We were asked to demo Mama Hawk as a “favorites of PlayNYC” evening. We took the audience through the many (MANY) versions of the controls, graphics, and modes Mama Hawk has gone through in order to become today’s game. People mentioned they liked seeing the trials and errors of the development process, rather than just the final product, and I cannot wait to see other games’ evolution in the future as well. A fun night with a great turnout! Below is a video of part of our tour:
Terminal 5 is the site of many wonderful concerts I’ve seen over the years, so it was a thrill to enter the venue from the back entrance, and see the venue bathed in the dappled light of the venue’s signature disco ball, and later, to roam the backstage area.
Computerlunch had a corner spot for the inaugural PlayNYC, a gaming event for our wonderful home town. We transformed our corner booth into Mama’s signature woodland forest diorama, and met many wonderful people.
This was our first time to show a game at an Animé convention, in its first year in Washington, D.C. The cosplay was world-class, and though the inaugural indie gaming area was small, many new fans ended up downloading the early access version of the game from the Google Play store.
We somehow ended up as part of a VR super team that included Moshe Ben-Zacharia, Jonathan Oglevie, Rachél Bazelais, Scott Tongue, and neuroscientist Wick Perry for the 2017 Games for Change “VR Brain Jam”. As the creator of the impressive “Body VR”, Mo quickly emerged as the tech lead for the team. After a weekend of brain chemistry crash courses, too much Mexican food and candy, and lots of new friendships, the “Neuromancers” were chosen by their piers and the judges as the winners of the competition.
Level up with Mama Hawk this summer
We’ve been working hard on Mama Hawk tweaking the game play and polishing the levels. Right now we are looking at an end of the summer release for Mama Hawk. If you want to join the BETA please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title MAMA HAWK BETA TESTER.
A big thank you to everyone who came by the MAMA HAWK booth at Five Points festival. We love watching people playing, and trying to beat each other’s scores. A shoutout to Kurt, who set the bar high with a score of 99 on the new arcade version and 127 on the classic version.
ComputerLunch is launching Mama Hawk ( For Android, iOS and PC/MAC) at PAX East 2017 in Boston from March 10th-12th. If you are attending please stop by our booth.
The Mama Hawk will be at BOOTH# 22027 Location on PAX East floor. We are near the front escalators, then walking to the Right Side.
More info soon about the launch details.
Gear VR SwingStar Demo OUT NOW!
We also released a Free SwingStar Demo for the Samsung Gear VR. Get the Gear VR SwingStar Demo.
SwingStar Patch update
While we were creating the demo we also update a few things in the main game.
– Updated background themes (Sky levels, tutorial scenery
and level 4).
– Patched a major bug causing some Gear VR phones to crash on startup.
Oculus Rift Touch Controller Support
We are currently working on getting oculus rift touch controller support in SwingStar. Once we have implementing the touch controller we also plan to move SwingStar out of the Early release section on the Rift store.
Update you game on Tuesday (1/17) and get the new patch which includes 5 thrilling levels, a new power up block type the Cloud Mover. We fixed the bug where opening a secret doors would erase stars on that level. We redid the graphics in the canyon levels. The kid also got a new animated helmet hand, so fancy.
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Keep on Swinging.