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    Heiko got a reaction from Mike at BrashMonkey in Interactive Scene App for kids aged 5 or less   
    Hi everyone!
    It started as a project for my daughter (she was at the age of about 2). She loved two apps I had on my old iPad - both were animated/interactive scenes.
    Just tap somewhere and see what happens. She loved it.
    On my way to find more apps like that, I had a hard time, so I decided to try to make one myself.
    So, this is it. I did some research, found Monogame, found Spriter, and the great SpriterDotNet implementation from loodakrawa. I love working with that.
    And although I am not a great artist, I tried my best.
    As my daughter liked the result much, I decided to actually publish the app now for Android and even iOS lately.
    I am really amazed by the ease a game can be ported nowadays.
    In case you want to have a look (all animations and sound-triggers were done using Spriter), here are the links to the screencast-movie and store-links (warning: it's a paid app now!):
    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RraciSqa8gM
    Google PlayStore:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.heicompany.nana.camping
    Amazon AppStore:
    http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0758F4HST/ref=mas_pm_camping
    Apple AppStore
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crayon-camping-adventure/id1397051319?l=de&ls=1&mt=8

    Please consider: the game aims kids aged 4 or less. 
    So don't expect fancy achievements or other goals.
    I didn't even implement any menu, options, or text to read. Kids at that age usually can't read yet.
    Also, I didn't add any in-App-Purchases or advertising. I really dislike that myself and rather pay for an app.
    But also I was shocked, that other apps targeting kids claim to be free and are full of that stuff.
    So, no wonder that nobody really finds my app in the stores - everybody just scans the "for free"-stuff.
    But that's ok. It was fun making it anyway.
    In case you're interested, have a look.
    I'm pleased if I was able to make someone other than close friends happy with it.
    You all have a great day! And thanks for the great software and as well as the great community!
    Heiko
    PS: the mexican guitarrist at the lower left is the only animation done with bones. Whenever I make another game, I plan to use that a lot more. It worked really well!
    PPS: Happy to ready what you think.
     


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