During design, we created some early quick enemy scripts for our upcoming game- Helicopter Junkie. The trick is to not make it to hard, but keep the action moving. Later, we added in the photon fire-power and air-to-land missile systems “power-ups” for the Helicopter and went back in to tweaked all this several times- Enjoy! Helicopter Junkie has several different enemies: Formation Group: Imperial Fighter squadron, contains 8+ fighters with high precision flying skills. Snake Fighter Group: Imperial Guard squadron,...read more
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Controller evolution making designers think ahead. 11 points to consider about game controls across platforms.
Amazingly, gaming has taught the world to be complete multi-tasking experts with their entire body and brain. This wasn’t always the case. If you were around during the first arcade gaming days, the coin-op arcade games introduced titles that were either fully button controlled or had single joystick (or dual) with buttons. One example would be Atari’s Asteroids, it was all buttons. When it first found its way into convenience store and arcades, it was extremely difficult to play well using both hands. Other than musicians and a few other skills sets, most hadn’t had the need to be...read more
We recently received a call from David Baum, CEO at Bladepad. He showed us a very cool device they are about to roll out to the market- the new Bladepad! After a short bit of coding we began playing Jetpack Junkie using the new Bladepad and it rocks. Stephen Wilkinson, Co-Founder RocketPop Games says “Using my years of d-pad practice I beat my own high score in our own game :)”. The pad works very much like a traditional controller, so for all of us that have years of practice playing on consoles, you are going to love it. In reference to the SDK it is fairly painless to...read more
Congratulations to “honeybabe 16” for winning Jetpack Poker in 5 hands. Unbelievable! Didn’t even think it was possible 🙂 If you have a high score or awesome screenshot share it with us on Facebook. We would like to hear from you! Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Thank you, Team RocketPop, Share...read more
In April we posted the game influences for our new mobile arcade game. We are working hard to get the game to beta and wanted to take a moment to share with you some screenshots from our new upcoming mobile arcade game! The new game will be a sequel to our hit game Jetpack Junkie. The new game will work on iPhone, iPod touch and iPads. Check back often for more screenshots and gameplay! Join us on...read more