My first iPhone game is an arcade time-trial space tapper, inspired by the likes of Asteroids and Fruit Ninja. Destroy UFOs and collect crystals and gunk floating around in the nebula. Don’t hit the Drones, or it’ll cost you 2 seconds of game time.
Muses – Idea Generators
I have developed a few small apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad based on one of my personal favorites when it comes to sparking the imagination and getting inspired — random elements.
Raymond Chandler once said, that when he got stuck writing a story, he simply had a guy walk into the room with a gun in his hand. What that means is, to push the story forward, he introduced an element that did exactly that. My generator apps, the Muse series, combines specific elements randomly to come up with fresh combinations.
WriMuse generates creative writing prompts for fiction writers of all kinds. Whether you want a complete story outline, a few keywords or a photo prompt, WriMuse got it. As a bonus, it even generates essay prompts for when you’re in need of ideas. For more about WriMuse, check it out in theApp Store ($1.99).
FantasyMuse is a tool for rpg game masters and fantasy writers who need inspiration on the fly. This tool will outline a character, generate a faction or come up with a quest idea for your adventures. For more about FantasyMuse, check it out in theApp Store ($1.99).
This handy little app is made for photographers, and has been popular enough to get blatantly copied by a major camera gear producer. Don’t settle for the cheap imitations, though. Using the most common themes and genres, PixMuse offers up ideas for your next photo shoot. For more about PixMuse, check it out in the App Store ($0.99).