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  • #218886
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    played through the Twentica and Samsara portions of the game today, eagerly looking forward to the Give And Take levels. only issue i really had with it was that the game felt far too quiet at times. it’d have been lovely to see some music or something in some of the levels.

    #218893
    GameDigits
    Participant

    > It’d have been lovely to see some music or something in some of the levels.

    Thank you for this, and we completely agree!

    We unfortunately don’t have the licenses to use the official music tracks (we wish we did!), but we have added ambient music ‘stings’ throughout the game for the Give & Take update. These also reflect the mood of each sub-game too, so hopefully this will fill the void for you.

    #218894
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    >We have added ambient music ‘stings’ throughout the game for the Give & Take update. These also reflect the mood of each sub-game too, so hopefully this will fill the void for you.

    that sounds great, really looking forward to it!

    #218905
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    GIVE & TAKE IS OUT NOW!

    I have been lolling for a solid ten minutes at one of the files in the Kryten level. You’ll see which one when you get there.

    #218906
    GameDigits
    Participant

    As the other Ian said – the Give & Take update is OUT NOW – GO GO GO!!!

    App store – https://appsto.re/i6hK7Qw
    Play store – http://bit.ly/2cqHCe4

    …and Mr Symes – I think I know the one, glad to be of service ;)

    #218907
    GameDigits
    Participant

    … and also, if you’re feeling generous please take some time to put in an App Store or Google Play review if you like the game. They make us really happy.

    Merry Smegging Christmas folks!

    #218910
    curtis
    Participant

    Enjoying it. But by Christ how do you manage to get onto those four pads in time in the finding Snacky level?!

    #218911
    curtis
    Participant

    Never mind. Sussed it :-)

    #218912
    si
    Participant

    Had a play through the first couple of levels, great stuff. The Kryten’s Files section is excellent, really well done. However, I’ve got the flying level coming up now, so God knows how long that might take me. I’ll have a good look at it later on.

    #218913

    That particular file in Kryten’s level is magnificent. Well done, sirs.

    #218915
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    The latest episode is still not showing up on the iPad for me :o( Anyone else having this problem?

    #218917
    flanl3
    Participant

    Have you actually gone and updated the app?

    #218921
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Locate Snacky is driving me mad

    #218922
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Managed it now. On the very next go after typing that.

    #218926
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    Have you actually gone and updated the app?

    Oh… umm thanks for that. It worked and managed to complete the whole episode in one go yesterday. First time I’ve managed that and can now feel a little less thick for a change.

    #218931
    Dax101
    Participant

    Do you need to complete the previous episode to play the next one? i did complete Samara but to a certain degree i had to cheat on the memory game because it was pretty tough and id be surprised if many casual players would even bother trying to cheat to get through it to play the next one.

    #218944
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Finally picked up the Android version yesterday – 99 cents! Wotta bargain! – and I mostly find myself playing it on the toilet, as is the custom with handheld titles.

    So far I’ve found it to be incredibly easy. Maybe that’s because I’m playing this off the back of (almost) finishing SuperHOT on the Xbox, and I acknowledge that as mobile games reach a much wider audience they maybe need to be a little more forgiving, but I’ve literally been able to plough through some of the Metal Gear Lite areas by just charging forward and taking the hits. Possibly that was harder before health pickups were sprinkled around the game like confetti.

    I’m digging it, though. It’s a little more robust than your average mobile game offering. Just, y’know, a bit easy for my tastes.

    #218948
    (deleted)
    Participant

    The difficulty level was more gamer-y at the start, but after feedback it seems that they realised it might have been a little bit out of whack with what the average audience for the game was after from a mobile tie-in title. For me personally, the softened difficulty curve has saved this one for me.

    I’ve been a gamer since I was little and I’ve never understood the appeal of wilfully ‘difficult’/’hardcore’ games – I play them to escape the stress and anxiety of life, not to add to it. I’ve got a mate who’s a Rare superfan and virtually everything they’ve ever made descends into crazed masochism by the end (when I was young I had their Marble Madness and Digger on the NES and both were like psychological warfare within about 20 minutes). If a game ever tips over the line into taking the piss for me now, I just stop, I’m not a typical 101%-er like said mate is. I know there’s a decent market for these, and I like watching other people ace them, but I’m glad the Dwarf game has pulled away from that territory a bit.

    The way around this might be to have, as previously mooted, different selectable difficulty levels. That way the gamers are satisfied but the casuals still get to see all the levels and jokes.

    #218965
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’m seldom a 101%er these days, either – the last game I got Everything™ in was probably batman: Arkham Asylum on the 360, and I’m about to do it again on the slightly-disappointing XB1 remaster.

    #218971
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    I’m having a small issue. In the first level of give and take, when I destroy the first turret it gives me a score then dumps me to the tutorial screen. When I go to the list of levels the next one isn’t available

    #218977
    Dax101
    Participant

    i had that same issue, but that was because i went on the level rather then just hit the episode title then went back to the title screen and hit “play”

    #219026
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I’m pretty sure that first mission has a bug that finishes it early. I only destroyed one turret on my playthrough and it ended the mission straight after it both times.

    #219106
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Hope you guys had a great New Year!

    Thanks for letting us know about the first gun issue on G&T (especially if you have ‘Capps Power’ while using an emulator) – sorry Jonathan, but we’ve fixed this now and it will be in the next update ;)

    Also, for anyone trying to progress through the story, please make sure you start the game using the ‘Play’ button from the main Red Dwarf screen, not from the options menu where you select the individual subgames. From our feedback, it seems this has caught out a few people, so to remedy this we’ll add the option to play the story or just one subgame from the menu.

    Just as a heads up, we’ve also added an on-screen thumbstick to the majority of subgames. It’s not something we initially thought was required and we wanted to keep the HUD elements quite light. However, we do have to cater to non-gamers too and people have asked for it. Plus, it’s something that would avoid any confusion about how the controls work.

    We’ll aim to get an update out soon with various improvements and fixes. Plus, we’re also working on the next episode as we speak!

    #219114
    Chris Stokes
    Participant

    Do you think you could give it an ending?

    #219115

    I expect the last level to end a few seconds before you reach your final target.

    #219121
    GameDigits
    Participant

    It’s tempting… so very tempting.

    #219193
    si
    Participant

    Hm. Got a new phone and downloaded the game. Logged in via Facebook, but I’ve not got any saved progress on there. Am I going to have to start over because it’s a new device? :/

    #219194
    Karnie
    Participant

    “Hm. Got a new phone and downloaded the game. Logged in via Facebook, but I’ve not got any saved progress on there. Am I going to have to start over because it’s a new device? :/”

    Probably. I started a new game on my iPad after playing on the iPhone for a while, and nothing carried over.

    #219195
    si
    Participant

    Bollocks. Took me ages to complete all that.

    #219196
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Yeah, saves are device specific.

    It’s ok, si, you can do it. I slightly believe in you.

    #219197
    si
    Participant

    Cheers Cappsy, that means a little.

    #219221
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Sorry Si that your game progress hadn’t restored, we’ll look in this and aim to have a fix for you in the next update. If you could let us know your player ID number (found the options menu) this would help us a great deal to find your profile and fix the bug.

    In other news, we’re busy working on the Officer Rimmer episode as we speak and I can assure you the Pac-man style Rimmer game will be making an appearance – it’s coming along very nicely too.

    #219223
    flanl3
    Participant

    In other news, we’re busy working on the Officer Rimmer episode as we speak and I can assure you the Pac-man style Rimmer game will be making an appearance – it’s coming along very nicely too.

    Well, I’ll need to clean up after reading that.

    #219224
    si
    Participant

    Sorry Si that your game progress hadn’t restored, we’ll look in this and aim to have a fix for you in the next update. If you could let us know your player ID number (found the options menu) this would help us a great deal to find your profile and fix the bug.

    Cheers. My Player ID is 49, although I’ve actually managed to get through Samsara now, and am pretty much in the same place I’d got to before, anyway. :)

    #219225
    si
    Participant

    In fact, I’ve got further than I did before!

    #219258
    Karnie
    Participant

    Just a punctuation error:

    In Give and Take, after Lister and Cat get tranquilized, Kryten says “Mr. Lister, sir. Mr, Cat?

    Should be question mark after Lister, sir
    and the Mr before Cat should be a period, not a comma.

    #219276
    ClareGC
    Participant

    Do Mr Lister and Mr Cat even have periods? Times change, and I expect it’s different in the States.

    I haven’t really noticed the punctuation, as I’ve been rushing through to play each game. I’ve loved them all! Pac-Man in the arcades was about the last time I played anything, but this is very intuitive to me, and the controls are lovely and smooth on my iphone. I’m amazed how much detail and variety there is, considering it’s nearly free. I can’t wait for Officer Rimmer!

    #219278
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Thank you Karnie you have a very keen eye, sir. I’ll double check with our resident grammar expert (yes, we do have one!) on how that line should read and make sure it’s fixed for the next update.

    ClareGC we’re really happy that you’re enjoying the game and there’s plenty more to come! It’s quite an ambitious project considering the resources, but we really didn’t want to resort to something like a themed match-3 or rehash of a overly saturated mobile game idea.

    Regarding the upcoming update, not only will the new Officer Rimmer games be included, but we have spent a long time improving the controls and issues brought up by the fans. We’ve also rebalanced and updated a huge proportion of the existing games too – it’s quite a monster update!

    As always, if you have any comments or suggestions relating to the game – we’re all ears! Without you guys we’d be cloche-less, and for that we’re truly grateful.

    #219279
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Excellent! I think at some point I’ll have to do a proper full playthrough of Twentica to cover the balance changes that happened over the months.

    #219280
    Karnie
    Participant

    “We’ve also rebalanced and updated a huge proportion of the existing games too – it’s quite a monster update!”

    That’s great, except I literally just submitted my additions for the Encyclopedia Addendum to my editor for Series XI and the first two episodes of the game…. =O

    Shucks, guess I’ll have to play them again once the update hits to see if any dialog’s changed or new material added. =)

    #219281
    GameDigits
    Participant

    No worries Karnie, the changes are mainly gameplay related and the dialog has remained largely intact.
    It’s still worth playing the game again though… ;)

    Speaking of which – if it helps your Encyclopedia work, I’m happy to send you the game scripts as the episode updates are released.

    #219282
    Karnie
    Participant

    That would be incredibly helpful, thank you! I’ll Email you my contact info.

    #219519
    TyGar
    Participant

    Any ideas as to when we might expect the next release?

    #219528
    si
    Participant

    I didn’t want to seem overly impatient, but yeah, I was wondering about that, too.

    #219542
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Glad you asked!

    We will be submitting the update to Apple this week, with a view to releasing it nearing the end of the month.

    We’ve been working hard on the Officer Rimmer episode and have also made a huge number of improvements to the existing game too – it’s a major update!

    In other news, we’ll be showing the game at the Dimension Jump event next month. So if you’re there it’ll be great if you could come and say ‘Hi’ and let us know your thoughts on the game.

    #219543
    si
    Participant

    Ooh goody. :)

    #219575
    si
    Participant

    Okay, downloaded the Officer Runner update this morning. Only had a quick go before breakfast, but didn’t get past that first game because all those flashing lights frighten me! Plus I kept having to think how you make purple… (It’s early)

    #219576
    curtis
    Participant

    Literally no idea how to open the grate. It was opening and closing before I could get to it earlier but now it remains shut even though I’m seemingly repeating the same action. I’m sure I’m missing something but no clue what that could be.

    #219581
    curtis
    Participant

    Completed it. Best episode, best game update. Still completely clueless as to how I managed to get that grate open though. Seemed random.

    #219585
    si
    Participant

    Officer Runner

    Damn you, autocorrect.

    #219586
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Great to see some of you already playing the latest update, we haven’t officially announced it yet – you guys are quick off the mark!

    It’s quite a monster update. Not only has it got the new Officer Rimmer episode, but also a large amount of improvements and updates across the game generally:

    – Improved controls across all games
    – Added game-pad visual to match the touch controls
    – Rebalanced and added new content across all sub-games
    – Added additional objectives on some of the game stages
    – Movement controls across the whole screen, not just the lefthand side
    – Added option to continue with story, or just play a specific sub-game
    – Added additional audio throughout the game
    – Made Karma Hack game easier
    – Improved firing controls and timings
    – Fixed issue with sections not appearing when walking backwards
    – Fixed cheat scores for quiz sections
    – Optimised download size
    – General bug fixes and gameplay improvements

    Si – Glad you’re passed the first game now but if the flashing lights frighten you, I wonder what you’ll make of the Rimmer Monster later on!

    Curtis – Really glad you enjoyed the episode. I’d suggest that you go through the previous games again, see if you can beat your scores and check out the updates.

    **SPOILER – GRATE HINT**
    As for the grate, it’s not random and here’s a hint on how to solve it if you’re having trouble.
    There are four buttons in front of the grate, two of them need boxes on, then you need to step on a third button to open the grate. The grate closes again quickly, so pick your buttons wisely so you can reach it in time.

    As always, it’s great to have feedback on the game and G&T have been fantastic for it, so let us know how you get on!

    #219587
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    Gilbert, will you escort Mr. Runner to the door?

    Completed this, another mighty fine addition. Was OK with the grate but took about 5 minutes after that to work out that I couldn’t go through the door at the end and had to revisit previous areas, though that might just be me being a bit thick.

    #219588

    Not sure what happened here. Was totally unable to move the collapsed Rimmer and had to go back to the previous level. Once I’d completed that again, it then moved me straight on to Pac Rimmer. I had to go back and do the first Monster Chase separately at the end.

    Otherwise excellent stuff. A couple of tricky bits stopped it being too easy – like Mr. Abootman above, I was trying different combinations of the boxes and such to get through that second door before realising that I was actually meant to go back. Thought that was a nice touch that added variety to the typically linear feel of the levels.

    #219589
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Twister is a three player game. Everyone here’s just waded right in!

    #219590
    si
    Participant

    Christ, people. I haven’t even got past the Torpedo Run yet.

    #219592
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Thank you for letting us know about the Twister issue. We’ve fixed it now and an update will be released soon.

    It was quite rare, but it seems the monster Rimmer character can get tangled up with a fast moving skutter and its collision can throw Rimmer off.

    … and Monster Rimmer has such an unfair advantage when playing Twister!

    #219593

    Ah yes, that’s exactly what happened. I thought it had got Rimmer and was going to devour him for a second, then realised that it was actually a bug.

    I really like the fact that the skutters are just tootling around on their own.

    #219594
    Dax101
    Participant

    Was quite a difficult episode, i managed to get through it but you need to be so quick on the printer game and the pacman game was tough.

    #219595

    How the hell do you get into the junction room in Office Rimmer? There doesn’t seem to be anything to trigger opening the door

    #219596

    Don’t think so linearly.

    #219983
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    Any news on Krysis yet? Being stuffed full of clochey goodness with any luck.

    #219984

    Hmm yes, I’m hoping we get the full thing before XII comes along. Not to downplay the efforts of the developers – who have been absolutely brilliant, obviously – but it would seem pretty odd having the Can of Worms level go out midway through XII, which is likely to be two and a bit months away now.

    #219990
    (deleted)
    Participant

    I fear against hope that it’s been shelved.

    #220535
    sd99
    Participant

    Have the last two episodes been canned then? I’m wondering if they’re developing a series 12 game instead to cash in on when it gets aired. Or is that just me being cynical?

    #220566
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    They are indeed working on a free game for RDXII. Official line is that the RDXI game is on hold until that is done.

    #221227
    sd99
    Participant

    I’ve finished the first four episodes and still waiting for the final two, however I’m getting a new phone tomorrow – presumably I’ll lose my progress? Or is there a way to unlock the episodes I’ve already finished (for free)? I don’t really want to have to play it all over again once the last two episodes are out.

    #221234
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I think you can transfer the data manually but I doubt there’s any automatic process to help you. Just drag the game folder over from one phone to the next on your computer, I should think.

    #221239
    sd99
    Participant

    Well I tried android’s transfer util when setting up, and most of the settings and files were automatically moved, but for some reason only the scores for the first 3 episodes and the first level of 4 were moved, so looks like i have to replay officer rimmer again, which is annoying.

    #224544

    So I’ve just seen this on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GameDigits/status/930042766314360832

    Seems odd when we haven’t had a new game episode since March

    #224546
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    apparently they postponed the XI game updates so they could work on the XII game or something

    #224548
    si
    Participant

    So, will there be completely different XI and XII games? Will I have 2 different icons on my home screen? Or will you be able to combine the two? Can you just update the XI game for it to become just an un-numbered ‘RED DWARF’ game? And what’s with all these question marks?

    #224549
    flanl3
    Participant

    Supposedly it’s not in the format of the XI game? Otherwise, I look forward to the minigames on the Enconium where it lets you advance with a perfect score no matter how you do.

    #224551
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Will they combine two games into one?

    #224562

    I personally look forward to make 1,245 Sugar Puff sandwiches.

    #224564
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    grilled, with cheese

    #224577
    si
    Participant

    GameDigits just Tweeted.

    Great to hear from you Si and thank you for asking! It’s a completely new and separate download, mainly due to the fact that it’s free. There are no plans on combining the two in order to have an overall ‘RED DWARF’ game as they are very different.

    So there. Now we know for sure.

    #224578
    si
    Participant

    Here’s something. Whether you consider it interesting or not is up to you.
    But I just looked on the game’s Google Play store page, and that lists the developer as UKTV, as offered by UKTV Media. Same with the Storage Hunters game (although that does still give a GameDigits email address).

    #224582

    Huh … yeah, the Apple App Store also lists it as UKTB Interactive Ltd, releasing Red Dwarf, UKTV Play, Storage Hunters UK and Hairy Bikers

    It always used to be listed as GameDigits right? Maybe they are just taking a back seat the devs and UKTVs brand is putting them out?

    Also interestingly enough … the Red Dwarf XI game was updated 7minutes ago with improvements to the Office Rimmer episode. Maybe they added an ending?!? hahahahahahahahaha

    #224583

    I’ve just had this from them on twitter when I asked if they would be finishing RDXI first.

    Thank you for asking! It was a difficult decision, but with only 1% of the players reaching the Krysis episode in the previous game, it made sense to put it on hold and focus on the new free game for series XII.

    That 1% figure really surprised me. Maybe people were just past the Red Dwarf hype after so long after XI had aired.

    #224600
    flanl3
    Participant

    They must have thought the game was done after Twentica and deleted it.

    #224632
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Hi guys, just thought I’d step in here and answer a few questions I’ve seen on this mega-thread.

    Just to avoid any confusion, the games we develop for UKTV have always been under the UKTV store accounts, our own game IP (such as Dream Machine & Auction Wars) are released under GameDigits. There are many reasons for this, but they’re mainly contractual. No game has been moved, or deleted from one account to another.

    Although it’s always painful to put a project on hold, there are a couple of major reasons why moving on to a new Red Dwarf XII game made absolute sense.

    Firstly, the drop off of players progressing through the game was very large – in fact, 99.3% of players haven’t actually reached the point where they would see the next episode. The decision to put it on hold was tough, but we have to be realistic about what’s achievable here without running the risk of losing so much that we go out of business – I’m sure that’s understandable.

    Secondly, one other result of the previous game vast majority of people who viewed the game were put off by the price. I’m not talking a small amount here, again it was a percentage over 99% and this is at the point where only the icon and price are visible, they hadn’t even seen the game yet. This fact was also echoed by the fans at the last DJ event too, so it’s something we really wanted to address.

    Therefore, it made sense to focus on making a free game for series XII – and it’s a great game too! We’ve listened a great deal to the fans and aimed to have wider appeal. That’s not to say XI has stopped completely, it’s on hold and we’d love to pick it up again (in fact we had almost completed the Krysis episode when the decision was made).

    We’re aiming for a release very soon, so I’ll keep you posted!

    #224633
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    thank you

    #224635
    Dave
    Participant

    Thanks for keeping us updated with all this. I’ll definitely check out the XII game when it appears.

    #224667
    flanl3
    Participant

    We’re aiming for a release very soon, so I’ll keep you posted!

    I am attempting to convey my excitement without sounding sarcastic but this is like my fourth time rewriting this post for that purpose so I suppose I’ll just say that I am excited and that is not sarcastic.

    Yikes, that didn’t work either.

    #224668
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    i’m excited!!

    that’s how you do it, flanl

    #224671
    flanl3
    Participant

    Ah, I see.

    #224674
    cwickham
    Participant

    Even if the XI game isn’t unpaused, will we at least get to see what was done for Krysis?

    #224714
    Dax101
    Participant

    Someone just uploaded this to youtube, is this the new Game?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gdoyCjPM0&feature=youtu.be&a=

    #224715
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    i think so

    #224716
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    okay so i just watched the video, and although that doesn’t reaallyyyy look as good as the XI game, it looks to be at least worth playing

    #224717
    Dax101
    Participant

    I was kinda hoping for something abit more different this time round but its basically the same sorta gameplay

    #224722
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    they spelt “Bryceman” wrong in Ziggy’s name i think?

    oh bollocks who cares about him anyway

    #224725
    si
    Participant

    Looks nice. :)

    #224737
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Will there be a Timewaveless version of the game? I want to pretend the episode doesn’t exist.

    Real talk though I will check the XII game out, it is free after all (;

    #224742
    cwickham
    Participant

    I like to think referring to Skipper Rimmer as “Retro Rimmer” is a G&T reference.

    #224745
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster
    #224752
    GameDigits
    Participant

    Thanks guys – and yes the game is out now!

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1279716477
    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.uktv.rdxii

    It’s free this time so why not give a go! (It’s also worth keeping in the back of your mind that it is a free game too when giving feedback). We do monetise it with adverts, but they are all optional as reward videos – we never force you to watch an advert throughout the game.

    We’re very responsive to feedback, so let us know your thoughts. We know that the Red Dwarf audience is very varied, so we can’t hit the mark for everyone – but we’ve aimed to include different modes in the game to cater for different types of players and it’s not linear either.

    Plus, I expect ALL of you on here to ace the quiz!

    As for the spelling of Ziggy – I know it’s an odd spelling, but it is correct in the game. We actually had it as ‘Bryceman’ at first, but after double checking the freeze frame on the picture he made in the Econium ship in the episode, it’s definitely ‘Briceman’.

    #224782
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster
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