Yesterday welcomed a breakthrough in our Android efforts!!! ~ Clap clap clap~
Simply put, we have moved faster than projected, but have at the same time, discovered various problems to the app.
Like a toddler who goes around parading their first fallen tooth, we are in a moment of excitement, sharing more photos for your viewing!!!
Did you find Autumn’s user interface fast to learn and easy to use? The Android version will have the similar tutorial system – call us confident but we know that you’ll find this interface intuitive, interactive, and engaging!
The process of adding audio into the Android game is difficult and much more complex than adding it to the iOS versions. Admit it – you got an eargasm when listening to Autumn’s music. We want to let our Android gamers experience this too! So, one of the current challenges we’re encountering is to add in and then adjust the sound.
We’re also working on changing the speed of the game – the speed of attack and movement of troop is still quite fast.
How do you like the saturation of the colours in the Android version? It took some nice adaptations on our part. Or maybe it was because the screen was too bright on that device. Whatever the reason, we’d still love it!
# Notice the vibrant colours in this picture ? It looks brighter and sharper here. We’ll still be editing it. But do you like it?
The price of the game has not been decided yet. . We know that the game is unlikely to be free but will definitely not contain IAPs or advertisements. Do you have any recommendations for the pricing of the game?
It’s been some time now since the launch of Autumn Dynasty on Blackberry World and we’re happy to announce that WE’RE BEING FEATURED!
This would not have been possible without all that positive feedback from everyone!
The team is euphoric and so we’re sharing our love for you guys–we’re releasing a content patch that unlocks 3 new scenarios; and that includes fixes for the bugs that you guys have pointed out. These are the new scenarios: Chu-Han Contention, Winter Passing, and Eternal Circle.
At the same time, the app will undergo a price drop to USD 2.99 (that’s 40%) from today (4th) to 14th July 2013 – this will be a great time to grab the game if you don’t already have it. We are hoping that you might help spread word of the game with friends who are also using BB Z10 devices. If we have enough folks playing, we might be able to set up a multiplayer server!
Let us knowif you have further suggestions. ^_^
3 months age, we launched Autumn on the Blackberry world and it’s been an awesome adventure so far.
We’d like to thank the BB dev relations team for the support they have given us and of course, the gamers using the BB platform too!! Much would not have been possible without the BB dev relations team’s help.
Note that the game was published on BB World under our company name – Touch Dimensions. This really reminds us of woes that are encountered when distributing your game via a publisher. Ahh. This shall be covered in another post.
Going back to the topic, we’d really like to celebrate our being featured. So, BB users. Something will be coming your way soon!
If you haven’t already gotten the game, grab it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/24159872
Our latest gaming session revealed several interesting things to consider when playing in a multiplayer game.
1. Friends can suddenly back out on you.
2. The quietest person on the opposing team may actually be the silent killer.
3. It’s better to be prepared in case technology fails you suddenly.
We played CoH in the Annihilation mode. I think that most of you RTS fans already know what this game is, but for the benefit of those who don’t, this game requires one to work with your team and try to get the most resources while trying to destroy the other team’s headquarters and men. The LAN mode allows for 2 teams of 4 players each. I’ll start this post with:
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
― William Blake
This quote probably reflected Travis’s feelings when J0n disconnected. This made him the target of everyone else from the opposing team. Amazingly, with some of his team members dropping off, the Axis still managed to survive for a long time.
The pictures show you the start of the game, with the second picture reflecting the game’s progress halfway through. Can you guess the members of the two different teams?
Often, there is this person in a game who likes giving directions and attempting to sway the strategies of other players. However, our gaming session proved to us that that one should actually be suspicious of the person that constantly remains quiet. Have you heard of the phrase “the silent killer”? We witnessed Mal’s troops/characters remaining unnoticeable in the earlier part of the game. He emerged when there was few competition left, and quickly killed everyone off. It was shocking and painful.
My message to you is that everyone in your team is important. You’ll never know when he can become the most deadly player in your team. Be respectful and wary of fellow players when you are playing in a multiplayer game.
Finally, it’s better to be prepared when technology fails you. I’m not only referring to the incident of Jon disconnecting from the game. Rather, the delay to the start of our game because of a windows update. Picture this: the entire team is waiting for you to join the game but windows is stuck at updating part 1 of 3. Whoa. I’m sure most of us have experienced the dreadful waiting times required when windows does its update. For the love of fellow players, please update your software/ restart your computer before starting a multiplayer game.
But this also means that sometimes, players are not at fault for becoming unresponsive in the midst of a game. Hey, their modem could be down! Some trends I’ve noticed that causes disconnections from games:
• Laptop shutting down due to lack of battery.
• Windows update must restart…
•Internet routers failing.
When playing multiplayer games, we have all faced the backstabbers, silent ones and even the unresponsive fellas. However, we should try to be patient. Let’s just tell ourselves that our fellow players may be scheming something or encountering technological difficulties.