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Cooperative Game of Crime Investigation mixing Board Game and Virtual Reality!
Cooperative Game of Crime Investigation mixing Board Game and Virtual Reality!
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App & Scenarios update

Posted by Lucky Duck Games (Creator)
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Dear Detectives,


App update

Many asked about it, it's finally here! Stretch Goal #23 is officially available in the app: you can now "send" the crime scene to another device!

The goal was to be able to view the crime scene on a different device than the one used to scan, especially for people who have a large VR headset they can use: no need to constantly remove and put back the phone!

Right now, we support 2 modes:

  • without VR (viewing the crime scene on a tablet)
  • any Google Cardboard supported VR

Oculus, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream require a separate app on different Stores. While we are interested in supporting these and will investigate it (requirements, technical challenges, etc), we have now shifted our main focus to the Community Editor!

This is how it looks like in the app now:

After taping on "Search for Clues", a new button is now available!
After taping on "Search for Clues", a new button is now available!
Taping on this button shows you what to do to make it work.
Taping on this button shows you what to do to make it work.
On the "Viewer Device" (where you want to display the crime scene), go in Options to see this new button: "Setup as Viewer Device".
On the "Viewer Device" (where you want to display the crime scene), go in Options to see this new button: "Setup as Viewer Device".
It gives you access to 2 modes: without VR (i.e. for a tablet), or a Google Cardboard-compatible device.
It gives you access to 2 modes: without VR (i.e. for a tablet), or a Google Cardboard-compatible device.



Scenarios update

We really wanted to deliver at least one additional scenario for Christmas, unfortunately it's not possible. We are very sorry for this delay, but we prefer to take the time required to have very strong and meaningful stories, rather than meet a deadline no matter what and release a poor version of a scenario, with bugs and incoherence in it. Each scenario requires a LOT of testing to find all the small issues ("hey, nothing happens if I show item A to character X!"), and that takes time. The authors are still hard at work, although they will, as everyone else, take the time to enjoy the holidays.

Our goal is to release 2 of the KS scenarios as well as all the scenarios of Noir and Welcome to Redview (4 each) by the end of January.

Board Game Geek -> Thank You!

Here is a warm Thank You to all of you who have taken the time to come and rate the game on BGG. We are just about to enter the top 400 games of all time. What an humble moment for our little studio!

If you have not rated the game yet and wish to help us, you can find the game's profile here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/239188/chronicles-crime

We wish everyone happy holidays, and will see you in 2019 with for more updates, more content and more surprises!

Until next time,
Quack!

BmlCom, Hans Møller-Poulsen, and 92 more people like this update.

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    1. David Landon Cole on

      Definitely the right call to delay it a little bit and make sure all the testing is complete. Thanks for keeping us up to speed :)

    2. Lucky Duck Games 7-time creator
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      @Chuck I sent you a private message

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      chuck yeager on

      I can't rate a game that has not arrived. NE USA..... should it have been here by now?

    4. Lucky Duck Games 7-time creator
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      @TRON33 - Very strange. It's the first time we have such report about the slow loading of the scene. As for the synching of 2 phones, are you connected to the same physical router?

    5. TRON333 on

      is there an app problem with an iphone 6 version 12.1 ? every time you want to examine a place, it takes about 1-2 minutes before it starts. CoC Version V1.0.1.2 (build 750)
      Furthermore, this does not connect to my ipad, although both are in the wlan and a correct ip is displayed. even if I enter the ip by hand it does not work. the other device is not recognized.

    6. Jacco Kamminga on

      I'm currently using an Apple TV to mirror my iPhone on my television, but I would just LOVE airplay fully implemented in the app itself. Especially for viewing the crime scenes.

    7. Lucky Duck Games 7-time creator
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      @Kenneth we still have some work to do there to release the Beta version. No set date yet, but we're on it!
      @Anthony actually, this name is the default, with a random number :)
      @Sharlene yes, but the "main device" (the one you scan with) will always be in no-VR mode.
      @Baramon it depends on what device and what situation you are talking about (I'm not sure to understand, sorry), but these glasses can be used on different devices, yes. There's a cog wheel icon during the VR scenes to set it up.

    8. Baramon
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      Is it possible just to put VR glasses that comes with a game on another device?

    9. Jaime on

      Thanks for the update! I'm ok with the delay. At the end of the day, we just want good stories and scenarios. Merry Christmas to you too!

    10. Rico S Mario Melchert on

      Amazing update. Thanks A lot.
      Not rush with the scenarios.
      Merry Christmas!

    11. Sharlene Glennie
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      Question for clarity re the other device option - does it it mean you can view the scene on both devices? Or, if you scan on one then use the other device option, is it only available to view on that other device? (ie, no matter that option, you can only view on one device at a time, either the device you scan with, or another device)

    12. Anthony DMello on

      Great update for a great game; however, the kid in me couldn't help but chuckle at the Viewer Device Name you chose in the image.

    13. Freddy
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      It's a pity that the scenarios didn't make it for the holidays, but you're right... better wait and deliver quality than rush and deliver something that still has lots of issues in it.

    14. Matthew J Van Howe on

      Community editor will be amazing and should really propel this game forward. Curious to see what you can do with it. Great work on the game. Really enjoying it!!

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      Kenneth Cali on

      When is the create your own scenario coming?