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Introducing Hoopla Gems: A Polyomino puzzle game

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    Hoopla Gems finally arrives on your Ipad & Iphone

    We are proud to present Frolicode's very first game FREE game, a Polyomino Puzzle game with a twist: Hoopla Gems.

    Hoopla Gems is a unique puzzle game where the player has to match the right color with their corresponding shapes to removes as many blocks as possible. Spread over 20 levels and 60 missions, the player has to complete different tasks to progress in the game. The fun is compounded by Hoopla & Poopla, two brothers who would be continuously aiding or stopping the player in his pursuits.

    You can find the game trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkffIzfhxnw

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    The uniqueness of the game lies in its core mechanic & its treatment, which makes the game a unique blend of familiarity and novelty. Though the game is easy to learn, it involves strategizing at different points regarding the choices the player has to make. Each level completed, awards the player with a higher score multiplier that allows him to score more and compete in the higher levels.

    Given below are some screenshots of the game:

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    Key elements of the game:

    Novel game mechanics bringing together the best of polyomino shapes and match 2 puzzle mechanics.
    • 60 missions of different variety spread over 20 levels to keep it fun and engaging.
    • Never a dull moment. Hoopla & Poopla are always at the task of keeping it interesting.
    • Constant rewards in terms of MULTIPLIERS and POWERUPS.
    • A socially adept game featuring Facebook, Twitter and Gamecenter integration, allows you to compete and share with your friends.
    • 21 leaderboards designed to track the performance of you and your friends.
    • Special attention is given to the Intuitive User Interface designed to keep your experience smooth.
    • In-Game store allows you to purchase stuff while still playing the game in a seamless manner.

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    You can download the game for FREE at the given link

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/hoopla-gems/id791071956?mt=8

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    Question about leaderboards….any suggestions is welcome

    We have implemented leaderboards in H but it requires the player to get out of the game and then log into their leaderboard accounts. This would take him away from the game, which is not the ideal scenario. So the question: Is there any way around this? How do you guy implement leaderboard in your games? Is there any third party service that you can recommend? Any kind of suggestion or recommendation is welcome. Thanks :)

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    How to work with the growing device fragmentation?

    We are developing Hoopla Gems for both iOS and Android but the device fragmentation has been a problem for us. I guess it is something we are game developers have to deal with. Apple for the first time launch 2 phones last year with reports coming in that they are planning to launch more variants. Android is already hugely fragmented and with games being released on multiple platforms simultaneously, how do you guys deal with the increasing fragmentation?


    For ex: which screen size do you develop art for first? Which OS do you target first? Is there any best practice that you follow for porting to multiple devices?
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    The Powers to be....

    There would have a number of powers that the player can use to make his life easier. These powers can be earned from inside the game and can change the complexion of the game in a single turn. Getting them would not only depend on the skill of the player but also on the stroke of luck. I am giving below a brief description of these powers along with their icons. Please let us know you’re your views. Any & all kind of comments are welcome

    Bonanza: Allows the player to earn double the score for a limited period of time.

    Antigravity: Freezes the game for a single turn. Your best ally while staring at death.

    Reshuffle: Reshuffle the cards dealt by fate to you. Changes the set of choices presented to the player.

    Masterstroke: Befitting the name, play the master stroke to clear out huge number of shapes in a single move.

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    Hoopla Gems Comic Strip

    Hoopla Gems is an upcoming IOS Puzzle game, featuring two squabbling brothers: Hoopla & Poopla. They are often trying to outwit each other and this endeavour of theirs often result in hilarious situations. We are proud to present a glimpse of their unique relationship through our series of comic strips.

    Hoopla Gems Comic #1: Hoopla Meets God

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    Hoopla Gems Comic #2.....Hey Bro, Push Me.....

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    Hoopla Gems Comic #3: The Revenge of the Hoopla

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    Hoopla Gems Comic #4: The Masterpiece

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    Hoopla Gems Comic #5: Stupid Questions….

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