Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tic Tac Toe Games


Well now that the clock series are finished for now (unless I can come up with more ideas), it's time to move onto something I've been aching to do for some time now.
Games.
As I said earlier, as tradition, the first one will be a tic tac toe game.
I have two boards finished so far (the artwork).
There will be two versions, a free one (ad supported) and a paid version.
The ad supported one will come with some skins and have the normal two player modes (vs computer and vs a real player or two player).
Here is one skins I finished tonight.


This one is a beach skin that will have buttons etc added when the game is in play.
There isn't much you can do to a tic tac toe game but hopefully I can make it look good for everyone.
I'll post it here once this app is finished.
The paid version will have 6 skins 5 are new ones and I kept the pirate one,  I'll give the option to move it to the sd card so it doesn't take up the phones memory so much.
I tried to add 10 skins but it killed the memory, so I chose the 6 best out of the ten and put them in the paid version which will hopefully be released soon. I'll add to this post once it's done with screenshots and a link to the game.
After this I have two more ideas for clocks I came up with and then a twisted version of pong will be in the works.

Well this one is now finished with 4 themes to choose from.
Here is a look at the demo version version, (I'll have the paid version up as soon as I get the artwork finished for it).








Sam's Tic Tac Toe
This demo of the pro version comes with
Sound effects
18 Player avatars to choose from
Human vs Human or Human vs Computer
3 Difficulty settings to play from in Human Vs Computer Mode (or One Player Mode)
Option for sound on/off
In game options:
New Game (starts a new game)
Reset Score (erases scores so you can start over)
Quit (return to main menu screen)
4 themes to choose from:
Beach (A sandy beach with sea shells)
Wood (All wood board with wood X and O)
Chalkboard (A school chalkboard)
Pirate (A pirate theme with crossbones as X and a skull as O)

A great game to occupy time, to play solo or with a friend or foe.
Or keep your children busy.

The permissions are for an ad, nothing more as this app is ad supported.
Also to write saved themes and options to pass through the game.

Any suggestions or problems please contact the developers emails or development site

You can get it by clicking on the link below

Available on Google Play 


You can now get the Pro version.
Here is a look at it.

It comes with 6 boards which are below for you to look at:







Also some new avatars have been added


You can get it by clicking the link below:

Available on Google Play 


I decided to actually try a fart and burp one, I never seen one with this in it so I thought I would give it a go.
Heres a look at it.





Here is the description

Farts And Burps Tic Tac Toe Game
Who has the most gas to win, burps or farts, you choose
Enter into the gas chamber and let the contest begin.
Sound effects with choice for buttons
8 Player avatars to choose from
Human vs Human or Human vs Computer
3 Difficulty settings to play from in Human Vs Computer Mode (or One Player Mode)
Option for sound on/off
In game options:
New Game (starts a new game)
Reset Score (erases scores so you can start over)
Quit (return to main menu screen)

A great game to occupy time, to play solo or with a friend or foe.

The permissions are for an ad, nothing more as this app is ad supported.
Also to write saved themes and options to pass through the game.

Any suggestions or problems please contact the developers emails or development site

and it can be downloaded by clicking the link below

Available on Google Play 

I have only one more in mind for tic tac toe, and that is of course a steampunk only version.
I'll add it here after it's finished but this one I want to a bit of time on to get it looking good I hope :)

Well it's finished, the last tic tac toe game (unless of course there is a demand for an ad free version then I'll upload that at a low price for the steampunk one, considering it is only one theme and took less artwork and time to create)
So here is the final one in my favorite style "Steampunk "

Steampunk Tic Tac Toe







Description

Steampunk Tic Tac Toe
For those who love steam punk, here is a tic tac toe game designed in steampunk game fashion
Sound effects
Train whistles, bombs and typewriter clicks
8 Player avatars to choose from
The computer has it's own robot avatar
Human vs Human or Human vs Computer
3 Difficulty settings to play from in Human Vs Computer Mode (or One Player Mode)
Option for sound on/off
Choose button sound
In game options:
New Game (starts a new game)
Reset Score (erases scores so you can start over)
Quit (return to main menu screen)

A great game to occupy time, to play solo or with a friend or foe.
Or keep your children busy.

The permissions are for an ad, nothing more as this app is ad supported.
Also to write saved themes and options to pass through the game.

You can get it by clicking on the link below


Available on Google Play 


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Clocks Clocks and more Clocks



Just to let everyone know whats been going on.
I decided to take a break from live wallpapers for a little bit and try something different.
I am making a few series of clocks, thought I would see how creative I can get with three pieces of artwork (one for the dial, (or the clock face) one for the hour hand and one for the minute hand.
Although it doesn't seem like a lot of artwork (only three pieces per clock and the resizing for 3 sizes each) depending on the detail involved it can become a bit time consuming, (to give you an idea, one clock took me over 8 hours straight, just for the artwork).
The main reason I decided to do clocks for a bit was to take a break from programming and just do some plain artwork for once with hardly any coding involved. (I made a template for all my clocks so the code would already be finished, it's just a matter of renaming some files and dropping in the artwork) a practise I love doing since it cuts down on a lot of time.
It does pose quite the challenge also of just how creative I can get with just 3 pieces of artwork and try and not make them all look the same but all different.
just to show what goes into making one in case anyone is wondering here's a screen of one in gimpers I worked on for the steampunk collection.


I think this one had like 80 to 90 layers to make it.
Glad gimp finally added layer folders or it would be a total mess trying to keep up with all the layers, some can take as much as 200 layers if not more, very easily.
In case anyone else was thinking of making some clocks, I found keeping the biggest size (250) big enough, I started of making them at 512 x 512 for the icon sake but when shrinking them to 180 or 110 it can loose some details that come out crisper by starting the artwork off at 250.
Also when you resize it down, use the original for each one, resizing an already resized image can blur it a bit and it won't come out as crisp.
The steampunk collection has 10 now. That makes 30 in total with 3 sizes for each of the ten. (2x2) (3x3) and (4x4).
I am going to try and make at least 10 for each of the series I am making.
I'm just a bit worried of going over ten for each one because of the file size download.
I am trying to keep it small (right now for 10 clocks it's about 3 1/2 MB) and takes up quite a bit of rows in the widget scroller (30 in total) but I also wanted to give enough choices and different designs to make as many happy as possible :) without hopefully going over board, I seen one person had I think it was 90 or 70 clocks in one download, that to me might be too much, I don't have time to scroll through that many to find one I might like, but some might love it, so who'se to say, each to there own.
So if I get some insight from anyone about the number of clocks in one download folks would like to see and have that would be great.
Maybe 10 is enough, finding that right number without going overboard is usually up to the people who use it, not the developer and artist.
I am currently working on the metal clocks now that I have 10 steampunk ones finished, i have one up for sale (they will all be .99 canadian for how every many I add in them, I am aiming for 10 in each) I am from canada eh.
I have another one finished (all chrome) and am currently working on a dark metal one, here's a glimspe.






This is just the face and it's not finished yet, I still have to add the hands to it. Each dot is a second. This one is a bit challenging, to come up with different variations of metal clocks. I have the one that's one the market right now, the greyish dull finished one (these will be added to that one to make it a collection also for the same price).
I start two other series of clocks also, but have to think more on those but more will be added to them also, to hit the 10 mark for each collection.
I was tempted to keep going with the steampunk ones, but had to pull myself away from it to get these done. As everyone probably knows by now I love making steampunk designs. Just something about old cogs and vintage machinery.
I am thinking about adding some old rust and grunge style to the metal clocks as well, not totally steampunk but keeping in the metal theme :).
The one above has some textures I created (scratch metal and see through grid) I made of bunch of textures for this series so hopefully they will look good. The one above has a scratched metal texture I made that I alpha-ed out to about 20% so most of the black backing comes through to keep it as dark as possible.
What's in the future?
Well I have about 80 to 100 ideas written down for more live wallpapers, ya my brain thinks too much lol, but I am also currently reworking a code and rewritting it from the ground up, I am switching all new live wallpapers to opengl, so I want to come up with one that will work (hopefully) on all phones and tablets from android 2.1 and up.
Once I have the new code written the way I want it to be, I'll start working on live wallpapers again, plus I needed a break from them, and yes a new steampunk blimp is in the works for that new code, I got a few new ideas for a new one instead of re-writing the old one I am going to try and make a new one from the ground up, better graphics and hopefully to make the whole thing better all the way around so it will be different then the original but hopefully better.
I want to get into making some games also, and of course I have to start off with a tic tac toe game first. Reason being, tic tac toe was the first thing I ever programmed on a computer longggggggg ago. It was on an old commodore 64, ya I am that old lol.
I wrote it in C back then and was quite proud of my first programming experience, so instead of the normal "Hello World" it's going to be a tic tac toe game instead for me.
Hopefully it'll turn out good enough for the market, I have a few different ideals to make it more interesting (not much you can do with a tic tac toe game but hopefully my ideals will make it more appealing.
I also have another game I am working on, but that one will take me a bit of time to create as it has a lot involved in it and a lot of art and animation I have to create for it and a ton of coding, usually game makers have a team, I am but one person so it'll take me a bit, but hopeully everyone will enjoy it.
I'll let out what it is as it gets closer to release.
I might also add some more lights to the lights app I put out if I can find some time to get at it in between all the other things I got going on, I am still thinking of more to put in it to bring it up to 20 different lights, right now it has 10 and my sprite sheet is almost full that I have all the artwork on, I can't make it too big or it will start crashing and force closing on phones which is what I want to avoid, and to keep the download memory down to a minimum. So I am thinking of lights I can create out of code instead for more.
I also started a fingerprint scanner just for fun, all the artwork is finished for that one, I just have to code it and get it up after all the clocks are done. I wanted to make one to see if I can fool anyone I know with it.
So that's about it, work work and more work, but it's an enjoyable work.
Sam

Just to keep everyone updated, I just completed the collection of 10 Metal Clocks.
The Galaxy Clocks are now a complete set of 10 clocks.
The Christian clocks are now finished also (set of 10)
I am currently working on a collection of neon clocks, since people usually like these in a certain color to go with their themes I am going to make three different versions of these one.
Each collection will have the normal 10 clocks in 3 sizes but I am going to make three colors (blue, green and pink) all in neon.
These will be separate from each other, so someone who wants only blue doesn't have to have an extra 60 clocks that they have no use for sitting in their widget list, this leaves only one color they want in their instead.
Plus if I added all three colors in one file, it would be a rather large download which is what I am trying not to do.
So the neons will really only be one collection but in three colors and sold separately for each color collection.
This to me makes more sense.
I know I would rather only have what I wanted and not a bunch of extra stuff lining up my widget list.
So if you want blue you will get a collection of 10 clocks in blue neon only.
I am on my seventh clock as I type this so hopefully it will be up soon, I still have to go through all the artwork and change the colors to either green or pink (since I am making the blue ones first).
Blue, Green and Pink neons are now finished.
Vintage ones are finished, I wanted to make a set of antique vintage looking ones, so they are done.
Next set and it might be the last clock sets for awhile, (mainly because I really can't think of any more right now and besides that I need a break from clocks) I am making a set of experimental clock designs, I just don't really know what to put them under as far as a name goes yet, maybe it'll come to me as the collection goes one, one idea was stone and metal or industrial or whatever, just not sure yet lol.
Here is a look into the first framing I am making. I am not planning these ahead of time, I am just doing them without really thinking of what I am doing, I am just starting and going from there and see where it leads to.






The only thought I am having doing these are colors and thats about it. This one will be blues and grays obviously, maybe some yellow/orange/red lined somewhere I'll see how it looks.
Hmm maybe sci-fi clocks if they all wind up looking this way.
I'll post it when there done.
Well this one is complete now and the only name we could come up with was Fantasy Clocks, so that is what they are called.




Sunday, 12 August 2012

Apps

 
Since I am starting to make more then just live wallpapers finally, I am making another section for all my other apps.
This will be the app section.
I also decided to start a series of clocks which I'll add here.



Industrial Clocks



Description:
A set of 10 Industrial Analog Clocks
Great to complete industrial themes or just as clocks to go with many set ups
Also great clocks for steampunk, gothic, grunge, vintage, rustic, metal fans.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
All clocks come with androids standard alarm settings.
You can get it by clicking the link below:


Get it on Google Play



Medieval Clocks



Description:
Medieval Clocks
A collection of 10 medieval analog clocks for your phone.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
These are great for steampunk fans, goth, fantasy, king arthur, medieval, dark ages and more and will go with quite a few themes
All clocks come with androids standard alarm settings.

You can get it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play



Carbon Metal Clocks






Description
10 Carbon Metal Clocks
10 analog clocks to go with carbon or metal themes, dark themes, goth or if you just like it.
I create a variety of carbon metal theme clocks in this collection to get as wide a variety as possible.
All clocks come in 3 sizes and come with standard alarm settings

To download this set click on the link below


Get it on Google Play





Steampunk Faces Clocks




Description
Steampunk Faces Clocks

A collection of 10 steampunk faces analog clocks for your phone.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
All of these have have the same steampunk clock style but has different steampunk faces within the clocks, I made these avatars for a steampunk tic tac toe game I made (available also under steampunk tic tac toe or samsstuff) and thought these would make a good clock face also for those who love steampunk, I left one blank with gears and arms instead of a face in case someone wanted something different one day along with a choice of faces.
They all come with the standard alarm clock settings

These will go great with pretty much any steampunk theme you have or a lot of other themes as well.

Instructions to install it:
go to your home screen;
press and hold the finger on the screen of the screen;
select "Widgets";
in the next menu select the clock you want and the size (sizes are in brackets).
If you have a launcher that allows it, you can re-size the image also.
If it's newer models go to apps and widgets and select the clock from widgets, lift it abit and the screen will appear to drop it in, make sure you pick the correct size, it there is too many icons on one screen, you might have to pick a smaller size to fit it in the screen you want.

You can get it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play

Fantasy Clocks






Description
Fantasy Clocks

A collection of 10 fantasy analog clocks for your phone.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
These are great for steampunk fans, goth, fantasy, gamers, sci fi and more and will go with quite a few themes
All clocks come with androids standard alarm settings.

Clocks in this collection are:
Lighthouse
Pirate crossbones
Nordic
Irish
Creatures
Blades
Sci-Fi
I even threw in a ball and chain one with wedding rings (more of a joke but tried my best to make it look good)
Plus more.
You can get it by clicking on the link below


Get it on Google Play




Vintage Clocks






Description
Vintage Clocks
A collection of 10 vintage analog clocks for your phone.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
These are great for steampunk fans, goth, vintage, antique and more and will go with quite a few themes
All clocks come with androids standard alarm settings.

To get it these clocks for your android phone or tablet click on the link below


Get it on Google Play





Blue Neon Clocks

This is going to be series, I will hopefully make these neons clocks in 3 colors
Blue (complete), Green and Pink.






Description
Blue Neon Clocks

A collection of 10 blue neon clocks
This is a variety of clocks based on a blue neon theme.
This should go good with any blue theme you might have on your phone or just want a blue neon clock.
All clocks come in three sizes 2x2 3x3 4x4 (this makes it 30 clocks in total)
All clocks come with the standard alarm settings.
I made a variety of different layouts.
Gears, Open Sign, Don't Worry Be Happy, plus a lot more.

Instructions to install it:
go to your home screen;
press and hold the finger on the screen of the screen;
select "Widgets";
in the next menu select the clock you want and the size (sizes are in brackets).
If you have a launcher that allows it, you can re-size the image also.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a message on the developer site.

Portions of this work are modifications based on work created and shared by Google (http://www.android.com/developers/branding.html) and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

You can get it by clicking on the link below


Get it on Google Play


Pink Neon Version



You can get it by clicking on the link below


Get it on Google Play


Green Neon Version






You can get it by clicking on the link below


Get it on Google Play


Steampunk Clocks








Description:

Steampunk Clocks

A collection of 10 steampunk analog clocks for your phone.
All clocks come in 3 sizes (2x2) (3x3) (4x4).
That is 30 clocks in total with 3 different sizes for all ten clocks.
So you can choose the size you want for your phone or even have more then one clock at the same time.
All of them have gears to keep in the steampunk gear theme, but all are created individually to suit different styles.
For those who just love gears there is one for that (a retake on a free one I made that I redid and now comes in three sizes)
For those who love airships or blimps, I made one that has the hour and minute hand as zeppelins (they both have pointers that point to the time).
For those who love pipes and brass lids I made one for that theme.
I made a dark one for those who love dark themes and is more a standard style clock with a steampunk flare to it.
I also made one that has more of an antique look to it for those who want that look.
I added 3 more clocks to the collection.
A steampunk gauge clock.
A vintage antique clock with a steam punk feel to it.
The last one was an experiment to make a crazy looking steam punk barbaric clock (One I just had fun with).
I added 2 more clocks to make it an even 10 clocks
I had to add the last two because what is a steampunk clock without test tubes and the original time machine.
The test tubes have the time in the tubes arms.
The time machine is the back disc on the original time machine movie.

These will go great with pretty much any steampunk theme you have or a lot of other themes as well.

Instructions to install it:
go to your home screen;
press and hold the finger on the screen of the screen;
select "Widgets";
in the next menu select the clock you want and the size (sizes are in brackets).
If you have a launcher that allows it, you can re-size the image also.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a message on the developer site.
You can download these clocks by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play 

I added two more series of steampunk clocks to go with this set or as individual sets, to give everyone more to choose from.

Steampunk Clocks 2 



You can get it here

Get it on Google Play 

Steampunk Clock 3



You can get it here

Get it on Google Play 


Christian Analog Clocks




Christian Analog Clocks
A collection of 10 Christian Clocks
These come in 3 sizes so you can choose the size you like for your phone.
Sizes are 2x2 3x3 4x4
All clocks come with the standard alarm settings

Jesus Saves
Vintage looking clock, for those who like old style clocks.
Dove
The symbol for the Holy Ghost it has the verse John 16:7-11 where Jesus mentions the Holy Ghost
Love
Three crosses set in a sunset with a crown of thorns around the clock
The Word
Has a Bible with a sword as the hour hand.
Jesus Saves Neon
This one was personal as it was a sign outside the church I went to throughout my childhood
Jesus will return
Set in rustic metal
The fish symbol
Known through the ages as a symbol for Christians and the miracle of feeding the multitudes
Jesus King of Kings
Set in chrome
Make Time for Jesus
A clock to remind us to always make time for Jesus in our daily lives
John 3:16
The most precious gift given to humanity ever

Great Christian clocks for all Christians.
You can download it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play



 
Metal Analog Clocks





Description
10 Metal Analog Clocks
10 analog clocks to go with metal themes, dark themes or if you just like it.
I create a variety of metal theme clocks in this collection to gibe as wide a variety as possible.
In this collection you have
Brass steampunk style
Copper Aluminium style
Metal chrome jet engine (the blades rotate with the minute hand)
Black with blue water reflection that is 50% alpha (gears tell the time with white pointers, minute the inside, hour on the outside)
Android Metal with android robot (time shown in circles)
Industrial metal clock
Neon blue with black carbon metal clock
Chrome clock
Vintage Metal steampunk style clock
Dull metal finished clock with neon blue.

Instructions to install it:
go to your home screen;
press and hold the finger on the screen of the screen;
select "Widgets";
in the next menu select which "Metal Clock" you want, (the sizes are in brackets).
To set the alarm double click the widget and the alarm settings will appear.
If you have a launcher that allows it, you can re-size the image also.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a message on the developer site.

Portions of this work are modifications based on work created and shared by Google (http://www.android.com/developers/branding.html) and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

You can download it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play



Galaxy Analog Clocks




Galaxy Clocks

A collection of 10 space clocks
This is a variety of clocks based on a galaxy theme or space theme.
With galaxies, stars, planets and movie themes.
I added a steampunk clock to the collection with a space theme.
Star Wars with the Millennium Falcon window with light saber as hands, green for the hour and blue for the minutes.
Space Odyssey space station
The Pleiads star system
Eclipse where the moon eclipse the sun once an hour
Our solar system
Also a variety of galaxy ones
All clocks come in three sizes 2x2 3x3 4x4 (this makes it 30 clocks in total)
All clocks come with the standard alarm settings.

Instructions to install it:
go to your home screen;
press and hold the finger on the screen of the screen;
select "Widgets";
in the next menu select the clock you want and the size (sizes are in brackets).
If you have a launcher that allows it, you can re-size the image also.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a message on the developer site.You can get it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play






Lights
 This is one I made from a book I been reading on Android games by: Mario Zechner called Beginning Android Games, I book I highly recommend for any android developer, (just to give it a quick plug because it is worth it), you will learn about creating a great framework instead of using limited ready made engine (which is great but creating a framework in the long run gives you a lot more control.
I wanted to make my own simple project to fool around with the framework and this one is really simple but it got my feet wet, the result is Lights.
Here is some images.
I added 10 more lights to this and added more functions to some of the other ones to make then more useful.




Here is the description
Lights
20 different lights in one package.
Some for fun and some for help.
It includes the following lights
Caution Light (like you find on the street when construction is going on)
Crosswalk Lights (you control if they can walk across the street or not, for fun.
Now with automatic or manual controls.)
Flashlight (your standard white light if you need to find the keyhole at night.
Now with 4 different shades if you want to use less light example: for a night light)
Help Light (black background with the word HELP in bold text)
Open in a neon light (for fun or business)
Police Lights (for fun ONLY, blue and red lights flash like on a police car)
Railroad Crossing Lights (the type you see when waiting for a train to go by)
SOS Light (this one blinks to draw more attention to it)
Street Lights (you control the red, amber or green, for fun.
Now with automatic or manual controls and the yellow light now blinks before turning green.)
Strobe Light (for fun. Now with 4 different colors to choose from.)
Candles that have a animated flame and choice of a romantic gold candle, or a pink or blue birthday candle
LED draw your own leds, with 6 colors to choose from, erase some (if you make a mistake) or clear all and start over plus 3 different animations of your LED artwork after your finished creating it or no animation. (Great time waster for children or for yourself to flash a message across the room to a friend).
Zippo lighter with animated flame, close the lid and the flame goes out, open the lid and you have to click the spark wheel to light it again.
Morse code, with a dot button and a dash button to make it easier (dash lights up longer then the dot) plus the full alphabet and numbers 0-9 in morse code on the screen so you know can learn how to send morse code.
Plus various disco, party and just blinking lights to shine for fun.
This one is jammed packed with all sorts of lights to have fun with or for use.This one is free and you can grab it by clicking the link below


Get it on Google Play




I will be making new apps as time goes one and I have a few games in mind also, although they take longer (more artwork to do :)