Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.07

May 6, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D have been updated to version 1.07 on and are now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Versions 1.08, with new courses and features,  is almost completed already so stayed tuned!

Nova Golf
1.07
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Added non-fixed width fonts to certain areas
Extended blue and green tees to be 1.5 and 3% longer respectively
Fixed several bad font characters
Notification system for Nuclear Nova Software announcements
Optimized project code – Faster and less buggy

Disc Golf 3D
1.07
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Added tomahawk throw
Added forehand putt animation
New discs available for in-app purchase
Added non-fixed width fonts to certain areas
Faster loading time
Fixed scorecard distances from blue/green tees
Physics tweaks
Fixed several bad font characters
Notification system for Nuclear Nova Software announcements
Optimized project code – Faster and less buggy

Nova Golf Course Finished, Disc Golf 3D Course Starting

April 25, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  4 Comments

We’ve wrapped up testing on our fifth Nova Golf course, and it will be ready for 1.08 (1.07 is already in the approval process and should be out soon)! Next up, our third Disc Golf 3D course. Feel free to post any suggestions for the new course, we’ll start working on it Monday morning.

New Course Underway

April 19, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

We’re over half way done with the next Nova Golf course! This a copy from a GL Golf course that was a replica of a famous US course. More coming soon!

 

NovaGolfCourse5Preview

Real Life Disc Golf

April 7, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

It’s finally disc golf season in Pennsylvania, and we had to take a break to post something n0n Apple related. Nuclear Nova Software is located  on a two acres plot of land, and we’ve taken advantage of every last square foot to create a new disc golf course layout every year. We currently have four metal baskets scattered along with several orange/yellow stake targets, together they make 54 holes! Below is the latest scorecard. Distances may seem a bit low compared to public courses (2013 has not been scoped yet), but we make up for the small layout with obstacles and required turns. The current record is -6 on the 2011 course and -3 on the 2012 course. The 2013 versions should have the potential for the lowest scores due to less par 2′s and more par 4/5/6′s, but it also has more risk/reward shots which should keep the average scores from getting too low. Now if only Meadville was large enough to have a disc golf scene we could start a league!

Disc Golf Scorecard

GL Golf Updated To 2.41

March 27, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  17 Comments

GL Golf has been updated to version 2.41 on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and is now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store (Delayed). Please allow up to a day for the update to become available as it is still propagating through Apple’s system. The shareware version has also been updated. Check the Product Page for more information

Note : Mac App Store version delayed due to excessive volume at Apple. iOS and Shareware versions currently available for update

2.41 (iOS)
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Added a new course, Cantonville
Challenge Friend button to submit score screen
Scorecard visible after finishing the 18th hole
Fixed corrupted game-center leader-board with replacement (Full/Deluxe)
Removed AdMob (Lite)
Redid center-screen HUD text
Cleaned up code base, more efficient and less buggy

2.41 (Mac)
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Game Center achievements
Game Center combined leader board
Added a new course, Cantonville
Fixed strange rendering issues on certain settings
Mini-map and power bar clamp to edges of screen
New interface backgrounds/banners
New icon
Removed 11 unneeded menu and screen options
Fixed two individual hole bugs
Updated best rounds screen for current seasons
Cleaned up code base, more efficient and less buggy

Device Usage

March 21, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

 

 

 

 

GL Golf device usage over the last year. I imagine the current data looks a little different since a good percentage of users would have upgraded over the last year. From a development perspective it’s nice to finally see some older devices being phased out, it makes adding features and graphical enhancements easier without worrying about killing too many old devices.

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 11.09.03 PM

Recent Progress

March 21, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  7 Comments

We’ve been busy lately updating our games lately! Disc Golf 3D and Nova Golf 1.06 just went live with iCloud support, and we’re happy to say that 1.07 is already done with some nice new features. GL Golf 2.41 is in review, and we have updates for Barnyard Blaster and Pinball Massacre/Shuffle ready to submit. This means that we can start working on new projects again. Right now it’s looking like a new pinball table and a sequel to Barnyard Blaster. These projects should be relatively quick because the code is done from previous games, it’s just a matter of creating the content. We’re outsourcing less for these games, so the schedule should be more in our command this time. More soon!

Quad Monitors

February 22, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Just upgraded the home office to support four monitors! Here is a picture of my Macbook Pro powering all four screens. 15.4″ Retina Display (2880×1800), 27″ Thunderbolt Display (2560×1440), 42″ LG (1920×1080), 12″ Wacom Cintiq Pen Tablet (1280×800). Grand total of 12 million pixels. Lets hope this leads to increased productivity like studies show…

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Nova Golf Updated to 1.06

February 19, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  2 Comments

Nova Golf has been updated to version 1.06 on and is now live on the iTunes App Store. Mac version still under review by Apple. See the Product Page for more information

1.06
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iCloud syncing – Backup profiles and more, transfer between iOS devices and Macs
Hole overview for each hole shown on scorecard
NNNotificationCenter added to inform users of new games
Fixed pin not always being removed on all par 3 putts
Less memory use on older devices, helps prevent unexpected crashing
Fixed tee-time order on rounds 2-4 of tournaments
Render all multiplayer balls on hole overview
Cancel button to Unplayable Lie button
New 3D model format, smaller size and faster loading
Draw/Fade/Loft/Punch configured with scroll wheel (Mac)
Added frog ambient noise
Ball slamming off cup noise
Bigger spin/squirt effect from unlevel lies
Double eagle color on scorecard
Tighter ball particle trails
Faster loading on older devices
Fixed scores for tournaments (Lite)
New game banner icons (iOS Lite)
Remove all scores of 0 on best rounds list

Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.06

February 18, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  4 Comments

Disc Golf 3D has been updated to version 1.06 on and is now live on the iTunes App Store. Mac version is still under review by Apple. See the Product Page for more information

1.06
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iCloud syncing – Backup profiles and more, transfer between iOS devices and Macs
Putts inside 10 feet are considered gimmes and need not be putted
Close putts are more likely to end up in basket instead of bouncing off
Focus added to Spin stat, slows power/accuracy bar in addition to stabilizing the disc flight
Less memory use on older devices, helps prevent unexpected crashing
Fixed tee-time order on rounds 2-4 of tournaments
Hole overview for each hole shown in scorecard
Render all multiplayer balls on hole overview
Score text over basket after holing out
Better performance when rendering chain shadows
Fixed bug where disc could get stuck in tree
Fixed occasional crashes at load on older devices
Faster loading on older devices
Added frog ambient noise
Default Level-1 characters improved
Clubs/Ball text replaced with Disc in various spots