Colors! 3D off-line changes and submission woes
I’m sorry to report that there are further delays with the Colors! 3D update. Nintendo found two more issues with our submission and have requested us to fix them before we can make the update available in the eShop. The first was a couple of situations where Colors! 3D didn’t behave as it should if the SD card was full and you re-ran the tutorial (or used a coloring page in the Portuguese version!). The second one was that sometimes the Paint With Friends feature would not connect if the one user had the original version of Colors! 3D and the other had the updated one. We’ve already submitted a new version, so now we are waiting Nintendo to look through it. Based on this, our new hope is to see the update in the store somewhere between 3-5 weeks from now. I’m terribly sorry about these delays – no one wants to see this update go live more than we do.
So, to give you at least something nice to read about in this blog-post, I thought I’d talk about the off-line changes we’ve done in the update. We’ve said before that this update is focused on the online areas of Colors! 3D, but we’ve also snuck in a few changes elsewhere.
Here you can see the custom button configuration options. This is something that a number of you have been asking for to improve their painting flow (and we’ve even got a few requests from people that have Nintendo 3DSs with broken shoulder buttons that want find a way to keep use Colors!). Using this, you will be able to map whatever function you want to each button. There are even a few new functions that Toggle Eraser and increase/decrease brush-size that weren’t available at all before.
This is a slightly redesigned Manage Painting screen. We’ve added information for you to see what tools you’ve used and how much time you’ve spent on the painting. You will also be able to see this information online on the comments page of each painting in the gallery.
And then there are of course bug-fixes. There are number of bad bugs that snuck into the original version of Colors! 3D. With the update, we’ve fixed all the known ones of which the top three culprits probably are:
• Fixed an issue where sometimes a layer would not save correctly
• Improved the behavior of app when you’ve have hit the 6 hour playback limit (including a limited Undo and Export)
• Fixed a bug where sometimes imported photos would get corrupt
That’s pretty much it for off-line changes. I know many of you want to us add more tools and features, but that will have to wait for another time. While we will probably never include a line or a fill tool (we don’t believe that those tools fit with the “pure painting” goal with have with Colors!), we’d love to add more brushes and a few other simple tools in the future.
The Colors! 3D update for Nintendo 3DS will be a free update that you will be able to download from the eShop. There is no set release-date, but our best guess at this point is 3-5 weeks from now.