Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Dave Report: 1.11 Something's Fishy
Dave has been working extra hard lately, and the updates are getting more and more optimized. A new TouchArcade thread has been posted, and here is a summary:
"The new (animation) system is critical because the fishing animation is too big to fit in the game so we have to break it into parts to animate (Rod, Bobber, Splash, Pygmy, String) and have them all animate together seamlessly, we started the new system with the Tree animations in A Mighty Wind! but this update really pushed it.
About the actual update, of course its fishing, we wanted to add more of a game too it, but currently its an interactive fishing rod that the pygmy can throw in the water and catch fish with, the bobber is interactive, so you can drag it right and left. The shark can also grab the bobber and drag the pygmy into the water. This might be one of those features that we refine later on, because I think its really cool but we need time to make a good game out of it."
Check out the full thread here.