• Nav Station Implementation

    Hey Folks! I was able to spend some more quality time with the space prototype today, trying to bring together the orbital plotter, voxel nav console, and crew sim.

    First order of business was to get a voxel model done for the console, and I decided to just get a basic captain's chair for now. It's missing the screen and some other decorations, but it's enough to get the

  • Lore Building, and Still Android Issues?

    Hey Folks! Hope your weekend was better than mine. The whole family here was hit by some sort of uber head cold, and we're all a coughing, sniffling mess. Needless to say, it was neither a productive nor enjoyable weekend. Though, it appears we are all on the mend now, more or less.

    In addition, it seems the v1.2.7 Android patch still had some save game issues. I think, anyway.

  • NEO Scavenger Android v1.2.7 Released!

    Hey Folks! NEO Scavenger Android has just been updated to v1.2.7 (build 4408). Builds should be available soon on Android pending store approval.

    The following updates are included in the patch:

    Fixed frequent save-game crash that affected some Android device+OS version combinations. Fixed a bug that allowed tap to simultaneously pick up item and trigger UI button (such as
  • Android Patch, and Moons

    Hey Folks! We may have a patch to address the Android crashes and save issues introduced in v1.2.5. Tiago put together a new build this afternoon which uses a more reliable way to find a good save path, and we're currently testing it with a few beta users. If this works, it should make saving crash-free on all Android device+OS version combos, and we think that's the main cause of

  • Orbital Plotter Love

    Hey Folks! While Tiago works on the Android save patch, I decided to try and get some more prototyping done on the plotter. And it's getting pretty close to usable.

    One of the most obvious changes today was switching the line renderer to use colored solid lines instead of textured lines. I like the visuals slightly less, but it allows me to prototype a lot faster if I can just plug

  • Android Save Issues, and Gravity

    Hey Folks! Still working through the recent Android issues resulting from patch v1.2.5. Though I did get a little prototyping done, as well.

    The save issue looks like it might be a result of the new file path we're using. It looks as if the path we chose works on some devices (such as our own testing devices), but not others (see the app reviews). Furthermore, there was a

  • Android Woes

    Hey Folks! Hope you had a good weekend. Among other things, yard work featured in mine. I discovered just how ineffective a spade can be in hard clay. And to make matters worse, there appears to be a gas line somewhere near where the hole needs to be. And tree roots. Oof.

    Back at the office, a similar hard spot: Android bugs. I guess Android was getting jealous of all the attention I

  • Back In Orbit

    Hey Folks! With yesterday's mobile build v1.2.5 still rolling-out, and no apparent fires to extinguish yet, I turned my attention back to the space prototype. And it was a fairly productive day!

    One of the first things I added was human-readable velocity and distance info to the current point of reference. This way, we can see things like m, km, Gm, or AU instead of gigantic (or

  • NEO Scavenger iOS/Android v1.2.5 Released!

    Hey Folks! NEO Scavenger mobile has just been updated to v1.2.5 (build 4405). Builds should be available soon on both Android and iOS pending store approval.

    The following updates are included in the patch:

    Changed tap targeting to be more forgiving on small items. Changed pop-up to close when user taps another item. Fixed save files getting wiped when app updated. Fixed two
  • Patch Testing, Save Files

    Hey Folks! Mostly mobile patch work today, and a minor UI bug fix.

    Tiago was able to check-in his save system upgrade, so we began testing the patch today. Currently, updating the app wipes saves, and this is one of the things we are trying to fix. There appear to be some special places on Android and iOS for saving files that don't get wiped on updates. And, as you might expect,