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Adrift: The making of a game
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We work with clients to define
their digital platform and produc...
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We also build our own stuff.
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Design process
What we learned
Outcomes
Where the game is now
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It started with a prototype.
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Sean is an indie developer.
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We had a bunch of ideas.
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The concept seemed to work,
but we needed to test it.
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Along the way, we also had
to create levels.
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Things were coming together.
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We were ready to submit
to the App Store.
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Something didn’t feel right.
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Where was the whimsy?
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SELECT A STAGE
COLORADO
3/4 COMPLETED
HANGING LAKE
75% COMPLETE
DIFFICULTY: 5
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We were excited, but we had
discussed a release date.
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Back to square one. Kind of.
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How would you get from
world to world?
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We liked the direction and
pressed forward.
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100% Complete
90/90
Swift SANDS
Tutorial
Sky Peak
Hanging Lake
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Sky Peak
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We also wanted to create a
custom soundtrack.
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Want to learn more
about dynamic sound?
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How are we going to launch
this thing?
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Tutorial, Hanging Lakes and charge
for Sky Peak
Time Trial
Game Center integration...
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We submitted to Apple.
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We used a promotional
video to build hype.
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We emailed digital
publications.
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We also looked at
advertising.
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And then, Apple approved
the game.
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tiny.cc/HackAdrift
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Active Users
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Website Traffic
LAUNCH JAPAN?
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In-App Metrics
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Metrics helped us evaluate
next steps.
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What did we learn?
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This was our first game.
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Games are hard.
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Can games last longer than
“normal” apps?
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Was all the work on such
detailed artwork worth it?
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Should our 1.3 have been
our 1.0?
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Some unexpected
opportunities.
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We wanted to make this
game an 11-13 rating, but...
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In-App Purchases can be
unpredictable.
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Should we have put ads in?
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Questions?
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Adrift: The Making of an iOS Game

  1. 1. Denver Startup Week Adrift: The making of a game
  2. 2. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week We work with clients to define their digital platform and products.
  3. 3. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We also build our own stuff. Denver Startup Week
  4. 4. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  5. 5. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  6. 6. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  7. 7. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Design process What we learned Outcomes Where the game is now Denver Startup Week
  8. 8. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week It started with a prototype.
  9. 9. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Sean is an indie developer.
  10. 10. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  11. 11. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  12. 12. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We had a bunch of ideas.
  13. 13. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  14. 14. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  15. 15. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week The concept seemed to work, but we needed to test it.
  16. 16. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  17. 17. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  18. 18. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  19. 19. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  20. 20. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Along the way, we also had to create levels.
  21. 21. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  22. 22. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  23. 23. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Things were coming together.
  24. 24. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  25. 25. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  26. 26. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We were ready to submit to the App Store.
  27. 27. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Something didn’t feel right.
  28. 28. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Where was the whimsy?
  29. 29. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week© Ashley Bennett
  30. 30. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  31. 31. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week SELECT A STAGE COLORADO 3/4 COMPLETED HANGING LAKE 75% COMPLETE DIFFICULTY: 5
  32. 32. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We were excited, but we had discussed a release date.
  33. 33. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Back to square one. Kind of.
  34. 34. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  35. 35. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  36. 36. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week How would you get from world to world?
  37. 37. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  38. 38. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  39. 39. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  40. 40. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  41. 41. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We liked the direction and pressed forward.
  42. 42. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week 100% Complete 90/90 Swift SANDS Tutorial Sky Peak Hanging Lake
  43. 43. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Sky Peak
  44. 44. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  45. 45. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  46. 46. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We also wanted to create a custom soundtrack.
  47. 47. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  48. 48. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  49. 49. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Want to learn more about dynamic sound?
  50. 50. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  51. 51. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  52. 52. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  53. 53. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week How are we going to launch this thing?
  54. 54. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Tutorial, Hanging Lakes and charge for Sky Peak Time Trial Game Center integration Denver Startup Week
  55. 55. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We submitted to Apple.
  56. 56. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  57. 57. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  58. 58. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We used a promotional video to build hype.
  59. 59. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  60. 60. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  61. 61. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  62. 62. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We emailed digital publications.
  63. 63. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We also looked at advertising.
  64. 64. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week And then, Apple approved the game.
  65. 65. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week tiny.cc/HackAdrift
  66. 66. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  67. 67. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  68. 68. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  69. 69. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  70. 70. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Active Users
  71. 71. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Website Traffic LAUNCH JAPAN?
  72. 72. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week In-App Metrics
  73. 73. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Metrics helped us evaluate next steps.
  74. 74. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  75. 75. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  76. 76. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week What did we learn?
  77. 77. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week This was our first game.
  78. 78. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Games are hard.
  79. 79. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Can games last longer than “normal” apps?
  80. 80. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Was all the work on such detailed artwork worth it?
  81. 81. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Should our 1.3 have been our 1.0?
  82. 82. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Some unexpected opportunities.
  83. 83. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week We wanted to make this game an 11-13 rating, but...
  84. 84. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup WeekDenver Startup Week
  85. 85. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week
  86. 86. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week In-App Purchases can be unpredictable.
  87. 87. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Should we have put ads in?
  88. 88. Denver Startup Week Denver Startup Week Questions?

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