Prospectors – Virtual Diamond Panning on the iPad

The mabulous team develops the casual game Prospectors – Nature’s Slot Machine which allows players to turn their iPads into virtual panning devices and search for gold nuggets and diamonds in 16 picturesque waters around the globe.

Our client Digidiam Game Studio has set value on a technically sophisticated simulation that conveys the experience of using a gold pan as realistically and intuitively as possible, allowing the players to shake the pan as well as to move and pick up the 3D rendered objects with their fingers in a natural way. The solution mabulous provided achieves this and much more. The gold nuggets and stones in the pan are physically simulated and can be accurately influenced by shaking and rotating the iPad. This real-world input is seamlessly applied to the virtual 3D scene presented on the screen, and even the reflections on the brushed metal finish of the digital pan react properly to the orientation change of the iPad. Diamonds in the game reflect and refract light in different ways, can be cut by players into various shapes and viewed using upgradable magnifying glasses. Collage_Full All technology and graphics design in this game is carefully handcrafted with attention to detail and optimal mobile performance. To achieve both, a high workflow efficiency and software quality, we combined Unity3D with Apple native technologies in this product and we are proud to have developed and designed the full project in-house. Old Prospector The game is available on the Appstore and can be downloaded for free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prospectors-natures-slot-machine/id690029587?mt=8


 

53 Comments

  1. Alli251 07/05/2014, %I:%M %p

    I haven’t been able to play since yesterday. The screen shows the name, but I never get the rainbow logo anymore, and the screen just stays blank. Anyone else having the same problem?

  2. Robert Ashby 07/25/2014, %I:%M %p

    What is the digicam money value in US dollars?

    Can you use digicam money to buy gold in the game?

    Any thought of making it possible to compare two diamonds at the same time?

  3. matt 08/19/2014, %I:%M %p

    Any idea on an android release date.

    I’d love to play, my friend has this app on his iPad but its not yet available for android.

    I think your missing out a huge slice of the market. Millions use android!

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