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  1. baskus

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    My game Hamster Climb is out on the Android Market free of charge!

    In the game you help a hamster reach the skies by jumping on falling postal cargo. You control the hamster either by using the touch screen or by tilting the phone.

    Different kind of falling objects that gets harder and harder the higher you get will keep you challenged when you fight for your place on the online (or phone local) high scores!

    More info and screenshots of the game

    <-- QR code with a link to the market

    Features:
    Tilt and Touch controls
    Phone and Online High Scores
    Install to SD card
    Supports small screens

    New version out!
    * New high scores system with World Wide, National and Weekly lists separated by tilt and touch controls.
    * Lots of bug fixes.
    * Less permissions used.

    Screenshots:
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    Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sak4L7X7bGc
     

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    Version with global high scores now live on the market. :D Try and beat my high score. ;-)
     
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    I like these kinds of games. It just needs sound effects and tilt controls. :0)
     
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    Thank you. :) I'm actually working on tilt controls by popular request. I'm also going to reset the online high scores in the next update. At the moment it's full of scores me and my friends got during testing. But I challenge anyone to beat our scores and get into the list before the update. If anyone does that person will get an honorable mention in the app description on the market in the change log text. ;-)

    Upcoming changes:
    * Tilt controls
    * Online High Scores reset
    * Polish to make the game increase in difficulty more linear.
     
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    Ive now released version o.3 with the above updates :)
     
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    getting better
     
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    I will keep updating this game until its awesome :)
     
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    Hamster Climb now has it's own web page with pages for reporting problems and submitting suggestions. :)

    Link
     
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    I just uploaded version 0.4 to the Android Market!

    New in this version:
    * More linear difficulty increase
    * Support for small screens! (might look weird on the small screens tho)
    * Support for installing to SD cards!
    * (Hopefully) better physics at low frame rates.

    If you encounter any problems with the game please leave a comment on the "Report problems" page at the Hamster Climb site: link

    Hope you like it! :D
     
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    Is anyone experiencing problems with the game? Can you guys with Android 1.5 phones see the game / new version on the market?

    All feedback is welcome. :)

    I'm now working on a custom high scores system that will fit the game much better and make sure scores that are sent to the online high scores wont get lost because some server is down. :)

    Hope you like the game thus far. :D
     
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    10 000 downloads! Thanks everyone out there for downloading my game. :D

    I'm currently working on the next version which will, as I've said, include a new high scores system. The new high score system will save scores locally on the phone as well as online. Players will be able to look at online top lists of the best scores globally, nationally, daily and monthly. All of the lists will be separated by the controls used when playing so that there&#8217;s a list each for tilt and touch controls. The game will also keep track of scores that are sent to the server so that none are lost on the way under any network situation. :)

    I really hope you like the game and if you have any suggestions or problems just respond here and I will do whatever I can to fix it. :)
     
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    The new High Scores system is starting to work really well now. :) It's custom made for the game to "fit in" more than ScoreNinja ever can and it's gonna be awesome! :D It's going into beta testing in the coming days and when it seems it works well on all tested phones version 0.5 will pop up on the market soon after. :)
     
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    wow....looks fun. See you on the leader board :p
     
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    Today Hamster Climb reached more than 50 000 downloads! I never imagined my game would be able to get this many downloads. :) I'm just a student doing this on my free time. Thank you all for downloading, playing, giving feedback, sharing and talking about the game!

    On another note, I have some nice improvements under development that WILL be released when they're finished. I'm just having more unexpected trouble than I expected (...) with implementing the new high scores system.

    Thanks again! :)
     
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    Happy fun time!

    I just released version 0.5 Hamster Climb on the Android Market!

    Change log

    • New high scores system with World Wide, National and Weekly lists separated by tilt and touch controls.
    • Fixed a bug where the time could go backwards causing the hamster to appear below it's previous position.
    • Removed old code for keeping the screen lit while playing with tilt controls that sometimes resulted in crashes.
    • Pressing the back button while playing will now show a "Really Quit?" dialog instead of leaving the game immediately. Pressing "No" will pause the game and let the player resume at any time.
    • The menu button can now be pressed to pause the game.
    • Added credits.
    • Less permissions.
    • Lots of other small fixes.

    Please report any bugs you find as a comment to this post, a comment at the "Report problems" page or as a mail to my gmail address "baskus". :)

    I hope you enjoy the new high scores system! Try to beat my score (I'm baskus), compete with your friends, be the best in your country or even try to beat the world record!

    Have fun! :)
     
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    Just glad it isn't gerbil climb.....

    Yup tilt a must. PIA playing on a touch screen.
     
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    It is a fun game, but i am afraid you are going to need to step it up because camel game's hyper jump game has a very similar playing style (its fun and has great graphics too)
     
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    Don't worry ;-)
     
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    Hello!

    I recently tried Hamster Climb on a Sony Ericsson x10 mini pro and the game ran mostly fine. Tilt worked nicely and the graphics were pretty smooth. Good for such a small phone. :)

    However. When using touch controls the game would listen to my touch input for a couple of seconds and then just ignore them for 1-3 secs just to continue working for a while again afterwards. This is FATAL in Hamster Climb since that's just about enough time to miss the boxes and your game is over.

    Has anyone seen this before? Was the phone I used defective or is this something others have experienced in other games before? Is this unique to the x10 mini pro?

    Any answers and help is VERY much appreciated! :)

    Thanks!
     
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    very intersting game, but my thumb is paralysed...
     
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    Addictive,work well on my Verizon.
     
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    :(

    Glad to hear it! :D
     
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    I just released version 0.6 to the Android Market! :D Almost all the graphics have been updated and everything is winter themed!

    There are also some new advanced touch control options in case you have problems when controlling with touch.

    Hope you like it! :D

    Happy climbing.
     
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    It has a hamster in a santa hat. This automatically makes it superior to games without hamsters in santa hats.
     

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