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Offline MrPlow

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #15 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
i wish u could test it, still need an android phone, any chance of testing this on a desktop pc?

Can run on PC but the sound is coded to work on android only. :) only really interested in testing with phones anyway...

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #16 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
It's installed fine on my phone,It plays nicely.

back for another go...

Thanks monkeybot!
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #17 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
I like it. Two questions:

How did you do the "more games" opening a list of games in the PlayStore?

I see there is premium, what is the difference? Does anyone get premium?

1. simple link using :    
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NETWEBEND "market://search?q=pub:Gazzapper+Games"
make sure you also have

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ALLOWESCAPE FALSE
 

Dont do a general search as other publishers will appear for similar game categories linked to your apps.

2. Few sales so far - it's just a no advert version - but adding a ZX Spectrum Colour Clash feature to the premium version :)
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #18 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
So Theresa is a Premier Version without adds?
Need to get that. An Chance of adding blocky ball movement also?

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #19 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
Wouldn´t the block movement for the ball break the trail fx?
I noticed that too, but I´d prefer to have the bat moving smoothly instead.

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #21 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
Wouldn´t the block movement for the ball break the trail fx?
I noticed that too, but I´d prefer to have the bat moving smoothly instead.

erico is the bat moving badly for you?
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #22 on: 2016-Apr-01 »
Not badly, it moves like by 4 or 8 pixels at a time, very different than the ball, which is silky smooth.

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #23 on: 2016-Apr-02 »
Thanks! Will look into that :)

I dont mind that myself - its looks more retro (jerky) but others might prefer smoother control too

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #24 on: 2016-Apr-03 »
You could look into easing calculations.

http://www.gizma.com/easing/

I suspect this would make the movement a lot more fluid.

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« Reply #25 on: 2016-Apr-03 »
I made easing on my avocado game, which has a resemblance to pong in a certain way.
It does make controlling the ´bat´ a bit more frustrating if you expect sharp turns and precision, that is why I added a dash move, to counter that.

In a pong game, I´m not sure easy would help, but either have it all jerky or smooth for consistency reasons.
Though to tell you the truth, the game is fine as it is for me. It doesn´t detract the experience.

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« Reply #26 on: 2016-Apr-03 »
Thanks erico - So far reviews are good - so I don't want to mess with with controls right now, I think I will leave alone for now :)

You entering the Low Res Jam?

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #27 on: 2016-Apr-03 »
Thinking of, but I should be aware of the amount on plate. :-[

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« Reply #28 on: 2016-Jun-03 »
I made easing on my avocado game, which has a resemblance to pong in a certain way.
It does make controlling the ´bat´ a bit more frustrating if you expect sharp turns and precision, that is why I added a dash move, to counter that.

In a pong game, I´m not sure easy would help, but either have it all jerky or smooth for consistency reasons.
Though to tell you the truth, the game is fine as it is for me. It doesn´t detract the experience.

hi erico - would u try to see if the movement is now better for u - i did have others comment on it.
Plus added a new mode called 'progressive'
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #29 on: 2016-Jun-03 »
Ok, just tried, all movements are smooth now, including the bat.
I thought it would not make much of a difference, but it really does.
It is a looooot better now!

One thing though, I found that the pre-start font, where you say (rate us on bla bla), the spacing of the fonts is somehow incorrect, letters are a bit over themselves here and there. I will add a picture... look at the ON and Y where it is easier to see it on my low res crappy image.
Probably a font kerning issue.