Universal Tiny Connections (by Short Circuit Studios)

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  1. mfcgames

    mfcgames Well-Known Member

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    Hey Touch Arcade community!


    We're thrilled to be back here with exciting news from the creators of "Teeny Tiny Town" and "Luminosus." Our team has been hard at work, and we're proud to announce the launch of our newest title: "Tiny Connections"!

    Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tiny-connections/id6464590876

    Tiny Connections

    Short Circuit Studio
    Tiny Connections is a puzzle game that challenges players to create networks connecting houses with infrastructure in ti…
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    Tiny Connections is a puzzle game that challenges players to create networks connecting houses with infrastructure in tight spaces. In this engaging game, your mission is to make sure each home gets essential services like power and water, all while balancing efficiency and community wellbeing. The challenge isn't a walk in the park. You'll need to cleverly link houses of the same color to their matching stations, all while navigating tricky setups and avoiding lines crossing. To help you out, you'll have access to handy power-ups that introduce progressively tougher puzzles. With its simple mechanics, Tiny Connections welcomes players into a world where straightforward gameplay hides deep strategy. This game is more than just entertainment; it's a relaxing escape from the chaos of daily life as you connect houses and infrastructure. Game Features: - Easy Connection System: Seamlessly connect houses to matching infrastructure. - Abundant Power-ups: Use tunnels, junctions, house rotations, and powerful swaps to enhance your strategy. - Real-world Maps: Dive into maps inspired by real countries, each with unique challenges. - Daily and Weekly Challenges: Compete in time-limited events for rewards and to test your skills. - Achievements & Leaderboards: Show off your gaming skills, earn achievements, and climb the global leaderboards while enjoying this rich gaming experience. - Accessibility: We offer a colorblind mode with support for multiple variations, ensuring that all players can enjoy the game to the fullest. The game supports the following languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Portuguese, Turkish.
    Information
    Seller:Short Circuit Studio
    Genre:Puzzle, Strategy
    Release:Nov 08, 2023
    Updated:Jun 09, 2024
    Version:1.1.9
    Size:324.2 MB
    User Rating:Unrated
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal




    We've put a lot of love and care into creating "Tiny Connections," and we hope it becomes your new favorite puzzle game.


    How You Can Help:


    As indie developers, your support means the world to us. If you enjoy playing "Tiny Connections," we would greatly appreciate it if you could:


    • Download the game from the App Store using the link provided above.

    • Leave us a review and rating on the App Store. Your feedback helps us improve the game and reach more players.

    • Share your thoughts and experiences with "Tiny Connections" right here on Touch Arcade. We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future updates.

    We can't wait to hear what you think of "Tiny Connections"!


    Happy Gaming,


    Short Circuit Studios
     

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  2. Stronsay

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    Too addictive - take it away! Not sure if maps have finish conditions. Don’t think so. Looks like we keep going till unable to complete a tiny connection.
     
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  3. mfcgames

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    Glad you are enjoying it! The maps have finish conditions. Beside the clock in the left corner you will see how many days you have to beat :)
     
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  4. PBSNellie

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    Bought the starter pack. It took me a bit to catch on, but it's growing on me and it's quite a challenge.
     
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  5. MetaGonzo

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    Looks great on first impressions. I am wondering though, any reason it can’t rotate into portrait? The play area is square after all. Perhaps other factors come into play later on.

    You’ve got some great games now; very much “devs to watch”.
     
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  6. Stronsay

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    Thanks, hadn’t noticed that.
    Overall this is great game design - original combination of creativity, problem solving, suspense, plus anticipating future infastructure requirements.
    One other thing though, the light grey pumps and generators are not being used as there are no corresponding houses. Not sure of their purpose unless those houses will appear later.
     
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  7. mfcgames

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    Thank you for the kind words!

    Point well made about the light grey pumps & generators, we have had this raised in the discord also! So we plan to enrich the tutorial or make a pop-up to help with this.

    To answer your question;
    The information about white stations is a bit hidden in the handbook under settings. But if you for instance have a white tower you can turn it into another color by dragging any colored pipe over it to turn it. Same thing for the power station, if you let say want it to become red you can just drag a red colored grid “into” it.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  8. mfcgames

    mfcgames Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the feedback and we are so excited to hear you're enjoying it!
     
  9. mfcgames

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    Thank you for the kind words! Great question on the game orientation - the landscape decision was mainly down to UI. We felt that in portrait at the time it compromised the view of the game (we struggled to fit everything in the portrait view). But we haven't ruled out trying to revisit portrait in the future!
     
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  10. PBSNellie

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    I do have another question. I purchased the Journey Beginnings/Remove Ads but I see that a couple of these maps are not auto unlocked. Is that on purpose?
     
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  11. mfcgames

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    Hello!

    First off, thank you so much for your support and purchase.

    Regarding your question about the map pack: Once you acquire it, the UK map is unlocked immediately. To unlock Japan, you’ll need to achieve a score of 4000. Following this pattern, beating the first location on a map unlocks the first location on the next map, along with any secondary locations on the current map.

    We implemented this progression system based on our testing feedback, as it seemed to enhance the gaming experience. Please note that players without the map pack won’t have access to this progression.

    We hope this clears things up! If you have any more questions or feedback, we’re all ears. We’re committed to supporting this app just as robustly as we did with ‘Teeny Tiny Town’, so you can look forward to plenty of new content, features, and improvements. Your suggestions are always welcome and valued!
     
  12. Anotherkellydown

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    Short Circuit Studio has done it again!

    TouchArcade Game of the Week: ’Tiny Connections’
    by Jared Nelson
     
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  13. PBSNellie

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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
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    no worries!

    we have an update now pending with Apple. Should resolve some bugs but also bring some quality of life improvements to the following:


    1. The game should now display your current total score for the map during the game.
    2. You can now in “build mode” tap white stations to directly pick and turn them into your desired available color.

    happy connecting
     
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  15. mfcgames

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    We are so honored! Going up on the wall
     
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    #16 Rosso, Nov 13, 2023
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    Nice game! That the "Mini Motorways / Metro" games were heavy inspiration here is very obvious in looks and sound, but that's fine! I am glad I bought the ad/map package and have already spent many hours with the game. Cant wait for the mentioned update with shown score etc..

    congrats re. game of the week!!

    p.s.: it took me playing it for like 5+ hours til I realized there is a fast forward.. oh my .. LOL ...to my defense and FYI to devs: that tutorial and handbook link is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too well hidden in settings. Not only that they are located in there and not in main menu, but then they are not shown where the other buttons are, but on the lower screen. I overlooked them at least several times. I actually "searched" for any explanation texts in the game and didnt see these.
     
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    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    The latest iOS update, version 1.0.4, is now available for Tiny Connections! What's new in this update:
    • We've fixed the modifier issues.
    • The score-related problems are a thing of the past.
    For the ultimate Tiny Connections experience, we encourage everyone to update to version 1.0.4 today!

    Additionally, we will be clearing out the scores set with 1.0.3 coming days and an update in the future will allow you to reset your incorrect high score down from the millions locally.

    Thank you for being part of the Tiny Connections community! Update now and enjoy the game to the fullest!

    We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been instrumental in shaping "Tiny Connections" with your vital feedback and testing. Your support has been invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without you!

    Enjoy the new update, and please keep feeding back to us. Your input is what drives our game's improvement and success!
     
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  18. mfcgames

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    Thanks for your awesome comments and for choosing our ad/map package! It's great to hear how much fun you're having with the game, and that you've already sunk so many hours into it. Your excitement for the next update is absolutely infectious, and we're just as excited for you to see it!

    A big thank you for the congrats on 'game of the week' too – that's such a thrill for us!

    About the fast forward feature and finding the tutorial/handbook, you've given us some great points to think about. We're definitely going to work on making these more obvious and user-friendly.

    It's feedback like yours that helps us make the game better for everyone. Keep enjoying and look out for those new tweaks and features coming your way!
     
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    I wanted to also comment about the handbook-it would be nice if it were easier to access during the game. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback, Nellie! We're actively working on making the features more accessible and agree they could be handier in other areas. We hope you're loving the recent updates!
     

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