So here it is: Invisible Ink. It’s not the epic kind of game and it does require to put a little bit of imagination and thinking at work. Watch the pen move and guess the doodle being drawn in invisible ink.
The game is available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Romanian.
And, seriously, it’s a coincidence it was released on August 23rd, the former National Day of Romania 🙂
A few words about the game:
Idea: Not much of a game-play to be honest, but mostly inspired by a “pillow game” , that kind that usually go with the pillow talk 🙂 And a bit by Z-Rox.
Production: about 3 weeks, including localizations requested by the primary sponsor (Spil Group).
Graphics: Doodles were traced with Inkscape. Rest of the “graphics” were done with pen on paper and a scanner.
Programming: required attention in two spots. One was the SVG path reader, that was ported to HaXe and tweaked to fit the specifics of the game from the DrawSVG AS3 source. The other was a Bezier curve (adaptive) subdivision algorithm, again ported to HaXe from the works and research of Maxim Shemanarev. If anyone needs the HaXe sources for these two, please ask and I’ll post them.
Licensing: the game was added to FlashGameLicense and after a month and a half, 6 sponsor views, 7/10 editor rating, 5.05/10 developer rating and one bid later, the primary license went to Spil Group.
And for players that are looking for the answers (walkthrough!), below are the answers for the English language. There are more other possible answers (that better/precisely describe the doodle) and give more points, but those…you have to find them out for yourself 🙂
Tutorial: [spoiler]circle, square,triangle,x[/spoiler]
Easy: [spoiler]A,infinity,heart,star,peace,dollar,pentagram,globe,clover,spade(as in ace of spades),arrow,smile,car,hourglass,house[/spoiler]
Hard:[spoiler]elephant,paperclip,pear,rabbit,maple leaf (also Canada 😉 ),guitar,cherry,rifle,Africa,bird,anchor,gun,mouse,eiffel (tower),snowflake[/spoiler]
Oh, and feel free to throw in your doodle suggestions. We might include them in an add-on! 🙂