Launch Images Question

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  1. onion

    onion Member

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    I have been looking over icon size requirements and came across the info for Launch Images, but was wondering do game developers use them ? I ask, because I went to see a few iphone game reviews on youtube ( where you can see the app launched from the icon on screen ), and of the games I checked out, none seemed to use a Launch Image.

    If people 'are' utilising them, in what capacity would they work for you, on the site it mentions, no splash / logo screens, etc, so wondering best way to utilise them for a game, or even if they are used at all by game devs.


    On a side note, I would probably launch a company logo anim of some sort at the beginning, in this scenario, just a white screen with the word 'loading' would suffice... ? What do you think ?
     
  2. The prez 12521

    The prez 12521 Well-Known Member

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    I know some big games have this. Minigore, Doodle Army, Pocket God, the 'info' screen on GTA:CW...
     
  3. onion

    onion Member

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    Hi, The prez 12521

    Thanks for the quick reply. :)

    Off to do some quick youtube research.... :)
     
  4. The prez 12521

    The prez 12521 Well-Known Member

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    no problem, i read your thread yesturday, and it helped me a lot :D
     
  5. Are you talking about the Default.png file? I think most games use that.

    if you want to do animation though, you have to program that specifically and then load your other resources while the animation plays.
     
  6. ghostdogstudio

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    You could load a REALLY light dummy scene that loads almost instantly, and run your own loading image/animation while you load menus, levels, whatever. That way your launch image can be a solid color and compress down to nothing so it's almost free (if that's what you are asking about).
     
  7. NickFalk

    NickFalk Well-Known Member

    Is it even possible not to have a default.png ?

    While Apple's guidelines states that you should have an image matching the interface the user meets (in order to shorten perceived loading time). While I agree this is makes a lot of sense there are some caveats. For instance, I believe the default.png only works in one orientation.

    It seems to me like most games don't care for this approach though and normally have some kind of game-centric splash screen. Personally I've been using my company logo and Apple have never complained about this. (They have complained about a lot of other stuff I've been doing though, so it's not like I'm below their radar or anything). ;)
     

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