BubbleBath v1.1 released

Attention!
If you are experiencing issues with your highscore not being submitted to Game Center,
please remove the game and download it again.

Version 1.1

We are happy to announce the newest release of BubbleBath!

Here is some of the changes that is in this new version:

» Since the new scores will be a lot smaller than previous scores, a new scoreboard has been taken into use! «

• Earlier version was very easy for the first 10 minutes. We have therefore after countless enquiries made the game harder. This version should test you to your limits!

• We have added a progress indicator to show the levels progress.

• A new top5 friends game center list has been added so that you can now follow your friends highscores!

• We conveniently added your placement in the global highscore to see which placement you have.

• Typeface has been changed to match our new typeface

 

First donation incoming!

We are currently preparing to perform the first donation to Save the Children

Unfortunately while receiving a few top100, and several top1000 spots since release, the income has been minuscule. We are therefor going to donate the whole income amount for this quarter! While 18 euros is not a lot, we feel that they can use it better than we can. We would like to thank all the players that has played so far, hope you have had fun!

As always, feel free to play our game and help out pushing the donation amount even further!

Income 1st quarter

Donation was performed online using paypal:

Donation 1st Quarter 2015

 

Change of Font.

Due to uncertainty in the license of the typeface, we have chosen to change the typeface used throughout both our website and our games. The new typeface is called “Sprinkle colors” by Desiree Gomez. We would like to thank Desiree for making such a beautiful and stylish typeface.

Please allow a couple of weeks for this change to occur in our games, however for the most part you should be able to see the change here on the website already.

Since we will have to release a new version of our games for the change to take effect, we will at the same time be updating Saga’s Zoo to contain the new baby animal graphics! You can check out each of the animals by clicking the banner below.

AllBabies

 

 

 

Using Flash animations with SpriteBuilder

BubbleBath AppStore

Yesterday we released BubbleBath, and with it came our intro animation.
The animation was done in Flash, and then exported to a SpriteBuilder CCB file using SWF Importer.
Below is the steps that was used.

Step 0: Create the animation you wish to use in your SpriteBuilder project, sorry I can’t help you with this one 🙂

Step 1:  In order to export the actual animation, it first has to be hosted in a movie symbol, this is so that when flash creates the SWF file the animation it self is exported. So start by selecting the frames of all your layers for your animation. Right click the selection and Copy the frames
01.5 Flash Copy Frames

 

Step 2:  Next you will create a new Movie Symbol in which your frames will be. Make sure the symbol is configured to be exported in frame 1.

01.6 Flash Add Movie Symbol

Create new symbol

03 Flash Movie Symbol Config

Movie symbol configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Now paste the frames into the symbol

01.7 Flash Paste Frames

 

Step 4: This step is unfortunately tedious, All frames has to be converted into a Sprite symbol, if for any reason you forget to convert one or more frames, SWF Importer will fail to export to SpriteBuilder CCB. Have fun! 🙂 02 Flash Sprite Symbol

 

Step 5: Phew that step really took a long time, well this step is easy! Now that you have a Movie Symbol you can remove the frames from the scene and place your movie symbol there instead.04 Flash Movie Scene

 

Step 6: Save the file somewhere and push Alt + Enter to export from .fla to .swf

Step 7: Time to fire up SWF Importer. Point the Import Directory to the directory in which you have both .fla and .swf files. The Export directory is where your CCB file and Sprite assets will be exported. Finally Export! (Note if the Valid field is not Yes, you probably forgot to convert a frame to a sprite symbol!)

05 SWF Importer

Step 8: Navigate to the export directory and copy the CCB file and the asserts directory. Navigate to the SpriteBuilder project you want to import the animation to. There will be the folder >>Your project<<.spritebuilder right click and choose “Show package content” to step into the folder. From there navigate to the Packages folder, there should be a folder “SpriteBuilder Resources.sbpack”, right click and “Show package content” paste your CCB file and the assets folder you copied earlier.06 Finder SpriteBuilder Package

 

Step 9: Notice the extra scene that suddenly came in your SpriteBuilder project? It’s the animation, open the scene and we are finished!

07 SpriteBuilder

 

 

Tools used SpriteBuilder and SWF Importer.

If you like what we do and wish to donate to Saga’s Playground

 

BubbleBath has been released!

Bubblebath released

Vantaa, Finland: Today, www.sagas-playground.com is happy to announce that our latest iOS game; BubbleBath has been released. Intended for both children and adults of all ages, BubbleBath features a design helping with training of hand – eye coordination, as well as strategic processing. Help Elvis the giraffe keep soap bubbles out of his eyes by popping them. Each level this task will get harder. BubbleBath is available for iPhones and iPads running iOS7 or later.

www.sagas-playground.com will be donating 10% of its proceeds made from this game to the educational efforts of Save the Children. This donation will be performed quarterly with the first donation happening the 15th of March, additional information as well as proof of donations will be made available on our donations page.

We would like to thank everyone involved with this release, and especially we would like to thank all our fans.

Please feel free to drop by and let us know what you think:

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BubbleBath release imminent!

BubbleBath

Update:

After over 1 month of waiting BubbleBath has finally been released and full information on the game can be found here.

Original:

Very early this morning, I am proud to announce, BubbleBath got an accepted review by the Apple review team!

I have scheduled the release to be tomorrow (14.01.2015) at 18.00 CET. At which point you will be able to download BubbleBath for free on the App store.

I would personally like to thank everyone involved, as well as everyone that has shown an interest in our applications!

BubbleBath: Changes that will be coming in v1.1

Even though BubbleBath is still awaiting review after the rejection. We are preparing an update!

In v1.1 you will be able to compare your top score and placing not only with the top 5 scores in the world, but also your top 5 friendly scores.

 

 

BubbleBath coming to Android!

We are still awaiting the second review.
While we wait, we thought we would share a piece of news, we know a few has been requesting.

BubbleBath should be made available on Google play during February!

Rejection! :(

Update:

After over 1 month of waiting BubbleBath has finally been released and full information on the game can be found here.

Original:

Yesterday BubbleBath went into review and was sadly rejected.
I worked through the issues Apple’s review team had found through the night and BubbleBath is now awaiting review again with fixes for the issues found:
Apparently Saga can’t be featured in the trailer uploaded to Apple, since she doesn’t come with the game 🙂
And when using a new device you have to be able to get back the purchase if you have made one, this was apparently not done correctly and has been fixed.

This forced resubmitting allowed me to fix a couple of other issues that I discovered during aftermath internal testing:
The iPad version was twice as hard as the iPhone version, this has been corrected 🙂
Finally I made some changes so that the game can be played without Game Center, of course then your highscores won’t be stored for all to see, but at least the game is playable without Game Center.

I have sent an expedited request for the after-rejection review, but for now we will have to wait and see how Apple prioritises the review!

8th day of waiting.

It’s the 8th day of waiting for Apple review, unfortunately the queue here in December seems to be overflowing.
So as we wait, we would like to give you a desktop background picture, in hopes it will take you back to the summer!

Screen Background