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Sprint stories

My priorities for this sprint are:-

  1. Show players the colour the next player bubble will be
  2. Investigate bubble overlapping bug
  3. Think about how to make the single bubble remaining scenario more entertaining
  4. Destroy player bubble if a power-up is hit (user feedback)
  5. Write some more tests

Other things:-

  1. Sign up for an ad network

Expected duration

Two weeks (ending 10/08/2014)

Some tasks completed during this sprint:

Sprint stories

My priorities for this sprint are:-

  1. Cap the score multiplier
  2. Only apply multiplier on colour match
  3. Investigate showing players the colour the next player bubble will be
  4. Write some more tests

Other things:-

  1. Register as a developer on the Play store
  2. Set up Alpha/Beta play test details
  3. Sign up for an ad network

Expected duration

Two weeks (ending 27/07/2014)

To be honest “the wind has gone out of my sails” this sprint, it’s been really hard to get going again after the staggering delays associated with getting a bank account for the business. Even though this is now sorted out the enforced hiatus means it’s been a bit difficult to find the motivation – it’s strange how external factors can rapidly demotivate you and sap your energy.

Some tasks completed during this sprint:

  • Update GameAnalytics to 0.6.4
  • Removed EveryPlay prefab on main menu as I don’t think it’s needed. Also edited EveryPlay settings to switch off EveryPlay test buttons (only until I need them again).
  • Increase size of sphere collider from 0.47 to 0.5 to try and prevent the overlapping of bubbles.
  • Added code to try and stop situations where a bubble is re-instantiated after the game end has been triggered.
  • Did a test install on my Nexus to test out how the game plays on a tablet, seemed to work well 🙂

A few other things I did:

It’s been a bit of quiet week this week as I’ve been largely hamstrung by not having a business bank account. That said, I now have a bank account…. finally!

It’s not like anything about the application has been contentious it just seems that the bank is spectaclarly slow. Still, I now have an account and can start signing up with ad networks and so on.