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Bluxu SteepleChase Version 1.0

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By hgbreton, Junior Member on 28th December 2010, 01:05 PM
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Hi everyone,

Just released my first game on the Android Market, and wanted to know what people think! Most of the testing was done on an HTC Hero, so it would be good to hear from people running different hardware. There's a market link below and more details on my website (bluxu.com). Enjoy!

Description: SteepleChase is a race against the clock which tests your navigation skills to the limit! In this fun and frantic game you must find your way around a randomised course armed with only the most basic tools. Compete with your friends to obtain the highest score on a course of any length you want - from a wander round your neighbourhood to a road trip across America!

(Oh and here's an apk as well in case you want to install it yourself!)

** Version 1.0.1 now available (fixing most of the problems people have mentioned in this thread)! Updated apk file available below! **
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28th December 2010, 07:10 PM |#2  
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I loaded it. Will try it out
On rooted Desire.

Interesting idea!
29th December 2010, 06:49 PM |#3  
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Thanks Berliner42. What did you think of it? Does it all work okay? Anyone else have any feedback - I'd be delighted to hear what you think!
30th December 2010, 02:17 PM |#4  
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Hi, i tried the app, seems interesting. I noticed, that the app doesnt close the gps after exiting. I had to kill the app app with the taskmanager.
30th December 2010, 02:38 PM |#5  
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Interesting!

Just a bug: When GPS is closed from PowerWidget, app just freezes (Froyo Rooted).

Edit: Only at first run. I cant press "Accept". After first run its okay, it asks for it

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Hi, i tried the app, seems interesting. I noticed, that the app doesnt close the gps after exiting. I had to kill the app app with the taskmanager.

There is turn GPS of after exit, in the options.
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30th December 2010, 03:16 PM |#6  
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Amazing idea There are so many people with crazy ideas, I like that xD

Will try it out tonight when I get home (I don't have USB rights on the work's PC :/)

Edit : I'm stupid, I didn't see the QR xD I'm downloading now

Edit 2 : If you don't activate the GPS on launch, then the app will freeze.
And I thought it would impose me a destination xD But choosing one is cool too
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30th December 2010, 03:45 PM |#7  
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Hi, I like this idea, and downloaded it from the market.

I have HTC desire and whenthe game starts the screen for the map is quite small (screenshot attached), and have to zoom out to see the waypoints and finish.. when zoomed out it it as again too small and hard to read...

I'm mainly wanting this for multiplayer, so am waiting anyway..just letting you know, if this is isn't supposed to be like it..

Thanks, Matt

Edit, can't upload pics from phone, will do it soon..
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30th December 2010, 07:32 PM |#8  
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Thanks everyone for your feedback! I should be able to do a release to fix bugs at the weekend.

@barisahmet/khoral: thanks for your comments, i'll look into why it crashes on start-up if gps isn't enabled and fix it before the weekend

@khoral: i'll implement an option where it chooses a destination for you in a future release - thanks for the idea!

@mattmanwrx: it would be great to see a screenshot if you can get me one. i'll change the starting zoom level so the map doesn't start too zoomed in. The multiplayer version should be released around the end of January as an update on Android market (I'll post on here to remind people as well!)
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I forgot to post them... email reminded me!

Attached!

Thanks

Second picture is the first snapshot (not zoomed at all, just as the game starts) seond snapshot is zoomed out (cant see the waypoints or the end).
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Thanks for the screenshots - I'll look into why the map is so small on your device (it ought to fit most of the screen). Hopefully I'll release a fix at the weekend.
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