1. Follow_Me_Now's Avatar
    Have you got a ticket to the World Cup or to the Olympic Games? Well, its great, if you do, and its ok if you dont. Cause a new sport free-to-play game is coming out at the end of June. Be sure, you wont miss a single sporting event this year!
    Wanna be one of the first to see an exclusive sneak peak on the gameplay? Comment on the arts!
    Last edited by Follow_Me_Now; 06-20-2012 at 02:38 PM.
    05-22-2012 03:13 AM
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    Here some arts
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    05-23-2012 03:27 AM
  3. Synaptic Wave's Avatar
    What kind of sports is that shooting-cannons-training-parrots?

    I like your art, these guys are hilarious. Good luck with your game!
    05-23-2012 07:41 AM
  4. Follow_Me_Now's Avatar
    Hi, we've got a developer's blog today. That's how we came up with the idea of the game. Enjoy!

    Short prehistory
    December, 2010 we had an in-company contest for the Best Game Concept. A cute and lovely piglet Pong, determined to escape from a damp and dark basement became the first. The game Pick a Piggy was released in July, 2011. And without a moments hesitation we moved on to the concept that was the second in the contest a Tower Defense project.
    Thats when it all started

    Story
    So, we had a genre. And though almost everybody programmers, artists and even the president of our company adore Tower Defense, the genre was not enough. What we needed is at least the slightest idea of a style or a plot of a game. Here we should give credit to our artists. Being absolutely and unquenchably creative, they started to generate ideas one after another.

    Idea 1: Lets not forget our beloved tamagochi MewSim.


    A little imp Mew is slaying cheeky mice with a rolling pin isnt that adorable?! Kitty, kitty! Though, we must admit, he is obviously having an undecided inner conflict: he is scared out of his mind to fight, but, at the same time, is too afraid to be depraved of his sausages .
    But: been there, done that. Now we need something brand new and fresh.


    Idea 2: You dont like the roller pin? Ok, we can get you something more sophisticated.


    Mew has gone nuts: the sausages were nothing. Now the mice are trying to steal his breakfast, lunch and dinner! To settle his score with petty thieves the kitty starts using pins, mousetraps and even poison. Forget the rolling pin. Be inventive!
    - Well well, the gameplay is diverse)) but still not what we need.
    - Why?
    - Who knows

    Idea 3: Well, if even you dont know, then heres a gothic, gloomy MewSim .


    No doubt, thats exactly how Tim Berton, a master of gloomy and gothic, would portay it: zombie bears, skulls with legs and hats (why hats?), mutant plants, and a solemn, apathetic, wordly-wise hero of a comic Gotham-garden MewSim, dropping an axe to stop all that outrage.


    - Ugh, not bad, not bad. But dont you think, thats too much?
    - What do you mean too much? You liked sophisticated, didnt you?
    - Well, not that sophisticated!
    - Not that. you for gods sake! Remember, you brought this!

    Idea 4: Sweet cuties


    No comments.

    Thats where it all could end, if it wasnt for our technical director. We dont know how he did it: read mantras or followed Newtons lead. But at the moment when everything seemed to be lost he came and said: "lets develop a Sports Defense!"

    To be continued
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    05-28-2012 04:36 AM
  5. Follow_Me_Now's Avatar
    Now all your awaiting will be rewarded. Finally, here's the gameplay video i've been promising you. Check it out!
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    05-31-2012 03:46 AM
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    Defense, defense.. I see.. You mean to get a team of sports pros instead of the kitty, evil musclemen in mice place, and as for the sausages well, here, we can have a Golden Bowl!
    Not that simple. The red team are villains, threatening the whole world (like Magneto or Doctor Doom, you know). They are trying to conquer a sausage I mean, the Golden Bowl. And the blue team are a League of Champions, ready to sacrifice what they hold dearest of all to stop the universal Evil. They wont let the steroid overgrowns set a bad example for children!
    Id like to see that!

    Weve got to admit, it wasnt easy at first. We aspired to create something comic-like, humorous or at least, cool. So, our art department had to put their personal and not very personal stuff away, roll up their sleeves and dig into creative work.


    How du like this?
    Ha, cool, I like the grass so green and our champions so horned)))


    How bout this?
    The granny is funky, and that kid with a candy reminds me of my own ankle biter. Though it seems to me that the Champs should be more heroes-like. And have some equipment may be? Hawkeye has a bow, Thor a hammer. You know what I mean?

    Keeping that equipment idea in mind we decided to start working over the red. You know, inventing heroes is not an easy task. But villains thats mission impossible! They had to be huge, beefy, thickhead AND ludicrous at the same time!

    And then, unexpectedly even for us, some art started to pop up:


    Are they huge? Yep.
    Beefy? Aha.
    Thickhead and ludicrous? Hell, yes!

    Thats when we felt that weve managed to pinpoint OUR style. It was comic-like, humorous and promising. And what is important, it was catchy! Now we could breathe freelyand think about terms.


    Terms

    You do know how most juicy and worthy ideas strike downat the last moment: term papers are written on night of the deadline, dinners are cooked when there are only 10 minutes left before your guests arrival.

    In game development this last moment usually results in fouled-up terms and hurry-scurry reworks. Thats why we decided not to set time constraints, but work leisurely and with pleasure.

    One by one characters and episode drawings started to appear Then some levels were programmed


    Everything took its normal and measured course, till one day Thats right, till one day a director suggested an idea: We should release the game in summer. Everybody is having a vacation, watching the Olympic game Thats when our game will be in season!
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    06-06-2012 03:31 PM
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