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$31
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 9 2012 8:17 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 9, 2012

Balloon Popper

Balloon Popper for Iphone, Ipod, Android, WebOS and PC. Game play where you pop the balloons to drop coins and score points.

Balloon Popper

Balloon Popper for Iphone, Ipod, Android, WebOS and PC. Game play where you pop the balloons to drop coins and score points.

$31
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 9 2012 8:17 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 9, 2012

About

Game Description

If you have every been to a fair or circus you may have played the dart game where you use throw darts to try and pop balloons and win prizes. Balloon Popper recreates this game. Using your mouse or finger (depending on device you own) you throw the dart at the board trying to pop a balloon. You will win virtual stuffed animals and can move on to harder levels. This will be a level based game, the max levels will depend on how many different Ideas I can come up with or how many $50 dollar pledges there are, but I'd say at least 20 levels. Each level will be harder then the next. Balloon Popper is a kid friendly game meaning that there is no killing, hacking, blood or anything that some parents might find inappropriate for younger kids. The game will also have a "baby" mode that will allow kids 3 and under to play with the game and not have to worry about loosing or completing any levels. I thought it would be fun to add this in because I've seen very young kids playing with Ipod and Android phones and just causing the game to close or loosing quickly. I mean at 3 years old you just want to hear the game sounds or see balloons pop.

Project Funding
I'vebrought Balloon Popper to Kickstarter.com in the hopes of getting additional funding for the game project. I would really like to see this game get a professional look and feel to it by hiring a professional graphic artist to design the graphics for the game. I also would like to see the game get a custom soundtrack for it. I think by adding these two things the game will have a chance to become a hit on mobile platforms. 

Game Design & Programming
I will be completing the game programming and level designs myself using a programming language that will allow me to program once and compile for multiple devices including IPod, IPhone, Android, WebOS, Linux, WinCE, Palm and PC. Having to program for each platform separately is taken away because of a sweet programming language I have been using that takes the headache of reprogramming for each platform out of the way. 

There are still processes that will delay some of the device releases. Some developer programs like the Apple one will have a waiting period of a couple of months before I find out if the program is approved or not. This is why having good quality graphics and sound will greatly increase my chances of being accepted. Most of the other platforms will be about a month wait to get the game into the game catalog. 

Project Plan

Complete all levels for Balloon Popper - 1 Month

Professional graphics completion - 1-2 Months

Soundtrack & effects completion - 1-2 Months

Combine all parts of project into a finished game 1-2 Months

Submit game to Iphone, Android, WinCE and WebOS developer sites 2-3 Months

Other Projects
In my time I have spent learning to program games I have developed some simple yet interesting games. I have posted some screen shots of these games below. I have spent many hours learning the basics of 2D physics such as angle and velocity, acceleration, gravity, object weight, rotation and bounce. I feel now is the time to put it all together into one game that will allow me to finally be seen as a true game designer and project leader. 

Scale2x
I've been learning how to scale bitmap images without loosing detail. This is done using a scaling technique called Scale2x. This technique is used in game system emulators.

Pixel Artist
A small program I am working on that allows you to create simple pixel art and save it as a bitmap.

Rotating Bitmap In Game Setting
(source code)
http://basic.wikispaces.com/Ben+Jimenez

Bitmap Rotation Tool
(source code)
http://basic.wikispaces.com/Ben+Jimenez

JellyFish
(source code)
http://www.lbdownloads.com/files/viewtopic.php?t=883

Space Junk Collector
(source code)
http://www.lbdownloads.com/files/viewtopic.php?t=578

Pirate Escape
(source code)
http://www.lbdownloads.com/files/viewtopic.php?t=530

Color Match 

Earth Defense Game

Match Type Game
(source code)
http://basic.wikispaces.com/Ben+Jimenez

Maze

Chopper Rescue
(source code)
http://www.lbdownloads.com/files/viewtopic.php?t=651

Nim's Island

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