The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

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ClaytonRoss
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The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by ClaytonRoss » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:25 pm

I really don't like playing games on my Ipad. I have Battle Academy for PC and Ipad and let me say I cant play on the Ipad for more then a few minutes because its awkward to hold and gives me a stiff neck. What concerns me is that Slitherine seems to be developing games that will work on mobile first. I understand this from a sales point of view but I think the pc gamer suffers because of this. Maybe its just me because I'm an old guy, but playing on the Ipad is very uncomfortable.
You really cant take advantage of the power of the PC if you have to limit your game to work on a pad.
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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by zakblood » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:41 pm

it not only for pads, its a choice to include another format so for better and wider choice for makers and users :wink:

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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:08 pm

We very seldom develop games for mobile first. Having mobile versions of the games just gives people more ways to play - it doesn't hurt the PC versions.

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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by NumberOneBSUFan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:18 pm

Personally I love that Slitherine is bringing its games to iPad. I have only bought their games for my iPad, I own no PC versions of any of their games. Their is general lack of good strategy games on the App Store but Slitherime is doing a fine job filling that void. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing what you will release on mobile this year :D !

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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by Mockingbird » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:58 pm

Sorry about your experience on the iPad. I'd just like to say that is the only platform I play on any more and think it is great.

I'm not that young any more and I know my wife appreciates me being around and not just holed up in a room playing on the PC. It's a fine way to play games and still interact with those around you.

Please keep those games coming, but not so much the ones that don't require a lot of thinking. Looking forward to Chariots of War this year if it is still in Slitherines plans.

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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by MrsWargamer » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:37 am

Well A. my laptop is a PC, and B, my tablets are as powerful as a PC, so really the notion that a game has to be inferior to be put on a tablet, is just PC nonsense.

Anything and I DO mean anything your PC can do, my tablet can do as well. And yes, that includes run War in the East.

And should I wish it, my tablet can send the signal to the TV just fine, so you don't get to use the screen size defense. Sorry, but your PCs are not that awesome any more.
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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by JosephM » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:22 am

Hello all,

Personally I find I get a strange version of vertigo when I use a tablet too much, yet I don't find it happens with my Phablet. As Pip says, we have no intention of removing the PC games and are moving more towards multiplatform games, which allows us to also get cross-platform multiplayer across a number of devices.

Regarding Chariots of War, this is more a personal project for Pip, so although I'm sure he is working on it we don't have a release date yet.

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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by ClaytonRoss » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:13 pm

MrsWargamer wrote:Well A. my laptop is a PC, and B, my tablets are as powerful as a PC, so really the notion that a game has to be inferior to be put on a tablet, is just PC nonsense.

Anything and I DO mean anything your PC can do, my tablet can do as well. And yes, that includes run War in the East.

And should I wish it, my tablet can send the signal to the TV just fine, so you don't get to use the screen size defense. Sorry, but your PCs are not that awesome any more.
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Re: The move to Mobile (pads) is dissapointing

Post by k1221n » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:52 am

Agreed Ipad is all I use for almost everything now, including gaming. The pc sits gathering dust now.


quote="Mockingbird"]Sorry about your experience on the iPad. I'd just like to say that is the only platform I play on any more and think it is great.

I'm not that young any more and I know my wife appreciates me being around and not just holed up in a room playing on the PC. It's a fine way to play games and still interact with those around you.

Please keep those games coming, but not so much the ones that don't require a lot of thinking. Looking forward to Chariots of War this year if it is still in Slitherines plans.[/quote]

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