A couple of recent articles covering grey areas of modern entertainment and possible abuse of location-based games:
GPS Technology Allows Smart Phone Game Apps to Cross Realism
Dealing Crack? There’s an app for that too!
While we don’t want to get into murky waters of what’s right and what’s wrong about location-based games, a topic worth discussion is which setting / set of commodities would be the best fit for UW2.
It’s interesting that even though the sweets were supposed to be a funny cover for the game’s true theme, SweetDeal has earned itself a lot of loyal fans who loved it because of the candies. And that makes the question of setting for the sequel even more complicated and tricky. What’s your take, folks?
P.S. We know you’re waiting some news on the feature set of UW2 — let me assure you we’re on track with that, please be patient! =)
Hey everybody, long time no hear! As already mentioned in comments to the announcement post, we’re not hiding — we’re working our asses off on UW2. So, what’s been done since the last update?
The most important part is that we’ve finished all the necessary research & planning and dived into the code! That’s right. We have decided to throw out the first game’s code base and start from scratch. It was a tough decision because usually it’s not such a good idea, leading to enormous development timelines and huge risks. In the case with UW2, after looking at the vast amount of features and improvements we want to see in the sequel, it was clear to us that the new game needed a new foundation. The awesome part is that the new code works on both target platforms, allowing for almost simultaneous release on both iOS and Android. Cool, huh?
Now with the code development on track, we’re finalizing the Game Design Document and deciding what exactly goes into the initial release and what will have to wait until the update. As soon as we figure it out, we’ll share the scope of work with everybody. That’s the topic of the next update — stay tuned, folks!