Monday, April 5, 2010

Doodle Blast! Update Released

I guess Apple was busy with the avalanche of iPad apps for the past several days so it took a while longer, but Doodle Blast! update has finally hit the stores on Saturday. It took about three weeks to put together and now the code line count is up to over 11,000 from the original 7693. Phew!

By popular request, I've added a health bar and the ability to post your scores online later. I've also added a news ticker (which I'm about to test later today) and a mini-game - The Attack of Evil Vampire Bunnies . They were originally intended to be Easter bunnies, but I had to put the project on hold for about a week to port Doodle Blast! onto the iPad, so Evil Easter Bunnies became Evil Vampire Bunnies. Shhhhh!!! No one will ever know...

I was up all night last night trying to come up with a trailer and here is the result:

I should really try to find someone to do these for me. Not that I mind expressing my artistic side, but, let's face it, I'm probably a better coder than animator. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it and download the update if you haven't yet!


  1. Awesome trailer!!

    What software do you use to make that? And where do you find the sounds?


  2. Thanks! I wish I had a solid process (or knew what I was doing). Right now I'm just stitching it together with scotch tape and safety pins. Some of the footage I write custom code for, other parts are from the game itself, and then I throw it all into iMovie and curse for a few hours. Sounds are actually the sounds from the game itself mixed in with loops and sound effects from GarageBand. I know, no one ever uses the default stuff that ships with every Mac, but that's why I thought this could work. :)