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Project

Blast Up

Project Information

PropertyValue
StartedJuly 1, 2020
EndedJuly 12, 2020
Time Spent70 hour(s)
StatusPublished
Project Linkhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.x22fe.blastup
Source Code Linkhttps://github.com/0x22fe
DescriptionA simple mobile game
Language(s)Java,XML

Blast Up is the first full project that I had ever published. It is on the Google Play store. Making the app taught me a lot about app development, and, even if it was a little stressful, it was a fun experience.

Unfortunately, I didn’t use any 3rd party libraries for graphics or physics, which meant I had to essentially make my own mini- physics, graphics, and audio engine. I also tried to rush it, which ended up being a big annoyance later on. As a result, the gameplay and game quality wasn’t the highest quality.


The biggest problem for me was the app signing/certificate process, which happened right at the point before I was due to publish. That alone took me a week and many hours spent on StackOverflow, and was easily one of the most frustrating times I’ve had with software development.

While I don’t consider this app to be up to my normal standards, I am happy that I was able to actually release it.

I have continuted to improve on the app. I made a new version, this time for iOS, called Blasty Rocket (you can find it on the projects page of this website). I am happy with its quality, and these projects give me hope that I can publish something better in the future.

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Project

Blasty Rocket

Project Information

PropertyValue
StartedJuly 1, 2019
EndedJuly 12, 2020
Time Spent80 hour(s)
StatusCompleted
Project Linkhttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/blasty-rocket/id1468796726
Source Code Linkhttps://0x22fe.com/project/blasty-rocket/
DescriptionA simple 2D mobile game
Language(s)Lua

Blasty Rocket is the iOS version of an app I started in 2018 called Blast Up (on Android, currently published on the Google Play Store).