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Minigame I am working on

Osprey
08-Apr-14 7:30 PM
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I am currently working on a geography minigame that you can visit (WARNING: Minimally functional) here:

http://geoquiz.lanthrax.com/geoquiz.aspx

This time around I am aiming to have it as mobile friendly as possible. I would be very grateful if you could try it on your smartphones and report how it looks on them. So far I have only tested it on a Samsung S3 mini.

This is still a works in progress game and is anything but complete. The aim of the game is to shuffle each column up and down so that each row has a matching line with country, capital, flag and map. This is done by tapping on an item and then tapping on another item in  the same column to swap boxes. The current state of teh game does not verify whether the combinations are correct - this will be done at a later stage. At this point I jsut need to confirm that teh buttons come up on as many smartphones as possible and that the game responds to taps and double taps. The latter are used to enlarge flags or maps so that they can be seen better.

So far there are only a handful of countries entered. Anyone feeling generous and would like to help me populate the database, please let me know via prrivate message.

Let me know how it goes. Suggestions welcome.

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08-Apr-14 10:13 PM
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Nokia Lumia 920 - 720 * 1280

Rather than shuffling columns up and down, it is simply swapping (as explained later).

Double click on works only when i click on an already highlighted icon.



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08-Apr-14 10:30 PM
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Double Click

Sorry for not attaching it before.. XD


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Osprey
09-Apr-14 8:14 AM
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Real double tap is not supported on mobile devices although I did try a couple of work arounds I found online to simulate it.

So the way it works now, it is not really detecting double taps. When you tap on a button, the game expects you to tap on another one in the same column so that it swaps the boxes (sorry, animating the swap is beyond me for now). If you tap on the same box again, no matter how long it takes you to do that, it will interpret it as though you want to expand the picture.

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Vengeance
08-Apr-14 11:17 PM
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Works perfectly on Google Nexus 5. 1080 x 1920

However, double tapping on any of the word blocks will open the last zoomed object. 

Ex double tapping on a flag will open a zoomed image of the flag, then if I double tap any of the countries or cities, the flag opens again.

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Osprey
09-Apr-14 8:15 AM
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@vengeance, I will look into this bug.

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Osprey
11-Apr-14 6:55 PM
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Thanks!

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Osprey
12-Apr-14 5:00 PM
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Updated the game so that it now checks your inputs and lets you know when all the rows are correct. See if you can make it in less than 6 moves.

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Osprey
27-Jul-14 5:17 PM
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I remade the interface. Can you please check it out on your phones and let me know how it goes?

Thanks!

http://geoquiz.lanthrax.com/mobile.aspx


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Vengeance
28-Jul-14 3:25 PM
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Works fine on my Nexus 5. Way too few moves tho. Or I'm really bad at geography

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Osprey
28-Jul-14 5:49 PM
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I usually make it in six, but that must be because I have been testing it for so long that I know them by heart. :)

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Vengeance
28-Jul-14 6:31 PM
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Or you could make it the other way round. Increment a counter everytime the user swaps. The goal will be to get the lowest score.

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Osprey
28-Jul-14 8:22 PM
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Bear in mind that the game is no yet completed. The plan is to make it in such a way that it "remembers" what countries you have already guessed (using cookies) and that you progress through a series of levels. Everytime you have turns left, they are carried over to the next level so that if you do well in a level it will help in the following ones.

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