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Sensory Overload - The First 3D game for the HTC Touch Diamond

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By Koush, Retired Recognized Developer on 10th August 2008, 08:25 PM
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A few days ago I published the Managed OpenGL ES wrapper. As a proof of concept, I went so far as to create a simple game for the HTC Touch Diamond that utilizes the G-Sensor, Nav Sensor, and the 3D hardware capabilities of the device. The end result is a simple "Asteroids" type game I call Sensory Overload.

The game is simple:
  • Move the ship by tilting the device.
  • Don't run into an asteroid.
  • Blow up the asteroids into tiny pieces.
  • When an asteroid spawns (it will be faded out), you have 5 seconds to get away from it before it can hurt you.
  • Rotate the Nav sensor clockwise to fire a bullet.
  • Rotate the Nav sensor counter clockwise to fire a spray of bullets. You can only use this special ability once every 5 seconds.
  • Asteroids spawn every 15 seconds.

This is mostly intended as a demo or proof of concept to provide other developers starting ground to create their own amazing games for the HTC Touch Diamond.
Known Bugs:
  • Small asteroids are hard to explode. The bullets travel "through" them between repaints, so they never actually collide. I may fix this in the future.

Go to to download the full source and the CAB file for game.
10th August 2008, 08:28 PM |#2  
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Great ob ont eh game. It may be simple but the work is appreciated.
10th August 2008, 08:31 PM |#3  
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Excellent mate - this is good dev... and a step in most definitely the right direction. Good job.

Should have maybe put it the orig thread thats stuck don't want this to get lost ???
10th August 2008, 08:58 PM |#4  
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Nice shot !
The game is difficult to master, but well, it demonstrates quite well enough what you're able to do with all those sensors.
Good job, and keep going !
10th August 2008, 09:32 PM |#5  
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i didn't even download the game (yet) but before i'll do it i have to say: thank you!
i love and appreciate anybody that try to/or develop something for the diamond.
i'll be back with comments....
keep them coming!
10th August 2008, 09:43 PM |#6  
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mmm.. the name is cool for a start!

10th August 2008, 10:30 PM |#7  
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Thanks a mil.

Trying out right now.
10th August 2008, 10:40 PM |#8  
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I think it needs bigger asteroids to make it harder ;)

Good work. Great to see development moving forward.

10th August 2008, 11:53 PM |#9  
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Video of the game here.

11th August 2008, 10:48 AM |#10  
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Looking forward to "real" games. This demo is really well done, nice and smooth movement controls! Gratz!
11th August 2008, 11:05 AM |#11  
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Nice and simple.
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