31
May

DivCircle new game for Mobile devices

Hello,
From the name of the post its already known that I am working on a new game called DivCirlce for mobile devices (iOS, Android) The game was done for Arabic GameJam 2014 theme Invisibility (Btw I didn’t attend the AGJ because I couldn’t get a visa before travel) I worked on the game from here in Egypt at same time of the gamejam.

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Thanks to Samer he showed the game to people there and get some nice feedback from them which made me very happy and thought to put more work on it and use the talents of my amazing musician and brother Essam El-Ghamdi (Agent Whiskers).

26
May

Game Development BootCamp Talk

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for being away still trying to get out of depression but at same time I made a talk for an event called Game Development BootCamp in Egypt in Alexandria (a city on the north coast) I went there with my game developers / designers friends and I enjoyed it because it was really good time to get away from everything and try to get out of depression it helped somehow but I keep going back and back to depression but don’t worry I am getting out from that.

Here a recorded video about the talk (The talk is in Arabic so I will post the slides with English explanation to everything in here as I done with A Maze talk)

6
Apr

Long time and all I got is Repeat

Hello All,
I apologize for long time not writing here and not writing anything about Atomic+ or what happens with sales and all these things but really forgive me. I was straggling and still straggling from some problems (life, mental, work, family, country …etc) So I was in a deep shitty place in my mind and I am trying to get out of it.

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That’s why I made Repeat to help me get out from what happening to me, You should believe people when they say that games have healing power (Yes it is) and especially making them. I know the prototype game Repeat is not amazing as everyone expect from the Creator of Atomic+ (btw that idea what made me down more that I always been afraid to let people down specially after my last game Colors & Numbers which was very badly designed) but I think it was worth experimenting and worth to be tried. Repeat is inspired by Blek, Impasse and Snazzle, I don’t want to talk about it a lot I just want you to go and try it better.

30
Jan

BUBA is OUT (iOS/Android/PSM)

Hey All,
Sorry for being away for long time but I was busy working on Master Thesis and working slowly on updating Atomic+ and working with Quirkat on releasing my puzzle game BUBA.
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BUBA is a puzzle game with the objective of collecting all the seeds available in each level. The levels consist of different paths of tiles that you, as Buba, walk over with certain constraints of course. Tiles change colour when Buba passes over them, and Buba can only walk on tiles that match his current colour. Strategically planning your moves and with the aid of magic tiles that let you change Buba’s colour, your aim is to chart your path with the least number of moves to progress in the game.

19
Dec

Atomic+ is Out

Hey All,
The post name is very clear πŸ˜€ Atomic+ is finally out today πŸ™‚ I guess lots of people now are crashing their fingers with their screens to evade bullets and getting squares.

My musician Agent Whiskers got 90 score in the game using Full control scheme which is very highscore and he bets he will be the first to get 100 before anyone else can.

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The game is on App Store for 0.99$ till the end of the year then it will be back to its original price 1.99$ afterwards. Also if you loved the game music you can buy it from Bandcamp for 3$

30
Nov

Colors & Numbers is Out

Hey All,

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Colors & Numbers was just a weird concept made for the Charity Game Jam πŸ™‚ the game is done in less than 48 hours don’t get so excited about the game because its pretty weird game πŸ™‚

You can try the game on one of the following websites

That’s everything for now πŸ™‚ till the next time πŸ™‚

Bye Bye

18
Nov

A Maze Johannesburg Festival 2013 Presentation

Hey All,
I know I should have posted that article long ago after I return back from Johannesburg, but the truth is I was busy finishing my games and also somehow lazy to post about my presentation I gave there which is called “be Different”.
That version I will be posting here contain more details than the one I presented at A Maze

Slide1 Slide2 Why do we play games? In Egypt if you say that word some will tell you just wasting time although if you told them you can waste it by other activities like reading but they choose to play games cause it makes them happy or change their mood or take their attention or communicating with other people through multiplayer games or just seeking some challenge either via PC or via other Human

All these stuff I said is experience …. people play games to experience feelings and emotions

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Games is a system of rules and interactions that we can use it to transfer a certain experience from game designers (most of the time) to players so it’s a medium or channel for transferring experience like all other mediums (e.g. books, movies, music …etc).

For example β€œAquaria” by Alec Holwaka it wants you to make you feel comfortable enjoy every second exploring the game seeing the result of every action
So it transferred that experience using

15
Nov

Match a Number Release

Hey All,

As the title says Match a Number has been released on the App Store (YaaaaaaaaY) the game is for 0.99$ till 21 November (first week) then it will be pack to its original price 0.99$.

So what are you waiting for go grab a copy from the App Store πŸ™‚ if you still not convinced yet here’s a preview about the game that can convince you πŸ˜‰ (PocketGamer).

That’s everything for now πŸ™‚ Stay tuned for more soon πŸ™‚

Bye Bye

9
Nov

Match a Number Release Date

Hey All,
As the title says its Match a Number Release Date on 14 November πŸ˜€ YaaaaaaaY πŸ˜€ which is next Thursday πŸ˜€ YaaaaaaaaY πŸ˜€ I hope you are excited as I am too πŸ™‚ The game will be for 0.99$ for the launch week then return to its price which is 1.99$

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The game will feature 3 modes and Thanks to Danny Day from QCFDesign for making the 3rd mode (Multiplayer) happens πŸ™‚ without him I will never though about it at all.

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Also today GameJolt contest started and the theme is PARTY and there is lots of prizes to get and my two commercial games (Atomic+ and Match a Number) are part of the prizes too with amazing games by my favorite indie developers.

1
Nov

Match a Number News

Hey All,

I think you know by now that Match a Number website was launched and trailer too πŸ™‚ I have submitted it to IGF Student Competition for this year πŸ™‚ I have submitted it to App Store and its now waiting for review πŸ™‚

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Last thing that agent whiskers released the game track on BandCamp for 0.99$ and its really amazing you should get it.

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That’s everything for now hope that apple approve the game soon so we all can enjoy playing it πŸ™‚

Bye Bye