domingo, 5 de junio de 2016

It's ALIVE and it's FREEEEE!!!!

Hi guys!

Today we're bringing you super-good news!!

We decided to re-release To The Castle for FREE ... yes, totally FREE!!

- Grand re-release! -

And thaBeside this incredible news we have some more stuff to tell you, specially if you ve a Windows Phone table or phone.

We know that the windows phone users has been lately the guys that never receive good news from the industry... not much promotions, not many enjoyable new games...

Here at Dodozen we decided to give you a hepling hand and we just released To The Castle totally free for windows phone too!!

- FREE on all the mobile markets!!! -

So here you leav us the direct links to the stores, so you can give it a shot without losing a second ;)

And remember...
- ...we love you!! -

See you soon,
Enjoy!! :)

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

To The Castle - Worldwide release !!!

Hi Guys, great news everyone!

The wait is over! We are excited to let you know that To The Castle is finally available worldwide!


- Our beloved project is finally online! -
As you know, we created our game using a cross-platform engine. This gave us some "by default" benefits like being able to deploy our betas and demos on more than one platform at same time.

Today, we're super happy to announce that we released our game on both platforms at same time (Android & iOs). You can get it NOW in your favorite store:


For the moment the game is performing well (taking in account that we didn't start the marketing campaign yet)


To celebrate the release we prepared a couple of videos showing some of the game main features features:

- The official release trailer -


- A level editor case study -

Beside this we created a simple (but effective) landing page where we're storing the data of our press kit ad other "marketing groceries". You can visit the landing page here.

...aaaaand that's all for today folks!
Stay tuned and be happy! :D


jueves, 10 de marzo de 2016

3,2,1 ... soft-launch!!

Hi there,

Today we're bringing you awesome news! Specially if you're one of the lucky inhabitants from Canada or Australia because...

We just soft-launched To The Castle on Canada and Australia for iOS and Android (this is on the google play store and the itunes app store)

- Sunglasses?... hell yeah! -

For the moment we're releasing the game just on this two countries in order to test it and receive user feedback in order to polish and adjust (even more) our game.

So far is going quite well and we're really happy with the recent downloads results. Anyway, we really encourage our users to test in depth all the awesome features they can find in the final version of the game like: the 60 levels of the single player campaign, the online rewards, the score ratings, the shop, the level editor, the online levels, etc...


You know... all the feedback is more than welcome and as we always say: don't hesitate to contact with us for any question or sugestion you can give us.

BTW, you can find the game here:


With this new launch we released a new and awesome video we would like to share with you all... the To The Castle release trailer!!!

Here it goes:

- We're in love with it! -

For this video we had the collaboration of two friends: Odewill and Alex M.

Odewill: the artist that create the final cover...

- An outstanding work from Odewill -

Alex Martinez is the musician that composed the track for the trailer and who actually inspired the vibe of a lot of the tracks you can hear in the game sketching the tracks for a previous (and on-hold by the moment) project. Thumbs up for you guys!!!

- Cheers! (now with an oscar) -

Aaaand this is more or less all for now folks. Hope to see you soon with some fresh and cool news. BTW, you can be sure that we will inform you as soon as we plan a date for the grand...

WORLD RELEASE!!!

Soon friends... it will be soon ;)

and remember... stay tuned and be happy !!
chao :D

jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2015

At top 50 at slideDB!!!

Hi guys!

This time we need your help...


App of the Year Awards 

VOTE for us and help us to be the app-game of the year!

We're here today to give you exciting news!
TO THE CASTLE has been selected among the best 50 apps in order to become the app fo the year at slideDB!


- We're getting there! -

We're super-excited about this. We need a final effort on this scond round battling for the very first three main positions...


- Help us to become the app of the year! -

BTW, you can vote TO THE CASTLE here too.

... and remember: be happy and stay tuned!
cheers!

martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

PAD support... harder that expected

Adding PAD support in order to control you game (mainly your character) is not a big deal usually.

You may need to put some thougts about the control buttons and check if they are confortable (or not) for the player. But at the end, that's not such a big deal: Let's use this button to jump, that button to shoot, this stick to move, and so on... easy, isn't it?

well... not so much really.

- You should plan it before implement it -


Did you think about the GUI?
Did you think about the menu navigation?
...

- The PAD for the editor was something thought... -

If you didi it.... well, really good for you! but in our case, and specially working with a game that was initially planned for handheld  devices and not for PC this was really a challenge.

At the end, after struggling for a good while with different options in order to solve this we applied our "keep it simle and lets maximize the results" solution.

In fact after, reviewing the solution for a couple of times, I think it was a great thing we find a work-around like that for our game :P (yeah, we know, and we saved a lot of time and headaches...)

- The PAD navigating the menues... -

So, for that reason we created a small article at indieDB exposing the main core of the solution, because we thought it could be usefull for other developers that meybe are in the same situation as we were.

enjoy!

BTW, you can find the artic here.

sábado, 17 de octubre de 2015

To The Castle (Android BETA)

Hi there!

Today we bring you exciting news ...again!!.
Our game project is moving fast and we have a new released open BETA. This time... available for Android devices too!!

- Finally... it's here! -

Beside this we added PAD support for the PC version, both for XBOX and PLAYSTATION controls. 
- The gameplay changes a bit... but still incredibly fun -

We ported the controls because we're actually handling the idea of releasing the game for PC too using Steam Greenlight
- ...sounds good :) -

...but this is something that we're still debating because it may require some further adjustments on the game.

Anyway, as soon as we decide something you'll be the first guys to know ;)
And remember... stay tuned and have fun!

BTW, the links to the BETAs just there:
* Android beta v1.2: link
* PC beta v1.2: link



sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2015

To the Castle (playable beta)

Hi guys!

Today we bring you exciting news...

- Breaking news! -

We just uploaded a playable version of our game online!!
A BETA version of To the Castle is available for all of you here!.


- New GUI system -



- Tutorial & arcade level selector -



- One of the levels from the world one -



- Online levels/dungeons and complete level editor -

Controls:

Even if the original game will be released for iOS (and possibly android too) we created a Pc version so you can try the game confortably directly from your computer.

For PC the controls are quite simple: you control the main character using the cursor keys:
- Press RIGHT key to JUMP
- Press LEFT key to ATTACK

Bugs and knowing issues:

The PC BETA is fully playable on adventure/arcade mode however there are few options that are off for the moment.

  • Online afeatures are disabled on the PC version for now.
  • The editor is usable but for the moment you can't share the levels with the rest of users.
  • The Fx + soundtrack will be enabled soon too.
  • All the IAPs and freemium mechanics are disabled (the rewards still there :P )

Feedback and bug reporting:

For further feedback or if you want to report a bug don't hesitate to send us an email to:

And that's all for today folks...
...remember: be happy and stay tunned!