Sakawochi Devlog #2 - All to waste
Welcome to the first update after the release last week.
Version 0.2.11 is now live on Itch
- New feature: Earn some coins by collecting plastic waste that floats through the tank.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the activation of the fish food button when only crabs were in the tank.
- Fixed a bug that limited the size bar of fish to about 3/4 of its full size.
- Reduced price for decorations.
- Reworked the localization system to make it easier to add new languages
I had to push this update a little earlier as intended since the bug in the fish food button could have broken the game for those of you, who sold all their blow fish for a single crab.
I hadn't got any time to create a tutorial for the new mini game about earning some extra cash by collecting floating plastic waste but i'm pretty sure you'll be able to figure it out yourself. Just pick up all the waste floating through your aquarium. When the trash can is full you earn a coin.
In the version prior to the release fish food wasn't a limited resource. Players could buy as many fish as they liked and so earn an exponentially growing amount of coins. This problem got solved with the introduction of snails so that I was able to lower the prices for decoration drastically.
Unfortunately the popularity of the game didn't rise in the course of the week after publishing. The number of views is falling day by day since the game left the "Recently added" page.
If you like Sakawochi please spread the word!
Here are some statistics by platform for the downloads during the first week after release:
Even though I'm developing Sakawochi on Linux I'm surprised that it is also the strongest platform. I guess it is because fewer games get released which granted me a longer time on the "Recently added" page for Linux. But it is a little strange that Android isn't leading since Sakawochi is basically a mobile game.
With the background work done for further localisations I'll be working on additional translations for the next update and a new little critter for you to care for:
So stay tuned :)