After almost 2 years of Alpha, Beta, Release Candidate and Pre-Release versions, Electrilinked is finally released in 1.0.0 form. Thank you for your support!
There were multiple updates to the Pre-Release version that I haven’t written about in this blog. So I’m going to try to summarize it all in this post.
Pretty self explanatory. There are multiple, very important bugfixes that have been released. For example, if you wanted to reset your progress, there was a chance that it just wouldn’t delete your save file. Now that problem is fixed, alongside with many others.
Finally gotten rid of many unnecessary animations, especially in the main menu. Also in many other screens, you can go back to the main menu just by pressing a simple button. Why didn’t I think of this before?
The “press and hold to go back” thing is much faster, too. So there’s that.
Both in the main game and the extra game. The extra level count is a nice round number: 50. Same with the main game, which now includes 80 levels.
Overall, I have added everything that was on my bucket list. Other than more levels, I don’t think I will be adding more features in the near future. So, what now?
The next thing to do is to port Electrilinked over to Game Maker Studio 2.0. I have been working with the 1.4 version for a long time now, and it has served me well overall. However, with the new Google Play policies that will take effect soon, they’ll only accept 64-bit apps and games in the store. Game Maker Studio 1.4 is not able to build 64-bit versions of Android games. With GMS2.0, I will be able to use newer versions of Java Development Kit as well.
The port shouldn’t take a long time, but I am kinda worried about the extensions I am using to make Electrilinked not translating to GMS2.0 very well. But I should be able to fix these issues.
The development of Electrilinked will slow down overall, to make way to some other projects of mine. And I have some big plans.
This doesn’t mark the end of the development of Electrilinked at all though.
Thank you for your support and I hope you will keep enjoying Electrilinked!