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Problems with the AppStore app previews?

A short post that some users may find helpful. Now the AppStore allows us to add videos with extracts of gameplay (or applications in use) along with the screenshots accompanying descriptions, a function that had long existed in other stores. These videos are called app previews. If you have had to face the fact of generating and uploading these videos, you may have encountered some odd problems.

Animating sprites for videogames

Each development team has its methodology and techniques, usually tailored to the general needs of each project. As developers and designers, we always feel curious about how other people work in the sector.

In this post, we’ll explain how we face the animation process for characters, items or other graphics, using our own method which will be familiar for many people, while others may think it’s strange or particular.

YoYo Games Marketplace

Recently, YoYo Games has published its own Marketplace, where Pro Game Maker Studio users (implies having a PRO version or higher) may acquire all kinds of resources, such as images, sounds, fonts, backgrounds and even objects or scripts which may be useful for any application. Likewise, we can publish our own resources so others can benefit from them. We’ve taken a look at it and this is what we have found.

Testing Game Maker on a Tizen Device

When we participated in YoYo Games’ Tizen Game Drive with Go Deeper, one of the requirements was that the game was Tizen certified so we installed the Tizen SDK, configured it to make Game Maker Studio generate the corresponding .tpk file and sent it to the Tizen Store.

The truth is that all the settings were quite simple and the Tizen validation, better than expected. The problem was that the Tizen SDK Emulator didn’t allow us to test the game the way we wanted, so eventually we looked for ways to get a Tizen device.