Mobile Upgrades

Hey folks! Took the day to plug away at mobile stuff today, and Tiago and I are really on a roll.

One of the major improvements Tiago recently added was pinch zoom and panning. And on top of that, a better placement algorithm that makes placing items in inventory spaces more forgiving. It basically tried a bunch of spots around where the user touched and fits the item if it can. Saves a lot of trial and error and guesswork!

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Now with "actually playable" feature!

As a result, I was able to play it a lot more than endure it. it's really starting to come together.

We're also starting to discuss some other UI improvements. Things like better placement of "Confirm" button, and making it bigger so it's easier to tap. As well as enlarging or somehow expanding the colored action buttons on the main UI so fat fingers can still use them.

The title screen is getting a mini overhaul, too. New links at the bottom, and I'm going to move forward on the dynamic message at the bottom for news.

Should be a pretty exciting spruce-up!

Comments

Asthepanda2iscool2's picture
Asthepanda2iscool2

After a very long wait, I can now play Neo Scavenger on the Ipad I don't own yet. Really though, this has definitely been a long process, and when Tiago started helping it took off so fast! I can't wait to start my mobile run... er, when I upgrade my phone from antenna to whatever it is people use now. Sub-etha, right? :) Next up, someone should get around to making a NS comic.

Rar! Rar rar rar! Thanks for reading :)

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

Yeah, Tiago was able to dedicate full-time effort to this, and has a lot of experience. So things move fast with him!

And an NS comic would be cool! Maybe someday when my "free time" materializes again :)

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Asthepanda2iscool2's picture
Asthepanda2iscool2

Who knows, maybe someone will take up that task soon. I actually know some people who a fairly good at drawing, and might be interested in making a comic. Yes, someday when you regain "free time". Hope your weekend starts good, see you next week!

Rar! Rar rar rar! Thanks for reading :)