I’ve been playing around with ideas of combining RGB colors for quite a while now and I was finally able to finalise a prototype that had been in my “drawer” for several months now. The basic premise of the app is quite simple, the game spawns lines from the top of the screen and you have to press buttons that match the same colors. The twist comes when the line colors are only available by combining the basic RGB (red, green, blue) values. Yellow lines require red+green, purple needs red+blue and cyan needs green+blue. Finally there are also white lines that require you to press (or swipe through) all the buttons. After every 10 lines, the game gets either Harder of Faster, making the game slowly harder and harder.
It was very satisfying to finally launch this game as it had been bugging me for months. In the end I was never happy with balancing the game and I tried out dozens of different methods in doing so. Finally I went for a very simple approach as it started to feel like I would never finish the game and I really wanted to move onto other projects. I’m quite happy with the end result and especially happy that it’s out now! RGB Smash is officially out on iOS.
People often come to me with their app ideas and this time I got very excited when a friend of mine presented me his. Apparently the train drivers in Germany have a button they are forced to press every now and then to confirm they are awake in order to prevent horrible accidents. When my friend was taking a night train home one day, he had troubles staying awake and thought, why wasn’t there an app for us late-night commuters. A quick check into the App Store sadly presented me with the usual “it’s already done” results, but I still felt like this would be a very simple and fun app to make and at least I would be able to present a modern version of the app.
As the premise for the Wakey Wakey is very simple, I wanted to keep the app itself very simple as well. I wanted the app to be free so I decided to include an in-app purchase that unlocks more alarm sounds. Elliott helped me once again with very nice and minimalistic designs for the app.
Alarms featured in the app’s release version are:
The first two are available for free and the rest you can open through the in-app purchase. It was a lot of fun to come up with annoying sounds to wake up to!