And my four weeks of much needed vacation starts tomorrow. 🙂
So what’s up? Well, the first update of my iPhone game took waaay longer to finish than anticipated. Today all the major bugs have finally been squashed and I’m planning to upload it to App Store asap.
There’s a silver lining to this of course – I learned A LOT working on this update. Stuff I can and will use for future iPhone game projects.
Since I put all my spare time attention on developing this game I haven’t made any new music this year. I haven’t quit making music – just taking a break from it. I have several plans for new music in the near future – collaborations, and original material.
One release is coming up soon though – Inside Out, a track I did last year will be release together with a bunch of cool remixes on one of Ricky Ryan’s labels. More info will follow.
I took some time off working on my iPhone game and did a new master of my unreleased track “Before And After”. I have uploaded it to Soundcloud. Check it out on www.soundcloud.com/knatter
I urge you to click “Like” 🙂
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Finally I’m finished working on my first upload for my iPhone game formally known as PLOP Master. Some testing will be done in the next couple of days and if no major bugs are found it will be added to App Store next week. Some new features in this update:
– New name and some layout changed = nicer look
– New icon
– New type of dot added = more varied gameplay
– Moving stuff that the dots bounce on = more varied gameplay
– Gamecenter Leaderboard (yay!)
– Quit-button on pause screen added
– Minor bugs fixed
I’m currently working on the first update for PLOP Master and when it’s released, the game will be renamed and rebranded. I’ve come up with a much better name for the game that better reflect the game play. Check out the new icon that I finished the other day.
Yay finally.. Check out my Twitter account: http://twitter.com/#!/bjornfogelberg
Big day today as my first game for iOS called PLOP Master was released on App Store. If you enjoy addictive little games for iPhone, then check it out and let me know what you think.
“In this colorful game you touch three red dots at a time to keep the energy meter in check. The farther away these “plops” are from each other when you touch them, the more energy you will gain as they join together.
Anybody can play PLOP Master. The game starts out very easy but soon gets harder. Objects will appear that you must avoid, and the energy will drain away at a faster rate.”
* Fun and addictive gameplay.
* Beautiful graphics with lots of happy colors.
* Unlimited number of levels.
* Bonus levels: Tap the stars as fast as possible.
* Three difficulties: Easy, Normal and Hard.
* Original 80s retro soundtrack. Chip tunes straight out of the Commodore 64.
* Retro sound effects, made on old analog synthesizers.
* Supports Retina Display.
Link to PLOP Master on iTunes
I’m pausing the music making for a while until I have decided what to do. At the moment I’m putting most of my energy into making games and apps for iPhone. To be frank it hasn’t been that fun to make music in a while..
Well that’s not entirely true – making music is still fun, but releasing it is another story.
I don’t have fan base to speak of (not that I know of anyway), and after handing the tracks over to a record company for release, that’s mostly the end of it. The track is released – it sells, at most, a couple of hundred copies. I rarely make any money of it and basically never get any feedback besides from the record company and my closest friends.
So I’m playing around with the thought of just quitting making dance music for one shot releases and instead start to work on my third full length album.
Let’s see how things pan out in the near future. Atm it’s all about my iPhone game PLOP Master which will be released any day now on App Store. After that have two other apps in development and possible a third, music related app, that I’m planning to do.
Wow. This was unexpected. Apparently there’s an audio plugin called Spirit Canyon Audio – Empire 2 that was developed because they were inspired by a sound I used for my old track Karooshi Porn. Of course I know exactly which sound they are refering to – I programmed it myself on my Kurzweil K2000, like 15 years ago. Feels great be able to inspire, even with a track that was released in the 90’s.
If you’re into making music on a computer, don’t forget to check out their plugin. I know I will: http://audioz.info/audiosoft/25500-spirit-canyon-audio-empire-2-ver-10.html
PLOP Master has now been added to App Store, awaiting approval. In the meantime, check out this video I just made.