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I’m working on my game Rolling Jump released in 2011.

You can download the old version here: http://bit.ly/rolling-jump
But next week the 1.4 version will be available on the app store with new features, optimizations, etc.

Available-on-AppStore

I decided to improve my game but I need your help to translate the game in more languages.

Please send me an email: contact [at] benoitfreslon [dot] com

Thank you all.

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PLAY KMEMBERT on LudumDare.com

Game description

Kmembert (Camembert: A delicious french cheese) is a puzzle/infiltration/action game :). The gameplay is quite simple: You are a cheese and you have to kill all nazi mice in one shoot. Get the cannon bullet and trick the mice in order to kill them all in a single shoot. 9 levels are playable. HAVE FUN ^^!

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Post mortem

It was my first Ludum Dare compo. I just be informed of the event 4 days ago. My weekend was busy but I was motivated to create a simple game saturday morning with the theme “You only get one”. I already participed to the “Global Game Jam” twice, but the Ludum Dare is a different challenge.
I cumulate 17 hours of work for this game.

Gameplay

I found the idea in the first minutes: Get the only one bullet, trick the enemies to manage to kill them all in a single shoot.
The controls are simple and the top view allows to create less graphic assets and less code. I’m a big fan of “Metal gear solid” and I recently played “Hotline Miami”. So I unconsciously designed game mechanics with this game in my mind. I always wanted to design a game like Metal Gear Solid :). Therefore mice can run after you if they see you and you can play with the doors.

Level Design

I modified the mouse behaviours 2 hours before the deadline. So I redesigned the levels accoring the modifications.
I tried to design 9 levels with interesting challenge. I think the levels are fun and you also can understand all puzzles quickly. But I had no time to playtest the levels to another players. That’s why the game needs different mice with different behaviours and more balance.

Graphics

I didn’t want to use human characters, zombies, aliens or monsters. So I decided to imagine a coherent situation with uncomon characters according to the game mechanics. A humanoid cheese against nazi mice ? Why not  :). I’m not a 2d artist but I tried to design simple characters and animations quickly. A pen tablet is a good tool :).

Sounds

Unfortunatly I didn’t have the time to play on my guitar some cool riffs for the background music. The sound fx are just simple homemade sounds of my mouth :).

Tools

I’m a Flash game developer since 2004 so I create all assets, animations and code with Flash. I used the World Construction Kit library. It’s the Box2D physic engine with a WYSIWYG layout, very usefull to design levels. I also used simple libs : TweenMax, Flint. I used “Flash Develop” and I created some assets with Photoshop and Audition.

Conclusion

It was a great experience! Sometimes I watched streams of few developers around the world. I also earn some skills in code with box2d and in graphic design. I found my game interesting but it needs improvements :).

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Here the non exhaustive list of all independant game contests & Jams: UPDATE: 03/01/2015

Contests:

Showcases:

EDIT: All showcases http://www.promoterapp.com/calendar

Festivals:

Jams:

EDIT (02/12/2014): you can find all jams here: http://compohub.net

Please comment and send feedbacks to update this list ;).

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The EIGD was on the 24th and 25th of October in Montreuil, France, near to Paris. Here the website: http://www.eigd.org/.

Unfortunately I couldn’t assist to the EIGD meetings but I’m sure it was very interesting.

Here the category lists:

  • The Student Awards – a category exclusively for vocational school students. We hope to find a crazy pearl!
  • Originality Award – For the most original in terms of gameplay, the theme or narrative European game
  • The Innovation Award – For the most innovative gaming technology or use of technology.
  • The Price of Artistic Consistency – For the game which the graphic is more consistent, but also the most original!
  • And the Grand Prize will be selected from the winners of the previous categories.

Enigmbox was finalist of the EIGD awards, category Originality.

There was 5 different catogories: http://www.eigd.org/en/content/eigd-awards. You can find all finalists here: http://www.snjv.org/eigd-awards-finalistes,814.html

The awards ceremony was the 24th October near to the “Le café salé” in Montreuil.

The other finalists for the originality category were: Mush from Motion Twin and Type: rider from Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo.

Here the results:

  • SerpenteS won The Student Award
  • Mush won the Award. Congrats to the Montion Twin team.
  • Strike Vector won the Innovation Award
  • Type: Rider won the price of Artistic Consistency
  • One Life remains won the Grand prize, congrats guys ;).

Unfortunately EnimgBox didn’t won any prize but I’m still proud to compete with big projects. A big thanks to the EIGD team ;).

See you next year.

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vignette_150x150Here the new game I developed and designed: Jump’Box on Facebook. I create this game for a french agency Castor & Pollux for the french brand: Fleury Michon.
I worked as game designer, level designer and sound designer.

It’a simple but addictive platform game. You have to jump in the “Box” on the top of the tower.
The gameplay is really simple based on the “Mr Crab” game. The hero always runs around the tower and only can change direction against walls. Only one input can make the hero jump. You can jump to avoid obstacles and kill enemies.
You can play on 18 levels on 6 differents worlds with 6 different characters.
And you can win several prizes like an iPad mini, a Sony PS4, a Camera, etc.

Play Jump’Box on Facebook.

It’s a fake 3D game but a simple 2D game engine with lot of effects: parallax, scrolling, smooth moves, shadows, etc. The final render is espacially beautiful.

I used the Starling Framewok and the CitrusEngine framework to develop a Flash game with Stage3D.

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EnigmBox – Think outside the box to solve creative puzzles

After 3 months of intensive development here the iOS version of the famous series Take Something Literally.

It’s my last indie game. I designed and developed this game alone.

It’s a puzzles compilation with lot of twists inside ;).

The rules are very simple. You have to think outside the box to solve puzzles to collect all hearts in each level.

This game plays different from your average puzzle game. Use all iPhone functionalities: move it, touch it, take pictures, capture videos, plug accessories, use location service, use all buttons and phone properties.

You can download the game here: http://bit.ly/enigmbox

Available-on-AppStore

The official website: http://www.enigmbox.com
The Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/enigmbox

And for the cheaters, here the walkthrough.

Don’t forget to rate and comment the application. Help indie developers to create creative games. Rate, comment, share the game and buy indie games ;).

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I’m proud to annonce the release of the multiplayer mode of Nano War iOS (update 1.05).

The Multiplayer mode is FREE!

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The multiplayer mode uses Game Center and the matchmaking service. The online game works very well. The gameplay is very smooth. I didn’t see any lags.
You can invite your friends and play against them up to 4 players.

IT’S REALLY FUN! :)

10 seconds after tapping the matchmaking button a player joined the game.
I played against 4 different players and each battle was different.

Here my first victory against a human player. :)

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There are 2 different maps for 2, 3 and 4 players. But I will to add more maps and more features.

Please rate and write a short review again! Thanks

Enjoy ! ;)

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Nano War: Cult flash game is finally released on iOS

Fight back infection in your army of cells with this strategy and attack game in which « the best defense is offence »!

Chugulu today announced the release of Nano War, a Strategy and Attack game for iPhone and iPad. Created by Benoit Freslon and released as a Flash game on the Web in 2008, this game was a major and respected success with the Indie sector, notching up tens of millions of gameplays on Kongregate and the Disney sites.
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In Nano War, you must save a human body from viruses that have infected its cells. To do so you have to send your cells into battle to beat enemy cells, whilst setting up and maintaining your own defense.

Now with a deeper gameplay, more colorful design and highly intuitive tactile ergonomics, Nano War remains very simple to learn yet requires a real development of skill and strategy for later levels in the game.

The game offers four trails – the 4 main zones of the human body split over 40 levels. The first 10 levels are free to play, the rest unlocked by in-app purchase.  At the end of each level the playter must beat a Boss …no mean feat.

The Battle mode allows you to play and unlock personalisable battles in-app and an online multiplayer mode is in development and will be released  for free in the coming months.

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Since 2008 billions upon billions of cells have been saved, making Nano War a Top 10 ranking game on Kongregate as well as Game of the Week on IndieGames.com. The game collected 3 Awards (SACD Award 2008, Florilège du Web Flash Festival 2008, Winner of WhoseGame) was soundly praised by Mac4ever.com who stated:

★ “…one of most addictive little flash games you’ll ever find.” ★

Is available on iPhone and iPad: http://bit.ly/NanoWar

Trailer videos: http://youtu.be/n-z5TRyKsg0

To keep up to date on this project and on other topics, have a look at facebook.

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