IP INCUBATOR CLUB:
(Every month I will spotlight one of the Incubator projects. To have a chance for a spotlight, just post a WIP on out IP incubator threads.)
This is a post release spotlight
PROJECT NAME: Blaster X HD by 2GMG
Blaster X HD: Blaster X HD
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Blaster X HD is an Arcade Action-Puzzler that is designed for all generations of iPad and iPad Mini. Experience Over 400 Levels of non-stop gameplay spanning across 9 Diverse Worlds. You have free-reign to start from almost anywhere on the screen - Fling, Guide, and Manipulate your Blaster as you try to collect all of the Power Orbs. These Power Orbs are the fuel to your Blaster and keeps it moving. A perfect mix of reflexes and wit are needed to propel yourself to the next level!
STATUS NUMBER: 8
TEAM MEMBERS: 2
Rudy Gjurkovic / Co-Founder
Joshua Chapman / Co-Founder
START DATE: End of 2010
COMPLETION DATE: 5-1-2013 (Released)
WHAT WENT RIGHT THIS WEEK: We finalized our list of updates for our new version of Blaster X HD. We sent the updated version to Apple and were approved without any issue. Our release date for Version 1.1 will be tomorrow 07/25/2013! We added some polish were it was needed and also added a lot of suggestions/improvements that were offered by our players.
VERSION 1.1 UPDATES:
- New Game and AppStore Icon
- New art and modifications to End-of-Level Screen
- SoundFX enhancements and additions throughout
- Overhaul to Tutorial Section with added visual guides and replay of Tutorials
- Modification to Blaster physics allowing for greater agility and ease-of-play
- Fixed collision detection in Arena Level 33
- Fixed bug with Orbs sometimes moving when touched - crushed minor bugs
- Additional tweaks to game throughout
- Added system to allow us to make enhancements based on User feedback/gameplay to maximize future updates
One of the notables that I worked on from the above list was making a new In-Game and AppStore Icon. I think the new ones are an improvement from the old while also tightening up the cohesiveness between the In-game and AppStore Icons. (AppStore Icon update will be shown below.)
Another thing I did, was to greatly update our Social Media presence. I made a new Facebook Header, while also taking full advantage of Twitter’s design features, and also touching up our YouTube Channel and started a Google+ page as well.
Those Updates can be found here:
I also created some Wallpapers of our game and that will be posted below in the “Show and Tell Section.” They are created in HD, Retina, and PC resolutions. Please feel free to share them
Wallpaper can be found here: Blaster X HD Wallpaper
WHAT WENT WRONG THIS WEEK: Not too much really. Just keeping the “drive” alive and hoping and working towards the best outcome that we can.
SHOW AND TELL: Here is the Old and New Version of our AppStore Icon - some things take place on Apple’s end, such as, rounded corners, etc. that may not be present here.
Blaster X HD Wallpaper: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1rbrs70x1uprl8l/TlQ41VFSgi
[u][i][b]Rob Note:[/b][/i][/u] Please do post projects you are working on, I WILL eventually spotlight them. [i][b]Welcome to the IP INCUBATOR CLUB[/b][/i] [i]Past Threads:[/i]
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-007: July 1-July 28- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-006: June17-June 30- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-005: June 3-June 16- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-004: May 20-June 2- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-003: May 6-19- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Bi-Week-002: April 22-May 5- 2013
IP Incubator Club Thread 2013: Week-001: April 15-21- 2013
[b]Projects So Far:[/b] [b]---Click To Expand---[/b] [SPOILER] [b][i]The Projects so far this week:[/i][/b] [b]Project Name:____________[/b][b]CATEGORY:___Start Date:___ First Post______Link[/b]
[color=#ffffff][color=DarkOrange]Pole Force 1____________Games _Jan 2013[/color][/color][color=#ffffff][color=DarkOrange]Q4 2013 ___Link
[/color][/color][color=#ffffff][color=DarkOrange]STASIS_________________Games ______Dec 2010_____04-16-2013 ___Link
Le Gouffre_______________Animation July 2011______04-16-2013 Link
Top secret project ________Animation TBD_________04-16-2013 Link [color=DarkOrange]
Spec Commercial__________Animation___ April 2013___04-17-2013 Link
I am the Antagonist________Cross Media TBD__________04-17-2013__ _Link
SCHIRKOA_______________Animation___ Mid 2010______04-17-2013___ Link
HYPERREALITY ENGINE_____3D Engine ___ April 2013_____04-18-2013___ Link
[color=DarkOrange]Blaster X HD_____________Games ______End of 2010____04-25-2013 ___Link
[size=2]Soliloquy of a Madman _____ Games _____January 2013___04-23-2013 ___Link
[size=2][color=DarkOrange]Le Gouffre _______________Animation_____ July 2013_____ 04-23-2013___Link[size=2][color=#ffffff][color=DarkOrange]
I LOVE KAIJU_____________Animation___ April 2013______05-04-2013___ Link
NeverEndingPrincessStory __ Animation June 2010_______04-29-2013_ Link
THE IP INCUBATOR CLUB.
[b]in·cu·bate[/b] /ˈɪnkyəˌbeɪt, ˈɪŋ-/ Show Spelled [in-kyuh-beyt, ing-] Show IPA verb, in·cu·bat·ed, in·cu·bat·ing.verb (used with object) 1. to sit upon (eggs) for the purpose of hatching. 2. to hatch (eggs), as by sitting upon them or by artificial heat. 3. to maintain at a favorable temperature and in other conditions promoting development, as cultures of bacteria or prematurely born infants. [b]4. to develop or produce as if by hatching;[/b] give form to: His brain was incubating schemes for raising money. [b]Welcome to the IP Incubator Club[/b] The idea behind this Club is simple [b]POST WEEKLY UPDATES of Original IP that you are developing. Hopefully IP that can eventually help the creator generate some income. [/b] [b]Also you should provide CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK to the work posted by other posters of the club.[/b] The idea of this "Incubator Club" is to get away from the gloom and doom and provide a lifeline of support for our fellow artists. The artists will have at their discretion how much they wish to share on the projects they are working on, what program they will be using and the medium . [b]But the IP HAS BE AN ORIGINAL CREATION.[/b] [b]YOU HAVE ONE WEEK TO POST AND UPDATE..[/b] [b]There are 3 ways to participate:[/b]
Post bi-weekly updates of ip you are developing. Some Examples:
[li]A 3d artist developing a line of Vinyl toys on ZBrush[/li][li]A game developing working on a mobile game that uses Geo spatial data.[/li][li]An Artist working to update his porfolio[/li][li]A group of animators animator working on a weekly web series[/li][/ul]
[li][size=2][size=2][color=darkorange]But If you post your idea, please provide feedback on other’s ideas.[/size][/color][/li][/list]IP REVIEWER
Provide reviews and comments of the IP being developed.
[li]I am looking for people like Roger Eberts of the world and not the Simon Cowels.DIVAS will NOT BE TOLERATED.[/li][li] [/li]
[b][u]IP MENTORSHIP[/u][/b] An experienced artist/ develop can offer mentorship for the IP creators. Some examples:
[li]An AAA game developer looking to help upcoming talent[/li][li]Experienced feature animators could review game animations.[/li][li]Writers can comment on story points[/li][/ul]
[/list]ANYONE CAN JOIN.
[b][u]DEVELOPER CO-SPONSORS[/u][/b] [b]My wife is a social worker and she suggested the idea that we use a SPONSOR model similar to AA. [/b][size=2]The idea is to match developers with individual sponsors. People whose responsability is to monito the progress of a specific project. The sponsors would be fellow developers. It would be their responsibility to provide support and provide guidance to the developer from an outsider's point of view. I'm not advocating "mentorship" where there usually is an imbalance of expertise/knowledge between two parties. Rather, I envision sponsorship to be a vehicle for peer support, for consultation between and among artists who each have valuable tools, experience, and knowledge to share. Sponsorship is method for both parties to learn and grow professionally and perhaps personally as well.[/size] [font=Verdana] [b]The Concept[/b][/font][b]___________________________[/b] Ok so lets recap: [color=white]The idea behind this IP incubator club is to provide a cool hangout place for IP creators. [/color]recap.... Weekly threads will be posted, to provide encouragement for developer to keep working on their idea. On way to see this is to think of us as a spotter on your local gym. You use your WIP thread to post your regular updates, But ONCE A WEEK you post on the IP INC thread a summary, based on the forsmat posted blow. [b]GENERAL RULES: [/b]
[li]FOR GEN DISCUSSION of the IP CLUB CLICK HERE: Your Own IP?[/li][li]WEEKLY WIP are encouraged[/li][li]On your weekly post please Fill the following information (you can cut and paste it:)[/li][/ul]
[b]STILL IMAGE: (VOLUNTARY)[/b] [b]CATEGORY:[/b] [i][b]Art[/b][/i] [i][b]Animation[/b][/i] [i][b]Comics[/b][/i] [i][b]Design[/b][/i] [i][b]Fashion (3D Printing)[/b][/i] [i][b]Film [/b][/i] [i][b]Games[/b][/i] [i][b][i][b]Merchandizing[/b][/i] [i][b][i][b]Publishing[/b][/i] [i][b]Technology[/b][/i] [i][b]Toys[/b][/i] [b][i]Web Comics[/i][/b] [i][b]Video[/b][/i] [b]PROJECT DESCRIPTION:[/b] [b]STATUS NUMBER: 1 [/b] [b]TEAM MEMBERS:(Voluntary)[/b] [b]START DATE[/b][b]ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE : (Voluntary) -[/b] [b]WIP THREAD:[/b] [b]WHAT WENT RIGHT THIS WEEK:[/b] [b]WHAT WENT WRONG:[/b] [b]SHOW AND TELL: [/b] [/b][/i][/b][/i]
[li]WIP thread should be posted on the appropriate CGSociety/Game Art Sub forum and should follow the following naming convention: IP Incubator!:xxxxx:[/li][li]Only participants who follow the rules and submit a weekly Entry entry will be eligible for a monthly spotlight ( A frontpage plug).[/li][li]Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.[/li][li]When you are done creating your IP please do give at least a thank you to the IP. We need the press.[/li][/ul]RESOURCES:
ART LAW RESOURCES:
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What is a Trademark?
What is a Copyright?
[b]US[/b] [[b]http://www.copyright.gov/[/b]](http://www.copyright.gov/) [[b]http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp[/b]](http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp) [b]INT[/b] [[b]http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en[/b]](http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en) [b]Notable Laws:[/b] [[b]Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works[/b]](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention) [b][Copyright Act of 1976](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Act_of_1976)[/b] [b][Copyright Act, 1978](http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Copyright_Act,_1978)[/b] [/SPOILER] [b]MARKETPLACES:[/b] [b]--CLICK TO EXPAND--[/b] [Spoiler] [b]Film/ Video/ Animation Content[/b]
[/list]3D Models (for Animation)
[li]http://www.turbosquid.com/[/li][li]http://www.daz3d.com/[/li][li]3D Models (for 3d Printing)[/li][li]https://www.ponoko.com/[/li][li]http://www.shapeways.com/[/li][li]http://www.sculpteo.com/en/[/li][li]http://i.materialise.com/[/li][/ul]
[b]Custom Merchadize:[/b] [http://www.zazzle.com/](http://www.zazzle.com/) [http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/](http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/PS)[b]Make Magazine: Ultimate Guide for 3D Printing is a FANTASTIC resource. GET IT if you are interested in getting into this market:[/b] [http://www.amazon.com/Make-Ultimate...s=make+magazine](http://www.amazon.com/Make-Ultimate...s=make+magazine) [/SPOILER] [b]CONFERENCES:[/b] [b]--CLICK TO EXPAND--[/b] [Spoiler] Digital Media:
[li]SXSW[/li][li]Shepton Digi Fest[/li][li]NAB[/li][/ul]Gaming:
[li]PAX[/li][li]PAX East[/li][li]Independent Games Festival’[/li][li]E3[/li][/ul]Europe:
[li]Edinburgh Interactive Festival[/li][li]Eurogamer Expo[/li][/ul]Comics:
[li]SIGGRAPH [/li][li]Bradford Animation Festival[/li][/ul][/size][/color][/size][/size][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][color=#fffffe][color=#ffffff][color=#fffffe][/color][/color][/color][color=#ffffff][/Spoiler]