Feather Avalanche – Press Kit

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FEATHER AVALANCHE – PRESS KIT

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Versión en Español

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HOMEFACT SHEETPLAYABLE GAMEDESCRIPTIONFEATURESTHE STORYTHE GAMECHARACTERSHISTORYHOW ALL OF THIS HAPPENED?DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME • VIDEOIMAGES

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FACT SHEET

Developer – The Helium Whale

Website – heliumwhale.com

Press Contact – info@heliumwhale.com

Social Media – Facebook

Platform Page – Google Play

 

PLAYABLE GAME

Download  – Google Play

Release Date – Oct 31, 2015

Platforms – Android

Price – Free!

 

DESCRIPTION

Feather Avalanche is a minigame for smartphones, with a really simple gameplay, cute characters and colorful screens with a simple story.

 

Things go crazy when the evil and cute fox appears to eat the chickens and ducks, this little creatures will come to you like an avalanche and your job is to put them in its places to save them.

 

Here you need to prove your agility tapping the left or the right side of the screen to save this animals as they appear in the game and make the high score as possible.

 

FEATURES

Awesome art

Cute characters with a beautiful background, this can help you with yourstress if you lost, I think…!!! Maybe not.

 

A really competitive game

All of us love do better score or to be the best in something and you need to be the best here.

 

Easy to play.

Yes, actually you just need to tap in the sides of your screen.

 

Play everywhere.

In the elevator while going up to your apartment on the 30th floor, it is perfect.

 

THE STORY

This game is about a fox who surprises appearing in a farm where all the babies of mother chicken and mother duck play outside the houses and star running to their mothers when they see the fox.

 

THE GAME

Feather Avalanche is a Casual 2D game, with a simple gameplay and very intuitive. The game will initially support on Android but we plan to release it on iOS.

 

CHARACTERS

The Babies

 

This are the only characters who you need to care when you play.

 

The Mothers

 

Put the babies in the correct places. They don’t wanna lose one and they always see you when you play so be careful.

 

The Fox

He is just waiting for you errors, don’t let it win.

 

HISTORY

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We are Nathasha Padrón (Illustrator and Concept Artist) and Aender Lara (3D Artist and Game Developer), a designer couple that went exhausted of working in an office from 8 to 5 and now lives a life as digital nomads, travelling around the world since June 2015 and designing on the way.

 

A few months ago we created our brand called The Helium Whale (THW) in it we have the travel blog and we give advice so others can travel on a budget and by themselves (without touristic guides), but our real passion is with the video games, children stories and in comics. We have a comic about ourselves and a Patreon page where we sell our travel pics for a dollar monthly.

 

Before starting our adventures we worked several years in and for studios and editorials in Venezuela and Panama like Wunderman Panama and Santillana Venezuela.

 

HOW ALL OF THIS HAPPENED?

After three years of trying to create games specifically for smartphones alongside a few developers where it was very difficult to get along to finish something, specially if you can’t pay them because people can’t live from hope (this counts for everybody: designers, developers and anybody in the industry), finally we did it.

 

Starting September of 2015 we were at Urubamba, Peru, a very far away of a nice internet town unless you have a satelite, that took us to try different ways of working offline specially if we wanted to download 700 mb of files from a client, that so with so much free time because we couldn’t waste it at the social media I started to download the free classes of the graphic motor Unity 3D that are at their website, at the end every night I sat down to watch this youtube videos downloaded during the day with jDownloader and I learned to code very basic stuff, developing proyects that the same web defines you can understand bit by bit the code. Personally I don’t think I could ever do this as good as a developer, but it helps to make what you want to make by yourself, at the end I spend like two weeks watching this videos that every day excited me more.

 

At one of our days out to explore some touristic sites while we were descending a mountain and after years of trying to get a simplistic idea for a game I finally got it from nowhere, I hugged Nathasha who looked at me with the you’re insane face and I told her that I actually had a simplistic idea for a game with all the emotion of the world.

 

Already at our hostel at night I was sitting and totally focused on my laptop developing my idea with blue and red balls over a white background, it worked really well and after a few days finishing details for it were perfectly calculated I decided to give the game to Anibal who is the programmer who I always talk to about Indie Games and whom we hope to work in creating more video games at some time and he told us possibly the most important thing on this game development:”Why don’t you give this a story?, I mean why if the red balls are chickens and the blue balls are ducklings, or something like that”, and that was it, he named this as a basic idea for us to think about other elements, but truth be told we didn’t thought about anything else and that was it.

 

With the base of the game already developed all what’s left to do was painting it, Nathasha created all the concepts and arts from the whole game, and picked up the color pallette and basically after a month with a few pauses between the developing of the game we had created our first product.

 

My brother (Gustavo) with a list that I gave to him with all the thing I needed created the audio, he developed all the sounds of the game in less than a week and with the previous art created by Nathasha I created all the banners that exists of the game in its differents formats.

 

To our surprise the game was really easy to publish in the Play Store the first of October to be precise and until now it has been very well received by the public, also thanks to the feedbacks we have been able to improve the experience notably within a week.

 

We aspire to soon be done on doing the publicity of it and continue with some new adventure that we don’t know yet, but for a moment we will enjoy of our first game.

 

– Aender Lara

 

DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME, TOOLS AND TIPS?

The game is entirely developed on the gratuite version of Unity 3D, in its website you will have all you need to develop a video game being a programmer or not, if you wish to iniciate yourself in the tool from cero and without knowing how to code (although I recommend developers to do it), you should watch the free classes that they offer there, because you will find everything you need, and you would be able to code your game on javaScript or C# being the last one the language used to write Feather Avalanche and in the online documentation of Unity 3D you will find everything you need to know about the functions that the software uses on code in both languages.

 

A very big advantage that Unity 3D has is that you can export your game literally to multiple platforms without very much doing almost like saving a file in any program, you could send your game to PC, web, android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Xbox, Playstation and more.

 

And although the game looks like it was made on a 2D platform it moves in a 3D universe, this was most of all a personal decision because Unity actually has the option to make your game in a full 2D universe but at the end is all each to his own.

 

Publishing at mobile stores is one of the most tedious things to do but in the Play Store is easy, after you create your Developer account at Google Play and after made an unique payment of 25 dollars you can upload your apps easily filling all the correspondent data, the Play Store normally doesn’t last more than 24 hours to publish your app and the system is really simple, more complicated is to try to upload your app to the apple platform beginning with the fact that you only can compile iOS apps from a Mac equipment, so you can make your game in Windows but at the end you will need a Mac in order to compile in xCode the file that you’re going to sent to apple to be uploaded at its store, in which previously at the same as Google Play you have to make a single payment of 90 dollars, already from here it’s pretty much the same but your apps will take between 7 and 15 days in being published if it is any inconvenience with apple and they send back to you the app with details to correct in order of being uploaded.

 

Another detail to consider is the advertisement you give to your app, the things people recommend the most is to have screenshots of your game in play, advertising arts and a trailer that can be very very simple because many users only download apps before watching its performance in video, a landing page is also very recommended and thanks to WordPress you can make one spectacular very easily, but something you should never neglect is the interaction that you generate in the social media because there are the most of your consumers.

 

A final advice would be if you do not find any inspiration at art levels, I always recommend to look for pages that you like and try to copy them if you wish and change the tones or add your style if you are not an expert on web design or interfaces is pretty useful, with time after doing it for so long you start to create your own style at this areas, personally I recommend a lot to look on Pinterest page that so many people think it is only for women, but the truth is here you can find an endless source of art and concepts for smartphone games, webs and interfaces.

 

VIDEO

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IMAGES

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Screens for phone and tablets

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Characters

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Logo and Icon

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