Mystic Mayhem: Maximum Altitude Submitted to Microsoft Phone Store

25 01 2013

Hey Everyone!

I’ve been spending the past couple months converting the survival mode from Mystic Mayhem to 2D. Added new graphics, such as new UI interface. Also added new features, such as speed up/speed down triggers. After all of these changes I haven’t given it a name, after some consideration, I realized the hero’s name is Max. Connecting the dots I decided to name it Mystic Mayhem: Maximum Altitude

it has been submitted to Windows Phone Store for certification. It should take about a week for the certification process until it goes into market. Check out the screenshots below! Once approved, the game will go for only $0.99, it will be supported on both Windows Phone 7.* and 8 phones!

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Mystic Mayhem Patch 1.3 and New Features

12 11 2012

Over the past couple weeks, I have been fixing and adding new features to Mystic Mayhem. It is currently in peer review on the XBLIG App hub, the patch will hopefully be deployed  by next week.

Patch 1.3 has the following updates/features:

Adventure Mode

  • Score determines if you can proceed to next level
    • You need a “C” (70%) or better to advance
  • Note to Previous Purchasers: the game will immediately send you back to any older levels you failed to retry, but you will be able to go to “newer” levels if you want.
  • Lavaball now hurts player
  • Banshees(green faced guys) now follow you without disappearing
  • Banshees are now slower
  • Added Thumbstick Threshold
  • Menu selection speed should be slower
  • Increased ladder climbing speed
  • Music should now stop before ending video shows.
  • Block traps now disappear 1 second from touching them.
  • Level Fixes:
    • Level 18 – Made spikes lower
    • Level 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 – fixed respawn issue
    • Level 17 – changed area around to allow player to go back to beginning if they forget key
    • Level 13 – added ladder at end to allow user to go back
    • Level 5 – added trap
    • Level 1 – removed dead guy at beginning of level to make more kid friendly

Survival Mode

  • Now has unlockable characters
    •       Princess Parsley and Cloud Car @ 10000pts
    •       Malwarp and Dragon @ 15000pts
    •       King (as Butterfly) @ 20000pts
Survival Mode New Select Screen
Survival Mode New Select Screen

One of the new features of Survival Mode is an unlockable character system (see above pic). You will now be able to play other characters, such as: Princess Parsely and Cloud Car(10000 Pts), Malwarp and Dragon(15000 Pts), and the King (20000 Pts). When you hit certain score, a popup will show telling you if you what character you unlocked and will be able to play after you finish/leave the game.





Patch Ver. 1 of Mystic Mayhem is Out on XBLIG!

19 09 2012

Good news everyone! The patch for Mystic Mayhem is finally out, the patch covers the following:

– Slowed down menu speed

– Improved graphics/performance on Survival Mode

– Fixed flicker issue [culling] in 3D mode [Adventure Mode]

– Saves settings

Be sure to check it out in the marketplace for only 80MSP!





Research and Updates [09/15/2012]

15 09 2012

Mystic Mayhem has been out now for two weeks! Don’t forget this game has two games in one: you can play Adventure mode and Survival mode. Also the patch for the game is currently in Peer Review on the XBLIG App hub.

Currently I have been researching and trying to implement Mystic Mayhem for Android devices. So far I have trying out MonoGame and checking out various tutorials/vids on how to port the game. Not very straight forward since my game is 3d not 2d (unless anyone has better info to port 3d). Still have to figure out how to port the framework, get it to work with my shaders and add touch support.

In other news, I have been prototyping my next untitled game for XBLIG. I will post more info soon.





Pax 2012 and Mystic Mayhem Update

4 09 2012

This weekend was quite a busy one. I was fortunate enough to get into PAX Prime this Labor Day Weekend and checked out some of the latest games, even watched some of the League of Legends Tournament. Here are some pics below:

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During the show I was able to visit the Indie Mega Booth and checked out some great games, such as Octodad:Deadliest Catch (Awesome), Guacamelee (Great Co-op!), and even Johann Sebastian Joust (WTF)

There were also plenty of sequels such as Assassins Creed 3, Epic Mickey 2, and Halo 4.  Also there were some new games such as Defiance which was a mix of team death-match (PvP) and MMO mix. There was also Dishonored, a mix of time stopping, body snatching, and steampunk-ish flavor.

Also, over the weekend Mystic Mayhem was released to the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace.

When I got back from PAX I went over some users concerns and was able to create an update for the game, which include:

– slowing down menu speed

– improved graphics on Survival Mode

– Fixed flicker issue [culling] in 3D mode [Adventure Mode]

The update is in Test right now and show reach market some time next week.





Dev Update – Mystic Mayhem

18 08 2012

It is getting close to release and I was able to add additional update to the game. Some time ago I saw this video and motivated me to do an update to the shader [HLSL] to make the items glow to give more ambiance to the interactive items in the game. I have also fixed some loading/parsing [CultureInfo] issues for international customers.
Below are some samples of the graphics updates. Enjoy 🙂

What are the most memorable aspects of a game that draws you into the experience? Story? Graphics? Perspective? Lighting? Use the comments and let me know.





Dr. Mazing is Now 80 MSP!

5 01 2012

Thanks to the new changes to the XBLIG Marketplace, we can now lower the price of games based on file size. Please be sure to get the game at this aMAZING low price of 80 MS Points 🙂

New Price

Get Dr. Mazing Now on the Marketplace