Saturday, January 21, 2012

Game Under Development

Great news! I am officially building an Android game! The concept is both original and addictive -- at this point it's probably not a good idea to give you much more than this, but I will say that it will be very like certain creature-building games mixed with mini-games and other fun aspects that I love in flash games. There's more good news though! I've officially added another member to the team and he will be helping me with the development process from beginning to end; we're also very likely going to pull an artist into the mix as the code begins to come together (because my graphic-design skills are flaky at best)! Anyway, our newest member is going to head up the concept development and play-ability portions of the team, but for now will just be focusing on this one game; don't want to crush the newbie in work. Well, everyone enjoy the rest of their weekend, I'm gonna get back to hacking this thing out.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Small Tweaks

Should release an update to GoogHacks Lite soon that will tweak a few things. Namely my tips screen can be a little annoying to get rid of on smaller screens. Other than that, I'm just trooping along with my art app, but still not ready to release a beta version. I should be working on the Premium version of GoogHacks, but I'm a bit of an art nerd so it hasn't happened yet. Also, hopefully going to add a new developer to the team today and begin working on an android game! Something simple, but addictive, of course, but we'll see how that goes. 

Look for an update soon!

Friday, January 6, 2012

GoogHacks Lite v1.1 Released!

I just released GoogHacks version 1.1 to the Android App Market!

Here's what's new:
  • How-to & Tips Info Added - Had a comment about some confusion on how to download, so I figured a nice How-to/Tips window at the initial installation would be helpful.
  • Menu Added (not an ActionBar) - I added a simple menu for accessing a couple of things people may be interested in using.
  • Info Button Added - Put this in the menu so you can review it if you're having trouble locating files.
  • Blog Button Added - Links you directly to my main page! Nothing better than staying up to date on the latest apps!
  • Rate Me Button Added - Only one lonely fellow has rated me as of this post... Seems kind of slim for 200 installs, so I put a market link in the menu as well.
I'm getting pretty hyped up about how well GoogHacks is doing. I've been averaging about 20 installs a day since Christmas, which means word is getting out there. If the word keeps spreading and this app really starts getting some attention you can look forward to some frequent updates and some of those powerful tools I've been talking about. Hope everyone that's reading this is enjoying my app. Don't forget to rate my app if you like it or have a suggestion for me! Thanks!

Android Link: GoogHacks Lite v1.1