Extremely happy and proud to announce our next title – Shut the Window is available for Pre-order on iOS and Mac App Store and will launch April 5, 2018!
Shut the Window is a one touch game where you have to close as many open windows as possible before the timer runs out. Inspired by real windows of Amsterdam, play through 10 handcrafted illustrations. Frustratingly fun, each design has its own charm. Try not to pull your hair out playing it.
• Beautiful and addictive one touch game. • Breathtaking Illustrations inspired by real windows of Amsterdam. • Frustratingly fun. Makes you keep coming back for more! • No IAP, no monetization strategy, no currencies. • Share screenshots of your favorite windows and high scores with friends.
We have been working on this little gem for quite sometime and really hope you guys like it. Please don’t forget to pre-order the game and spread the word. You won’t regret it.
Sorry about the delay, we have just been really tied up with the launch of Quote Codes on Android! Once again, cheers to everyone who have downloaded and are enjoying our game. It has been an amazing ride.
Now, Let’s get on with the topic! Previously, I previously talked about our design failures and wayward thought process in Quote Codes Diaries 8: Design and App Failures. Today we learn how we turned the failure into success by simplifying our thought process and getting things in order.
It was important to get the app flow right. We ditched the clunky and confusing method of making this digitally and focused on physically jotting it down on paper to get the app flow . Our goal was was to divide the app into 2 segments:
Game End Screen
Game Options (Skip, Unlock Clue etc)
UI Design and Interaction
After sorting the app flow, Our next challenge was design and interaction. Unlike most mobile games, Quote Codes gives the users loads of options and screens in the form of Clue, Skip Quote, Categories, Archives, Settings, Credits, etc. We wanted to give each option its own separate page. Cramming all of them into 1 page would be too confusing.
So how do you add that many pages in the app but not make the UI confusing?
The idea turned out to be ingenious for us.
A simple card system stacked did the trick. This allowed us to make the whole layout of the app dynamic and really simple. We could easily add or erase any page and still maintain the same aesthetic and design.
Next was the the design of the individual pages. Since Quote Codes is a word based game, we wanted to keep everything textual (word based) and to-the-point.
For instance, in SKIP, instead of showing an icon and hoping the user would understand, we decided to add directives with YES and NO button: SKIP THIS QUOTE AND COME BACK TO IT LATER.
Similarly for Categories which allows the user to select the various themes of quotes, the design as you can see is really clean and understandable. The Categories are arranged alphabetically and the search bar on top gives the user easy access to search the various themes. Once again selecting a theme will open a drawer confirming your selection in the same “YES” “NO” format.
And then finally it was time to merge them all together. Our aim from the start was to treat the user with subtle and cute animations throughout the app and not just gameplay. Animating the Card menu and the Ui buttons was a lot of fun.
So thats it! Thats how Quote Codes was designed. So far we have covered everything in design right from conceptualization, to implementation. Next Diary will be a treat! For the first time we will have our champion developer Kunal taking you guys through the whole development of the app. Let me tell you, that it is purely brilliant and insightful. Do not miss.
Till then Dont forget to download Quote Codes. It is available on iOS and Android for Free!
We have some really exciting news to share, Quote Codes is now available on Android!
After the tremendous support and adulation on iOS, by popular demand we have released the game on Android.
For anyone new
Quote Codes is a word puzzle game where you unlock your favorite quotes by substituting one letter at a time. In every game, each symbol stands for a letter. Your aim is to guess and decode the quotes!
• Beautiful and addictive word puzzle game. • Decode quotes ranging from all themes like Epic TV Shows, Timeless Movies, Classic Disney, Netflix Binge, Legendary Authors and many more! • Over 85 different themes to play. Solve quotes from Game of Thrones, 13 Reasons Why, Rumi, William Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things and countless more. • Hand crafted custom animations of each symbol. Beautiful minimalistic visual design. • Completely free to play with minimum Ads. Earn coins by successfully decoding quotes! • Universal app with Facebook sync. Play on your iPhone, iPad or any Android device and your progress will always be in sync.
Quote Codes is completely free to play on the both the platforms. Download now if you haven’t already, we promise you won’t regret it.
Hope everyone’s doing well. In this week’s Quote Codes Diaries, instead of diving deep into design and tech details, I would like to have a little heart-to-heart about why we chose Quote Codes to be our first App.
Now that we’re almost 2 weeks post release, our stats have exceeded our initial beliefs. We thought Quote Codes was never a mass audience game and that it would appeal only to a smaller fragment of the general population
From a traditional game development point of view, Quote Codes would be a rather stupid idea because we have essentially blocked out all non english speaking markets. And within the English speaking markets, it isn’t a game for the general masses. It is for those who love words, who love quotes, who love puzzles. We intend it to be for a relatively niche audience.
What we have to do is to keep it engaging. For the ones who have downloaded the game – we want you to know that we value our real estate on your screen. We also know that to remain there, we have to provide for an ever evolving app. That is why we chose to do Quote Codes.
Because we feel we can make it a cult classic provided we maintain high standards. Essentially, we wanted something that can grow. Something that we could update forever if required. New quotes, new animations, new themes – An experience that keeps evolving. We weren’t going for a one hit wonder. We wanted a game that would endear.
That’s a reason we made it free – we were concerned about a passionate user base which will remain loyal over the long term. We hope that Quote Codes has met those initial goals and will continue to achieve our expectations.
Till then please don’t forget to download the game HERE, if you haven’t already. Trust us you won’t regret it.