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henroid

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#1

henroid commented on Review: Penguin Patrol (DSiWare):

@DeadAntelopesGo hey I'm glad you're enjoying the game! A level editor was considered at one point but we got hung up at the important second half of that idea: the ability to share those levels with your friends. Sadly, we decided to cut the whole feature, but in its place we got the ability to Undo moves working. Yup, imagine not being able to have unlimited Undos. The game was extremely difficult early in development because of that. Oh yeah, and also because if you stood on ice too long it would just break underneath you regardless >.> That particular feature I'm not too sad about cutting. Another fun fact: originally I wanted the Undo icon to say CTRL + Z.
@pariah164 Awesome! I feel like more developers could take time out of their day to connect with fans. It does take some time to do this, but I think it's worth it.
@Chicken_Brutus Yeah man I'm glad you like it. There's definitely a need to take the downloadable space more seriously instead of just a quick cash grab. Thanks for the kind words! Many high fives were shared among the team
@Qwikman_N_Bass lol yeah, the penguins are cute. I'm trying to see if I can get penguin plushies made. If not for sale then maybe for myself lol. I need a fatty penguin bean bag chair in my life. Amoebattle will definitely be worth the wait! It has much of the charm from Penguin Patrol but with a creamy hardcore RTS filling. If you've got an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), you can already get it. If you guys have any questions about that game I'd be happy to answer them too.
@julianozuca Thanks! That walrus is slowly and floppily getting away!

Happy patrolling, guys!

henroid

#2

henroid commented on Review: Penguin Patrol (DSiWare):

Hey Nintendo Lifers! My name is Henry and I'm the main designer for Penguin Patrol! I'm very super duper extremely happy to hear you are all enjoying the game. The rest of the team also appreciates all the kind words you guys have for the game. Unfortunately it will be hard to update the game, but we still love hearing your feedback and will keep that in mind for the next game. Your opinions and comments matter! And with that, I want to address some things:

  • Puns: cut Philip Reed some slack with his puns. To be fair, we DID open the doors for that with our Pause/Freeze menu and our app description ("waddle we do?"). This is my fault more than anything lol
  • @sam322's youtube review: Nice review man! It was very thorough and informative! And trust me, I've also had the game music stuck in my head many many times.
  • Walrus VS Geographically Correct Animals: Yes, it's true that walruses (or is it walri?) are native to the Arctic and penguins are native to the southern hemisphere. The two should never meet naturally, so what's going on here? I wanted to have a walrus as the villain for a number of reasons. The biggest were that their floppy movement and lack of opposable thumbs meant that one could very easily drop penguins behind him for you to pick up. As for a story explanation (which never made it into the e-manual): the Walrus recently moved to the South Pole from the Arctic. He's actually kind of lonely now, which could possibly explain his dastardly deeds. Possibly. He might also be very extremely hungry too. But he's definitely a jerk.

Anyways, I figured I'd try to connect with you guys and thank you guys personally. Your (yeah you there, reading this comment) enjoyment of the game is what drives us to keep going when we're tired. I'll be checking in on this comment thread for the rest of the week so if you have any questions/feedback I'll be here to answer them.