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David Fulton @JackSmack

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Posted by JackSmack - October 20th, 2012

So I just launched my first ever Kickstarter campaign. It is for a new version of the game BearBound I could use all the help I can get on this project, so if you have ever played one of my games and had fun please take a look at the Kickstarter page. If you can back the project please do that as well, every little bit helps.

Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.

BearBound Kickstarter, help me bring BearBound to mobile

Posted by JackSmack - October 12th, 2012

Howdy folks!
I've been working away on Primary 2 and I recently took some time to take part in the 2012 IDGA Chicago Game Jam. Several developers came together and had a good time making games together and networking.

In the end my team was chosen as the winner thanks to my experience with game jams like the ones here on Newgrounds. If you want to make games but can't you should participate in the jam however you can. It isn't about winning it is about participating.

Anyway as I said I'm working on Primary and I have a pretty solid engine but the final game is still a long way off. So I'm working on a smaller project on the side. Bringing BearBound to mobile.

I have all the ground work done and need time to do art but money is tight so I'm dong a small kickstarter for the game soon. By the way, BearBound was made for a Newgrounds Game Jam.

So even if you can't do much participate in the NG game jams you WILL learn something. And you might make a hit game by accident.

Get in the Game (Jam) also BearBound KickStarter!

Posted by JackSmack - September 19th, 2012

Howdy! So I'm working on a version of Primary for mobile and it is coming along nicely. I'm planning on doing a Kickstarter campaign and I was thinking about things I can use as backer rewards.

Since the original game was made for Newgrounds and Child's Play I thought I might as well post and ask if any NG artists would be interested in making posters for the game in their styles for the Kickstarter campaign. If so I can pay a small commission for the work or trade my services on small projects. I would also give anyone who participates a free copy of the game and beta access through test flight.

I plan on donating a portion of the finished games profits to Child's Play once it is released.

If you are interested play Primary a bit and get a feel for it. Drop me a line and I'll give you some updates on what the new game is like. It will have more environments and some slightly different powers but the basics are the same... though I have plans to expand the game episodically.

Call to Artists for Primary Kickstarter

Posted by JackSmack - August 25th, 2012

Oh hi there! So yeah it's been nearly a year since I made a post on here... I've been busy with several things and haven't had time to really work on games as much as I would like to. BUT that's changing! I've been working on a mobile version of Primary for a while now and I'm planning on doing a kickstarter with it in the next couple of months.

The plan is to retell the story of the original and continue it with the mobile game so everyone who is sending me hate mail about the to be continued ending on Primary should be happy once it is done.

Right now there is a lot of work that needs to be done and i'm working on fixing issues with the base game mechanics on mobile, I'm trying not to dumb the game down at all for mobile but the touch screen makes it tough.

Can you guys point me toward platformer games on the iPhone that have intuitive control schemes? I really don't want to do a d-pad if I can help it and I have been working on alternatives myself but if there are other solutions I haven't thought of I would love to see them.

I'll try to keep you posted with screen shots from time to time once things start looking all smexky.

Posted by JackSmack - September 30th, 2011

Howdy! I just wanted to let you all know I'm on a tv show called Quirky that is on the Sundance Channel at 10pm eastern.

It is basically about me and a product idea I submitted to a website that develops inventor's ideas.

It is worth watching, so please tune in!

Here is a link to my bio for the show.


Posted by JackSmack - September 22nd, 2011

Hey I wanted to let you know that there is a new game bundle out that you should really pick up for your phones. The Corona Indie Bundle is available on iOS and Android, go to the site and take a look to find out more about the awesome games in this bundle!

The Secret of Grisly Manor
Fire Maple Games

Chickens Quest
Gu Gu Games

Robot 99
Fu Design

Base 2 Solutions

Crawl Space Games

Help us break 100,000 downloads to unlock!

Check out the Corona Indie Bundle! 5 games for 99 cents!  And an upcoming 6th mystery game!

Posted by JackSmack - September 1st, 2011

Howdy! So I'm a fairly regular face on the TV show Quirky on the Sundance Channel that premiered Tuesday at 10PM. I was only on the first episode for a few seconds but later in the season I'm on a FULL episode! Interesting stuff so be sure to watch Quriky on the Sundance Channel.

You can watch the first episode on Hulu right now! http://www.hulu.com/watch/270233/quirk y-huge-gamble-huge-reward

Anyway I'm also looking for some nice catchy upbeat music for my first iPhone app. I don't have any money to go buy something but if you are a musician wanting exposure and you have something that you can license to me that would be awesome. I will put your name on the splash screen with a Music By: credit.

Here is an image of the title menu. It is a very simple game where sometimes blocks fall but it speeds up as it goes to it needs to be a fun little song that can loop without being to annoying.

I'm on TV! And I'm looking for also music for an iPhone app!

Posted by JackSmack - August 9th, 2011

Hey all you iPhone peoples out there! Just so you know my first game on the iPhone now has a FREE version for you to download and play.
Click here to get your copy.

I'm making some progress on releasing more games for the iPhone. I'm also working on an awesome game with MindChamber that will rock the socks.

I believe I completed my work on Abobo's Big Adventure. It was a hit at Comic Con and it seems to be pretty bug free! I'm really excited to see this one come out for all of you. It's going to be a MASSIVE game that you are all going to love. OR ABOBO WILL RIP YOUR TONSILS OUT THROUGH YOUR BELLY BUTTONS!!!

Click here to read more about the game.

Also be sure to check out my friend FrozenFire's new game Symphonic Tower Defense. It is currently featured on the frontpage, and with good reason. It's a great game. PLAY IT NOW!!!

Posted by JackSmack - June 20th, 2011

So I've been working with the guys over at Crawlspace games to bring my most popular game, Globs, to the iPhone, Android and Nook. We have updated the graphics and added a new TIMED mode and refined the game quite a bit.

Click here to see a bit about the app.
Get the iPhone / iPad Verion
Get the Android Version

Buy a copy for 99 cents and help me pay the bills and keep making games! If you like the original Globs you will get LOADS more than 99 cents worth of entertainment from this really well done app!

I have been really busy working to keep a roof over my head so please get the app and tell your friends. That will help me get a little less stressed out day to day.

Thanks, and I hope you like the game!

My game Globs is now on iPhone, Android and Nook! 99 Cents! Buy a copy today!

Posted by JackSmack - May 9th, 2011

Howdy! I just wanted to let it be known that my friend Matt and I am working on the new Primary game and it's looking pretty good. We are working on a trailer right now and ironing out the level designs and how we want things to look and feel in the game, as well as the enemies that you will encounter in the game.

If you are interested and would like to take a look at some of the concept art for the game take a gander over here... http://primarygameblog.blogspot.com/

Luis is coming to my neck of the woods this month, hopefully I can make it to the NG meetup on the 27th and hang out with all my fellow Newgrounders. I might be flying out to New York to be on TV at the end of the month though and if that's the case I might miss the Meetup.

In other news Abobo is smashing his way though my brains but I think he is almost done, so that's good.

OH And I'm still trying to give away that Wacom Tablet to anyone willing to send me stuff for my office. It's pretty bland in here guys. PM me with an image or description of the stuff you would be willing to send me and if I like it I'll give you my address. Please no more Twilight posters.

Here is an early concept of the look of the new Primary game, The ground will change a bit and be more 3D but it looks pretty snazzy.

Primary 2 in development, check out the blog!