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  1. They do a pretty similar thing on the Big Trouble in Little China commentary, just they're paying attention to the film more. It's an utter delight.
  2. Good luck Doctor! But yeah, dang that's just unfortunate silly mistakes it sounds like. Good to see some of us are still plugging away at WoW. Currently a fury warrior on Silvermoon until we start doing HC alt runs and I can bring along my OG hunter from Earthen Ring. Not sure I have the patience to bother with the mythic version of that raid though. I know what you mean about the padding too, my DPS could be better anyways but it's positively comparitvely poor on N'Zoth, but I'm absolutely playing the mechanics and would be mortified if I were pancaked by a crusher tentacle (but then when we got curve I had a mare of an attempt and managed to be sent insane).
  3. Aha, thank you! I was still wedded to my pixel perfect vision when doing the icons which was daft. Should've got a nice chunky piece, at a jaunty angle, and a 2x2 tile background. Badabing. As an aside the pixel perfect nature of the game is something I'm very pleased with, even if sometimes the letterboxing on long thin devices (or short squat devices) isn't quite what one would want. If you take a screenshot and zoom in, every pixel is whole number multiples of pixels, generally about seven I think for most devices. For game two I'll be making that transition from game board to void much less harsh.
  4. I'm delighted you guys like it. And delighted that it's a game one can get better at with a bit of practise (and if I say so myself the final chess set unlock is pretty neat to reward that time spent practising). Yeah, icons, dang. I was creatively at a low ebb for that, which is very counterproductive. You need to make loads at varying resolutions, and the UI for the developer consoles is a hot mess, so it was very much a case of something being better than nothing, get it out, and learn lessons. But in theory I've a release worth of stuff to do, so a funkier icon could be part of that. But don't hold your breath, Tetro Chess fans, unfortunately December is not being kind for giving me some development time.
  5. So some other bits and pieces from replies here (thanks chaps!) I was also surprised that I seem to have stumbled on a thing that hasn't been done before. But maybe there's dozens of versions out there languishing unseen due to even less promotional work than I'm doing? Rotation buttons would be better suited either side of the tetromino, but it was a question of screen real estate. Tapping the tetromino would absolutely work, as in hindsight I don't think anyone is using both rotation buttons (but rotating three quarters clockwise instead of one quarter anti-clockwise). The timer stops getting faster at about 1000 points. I had to have a trade-off between what I thought was challenging to my 40 year old reflexes, but where you could also get a nice chunk through the unlockables progress bar per game. I also didn't really want people playing it for ages. A quick blast game. I can't beat 2000 points, but if anyone has any StarCraft 2 experts in their circle of friends I'd like to see how they do. I did toy with putting in achievements and one of those would absolutely be a "game over in one move" as it's amusing to see people do it having done it myself, and it's entirely your own doing! But y'all have no ads, unlockables, leaderboards, and you don't need an internet connection, so yeah worth a quid :-)
  6. Oh dang! The three pawns bug! Yeah, I honestly thought that was impossible until a mate sent a screenshot much like yours. I should do a release. Thankfully I think it can *only* happen at game start, so won't derail any in progress attempts at getting a high score.
  7. It was a definite choice to charge people for it. Partially to differentiate it from all the free nonsense out there (because I think it's better than that) and because I didn't want to put in ads (because they would have diluted the "purity" of what I was doing, but also because that was another thing I would have had to work out how to implement). I wanted to make a game and self publish. Create for the sake of creation. As such there's been very little time and effort, and probably thought if I'm being honest, put into the "how" to get it in front of people. Something for game two. Having said that if Tetro Chess somehow went viral and had a million purchases I'd be absolutely kicking myself if it were free haha!
  8. Cheers! I am very pleased with it overall myself, especially that core idea.
  9. Oh that's completely fair. You get the actual *game* bit done and then it's, "oh I need a title screen" then "oh, and a how to, and an about, and buttons, and icons, and leaderboards etc. etc." and some of those assets may have not had the care and attention that say, the actual pieces did. A more polished / cohesive UI / UX is definitely something that game two will have, to try and get away from the 80's bedroom coder aesthetic.
  10. Absolutely! Okay so the goal is to get a high score. You get points per square moved and per obstacle destroyed. Each square visited gets a token obstacle placed in it so you can't move back there. Each square moved charges up one segment of the tetrominoes. When you have four segments charged you can drag and drop the tetromino onto the board to clear obstacles. To clear stuff all four segments have to be over an obstacle, i.e. you can't just clear two obstacles with a fully charged tetromino. Rotate the tetromino before dragging by using the buttons. If you get the countdown you may still be able to escape by clearing some space. Your next chess pieces are indicated above the board, the next tetrominoes are indicated below the board. The hourglass indicates when an obstacle will be dropped. This is reset by moving / dropping. This speeds up as you reach score thresholds. Pawns are super annoying. There ya go, I think that covers it! There is a "how to play" if you tap the ? on the title screen, but that's very abridged due to font / resolution limitiations. Probably something I'd change if doing it all over again.
  11. Cheers chaps! After release the iOS version was definitely showing up in search results in google, before the Android version was (despite searching using google on a google browser for a thing on a google platform!). Honestly thought about calling the company "Worth a Quid" games but that doesn't really work internationally. I kinda want a pixel version of Bixby Snyder now...
  12. Sooo, I have written, and published, a mobile game, all by myself! Pleasingly the mods are cool with me doing a post about it. It's called Tetro Chess, and it's a neat little puzzler that combines tetrominoes with Chess. It's at least a very good idea competently executed, and absolutely worth the £1 or equivalent it'd cost you if you fancied giving it a go! There's even leader-board support so you can see if your high score is hopeless or not, and also get a feel for how far away from being a millionaire I am (spoilers, about a million). On that, I knew I wouldn't get (m)any organic buys, and my complete lack of promotion of the game has proven that. As such, nothing would delight me more than if the 'Muk has any pointers for promotion as I fully intend that Tetro Chess is not my last game. Here's some links: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/tetro-chess/id1475768312 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.creativegeometry.tetrochess And here's a screenshot: I'd be delighted to know what people think! Also, I've had a username change on here, for brand cohesion. Not that I'm a massively active poster (formerly snakebitetom), but I have doled out a decent amount of positive rep in Off Topic over the years.
  13. 1.Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya vs. The Riott Squad - 100 points 2.Trish Stratus and Lita vs. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James - 100 points 3.Women's Battle Royal - 100 points Asuka 4.NXT Women's Championship - Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler - 150 points 5.Mae Young Classic Final - Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai - 150 points 6.Raw Women's Championship - Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella - 200 points 7.SmackDown Women's Championship (Last Woman Standing) - Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair - 200 points
  14. Summerslam 1. Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas and Zelina Vega - 50 points 2. Raw Tag Team Championship - The B-Team (c) vs. The Revival - 75 points 3. Cruiserweight Championship - Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak - 75 points 4. Finn Bálor vs. Baron Corbin - 50 points 5. MITB contract on the line - Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens - 75 points 6. SmackDown Tag Team Championship - The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The New Day - 125 points 7. United States Championship - Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy - 125 points 8. SmackDown Women's Championship - Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair - 150 points 9. Intercontinental Championship - Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins - 150 points 10. Raw Women's Championship - Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey - 150 points 11. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz - 175 points 12. WWE Championship - AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe - 200 points 13. Universal Championship - Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns - 200 points BONUS QUESTIONS 1. How many superman punches will Roman hit? - 5 2. How many suplexes will Brock hit? - 13 3. How many spears will Roman hit? - 5 4. How many F5s will Brock hit? - 7 NXT 1. Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 - 100 points 2. NXT North American Championship - Adam Cole (c) vs. Ricochet - 125 points 3. NXT Tag Team Championship - The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Moustache Mountain - 125 points 4. NXT Women's Championship - Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane - 150 points 5. NXT Championship (Last Man Standing) - Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano - 200 points
  15. 1. Finn Bálor vs. Baron Corbin – 50 points 2. Tables Match - The New Day vs. Sanity – 50 points 3. Steel Cage Match - Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens – 100 points 4. Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley – 100 points 5. Raw Tag Team Championship - Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt (c) vs. The B-Team – 125 points 6. SmackDown Women's Championship - Carmella (c) vs. Asuka – 125 points 7. Raw Women's Championship (Extreme Rules Match) - Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax – 150 points 8. SmackDown Tag Team Championship - The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No – 150 points 9. United States Championship - Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – 175 points 10. Intercontinental Championship (30min Iron Man Match) - Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins – 175 points 11. WWE Championship - AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev – 200 points BONUS POINTS How many falls will there be in the Iron Man Match – 50 points - 3 What will the final score be – Dolph ? - Rollins ? – 50 points - 1 (Dolph) - 2 (Rollins)
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