EBF5: Mobile Progress

Hey guys, I’ve jumped through many of the hoops to put EBF5 on the Google Play Store!
This involved installing the latest version of the AIR SDK, the Android SDK, and an older version of the Java JDK (1.8), and with those tools I could finally compile EBF5 as an Android App Bundle file, which is Google’s new format, and will be required for all apps in a couple of months. I set up internal testing, so I’ve got a group of 60 users or so testing out the game on their devices. Setting up Google’s testing system was a pain, I almost wish that I went with my original plan of sideloading some APK files.

Anyway, so far the feedback has been promising. There’s a lot of little issues that I need to fix, but for most people the game is already playable. The performance seems perfect on higher-end tablets and gaming devices, but still stutters on average and below-average devices. I’m going to keep optimizing it for a while, but even if I had to leave it as it is, it’s passable. But this is one of the main reasons I want to go with some sort of try-before-you-buy payment system – there’s thousands of different Android devices, and the game is never gonna work on all of them, so I’d rather people can make sure that it runs well before purchasing anything. (Especially considering Google’s crap refund policy)

I’ll keep ya’ll updated, and I’ll open up testing to more users once the most common problems are fixed.

10 thoughts on “EBF5: Mobile Progress

  1. Yuxuan Lin

    The game will be free to play, there will be in app purchases to get the end game stuff, kinda like getting EBF5 Steam Edition

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  2. Gliga Alin

    I am excited but i wonder how much MB we need to download the game?
    Matt, you know that or not yet?

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  3. Panos chronopoulos

    1 question is the EBF5 app free to play or we have to pay it to download it from play store?

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    1. Yuxuan Lin

      The game will be free to play, there will be in app purchases to get the end game stuff, kinda like getting EBF5 Steam Edition.

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