Curvy a game inspired by the second digital game ever

Curvy hits the iTunes store this Sunday. What is it? It’s a small game inspired by the second ever created video game, Tennis for Two.

„Tennis For Two was an electronic game developed in 1958 on a Donner Model 30 analog computer, which simulates a game of tennis or ping pong on an oscilloscope. Created by American physicist William Higinbotham for visitors at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, it is important in the history of video games as one of the first electronic games to use a graphical display.“

Tennis for Two David Zobrist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_for_Two

So what is curvy? When I saw this simple and beautiful first steps of video games I knew I have to make a small game honoring it. So I created this game called „Curvy“. As with my latest game Three Points I kept things simple but elegant.

Curvy Three Points David Zobrist iphone 5 David Zobrist Curvy iPhone Curvy Three Points

You play it with a simple tap which changes the direction of the ball. The ball reacts physically like a real ball so you will have to find right timing to get the control properly.
Your goal is to guide the ball towards the randomly appearing green balls, to score. If the Ball drops out of the screen you lose.

More about it tomorrow evening!

Good night,
Dave

PS: Since its Sunday now here the link:
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/curvy/id914261017?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Three points update is broken

So I am sorry I just read a lot player comments in the App Store on my newest app Three Points:

„Broken by MentalMoon Latest version doesn’t work at all.“

„Freezes by #Kevin If your app freezes uninstall the app and redownload“

„Great app, terrible update! by celab74 App is really good and the ‚less is more‘ cliche is very appropriate! However after the last update I am unable to see my previous high-score nor am I able to actually play the game, I hope this issue will be addressed swiftly.“

I invested into the issue and can’t find any reason, my best guess is that I manipulated the save array to add the new premium state. And now the game tries to load the array but the new entries confuse the old version of the game.
So it freezes right after the loading screen.

This problem should only happen to players who already had the game.
Not to new players. A really bad mistake I hope you give the game a second chance.

I will be aware of that issue in future.

Best wishes,
David Zobrist