Windows Phone has a huge selection of quality games for you to enjoy. A lot of them you can find on other platforms, but we certainly have our fair share of platform exclusives to make others jealous. SongArc is a new game that’s exclusive for Windows Phone that we’ve really been enjoying. Count us in as being fans since the beta. We were very excited with the community reception once the game launched earlier this month. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest relaase of SongArc.
SongArc is a really fun rhythm and music game for Windows Phone. Both Windows Phone 7 and 8 users can enjoy it, although it won’t work with 256MB devices on last generations OS. The game has been well received by the Windows Phone community too. In the first week of availability it picked up 14,000 users who then played 73,000 games after creating 1,600 music sheets!
The app went to version 1.5 a few days ago. Didn’t get the update yet or new to the game? Here’s what’s new in this most recent version:
- General bug fixes
- Better live tiles if we can’t get the album art
- Support for compressed communication from the server to save bandwidth
- Much faster processing of the downloaded data
- Lowest match display threshold is set to 30%
- Experimental support for undo and redo in the Sheet Creator
- Share text changed to include the #SongArc hashtag
- Added icons to the play menu
- You can now watch the Sheet Creator tutorial again
- The number of people who rated the sheet is displayed next to the ratings
- Lists now display the length of the song the Sheet was created for
- Small fixes to the editor
- The built in songs are now displayed at the end of the lists
- The app should no longer crash if the phone has extreme amount of songs (over 1000 albums, etc)
- Fixes to app not starting (we couldn’t identify all issues yet, we need more data)
- Better error / crash reporting
It’s a huge update for the just launched game. A number of you folks reported issues with the game launching too slow or the illusion that it froze while “connecting to server”. These issues were most apparent for Windows Phone 7 users. The cause? Over 7,000 sheets have been created by users since the game launched three weeks ago. That huge number of sheets caused the error for folks, but this latest fix hopefully address that.
Other changes to the app are somewhat general and should give the app an overall polish that might have been ever so lacking at launch. Of course, these changes are a result from users like you downloading, playing, and giving feedback to the developers.
Speaking of downloads, SongArc has picked up over 130,000 users since launching three weeks ago. Windows Phone may be a distant third place in the OS war compared to Android and iOS, but numbers like that would be a success over there as well.
What do you think of the latest changes to SongArc? It’s an impressive game and one we’re happy to say you can only find on Windows Phone.
Don’t have the game yet? Pick it up in the Windows Phone Store. You can also use the QR code to get it or swipe to the right in our app. The app is free, but not for much longer. As part of a special promotion, the developers have made SongArc free for the first month. As you know, that month is ending soon, so make sure you get it!
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