• Well I guess I should say this before I annoy some people. Switch is the type of game that takes heavy use of particles and some awesome effects. Now that's because I want to make the game better and it may seem like it will run like meh on older devices but believe it or not it doesn't. In cutscenes on a iPad Air (1st gen) it flies in between 27 and 30 fps but still looks sharp with like 10 particle effects on screen and in gameplay it runs at 60fps with rarely a frame drop to 59 but it doesn't last long at all (not even a second).
    Well of course that on a iPad Pro (2nd gen) it runs awesome but even with that monster of a processor it still fried my hand. Now jokes aside it's something normal for switch.
    Another test that I want to do is on a older iPad from the Air series. Awesomely I have an iPad (I don't know if it's the 4th gen or the 3rd gen) and with that in mind I will do the test soon.

    Now to some awesome news.
    Next week I think switch might hit a beta state and no the game is not done but with the progress I have I would like to ask some people to test the game and tell me about it. I won't post the link to HyperPad forum because I don't want to spoil the game for the people that just want to wait for the full thing so I will send it through email. If you would like to volunteer to test the game you can contact me on the chat of the forum with your email or just comment on this page. Although I'm sorry to say that not everyone will be chosen to beta test. Only like 2-4 peope will be chosen to beta test.

    On a last thought I can't guarantee that the beta will happen next week because I might not think that the game is ready for beta (It's my first big project so I want to get it right ) or might not finish for beta.

    Well if you read this whole thing thanks for your patience

  • I love seeing big projects on hyperPad! Definetely would like to take part.
    E-mail: hyperpadgho5t@gmail.com (it's my hyperPad mail so everybody who wishes to contact me about hyperPad stuff - go on)
    My device is iPad Air 1st gen.
    It's your decision to add me to beta or not, I won't be upset if you won't. But I just feel so happy when I play massive project made with hyperPad.. Anyway, I check my e-mail pretty rarely so if you want to info me write it on forums first. Good luck with further development and beta test!

  • I’ve always believed that in a game the player should be abke to connect with the character in game or at least feel the same things. In switch I’ve adapted a rpg text box style (you know character pic on the left and dialogue on the right) but that’s because I couldn’t do voice acting for the game ( for obvious reasons) and I’ve never liked the idea of the charcter to have the same blank expression just like most rpgs so instead I’ve decided to make a emotion system where the character icon changes to accommodate the feelings of the actual character. So I’ve created 4 emotion textures that actually worked till they actually got blank meaning they got too overused so for the following days I’ve created 10 more emotions but before I need to explain something. In game the playable character animations don’t actually have eyes or well... any facial features but that’s because animating factial features on the side is hard but I can actually make a frame showing emotion. This all means that the first 4 created didn’t have eyes or mouths but just little symbols ablove it’s head to symbolise the emotion but now I said “screw that” and added facial features only on icon which conviently worked just fine. I mean just look at them before and after.
    Red(old ones) Blue(new ones)
    Just look at the differences
    Yes they’re amazing and just to let you people behind a screen to know more will come but that’s for later (muhahaha)
    Ok done have a great day
    No wait how do I do a signature?

  • @DGames135 You make a signature by going to your profile. My signature is amazing.

  • @DGames135 those are some cool sprites!

  • @BraydenApps Heh thanks :)

  • Well I must admit... Over the past 3 weeks I’ve done nothing for game development and reason for it is literally something that everyone deals with at one point or another... SCHOOL! (Insert dramatic music). This year things are just shoved in my face and well it’s the last year so everyone knows how that’s going. Aside from that since yesterday I’ve had time to develop again and I will have time now so development will still be going on. Since I feel bad for this I’ve decided to show a sneak peak of something in switch


    Now! You speculate on what this could mean and I just need to say... Sorry for delaying the game so much.

  • @DGames135 I have the same problem kind of. The main reason I’ve been so inactive in hyperPad not working on Meteor etc is university.

  • Well I have something special to show and I couldn’t find a better way of telling rather than a youtube video.

    So if you want to know more about this here’s the YouTube description of this video:

    So more to know about this. Well there will be options in the game about graphics. This means disabling particles and the backdrops. Yes I know that the backdrops are just images but they are very high quality.
    Thanks to the supporters of this game and the awesome HyperPad community which is always there to help. It’s nice that people understand the problems troubleshooting Switch but I still want to get this game done.
    Now about the release date of Switch. I hope to release it on the first of January 2018 though I can’t make any promises.
    Again thanks for following the development of switch.

    Ok now if I’m done with the description of the video yoy may want to know why would I do this? Well I always wanted Switch to have beautiful environments and graphics but due to limitations of some iPads processors this may not happen. Now that iPads have way more powerful processor this is possible but it’s worth considering what about users with older iPads that can’t run the game. That’s why these settings are in place to remove the lag that might happen from so much happening on screen. Well I do hope this was interesting and please tell me what do you think of this. Also if there’s any questions you have just ask them in the comment section. Thanks for reading 🤗

    Oh almost forgot. Soon I’m starting a discord server for switch. I just need to figure out how it works 😂

  • Congrats on the work!
    ups: really love the idea, the OWL looks good, stealth/run with a twist id pay and play, love the font you use.
    (what is the font ?)
    downs: the particles effects give the impression that they are not used for the right purpose (i would refine them or skip and replace them), the OWL is too crowded with lines, the main character I would do it more pointy and not so round, no parallax used ...

    Any way I do like the idea of it a lot.