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a port to Mac OS / iPhone? (UPDATE: It's availabe now!)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:51 am
by AssetBurned

I think that I won't be the only one who would like to see a Mac OS port of Slay.

In fact the growing number of Mac users could be an interesting market for you. Especially the possibility to port that game on the iPhone and iPod Touch. There are a lot of people who are waiting for it.

Sure Mac users could use the Windows version with all the unnecessary additional stuff that is needed for that, Slay looks very unattractive. But a real Mac version... That would be nice.

CU AssetBurned


Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:41 am
by phillip9
I purchased slay for my HTC tilt smartPhone, but I just bought an iPhone today and would love to get slay for the iPhone.

What can I do to helpout? I'd love to get back into programming, I took 4 years in college, but do databases now.

thank you,


Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:47 pm
by dcharles
+1 for the iPhone, it is being discussed in another thread here too. Sean, you have several fans who would be willing to help cover the costs of development.

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:45 pm
by Sean OConnor
Sorry I haven't replied earlier but I've been working flat out on a port for the iPhone! I'm just a few days away from finishing now and I'll post something here when it's released.

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:08 pm
by Sean OConnor
And here's a screenshot:


Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:01 pm
by Legacy
I don't do phones, but that's pretty, real pretty... prettier than the PC version! Love the tile textures.

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:38 am
by DJulz
That's BEAUTIFUL! And I'm posting this from my iPhone. Any idea when you'll get the kinks out to release a v0.5 to the app store? I assume you'll do a free Lite version as before? I'm so completely psyched!!!
The second this drops, I'm flooding the forums and sites. Now I can safely pack away my Treo 650 permanently! Good job Sean!

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:03 am
by Sean OConnor
It's all ready to go. I'm just having trouble figuring out how to get it to download onto my iPod from my Mac so I can test it for real. Apple don't make this easy :(

I wasn't planning on releasing a "lite" version. Is that the usual way of doing things on an iPhone? I thought people tended to release just a full version but at quite a cheap price. I suppose there's no harm in releasing a one level demo version for free though.

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:10 pm
by DJulz
The free Lite version has proven to be a great Marketing tool in the App Store. Just within my limited group of friends, I've seen multiple jumps from the free to the $5 app due to sampling being available. Heck, I remember that this is what got me to buy the official version of Palmslay too!
The best of luck with this launch.
Hey - one last thing. Maybe you could have a separate forum section for iphone slay feedback.

Updates? (We're vibrating with anticipation!!!)

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:22 pm
by DJulz
Hi Sean,
No need to reply, just wanted to let you know fans of Slay are eagerly awaiting this first entry to the App store.

Also, out of curiousity, did developing this version bring you any closer to having a Mac-based version of Slay?

Thanks and good luck.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:07 pm
by Sean OConnor
I think it should be fairly easy to do a Mac port now as the iPhone version is all in Objective C. I've used some iPhone specific objects so there would need to be a bit of work but now that I'm 95% of the way to a Mac version it would be silly not to go the extra inch.

Give me a bit of time on this as I'll work on other iPhone games next. But each iPhone game I do will mean another Mac game when I get some more free time.

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:15 am
by Thrak
Great news that you are nearing completion on the iPhone version of Slay Sean. I have been a big fan of Slay for years, and I keep coming back to it. I had a pocket pc device long ago and played it on that, but it has been some time, and how I have an iPhone.

Anyway, looking forward to playing it on my mobile device once again.

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:29 pm
by Korivak
Thrak wrote:Great news that you are nearing completion on the iPhone version of Slay Sean.
Ah, Slay Sean...the hex version of Kill Bill.

But seriously, I'm very much looking to playing Slay again. Short island conquests are one of the major things I miss after having switched to the Mac. I keep checking this thread and searching the App Store for "Slay".

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:47 pm
by Thrak
Ha, ya, I guess "Slay Sean" sounded a little odd. I check the itunes store about everyday waiting for it. How's it going Sean?

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:14 am
by x0ne
Eagerly awaiting this release! I've been missing Slay since I got my iPhone, I even booted up my old Palm again the other day for another blast only to find its memory had completely reset and Slay's not installed anymore :(

Any more news on progress Sean?