Sunday, 14 June 2015

Steampunk Faces Live Wallpaper

I just finished a series of 3 steampunk faces.
 All three have touch events that have three different choices (stars, gears and smoke) You also have the ability to show almost every part of the live wallpaper, so if you only want all of it except the face itself you can do that, and the rule applies to the other parts as well All three come with 3 viewports, for each portrait and landscape modes because what fits on one orientation does not always fit the same on the opposite one, which I found with my own tablet, thus you have the choices for each one to get the best fit.

here is the video





screenshot





you can download it here

Available on Google Play 



If you have any issues or questions feel free to email me or leave a message here.
All three were created using libgdx framework, my personal favourite and probably all my future android apps will be created using it and I highly encourage anyone wanting to create android games or live wallpapers to try it out, it also does cross platform for html5 (which I'll be using probably for future games as well as android, it also makes jave applications and apple iphone/pad as well plus it has a ton of extras toys you can use as well to make your job easier (had to plug it since I like it so much).
Anyhow hopefully I can make a new steampunk city to replace the old outdated one I have up now, it's just about time to take it down and I am just coming up with ideas to make a new and better one that will work better for newer tablets and phones.
I am also working on a new game which should take me some time since it has a lot of artwork and coding to go into it and I am a one man team for now and have plans for a series of games in which I am going to resurrect an old cartoon character I made in the 80's and never really used it,
These I will keep under wraps until they are close to being released.
I should be able to do some more live wallpapers to replace all the old ones in between though........... hopefully.
Sam



Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Steampunk Motherboard Live Wallpaper

Well I decided to make some new live wallpapers since the old ones were outdated and only ran on java, I am taking the old ones down and have removed most of them already, I am making new ones that use opengl so it isn't so hard on the battery use as it uses the gpu.
I also switched over to use libgdx also now as it is my favourite framework to use for my upcoming projects and used the framework from the book by Mario ("Beginning Android Games") for most of my past work.
So here is the first live wallpaper, as usual I begin things with a steampunk version, this one will replace all the gears live wallpapers I made in the past.
Here is some screen shots:







Here is a video of it in action


Sorry about the video quality I am not the best cameraman.

As you can see I also took advantage of the particle editor for touch effects which can be turned off if you don't want any.
I also gave the option to choose from 3 viewports for each portrait and landscape modes, I found with my tablet what fit in landscape mode did not fit as well in portrait mode so I gave the user to choose what fits best for them in each mode.
The clocks really work also (in case you were wondering)
I have plans for more and I will post them as I make them and upload them to google play.
You can get the paid version by clicking the link below


Available on Google Play 


I also made a free version which only has the viewport options and the gas mask in the center for you to check out and see if it works good on your device and if you like it.
You can get the free version by clicking the link below

Available on Google Play

 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Cool Cat Toys

I decided to make a game for cats, cats love apps too :)
In this one I decided to add animations to the main menu, so the cat can swat at the dragonfly buzzing by and hit the play button, then on the levels page all the buttons animate so hopefully the cat will swat one (choosing the level he/she wants to play, then play the game itself).
It's super easy to navigate and play, I actually slowed things down so the cat can swat them and added bigger bounds for the hit areas making it easier for the cats.
They get points every time they hit an object, if they beat their last highscore you'll see cool cat appear below the score (found when you press the pause button)

Here is some screen shots












Yup I even added a wack-a-mole game for cats, thought they might like it.

You can grab it here:


Available on Google Play