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Poll again~do you really care about the Retina display?

View Poll Results: do you really care about the retina display?
NO, i can't see much difference. 7 13.21%
ummm, it depends on the game itself. 13 24.53%
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03-09-2011, 10:49 AM
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Poll again~do you really care about the Retina display?

hey buddies,

we are working on the visual part of our game, then it comes up with the retina display thing. since retina support will surely increase the game size(maybe larger than 50M), we are not certain whether it worths the extra bits. So, as always, i come for your help.
Do you really care about the retina display?

BTW, do you know or care that games bigger than 20M can not be downloaded with your 3G network?

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03-09-2011, 11:13 AM
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I'll vote for a full res version for the iPad :-)


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03-09-2011, 12:05 PM
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I would say to certainly include retina display if at all possible, though it does somewhat depend on the game. (A retro game with pixel graphics doesn't need it)

Also, as an ipod touch owner I can only download apps over wifi anyway.
03-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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Yes, retina does matter most of the time. On same games, such as Wild Frontier, however, the lack of retina is barely noticeable.

Maybe you could take a look into this thread about having retina graphics as a separate download? http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=1622589

Ninjatown: Trees of Doom is one such app which has a separate download for retina graphics.

As for the 20mb limit: I do worry about that, since i want my favorite devs to be able to get more downloads. At the same time, however, it's a good incentive to keep things apps condensed/prevent bloat. Apps which are larger will generally be bigger productions anyway, so sales through 3g aren't as much of a problem.

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03-09-2011, 06:10 PM
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It depends on the style of graphics on my opinion, if it's like a cartoon such as tiny Wings, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds then imo it's not a big deal but if it's say Jenga, or Modern Combat 2where the blocks/guns are meant to look real then i am disappointed if it doesn't have it.
03-09-2011, 06:17 PM
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If an app/game isn't retina optimized, I won't buy it.

I don't care if an app/game is over 20 MB since I'm usually downloading apps over Wi-Fi only.

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03-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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Seems a no-brainer to me. If you plan ahead just a little bit, you should be able to use the iPad graphics and layout pretty much as-is.

The one gotcha in that is that buttons and stuff need to be bigger so they're physically tappable at the tiny size of the display. But it's not a biggie really.
03-09-2011, 07:11 PM
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Yes, retina display is almost an absolute must. Once the iPhone 6, iPod Touch 6, and iPad 3 comes out, its a must.
03-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by Epox View Post
Yes, retina display is almost an absolute must. Once the iPhone 6, iPod Touch 6, and iPad 3 comes out, its a must.
I am not sure if that is a joke or not.

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03-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
I am not sure if that is a joke or not.
I am not joking... In a little more than year, retina display will be an absolute must to sell.