1. Post #1
    garry's Avatar
    September 2001
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    http://www.garry.tv/2011/06/02/the-story-of-snabbo/
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  2. Post #2
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    August 2010
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    ouch that hurts my wallet just thinking about losing more than 4500$ to a game

    Edited:

    interesting read though!
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  3. Post #3
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    October 2008
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    You should try getting it on the Android Market instead.
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  4. Post #4
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    April 2011
    489 Posts
    Another stack em and combine em game? Ugh.
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2007
    22,041 Posts
    1. Put in on Android Market
    2. When you level up, it shows tits
    3. Garry buys a limo
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  6. Post #6
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    August 2010
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    This somehow reminded me of the valve commentaries, where they talk about trial and error. Good read.
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  7. Post #7
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    May 2010
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    It needs more 3's.

  8. Post #8
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    May 2007
    2,050 Posts
    5 N 4 |3 |3 0?
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  9. Post #9
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    October 2007
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    5 N 4 |3 |3 0?
    I'm not buying it until you turn that N into some l33t 0wn4ge
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  10. Post #10
    rogasm
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    May 2010
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    5 N 4 |3 |3 0?
    5 /\/ 4 |3 |3 0
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  11. Post #11
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    August 2008
    242 Posts
    I always get a free version of the game if its available. if its any good, I buy full version.

    Add Snabbo HD as name, with iPhone 4 screen res support in description :V

  12. Post #12
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    July 2005
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    I wanted to buy it, but I'm an Android man. Sorry I couldn't help, Garry... :smith:
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    Disregard Flagdog I'm British
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    August 2010
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    I'd buy it if it was on Steam and had more modes of play.
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  14. Post #14
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    April 2009
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    I would've probably got, enjoyed the game if I had interest in these types of games.

    Another stack em and combine em game? Ugh.
    Another ponyfag? Ugh.
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  15. Post #15
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    August 2006
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    Correction Garry, Snabbo didn't cost you 5000$, getting set up to develop mobile games did.


    nothing stopping you from developing more games now that you have the tools.
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  16. Post #16
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    July 2007
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    Another stack em and combine em game? Ugh.
    This one has Call of Duty and Myst influences
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    May 2010
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    This one has Call of Duty and Myst influences
    Mortar strike on the stacks
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  18. Post #18
    I do it all
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    November 2010
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    Great read, considering buying the game because I'm sweet.
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  19. Post #19
    not retarded or something
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    July 2008
    6,195 Posts
    Originally I hadn't planned on installing this, but now I'm going to try the free version and if I like it I will buy it.
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  20. Post #20
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    October 2007
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    Interesting read, since I'm putting my game on the app store soon

  21. Post #21
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    October 2008
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    Very nice read, keep at it Garry.

  22. Post #22
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    April 2005
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    1. Put in on Android Market
    2. When you level up, it shows tits
    3. Garry buys a limo
    I actually would get it if it was on Android though.

    Just sayin.
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  23. Post #23
    I LIKE BIG DUCKS AND I CANNOT LIE, YOU OTHER QUACKS CAN'T DENY
    Dennab
    December 2008
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    Put it on Blackberry too
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  24. Post #24
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    November 2009
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    I have the free version because I wanted to try it out but the app crashes on start up.

  25. Post #25
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    July 2007
    9,253 Posts
    i would have gotten it but i'm on a dinky old 1st gen touch

  26. Post #26

    April 2010
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    There's no stopping you from making another mobile game. You'll eventually find a winning combination in Marketing.
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  27. Post #27
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    November 2007
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    Very informative. My coworkers and me were just talking about the subject. We'd thought it would be alot easier to make money of apps, but I guess that proved us wrong. I'll show em that next time I see them.

    Just to ask, it doesn't look like the game had to be made with unity. Did you just wanted to try unity out?

  28. Post #28
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    August 2006
    16,429 Posts
    Good read. You always hear people say that the app store is a get rich quick scheme with fart apps flooding it and stuff, but this doesn't really make it seem like that.

    Also, you guys should make the app that was discussed a while back in the Apple section - A game with a similar concept to Audiosurf with tilt controls which utilizes the song library on the users iPhone. It's p.much perfect.

  29. Post #29
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    September 2007
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    Thanks for the information Garry on how the appstore works.
    It seems you learned a lot and it'll probably help out others in the future.

    My suggestion is to stick to the desktop indie games like Minecraft, Terraria and the other up-and-comers. Seems like this is very profitable at the moment. I'm sure with the contacts you have made and your knowledge of programming, you'd be able to come up with an idea and build a great game!

  30. Post #30
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    August 2009
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    but Facepunch’s majority demographic is teenage hardcore pc gamers, they’re not going to buy a game like Snabbo.
    So true, because they always explain why PC is better than console and most of the part is just unnecesary like tool mod for example.
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  31. Post #31
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    February 2010
    643 Posts
    if snabbo was based in a 2d 3d format (like modern sidescrollers) i think it would sell better, just my onion.


    but good read very valuable for anyone looking to make a game in the mobile sector

  32. Post #32
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    January 2007
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    I saw it but wasn't that interested because matching games have been done to death.

    Physics games or procedurally generated platformers tend to do very well as apps thought. Would be nice to see something like that.

    I always get hooked on procedural platformers because you know that the more you play it the more likely it is that you will get a higher score due to perhaps a slightly easier level coming up or the fact that you miss out on an almost impossible bit that you normally die on. Doodlejump is a great example of this.
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  33. Post #33
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    September 2006
    1,503 Posts
    I love reading this sort of thing sorry it didn't work out for you

  34. Post #34
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    October 2007
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    if snabbo was based in a 2d 3d format (like modern sidescrollers) i think it would sell better, just my onion.


    but good read very valuable for anyone looking to make a game in the mobile sector
    if snabbo was based in a 2d 3d format (like modern sidescrollers) i think it would sell better, just my onion.
    just my onion
    lmao
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  35. Post #35
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    if snabbo was based in a 2d 3d format (like modern sidescrollers) i think it would sell better, just my onion.


    but good read very valuable for anyone looking to make a game in the mobile sector
    Has anyone made a colour matching-type game that's actually 3D

    I don't know how you'd handle being able to see the pieces in the middle but it's a thought

  36. Post #36
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    November 2007
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    Has anyone made a colour matching-type game that's actually 3D

    I don't know how you'd handle being able to see the pieces in the middle but it's a thought
    Yeah, it's called a rubics cube
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  37. Post #37
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    September 2006
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    Has anyone made a colour matching-type game that's actually 3D

    I don't know how you'd handle being able to see the pieces in the middle but it's a thought
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  38. Post #38
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    November 2007
    1,410 Posts
    Put it on Blackberry too
    Code:
    Welcome to Snabbo for BlackBerry!
    
    There are coloured circles on a 9x18 grid.
    What would you like to do?_
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  39. Post #39
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    December 2009
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    Just wondering, if you payed 1000$ for the adds, where did the other 4000$ went to ?

  40. Post #40
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    March 2007
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    Just wondering, if you payed 1000$ for the adds, where did the other 4000$ went to ?
    Unity license, maybe?

    Article posted:
    $5 a day. At that rate the unity license would pay for itself in 2 years.