We’ve just released the 1.5 update to WP7 Square Off! Here is the feature list: – Choose any colour for your Square Avenger! – Downloadable ringtones and wallpapers (the free version has one of each, the paid version has 4 ringtones and 3 wallpapers). – Option to disable in-game vibration – Messages from the Developers – Various stability and bug fixes We also hit 160,000 downloads of Square Off just on WP7 which got us pretty excited and to celebrate, we decided to drop the price of the full game to $1 until the end of January! Check out a …
For a little while now we have been working away on the big 1.3 update to Square Off on WP7 and we just published it on the marketplace! Here are some of the updates and features: – Online high-scores and ladders! – Enhancements to movement control – German language support – A number of stability / bug fixes – Smaller download size for new users (20MB) We have also decided to release a free, ad-supported version. It has the same features as the full version, except ad banners will display while you are playing. Check it out here.
Well, sort of. We submitted the gold release on Wednesday for release on Friday, however we had a minor audio issue in the game that made it fail Microsoft certification :(. If the music was muted in the game, after exiting it kept the settings for the master phone volume! All is good though, we have re-submitted and aim to release the game this Monday the 2nd of May. In the meantime, here is a release trailer of the game!
Thanks to Simon over at simonpstevens.com for another great review of Square Off for XBLIG! Click here to read Simon’s Square Off Review
We are getting ever closer to releasing Square Off for Windows Phone! We are currently aiming for an April release. Below is a press release outlining some of the features that will be in the port. “Gnomic Studios are proud to announce their critically acclaimed game Square Off for Windows 7 Phone, coming soon. Level Artist Adam Matera explained why Gnomic chose Windows Phone for their next release. “Having released Square Off for Xbox Live Indie Games, we were looking for a smaller project to develop before starting on a larger game.” he said. “Since Microsoft recently released the Marketplace …
Although the blog has been quiet for a little while, behind the scenes it has been a hive of activity with everyone hard at work to port Square Off to Windows phone! We hope to release it soon, and we are currently in beta sorting out the final touches. Here is a small WIP trailer on how it is looking on the Windows Emulator:
We wrote up a post mortem of our development experience with Square Off. It details what we thought went right during development, and what could be improved for future projects. We hope you find it interesting! You can view the Post Mortem here.
Hey all, don’t let the quietness on the blog front fool you, behind the scenes we have been hard at work planning our next move and an update to Square Off! There will be some bug fixes and some cool new additions to the game for free! We will reveal all when we release it soon so stay tuned…
negativegamer.com by Jon “Pendelton” (-1/-10) ” It’s got a somewhat quirky story, hand-drawn graphics, a touch of dual-stick shooter and a multiplayer component. More than any other game I’ve seen on the service, it does these things well.” Many thanks to Jon for taking the time to review our game!
anosou posted a review of Square Off here: TIGSource Review Thanks for the review Mattias!