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  • #216174
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    The game is now out! Well, it’s out on the App Store at any rate – the Play Store will presumably follow soon. It’s going to be pretty tricky to discuss this on the front page, as the game contains spoilers for Twentica, and people are watching at different paces. Also, some people might want to play through without having any surprises spoiled.

    So, for now at least, let’s confine any specific discussion of the game’s contents to this thread. ONLY READ AHEAD IF YOU’RE OK WITH GAME SPOILERS!

    My very early impressions were as follows:

    Ooh, Robert Llewellyn voiceover!
    Haha, they spelled “welcome” wrong.
    This is pretty good.
    This is tricky.
    Ooh, it’s a prequel! That’s clever.
    ZOMG, I’m playing as Rimmer.
    FUCKING SHOOT THE BAZOOKOID PROPERLY
    HOW CAN I DIE, I’M A HARD LIGHT HOLOGRAM.

    #216178
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    I new my iphone 4 would be just below the tech level required to get on the same operating system. I might as well be a broken toaster in the 1920’s/50’s. I can down load a tension sheet app apparently!

    #216180
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Exclusive content written by Doug Naylor. Play as your favourite characters. It says on the screenshots.

    #216181
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Frequent “Free” updates will be released as the series progresses mirroring the storylines featured in the episodes.

    #216182
    si
    Participant

    I’m shit at playing games. I played for about 45 minutes earlier, and have got no further than the third part of the scanning bit. My brother had managed to get on to Rimmer’s bit when I left him, but he told me that it had got stuck and the target wouldn’t moven or something.
    Liked the beginning, though. Looking forward to exploring a bit more later.

    #216183
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’m waiting for it to pop up on the Google Play store. Think releases are generally midnight on there, so fingers crossed for an hour or so.

    #216187
    curtis
    Participant

    Finished the first set of levels. Pretty hard. Quite nice though. Kind of massacres the Twentica script.

    #216188
    pendo86
    Participant

    Enjoyed it for what it is. I like that some of the levels explored things not seen onscreen, such as collecting the Casket of Cronos and what Rimmer did when he was taken.

    The controllability of the characters is awful, and don’t get me started on those car levels. I’m looking forward to seeing what Samsara brings to the game.

    #216189
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Bah, No sign.

    #216191
    typeforty
    Participant

    The controls for Rimmer are absolutely abysmal. If, as is suggested above, that’s the case for future sections, that may be a game breaker.

    That said, I enjoyed the first and third sections (and that’s as far as I’ve got so far). They’re tough but enjoyably so.

    I could have done without the twentica script being presented like that. Cover the plot point in a couple of dialogue boxes and move on – let people watch the episode in its own form.

    So yes, I’ve got gripes, and the control thing is a big one, but the main thing for me is that it’s not another bloody match-3 game, and even if the rest of the game turns out to be a massive turd I’m happy to pay money for developers to show a bit of ambition and try something different.

    #216192
    Bezzy
    Participant

    I’m quite enjoying it. It’s a bit fiddly and the controls on some of the parts are strange, but theres a lot of variety.

    #216193
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Well, the first level is a bit cack. I played for about 3 mins on the tube earlier and got very quickly bored of simply mashing the screen with my thumb. Pretty hard to aim with something that obscures the view of what you’re aiming at.

    #216195

    My thoughts so far:

    – Fun little game, nothing mind-blowing but certainly worth the asking price of half-a-pint.

    – That difficulty level. Hmmm. I’m geeky enough to have completed Halo games on ‘Legendary’ difficulty, so I like to think I’m reasonably good at games – but some parts of this are TOUGH. That could alienate a lot of potential players (hell, I even ragequit a few times) which is a shame. Can’t have been that hard to add Easy/Normal/Hard options, can it?

    – Episode-themed content. When this was announced, I expected it would just be tiny additional stuff added to a base game, like extra lines of dialogue or new items in the cockpit. But no – it seems like each episode is going to have a multi-level story devoted to it (I assume). That’s a lot of content being added for free each week.

    – Controls aren’t great, but they very rarely are on ios games.

    – Ship scan level had me worried at first – is this what the whole game is going to be like??? But, no, there’s a lot of variety. Rimmer hostage level is fun, Time Surf reminded me of the bonus stages in Sonic 2 (yes, I’m old), the piloting Starbug bit is a nice reaction-time minigame, and the Kryten nipple level is … well, a Kryten nipple level.

    – Overall I’m really impressed. It shows that a lot can be done with the license. It would be amazing if Doug teamed up with someone like Telltale Games to make an episodic, console-quality experience.

    #216196
    (deleted)
    Member

    I can see Red Dwarf fitting the Telltale engine very well. Like Doctor Who it’s something which is surprisingly difficult to reimagine as a game so I can only visualise it as a reskin of something already existing.

    The Lego engine would suit it. Not completely impossible, though my tolerance for “Red Dwarf” and “Lego” in the same breath has worn down to a nerve. #votesmeng

    #216197
    Brayds2006
    Participant

    I just get a black screen when I open it. Anyone else get this?

    #216198
    Brayds2006
    Participant

    Wait nevermind just had to turn the phone off and on again.

    #216199
    (deleted)
    Member

    Spoilers.

    #216200
    Brayds2006
    Participant

    At first I liked it, didn’t love it. The controls on the Rimmer level were quite wonky. But any game that lets me recharge Kryten’s Nipple Nuts gets an automatic 9.5/10 from me.

    At first I only thought there was a few levels per episode but no, the whole fucking episode is playable. I thought it was just until the time jump. I’ve yet to go beyond just after the crash but so far so good.

    #216207
    si
    Participant

    Downloaded on iOS last night, managed to get no further than Scan Ship part three. I’m shit. Plus my frenetic tapping of the screen meant my mum kept thinking I was sitting having a fit over in the corner.
    Although, having said that, my brother’s managed to get further than me and has suggested that I might want to let him take over when I reach the Time Surf section as it might not be great for my health.
    Downloaded Android version this morning (i have two phones at the mo due to me smashing my brand new Android phone after my Council Tax went up), and have managed to get as far as the same point, and failing in exactly the same way.

    #216211
    JEZZMUND
    Participant

    Anyone else seeing typos and cringing like fuck?

    #216214
    Bezzy
    Participant

    The car levels controls are horrid :( also feels like the level is never ending

    #216215
    JamesTC
    Participant

    An octopus has three hearts.

    #216217
    JEZZMUND
    Participant

    Ugh… the car levels were fucking awful. If you slow to a stop it’ll often bug and stop moving no matter what you do.

    The sneaky levels are a bitch though…

    #216218
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I think I’m done. The Starbug Controls level is just too dull, and every stage lasts for an eternity testing your patience with the awful controls rather than any skill. I’d have deleted this straight away if it wasn’t Red Dwarf.

    #216219
    typeforty
    Participant

    It does get a bit repetitive. “That level was diverting, wasn’t it? Almost fun, even. Now please repeat it three more times but slightly quicker.”

    #216220
    Ridley
    Participant

    It does get a bit repetitive. “That level was diverting, wasn’t it? Almost fun, even. Now please repeat it three more times but slightly quicker.”

    I hope that’s a line from the game.

    #216223
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I got a Lex Luthor in Superman 64 vibe in the first stage, frankly.

    #216230
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Controls are pretty bad but it’s the camera more than anything. The controls are pretty standard for a non specific genre mobile game.

    What they really need are health pickups, put those in and you’re golden because there are some levels where as far as I can tell, you can’t not get injured. Like the Rimmer escape, even if you nail the expenoids within the first swing, they fire a shot at you.

    #216232
    Bezzy
    Participant

    The car level needs health pickups

    #216233
    JEZZMUND
    Participant

    I wonder if, as your ship levels up and the new episodic content comes in, you get to spend that ‘XP’ on more weapon damage / bigger health pool etc

    #216236
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Are there leaderboards somewhere?

    #216240
    Bezzy
    Participant

    I like that the game starts before the episode. Where you find the attack ship. There’s a few additional writing parts there. Dunno if those parts are written by Doug or not.

    #216242
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    #216244
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    https://youtu.be/CccfDMW2TN8

    Nah I dont buy this being in universe. Rimmer would run away!

    #216245
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    https://youtu.be/LAPC_mB5kJ8 Ah there is the ad on the official channel.

    #216266
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    We’ve done published a first impressions video over on the YouTube channel. This is me playing blind, and covering most of the first three missions:

    I’ve since completed the Twentica comment and… well, yeah it went a bit downhill for me. There are problems, but they’re interesting ones, so there’ll likely be a short review coming in the next few days to wrap up my thoughts.

    #216273
    Jayenkai
    Member

    I haven’t gotten very far. I stopped midway through the Rimmer level where bazookoids suddenly fire lasers that no longer fizz when hitting the scenery.
    Honestly, I was bored.
    I’m not a fan of “now do the same thing three more times” gameplay extensions.
    At the very least, give us a “I CBA” one-round-per-game mode.

    I’m also not a fan of static “show photo of person, add text.” gubbins, either.
    Remember the Mobisodes?
    Imagine a 3D cockpit/scene, with mobisodes style characters, and little speech bubbles with the dialogue.
    .. infinitely more interesting than “here is a picture with some text”
    You have an engine, use it!

    Speaking of which, why is that a static photo on the titlescreen? Why is that not a full featured 3D model that we can pan and scan around? Seriously, why??! With options to switch the titlescreen for other unlockable models along the way.
    That would be nice.
    That would be more interesting.
    Bah..

    I’m very disappointed by this.

    .. and that’s pretty much without complaining about the actual games themselves.
    As the creator of many many (many!) games, I know what bad gameplay is. When it’s boring, repetitive, uncontrollable and dull, that’s not a good game.

    #216286
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    I’ve just got to the driving level and ARGH GOD NO STAB STAB KILL

    #216297
    Bezzy
    Participant

    The driving levels are terrible. I like that it’s a variety of minigames and looking forward to what the others bring but the controls are horrid. I liked the look of the Starbug cockpit controls though.

    #216299
    pendo86
    Participant

    GameDigits got in touch with me after my comments about the controls on Twitter and asked me for some feedback. They seem really keen to make the best game possible and want it to be good for the fans. I told them about the controls on some levels and they have gotten back to me about it:

    Thank you so much for this write up of the game, it’s very much appreciated and very useful indeed. We didn’t want to make just a cash cow game for this, like a match-three game or similar so we went to a variated comprehensive game that mirrors the series.

    Given the time constraints on the project this was always going to be a bit of a risky strategy, but far better than creating something throwaway.

    Now that the game has been released and we can get player feedback, this write up is perfect. We aim to go through and rebalance the game, and we agree with points on here – the controls need work, the car especially (incidentally, that was a game suggested by Doug Naylor himself). The car level itself is a real killer to complete, the most damage is dealt when hitting characters, but I feel we balanced was way too harsh on initial release. Kudos for finishing it though!

    We purposefully made the game hard on first release because we believe the first wave of players would be die-hard Red Dwarf fans and likely to be gamers too – we may have gone a little too far in that respects!

    We’ve already put an update into submission and waiting for Apple to review it, it doesn’t address all the issues we we felt it was necessary to get it out to fix the majority of them anyway. We’ve made it easier (still, not too easy) and we plan on added health pickups and helpers along the way too.

    I cannot fault the guys at GameDigits one bit, and the game, despite it’s control issues, still is fun and entertaining and I really enjoy it.

    (Ian from GameDigits also told me I was the first person to complete it. How smug does that make me haha!)

    #216301
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Solid community management, there. That’s really good.

    #216302
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    The updated version is available on iOS.

    #216303
    Bezzy
    Participant

    That’s great! I love their apology for the ‘wellcome’ lol

    #216309
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Anyone else having trouble getting it to install on Android? I’ve got nearly 1gb free but it fails every time. Downloads all the way then ‘can’t install’.

    #216312
    Bezzy
    Participant

    The update hasn’t changed much , other than in the car episode there are more Expanoids and less wondering civilians , bumping into barrels doesn’t hurt health as much as it did.

    #216314
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Really enjoyed that video first look. Thanks. Mainly as I’m interested in the games design and links to the episodes, and not fussed about actually playing it. Watching it was a bit like a dwarf cast version of Marooned. Instead of the whole team commenting on an episode we get just cappsy in peril being hits with rocks!!!

    I’m trying to remember if that first line from cat about dungarees was cut from early in the starbug scenes, I think it might have been from memory of the recording night. Not sure though.

    Confirmation there from game digits that doug wrote in the car into the episode with at least the game partly in mind in the process.

    I look forward to the review finishing up video. Would love a walk through video of the entire game to be honest . Though I might try that emulator you speak of.

    #216316
    GameDigits
    Member

    Hi Guys, I’m Ian MD/Developer from GameDigits who made the Red Dwarf XI game.

    We’ve been following this thread for a while now and thank you for all the comments and feedback on the game so far. Especially to Dan for his feedback, and Jonathan for putting together the first look video. It is a very fair summation of the first parts of the game, great work (by the way, top tip: you can shoot and scan at the same time on the Ship Scan).

    Although there’s a very mixed response on here, there’s certainly a lot we can take from here to improve the game and we plan to keep updating the game responding to feedback as much as possible as well as adding new content for the upcoming episodes too.

    Admittedly, the game was created within a tight time frame (a lot of mobile games are due to the risky nature of the business) and we could have easily played it safe and made a match-three game, or some short throwaway experience. However, we didn’t do that, we wanted to make something much more ambitious than that for you guys and given the time & budget on this, what has been produced has been truly phenomenal. We also didn’t pander to the free to play mechanisms that spoil a lot of mobile game experiences.

    That said, the game isn’t perfect, we understand that. However, we want to make the best game for Red Dwarf imaginable, we’re huge fans, why wouldn’t we? Now we have the feedback from initial release, we will act on it and keep improving the game.

    Please bear in mind that this process isn’t an instant, the first update you have seen was literally a days work. This is because Apple’s review process takes 2-3 days to complete in order to get the game on to the App Store, therefore we made a first pass of fixing the major issues within the first day of release! We are currently working on another update right now, with health pick ups, better camera/controls on the characters, easier game balancing and much more given the feedback from threads like this.

    Ultimately, if we have your support on this, there’s a likely chance that we would make an other game for Series XII – but we would have much more time and budget and really go to town on it, how cool would that be! Unfortunately, this isn’t likely to happen if people are giving 1 star reviews because not everything is fixed in the first update given one day of development time. Therefore, it’ll be great if you could keep supporting us on this, we’re on the same side, give us the constructive feedback we need and we will continue improving it, making it the best Red Dwarf game ever made!

    #216317
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Ian, you are a top man. Thanks for signing up.

    #216319
    Bezzy
    Participant

    Thank you for joining up Ian. From the reviews I’ve seen on the App Store people have just played maybe the first part, assumed it’s all like that and left it. I’ve given a good review and I’m still playing it (trying to get better scores and upping my space miles) . Looking forward to all the added extras and improvements.

    #216322
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Thanks very much, Ian, this is superb support. I think in the opening Starbug section I was a bit screwed by using a mouse on an emulator, hence why I wanted it to be clear I was playing on an entirely unsupported platform, with an unsupported control system. I’m difficult like that.

    I’m putting together a brief review of the rest of the episode today, so I’ll highlight your post here and keep directing discussion to this thread so we have a single place for discussion. I’m very excited to see the future updates and content, especially now we know a lot more about the development circumstances and your intentions.

    #216343
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    I haven’t played much of it, I got up to the Rimmer bazookoid part, and so far, it’s… all right? I quit when Rimmer got stuck behind a wall he couldn’t walk around. Well, I tried to quit, quitting just dumped me back to the tutorial. I had to force close the app. Ehh, it’s a mobile game- limited by the nature of the device it’s on, especially when it comes to controls. At least it isn’t a freemium game.

    #216349
    curtis
    Participant

    Enjoying this game and nice to see the feedback is being taken on board. If I was to make a comment it would be to say a scoring description might be useful for each level. Are scores based on time taken to complete the level, damage taken, a combination of the two or something else entirely? Also, I can’t find a way to replay the introductory video. Is there a way to do so, and if not, could that be incorporated?

    #216472
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    “Find The Club” is still impossibly difficult for me, even after the update. Now that running into barrels and exponoids isn’t so damaging, I’m no longer dying on the first straight, but I can’t seem to beat the level because it’s so relentlessly long, with no checkpoints or health pick-ups. I finally mastered corners by slowing to a halt before swiping to turn, waiting for the camera to catch up, and then swiping again. But this is a long process, and some corners have exponoids positioned to shoot you in the face. So you have to go through them quickly, and end up scraping the wall.

    How did anyone manage it?

    #216474
    Karnie
    Participant

    Ian, I finally got through it by swiping wildly to the side as soon as I saw a corner coming up… even still, barely made it with enough health points to spare.

    #216475
    Karnie
    Participant

    I’m just glad I’m able to play it, since there’s actually some new material in it for the Encyclopedia Addendum. Not much, but every so often they’ll throw a line in that wasn’t in the episode (Standard Protocol: 1-2-3-4!)

    #216477
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    I’ve done it now! Turned out that careering through the corners that contained exponoids left me with just enough energy to get through it provided I was careful for the rest of the way. Thereafter, I finished the rest of the episode within half an hour, only losing one life along the way (Find Einstein, when I tried to just leg it through on the first attempt and got stuck). Bizarrely managed the second driving level on the first go, despite it being identical to the first.

    The repetition of the games is slightly disappointing, but then it’s understandable that a mobile game would have to recycle the same mechanics a few times.

    #216478
    Bezzy
    Participant

    At least in the game it shows them actually going home ;)

    I’m loving the game. Been trying to up my scores. The multiplier you get as you level up Red Dwarf helps :)

    #216479
    Karnie
    Participant

    Everybody get the two collectible items in the first episode?

    #216480
    Bezzy
    Participant

    I have 3 : the Exponoid helmet, the toaster and the Pram :)

    #216484
    si
    Participant

    Just had another ten minutes or so. Still not got past Hostage Rimmer.

    #216496
    GameDigits
    Member

    There’s been some great feedback from this thread, and thank you to all of those who have emailed us through the game too and directly to Support@gameDigits.co.uk too.

    I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve been working around the clock for a new update to address the majority of issues raised both here and various other forums, social media and the app stores themselves.

    The game is hard, there’s no doubt about it and I admire you guys pushing through it and coming out the other side! Although Si, I think you might want to wait for the next update, sir ;)

    We have already fixed a large number of issues raised here, to name a few, the awkward controls, the enemy encounters being too difficult, the car mechanics and we will continue to add more content to these existing games too as we progress to make them more interesting and challenging to play. We’re hoping to get this new update submitted within the next couple of days, but please be aware it take 2-3 days for Apple to approve it and get it on the App Store too.

    We’re also working on the Samsara update too and there’s some really cool ideas coming for that. We had a great brainstorming session with Doug and there’s some really nice game ideas coming up for that.

    Ultimately, to manage expectations here – the Samsara content update will after the episode is aired, even possibly weeks after. This is because it’s simply unfeasible to make an entire set of games based on an episode every week, which I’m sure you can appreciate. So the game will continue to be updated with episodes even after the series has ended. Which in a way, if you follow the game’s progress, would be an interesting journey in itself.

    We also need to work on the feedback we receive as we progress too in order to improve the game. As we’ve said, we’re not going anywhere, we want to make a great game from this even after the series has long gone! So the development time is split between new content and updating the current game, which I’m sure you understand makes most sense for us to do.

    Hope you guys are enjoying the game and keep the feedback coming. I hope you enjoy the new update later on this week too!

    #216497
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Can you bring out the game that appears at the start of Samsara as a mobile game? Or would waddington’s sue you?

    (I cant name it, I’m not sure of spoilers policy in this thread?)

    #216499
    Bezzy
    Participant

    I’m Currently 2nd on the (iPhone) leaderboard. Probably won’t last…

    For G&T!!!!

    #216523
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    How do you get to see the leaderboards?

    #216525
    Bezzy
    Participant

    On the main startup screen (with RD ) in the top left corner there should be a blue button that displays the leaderboard.

    #216528
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Ah, not an option on Android it seems. Unfortunate. I have 47775 space points and 1643 stars though, I’ll have to check it on someone’s iPhone, see how I stack up.

    #216534
    Bezzy
    Participant

    It puts you 22nd on the iPhone leaderboards :) nice!!

    #216567
    si
    Participant

    Ooh, New update. Added health pickups, and Rimmer’s easier to control, for a start. Might progress further yet.

    #216568
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Seems like a good update – main things I noticed from a quick play through just now:

    Ship Scan – One less stage (I think), more stars (I think), the asteroids seem to be generally less numerous but more likely to smack you in the face occasionally if you’re not paying attention

    Rimmer Escape – extra level furniture to stop you getting stuck in the corner, health pickups, and the Expanoids don’t shoot you until 2 complete arcs of your targeting sweep. Camera is improved.

    Time Surf – Possibly more deviation in location of stars and obstacles.

    Starbug Controls – Everything’s a little bigger for those with smaller screens/ fatter fingers.

    Find the Club/ Twentica Escape – the camera improvements are a game changer here, massive, humongous improvement. It being easier is balanced out by the Expanoids being extremely trigger happy. They will shoot the shit out of you. Also, Health pickups.

    Speakeasy Entrance – Questions didn’t seem to repeat as quickly, I’d been getting regular “question a, question b, question a, question c, question a” type situations, didn’t have one just now.

    Find Einstein – Health pickups, pedestrians. You can push the pedestrians around, so maybe you could use one as a human shield – I’ll investigate. I also got hit by a truck for the first time, not sure if you could before.

    Good stuff all round.

    #216570
    Renegade Rob
    Participant

    So I beat the entirety of Twentica. The update helped, though blimey those car sequences were still tricky. For the life of me I can’t round a corner without getting stuck and losing a lot of health on crates.

    But otherwise, I really do like this game, and I like that it is challenging. The idea of there being multiple mini-games works, and I like the HUD, menu, and sound effects. The whole thing is very crisp and looks and sounds beautiful.

    Question: What do you get for upgrading the ship? Bragging rights? More health?

    Also: Is it Casket of “Chornos?” That spelling kept coming up. I was pretty sure it was “Chronos.” Chornos sounds like a tortilla chip brand or a niche genre of adult film.

    #216571
    GameDigits
    Member

    Glen was pretty much spot on there with the summation of the changes last night on the Android version. We’ve also just pushed the big button on the iOS version too so the update will be live today.

    Rob, if you get this latest version you’ll find the ‘Chornos’ text is fixed too.

    Also, just for you guys, who know the Twentica script inside and out, we’ve added a ‘skip’ button for the cutscenes so you don’t have to go through it in text form. However, be aware there are some additional lines here and there that Doug has written in for us, and we are working from the original script where some lines had been cut from the show. So it’s quite cool to try and spot the differences…

    It’ll be great if you could show your support with store reviews guys! If we get a great response then it means we can continue to improve the game and make a much bigger & better game for the next series.

    Here’s a full list of what the update contains:

    – Major improvements to the player characters controls & camera
    – Added health pickups at critical places throughout the game
    – Added a skip button for the cutscenes
    – Made the ship scan game shorter and added more variation
    – Better controls and handling on the car sub-game
    – Fixed collision issues on the Rimmer Escape game
    – Made the enemy engagements on Rimmer Escape less difficult
    – Made buttons bigger on the Starbug controls game for smaller devices
    – Fixed some ‘Chronos’ text errors
    – General bug fixes and game balancing

    We’re busy working on Samsara, it’s shaping up really nicely! Also, we’ll continue with making general updates to the game given the feedback we receive.

    Thank you all for the feedback so far!

    #216581
    Bezzy
    Participant

    So I’ve added the patch and I’ve lost space miles :( I was at 91,406 and now I’m down to 84,000 :(

    #216582
    (deleted)
    Member

    I honestly wasn’t going to buy the game til I saw the GameDigits posts on here and the genuine commitment to making it all work. Infinitely commendable, that £1.99 is yours. It would only have gone on Wispas anyway.

    #216585
    GameDigits
    Member

    “So I’ve added the patch and I’ve lost space miles :( I was at 91,406 and now I’m down to 84,000 :(”

    Sorry Bezzy, yes, this is because we had to take out the final stage of the ship scan because people said it was too long.

    Therefore the points can’t be awarded for that final stage anymore and we have to keep a level playing field across all players, new and old. Otherwise you’d have an unfair advantage against other players who have just purchased the game… Which would be cool, sure, but not right.

    I hope that explains it. All the scores are still relative, so you’ll still be ranked the same alongside others.

    #216586
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    I’ve just played through again and now I’m number five on the leaderboard. In your face, all but four other Red Dwarf fans.

    #216589
    Ridley
    Participant

    “The ship’s scan is too long for a computer game.”

    #216590
    Bezzy
    Participant

    Im currently 2nd on the iPhone leaderboard :) pleased with that. Although did want to be the first to hit the 100,000 space point barrier

    #216591
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I’m up to 74000 points, level 10, really wish they had Android leaderboards, I think android have moved away from that Game Centre thing and their achievement system.

    As for the game though, have to say, had an issue and the support has been great.

    #216592
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It appears to be half price off on both stores.

    #216593
    (deleted)
    Member

    Indeed, I can have that 4-pack of Wispas after all.

    #216643
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    I’m not going to lie, it’s been sat on my phone untouched for a week on the 3rd part of the first Starbug stage. It’s so tedious. Tappy tappy tap. Scan. No. Tappy tappy tap. No. Tappy….

    #216646
    (deleted)
    Member

    Try it again. That third part no longer exists…

    #216648
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Cheers Darrell! Going to update and give it another go.

    #216731
    Bezzy
    Participant

    Can’t wait for Samsara update. I think I’ve played this episode to death!
    Back at no1 (on iPhone) :) only just mind

    #216815
    GameDigits
    Member

    Great to see people are looking forward to the Samsara update!
    We’re still working hard on the update and will have it available as soon as possible.

    I’ve mentioned this before, but might be worth saying again – please note, it is unfeasible to implement an episode every week, therefore the updates for the game will continue beyond the first airing of the TV series.

    Also, all these updates will be free and progressive, so as you finish the previous episode the next will unlock. After six full episodes, the game is going to be huge!

    Alongside this, we are continuing to respond to your feedback to improve the game too. Given the first couple of weeks, we’ve had some great feedback and the game has progressed a great deal as a result.

    We’re now looking forward to finalising Samsara and then moving on to Give and Take.

    #216817
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Thank you, Ian GameDigits. I’m personally thankful of the longer release schedule for the game, since we’re pretty maxed out with coverage at the moment anyway!

    I do have a quick question that I’ve been wondering about. Your menu shows a ‘Restore Purchases’ button that currently doesn’t seem to relate to anything, so I was wondering whether we’re seeing any IGP in the future? Is my assumption that it will be for unlocking future episodes before you’ve satisfied the in-game requirements correct?

    Thanks again for the top notch community management.

    #216818
    GameDigits
    Member

    Thank you Jonathan, glad to be of help and keep you guys informed.

    With regards to the ‘Restore Purchases’ question. You’re absolutely right, there will be in-app purchases for players who want to unlock the new content without completing the previous episodes. This is quite standard practice and isn’t forced upon anyone, you will still be able to play through the whole game including all the episodes after buying it once from the App Store or Google Play.

    #216819
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Excellent, thanks for that.

    I was hoping that might be what it’d be, not least because I’m having troubling getting my emulator to save my progress so at least I have the option to pony up if I need to get to the new episode!

    #217057
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Loving following the development of this game. Thanks GameDigits!

    #217125
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    It’s quite baffling to think, how are the devs going to come up with minigames for say, Give & Take? A sci-fi/new environment type of episode like Twentica, yes, but some of the ship based sitcommy ones seem like they’d be challenging to adapt to a game. Krysis too.

    #217129
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Yeah I’ve been trying to work out what sort of thing my we’ll get. I have a feeling that answering the questions to get into the club from the Twentica game will be redone for Samsara but with correcting Cat’s mistaken knowledge of scientific history.

    #217133
    Dave
    Participant

    It’s quite baffling to think, how are the devs going to come up with minigames for say, Give & Take?

    Trying to escape from a killer robot and creeping around a ship without being seen by your past selves both seem like ideal video game scenarios.

    #217144
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    It’s quite baffling to think, how are the devs going to come up with minigames for say, Give & Take?

    #217150
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    The Meaning of Life game had that organ donor bit in it.
    I never completed that fucking game.

    #217154
    Phil
    Participant

    I loved The Meaning of Life (the best of the Python PC games), but my computer kept crashing when I got to the attic(?) part near the end. I never got to see the ending, which I assume is just that clip from the film.

    I liked that one, though. I was very surprised and impressed that it wasn’t entirely specific to the movie; it mixed in a good deal of general (and relatively obscure) Flying Circus stuff.

    #217159
    (deleted)
    Member

    A big chunk of the second half of the MoL game was recycled from an unfinished game based on Terry Gilliam’s ‘Animations Of Mortality’ book.

    It wasn’t your PC by the way – that CD had a fatal, game-breaking glitch in it towards the end (as did the Grail game – wonder why 7th Level went under…). This being the days before updates and patches, that’s how it stayed. A shame because, as you say, it was good.

    #217160
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    I too encountered that glitch. I still have the game somewhere.
    Another game I didn’t finish was the first South Park game. The one where you had to throw pissy snowballs.
    Nowhere near as entertaining as the Meaning of Life game, but vexing all the same.
    And then there was Batman Returns on the Lynx…

    All tie-ins, I just realise!

    #217161
    Phil
    Participant

    Ah, interesting. I honestly just thought it was something to do with my PC. Can’t remember how I reached that conclusion, but I always just figured I’d finish the game whenever I finally got a new computer, and then never went back to it. Good to know I wasn’t alone. (Or maybe it’s bad to know. I can’t decide.)

    Also interesting that it contained so much content from an unfinished game. I guess that explains why it seemed like the game was about to end, and then just kept going into what felt like new, completely different (ahem) territory. Maybe inelegant, but it’s still pretty neat that that resulted in a much bigger game than we would have gotten otherwise.

    I did finish the Grail game, so I don’t think I ran into the bug in that one. But I also didn’t like the Grail game, so…there’s that.

    #217164
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I never knew there was a Meaning Of Life game…

    #217174
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    >And then there was Batman Returns on the Lynx…

    Oh man, that was a tough game.

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