Announcing “Kometen”

A while ago my friend Niklas Åkerblad (“Nicke” for short) and I decided to do a little game project together, kinda just for fun (and to see how well we could work together). We decided to work with the iPhone and iPod Touch since it seemed neat and a good fit for our small idea. Of course it still took way longer than we thought to get it done — game development never fails to surprise you… Anyway, it’s been a really nice experience to work together and now we’re finally starting to wrap things up. Exactly when the game will be out is hard to say since Apple has to approve it for the App Store but it shouldn’t take too long. Until then, here’s a little trailer:

The art (which is all watercolor) and music is made by Niklas while I have been doing the programming and game design. The overall concept is something we’ve worked very much together on though. In short the game is about exploring space to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way. There isn’t any scoring system or way to lose, instead it’s all about self improvement and judging your own performance. I hope you will find it as much fun as we do!

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45 Comments on “Announcing “Kometen””


  1. […] Links on 31 May 2010 with no comments Announcing “Kometen” « ErikSvedang.com A game "about exploring space to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around […]

  2. Norbagga Says:

    Kjøpt!

  3. Christopher Weeks Says:

    This looks really charming. Any idea how long the Apple approval process is taking these days or when we can expect it to pop up?


  4. I am looking forward to this. Love the art, and that is a very well made trailer.


  5. […] find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way,” Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the “Komet” (Swedish for “comet”) of the […]


  6. […] find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way,” Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the “Komet” (Swedish for “comet”) of the […]


  7. […] find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way,” Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the “Komet” (Swedish for “comet”) of the […]


  8. […] to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way," Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the "Komet" (Swedish for "comet") of the title, gobbling up objects […]


  9. […] to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way," Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the "Komet" (Swedish for "comet") of the title, gobbling up objects […]


  10. […] to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way," Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the "Komet" (Swedish for "comet") of the title, gobbling up objects […]


  11. […] to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way," Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the "Komet" (Swedish for "comet") of the title, gobbling up objects […]


  12. […] to find art, while at the same time learning how to fly around in a graceful way," Svedäng writes on his blog. Players do this exploring as the "Komet" (Swedish for "comet") of the title, gobbling up objects […]


  13. […] it appears that the indie dev community is starting to make a springtime comeback. Case in point: Kometen, the first iPhone game from Erik Svedäng, creator of Indie Games Fest 2009 grand prize winner […]

  14. Elvis Brevi Says:

    looks fantastic and is beautiful visually!

  15. Lexxicon Says:

    Looks gorgeous! Also, the music in the trailer is awesome. Is it in the game, too? Was the music written by a particular artist?

  16. Sanny Says:

    “There isn’t any scoring system or way to lose”

    But then how do I know how good I am? I want to be objectively judged and praised!

    Oh well, at least the art is nice.

    Now go make a REAL game with points and rules (you know which one I’m talking about).

    ;-)


  17. Really nice trailer Erik. It has lots of style.

  18. Ted Martens Says:

    This is wonderful :)


  19. […] Erik Svedäng and Niklas Åkerblad, promises a very different and nice experience. Check out the trailer. […]

  20. mia Says:

    Snygg och rolig film! Jag gillar det där med “grace”! Hoppas allt går bra med lanseringen! Kram!/MIA


  21. Great visual look! Cant wait to play it. :)


  22. […] : Great iPhone Game Teaser Trailer. Kometen Posted: April 28th, 2010 Categories: Apple, iPod, iphone Tags: Comments: View Comments. […]


  23. […] The game is not out in the App Store since it’s still pending release from Apple. For more information and more artwork, please check out his blog post about it here. […]


  24. […] Kometen (”Comet”) is a game in which players control a one-eyed comet as it rockets through outer space. Players use the gravitational pull of nearby planets to guide the comet in its quest to devour smaller interstellar bodies. […]


  25. […] Svedäng, winner of the 2009 Independent Games Festival’s grand prize for Blueberry Garden, revealed a new project coming soon to iPhone/iPod Touch: Kometen (or Comet). His friend, Niklas Åkerblad, worked on the […]

  26. allen Says:

    Lovely trailer, and the game looks fantastic!

  27. Erik Sjöstrand Says:

    Although I dislike the artsy alcoholic propaganda thing at the end (with the wineglass tipping over), the game looks like a beaut! Nicke has obviously done great things with the graphics and I hope you’ve done the same with the gameplay.

    It’s a shame I wont be able to play it though.. At least not on my own phone.

  28. Springtail Says:

    Hi Eric

    this looks fantastic! I love the idea and also the graphic style, because it is not made (entirely) on computer.

    • eriksvedang Says:

      Thank you! Yes, the graphics are very much not made on a computer; it’s all drawn and animated by hand and then scanned in with minimal post-processing. If you like the style you should check out Nicke’s site, he has got a whole bunch of paintings put up there.

  29. Mårten Says:

    It’s super cute! I vote for a desktop wallpaper!


  30. Wow, utterly love your style! :) It’s things like these that secretly make me wish I had an iPhone.*

    *Or that iPhone games could be release for multiple platforms, natch.

  31. reallyjoel Says:

    Looks really cozy! Nice work

  32. Jesper Says:

    That is so freakin cool. :) Really original style and looks very smooth. Great job guys! Can’t wait to try it.

    Also, you are both terrific geeks for making a stop motion trailer for it. :D


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