I have noticed on a few developer forums like this one that there are a decent amount of people who are looking for guidance as to how best execute their ideas. Most often these “idea people” are berated by the hardcore developers in the forums, written off as little more than a symptom of the iPhone app store hype. While no doubt there are a decent amount of Trism or iShoot wannabes who give the rest of us a bad name, I am writing this post for those of you who think you have something good and are actually serious about getting your product developed and following through. While I am still working on my 1st app, and have no idea how it will do in the App Store, I can tell you that I sat on my idea for a good 6 months so I have a pretty good idea of how hard it is to get started and what the pitfalls are.
I have gotten the first couple of updates from the team and am now testing the application on my iPhone. It is really cool to have it up and running so I can begin to see the project taking shape. It feels like progress is slow until I get the new updates and then it looks like only a matter of weeks. A few bugs with the movement and firing but all in all a great start!
Even with this basic buggy simplified version I find myself wanting to pick it up and play it. Either I am obsessed with the idea or it does have some interesting game play already. I have started to fiddle with the tank, turret and missile speeds amongst other variables and am hoping that upon testing I will just know the ideal setting for optimal game play once I see it.