Finally, it’s time to update you all about World Def’er! For the ones that may have forgotten World Def’er is a 2D Space Shooter game for Android and IOS. The objective of the game is to help defend your world from the invading enemies. Which I will go into farther details in a little bit.
I will go down the list one by one to explain what has changed and what has been added over the last couple of months. This is going to take a minute, hope you're ready for the ride.
When it comes to the leaderboards I have added Google’s LeaderBoard functionality to the game. This will allow you to be connected globally to millions of players to compete for dominates. This way you have more reason to continue playing while more features and element are fixed, added, or adjusted.
Now let’s discuss our next two leaderboards. First, Facebook social elements will be added in the next couple weeks. I haven’t started will that yet because I need to fix a couple of problems that popped up in testing with submitting the score to Leaderboards as well as how they are displaying on the end screen. Once I am able to fix this problem Facebook will be added.
Lastly, we need to discuss the last Leaderboard that you will be able to add your score too. This will be GhostszMusic.com. Which will be called the GMN which stands for the GhostszMusic Network. Submitting to the network will have a lot of benefits that I will explain in the social elements section but for now just now that you can see your friends score and be able to compete will them for dominates. Plus you may be able to get some extra features added that I will explain later on.
Trophies are a big part of modern games and in World Def’er you will be able to earn some through gameplay. So far I have added them through the Google Play Services. As you play the game through both endless and story mode you will be able to unlock and earn some user experience points through the Google Play Services. As well as be able to show them off to your friends.
As for GMN, I have also added Trophies to your Account but they will be called Badges on the platform instead of Trophies. This way you will be able to show off your ability to unlock and 100% the game. Right now as for functionality it almost completed on the site. I have them showing as a post on the user profile page but I have to add a Badges section to a players profile. This way you can see how many you have to unlock or have unlocked. Once this is done you will be able to check out your friends or any user’s Badges list.
Social Elements is one of the biggest backbones to the game and my philosophies to game development. I want you as the player to feel that all world’s and/or games are connected. This could be through the gameplay or because of the universe that is being crafted in front of you. The way that this will be accomplished is by giving you all something for being a fan or just by playing the games created by GhostszMusic. Right now, the plan is to give players free content for each game you play that we make. However, keep in mind that you do need to be a member of the GMN to receive that content. This is the only way we can verify that you have played or own that content.
Now that I got that off my chest, let’s talk about what features have been added or I am still working on for the game.
Over the last couple of months I have been refining gameplay to give you all better control over the ship. Plus the fun factor has been increased! I still have some more work to do as right now the game speed is optimizated for 1080p phone screens. For large screen phone the game speed is super fast as some may have seen with that teaser I posted all over social the other day. Once I have fixed this bug we will be about 90% complete and I can focus on some extra features I need to finish.
For all that may have noticed story mode and was asking about it. This feature will be coming later on and I will update you all when it’s time to discuss. The reason for this is cause I want to make sure that I are able to get some help with art assets for this feature. I hope you all can understand.
Now let’s talk about the dirty word of the game industry which is monetization. This game is 100% free to play and has no micro transactions in it. The way we get funding is through reward ads. The way it works is you are given three lives to score as much as you can and once you lose all your lives you may earn one extra by watching an ad. This ad will only be available like this so no coins, gems, or other currency to earn by ads.
Now let’s discuss the future of World Def’er and how update with happen. The way update with happen is if there are major needs to get done it will be priority but new content is on the way. Which means new ships, story mode, holiday bonuses and GMN content. I will break it down real quick.
Holiday bonuses are my favorite times of year. Every major holiday World Def'er will be showcasing something special which will be up with a future update.
I will be announcing this later down the road but I hope your excited for the surprise that is coming. Hopefully the wait will be worth it.
For all that didn’t know the GMN content that I am referring to is all my games will have content connecting each. Like for World Def'er when a new game from us comes out we may release new ships, skins, or features related to the new game.
The reason for this is to make sure that everyday feel connected to a single world like universe of never ending connections. The feel is to feel like a Disney universe or Marvel comics. I want the player to be included in this universe especially since you guys are make us who we are.
Since this is the last post for 2018. I would like to wish you all a very happy new year and may your 2019 be wonderful. Also next year I will layout for the new year and what 2019 will be like. So be on the look out for new 2019 content. Let’s make 2019 amazing for everyone!
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