Game Progress Update 30
Hello world, and welcome to the thirtieth Dev with Dave game progress update!
The downside of doing this project in my spare time is that some weeks I have a lot less spare time than others. Like this week for instance, where (it feels like at least) I had a dozen different appointments to take the children to, I’ve been swamped with work in my regular job, and our tumble drier has broken 🙁
Because of this, I’ve had a lot more time to chase down and fix bugs in the code, but not so much time to work on creating a new build or getting it uploaded ready for testing.
There’s also no video this week I’m afraid, I’ve simply not had time to make one.
Since I’ve been playing the game a lot on my phone, which has a display aspect of 20:9, it’s allowed me to spot a whole load of sprite issues relating to the Left and Right hand edges of the screen and sprites. All of which have now been fixed (🤞 hopefully anyway, lol).
I have also fixed the coin total bug, so the coins the player has collected during the game are now added to the players coin total at the end of the game.
I’m still working on how best to handle bug reporting for this. Ordinarily I’d set up a GitHub page for the project, but that would mean each user having an account to add bug reports.
My current plan is to just use discord to try and manage the bug reporting.
I’m going to be building a new test build at some point in the next few days. Hopefully this will be the build to begin the test.
And that’s all for now
In the next update, I’ll have more news about the first round of testing. If you haven’t already messaged me on social media to let me know you want to be involved in the test, then what are you waiting for? 🙂
I’m also hoping to have a blog post written about creating and uploading the APK for testing, as well as no doubt finding some extra bugs in the game! lol.
Anyway, until next time 🙂