It has been little over a week since I started this blog so I thought that it might be a good idea to post another blog post ( and add a few more pet images to the Pets page ). Since I also have a twitter account, I figure that it might be best to use the blog only for larger updates, but alas, I digress.
One of the things a lot of testers asked for was a manual to go with the application and I am pleased to say that at the moment the manual is my top priority. My original reason for not adding a manual was that because when I was a kid, my tamagotchis either didn't come with a manual or came with a manual in a language I couldn't read, so part of the tamagotchi experience for me was having to find everything out myself. But, as I found out, this wasn't really the case for a lot of people who played with tamagotchis. Although I still think that exploring a game / application is half the fun of it all, there will be a manual to go with the application soon!
Aside from adding a manual I have also been looking into adding real-time notifications to the application. At the moment, even though you aren't using the application, your pet will become hungry without notifying you about it, which can be quite a pain in the ass as a lot of people probably don't have the time to check up on their pet every so often or they will simply forget .
Furthermore, because the application is called 'myClassicPet' I thought that it would be neat for people to be able to tweak the layout of the application to their own liking, and thus at the moment I am looking into changing the background color of the application or even adding a background image to the application to make the application and the pet feel more like your own.
On a special note, the user Nexer even created a fan-facebook page which can be found here.
On a final note;
The beta is still open, so people can still apply by sending me an email. I am still trying to find out how the application scales down on smaller devices and how it scales up on larger devices. ( However, this doesn't mean that people with mdpi devices aren't welcome to apply ).
Screenshot (manual design still subject to change)
|Trying out a different background Color|
|Trying out another background color|