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samreid




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Pixelwar Reply with quote

Hi there,

I published an Android game called Pixelwar that uses Vikings of Midgard tile graphics, here's a link with screenshots on AppBrain:
http://www.appbrain.com/app/pixelwar-demo/org.spacetime.pixelwar

The game is free and describes itself as a demo since it is not very polished (I just worked on it over a few weekends). Google tells me that it's been downloaded 2124 times.

I just wanted to thank the Vikings of Midgard artists for providing their artwork and making it publicly available for reuse. It was really fun working with these graphics! I also credited Vikings of Midgard in the about dialog in the app, but just wanted to let you know about it.

Thanks!
Sam
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Bob the Hamster
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! That is pretty cool. Seems to be the most interesting re-use of Vikings of Midgard resources I have seen yet.

Unfortunately I don't have an Android device to test it out on.
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J_Taylor
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The web is near overrun with Android emulators. Unfortunately, my PC can't handle one. Sad...
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TMC
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping this because Pixelwar has suddenly become quite popular in the last year and a half: 100,000+ installs, and based on the changelog tab on AppBrain, 200,000 installs seems a good guess.

I tried playing it but it's unplayable on a phone with a low resolution. I might try it on the emulator later.

Not to put down the game, but being positive: it really did seem quite unpolished; I think if this can get 200,000 downloads, then many OHR RPGs can do the same! But I wonder what caused the spike in downloads?
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samreid




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, good to hear from you! Some current stats from the Google Play Developer Console:

Pixelwar:
Current Installs: 18,833
Total Installs: 194,000
Avg Rating: 3.58 *
Total # Ratings: 1516
Crashes: 7

Thanks again for the great graphics!
Sam
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Bob the Hamster
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got an android device since I last commented in this thread, so I tried it today. It has a very unique control scheme.

Playing on a Nexus 5 phone, there is a big blank space around the edge of the play area.

it seems that you are using hard-coded pixel sizes for things, rather than scaling/shrinking to fit the actual screen size.

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:
https://imgur.com/Z1cQOPV
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Nice to have your response. Did you do any promotion of the game or know where the popularity came from?

By the way, I noticed your website at Colorado. I looked briefly through some of your work on multiclass classification. Found it quite interesting, though not so relevant to what I'm doing (a PhD on unsupervised learning with MRFs for computer vision).

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Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:

Well at least that's better than playing at 320x240!
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm absolutely pleased as punch that someone found a use for the Vikings Graphics! I'll admit that this wasn't exactly what I had in mind for them, but I'm glad to see them getting some use!

(Now I just have to update the game Razz )
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