As a kid I loved Where’s Waldo. It was the perfect game that never got old. Each page was jam packed with tons of items, and it took hours to find all of them. Where’s Waldo and I Spy were the inspiration for my latest app. Today I announce another project I’ve been working on called Spot! Animals.
It is a seek & find app for young kids where they search for animals at the zoo, ocean, safari and more. It is simplified slightly to make it easier for young kids, but there is still many things to find and plenty of replay value. I’ve already had Logan come up and tell me over and over ‘animals, animals’. It is always good to have happy customers before it has even launched.
This will be the second app that I’ve contracted nearly all of the work from scratch. That includes paying for all the development, art, and music. This is fun for a couple of reasons. First of all it is a fun and new experience to take a step back as a developer and jump into the manager roll. And second because it is fun to have grown my business to a point where I am able to do that.
On the other hand it is hard at times to let other developers design and write the code. I know it is important let go, but it is hard when I know I’ll probably end up putting time into bug fixes and polishing the app after all is said and done. I’ve also grown a respect for management in general. I’m surprised how much time it take
s to find good talent, give a complete vision, and follow up to make sure everything gets complete.
Anyway, the game will probably be released in February 2014, so wish me luck as I wrap things up.