Print Story TPD is now teh games developer - OFFICIAL
By TPD (Wed May 11, 2011 at 07:40:20 AM EST) (all tags)
Well not that official, but for once one of my hobby projects has made it beyond just being a personal hobby, and actually exists in a playable state. As of something O'clock yesterday afternoon Inner-Spin has been downloadable on the Extras-Testing repository (which if you are one of the 87 worldwide users of the n900 mobile phone is BIG news)

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Annoyingly there have been rather too many downloads already... (eeek) as most of that will be buggy/and or non working versions (it took me a while to sort out the packaging and file permissions to run) that were uploaded to extras-devel, so most of the active n900 users may have already been put off - *SIGH*!!! I thought extras-devel was supposed to be where to iron out those issues, I will know better next time.

The game may (or may not) be playable on other devices with correct versions of python, pygame, etc installed (it's been a while since I tried, and the music handling may well bugger things up), but can be obtained via

svn checkout

Anyway it's been fun to actually see something if not to completion then at least to playable state, now to decide on my next app on my path to global domination MWAH HA HA!
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Colour me impressed by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed May 11, 2011 at 08:07:14 AM EST
It looks like a interesting game, but isn't 6,900 about the total userbase of the N900?

Is there anyone left to actually sell it to?

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well in the end I released it for free by TPD (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed May 11, 2011 at 08:18:00 AM EST
so selling it doesn't really apply here (I wish Nokia made it easy to make an app and charge iphone prices, but £1m liability insurance is both a pain and a risk I decided I couldn't be bothered with - no idea what that would equate to as a monetary risk though).

You are probably right about the userbase.... given a relative lack of apps, I think N900 users quickly latch on new apps (even those posted to the development areas), I still think it's a market where money could be made, at least it's easier not to get lost amongst 800000 iphone apps released the same day.

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well done by LoppEar (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed May 11, 2011 at 10:42:18 AM EST
I just put my n900 away in favor of an htc android, but I'm keeping it around for now for shows because it takes much better video-with-audio.

I will try out your game soon, looks nice!

love hate relationship with my n900 by TPD (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 11, 2011 at 11:48:27 AM EST
As a phone I think it leaves a fair bit to be desired.... but as a pocket computer it's not bad at all!.... not that the volume (or quality) of the source code is great but the app was written entirely on device. Mainly on commutes between London and nowheresville.

I just wish Nokia hadn't been so lackluster about the platform.... it's obviously fairly doomed to obscurity which does it a disservice.

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