Welcome to the SplashFly Itch.io page!
If you wondered that far you might want to know a bit more about SplashFly, where it comes from, why it exists, who makes it, and so on.
First thing first, let me introduce myself, I'm Antoine, a developer from France living in the amazing city of Brussels in Belgium. I'm a developer and I've been working in the web and XR industry for a couple of years now. But before that I lived the artiste life after I studied fine art. I always liked to discover stuff, do stuff, build stuff and this is kind of how SplashFly started.
Why did I start SplashFly ? Well at first it wasn't SplashFly, it was just an experiment, I wanted to make something that would give me the pleasure of flying, but without being as involving as flight simulators but not as basic as a very arcade game. I also wanted to be visually immersed. So I made a very basic app that would run on my phone and would allow me to have fun with my Google card boards in VR. Back then I used another phone to control the little plane over bluetooth, it was sketchy but worked well enough for me to have fun and feel like I was flying ^^.
I also made a mobile version of this lil' project, so I could play and fly a bit while on the go. So from the get go, I wanted this app to run on a variety of platforms : phone, VR, pc.
Then this project went to sleep for a couple of years. Then covid happened and I suddenly had way too much time on my hands and went back to work on it and added features to the project. SplashFly got bots, weapons, a map, scores, nicer graphics, animation and keeped improving. My ambitions as well. It partially worked on phones, but also VR headsets, with gamepad controllers, multiplayers online and offline capabilities ^^. I also realised that I was quite enjoying playing the game and thought, why not share it with the world?
So here we are with a first release ^^ for android only for now. But know that the VR version is in the works for the Oculus Go, Quest, Quest2 and Rift. A PC version is also almost ready which gives the possibility to do split screen gaming! The next big feature to develop will be online multiplayer which has always been one of the main goals of SplashFly .
Now, as you may have noticed, SplashFly is FREE, and I want it to stay this way. It's also free of ads, I also want to keep it this way. But as this little project is getting bigger, it is also taking a lot of my time, and as much as I love to work on it and see it evolve, I will need at some point some incomes, for at least cover for some cost that the app generates. I also have in mind that if some day I could really spend all my time on it, that would be dope ^^.
So here comes Patreon, that wants to give the possibility to whoever likes the project to help, support and be part of the adventure. There will be stuff to thank you for your participation of course, even though it still needs to be defined a bit. I also want to create a close relation with people wanting to see new features and the project improve, your inputs will have a clear influence on SplashFly.
So, that's it for now ^^, I will keep posting news and stuff here, and also on social medias, so don't hesitate to follow me there