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Old 10-11-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default New game! Garden Defense!

http://p.iwin.com/garden-defense/

Just released my first title in the casual game market - Garden Defense. I'll be updating my website with stuff I did for the game soon. Wanted to show it to you guys and let you play the free 1 hour trial and maybe, if you like it, give you the chance to buy it!

It's a pretty fun game, if I do say so myself.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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1st download of the game (inside the iwin window) came up with a 64 bit error (I'm running Windows XP-64bit).
Tried downloading it again and it was fine

Nice tower defense variant and nicely polished to shoot, good one mike

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Old 10-11-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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thanks, t1ck

I've added a few screenshots and sample animations at my site. Planning to add more later on. Link below.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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Ok, done adding stuff to my site about the game for now. Let me know if any of you guys have any ideas or comments, as you never know when a sequel might be made!
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what kind of knowledge do you need to create a game like this? Just curious.

Haven't checked it out yet, but it looks cool
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Depends on what you mean. If you're talking the entire game, we had 5 full time people and several temporary/contractors.

If you're talking art-wise, we had 3 main game artists. Myself doing most of the moving stuff. My art director who did all the backgrounds and a lot of the menu art, and a UI artist who did all the HUD stuff, buttons, menus, etc. The rest of them worked on programming, design, sound, and cinema stuff.
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yeah thats basically what I was asking about. I just like to know. Thanks, and I will check out the game when I have a little more free time.
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one of the guys at the office did a cool gameplay video if you guys want to see how it looks in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIDQE...eature=related
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Really great review of the game here!

http://www.gamezebo.com/reviews/gard...se_review.html
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Working for a company named iWin yet not making the games for Mac? :rant:

That review looks great and the cons don't really seem like cons to me. I hope that you keep making great games at your new company.

BTW, how long does it take to make a casual game like this?
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I started July 9th and we wrapped up last week, so considering they started programming before I got there, about 5 months or so.
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AAH I love it!! Very original. Now to make a GTA version of that with knomes :p
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glad you like it, louis56!
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this is quite impressive ..
i mean i don't know how to work in maya , but i tried and it's hard
just to make a little finger it takes ages...
i hope i will have the time to create more things

so ... the game is cool
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