What is UFO Dad?
UFO Dad is a mash up of platforming and match 3 coming soon to PlayStation Mobile! Think varying degrees of Mr. Driller + Tetris Attack + Bejeweled + Sokoban. Development was initially largely inspired by Mr. Driller (a series Kevin loves), but over time the game has taken shape into its current form.
You’re a suburban dad, master of the grill, sufferer of male pattern baldness, and wearer of sandals with socks. Your homemade “wonder spatula” has attracted attention from those beyond the Milky Way – hungry aliens have come to abduct you and steal your scrumptious burgers!
How did this get started?
Kevin came up with the concept, and even made a small prototype before approaching me after we worked on PlayRank together. He’s great to work with, and I loved the game idea, and the potential to work on a PlayStation title, so off we went! It’s quirky, fun, and a throw-back to a more simple time
I’ve been doing all the programming, which started off as a prototype in Moai (since I wanted to try it out, and know lua quite well). That grew into our current build, which still runs on Moai for development, but runs on a custom reimplementation of a subset of Moai’s featureset on PlayStation Mobile (say that three times fast). Kevin likes to call it coder black magic
I’ll be posting more information about the game, and technical articles about challenges I’ve faced and how I overcame them.
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