Soon we'll officially reveal details of the next major update to BioBeasts! Version 1.5.0 will launch within the next few weeks on both Android and iOS and it introduces loads of exciting new improvements and changes to the game so stay tuned!
If you haven't tried BioBeasts yet, you can download version 1.4.0 here:
Download for Android
Download for iOS
This update adds more depth to the game in several areas, including changes to the 'Mutation Lab.' These changes required us to overhaul the BioBeasts user interface. The new Lab UI features a single list of all available Mutations in game and without giving away too much, this additional depth added loads complexity and performance challenges that we needed to overcome.
If you're interested in the technical side of things, we encountered poor performance from Unity's Mask component and found dramatically better performance using Unity's newer 2D RectMask. Unfortunately as these things tend to go, this switch introduced new problems in other areas. The good news is... thanks to our friend Stephan B. over at Digital Native Studios we were able to quickly address our issue and move past the problem. Feel free to read Titan's forum post and Stephan's response if you like that technical stuff! He even made a 16 minute video based on Titan's reproduction project to help other users with the same problem, good job!
Bottom line, BioBeasts version 1.5.0 is coming along nicely and we can't wait to share the details with you soon. We appreciate your patience as development continues, and until then, BattleOn!