Amusing bugs/oddities developing Smiles

I kept video of some of my more interesting bugs/glitches/oddities in Smiles. Some more silly than others.

The first I want to show is a bug in one of the effects for the game mode Zen. It was supposed to be a “toss a rock in to a pond” water ripple. It didn’t really work as expected.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/PoVRAZOR/videos/8/

Here’s what it was supposed to look like. Cool looking, but the problem with this was the effect would make you queasy.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/PoVRAZOR/videos/9/

In the end I had to tone this down. It’s still in the game, but very subtle now. Not a good idea to make your customers get sick.

The next bug is a little more minor. I was building my menu screens, and gave some elements the same ID as one of my buttons.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/PoVRAZOR/videos/14/

The last one is just me being silly. Working on the achievement unlocked effect, I decided the achievements should have a conversation with themselves.

http://www.viddler.com/explore/PoVRAZOR/videos/15/

And that’s my list of interesting things that happened during Smiles‘ development.