Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper v1.1

  - New Feature: Butterflies!  Six different types!
  - New Feature: Population Settings (ladybugs & butterflies)
  - Update: Categories in settings menu
  - Update: Name change from Ladybugs Live Wallpaper
  - Bug Fix: Now calling glFinish() to satisfy HTC's drivers

Ladybugs has long been the least popular of our live wallpapers, and let's face it: the lack of butterflies is why.  So, taking action on that observation, it now has a whole mess of butterflies (six different types) and if you set the population to "Invasion" you get swarms of them!

This, of course, means "Ladybugs Live Wallpaper" is now a bit of a misnomer, so after a few attempts that kept bumping into the 30 character limit, we're going with "Friendly Bugs Live Wallpaper" for the new name.  It's descriptive, it's totally friendly, and it's got a vaguely Japanese anime vibe that we like.

The butterfly models and textures are the work of Allyson Kates, who did damn well for just a few hours!  Getting the landing and taking off to feel right took a bit of time, but overall I'm happy with the result, and it'll probably get a bit of tweaking in future updates.  Summoning a butterfly when you tap the screen might make sense too. :)

1 comment:

  1. I just tested the wallpaper in an LG Optimus One P500 (2.2), and it is working fine, with just one small glitch.

    When you move to the sides (screens 1 or 5), you can see a column a few pixels wide in the left or right side respectively, where there is a discontinuity in the backgrounds and some of the bugs.

    It looks like this column is filled with a copy of a column in the middle-right of the screen (around 1/3 of the screen starting from the right).