Saturday, June 15, 2013


For the design of this game it was decided to create characters to represent numbers to give the game some life. All arithmetic buttons have a bubble like feel to give the game more of a flow to it. It is important that the game be identifiable to the audience when they see the game and to differentiate it from a standard number type game. A single puzzle in itself may or may not be difficult depending on what numbers are generated - it's random, but collectively the challenge is to beat the puzzle as many times as possible within the amount of time given.
All design has been created with vector based graphics, giving me the ability to adjust the image files for the game with ease.

Here is a look at the sprites for addition and multiplication:


In the previous post I revealed the Logo Character designed for the game and this time, we will reveal other characters designed for particular numbers. 
Numbers between 0-9 have had characters created with different colors and different facial expressions to make them unique. The idea behind this is to also give a visual aid to the user as they play the game. Color matching can be quicker than reading the actual numbers. For example, combining two characters of the same color with a division will generally result in a 1 - or in the case of this game, an orange character.
By introducing these characters we add some personality to the game.

Now without further ado, here's a sample of some of the characters from 10-Up !

To see more of the characters, they will be made available on the games Facebook page - Remember to 'Like' the page to support the development of this game !

In the next post , look forward to some of the sound effects and music compositions made for the game.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

App In Progress...

After months off from doing work on this app, I've decided to upload my progress so far to the app store and make a post about it. My app has been "in progress" for much longer than first anticipated so it's time I move this project along to a state where it exists online.

The name of the game is "10-Upand is reserved on the Windows 8 App Store.

Much of the design has been conceptualized and game play has had an initial round of beta testing to get a feel for how the game plays. General feedback ranges, I've found, dependent on the type of person testing. Many not familiar with the game concept of 10-Up feel there's no learning opportunity to get the hang of the game whilst others pick it up quickly.

I've personally had fun playing and developing the game and there are so many ways that I would like to improve it and features to implement. The goal now is to focus on 2 final pieces to at least round out the game ready for upload. First is to disable some options that will be implemented in future releases. The second is to get some sounds and music.

Watch this space for more updates regarding this app.
Here's a sneak peak of the logo: