Traffic Race 3D 2 – Unlockabe levels and stars

Howdy!

We’ve shipped a new update (1.4.0.17) to you and we’ve been working on the Gamification part of the game.

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That might sound strange as this is a game, right? To be honest we’ve only focused on getting the game aspects to work properly and therefore its been more of a simulator than an actual game.

With this update we’ve added a unlock system to levels where you need to reach complete earlier stages fast enough to earn enough stars to unlock additional stages. This method has worked good for us earlier and is a proven method in gaming. Let us know what you think, is it too hard or too easy or just boring?

Traffic Race 3D 2 unlocks

We’ve also added music and a bunch of new stuff, check out the list below.

1.4.0.17
* New Feature: Lap counter
* New Feature: Added music
* New Feature: Added unlock system for tracks.
* Improved: Reduced number of options on start race.
* Improved: AI cars start closer to the player car.
* Improved: AI cars will stay still until the level starts.
* Improved: AI cars will hoonk at you if you hit them.
* Improved: AI cars changes lanes.

1.4.0.16
* New Track: Vega Race Track.
* New Feature: When you first start the game you can select input mode.
* Improved: Increased traffic
* Improved: Busses are a bit bigger.
* Improved: AI cars does not flip so easy.
* Improved: AI cars drive faster.
* Improved: AI cars look better.
* Improved: 10s start delay is removed, based on user feedback.
* Improved: Default is 1 lap now.
* Improved: Fog is now a bit further away.
* Fixed bug: AI cars had shading problems on certain computers.
* Fixed bug: Race track reverse mode was not working properly.
* Fixed bug: Reverse mode was not updating Hall Of Fame.
* Fixed bug: Arrow point towards next waypoint was poiting wrong at times :)
* Fixed bug: Default quality setting was low, changed it to full.

Traffic Race 3D 2 – New Track: Vega Race Track

Hey there!

We’ve just released a new update to Traffic Race 3D 2 for Windows.

The update makes the game a lot more fun to play with increased traffic and also a new race track for you to try.

And yes we did skip the 10s delay on the start with ads of each level based on your feedback.

PS we did include an Easter egg somewhere in the level, can you find it?

Traffic Race 3D 2 Vega Race Track

1.4.0.16
* New Track: Vega Race Track.
* New Feature: When you first start the game you can select input mode.
* Improved: Increased traffic
* Improved: Busses are a bit bigger.
* Improved: AI cars does not flip so easy.
* Improved: AI cars drive faster.
* Improved: AI cars look better.
* Improved: 10s start delay is removed, based on user feedback.
* Improved: Default is 1 lap now.
* Improved: Fog is now a bit further away.
* Fixed bug: AI cars had shading problems on certain computers.
* Fixed bug: Race track reverse mode was not working properly.
* Fixed bug: Reverse mode was not updating Hall Of Fame.
* Fixed bug: Arrow point towards next waypoint was poiting wrong at times :)
* Fixed bug: Default quality setting was low, changed it to full.
1.4.0.15
* New Feature: Achievements.
* New Achievement: Driver License
* New Achievement: Welcome Back
* New Achievement: Time Bandit
* New Feature: Enable FPS & Ping counter in game.
* Improved: Even more lag reduction.

Traffic Race 3D 2 – Achievements

Hi

On the next release we are adding a bunch of Achievements that you can complete.

When you complete an achievement you will get an instant notification in the game and you will also be able to access the list of achievement from the start screen.

An achievement comes in three level: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

We’re not going to tell you how to complete them, read the name carefully it should give you a hint!

Traffic Race 3D 2 Achievements

Traffic Race 3D 2 – Improved multiplayer

Hello!

We’ve been working to improve the multiplayer experience. There are 2 updates released that adds features an also fixes a few bugs.

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Traffic Race 3D 2 Multiplayer Action

1.4.0.14
* Improved: Lags reduced a bit more for slow connections.
* Improved: Remote players car wheels was not rotating.
* Fixed bug: Multiplayer sync game start time properly.

1.4.0.13
* New Feature: Car in main menu is silent now.
* New Feature: Game will inform user about available updates.
* Fixed bug: Reduced lags on multiplayer.
* Fixed bug: Remote player in multiplayer mode could spawn in the wrong position.

 

Traffic Race 3D 2 – Results after 2 weeks

This post is mostly for other independent developers
Traffic Race 3D 2 next has been about for a bit longer than a week and as promised I will share some numbers.

Since a while back I’ve started to use DeltaDNA which works very well for me.

Download KPI and usage
By looking at some basic KPIs we can see that Traffic Race 3D 2 is doing better than I expected :)

206 players have tried the game and they have played a whooping 1187 levels/courses. That’s 5.76 levels per user, which is quite good considering there as just 3 levels to play.

Looking quickly at the DAU, WAU and MAU we can see that people get bored with the game kind of fast which was expected.

TrafficRace3D2_2weeksPerformanceDAUMAU 2015-09-21

TrafficRace3D2_stickiness 2015-09-21

Earnings and revenue
Well the game made zero revenue on the first 2 weeks which is according to expectations.
Right now the game only uses cross network add promotions via adduplex.com which only generate traffic.

IAP revenue was also zero. Actually the IAP code was broken the first week so even if someone wanted they would not be able to make a purchase.

Conclusion
We need to work on more content = more levels & cars and make the current levels more fun so the stickiness increases.

Later on we will focus more on the revenue side of the game.

Traffic Race 3D 2 – Hall Of Fame

We’ve ported and updated the hall of fame system from Traffic Race 3D 2 for Windows Phone.

The new system only allows 1 rank per user which makes it more fun and the Hall Of Fame becomes less cluttered.

Traffic Race 3D 2 - Hall of fame

We have also enabled you to enter your name and select country of the driver.

Traffic Race 3D 2 Driving License

This should be out soon in the 1.4.0.10 release.

Download Traffic Race 3D 2 on Windows Store
Traffic Race 3D 2 on Windows Store

Stay tuned for more updates.

Help us improve Traffic Race 3D 2

We’ve been busy adding more features in Traffic Race 3D 2 and also fixing a few bugs.

And now we’d really like to hear your opinion: What would you like to see added to this game?

So we’ve added Survey Monkey into the game. If you play it more than 3 times you will get a 4 questions about what you think about the game. Please take a minute to answer it, it will really help us!

There are the latest updates that we’ve shipped this week. It can take up to 72 hours before the store updates so stay tuned.

What’s in the updates?

1.4.0.7
* Feature: Added fog on Windows too
* Feature: Increased draw distance
* Fixed bug: IAP system was not connecting properly

1.4.0.6
* Feature: Uses Full graphics quality as default.
* Fixed bug: ads could be shown while playing the game.
* Fixed bug: online rank system not connecting properly.

1.4.0.3
* Feature: Added more race options including reversed race mode.
* Feature: Added help button that links to our website.

Drive Safe! 

Traffic Race 3D in action

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