Arcade Village Blog

New version of Life On Mars

Considerations on sound and action buttons.
When creating an online game, size matters! Background music, even in MP3 format, takes time to download. You always have to balance between the length of the song and the size of the file.
The previous background music was too short and its repetition put you in a trance. So I made two changes:
- I added a suite to the music, an extract from Isle of the Dead, by Rachmaninov.
- A new button allows you to mute the background music (see picture).

I also introduced the philosophy of mobile games that don't require screen scrolling to make choices.
Now, when you click on a building, the possible action buttons appear in the middle of the screen (see picture).

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