Universal PIXEL PEOPLE Returning Soon - Beta Test

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  1. Lambdamu

    Lambdamu Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    We are calling for beta testers in preparation for a re-launch of PIXEL PEOPLE on the AppStore.

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    In PIXEL PEOPLE, you create the city and the residents! Greet new clones to Utopia at the arrival center, then find them a place in your new world. Splice genes of residents and combine their skills to discover new Pixel People to join your thriving city.

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    Join the beta test by:
    1. Download & install the TestFlight app from the App Store;
    2. Click on this link on your device: JOIN THE BETA TEST!
    3. Press ACCEPT to start installing PIXEL PEOPLE;
    4. Leave your comments here or DM us if you have any problems.
    If you experience a crash, please restart the game in order for it to automatically submit a crash report, thank you.

    IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE RE-LAUNCH:
    If you have played the game previously, we need to inform you that:

    1) No save data and purchase can be carried over.
    2) This upcoming version reflects only the base game. No content from expansion packs were implemented.

    We have had to construct the game from scratch, and this is all we are currently able to afford, thank you for understanding.




     
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  2. MetaGonzo

    MetaGonzo Well-Known Member

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    Amazing!

    The sky may fall, but this time the roof will hold.
    :D
     
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  3. Lambdamu

    Lambdamu Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, one Rocky Mansion beaming right down!
     
  4. unexpect3rd

    unexpect3rd Well-Known Member

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    Hola, welcome back
     
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  5. KeKhan

    KeKhan Well-Known Member

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    Yessssssss
    One of my favorite games from early days gaming on the iOS !
    I loved how new combinations and people opened up different aspects of the game.
    Joining the beta now, and good luck!
     
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  6. unexpect3rd

    unexpect3rd Well-Known Member

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    Playing on iphone 7 plus, iOS 12.1.2

    So... minor report,

    - After my lake house was built, the waterway option doesn't immediately becomes available, had to restart app for it to show up under Path.

    - Some text using the new thinner font would reach the edge of the dialogue box, check lakehouse, nursery, probably just the label width being set to equate the box width.

    - Was the Hearts requirement ever 11? seem like an odd number.

    - Good to see its running at 60fps this time round compared to the old 30fps, lol.

    - Zoom sensitivity a little slippery, may want to add a little bit of gesture buffer. Also try to "ScaleToPoint" where Point is the center of the two touchPoint, UX.

    - Building sprite touch detection (as opposed to grid detection) will require pixel alpha testing, so I guess that'll be a tedious task, but will be worth it in terms of UX.

    Otherwise, I personally havent experience any crashes.
     
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  7. Lambdamu

    Lambdamu Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mayors! The Mothership wishes you fun and joy in your tiny corner of Utopia among the vast expanse of space.

    Thank you Mayor unexpect3rd! We will be looking into these issues.

    Other Mayors who experiences any difficulties may report them here as well, thank you!

    [Gentle reminder to restart the game if you experience any crashes, so that it may submit a crash report.]
     
  8. Wicked8146

    Wicked8146 Well-Known Member
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    Yay! I loved this game so much. Thanks for bringing it back.
     
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  9. Ann0ying

    Ann0ying Well-Known Member

    Hey,
    On xs max there’s a slim black line on hud on top, also the hearts are a bit out of bounds.

    UPD: also found this bug
     

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  10. tjb

    tjb Well-Known Member

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    Game crashes when I try to place a playground. You get a weird noise instead of normal selection sound, and it crashes before the location acknowledgement pops up.

    Also, typo on town hall help #6. You hit m instead of comma I think.

    Really enjoying it!
     
  11. tjb

    tjb Well-Known Member

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    Same weird buzz and crash when trying to place Martian flowers, yo.
     
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  12. hvianna

    hvianna Well-Known Member

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    Yep, playground is crashing for me too. Playing on an iPad 10.5” running iOS 12.1.4.
     
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  13. Lambdamu

    Lambdamu Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mayors!

    We've identified that Martian, Venusian Flowerbeds and the Playground are erroneous in delivery. We have attempted diplomacy with the respective planetary customs to properly import their floral species, and the outlook is positive.

    We'll be looking into the problem of shrinking name cards as well. It seems to only be affecting the interface models related to iPhone X.
     
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  14. hvianna

    hvianna Well-Known Member

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    Another possible bug: I can’t fill the vacant position for a farmer in the greenhouse. The only possible workplaces shown for the farmer are the farm and the farmer’s market.
     
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  15. NanoToybox

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    love what it promises!
     
  16. Lambdamu

    Lambdamu Well-Known Member

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    Investigations revealed that specific work permits for the following jobs: Painter, Farmer, Plumber, CSI, Geologist, Reporter, Director, and Historian have been held up and delayed. The Mothership anticipates that with some proper encouragement and incentives, the issue would be sorted out soon. [Thank you Mayor hvianna]

    As a result, certain buildings will be impossible to staff fully, but it does not affect the full collection of 150 jobs, or access to all available buildings in Utopia.
     
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  17. ste86uk

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    Been away from the forums since the app died and thought I should try to return. Still been using the website though just not posting anything.

    Wondering with this version of the app, will game data be kept or wiped?

    I had an issue with game sound where I turned the sound on but then game was silent, it did start working after force closing the app though.

    I had another issue placing a resident to work they went somewhere? Not where I told them to go but sadly I can’t remember who it was and I also just placed a fishmonger in my farmers market but he’s the only person there now when it definitely had someone before that because that’s how I unlocked the building.

    *Edit* I also just had a crash when filling my last heart the game just crashed and when I opened it I was reset to 0 hearts and never got the pack for collecting all of them.
     
  18. Matthew Rose

    Matthew Rose New Member

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    Any chance for an Android release?
     
  19. Helianthe

    Helianthe New Member

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    Found a bug: game crashes when the top job slot is tapped in the Radio building

    So happy this game is back, I wasted so many hours on it back in the day!
     
  20. Unstablefan

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    I remember building something like 100 taverns.
     

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