Unity now also for PS Vita

Unity is one of the most important frameworks for game development in indie and mobile scopes. This time Unity has added PS Vita to its family of supported devices, make them still bigger. Speficic features of this console like sensors, touch panel, etc. are also supported.

The only problem that you can found to develop for this platform is that a official development kit is needed. This will be a problem  for a lot of indie and mobile developers that don’t usually like this extra cost. So let see how this multiplatform tool allows PS Vita to increase its poor catalog.

¿is it a bird? ¿is it a plane?

Ramos SO

No!! It’s Ramos’ daily penalty kick workout.
Of course, planes, helicopters and even satellites are in serious danger. Your mission will be to protect them from this brand new threat.
Use your finger to put off Ramos’ shoots and prevent chaos
in the Earth’s skies. ¿Are you ready to accept this amazing challenge?

Make your own easter eggs with “My Easter Egss” for iPhone

As every spring, easter is here and the Time Machine Apps team would suggest you a brand new app for your iPhones. With “My Easter Eggs” you can create, decorate and share with  your family and friends by usings these simple steps:

  • Choose one background among a wide collection which the app is provided with. Of course you can select a background from you photo roll or take a picture at the moment if you prefer.
  • Select and egg, its shape, its size and color.
  • Customize it with outstanding adornments. You can humanize it by putting eyes and nose on it. Grab a top-hat and monocle and transform your heathen egg into a aristocratic one. This is insane!!
  • Use your own fingers to draw over your cute egg in order to give to it your personal touch.
  • Save your state of the art eggs on the photo roll and post it on your Facebook wall

We are looking forward to receive your amazings creations.

You can find the app on the  AppStore as usually.

Incoming Xmas

Xmas card made with Xmas Days

Xmas is very near!! And the new creation of TimeMachineApps too!!! We have been working hard and a new application that allows to create xmas cards for iPhone and Android will be available soon. To do that, you can:

  • Use one of our incredible drawn backgrorunds or take a photo from your phone gallery or camera and add it Christmas items.
  • Add a Xmas tree or an showman and use them as central theme of your creation.
  • Decorate your cards with dozens of items and use the ‘paint’ tool on them.
  • Save your Xmas cards and share them with your family and friends.

Very soon you can share ‘the Christmas spirit’ with your friends. Follow the blog for news about this new application!

Cactus decorado con Xmas Days!!

Timers with Pause in Corona SDK

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After a few months of hard work, we come back with a lot of work well done, new supergames soon available and new post in our blog. The fruits of this labour are a big account of snippets that we want to share with all of you. In this post, we are going to see a topic related to timer in Corona SDK. As always, sorry for my bad English :-)

Timers are very useful in many situations in a game development: events that activate doors, make a gamer invulnerable during a few seconds, etc. However, what happens when we want to pause the game? How can we make to stop and restore the timers state when we make a pause during the game? In other frameworks, we can directly pause the timer and play them when the pause ends. But we can not make this in Corona SDK, so if we do not control it, the actions associated to a timer will be execute when the game is paused.

Now we are going to show the source code that can be used to solve this problem. In this example, two buttons appear in the screen, one to pause the game and another one to put bombs in the game. This last button executes a timer that will produce the bomb explosion after three seconds. Logically all these explosions will be simulated and all the information will be shown in the Corona SDK’s console.

The code is commented. We hope it was useful for you.
Regards.