Polymer: Numbers Post!

Post was created by Whitaker on October 11th, 2012

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I’ve been promising a Polymer numbers post for a long long time. But I’m lazy and haven’t gotten around to it. And for that, I’m sorry. However, my laziness has paid off in a way, because now you can see how the rankings, sales, and analytics have varied over many months, various Apple features, and…

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Polymer 2.0!

Post was created by Whitaker on July 19th, 2012

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I just released a huge update to Polymer. In this blog post I’m going to fill you in on the details!

Universal Support
I’ve been talking about doing a universal update for sometime now. It’s taken me quite awhile to port it to iPad, mainly because I was stupid the first time around and hard coded a…

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A Guide to Using Twitter to Promote Your Game

Post was created by Whitaker on May 16th, 2012

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As you probably (hopefully) know by now, I released my first game Polymer about two weeks ago. In it’s first day, it broke into the top 200 paid apps, the top 100 games, the top 25 strategy games, and the top 25 puzzle games (all referring to the U.S. app store). It has also gotten…

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Programming . . . by Programming

Post was created by Whitaker on March 1st, 2012

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Polymer is my first real game. Yes, I’ve made lots of little [stupid] prototypes in the past, but I’ve never attempted a fully polished, releasable game. Because this is my first experience going from inception of an idea to finished product (well, almost finished – I’m shooting for the beginning of April), I’ve learned a…

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And the name of the game is . . .

Post was created by Whitaker on January 24th, 2012

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My game is called Polymer. Let me explain why.

According to Wikipedia, “A polymer is a large molecule composed of repeating structural units.” Here is a picture of real polymers:

In the game, the goal is to form strands of connected units. This isn’t a match-3 game though. The units can only be connected in particular ways…

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My first app!

Post was created by Whitaker on January 12th, 2012

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Big news here: I’m creating my first app for submission into the iPhone App Store! I’ve been working really hard for the last week and a half or so on it, and I’m going to keep going until it’s done (probably a month or two). Here are a couple screen shots.

The title screen. The UI…

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My Submission for the Gunpoint Game Music

Post was created by Whitaker on December 9th, 2011

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So there’s an open audition-type thing for the game Gunpoint and I did a tune for it. More info about this audition/contest thingy here.
Please listen on headphones or good speakers. It sounds way better! Also, the sub bass drone can be a bit overpowering on speakers with a good low end, but I boosted it…

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Cardinal Quest: Original Soundtrack is OUT!

Post was created by Whitaker on December 7th, 2011

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Not only does it have all the original music from the game, but it also has unreleased tracks, as well as covers by Satstuma Audio, Disasterpeace, Joe Cavers, Charlie McCarron, Cain German and some1namedjeff. Go get it at www.CardinalQuestMusic.com!

Cardinal Quest: Original Soundtrack by Whitaker Blackall

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Marriage and Name Change!

Post was created by Whitaker on December 1st, 2011

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Big news. First of all, I just got married last weekend to my beautiful girlfriend of 6 years, Dana! It was incredible. We then went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon, which was just sweet. Here’s a picture of us in St. Lucia:

Name Change
Dana’s last name is Tesser and mine is obviously Blackall. Some possibilities…

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Cobalt EP Out!

Post was created by Whitaker on November 17th, 2011

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The soundtrack to the upcoming indie game Cobalt is out and I have a remix on it! The music is by Anosou, who’s incredible. The album also features remixes by Chris Geehan, Jimmy Hinson (bigGIANTcircles), Magnus PĂ„lsson (SoulEye), Daniel Rosenfeld (C418), and Steven Velema (surasshu). I’m proud and humbled to be in such good company.

My…

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