Friday, April 13, 2012

Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper v2.0

  - New Feature: Change colors based on time of day
  - Update: Now using OpenGL 2.0

This is a major update from our perspective, but should look more or less the same to you folks.  Basically, we ported Thunderstorm forward to a newer version of our framework, which should make it generally better behaved and give you snapper home screen response besides.  That's not bad to start with, really.

In addition, we've hooked up the ability to have the colors change based on the current time of day, similar to several of our other products.  Like those, we use coarse network location to calculate an accurate sunrise/sunset time.  You can click the "Time of Day Preferences" selection to edit the colors for the available times to make it look however you see fit.

The only oddity about this is if you're using minimalist mode, as you'll probably want to tone the colors down if you've got that enabled.  That's the general case with the light colors though, so hopefully we'll be forgiven for that one.

Along these same lines, we're also working on an update for Friendly Bugs that should give some similar benefits.  Give it a few days and we'll have that one live too.  :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Space Battle Live Wallpaper v1.16

  - Bug Fix: Occasional crash when enemy is destroyed

Nothing big here, just a bit of maintenance to fix a crash bug.  Sorry for the inconvenience folks!

Prismatic Live Wallpaper v1.1

  - New Backgrounds: Tie Died Trees, Camoflage!
  - New Feature: Thumbnail preview on background selection
  - Update: Misc performance and stability improvements

It's been a while since Prismatic got updated, but this one one should give you some noticable speed improvements on the right devices.  In particular, we're selectively clearing the buffer when rendering, which on a Tegra device makes a lot of difference.  This update also inherits a lot of general stability fixes we've made over the last few months, so all told users should have a better experience.

In addition, you'll find a couple new background images in the list, and some other small usability improvements.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Koi Live Wallpaper v1.4

  - New Feature: More backgrounds!  Fountain and Pompeii!
  - New Feature: Thumbnail on background selection pref

This update features two new gorgeous background images, both at super high resolution.  These were painted by Mr. Kim Lathrop specifically for this project, and they turned out fantastic.  In addition, you'll see a preview thumbnail on the settings screen for your currently selected background -- we'll hopefully start getting this into more products over time as we do updates.

Speaking of, look for a Prismatic update tomorrow!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Canabalt HD v1.07

  - Bug Fix: Error when submitting high scores

This was a pretty bad one to miss, and is bluntly rather embarassing.  Sorry for all the updates folks, we should be settling back to a normal schedule shortly.

Easter Meadows Live Wallpaper v1.1

  - New Feature: Time of day!
  - Update: Misc stability improvements

It's been too long since we updated this one, but this new version has a checkbox that will get you lighting that changes based on your time of day!  In addition, it's using an updated version of our framework that should have a number of performance and stability improvements in place, so hopefully everyone has a smoother experience overall.  :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Space Battle Live Wallpaper v1.15

  - New Weapon: Cluster Bomb!
  - New Feature: Score display when enemies killed!
  - New Feature: Disable camera scroll
  - Update: Improved settings screen appearance

This is a fun update that adds some new items and features.  In particular, there's the basics of a scoring system in place now -- if we go much further here we'll have to make this an actual playable game.  :P

Version 1.15 also adds a new weapon type in the form of the cluster bomb, which fires a single big shot that splits into eight when it reaches the top of the screen.  In addition, as a few folks requested, you can now disable camera scrolling completely.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Canabalt HD v1.06

  - Bug Fix: Missing hallways
  - Bug Fix: Address authentication when using a pre-existing account

This is just a bug fix update, repairing an unfortunate oversight that occurred when we fixed the impossible hallway that showed up sometimes at the fourth building.  Sorry folks!