Thursday, May 23, 2013

OUYA!

OOOoooooo-YEAH!

Hidden in Plain Sight has been published for the Ouya.  The free version includes unlimited play of Ninja Party and Death Race (which I think are the two best modes, but others disagree).  For $0.99, you get the other three modes unlocked, as well as the customizable options to play with.

I'm looking forward to hearing how Ouya players like it...  if you happen to have played it on the Ouya, leave a note and let me know how it all worked out for you.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Adam,

    Congratulations on your game. Would like to publish something in the New Ouya Open World magazine shipping across the world soon. If you'd like to be involved please contact me via www.OuyaOpenWorld.com

    Regards
    James

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  2. It's addictive! The best ouya game so far. Couldn't stop playing. Crazy fun. I'll by it.

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  3. My word. A few of us played it last night for hours. Such a creative, unique, hilariously fun game. I'm buying it right now.

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  4. A few hours time for a few people seems worth a few bucks, right? :)

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Anything you could to do spread the word would be appreciated!

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  5. I told my wife I was gonna pay at least $5. Then she told me to only spend $1 because she's cheap. So I went behind her back and paid $3. I've been playing it with all of our friends. A few of my friends have been like, "I'm gonna buy an Ouya just for this game!" What other platforms is this game on? I just wish I had 4 controllers instead of only 2...

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  6. I understand your wife's position. If I went to the store and needed to buy a bar of soap, and was given the choice to either spend $5 or $1, I would spend $1. That's obvious.

    I'd be curious to know what your wife thinks the game was actually worth? How many hours have you played? How much fun did you have? How would you (or is it even possible to?) put a dollar figure on that? I'm not trying to guilt-trip or anything, but what's an honest assessment?

    In the end, I honestly don't mind people paying the minimum price. I'm going to make an effort to give people the opportunity to pay what they feel comfortable paying. It's much more important to me that people enjoy the game, like playing it, and tell their friends about it. (See my latest blog post).

    That said, I'm glad you are having fun with it!

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  7. Haha, I just asked my wife, "How much do you think that game is actually worth?" She said $15! Not what I expected, seeing as how she told me to buy it for $1.

    We've spent probably 10-15 hours with our friends/family/coworkers (I brought it to work to show the other guys here) playing it thus far, and I expect to play it much, much more. Definitely worth more than a night at the movies (at least $15).

    I think you've done the best thing in allowing people to pay what they think it's worth, and I like the idea of allowing donations. Honestly, after a night of playing it with friends, I'm likely to just be like, "Man, this game has been so much fun. I should tip Adam again."

    Was developing for Ouya pretty easy? I am a Java/JavaScript developer, but haven't tinkered much with Android or Ouya development. What's your programming background?

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  8. Well, she's smart for getting a product worth $15 for $1, then. :)

    Donations are in the works. Look for an update probably within a week or two.

    I’m a C# developer by day, and HIPS was written in C#/XNA for the Xbox. I then used MonoGame (an open source implementation of XNA) to port it over to Android/Ouya. So I took a bit of a non-traditional route to get the game out. What’s cool about Ouya is that it didn't cost me anything to publish. You just create a developer account and submit your apk and they review it and post it. Making the apk is the hard part. :)

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  9. Last night I found out I can use XBOX controllers with a USB receiver hooked up to my OUYA! Man, this game is even more fun with 4 players.

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  10. Any chance for a future Android or PC release? I'd love to play this game but refuse to buy a console when my PC blows them out of the water.

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  11. You can get it for Windows from indievania.com or indiecity.com. The problem is that it still requires Xbox type controllers, and is still only local multiplayer. Hope that helps!

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  12. Love this game!

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  13. Hi Adam! I bought HIPS as soon as I got my Ouya (and then donated a couple times more as soon as you added the option, there's a high chance mine where your first two donations haha! ;) ). Anyway, thanks for a great game!
    I was wondering if you plan to add support for using your iPhone/Android phone as extra controllers, sort of like Bombsquad? That would be awesome to add more friends into the game when you got just two controllers for the Ouya.

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  14. It's a great idea, but probably not going to happen. It would require almost a complete re-architecture of the game, and with a full time job and new baby, I simply don't have the time.

    It also requires a whole knowledge set that I don't have, which is writing iOS applications.

    So. Don't hold your breath. :|

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  15. I see. Thanks anyway :) (and congrats on the new baby!).
    BTW, HIPS is a success during lunch when I bring my Ouya to work ;)

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  16. Just curious, do you plan on adding any new modes? I was thinking that a capture the flag mode would be pretty fun. :)

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  17. First game that made me not mad my husband spent $100 on another gaming system. :P We spent hours trying to murder each other, it's like free therapy!

    Played it with a non-gamer who took to it right away. Great party game, definitely worth the purchase. Thanks!

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  18. I just tried to pay $5 in game, but kept getting a can't complete purchase error message. I paid the default $3 through the Ouya main menu, but you should check on your in-game payment system. Death Race is a blast.

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