Due to our new found fame tiny community of players, we’ve decided to put the afterburners on all of the improvement projects we had scheduled for UPSAT. Some of this you have already seen when we released the Version 1.1 update last week which featured some minor bug fixes, but I’m here to tell you that, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
Throughout the past couple of weeks, Ryan and I have had many meetings and brainstorming sessions to come up with all the improvements we’d like to see implemented. The first major improvement will be a developer notification system. We want to be able to communicate with you about promotions, sales, upcoming updates, etc from right within the game, so we’re working on something that will allow us to do so easily. The second major improvement is going to be the addition of several language settings from within the options menu. I’m developing a list of all the text we currently use in game and we’ll be translating it into Spanish and German to start. A huge, “Thank You!” goes out to one of our Twitter followers @kurtextrem for helping us with the German translation. We’re working hard right now to get these out to you by late next week with a Version 1.2 update.
The big huge mega supremo news, however, is that we have a whole mess of mini-games to bring your way! We’ve been planning this for a while, but we finally buckled down and came up with a list of around 50 games that we’re going to be rolling out in the coming months. With game titles like “Abduct the Cow” and “Launch the Human Cannon” you can bet they’re going to be zany and a ton of fun to play! With this, we’re also going to be implementing a game unlocking mechanism and a screen to let you toggle the games on and off. We figure the unlocking system will give you some added incentive to keep playing and the ability to toggle will give you the freedom to only play the games you love! Your scores will only count on the leaderboards if all available games are on, however.
Since we can’t decide it’s going to take us a bit of time to get all these games implemented, we’ve organized them into several different themes that each contain one type of mini-game (tap, tap-tap, swipe, drag, shake) and we’d like YOUR help in deciding which games you want to see first. We’ve set up a poll with three of the themes that we like most and the winner will have its mini-games launched around June 22nd with the Version 2.0 update! To keep it a bit mysterious, we won’t tell you EXACTLY what each game entails, but here’s the titles we’ve decided to go with for each theme.
- Engage Hyperdrive!
- Invade Earth!
- Abduct The Cow!
- Who took your cow?
- Shake them off!
- 25c to Continue
- Special Attack!
- All In!
- Shake the Dice
- Deal Em’ Out
We’ll leave the voting open through the weekend and then open the next round once Version 2.0 is live. So be sure to cast your vote now and if you’re feeling REALLY generous help us spread the word by using the social media buttons all over the page.