1. kam187's Avatar


    Hey guys.

    I just made my first iPhone/iPad game. It has native 102x768 graphics so works without upscaling on the iPad.

    Its called walkabout - the idea is to collect all the stars on each level, but as you walk the path beneath you disappears. You need to think about your route or you'll be stranded!

    Feedback and comments on the App Store greatly appreciated!!

    EDIT: Check out the new website for the latest news, walkthroughs and videos

    Walkabout



    App Store Links:

    FREE Lite Version: Walkabout Lite for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    $0.99 Full Version: Walkabout for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    Video:



    Screenshots:

    You can see iPad size screenshots at the App Store.







    Last edited by kam187; 07-10-2011 at 10:09 PM.
    03-02-2011 01:25 AM
  2. paul100's Avatar
    It has the features like these all below?? since I saw another app same like this walkabout for iPad.

    * form-fit to securely protect your iPad, with safe magnetic clasps
    * impact resistant
    * access to all iPad ports and functions
    03-02-2011 07:55 AM
  3. kam187's Avatar
    Huh? Its a game for the iPad, not an iPad case!
    03-02-2011 10:14 PM
  4. kam187's Avatar
    Follow @base2solutions and RT for a chance to get a free promo code
    03-03-2011 07:35 PM
  5. kam187's Avatar
    FREE Lite version now on the App Store
    03-09-2011 12:26 AM
  6. iPadJay's Avatar
    It looks impressive for an indie developer (I'm assuming). I'll get it at home tonight and give it a shot.

    Did you write it yourself?
    03-09-2011 02:54 PM
  7. kam187's Avatar
    Thanks!

    Yeah, i wrote it using a game engine called corona. Let me know what you think

    BTW I edited the video above for a better one!
    03-09-2011 09:21 PM
  8. iPadJay's Avatar
    Bought the full version. It is actually a really fun game to play. Well worth the $0.99!

    I'll make sure I leave a good review in the App Store and as soon as I have some time I'll write a review about it on my blog. Nicely done!

    Did you do the graphics and develop it all by yourself? It looks like a really polished game.
    03-09-2011 09:57 PM
  9. kam187's Avatar
    Thanks!

    The main tile graphics are from LostGarden, and some Icons are from various free sources too. Some of these graphics have been used before, but I think i'm one of the first to use them properly with all shadows and multi layers. I spoke to the creator about them after I was finished

    I modified some of the Icons, retinted, rescaled and that sort of thing to make it all fit together. The Level pages, titles, etc I did myself, and of course all the code.

    All the tiles are in one openGL layer and i programatically keep track of them. This is to keep the game at top speed for slow devices. Its built for android too (on the Market if you have an android device too).

    I made a seperate level editor on my PC which i used to design the levels - all by hand to make sure they are interesting!

    The Music is from net4tv's open loops and converted from Midi to mp3, then faded and tweaked in audacity to make it loop (mp3's dont usually loop properly because the timing information gets lost)
    Other sounds are from open resources.

    All in all I probably put just as much work into finding resources that fit as coding the game itself!
    03-10-2011 05:54 AM
  10. kam187's Avatar
    Been featured as New and Noteworthy for iPhone and IPad on the app store
    03-12-2011 10:06 AM
  11. kam187's Avatar
    A user has made a walkthrough in case you're stuck on any particular level!

    YouTube - ObihoernchenDE's Channel

    The rest of the levels should be up in the next few days.
    03-13-2011 07:30 AM
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    03-14-2011 03:20 PM
  13. iPadJay's Avatar
    Nice Going!

    Glad to see that all your hard work is paying off
    03-14-2011 11:26 PM
  14. joelchrist's Avatar
    Is this your first game ? Dont know how its gonna be.. Let me check it out.
    03-15-2011 03:55 AM
  15. kam187's Avatar
    Yeah, my first game. I'm an experience coder and have made lots of applications, but never a game. Making a game seems to be totally different :/ Everything has to be cute and you have to check so many things in the game to make sure the player or items dont end up where they shouldnt be!
    03-15-2011 07:24 AM
  16. kam187's Avatar
    New version released! Bug fixes, 40% performance increase (opengl layers optimised), and a new icon

    03-21-2011 08:47 PM
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    Made a new banner... what do you think? Should i change anything?

    03-22-2011 06:11 PM
  18. kam187's Avatar
    V1.3 just released on the App Store. The FREE Lite Version now has 17 levels - an entire game on its own! Give it a try

    (Paid version has 72 levels - more are on their way)
    03-31-2011 08:08 PM
  19. kam187's Avatar
    PM me if anyone wants a free promo code... Limited supplies so hurry!
    04-11-2011 10:48 PM
  20. kam187's Avatar
    Sorry guys it seems imageshack change some policy and a lot of people couldn't see the images in the first post. I have changed image host and hopefully you can all see them now
    04-16-2011 02:12 PM
  21. kam187's Avatar
    Updated to version 1.5 in the app store. Now using the new release Corona Core

    Walkabout hit top #100 grossing in 8 stores, top #500 in 29 stores and top #1000 in 30 stores last month!
    05-05-2011 08:06 PM
  22. m13's Avatar
    Awesome game play from what I can tell from the youtube video! Definitely keeping an eye out on this game.
    05-06-2011 06:59 PM
  23. kam187's Avatar
    Walkabout gone FREE on the App Store for today. Get it before time runs out! Walkabout for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
    05-10-2011 11:19 AM
  24. kam187's Avatar
    Walkabout has shot to the top of the charts! *I've extended the free promotion *Get it before time runs out:

    05-12-2011 09:40 PM
  25. sarashah's Avatar
    just bought it, and trying it. first impression is good.
    05-12-2011 10:26 PM
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