App of the Week: Little Galaxy

Little Galaxy
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Little GalaxyThis week’s App of the Week comes to us from Bitmap Galaxy, a small studio based in Slovakia. This three-person team had a vision to create an “endless” game with a simple one-touch control and intuitive design — a game that could be easily learned and played for hours. They also aimed to create a game that appeals to players’ emotions with a lovable character and storyline. From this, Little Galaxy was born: an arcade game set in space, featuring a small boy that jumps from planet to planet in search of a new home.

Little GalaxyUpon launching Little Galaxy, you’re instantly transported to space, with the mission of helping the main character navigate the universe. Each planet is in constant rotation and it’s your job to transport the little boy from place to place by tapping the screen when he’s aligned with another planet. While it’s important to collect stars along the way, it takes skill to aim properly and avoid sending him into the abyss.

The team worked with Corona SDK to build Little Galaxy, spending their free time polishing a game to delight players. When asked about working with Corona on the project, lead developer Peter Janosik told us, “Thanks to Corona SDK, it was easy to rapidly prototype all of our ideas. For us, this was definitely the most interesting part of the project.”

Bitmap Galaxy relied heavily upon Corona’s display APIs during development. Peter noted that, “It’s really easy to work with sprite sheets and transitions; it saves a lot of time.” The team also reviewed new Corona features regularly and found that having access to Daily Builds helped them discover new API calls to resolve issues quickly. Additionally, they relied on Lua Glider for debugging needs and TexturePacker for sprite sheet support.

Download Little Galaxy from iTunes for $1.29 and watch for the game’s release for Android soon!

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This entry has 14 replies

  1. André says:

    Beautiful job, just downloaded and will be leaving a review soon.

  2. Looks amazing! Well done 😀 btw my family immigrated from Slovakia! 😀

  3. Matt says:

    Wow, that looks awesome, simple, beautiful and so much fun! Well done!

    • Thank you guys! It’s our first game, so we are proud of it 🙂

  4. RichieLoco says:

    This looks amazing. Will download and take a look later.

  5. Chevol says:

    Nice!

  6. great game good luck guys… you should make a thread in toucharcade forum maybe it gets feature….

  7. Thanks for tip Martin, forums are there ( http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=200895 ). Anyway it seems to be almost impossible to get featured …

    • I said impossible, but maybe something will happen soon 🙂

  8. Me says:

    WOW I love it!! Beautiful and amazing! Excellent job guys!!!

  9. Johan says:

    Very cool, best of luck with this

  10. Cleverson says:

    Hi,

    Great game, congrats!
    I have one question. Did you hire someone to work in the game trailer, which is excelent by the way? Or did you do by yourself?

    • Thank you. It was made by us, as all content and stuff around like web etc

  11. Nick says:

    Very nice. I’ve been seeing alot of these radial gravity type games around. Gravity Ghost for one (been in development for quite a while). I’ve also test flighted a couple of games that are similar as well from people using other sdk’s.

    It’s great to see other peoples take on using the game mechanic.

    Cool looking game, looks fun!

    -Nick

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