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Galcon Color-blind Test

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Hey, I’m trying to get Galcon-iphone to work for the color-blind population :)

Here’s the colors I’m thinking about using.  If you are color-blind can you tell me if you can discern between the colors?  If not, please tell me which numbered colors you are having difficulty with.


Galcon + Sound = AWESOME+1

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who’s bought and played the game and left a review! Also thanks to touch arcade for writing a review of Galcon. So far there have been two main requests that I’ve seen in the reviews:

Where’s the Sound?!!

I had some technical trouble getting sound working originally, but thanks to all your pleading I was able to figure out how to get sound to work in Galcon. It now has the sound effects that have always been an important part of the Galcon experience. I’m still not planning on adding music, as I’d rather listen to my iPod tunes. Quick usage tip: if you want to adjust the volume of your music, or skip to the next track WHILE playing Galcon, just double tap the Home button and the iPod brings up a dialog box to let you do just that!

(I’ve just uploaded this update to the Apple dev site, so it may be a few days before they approve it. So you’ll have to suffer soundlessly for a little bit more.)

We want Multi-Player!!

Indeed, multi-player was one of the things that made the shareware version of Galcon such a hit! And I totally can’t wait to get it on the iPhone :) But I think it’ll be a few months before I can really get around to that. It will not connect with the shareware version of Galcon, primarily because the play-field size is so different, it wouldn’t really work out. (Shareware Galcon handles around 65 planets on screen during a good MP match, the iPhone can only handle about 25 planets on screen.)

Thanks for all your reviews and comments!

Galcon + iPhone = AWESOME !!!

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Hey folks! It’s finally here – Galcon for the iPhone and iPod Touch :)

You can get it from the iTunes Store :-)

Here’s a video of me playing it:

Here’s some bzawesome screenshots:

So, hey, I think we’ve got a fun opportunity here folks .. So far there are only a few games for the iPhone that are really good. I bet with a bit of good olde-fashioned grass-roots hype we could get the word out and get Galcon to the top of the list! So here’s what to do:

  • tell all your iPhone toting friends about it!
  • blog about it! twitter about it! whatever!
  • play it and make a YouTube video of it!
  • up-vote this on your favorite news site!
  • leave a review on the iTunes site!

Anyway, there’s lots more exciting Galcon news coming over the next few months so stay tuned!