December 16, 2010

Cat Trap and Cat Trap Lite back on App Store.

Both Cat Trap and Cat Trap Lite are now back on the App Store. As a result of this transfer all customer history has been removed. This means that anyone who downloaded either of these applications previously will no longer be able to access updates, or in the case of Cat Trap, re-download the app for free. To remain fair to those who previously purchased Cat Trap, no further non-essential updates will be made. If under certain circumstances the .ipa file was removed from your HD, feel free to contact us and we will assist you.
Wrecking Ball and Wrecking Ball Lite will hopefully be made available soon.

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December 1, 2010

App Transfer

Our applications are going to be transferred to a new Apple Developer account, this transfer will require the apps to be unavailable on the iTunes App Store. The apps will most likely be removed from the App Store sometime tonight and could be unavailable for at least a week. Availability will depend on the Apple approval process, which could be long during the holiday season.

Once the Apps are back in the App Store all reviews and previous statistics will be gone. We are unsure as to whether previous purchasers will be allowed to re-download and update the application. There is the possibility that previous owners will no longer be able to get updates (without repurchasing the App), if this is the case all further non-critical updates to current Apps will be canceled indefinitely to be fair to those who previously purchased the App.

We apologize for any inconvenience any of this may cause.

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November 14, 2010

New Website & Wrecking Ball Update Information

We are in the progress of finalizing a newly designed website. We feel that the current design is beginning to get dated and less aesthetically pleasing. The new website, which shares many of the characteristics of the current websites in a newly redesigned format, will be released in the next couple days. The website will also be getting a new host which will hopefully increase the load times and reliability.

Things have been busy lately and the latest Wrecking Ball update, which was promised a while back, is still getting finished. Hopefully this update can be released before the end of November. For those who are curious, the new worksite location will be the Lunar Surface! Things take a dramatic and possibly difficult turn when your faced with a whole new gravity field to work in. While working on the moon you wont always be alone, occasionally a passing UFO can be utilized to vaporize blocks.

Sometime in December we will be announcing Alternative Visuals' next planned project, so stay tuned for more information.

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October 3, 2010

Wrecking Ball Lite & Wrecking Ball Update

It has been awhile since the last news update! The first announcement is that Wrecking Ball will be getting a Lite version somewhere in the near future; this way you can download the game for free to try it out.

Also, Wrecking Ball will be getting an update in the near future as well. This update will fix a few bug and add a few minor things, but best of all it will include a new worksite location featuring 10 additional worksites. As the time for release gets closer we will share additional details about this new worksite location.

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August 29, 2010

Wrecking Ball v1.1.0 Coming Soon

Wrecking Ball v1.1.0 will be submitted to the App Store very soon. This update will include the following additions and fixes.

-Fixed Bluetooth glitches causing the app to crash or behave incorrectly during bluetooth worksite sharing.-Added Complete Backgrounder support so you can play while multitasking!
-Volume of impact sounds with the wrecking ball and the blocks are now based on the force of the hit, improves realism.
-Added cheat codes (More on these later).

Given the recent approval times experienced this update might take a week or two until it's approved.

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August 17, 2010

Alternative Visuals Update

Today is your last chance to get Wrecking Ball at the current price of $.99 after today it goes to $1.99.

Wrecking Ball v1.0.1 is still waiting for approval, it makes a few changes to some of the later worksites to decrease the difficulty.

Both Wrecking Ball and Cat Trap will be getting a minor update in a few weeks that will address some problems. Cat Trap will properly support backgrounder and have an updated icon for the reina display of the iPhone 4.

The Wrecking Ball update will be larger and include the following (but not limited to).

-Backgrounder support...
-Fixed glitches with Bluetooth worksite sharing...
-Improved wrecking ball impact sound realism...
-Will take advantage of the iPhone's vibration capability for a increases user experience...
-Will include a small hidden feature to be mentioned later on...

August 9, 2010

Wrecking Ball - Ready To Download

Wrecking Ball has been approved and is available on the App Store for an introductory price of $.99. Be sure to download you copy today!

LINK: itms://

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July 29, 2010

Wrecking Ball Additional Game Play Footage

Here is some additional game play footage captured straight from the device.

July 27, 2010

Wrecking Ball Trailer

The Official Wrecking Ball Trailer!

This trailer gives your a brief look at all the game has to offer, everything you see at this point is almost finalized.

note: At some parts in the game it may seem laggy and slow, this is due to the iPhone Simulator's performance while running with screen recording software. The game itself runs smoothly!

July 24, 2010

Wrecking Ball nearing completion!

Beta testing for Wrecking Ball is beginning to wrap up, so far it has been very successful bringing about multiple additions and bugs fixes. This will ensure that the final product is of the best quality for those who purchase it. The application will be submitted to Apple very soon, possibly before end of July. Though it was delayed by about a month or so we are sure you will enjoy the game when it is available. Once beta testing is finished we will release the final details, features, and price of Wrecking Ball. Also coming soon is the official trailer along with some final screenshots.

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July 16, 2010

Wrecking Ball Beta Testing

We are looking for several (no current set number) of beta testers to try out our latest iPhone Application. These beta testers would need to be able to dedicate their time to test the game thoroughly and complete a short survey in a timely matter. If accepted you will be given the beta file and survey as a Word document (other formats can be made available on request).

Beta testers will need to have iPhone OS 3.0 or greater installed to properly use and test the application. If interested please email me including your name (first name & last initial), and your devices UDID number.


July 15, 2010

Cat Trap Lite v1.1.3

Cat Trap Lite v1.1.3 is now available to download for free from the app store. Once again I'm sorry about the short delay experienced due to issues in the approval process.
On a side note, we will begin looking for beta testers for Wrecking Ball tomorrow. Full details and instructions regarding the beta testing process will be given on the blog as soon as we are ready.

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July 8, 2010

Cat Trap v1.1.3 Available

The update for Cat Trap has been approved and should be available to download in all locations very shortly. As mentioned before this brings full iOS 4.0 support, updated Openfeint, multitasking support, and bug fixes. Cat Trap Lite v1.1.3 is currently delayed a little bit due to submission complications but should be available in the coming days.

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July 7, 2010

New Digg Account!

Alternative Visual's Alex Vizzini now has access to the New Digg and will be automatically posting to the new Digg so follow ajvizzgamer101 if you happen to have an account for the New Digg. This post is just to verify Alternative Visual for automatic posting to the New Digg!


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June 26, 2010

Screenshots and Additional Details.

These screenshots show some of the latest progress being made with Wrecking Ball. Some of these include the Wilderness and City location. A few interface changes have also been made since the last update. A new developer video showing off even more of the game will be posted in the next few days. Wrecking Ball will be entering Beta testing in just a few weeks, as the time comes closer details will be shared about the Beta testing. Lastly the webpage for Wrecking Ball has also been update with additional screenshots and an updated feature list.


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June 21, 2010

Cat Trap & Cat Trap Lite iOS 4 Support

Cat Trap and Cat Trap Lite will have an update to properly support the latest iPhone iOS 4. Currently being worked on, this update will provide fixes to any possible problems caused by the latest OS release. This update includes, but is not limited to, updating the Game Engine and Openfeint. With Cat Trap Lite AdMob ads will be removed and in their place will be Apple iAds. These updates can be expected in about a week or so depending on when we can get them submitted and approved.

More information, screenshots, and videos of Wrecking Ball will be posted in the near future as well.

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June 6, 2010

Four New Wrecking Ball Screenshots

Here are four new Wrecking Ball screenshots showing some more gameplay. I will be posting another developer video probably some time this week. As of now the game is progressing well; though at least a month, if not more, of work is still left to be done with it until it's ready to be submitted.


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May 21, 2010

Wrecking Ball Developer Video

Developer video showing the creation, editing, and playing of a custom Worksite.

More to come soon!

May 8, 2010

Wrecking Ball Update

The development of the next upcoming application is in full progress! Below are some of the most recent screenshots displaying some of the progress made so far within the game. The first two screenshots are taken from within the level editor. The level editor available in the final version will the be the same one being used currently to create levels. A full range of features offers you the chance to create, play, and share your own levels. Just like in Cat Trap you can send and receive custom levels from friends via bluetooth. 

Some of the features (as of now)...

30 Jobs Too Complete - Play through three locations with 10 jobs needing to be completed for each location.

Level Editor - Use the very same level creation tool the developers did to create, play, and share your own levels.

In-App Purchases - Purchase expansion packs with new jobs, over time new packs will be created. 

OpenFeint Enabled - Earn achievements and make it onto the leader board while you progress through the game.

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April 28, 2010

April 17, 2010

Cat Trap Lite Submitted

Cat Trap Lite has been submitted to the app store and if all goes well it will be available for free on iTunes this week! The Lite version allows you to try before you buy, giving you a chance to see if you will like the game enough to purchase. The Lite version allows you to play though 8 levels and design/play custom levels. There is limitations in the level editor and you cannot send or receive custom levels via Bluetooth like in the full version. Also there is no Survival Mode and the app contains advertisements, though they are not to intrusive or bothersome.
Work is continuing with Wrecking Ball and I hope to release more information and screenshots very soon.

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April 7, 2010

Cat Trap v1.1.1 Out, and v1.1.2 Coming.

Cat Trap v1.1.1 was approved and is available to download on iTunes, offering enhanced performance and a few glitches being fixed. Although just a little after v1.1.1 was approved I discovered a problem with the version, it put the intro windows for Survival Mode and Classic Mode behind the blocks. v1.1.2 has been submitted to Apple and hopefully it is approved quickly, the problem will only affect those who reinstall the application and those playing Survival Mode or Classic Mode for the first time.

Cat Trap Lite is also in development, this free demo gives a customer the chance to try the game before the commit to buying it. Cat Trap Lite should be available in a week or so.

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March 28, 2010

Alternative Visual's Update

We have been working on a few things of late, which includes a Cat Trap update and two new games. First off is the Cat Trap v1.1.1 update, this update is not a very big one and should be submitted within the week.

~Fixed a glitch that would sometimes prevent a cat from turning to cheese in bottom left corner.
~Fixed a few grammatical errors throughout the game. 
~Upgraded the game engine to cocos2d v0.99.0.

As of now we are working on two new game concepts. The concept that is furthest into development is a physics based puzzle game. This game has been confirmed and is currently being developed. Sometime this week more information including a name and concept screen shots will be posted on the blog and website. Though it is a bit early, I would expect a late Spring or early Summer release for this game.

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March 23, 2010

2 new iPhone games in development!

We are currently working on 2 games right now. We can not say much right now but we know you will enjoy them. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. :)

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March 2, 2010

Cat Trap v1.1 Submitted

Exactly a month since Cat Trap v1.0, Cat Trap v1.1 has been submitted and if all goes well it should be available int he next few days to download. Complete details on this update can be seen in the previous blog post.

February 27, 2010

Cat Trap: v1.1 Submission Coming Soon

Cat Trap v1.1 will be submitted very soon within the next day or so, development is complete and all that is left to do is one less check of everything. The first update, although it took almost a month to complete, offers a lot of new features and improvements to the initial version.

Whats New

~ Added A Level Editor - Create/Share/Play you very own custom levels.

~ Added sticky blocks - Gets the mouse stuck for a few seconds.

~ Added fire blocks - If mouse pushes one directly, mouse will get burnt and the player will lose a life.

~ Added fish blocks - Distracts the cats for certain amount of time.

~ Added 25 new levels - All new levels features the new game elements.

~ Added link to website - Now you have a link to our website from the app.

Whats Improved

~ Fixed mouse trap graphics - Previous mouse trap graphics had a few imperfections.

~ Updated OpenFeint - Now using the latest OpenFeint v2.4.4.

~ Cleaner Logo - Improved the graphics of the logo.

~ Cat AI improvements - Improved the cats intelligence and decision making.

~ Starting cat location randomly generated - Cats present at the start of the level are now randomly placed.

~ Lowered requirements for some levels - Lowered the requirements for a few of the levels, decreasing difficulty. This includes required cheese, and suggested time limits.

~ Invincibility to newly spawned cats and mouse. - When a mouse is newly spawned it is invincible for a few seconds, preventing it from dieing. When a cat is newly spawned the mouse is invincible from it for a few second.

A few screen shots of the newest version!

February 6, 2010

Cat Trap v1.1: In Development

The day Cat Trap was approved on the app store we have been working on an update that will promise many new features and a few fixes.

New Features:

Level Editor - Use your creativity to design, play, and share custom levels. Easy controls allow you access to all the game elements to create new and innovative levels. When you finish a level you can either play it yourself or share it with a friend via a Bluetooth connection.

Fire Block - Behaves similarly to a blue block except if the mouse attempts to push it directly it will die.

Fish Block - It attracts the cats and keeps them occupied, giving you the chance to trap them easily.

Sticky Trap - Happen to get caught on one of these the mouse will get stuck for a few seconds.

New Levels - Included in this update will be 25 additional levels to play challenging you with new designs and the new game elements.

A release date has not been set yet, more information will become available as it gets closer to completion.

February 2, 2010

Cat Trap in App Store!

Cat Trap has been approved and should be available in the app store very soon, there is a bit of a delay depending where you are located.

When you can download it via this link for only $.99 itms://

January 31, 2010

Cat Trap is waiting for Apple's approval!

Cat Trap was submitted to the app store on Friday. As of now it's waiting for approval and when it becomes available we will announce it.

We are already working on designing new game elements and levels for an update to make a great game even better, more information will be shared regarding this update in the coming weeks.

January 28, 2010

Cat Trap is ready for submission!

Over 4 months of work and 9,387 lines of code; Cat Trap is completely finished and ready to be submitted! Although a few weeks behind schedule everything is complete, and will be submitted to Apple tomorrow. Upon submission 99% of the Apps are processed within 14 days of submission, so the exact date it will be available is unknown but should be soon. We will let you know when it's ready to be downloaded.

January 22, 2010

Cat Trap Gameplay Footage

Video showing off the near completed game, shown on an actual device.

Beta testing is nearing completion, and as of now all the programing is finished. Only thing that is left is some minor changes and improvements, assuming no problems arise. I hope to get it submitted to apple sometime in the next week or so. More news will comes as it gets closer to submission time!

January 13, 2010

Beta Testers wanted for Cat Trap!

I am looking for around 15 people to test the beta version of Cat Trap. If you are interested please send an email to The first 15 emails will get the positions and any subsequent ones will fill in for any cancellations.

I would like the tester to play the game for a decent amount of time and upon finishing the testing I have a short survey to fill out asking you about your experiences.

In the email please include your real name and last initial. If accepted I will send you an email requesting your UUID and a few other questions.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Thank You!

January 4, 2010

Cat Trap Developer Video 5

Finally got around to making another developer video, since it's been so long since the last one this video is longer then normal.

January 1, 2010

Cat Trap is close to completion!


We are getting very close to wrapping up programing, we are a bit behind schedule but I can almost guarantee a January release. BETA testing will begin very soon as well; all that is left to be done is tweaking the levels, adding audio, and a few final touches.

It's been a while since the last post but we got a whole lot done including finishing up the options menu, designed the 25 levels, graphical work, and more. Below are a few screen shots of our recent work, we hope you enjoy!

The first picture is what the options menu will look like for the most part, including some stat trackers we included to keep track of your total cheese collected, times you died, distance traveled, and games played. The next 4 pictures are some of the 25 different levels in classic mode we included ranging in difficulty from easy to really hard! The last picture shows the level complete screen, you unlock level achievements for three things; beating the level, beating the level in a certain amount of time, and beating the level without losing a life.

I hope to share a video very soon, I know it's been promised but just haven't had time lately. I will also be making a post in the near future looking for BETA testers, anyone is welcomed.