Universal Jack B. Nimble (by Sean Noonan)

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  1. Sean Noonan

    Sean Noonan Well-Known Member

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    So it's in submission... here's hoping Apple review it before Christmas :eek:

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  2. Snooptalian

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    App description says there is Game Center and there is a GC button in the game, but GC doesn't load when the game starts up and hitting the ingame button does nothing. Also the game doesn't show up in the GC app. Is there Game Center for this or not?
     
  3. Sean Noonan

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    The app description says that Game Center support is coming soon - there was a bug in that version that I couldn't fix in time for Halloween.

    It is fixed in this new Winter update though - hopefully Apple approve it soon :)
     
  4. garbul

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    Hoooooray!! I am so glad you are still working on it Sean. Thanks for fixing Game Center. Hoping that all my hard work will transfer and vault me to the top. :cool:
     
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    The update hit today and it's lovely!

    GC support is in \o/

    Snowy stuff!

    Such a fun game :)

    QS =D
     
  6. Sean Noonan

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    It's live!

    What's New in Version 3.0.0.0 (Winter update)

    - Added Game Center high score tables
    - Added new level (Bitter Bluffs)
    - Added Snow colour palette for Bitter Bluffs
    - Added new Jack O. Lantern whip sound
    - Fixed ground dust bug
    - Fixed fire sound not muting when game is set to mute
    - Fixed smoke height in Old Londinium
    - Performance tweaks

    Get it while it's hot! appstore.com/jackbnimble
     
  7. Anotherkellydown

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    #107 Anotherkellydown, Dec 28, 2014
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    You and QS beat me to it. This was the first update I got after the iTunes freeze. So happy it hit tonight! Loving the new Bitter Bluffs level. Very nice. Thank you Sean!

    Now get on there and post some scores guys!!!

    Oh, and looks like you have to reset your level scores for the new ones to post to the leaderboard. Just an FYI for anyone having trouble.
     
  8. Sean Noonan

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    How is the new level running for y'all? I am aware that weather effects will really make the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 struggle - I'll just take the opportunity to remind you that the weather effects can be disabled globally from the Pause Menu.

    And yes, only new high scores will be registered, so either beat whatever your current high score is, or "Reset Scores" from the Pause Menu. If you have a crazy high score that you cannot beat or don't want to wipe, I'll look into having those submit to the leaderboard in the next version (no promises for that though).

    Next update will include a new level (or two), a new character (or two), new colour schemes and the addition of Game Center Achievements!

    Coming in the new year! :)
     
  9. metalcasket

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    This is super pissing me off. Last I checked there were like 20 people competing on the leaderboards. EXCUSE ME? SERIOUSLY? This game is one of the best bloody runners on the App Store and it keeps getting better and better and better and better and better and better with each update. COME ON PEOPLE!!!

    Sean, tiny issue I've noticed. If you pause your game and just the music play (yes, I've been cheating to hear the full tracks :p), in Old Londonium, once the track ends the very first time (while still paused), it'll restart but at the same volume as if you were actually playing the game.
     
  10. Sean Noonan

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    #110 Sean Noonan, Dec 30, 2014
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    Yeah, it's a shame. The update didn't really get featured a whole lot (outside of Touch Arcade of course) so I'll put out a press release this evening - see if that helps.

    It doesn't help that you have to beat your highest score to get onto the leaderboard - I'll see what I can do in the next version to fix this.

    Yep - I'm aware of that - it'll be in the bug fixes within the next version - thanks for the heads up, though :)

    I've already made a start on the next level, so I don't think it's too much of a push to say the next version will feature more than one new level.
     
  11. garbul

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    Thanks for looking into the high score submission Sean. I wonder if any other Nimblers can relate - I have a score from when I was in the "zone" with this game. It was pretty zen, one with the touch controls and everything. ;) Not sure I'll beat it anytime soon.
     
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    #112 PoloBaquerizoH, Dec 31, 2014
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    Just bought this game! And really love it! Love the art style and that truly feels like an original fun runner, this is not just some kind of Runner" And love the awesome music!
    Hopefully new crazy levels and characters will come on feature and keeps this one as the best of all
     
  13. Sean Noonan

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    I made a blog post addressing the update and the end of the year - there's something from it that may interest y'all...

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    It's very early, missing lots of elements and effects, but it's a first pass - happy new year everyone! :)
     
  14. metalcasket

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    Oh man, that looks awesome. I love how there's a new element in every single level you make. I frickin' love this game.
     
  15. coolpepper43

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    Really,I didn't know. Do mean a new element that effects the gameplay? There isn't a lite version so I didn't know. What are the different gameplay elements in the levels. If they did this one like lion pig then I might have to pick this one up. #
     
  16. Sean Noonan

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    Each level I update adds a slightly different challenge or obstacle (though sometimes these can be a benefit).
     
  17. garbul

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    Sean you are putting out some amazing stuff.

    Oh and you guys complaining about the high scores -- all I can say is you better get your game on before Sean releases the patch. My scores will blow your mind! ;)
     
  18. Sean Noonan

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    Patch should be soon - requires a bunch of testing before I can be sure it'll work.

    For now, I've just been messing around...
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  19. Andy C83

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    So you're saying that Yoshi will be a future playable character and that instead of a whip he'll be putting out the candles with his tongue? Sweet! :D
     

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