Game Progress Update #32
Hello world, and welcome to the thirty second Dev with Dave Game Progress Update!
One of the biggest bits which had been missed from previous builds of Flappy-vaders was the little red exclamation marks on the various menu buttons to indicate that there was a new unlock or something which hadn’t been viewed by the player.
The keen eyed amongst you will have noticed that the main menu button has always had the red notification icon, but that was just there to demonstrate the visual aspects of them. There is (or rather was) no code to actually determine if an unread notification is necessary.
This was the biggest part of the game I’ve managed to get any work done on since the last update.
It’s not finished yet, but I have made a start on it. 🙂
The notification icons will work a little something like this.
I have added a “hasNotify” property to the button type (Buttons are the only UI elements to have notifications so this makes sense).
There will be a function which is called whenever the UI page is changed, which will check each button on the current page to see if it needs a notification icon, if it does, then it will show the icon on the button.
I still need to write a function which will set or unset the hasNotify flag on the buttons if necessary, but this shouldn’t be too hard. I also need to add the code to the ChangeUIPage() method so that the notification is drawn when required.
This should all be done for the next update.
The website is still not 100% back to normal I’m afraid. It was decided that I should do work to the game as a priority so that’s what I have been doing. I did manage to get a few minor tests/changes done but the forum remains down.
I’m now almost certain though that the removal of the original Captcha test at login and/or account creation was to do with a plugin being updated and not a third party acting maliciously.
I’ll post some news on the social media when the forum and everything else is restored.
Due to the issues with the forum etc. I’ve still not started the actual first round of play testing yet, so there is still time to get in touch with me and I’ll add you to the list of testers.
The game currently Android only, so I’m afraid iPhone users will have to wait to play Flappy-vaders.
I’ll be launching the testing soon after the website is restored to full functionality.
That’s all folks..
And that is about all I have time for this time round. I’ll be back (hopefully) with another update on the 25th of this month.
Until then 🙂