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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