So you know what happened since last time I worked on this post? The world kinda shut down. Corona became a lot bigger and now all Swedish Gymnasiums are doing online-classes instead. This does mean I can use my home computer for development and gain a lot of screens and power. I have been making adjustments to UI and testing android builds for a few days now.
I am at a bit of a fork in the road. Currently you can pretty much ignore rotating your ship and still play really well. I am making a test build where you can’t rotate and see if that is more fun. I also redid movement so it is a lot more responsive but slightly less spacey and will force my friends and family to play both versions. After a bit of testing no rotation seems to be the better liked version.
Regarding Google Play. I bought a developer license thing so now I can post DodgerV2 on there once I make a good build. I have about a week until the presentation still and I would really like to be able to go “And it’s on google play right now.” at the end of it.
I am not working on leaderboards for highscores. And I also added a share button for sharing your highscore on social medias and stuff. To do this I used a plugin called NativeShare which really did all the work for me and for the leaderboards I followed this guide by google to quickly implement them.
I am moving fast trying to tweak and test things as much as possible. I changed up the highscore share to show a screenshot like the one below. This is a lot more interesting to share than just the text it was before.
A few more guildies have tested the game and I got the comment “addicting and fun” back so this seems to be going better than expected. I also put in controller support which is pretty much the best way to play the game now, it is incredible.
There isn’t much left for me to do. I need to polish the Google Play store page and then get this show on the road. I would like to release it within the next week preferably before the presentation now so I can get some numbers to show off.
And this is where I sign off. Perhaps there will be a last post as a postmortem but for now: Thank you for reading and goodbye.
Written 24 Mar 2020 by Grim