Discovery 1.7.0.0

März 27th, 2014
Hi! There will be a release of Discovery 1.7.0.0 soon

Flappy Flying Pig

Februar 14th, 2014

Get Flappy Flying Pig here:

Cert passed. Should be available soon!

Januar 8th, 2014

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New Windows Phone version submitted!

Januar 6th, 2014

Version 1.6.1.0 has just been submitted for certification and should fix the install/update issues on Windows Phone 8.

Thanks to the people that informed me about the issues!

Update/Install issues 2

Januar 5th, 2014

Hi everyone.

Unfortunately there seems an install/update problem with Discovery 1.6.0.0 on Windows Phone 8. It has passed certification (at Microsoft) so I thought that everything would be fine. I have myself tested it now on Lumia 710 (Windows Phone 7.5) where it works flawlessly and on my Ativ S (Windows Phone 8) where it didn't updated/reinstalled.

I'm taking this serious and will try to fix the problem ASAP!

Update/Install issues

Dezember 27th, 2013

Because since the first days of Discovery some people are having trouble with purchasing/installing/updating/starting it, I will describe the most common solutions to the problem.

First of all: All these issues are UNRELATED to Discovery itself. All store platforms tes each version of Discovery for a minimum of compliance, especially installation/updating. So to make sure: I can't do anything against, if a purchase/install/update doesn't work correctly.

But... there's light at the end of the tunnel. 90% of the people that that write me an email complaining about the above issues also find a way to fix their problems without me. So here we go:

Purchase/Reinstall:

If you have bought an app in any of the stores, and the money transfer aka. "transaction" is done (you will most probably receive an email), the app is bound to your account. PERIOD! That means you can uninstall/install/reinstall as often as you want. What may confuse you is that -on reinstall- some stores still display a price tag. But if you continue in the order process the amount you will be charged will be set to zero. To be precise: It is not possible to buy an app twice (aka. 2x) with the same account on the same store, without having refunded it. If for some reason you're charged twice you have to contact the store provider (Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft) to solve the problem. I can't do anything because all payment/app delivery is being done on their side.

Install:

Sometimes the installation does not succeed. The most simple solution solution is to reboot/restart your device, to kill hanging store processes.

Start:

If Discovery doesn't start, please try first reboot-/restarting your device. If that doesn't help try uninstall->install (loss of data)

Exit:

If the game for some reason doesn't react anymore and you can't get back into the game anymore, try killing the process of the app (please google how to end processes on your device). If you don't know how to do it, reboot the device by turning it off/on.

 

I hope this solves most of the problems and you can enjoy the game!

 

 

Update 1.6.0.0

Dezember 22nd, 2013
Update 1.6.0.0

The update to 1.6.0.0 brings all platforms to feature parity except of the cloud backup/sharing system which is still Windows Phone 7/8 exclusive

Added Features:
-4 different animals (only in FULL/TRIAL version not in LITE version). More will follow early next year.
-Local Backup/Restore system. Make multiple backups of your worlds to your local filesystem and restore them when your world gets lost or you want to go back in time. It can also be used to extend your world slot count.

Fixes:
-fixed crash on Windows Phone 8 due to missing extended mem flag.
-fixed crashes on Android/Amazon when game gets inactive and resuming.
-better handling of suspend actions on all platforms -> your worlds shouldn't get lost anymore when game becomes inactive.

1.6.0.0. released/submitted

Dezember 22nd, 2013

Phew! Managing all these platforms is really a mess, because all of those little low-level differences between the platforms. But tonight I submitted the Windows 8 version which is the last one that has to be certified by the store provider. The Windows Phone and iOS versions have been submitted on thursday. I doubt that iOS and Windows versions will be available before christmas, but let's see. The last platform to be updated is XBox 360. I'll think I'm able to finish the update before the end of the year!

Merry christmas to all of you!!

Discovery 1.6.0.0 released

Dezember 17th, 2013

A few days ago I have released 1.6.0.0 FULL and LITE for Android. It is already available. Today I submitted it to Amazon. I'm currently finishing iOS, Windows 8 and Windows Phone ports and hope to submit them till the end of the week. I will write more about 1.6.0.0 tomorrow

Test results ... not good enough!

Oktober 7th, 2013

2 issues:

1) performance bug with animals sometimes

2) Crash bug on Android on app resume

I hope to fix those until the week-end.

Update finished ... now testing!

September 30th, 2013

I'm currently testing the new update and hope to get it out for Google Paid users first!

If there are no complains about it, I will submit it to all other platforms.

What's next?

August 2nd, 2013
What's next?

For version 1.5.4.0 I have added "FlatLand" terrain generator (see pic above) as well as the long awaited changeable seed. I will also try to add some animals.

 

Furthermore I'd like to encourage everyone to buy the game on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Thanks!

 

Get it here: Discovery on App Store

Discovery for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Juli 26th, 2013

Discovery is now or soon available on Apple's App Store! YEAH!!

This version already contains the new control method. You'll need at least a device that has iOS 5.0 installed, so any updated iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G should do it.

 I have chosen the lowest price tier for the initial release so everyone interested should get it quickly before I adapt the price to match the other stores.

You can support Discovery by spreading out the word about it to everyone you know.

Thanks!

 

Get it here: Discovery on App Store

New control method

Mai 27th, 2013

I've heard your cries for an alternative control scheme. So, I implemented it and I must admit that you were damn right with it!!! :)

The old gamepad like will still be available as an option, don't worry!

Updates

Mai 14th, 2013

A lot of people are reaching out for me asking when there will be updates and what they will contain.

To sum it up:

  1. Since I have a regular daytime job, it's hard to give a precise date when the next update will be released or what it will contain.
  2. There will be updates throughout the next years
  3. Typical schedule for mayor updates will be 1-3 months.
  4. For each mayor update you can expect big content/game mechanics improvements.
  5. I will give an announcement here around 2 weeks before an update will be released. So visit this page regularly.
  6. I'm currently setting up a forum where I'll try to introduce a dev diary and where you can make feature requests.

 

Cheers!

Discovery for Amazon Kindle Fire released

Mai 8th, 2013

Discovery is now available on Amazon Appstore!

As on Google Play, I created a free LITE version to check compatibility. I own a Android Tab with similar specs like the first Kindle Fire, so I expect fewer issues than the Google Play version.

Once again:  Please download it and share the word with your friends.

Thanks!

Discovery (Full)

Discovery LITE

Discovery for Android released

April 29th, 2013

Another day, another platform. :)

I'm proud to announce that Discovery is now available on Android!!!

To check compatibility and general playability I've created also a free LITE version that has only a few materials available. Please download it and share the word with your friends.

Thanks!

Discovery (Full)

Discovery LITE

Discovery+ (XBox360) Video Review

April 23rd, 2013
The guy from 'TheRedvBlueGaming' channel has done a really nice youtube review of "Discovery". Please check it out and leave him some nice comments.

New Discovery/Discovery+ Trailer

April 22nd, 2013

Since the old trailer has been out there for nearly one year, I have decided to put together a new trailer featuring 2 worlds from Pablo and Iain to show of what can be done with the current version of Discovery. There are a lot of interesting worlds in the world sharing system... damn, I have to provide a place where people can show and explain their creations in more detail. But for now, please enjoy the new trailer!

Discovery for XBox 360 released

April 19th, 2013

Slowly all work done in the last year finally ends in a product. The Xbox 360 version of Discovery is available here:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Discovery/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258550cf5

Check it out!

Therewill be another post regarding this release, so stay tuned.

 

Cheers!