Fast-paced Space Adventure

Double Star II is a turn-based strategy game. Turn-based does not mean slow-paced. Battles go quickly.

Try it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wglxy.doublestar

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Double Star Leaderboards

Double Star II leaderboards. Compete with your friends as you save the galaxy.

For more information, see https://double-star-game.tumblr.com/archive.

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Double Star II – Damages and Repair

Your starship in Double Star has weapons (phasers, photon torpedos, deathray) and other devices (shields, navigation system, warp drive, etc.). In battle, your ship often sustains damage to these devices.

Shown in the screenshot is the Repairs popup. It allows you to choose how much time you are willing to take for repairs. Note that it is much better to do repairs while you are docked at a starbase.

As Captain, the decisions are yours:
– Are critical devices damaged?
– Do we still have shields and some weapons?
– How long can we continue without repairs?
– Where is the nearest starbase?

Ready for your first mission? Play Double Star: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wglxy.doublestar

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Double Star II – Early Access

The Double Star II game is now available on Google Play as an Early Access release. It is a complete rewrite of the original Double Star game.

Double Star is a turn-based, single player, space war game. It is available for Android phones and tablets. For more information, click here: Double Star on Google Play.
During the Early Access period, the game is free. The regular price is 99 cents.

The official first release is expected soon. Follow the progress here: Double Star on Tumblr.

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Double Star: Explosions and Tractor Beams

The update to the Double Star game is progressing well. The two videos below highlight two of the changes: (1) Explosions; (2) Tractor beams.

These changes are part of the major update to the Double Star game. Improvements are being made in the user interface, graphics, and animations. Early access for the new Android version of the game will start in Summer 2018. For iOS, early access will in be in late 2018.

To follow progress on the update, click here: Double Star on Tumblr.

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Revising Double Star

An update to the Double Star game is underway. Major improvements are being made in the user interface, graphics, and animations. Early access for the new Android version of the game will be in July or August. For iOS, early access will in be in late 2018.

To follow progress on the update, click here: Double Star on Tumblr.

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Instant Apps for Games on Google Play

Instant apps are supposed to be a big win. I need to give it some thought. Many developers are seeing  improvements in user acquisition with the “Try Now” button in the Google Play store.

One of the challenges is figuring out what the Instant App should show. See minute 7 for an example of a mini-game.  Another pattern is “Game Highlights” as an instant app.

And for those interested in Unity … about 9:30 into the video. They talk about their Unity plugin. That is supposed to be available in the “coming weeks”.

Some links:

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