05-03-2013 03:07 PM
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  1. farukdgn's Avatar
    Let's spam halfbrick to get at least smooth fruit ninja. On lumia 920 it makes me hate it. It's blurry and it lags much.
    Spam here with asking for update: Contact Us — Halfbrick Studios
    Jimmy Cooper likes this.
    04-26-2013 10:03 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Let's spam halfbrick to get at least smooth fruit ninja. On lumia 920 it makes me hate it. It's blurry and it lags much.
    Spam here with asking for update: Contact Us Halfbrick Studios
    I'm not sure what you mean by "it's blurry and it lags much". It plays really well on my 920 and doesn't lag at all and is graphically identical to Fruit Ninja on my Galaxy S 3.
    04-26-2013 11:48 AM
  3. ImAdrian23's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by "it's blurry and it lags much". It plays really well on my 920 and doesn't lag at all and is graphically identical to Fruit Ninja on my Galaxy S 3.
    I doubt it, unless Half Brick didn't optimize Fruit Ninja for S3 resolutions~like~phones either.
    04-26-2013 11:56 AM
  4. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    I doubt it, unless Half Brick didn't optimize Fruit Ninja for S3 resolutions~like~phones either.
    Well, I can tell you that Fruit Ninja looks and plays the same on the 920 as it does on the GS3 so it obviously isn't optimised for HD screens.
    04-26-2013 12:26 PM
  5. JMBasquiat's Avatar
    We should get spam them to get them to release Jetpack Joyride.
    havox22 and Jimmy Cooper like this.
    04-26-2013 12:51 PM
  6. shahidw's Avatar
    I agree. Ive played it on the Android and it seems more enjoyable there. Heck even then Symbian version is better than the windows one. It doesnt have the special fruit in the end too.
    farukdgn likes this.
    04-26-2013 12:58 PM
  7. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    We should get spam them to get them to release Jetpack Joyride.
    Agreed, I'd rather message them to release a game I like than improve one I find to be uninteresting.
    04-26-2013 02:25 PM
  8. farukdgn's Avatar
    android doesnt get updates too. take a look at the iphone version. btw it looks much smoother on android.
    asking for jetpack joyride is a good idea, but i dont think they will do that.. they look too lazy and they only care about ios.
    04-26-2013 03:36 PM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    android doesnt get updates too. take a look at the iphone version. btw it looks much smoother on android.
    asking for jetpack joyride is a good idea, but i dont think they will do that.. they look too lazy and they only care about ios.
    Jetpack Joyride is already on Windows 8, so I doubt that's true.
    04-26-2013 08:15 PM
  10. raul_junior's Avatar
    daniel rubino said the other day in the comments that jetpack joyride is in xbox certification right now so if microsoft would hurry up we would have it :)
    04-26-2013 09:15 PM
  11. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    That whole process is horrendous, and they need to VASTLY improve it to better the gaming experience on this platform. I really don't like spending money on non-Xbox games myself, and they're still slow to come (one a week, two if we're lucky).
    04-27-2013 06:40 PM
  12. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    For spamming companies like halfbrick... you need 10'000'000'000'000 tweets a nanosecond for 1 year solid, each from a different account and with different tweets. Can you manage that?

    Although in all fairness, I've seen no issues with Fruit Ninja on my WP8 device.
    04-29-2013 07:45 AM
  13. ImAdrian23's Avatar
    For spamming companies like halfbrick... you need 10'000'000'000'000 tweets a nanosecond for 1 year solid, each from a different account and with different tweets. Can you manage that?

    Although in all fairness, I've seen no issues with Fruit Ninja on my WP8 device.
    • Not supporting HD Graphics;
    • Doesn't have the latest game styles;
    • New Tile;
    • Fast App Resume;
    04-29-2013 11:37 AM
  14. farukdgn's Avatar
    I wonder if you have ever played it on iPhone or Android phones..
    05-02-2013 05:18 AM
  15. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    • Not supporting HD Graphics;
    • Doesn't have the latest game styles;
    • New Tile;
    • Fast App Resume;
    Fruit Ninja is not a HD game and never has been for any platform.
    05-02-2013 06:04 AM
  16. farukdgn's Avatar
    Fruit Ninja is not a HD game and never has been for any platform.
    OMG check iPad if you want..
    05-02-2013 07:51 AM
  17. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    OMG check iPad if you want..
    Please show me where it says Fruit Ninja is a HD game.

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/frui...pUvbUpU1965158
    05-02-2013 08:30 AM
  18. farukdgn's Avatar
    Please show me where it says Fruit Ninja is a HD game.

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/frui...pUvbUpU1965232
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frui...pUvbUpU1965232
    It's really HD.. playing it on my brothers iPad with Retina screen.
    05-02-2013 10:13 AM
  19. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frui...pUvbUpU1965295
    It's really HD.. playing it on my brothers iPad with Retina screen.
    Right, I see. That's a version of Fruit Ninja specifically for the iPad. So, if Halfbrick were to release a HD version for mobile phones it would be a separate application rather than an update to the current one.
    05-02-2013 11:41 AM
  20. Nakazul's Avatar
    I need my fruit in hi def. Plz half brick!
    05-02-2013 11:46 AM
  21. farukdgn's Avatar
    Right, I see. That's a version of Fruit Ninja specifically for the iPad. So, if Halfbrick were to release a HD version for mobile phones it would be a separate application rather than an update to the current one.
    We don't even have the version that iPhone and Android has. Our fruit ninja is much blurry and laggy.
    05-02-2013 11:59 AM
  22. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    As I said before, I can't tell the difference between the Android version on my Galaxy S3 and my Lumia 920. They both look and play the same to me.
    05-02-2013 02:26 PM
  23. uselessrobot's Avatar
    The important thing isn't that Fruit Ninja runs in HD, it's that it runs in the native resolution on your device. Fruit Ninja runs at the full resolution of my iPad 2, which is 1024x768. That's a far cry from the 800x480 found on Windows Phone. Add another 256 pixels and you've got the native resolution of a Lumia 920. Fruit Ninja also supports the iPhone 5 in addition to the iPad 3/4.

    But I can't fault Half-Brick at all for their decisions. They're going to invest their effort on the platform that's most profitable. It's not a trivial amount of work to update these games, and if they only earn a few extra thousand dollars for the effort they're not doing to bother. iOS probably earns them more income doing nothing than if they were to release an HD-friendly version for Windows Phone.

    If we want to see better support we need to start buying these games in significant numbers. That and the Windows Phone Store needs to do a better job of promoting apps and games.
    05-02-2013 02:47 PM
  24. farukdgn's Avatar
    The important thing isn't that Fruit Ninja runs in HD, it's that it runs in the native resolution on your device. Fruit Ninja runs at the full resolution of my iPad 2, which is 1024x768. That's a far cry from the 800x480 found on Windows Phone. Add another 256 pixels and you've got the native resolution of a Lumia 920. Fruit Ninja also supports the iPhone 5 in addition to the iPad 3/4.

    But I can't fault Half-Brick at all for their decisions. They're going to invest their effort on the platform that's most profitable. It's not a trivial amount of work to update these games, and if they only earn a few extra thousand dollars for the effort they're not doing to bother. iOS probably earns them more income doing nothing than if they were to release an HD-friendly version for Windows Phone.

    If we want to see better support we need to start buying these games in significant numbers. That and the Windows Phone Store needs to do a better job of promoting apps and games.
    More than 1 million users bought PAID version of fruit ninja for Android. Let me tell you what halfbrick did: no updates for 1-2 years. I really hate halfbrick..
    05-02-2013 03:07 PM
  25. uselessrobot's Avatar
    More than 1 million users bought PAID version of fruit ninja for Android. Let me tell you what halfbrick did: no updates for 1-2 years. I really hate halfbrick..
    Odd, because I've read of several updates to the Android version going back to at least a year ago. What I see available for Android seems similar to my iPad version. In fact, if memory serves it almost seems like those updates arrived about the same time as the iOS version.

    Not like the updates offered much of substance anyway. The most noteworthy thing I noticed was a ton of ad spam. Fruit Ninja is entertaining, but like Angry Birds, it's incredibly overrated.


    I don't want to go out of my way to defend these developers. I don't know anything about what's going on behind the scenes in this particular case. However, I do have friends in the industry and the whole process is far from trivial. It's not just a matter of whipping together some update. And sometimes the problem is a lot more complex than simply selling a successful game. Halfbrick might find trying to support a million different Android devices just not worth the effort, especially since they've got a cash cow in iOS. I personally know of a developer who's been incredibly successful with Xbox Live who's refusing to develop for the platform ever again because of the crap Microsoft has put them through.

    And it's not like these developers owe us anything. What do people expect from games that cost them a dollar or two? People used to be okay with paying upwards of $40 for a game with comparable gameplay in a time when no one even dreamed of updates.
    05-03-2013 09:04 AM
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