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Old 04-09-2014, 07:57 AM
eugekava eugekava is offline
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@ Nitrome: was this game optimised for retina ipad?
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:35 AM
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The game uses pixel art which doesn't really scale except by set amounts so yes we up the resolution that the game is being displayed but as the pixels are the same size it does not really look much different to the non retina version.

There are some differences depending on the device you use but most are to do with physical scale of the display rather than pixel density of the display. For example there is a lot more visible map on the iPad compared to iPhone. On iPhone we concentrate on what's important and cut the map edges to leave the interactive elements larger on the screen. On non retina iPhones we did new sprites for when the game is zoomed out so there was some work from a display perspective too.

Having said all this I don't think there is anything of note that is visually different between the retina and non retina versions on iPad.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:36 PM
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The Kraken update (HD universal version is being released in 2 days on May 7!) It is a free update that contains more levels and it fixes GC achievements. Definitely check it out if you haven't.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:58 AM
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And I noticed a price drop too!
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:31 AM
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Default New Kraken Pack is here!

The New Kraken Pack is here!


Features:

All new ‘Kraken’ levels pack
Almost 50% new content (40 new levels)
New enemy types
New branching map with side routes
New characters
Find out what happens next in the story
New missions
All new Boss fight
HD version is now called Universal on iOS (and is Universal)
Now supports Cloud saving (Universal Build only)

Get it here:

Universal
iPhone only

Universal version is on sale for a very limited time!
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:17 PM
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Visually this game is a "miss" for me on my iPad2: the scenes have tiny details, but also are very pixely. Also, I don't like two-finger scrolling (panoramic scenes). It feels awkward and tiresome to switch between one-finger cutting and two-finger scrolling (call me lazy). Lastly, the game should have a leaderboard on number of cuts or something like that.
Maybe I'm comparing it too much to another "cutting" game that I liked very much Hungry Turtle that doesn't have these issues. It's too bad, the puzzles of Viking look really interesting
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:10 PM
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Well I've finally bought this game and so far it has exceeded my expectations. It is so much better than the original flash version! Love the idea of collecting coins and the goats as well!

I can see it's absolutely packed with levels. And if there are level packs for purchase I'll probably get those too.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:10 AM
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@saosijsThe game uses pixel art...so it's supposed to look pixely as you put it. Also there is something very important about the number of cuts you get a little bit into the game it will become apparent. You have me on two finger scrolling...not a lot I can say to change your mind there but you would get used to it pretty quick if you persist and it was necessary to have scrolling levels in order to make some of the more interesting puzzles. I hope you will give the game another shot
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:17 PM
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I'm loving this game so far. I like puzzle games & so this fits in with that. Unique gameplay & lots of levels. I am looking forward to seeing what else it has in store for me. Visually its cute not amazing but thats ok. Dialog is kind of funny at times. I just hope it doesn't need a precise cut as i go farther on. I hate when a mm off means youll never pass a level & the game is over because you cant go on. So far i think itll be a great game.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the update Nitrome! Now I can play at iOS 5!
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