Now here’s one way to thoroughly beta test a new game — play using fruit and a MaKey-MaKey — from the Bubble Bobble Lost Cave project:
Intevitable! the game is undergoing several last minute changes. We estimate that, in last weeks, we changed roughly 1/4 of the level content, scrapping several uninteresting levels and rebalancing the whole experience (Super mode too – but you need to find the new Super code to play it, you know).
This kind of fine tuning has being possible only thanks to our fellow beta testers. They are playing the game with various setups, emulators, operating systems and peripherals. The more crazy control system must be the one you see in the above video, set up by our good friend Fabio “Kenobit Bortolotti”. He just got his MaKey-MaKey kit [the wonderful gimmick which transforms nearly anything into a controller] delivered, and he thought that collecting fruit bonuses with a real fruit controller could have been fun. It may sound crazy, well, it IS crazy, but Kenobit states it’s also pretty responsive, even if we suspect that the more intense moments, such as the final boss fight, may really jam your desk:
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