We’ve just submitted our latest update to Apple which means that in around a week you guys get to benefit from the latest refinements to Flutter. Heres what to expect:
- Attraction Flower Refinement. Each butterfly now has a unique recipe, and generalized region flowers have been replaced with all set specific flowers. This is in response to a lot of player’s voicing frustration about butterflies sharing the same recipe, and constantly not getting what you want. It’s now much clearer what you need to do to get those special species, but be warned, to balance this out we have made flowers for the later sets very valuable and hard to find
- Social! You can now link your account with Facebook and invite your friends along to play with you! All your Facebook friends who play the game will be listed in a leader-board based on their Flutterpedia Score, and you’ll be able to gift each other Flutterbucks on a daily basis (up to 5 can be gifted per player per day). Note that we have big plans to refine this feature in the future, and the Flutterbucks gift is a placeholder for an even cooler free gift idea we have in the works.
- New limited butterflies. Our first event was such a hit, we’re following up with a special new event set next weekend.
- iOS 6 required. This is to take advantage of the latest iOS refinements and optimisations, and focus our support on a more narrow band of devices / software to make sure our players get the best experience possible. This now means the game will not be playable on iPad 1, as it has been struggling to provide an acceptable experience to players. If you’re not already on iOS6, update in Settings > General > Software Update
We’re already hard at work on the next update which will introduce two very cool new characters into the forest. Also you can look forward to a mini-event this weekend where we’ll put a big item on sale and give all our players an exciting boost for the weekend.