Monday, April 14, 2014

Candy Creek Android game - exiting out of game using the Kindle Fire's back button results in a "stopped unexpectedly" error message

Date: 04/14/2014

Candy Creek game (version 1.0) on the Kindle Fire

Description:

I just downloaded a game called Candy Creek onto my Kindle Fire.  The game is like Flappy Bird, but instead of a bird you send a winged carton of chocolate milk through an obstacle course of candy bars.

Anyways, there’s a funny little crash with the game.  If you use the Kindle Fire’s back button to exit from the game, and back into the Amazon Marketplace where you purchase the game, you’ll be presented with a notification that the game crashed.

If you exit out of the game using the Kindle Fire back button, you’ll be presented with a “Sorry” message that says, “The application Candy Creek (process com.iigemu.CandyCreek) has stopped unexpectedly.  Please try again.”

This is easier to show than to described, so please just see the attached screenshots.  This is the first time I’ve seen this with a game on the Kindle Fire.

Steps to Reproduce:

1.     On the Kindle Fire – Select “Apps” – Select “Store”
2.     Search for “Candy Creek” in the app store
3.     Download “Candy Creek” – launch the game using “Open”
4.     Exit out of the game using the Kindle Fire’s back button
5.     Note the “stopped unexpectedly” error message

Result:  Exiting out of “Candy Creek” using the Kindle Fire’s back button results in a “stopped unexpectedly” error message

Expected:  Exiting out of “Candy Creek” using the Kindle Fire’s back button should not result in a “stopped unexpectedly” error message

Launch Candy Creek from the App Store on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Exit out of the game using the Kindle Fire's back button...

You'll be presented with a "stopped unexpectedly" error message - this isn't common on the Kindle Fire after exiting from games in the manner described above.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Basket Man: Tapping on the “High Scores” screen crashes the game

Date:  03/25/2014

Basket Man Android Game (version 1.3.0)

Description:

Today, I downloaded a game called Basket Man onto my Kindle Fire.

This game will crash if you tap any score on the high score list that is accessible from the main menu.

If you tap any of the high scores on “High Scores” screen, the game will crash and you’ll be given an error prompt of, “The application BasketMan (process com.sarathus44.basket) has stopped unexpectedly.  Please try again.”

Please see the attached screenshots.

I got this to reproduce after deleting the game from the Kindle Fire and re-downloading it again.  This crash appears to reproduce 100 percent.  


Steps to reproduce:

1.     Download the game Basket Man onto a Kindle Fire
2.     Launch Basket Man
3.     From the main menu of Basket Man, select the “High Scores” option
4.     Tap anywhere on the “High Scores” screen

Result:  Tapping anywhere on the “High Scores” screen of the Android game Basket Man causes the game to crash on my Kindle Fire

Expected:  Tapping anywhere on the “High Scores” screen of the Android game BasketMan should not cause the game to crash on my Kindle Fire

Download and launch the game....

Select the "HIGH SCORES" option....

Touch anywhere on the "HIGH SCORES" screen...

The game crashes.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gorilla Biscuits. Kindle Fire app misspells the word “Gorilla”

Date:  03/23/2014


There’s a game that was just released called “Escape fromthe Gorila!  The word “gorilla” is misspelled in the title of the game.










Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bee's Love Bacon - "YOU ARE AN FAIL"

Date: 03/09/2014


Description:

I just downloaded this game called Bee’s Love Bacon on the Kindle Fire.

When you die in the game, you are presented with a hilarious message.

The game says, “You Are An Fail”. 

If the developer reads this, please change this to either:


“You have failed” or “You are a failure”

See screenshot below:


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Twitter sharing not working on the new releases Blocky Bird and Flying Fat Man

Date: 02/27/2014

Games:

Flying Fat Man (version 1.0)
Blocky Bird (version 1.0)

Description:

I just downloaded two games recently onto my Kindle Fire.

One of them is called Blocky Bird, while the other is called Flying Fat Man.

Both of these games have the same problem – the in game twitter icon doesn’t work.

When you click on the twitter icon in either game, it doesn’t take the user to either a tweet of a high score or to the developer’s official twitter account.

Please see the attached screenshots.  

Steps to Reproduce:

1.     Download either Flying Fat Man or Blocky Bird onto a Kindle Fire
2.     Select the Twitter icon that appears in game

Result:  The in-game twitter share icon does not work in the games Block Bird or Flying Fat Man.  Both games were developed by the same developer.

Expected:  I like using Twitter share icons in Android games – I expect them to work on Blocky Bird and Flying Fat Man


Please Note:  I am a little confused here, as the developer of the game does appear to have a twitter account.

This is the game over screen for Flying Fat Man.  If you press on the Twitter icon on this screen - nothing happens.

This is from the start screen of Block Bird on the Kindle Fire.  If you press the Twitter icon on this screen....

You'll be presented with this pop-up - selecting either one won't take you to something on twitter associated with the game.  If you use the browser option....

You'll just ended up stranded with the same pop-up on the screen.