The State of the Indie Business

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by inverse, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Bram

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    Applewood,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    You need to define the body position at the centre of mass, and never let them deviate.
    Mind you, you can still distribute collision geometry around this centre as you wish, or redistribute mass.
    E.g. in a sphere shape, box shape, ring shape, whatever.

    But the logical position of an object should be the centre of mass for the body.

    E.g. a trick to keep a car from rolling over: define the centre of mass (car pos) at the bottom, or even below its chassis.
    The collision geometry will all be above this point, but that is fine.
     
  2. Applewood

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    Yep, that makes sense. Thanks muchly. :)
     
  3. Jamie W

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    That's an improvement over Android. I got rated down because the player has to pay (single IAP) to progress past a certain point in the game, and only 3 stars because you can download it free on some pirate site!

    WTF!? User reviews giving less stars because you're asking them to pay.
     
  4. Applewood

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    I got one of those just recently. One star because Android Backup doesn't work on his phone.

    We are over populated if we can support people this crap.
     
  5. Bram

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    Actually... I started to appreciate the really really bad reviews, because of the sheer humour value.
    So I collect the worst of the worst.
    I've seen some devs actually print them out on a custom coffee mug.

    Here's a gem I dug up on my game:
    [​IMG]

    Now, this is pure comedy gold! I love 'em :)
    It brings out my evil laugh 'Mwoah ha ha ha!"
     
  6. Applewood

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    Love it. I'd be tempted to celebrate these with some comedy mugs, but it might encourage more of them. LOL
     
  7. bantamcitygames

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    hopefully his "lawyers parents" aren't assassins :)
     
  8. lennard

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    The lawyers parents line is awesome - you should send a couple of bucks to somebody to make you a coffee mug with that quote.
     
  9. Jamie W

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    Yeah, there's definitely comedy value in these, esp. if they're swamped out by mostly positive reviews. Here's one of my favourites (Retro Racing on iOS):

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jack Norton

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    Lol I love the mention of "Bill Gates". WTF really :D
     
  11. Nutter2000

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    Hahaha they're fantastic! :-D

    Definitely love the coffee mug comment!
     
  12. jcottier

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    Whoa, those reviews are awesome.

    JC
     
  13. jcottier

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  14. bantamcitygames

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    I wish I had a recent product and enough customers to even have quotes :)
     

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