Taking Control

I’ve updated the Android version of Mini Quests so that it’s easier to control on tablets.  On-screen buttons mean that you no longer have to have really, really long thumbs to play.  The original controls are still better for smaller screens though, so the new buttons only appear if the device’s screen is bigger than about six or seven inches (and it reports its screen size correctly).

But that’s not all!

The game should now recognize the physical buttons on devices – Xperia Play for instance – that are lucky enough to have them (although such devices aren’t all that common and I haven’t been able to test on one directly, so I’m not making any promises).

And there’s more!

If you’ve connected a gamepad/controller (Bluetooth or USB) then the game should hopefully now respond to that.  Android gamepads are unfortunately an ugly mess of incompatibility, so I don’t know that all of them will work, but the game only needs an analogue stick and a fire button, so with a bit of luck most controllers should be okay.

If you have any issues with the new controls, then drop me an email or comment below.

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