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Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Bubble Trouble X at Beta 7
1:30 PM | Richard Porcher | Comment on this story

Developer Alex Metcalf has updated the progress log for the upcoming Mac OS X-native version of Ambrosia Software's hit arcade-style title, Bubble Trouble. In the update, Metcalf mentions several changes to the original game that are specifically designed to take advantage of OS X's modern features, as well as a few interesting tweaks to gameplay.

Here is exactly what Alex had to say:

Beta 7 is just about ready, and, all being well, fc1 should follow about a week or after b7 hits the testing group. New game tweaks (instant multipliers and improved scoring distribution) make the game even more addictive... but of course I would say that, wouldn't I.

Update: honoured to see IMG and others are following my progress logs, so I feel obliged to say a bit more about what's noteworthy in beta 7:

- Developed a Bubble Trouble guide to help everyone from new fish squishers needing some guidance to seasoned experts looking for extra tips for big scores.

- Res switching code has been improved, several Aqua interface updates made, and a few more title graphics improved for OS X players. A few visual niceties have been added (e.g. gamma fades), and last but not least a good number of tester-identified bugs have been squished.

If you want to follow the entire development process, click the link below to visit the Bubble Trouble X progress log.

Bubble Trouble
Ambrosia: Bubble Trouble X progress log
MGF: Bubble 1.0.1 Trouble for Classic Mac OS (2.1 MB)

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