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Offline DaveGilbert

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Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:58:28 PM »


For the last eight months, Janet has been hard at work porting Gemini Rue to the iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. The iOS version has been extensively optimized and overhauled for touch screen play with larger in-game icons and text, comfortable "point and tap" controls, a hotspot finder to minimize pixel hunting, and a redesigned combat system.

And it's $3.99 for the first two weeks!

This is our VERY first foray into the world of mobile, and the App Store in general. So we would really appreciate it if you could take a moment and rate the game for us. Things like ratings, reviews, and a clicking that "like" button can go a long way to make sure that this game is a success. And if it IS a success, it will help us get the rest of our games onto the App Store that much faster!

Thanks very much, and we hope you enjoy it!

-Dave

(Note: sadly, Apple does not allow us to give away free copies. So if you purchased Gemini Rue on the PC and want to play it on your iPad or iPhone, you will have to purchase it again)

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 08:19:40 PM »
I just wanted to say (1) Awesome.

And (2) I'm really curious as to how that can work on an iPad.  I grew up playing point and click adventure games on a friend's Tandy down the street, so I'm trying to figure out how point-and-tap can work with no right-click available.  I'm sure you've worked out a great mechanic, and I can't wait to see that in action (I don't have an iPad myself or else I'd just buy it).

If I may ask, was it difficult to program?  Did you have to get away from AGS entirely?

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 08:54:11 AM »
I just wanted to say (1) Awesome.

And (2) I'm really curious as to how that can work on an iPad.  I grew up playing point and click adventure games on a friend's Tandy down the street, so I'm trying to figure out how point-and-tap can work with no right-click available.  I'm sure you've worked out a great mechanic, and I can't wait to see that in action (I don't have an iPad myself or else I'd just buy it).

We removed the need to right-click. If you tap in a place where there is an object, the right-click menu is brought up. If you tap elsewhere, the character walks there. Simple!

By the way it is not just on iPad but also iPhone!

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If I may ask, was it difficult to program?  Did you have to get away from AGS entirely?

Fortunately the AGS engine has been ported to iOS! However there was still considerable months of coding involved to make the game play well.

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 09:14:43 PM »
Hi! Just dropping a line to let you know that the game is AU$4.49 in my App Store (the Australian one) - which is somewhat weird because technically the Australian currency is stronger than USD  ::)

It didn't stop me from buying though (and mass giving rating as well). Think I'm going to revisit this game during my break week ahead.

If this one proves to be a success will you be porting the Blackwell series as well?

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 04:48:17 AM »
This is amazing!

Immediately purchased and gave 5 star + a review. The best of luck to you in this new avenue...

Also joining the question of (assuming this turns up a success) what's next? Blackwell? Resonance?

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 07:38:15 PM »
First time player of GR / any wadjeteye stuff. I have been missing out! Just finished it on my iPad and I am so impressed. A satisfying, smart and well put together experience. Great, great work - thanks to all involved, especially for the graft to port it to iOS.  :) :)

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 10:50:08 AM »
Do the iOS versions work on Apple computers, like Mac Book Pros? The only computer I have is my Mac Book Pro laptop so I cannot play PC games at all. If not, is a Mac computer port in the works?

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 09:51:36 PM »
Hi! Just dropping a line to let you know that the game is AU$4.49 in my App Store (the Australian one) - which is somewhat weird because technically the Australian currency is stronger than USD  ::)

We don't set a price, just a price tier, so blame Apple :)

If this one proves to be a success will you be porting the Blackwell series as well?

That's the plan!

Do the iOS versions work on Apple computers, like Mac Book Pros? The only computer I have is my Mac Book Pro laptop so I cannot play PC games at all. If not, is a Mac computer port in the works?

It will not work on Apple computers, sorry. We hope to port it to Mac at some time in the future!

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 02:37:36 PM »
Nice work on the port, folks!

Is there any way to examine inventory items on iOS? I can only seem to access my inventory if I'm going to try and use it with something.

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 08:04:18 AM »
Is there any way to examine inventory items on iOS? I can only seem to access my inventory if I'm going to try and use it with something.

You don't need to! There was only one puzzle that needed that (repairing the lock picks) which I changed to happen automatically.

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 06:24:57 PM »
I first heard about this great game in 2011 but sadly it was not available for Mac.
Two years later I open App Store on my iPad and there it is!
The only thing I should say is... please bring your other games to iOS and hopefully sometime Mac too.
I rated it 5 stars and it was my first App Store review  :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 05:10:32 PM »
Great game.

This has all of the quality of a PC game in a mobile package. Thanks!

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 10:51:33 AM »
Wonderful work, Jan and Dave! It's always a treat to find good adventure games on iOS, and this one was a real gem. I had just been bemoaning the fact that so many Wadjet Eye games are for Windows only (I currently only have Apple devices at home), so when your e-mail newsletter about this iOS release came, I snapped it right up.

I'll have more to say later about this very thought-provoking game, but for now I'll just say that I hope you bring more of your catalog to iOS soon! Kudos!

... Findswoman

P.S. I tried posting a review on the Apple App Store, but I don't know if it's actually going to show up, or if they're just taking their dear time reviewing it.

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Re: Gemini Rue is now available on the APP STORE!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 08:02:21 AM »
Hi!
I have a question: How did u do the porting?
I search on internet how porting ags adventure but im finding only porting for jailbroken devices! You have some help for me?

Ty and congrats for Gemini Rue!!

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 02:44:17 PM »
Great work, guys!

If it's not too much to ask, could you please port the games to Android as well? That would be awesome. Would totally buy them again for my phone/tablet.

Thanks!