We hope this post finds you well and enjoying the season. The frigid temperatures of Canada are finally giving way to some beautiful, warm, sunny weather, and at Tiny Titan Studios we're excited. We're excited for summer being just around the bend, but we're also excited about Dash Quest. Our little game is still going strong, and that's thanks to all of you. We've seen some incredible growth on the Android side of our player base and it's rededicated all of us to making DQ as great a game as we can for as many of our players as we can. With that in mind, we thought it might be time to check in about what we've got in the pipeline.
Performance Review: Building a Better Dash Quest
|If you play this game on this phone, this blog post is for you.|
First up, let's talk about optimizations. We've read thousands of reviews, pored over countless Facebook messages and checked out hundreds of Tweets. The number one issue that players have with Dash Quest? Performance. The game runs slowly on your phone. Your run crashes after some massive number of meters. A bunch of enemies are getting ready to hand you a beatdown and the game force-closes. We've heard you loud and clear, and we know how much you hate that the game is getting in your way when you're trying to play it. We hate it, too, we swear.
DQ may seem like a very simple game on the surface, but nothing could be further from the truth. Making the kind of wholesale changes required to offer real fixes for these sorts of issues is a massive undertaking. We'd be ripping out entire chunks of the game and rebuilding them, then reinserting them and doing our best to ensure nothing was broken in the process. The issue for us has always been having the resources to dedicate to these daunting tasks while trying to continue keeping the game updated and fresh, let alone addressing smaller bugs.
We're happy to report that with our new, dedicated code team, we're looking forward to finally making some headway when it comes to game performance. It's very unlikely that you'll notice dramatic changes overnight; instead, we'll be rolling out small adjustments as carefully as possible to mimimize any negative impacts to our players. Some of these changes may appear with very little fanfare and might change very little that's visible to the eye. Others may appear to be much more significant. Rest assured, though, that over the next several weeks, optimization is something we plan to attack to the best of our ability.
Keep an eye out for some of these improvements over the next few updates, and please, let us know if you see a change for the better on your device of choice. Your feedback has been invaluable in making Dash Quest the game that it is, and we expect that to continue in the coming weeks.
We have two other major areas to talk about over the next few days. Check back for more about upcoming Daily Dungeon content and our UI refresh plans!