Category Archives: About Development

This Will Change the Way You Play

If you have been following along our Facebook (which you should), then you will have read about some vague updates coming to Solar Roller. It’s about time we reveal just what those changes are, don’t ya think?

Skins, skins, and skins! Play the updated version, and you’ll instantly notice a huge difference. Not only have we applied new skins to the platforms, but some of the planets got a new and improved look as well. We’ve even applied some particle systems to this updated version, giving some plants a unique atmosphere.

See the difference?
See the difference?

We’ve even added an entirely new planet, ready to be conquered at a moment’s notice. With this new planet, it poses new challenges. We are introducing three new platforms, each ready to rock your world. The red will make things a little hotter, the green might make you want to stay a little while longer, and the blue? Well, I hope you’re ready to try your patience because it might just have a mind of its own.
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You Didn’t Know We Were Working on This

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You may have noticed our posts have slowed down. Well, there are a couple reasons, and it isn’t because we are lazy and don’t love you. Like pizza, we will always be there for you, through thick and thin (especially the thick).

One: The world wouldn’t be able to handle that much awesomeness until the holidays are over with.

Two: We are working on some separate projects in another department.

Three: Working with this department is going to help us make even better games.

So what does is this mythical department do, you ask? It is ISM’s 3D Visualization Services (3DVS). This company is really awesome. They’re sort of like our big brother – related but oh-so-separate (we’re the cool one). They are on the cutting edge of technology, using Revit, Unity, 3DS Max, Sketchup, Inventor, and AutoCAD to make their virtual renditions. And did I mention they use the Oculus Rift to explore them? Continue reading You Didn’t Know We Were Working on This

I Bet You Didn’t Know This About Android App Marketing

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The life of an independent developer is a constant learning experience. One of those many “aha” moments happened rather recently when we were researching how to expand our reach.

Most everyone in our office uses an iOS device. That being said, it means that our knowledge of Android is a little sparse. With Apple, whenever you want to look up and app or download one, you go to the app store. I want to emphasize THE app store. One. One app store. Any app you want to download for your Apple device is right there.

This is not how Android works.

Unlike Apple, Android offers a variety of stores. There is the common Google market, but not everyone uses it or can use it and not all apps are offered there. Automatically, this means not all users have access to your app. Additionally, by offering multiple stores, it has allowed certain ones to cater to a particular type or content, already creating a target audience for you. Continue reading I Bet You Didn’t Know This About Android App Marketing

Solar Roller Available for iOS

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Background credit phandroid

The title says it all! We finally got one in iOS! Though we are still waiting for Red Sea Exodus to be approved, we are very glad to announce that Solar Roller is now available to all you Apple users. The game is still available to Android, and we use a variety of Android stores in order to get it to you, including GooglePlay, Aptoide, Opera, and a few others. Don’t see it in a store you use? Let us know, and we’ll get it there!