Hey Everyone, we submitted our newest update on Sunday again, this one will be all about sharks! You can feed the pygmies to the sharks by dangling them over the water, or you can drop a shark on the pygmies head and watch him run around in a panic before being swallowed! This week was a challenge because we were really busy, each update keep adding more code to manage and it gets tougher and tougher to still make changes at the pace that we are used to. I finally added all the textures to our new texture atlas technique and was able to save a bunch of memory by cropping each image to its smallest area of visible pixels. It actually looks really cool. So, after this, our memory is back to 15 megs, from 21 megs for the last update, we will still need to optimize more, probably convert everything to 16 bit for our next update. that would double the space we could use for textures and should last a while before we need to optimize again. We did succeed in submitting our update at midnight instead of 3:00am which was awesome, I have a 12 hour day at a clients office on Mondays so it was a lot easier than the two weeks before. Hopefully we can keep it up, seems like its always tempting to think your ahead and leave things to the last minute. One thing that has been a bit irritating this week was users with jailbroken phones and a ton of homebrew that have been complaining about their phones crashng (about 5 per day). One guy in particular, pirated our game and then had the nerve to ask for support because his game was crashing! After fixing his game, I had the feeling that he didn't pay for it and sure enough he said he didn't. I guess I'm not judging because I have been a bit torrent addict in the past but I don't think I would ever ask for support if something wasnt working. I would know that dealing with homebrew might make the phone unstable and play around with it until it worked for me. I ended up helping him (and the others) anyway because I feel it gives us a good reputation and helps to spread the word. Most devs would just say "We dont support jailbroken phones" but when one of these guys complains on a board, the rest of the users don't understand that our game normally doesnt crash so we have to address it. I also mentioned at the end of the last thread that we are going to be doing a different kind of update for the next one, I think Allan will add a bunch of cool idles for the pygmies and we will add a menu that allows you to enable/disable all the functionality in the game. We will also add more polish to the existing features and address some of the requests that you guys have had (gravity-boulder). We will also use the menu to start creating categories of hazzard that migth include a foreground water hazard (shark), an island hazard (boulder), a background hazard (volcano), new weather modes, etc. Let me know what you guys think!