N3rd Boy released

My brother Jens from codinsoft, a night and day indie-developer, released his newest game N3rd Boy, a vertical speedrun platformer. N3rd Boy is a free flash game. An iOS version is coming soon! Check out N3rd Boy...

Making progress with the Monkey

I decided to use monkey for creating my next gaming app. Like I told you in my blogposts, I want to spread my future games to more platforms than iOS and Android only. Monkey supports a wide variety of targets. The cool part is that its not a scripting language that gets interpreted. The monkey code is translated to the corresponding target language and thus your apps will end up being native code. You can already target iOS, Android, Flash, HTML5, Windows, Mac and even XBOX 360. Plus there is an active community working on more targets. I will create a prototype first to do some testing of the game mechanics before diving right into the game. I also want to create some small “engine” that can handle different resolutions and abstracts the input to make it easier for me to focus on the game logic later. This prototype should also help me to get the hang out of monkey and to decide whether its a good idea to use it or not. It took me about half a day to install and configure all the build targets (most of the time was spent waiting for downloads to complete…), but now I am ready to go. I already created a small program to test the different target platforms. I was stunned when I realized that it took me about 10 minutes to make my test program run on my very own 360. Check out the photo below for the prove 🙂 My test program running on my very own XBOX 360 (Click to enlarge) As you might have guessed...

Monthly Report May 2012

Overview May has been as successful as February and April in terms of AppStore and Play Store sales, meaning that I made about $7.500. I am still trying to reproduce that March income. I also sold 14 copies of my ebook in two weeks, resulting in another $420. A big thank you to everyone who bought it! Please drop me a line and tell me your honest opinion about the book, so I can improve it in the future. I don’t have the numbers yet for Amazon Appstore and NOOK color sales. If they were as high as the month before, I think I will end up with about $8.200 – $8.500 for the last month. There are no big surprises here. Appstore and Play Store are still quite equal: Google Play Store total: $3.667, AppStore total: $3.848. So half of my income now comes from the Google Play Store! Supporting older iOS devices Last month I assumed that my AppStore sale drops might come from not supporting older iOS devices anymore. So I grabbed a bugfix build of corona and blind flying updated my apps and submitted them. Unfortunately, they were rejected because they are were again scaled wrong on the iPad 3. So I had to grab a new iPad myself to test it. After re-downloading the fixed corona build, it all worked. I must have gotten the wrong download before. I submitted the updates yesterday, so I hope that I can finally say something about supporting older iOS devices in my next post. Price change of IAP I told you in my very first report that...