My First Mobile Game

My First Game, “The Obstacle,” Is A Casual Mobile Game With One Simple Goal…

Dodge & Overcome As Many Obstacles As Possible!

How To Play

Tilt your device and roll the red ball on the platform. With more and more Obstacles coming in randomly, at different speeds and from different directions, simply slip the red ball through the randomly-placed hole in each Obstacle to survive. But, if you miss one opening, the ball will be either swept off or crushed between two Obstacles and the game is over. Yet, if you do get swept off or crushed by the onslaught of Obstacles, DON’T SWEAT IT! You will get more chances to play because . . .

“The Obstacle” Is Easy To Learn, Yet Hard To Master.

Main Features

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Current Features:

  • 2 game modes (Normal & Nightmare).
  • 11 achievements to unlock.
  • 2 leaderboards to track your high score and compete with other players.
  • Share your high score on social media.
  • Listen to your own music while you play by disabling the in-game music.
  • Color-blind accessible color palette.

Coming Soon:

  • Experimental game modes
  • Language localization

Developing The Obstacle

The underlying gameplay concept for “The Obstacle” came to me, while I was taking a course on game development with Unity on Udemy.com. While working on the projects covered by the course, I decided that I wanted to use what I had learned to test my skills, put my idea into action and create an original mobile game. Originally, I had some really big ideas but quickly learned that it was best to keep things simple. With simple gameplay in mind, “The Obstacle” was born.

I began by working on prototyping my gameplay concept. Once I felt that the resulting prototype fit my vision for the game, I began adding additional features. Since the game was my original idea, I was responsible for creating, designing, and implementing every single feature. Below is a list of all of the systems and features that I designed and implemented in developing “The Obstacle”, in addition to a few third-party APIs.

Features & Systems:

  • Player Movement & Tilt-based Controls
  • Obstacle Waypoint-based Movement & Behavior
  • Randomized Obstacle Spawner With Object Pooling
  • Color-blind Color Pallete Selection
  • Skybox Background Color Changer
  • Level / Play Area Design
  • Music & Sound Effect Sourcing & Playback During Gameplay
  • Current & High Score Tracker System
  • Creating The Game Loop
  • Lives Tracker & Continue System
  • Placing & Implementing Ad Placements
  • User Interface & Menu Design
  • User Reviews & Social Sharing Popups
  • In-App Purchase for Removing Ads
  • Game Logo & Icon Design
  • Creating App Store Listings

Third-Party API’s Used:

  • Facebook SDK for Unity
  • Google Play Services (Android Only)
  • Twitter Web Intent Composer
  • Unity Ads
  • Unity Analytics
  • Unity IAP (In-App Purchasing)
  • Unity Monetization

Software & Equipment Used In Development

As I worked to develop “The Obstacle,” I learned that game creation can be a long and sometimes difficult process. It is a process that requires perseverance, especially when choosing a mobile game for your first project! At times, I hit development roadblocks and had to go back to the drawing board to learn more in order to overcome the obstacles in my way. From these roadblocks, I was exposed to many different software tools and devices.

Below is a list of all of the software and devices that I used to make “The Obstacle.”

Software:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Android Studio
  • Blender
  • Monodevelop
  • Notepad++
  • Sublime Text
  • Unity Collaborate
  • Unity Editor
  • Visual Studio Community Edition

Devices:

  • Custom Gaming PC
  • Gaming Laptop
  • iPhone 6
  • Motorola Google Nexus 6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+

Download & Play Today

“The Obstacle” Is Currently Available For FREE.

Click or tap the badges below to download “The Obstacle” on your favorite, mobile device!

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