Air Supply SOS (Save Our Sheep)

Posted in Adventure, Air Supply, App, App Store, Apple, art, iPad, iphone, ipod, Mac, Mobile, Music, retro, sci-fi, screenshots, shmup, Shooter, space, stars, video, youtube on September 5th, 2014 by quantumsheep

Now Available on the App Store – iOS Universal 😀

Please Vote to get it on Steam 🙂

*The Mothersheep needs your help!*

Reviews around the internet thingy:

Touch Arcade – 4.5/5

ArcadeLife – 91/100

Pocketgamer – 4/5

148apps – 4.5/5

iphonelife – 4.5/5

The Time Travel Clothing Company is stealing wool from kidnapped Quantum Sheep! The Mothersheep is sending out an SOS to any hero willing to undertake the challenge – ’Save Our Sheep’!

Fly around with your jetpack rescuing sheep and putting them in your rocket! Aliens, UFOs, Bosses and a multitude of other hazards are out to stop you and don’t forget to keep an eye on your dwindling Air Supply!

* 10 monochrome colours (red, white, blue etc) plus new ‘Living Colour’ mode.
* Over 20 awesome characters to unlock!
* 10 Planets to play through – 100 levels in total!
* 11 amazing retro music tracks by Yerzmyey – all made on actual ZX Spectrums
* 16 perks – choose two to take into battle, including rocket, shield and air supply enhancements!
* Rescue sheep to unlock special perks!
* Collect stars, air and kills to unlock characters, music and colours!
* Battle big UFOs and huge bosses!
*Over 40 different alien enemies!
* Bonus Space stages – fly your spaceship against UFOs and asteroids
* Multiple options to customise the look and feel of the game! Over 11 million combinations!
* Inspired by the classic retro game ‘Jetpac’ on the ZX Spectrum!
* Wonderfully bereft of IAP or adverts!

*PSA*
Tested on iPhone 4 and above, as well as the original iPad and above. Will work on iPod Touches 5 and above.

 

 

 

 

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Hello all!

Posted in Air Supply, App Store, Apple, art, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, Mac, Mobile, Music, News, sci-fi, screenshots, shmup, Shooter, space, stars, twitter, video on March 18th, 2014 by quantumsheep

Hello! Hope you’re all good!

 

Life and game development has meant I haven’t been able to post here in a while, though you can keep up with me on Twitter if you like! I’m on there daily!

 

Anyway, I’ve been working on the latest Air Supply game – ‘Air Supply – SOS’.

 

Inspired by the very first game my brother bought for our ZX Spectrum (Jetpac – I got Tranz Am – both are AWESOME), SOS is nearing completion!

 

You play as Spaceman Sam in a mission from the Mothersheep to rescue her children! You fly around the level using a jet pack, picking up sheep and putting them in your rocketship!

When the rocket’s full, you take off to the next level!

It’s fun, honest! Part of the reason it’s taking so long is that I keep playing it for far too long when testing! 🙂

 

A few stats:

  • 10 planets await!
  • 100 levels!
  • 10 playable characters!
  • 10 boss characters!
  • 10 music tracks to unlock!
  • 10 colours/ranks to unlock!
  • 12 Perks to unlock
  • Explosions! Space ships! Aliens! Jet packs! Oh my! 😀

 

I really have to get back to it, but here’s some screenshots!

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And a very short video!

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I’m excited to be finishing this with a release set for some time in April! I want to send out an SOS as soon as I can 😉

Sorry again for not posting before. You’d have thought I’d have mastered this ‘time’ thing by now!

 

QS =D

 

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Happy New Year! :D

Posted in Adventure, Air Supply, Games, News, retro, screenshots on January 8th, 2014 by quantumsheep

Hello all, hope you’re well, and welcome to 2014!

I’ve been a bit remiss with updates here, as I’m more quickly able to update people (and chat general rubbish) on Twitter and Facebook – please do consider following me there if you want to be up to date with stuff on a day by day basis!

But hey, you’re HERE now, so, let’s catch up!

Well, at the end of last year I released Air Supply – Infinite – and it’s doing ok! A lot of people seem to genuinely like it, which is lovely! Here are a few reviews from around the web:

Arcadelife Review
148apps review
Toucharcade review
CakelessRoses

I’d just like to thank everyone that’s tried the game, reviewed it, talked about it and generally been interested in it. A big thank you to the denizens of the toucharcade forums who have been patient, inspiring, and badgering! Warms the heart of my cockles it does! Thank you all! 😀

So what’s new for 2014?

Well, it’s going to be a very busy year for sure.

First up is re-submitting older games to Apple so that they are iOS7 compliant. At the moment, due to the lovely new features in iOS7, older games can be incompatible. I’m on my way to fixing all this, and it has to be done by mid-feb I think – so there IS a time-limit!

There’s also some bug fixes for Infinite that I need to do!

I’m also working on some new games…

 

1) Air Supply – SOS – IOS, Mac

I’ve been working on this on and off since the original Air Supply came out, so it’s an ‘old’ game but something new for you lot! The delay has been down to a number of factors – lack of art, life, money, stuff. But I’m getting on top of it now.

Here’s a screenshot of my laptop screen, showing me working on some art for it!

This was how I spent last Saturday! Fun! :D

Lots still to do, but I’m happy with progress right now and hope to have it done by March.

So expect it in June 😉

 

2) Air Supply – Legacy – PC/Mac

A bit of a departure this one, and I’m tentatively working on seeing if I can actually make it, so no idea on when it’ll be done. The basic premise is ‘Air Supply Doom’ 😀

Here’s a v. early mock-up in Unity:

Doom? Air Supply style? :D

 

 

3) Air Supply – The Card Game – Real World

And by ‘Card Game’ I mean PHYSICAL card game.

My finished ‘Invisibility’ card game! Or the start of something perhaps… :)

Oh yes!
Some friends and I meet up every month or so to play card/board games (Risk: Legacy is utterly amazing btw). Because we love playing them (and each other’s company!).
And it got me thinking: Could I make an actual card game based on Air Supply?
I don’t know. But I think it’ll be fun trying! I have a bunch of ideas, blank cards and stickers, so I’ll be working on a prototype on and off over the next few months and play testing with my board game friends.

If I get anywhere with it, I may see if I can get funding to get it into your perfectly manicured hands, probably through Kickstarter. Who knows, eh?

That’s a lot of Air Supply. What else is in my head, eh? Jump in and see!

 

4) Adventure games – iOS/Mac/PC

I love adventure games. Really, really love them. I’m already working on a couple of very small text adventures, and have a variety of other adventure games on the drawing board.
There’s a couple of traditional ones which are scene based – a bit like my friend’s game ‘Mosaika’.

There’s a few things holding me back. Firstly, the art requirements for this kind of game are immense. I’ve been working on that…

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This has been in the works for a long long time…

Secondly, the narratives take a long time. I’ve been working on two for over a year now. They have to make sense, be interesting, be vaguely original and compelling, and be well written.
Thirdly, there’s technical limitations, especially if you want them to work on older devices, as well as making sure they run bug-free.
There’s also a very pretentious first person adventure game I have in mind. Oh my!

 

5) Project IKWIS – IOS

I don’t really want to spill too many beans on this one. It’s an interesting game. It’s got an interesting premise. I just need to make it work. Oh, and art. Lots and lots of art…

 

6) 3D

As mentioned, Air Supply – Legacy will be 3D. I’m looking more and more into 3D games. Not because I’m tired of 2D (NEVER!) but just because I think you can make some interesting stuff in 3D. Lots of ideas here, across a variety of genres, so who knows?

You can get some lovely looking stuff done in 3D too:

Space is big. Really big…

 

7) Retro stuff

Retro is what I’m all about, really. I love my simple/lovely graphics, awesome sound, and fun gameplay! Lots of ideas in this area, including a ZX Spectrum game – for the ZX Spectrum!

Hipster? Moi? ;)

Hipster? Moi? ;)

 

While the Air Supply games cover some of this, there’s always room for more! Should be fun!

 

So, lots to be getting on with, and probably only a handful will be made this year. Though the ideas span a variety of genres/styles, be assured, they will all be ‘Quantum Sheep’ games throughout.

Because I’m making them. On my own. In a room in London.

Thanks for your support and interest – it really keeps me going! And if you’ve read this far, my GOD you’re awesome! 😀 Thanks!

See you in 2014!

QS =D

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Progress Report! :)

Posted in Games, iphone, News, planets, retro, sci-fi, screenshots, space, stars on September 16th, 2013 by quantumsheep

So, back in July, I mentioned on Facebook that I had three main goals to accomplish by the end of the summer…

 

These were:

 

1. ZX Spectrum game!

2. Text adventure!

3. Air Supply on Android, Kindle, Mac, Win8

4. Something I’m very excited about but can’t tell you!

 

 

Well, number 4 turned out to be Air Supply – Infinite (ASI) – which I am beavering away on right now, hoping to finish before the end of the month. Maybe. Here’s a screenshot for you, showing off the improved scan lines:

 

 

Numbers 1 and 2 are still on, and I’m hoping to have another look at them once ASI is done. They really are just for fun though!

 

Looking out the window, it looks like Summer’s over 🙁

 

I’ve not quite managed to get any of my planned stuff done!

 

Oh no!

 

The real time-sink is testing. I’d estimate about 70% of my time goes on testing, the remaining 30% goes on actually making the games.

 

I’m sorry it’s taking so long. I’m absolutely terrified that there might be bugs in my games, and do my level best to eradicate them before they land in your perfectly manicured paws!

 

I won’t catch ’em all (there’s only so much one sheep can spot!) but I’ll be sending test copies of ASI out soon!

 

And then, soon after, you’ll be able to play it for yourselves! We’re talking a few short weeks here with any luck, as opposed to months and months of waiting!

 

Thanks for your patience!

 

QS 😀

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“Air Supply – Infinite” Sam is back!

Posted in Air Supply, Android, App Store, Apple, art, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, Music, News, retro, screenshots, space, stars on September 2nd, 2013 by quantumsheep

Hello all, hope you’re all good!

I’ve been beavering away at another Air Supply game!

Hurrah!

Sam is back, this time running round whole planets, trying to get to ‘The Void’ where he can pick up an Infinity Cup!

Here’s a work in progress screenshot:

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Gameplay is simple. The basics are:

Jump over aliens.
Tap anywhere to jump.
Double tap to activate a Smart Bomb (I think, therefore I am).
Don’t forget your AIR IS RUNNING OUT!

There are unlocks a-go-go, and an awesome soundtrack by that genius Yerzmyey, who writes his music on retro computers (the tracks were written on a ZX Spectrum/ZX81 with an AY chip).

No trailer as yet, but I thought I’d post a ‘Music Teaser’ video that should whet your aural appetites:

 

 

I’m hoping this one will be a universal build, with GameCenter leaderboards and achievements

Thanks for tuning in! I’ll try and keep you updated on what’s happening.

QS

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Another WIP shot of ProjectSAMMY :D

Posted in Adventure, App, art, Games, News on January 27th, 2012 by quantumsheep

Hello! Hope you’re well! 🙂

This is the second screenshot from ProjectSAMMY. Hope you enjoy it!

I’m having a real blast making this right now! I don’t think it’ll be done before March sometime, but I’ll release more shots when I’m comfy showing them!

The pic featured, and the one before, are based (hopefully obviously!) in a crypt. That’s all I’m going to say about it!

I’m working out story details right now! If Star Wars: The Old Republic has taught me anything this past month, it’s that story is important!

I have about $200m less in my budget for ProjectSAMMY. Let’s see what I can do 😉

Thanks for reading!

QS 😀

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Blimey, this is taking a while!

Posted in App, art, Games, iPad, iphone, ipod, News, retro, screenshots, shmup, Shooter, space, stars, Sunshine on September 27th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been working on Sunshine (!) trying to get it just the way I want it. It’s coming along ok. I’m *hoping* to have something for the testers this weekend.

But then I’ve been saying that for a few weeks now :O

Sorry!

To tide you over, here’s another work in progress screenshot.

Again, it doesn’t give much away, but I hope it intrigues/charms/scares you (delete as applicable!).

Keep looking for the sun! 😀

QS 😀

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Sunshine – Here comes the Sun! :D (formerly ‘ProjectSOL’)

Posted in App, App Store, Games, iphone, News, ProjectSOL, science, screenshots, Shooter, Sunshine on September 9th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hey everyone!

So, I got some art back from Damien who’s done a lovely job and managed to pretty much match what my friend Dan did art wise for ProjectSOL.

I’m now confident the game’ll get finished! And soon! Yay!

I didn’t want to announce the title – “Sunshine – Here comes the Sun” till I knew I’d be able to finish it!

No ‘proper’ screenshots yet, but here’s one of the title screen as it stands right now 🙂

Cheers, and I’ll update with more details when I can!

QS 😀

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Air Supply featured on Business Insider :O

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, Apple, Games, iphone, ipod, News, retro, Reviews, sci-fi on May 11th, 2011 by quantumsheep


Hello all! 😀

Business Insider made a very interesting and fun post called “The Best iPhone Games You’ve Never Played” – and Air Supply is featured!

So if you’ve never played Air Supply, give it a go here!

Also, I’ve just submitted an update to Apple with GameCentre leaderboards added. There’s one for each colour available in the game, as well as an overall highest score leaderboard for Air Supply and Fuel Supply modes!

Hopefully it’ll go through ok! Looking forward to seeing everyone competing at last!

Wish me luck! 😀

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Another Air Supply review rolls in!

Posted in Air Supply, App, App Store, art, Games, iphone, ipod, New and Noteworthy, News, retro, sci-fi, science, screenshots, shmup, Shooter, space, stars on March 9th, 2011 by quantumsheep

Hello lovely people!

We’ve had another awesome Air Supply review over at technobrains.com

You can read it here.

Some choice quotes for you:

“The graphics in Air Supply are deliciously retro. And I’m not talking about that garbage where people draw really poor graphics and call it “old school”. It’s clear that a lot of effort was put into making the graphics look like they belong on a pre-NES console. What it proves to me is that such graphics could actually look pretty cool!”

“The bottom line is that this game rocks! As it is I’ve become strangely drawn to this genre of game, but Air Supply has kicked my obsession to a new level. I love the look, I love the music, and I love trying to unlock all the unlockables.”

“If you do not own this gem yet, go out and buy it now.”

We’re so excited and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response the game has got since launch on Friday!

Thank you everyone that bought it, played it, enjoyed it, reviewed it and then wrote to us to tell us!

Cheers!

Air Supply is available on the App Store now, and can be found here.

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