Playmaker Forum

Playmaker News => User Showcase => Topic started by: frogwise on August 07, 2017, 10:09:25 PM

Title: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: frogwise on August 07, 2017, 10:09:25 PM
Hey guys!

So although we released Rise 'n' Shine in April, we are finally sharing it because we've kept updating it to a point where we think it's really solid. Here's the press release! The game was entirely made in Unity and Playmaker between a couple of friends.

Google Play Store Link : (

Rise 'n' Shine personifies hot air balloons as charming animal characters; and takes the player on an infinite runner styled adventure through the clouds. The gameplay introduces a challenging balance of collecting stars and powerups while optimizing fuel and dodging obstacles. Gameplay switches between calm and stormy skies to add even more variety, and as you fly higher, storms become more frequent and longer, while powerups and fuel become more rare. Stars can be collected throughout the game and used to unlock new balloon characters from a wide selection of cute designs, each with their own personalities. The game is rendered beautifully in a Disney inspired art style, full of rich colors and effects that pop. The animation and physics are fluid and really give the impression of soaring through the clouds. Although the game caters to kids, the game design and visuals may resonate with mature audiences and allure older age brackets.


Rise 'n' Shine began as a side project by three senior game developers in the spring of 2015. Back then, there was no sense of Fireside as a studio; just a few friends trying to launch a game on their own. What started as a small side project evolved into something larger over the next few years, eventually becoming a robust intellectual property.

The Team
Fireside was started by a few friends who collectively have over three decades of game industry experience in Art and Production. Although the studio was officially founded in February of 2017, the team had been slowly working out ideas for a game they could call their own about two years prior. Their motivation was twofold; first, having tackled mostly big budget/big team games in their careers, they had the urge to do something of smaller scale. Second, having primarily worked on titles aimed at the male 18-35 year old demographic, they felt motivated to create something wholesome that everyone could enjoy. One thing was certain to remain the same however, and that was their commitment to quality, polish, and good taste.

Having many years in the game industry, the guys were well versed in the tools and techniques of the trade. It was pretty clear that the backbone of their endeavor would be the Unity 3D engine. However, having very little coding experience amongst them, they needed another way to actually develop the game. This is where Hutong Games' visual scripting tool Playmaker came into their pipeline. Both Unity and Playmaker allowed a few friends to develop a game from start to finish without writing any code.


Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: djaydino on August 08, 2017, 10:42:59 AM
Thanks for sharing.

Nice game, nice graphics, maybe invest in ads to get seen?

I have only one point that i disliked a bit, the health is unclear and only on the last 10 percent it will show, maybe place the percentage inside the circle but have the flame in front
Where the flames cover the % text, make it partly transparent.
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: frogwise on August 08, 2017, 02:55:34 PM
This is some really helpful feedback. Thanks! We will definitely look into this for our next update.
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: frogwise on August 08, 2017, 02:56:19 PM
Also, don't forget to drop us a review if you do happen to play it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: djaydino on August 08, 2017, 05:53:42 PM
I will.  :D

Btw i also noticed a lag pike when i opened a chest.
(are you creating an object on that moment?)

I also just noticed when almost die (for example 3%) and then i get a health box, the next time when i almost die, it will only show 3% and goes down only when it actually reaches 3%

The sound volume from collecting objects (magnet , ice, blower) are a to soft compared to the health object.

I am not criticizing :)
only giving feedback on my opinion  ;)
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: frogwise on August 08, 2017, 10:59:50 PM
Again, very good feedback! Thanks for being so thorough. Those bugs will be fixed as of the next update!
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: djaydino on August 09, 2017, 12:33:37 AM
No problem, i am happy to help
Title: Re: Rise 'n' Shine
Post by: Georgiscen on August 16, 2017, 07:46:38 AM
I'll be leaving a positive review! Reminds me a lot of Nights into dreams