We finally got the Techno Dash Trailer finished!
This took a while since we haven't done anything of the like before and had to learn many things, such as how to capture gameplay at a high enough quality and learning the video and audio editing programs.
For video editing we've tried a couple programs such as premiere but for the sake of speed we went with Windows Movie Maker due to simplicity and the not so steep learning curve.
Another thing we did was use Audacity to mix and sync the audio to the cut video and then import it. While it took more work it gave us the flexibility to work around some of the limitations Movie maker had with audio.
Developments of Techno Dash
Things are coming along for the development on the PC and Droid versions of the game. We got it working fully on a Galaxy S5 and worked on Google Play API. There were a couple issues we ran into such as dealing with consumable vs nonconsumable in-app purchasing and one of our previous tilt controls made the ship turning much very "floaty." We've fixed most of them so far and are ready to test more devices.
Another thing we did was create a 'bridge' pattern on the Tutorial such that it detects which platform your game is running on and gives the correct tutorial. This saves us the trouble of doing a load of "if/else" statements that would be difficult to debug and update. The other benefit is that we learned another technique that we can use to program our future games and features better! Always keep learning!
As for our soft launch, we managed to get a couple people to check out Techno Dash and play it in the regions of Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. Not as many as we wished but kinda expected since we haven't done much hype for our first game. Still, this gave us an insight in a couple bugs in our Metrics system along with some of the critical things that need balancing (getting Stars is really hard on Mobile version, which makes it even harder to get Keys to upgrade).
With that balance thing being said, if any of you are in Canada, New Zealand and Ireland you have a chance to first play Techno Dash. Here's the app id!
https://itunes.apple.com/ [CA or NZ or Ireland] /app/techno-dash/id673845976
Since we got the trailer done, we're ready to do our marketing storm of sending stuff to many gaming sites! That and getting our full release ready!