A couple (relatively) important bits of news today:
-First, we’ve updated the leaderboards for Cubeshooter Arcade, adding the ability to track high scores for the past 7 days or 24 hours. This will hopefully encourage people to play the game more as they have to opportunity to take a place on one of these new leaderboards, since the all-time leaderboard generally requires quite a few tries and a fairly significant time investment to top. So far the results have been encouraging, our first day with the new leaderboards having an abnormally high number of players and some pretty impressive scores.
-Second, the weapons system (no, we still don’t have a name for it) is almost ready for a Beta release; the demo scene and the basic functionality are complete so after a few bug fixes the only thing between our package and an open Beta will be making the tutorials.
Get ready to shoot some virtual guns!
-Finally, I just got around to making a youtube account for us and finding a decent screen-capture software, so there should be some videos up in the foreseeable future (as well as some tutorials once the weapons package is ready). As far as the screen-recording software goes I’ve been leaning towards iShowU HD, which works well enough but requires me to use FinalCut for editing the videos (which has been a nightmare so far, the video needing to be rendered before I can even see it due to some import/formatting nonsense). The other one I looked at was Camtasia, which only resulted in disappointment and an alarming amount of spam from them in my email. While the editing and such was fine, for some reason the mac version of Camtasia doesn’t seem to let you define the recording area beforehand, instead requiring you to crop it in the editor. Overall iShowU seems more convenient.
To summarize, new things are coming/came a couple days ago but didn’t get mentioned/ are in the process of becoming ready to come to the site!