Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Idle Hands 2 is out
Surprise, again! We thought we had a few more days to prepare ourselves for the onslaught, but its here! Now, users of Open Feint (or just "Feint") can challenge each other to mini game duals! If you haven't found it, the buttons are in the upper menu. There is a new "community menu". From there, there is a link to Open Feint the in-game challenge screens (see graphic below). You must familiarize yourselves with both places to participate. Its not that hard, but you must go onto Feint, sign up and then add friends before you can access the Challenge Screen.
In the Challenge Screen you can pick a mini-game (Ooga Jump, Shark Snaps, etc.) and a friend from your list and then challenge them. You are then given one minute to get the best score you can in that mini-game. If you are in the middle of your game and the minute runs out, you may continue as long as the game is in progress. Then the challenge is sent to your friends. Push notifications lets people know the challenge came in. Also, the Challenge screen has a "Pending challenges" tab for you to view incoming challenges.
It might sound a little complicated, but its really pretty easy. That's the good news...the bad news is that we pretty much are already having reports of problems on some people's ipods/iphones. While we test on a broad variety of devices, there is always the unexpected issues out there! If you are having problems, please use this post to comment and let us know how its going! We will try to work out the kinks as much as we can before we submit the next episode.
Whew! I'm glad we're going back to the basics in the next update!
NEW NOTE: We are aware that some iPod Touches crash because of the conflict between the 2.2.1 code and 3.0. We REALLY apologize for this and are working on fixing it! The good news is that once Dave finds out the issue, we will be poised to submit the next episode with fixes very soon....PLUS we may be able to push an update through FAST because of the versioning issues (which isn't entirely our fault)