a competition whereby you play a bunch of free/demo games and answer questions about them, one per day. Nice idea.. and Mars Defender is one of them

Integrating the 60beat iOS Gamepad, versus Xperia Play

I was contacted a month or so ago from a company (60beat) who recently released this: It’s a games controller for iOS devices. At first I assumed it was for Android, since my games have been getting much better visibility on the Android market. But no, iOS only for the moment. They offered to send [...]

Web-player Demos of Afterburn 2150, Block Rockin, Mars Defender

I have just uploaded web demos of Afterburn 2150, Block Rockin, and Mars Defender. Afterburn hasn’t been mentioned here before – it’s a 3D shoot-em-up that takes you on a tour of the solar system while blasting the baddies. This is an early demo of it. The main reason I have posted these is that [...]

Mars Defender for Windows, Mac, Xperia Play

Mars Defender is going live on the Mac app-store. It’s also available directly from my website here, for both Windows and Mac. There will also be an ” Xperia Play Optimized ™ ” version for Android soon, making nice use of the hardware D-Pad and Playstation buttons. I was actually contacted by Sony Ericsson to [...]

Mars Defender: Solar Wars

I have started working on a multiplayer version of Mars Defender. Mars Defender: Solar Wars will initially have LAN/bluetooth ‘skirmish’ scenarios (basically, a bunch of multiplayer arcade games using the MD engine). There will be a number of different scenario types, including attack/defend games involving slow-moving transport ships, space station attacks, and points-based games such [...]

Mars Defender Reviews

Here’s a pretty positive review of Mars Defender published on Android Rundown (overall score 7/10) And one here on Nov 12th: Another good review (apart from low marks for the controls) here on Play Android (overall score 23/30)

Mars Defender: Developer Interview on Play Android

Mars Defender has been doing quite well in the Android and Apple stores (ranked #52 in the new arcade/action game section on Android Market, and top 100 RPG for iPad in several of the regional Apple stores). The following is an interview with me that has been published on Give an indie developer time [...]

Mars Defender: Gameplay Movie and Website

Mars Defender will be launched in about two weeks or so. Youtube movie and website completed.. [Website]

Mars Defender

My experiments using the tilt sensors to fly a spaceship model have turned into a 2D Asteroids-like game with 3D models. The tilt sensor has been replaced with standard virtual joystick controls for the iPhone. This started off as a simple shooter but quickly started to take on a story-line; I have about 20 missions [...]