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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:56 PM #1 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Do you think Jeff will ever release his games out for Android for the non-Apple users? :confused: I'd like to play his games on the go, or when I won't be at home for a while you know. But I don't own any Ipad :(
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:33 PM #2 SpiderWeb games for Android?

You can get Avadon for Android, but that's the only one.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:37 PM #3 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Thank you very much. Its good to know there is at least "one" game out there. And wow, such a good discount. I will buy and download this as soon as I can. And, considering I have never played Avadon, it might be worth my while. Though I'm not sure how play experience differs with mobile devices.

Nevertheless, Thanks very much! :D

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:58 AM #4 SpiderWeb games for Android?

I just saw this after posting a similar topic in the Avadon forum.

MORE ANDROID PLEASE.

I can't believe there is no mention of the Avadon version for Android on the website - crazy!!!

I don't have money for iPad and after playing Avadon on a tablet even though I own Avernums on steam I can no longer play on a PC.

More droid!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:07 AM #5 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Avadon was ported to Android by a third party as part of a Humble Bundle. Jeff's description made it sound like the porting process was too difficult for him to want to do it, especially for the number of sales he'd get. I don't know if he got actual numbers or guessed, but he sounded pessimistic about Android sales. (Maybe linked to the alleged rampant piracy on the platform?) At any rate, Jeff has no interest in doing the ports himself and possibly limited incentive to pay someone else to do it unless the port is part of getting the kind of publicity that comes with the Humble Bundle deals.

—Alorael, who tried Avernum briefly on an iPad. Maybe it was the unfamiliarity (he has no iPad himself), but he found the experience okay but not as good as playing on PC. Must be his Luddism showing through.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:17 AM #6 SpiderWeb games for Android?

The chief problem with Android port is the different tablet screen sizes required lots of extra graphics to make the game look good.  Jeff didn't do the work and unless someone else does it for him he isn't going to do it.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:01 AM #7 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Well thanks for clarifying :D

Maybe I'll pick up a used older iPad at some point if that's going to be the norm tablet platform. Otherwise I'll go beg the folks at humble bundle to feature more spidey soft.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:34 AM #8 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Apple's tablets vary too especially after ipad mini came and resolution and screensize have changed since 1st ipad, atm tablets screens vary fronm 7 inch to over 10 inch and resolution does same.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM #9 SpiderWeb games for Android?

View PostEarth Empires, on 08 January 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

Apple's tablets vary too especially after ipad mini came and resolution and screensize have changed since 1st ipad, atm tablets screens vary fronm 7 inch to over 10 inch and resolution does same.
There are two screen sizes, but only one effective resolution.  The first two 10" iPads and the current 7" iPad mini are 1024x768.  The 10" model has a 2048x1536 resolution with the interface scaled to 1024x768.  Android tablets come in varying shapes and sizes with varying aspect ratios and resolutions that are more different than simple pixel doubling.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:50 PM #10 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Which generation of iPad can easily play all games as well as a guess as which ones are likely to be able to handle the next couple (or at least Avadon 2)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:52 PM #11 SpiderWeb games for Android?

I believe all iPads can play Spiderweb games. All iPads able to play current games are very likely to be able to handle upcoming games as well.

—Alorael, who certainly doesn't think Jeff pushes the graphics requirements or processing power very hard. Spiderweb games are generally friendly to older hardware. And the oldest iPads are still not that old.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:02 PM #12 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Avadon runs a bit slowly on the oldest generation of iPads.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:15 PM #13 SpiderWeb games for Android?

Promethean's discovered a way to make Exile and BoE work on Android.

Worth a try.
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