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Bounty Hunter V1.3 - Major Upgrade!

02-01-2011, 07:00 AM
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Bounty Hunter V1.3 - Major Upgrade!

Hey,

Thought I would create a thread about the big update I am going to be making to my app Bounty Hunter. As I progress, I will update the thread with how its going and any new features.

The impression I have received from feedback is that the game would benefit greatly from online leader boards and extra incentives to play. Currently the game is created in Gamesalad which doesn't support online leaderboards etc, so the game is being rewritten in Corona. If Gamesalad implements gamecenter then I may reuse it.

Theres no gamecenter in Corona, but I can use openfeint, which will provide the required leaderboard feature.

I currently have the basics of gameplay done, just need to add in all the different obstacles and timings of when they occur. Im hoping to have it completed within 1.5 - 2 months.

Currently the planned extras are:

- 2 online leaderboards ( 1 for the best score for reaching the boss area, and another for best complete game)

- New score system, your distance and time will be used to calculate a score

- Bonus cash for reaching landmarks, for example, every 2.5 miles you may get $100 extra.

Thats all for the moment, i'll update when the game is further along, but for now here is a link to the existing version.

02-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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Latest update on upgrade.

Just a quick update to keep anyone who is interested up to speed with the port of Bounty Hunter to corona.

Done
Player car
Measurements
Options / titlescreen / stats
Gamescreen

Still in progress
Traffic and enemy cars ( Done but waiting for a corona update to fix a bug )
Turbo use

To Do
Implement new score system
implement OpenFeint and Facebook
Complete object timings for each mileage section

Its coming along nicely, especially as I am learning corona at the same time as doing this, the loading speed between scenes is 1000% quicker than the current version!

still hope to be complete by 1.5 - 2 months.

The price may go up to $1.99 / 1.19 after the update is established, the current version is $0.99 / 0.59.


Thanks

02-14-2011, 03:23 PM
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Latest update info!

Just a quick update to let you know how development is going.

The new score system is now in place as is openfeint, which I have working on a test account. All going well so far!

The framerate is holding up well enough on my 3GS, but I need to test it on a 3G or lower. Hopefully I won't have to make it armV7 only.
02-16-2011, 06:14 PM
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update

I have now implemented the ability to post scores to facebook.

the traffic avoidance section is pretty much done. Next up is the shooter / boss section.

The separate leaderboard for completing the game will be interesting as it gets difficult, I'm assuming someone will be able to beat it though!

also considering adding a few openfeint achievements.
03-23-2011, 04:09 PM
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Latest Update Information!

The big update to Bounty Hunter is now complete!

I will be sending to apple at the weekend for review, hopefully should be released the start of April.

New features include:

Openfeint leaderboard for best chase section
Openfeint leaderboard for best capture section
Facebook integration for posting scores on Facebook

Improved framerate
New game engine (Corona rather than Gamesalad)
Car change
Bonus cash ($100) every section (1.5miles) completed
Faster loading times between screens
Retry button added to game over screen


The plan is still to raise the price of Bounty Hunter to tier 2 ($1.99/0.99) 2 weeks after the new version has been released.

Future plans include achievements (OF), Gamecenter ( when corona support), new upgrades.

Thanks
03-24-2011, 07:13 PM
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Forgot to add it will be a universal binary! one app for all iOS devices.
03-26-2011, 05:14 AM
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Version 1.3 has now been submitted!

Version 1.4 will follow soon after with gamecenter enabled through openfeint!