06 Jun Hello!
So this is the very first post to the (Subli)minal Gaming dev blog! My name is Ryan Leonski and I am the co-founder and CEO and lead developer and programmer and dreamer and etc etc. We wear many hats here because we are an indie game dev studio out from Albuquerque New Mexico. When I say we I mean my girlfriend Shandiin who is also co-founder and fantastic artist and level developer, David who is our musician extrodranair, and Sheldon the always enthusiastic and awesome intern.
So what do we do? Well we’re currently working on a title called Sky Pets. It’s a awe inspiring game where you guide a falling pet through a sky full of hazardous obstacles to collect the stars that have fell from the sky. It is your job to retrieve these stars to bring light back to the skies and bring the broken earth back together. With this blog we get to tell you how we work and show you whats new with the game.
“Sky Pets is what I like to call a vertical anti-platformer.”
For this post I wanted to go over the game play within Sky Pets and how you will interact with your pet. Sky Pets is what I like to call a vertical anti-platformer. What I mean is that instead of trying to get to the next platform you are continuously falling as you avoid intense obstacles. You do this by swiping your finger to push your pet left and right on the screen as well as swiping down to dive like a super hero and swiping up to flap your pets arms to slow down. This game was created for those love pets and love the thrill of falling with style!
So whats some of the stuff you have to look out for as you fall towards the star?
Bricks – Why are there bricks in the sky? Who knows? All that matters is that they are there and they will quickly end your game if you splat your pet on them.
Gears – Straight from a giant clock that may have the name Ben, these gears will spin making it difficult to maneuver through. Careful you may get squished.
Airplanes – These metal wonders litter the sky and pose a big threat to your pets journey. They have a schedule to keep but don’t know which way they’re going so they circle the same spot. Make sure the stay away from them!
This is the first of many blog posts to come.