Regency Love App Update: iPad, bug fixes, metaphorical fireworks

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November:
Darlington townsfolk and plot;
No need to wait,
So grab this update,
And start your next character slot.

While many parts of the British Isles are partaking in Guy Fawkes Day with all sorts of fireworkery today, Darlington remains relatively quiet, since Mrs Norris is most vocally against such tomfoolery. Although we at Tea For Three Studios would be the first to encourage any sort of silliness, we wouldn’t want to disagree openly with Mrs Norris—so we’ve decided to set off some metaphorical fireworks, and hope that with this latest Regency Love update, our sparks will light every corner of your heart!

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Note: It may take up to a few hours for the update to be available, depending on Apple and/or your country’s App Store, but we’ve released it on our end!

This update includes the following major features:

  • Various bug fixes;
  • An iPad version with full compatibility and a separate interface;
  • In-game button to report any potential bugs (those pesky things!);
  • Some sneaky polishing of the graphics—and perhaps a surprise or two.

Specifically, we’ve fixed these bugs:

  • Schoolchildren weren’t showing up in the memoirs, but are now visible to keep your inner “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” mode happy;
  • Sometimes the database becomes corrupt during the migration between updates. We’ve fixed a few of the bugs, but we’re not always sure what causes it. In case you do encounter a bug we’ve missed, there is a way to start a clean game while keeping your achievements;
  • Players couldn’t progress in the story despite maxing out their stats, which has been fixed.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the bug-fixing by contacting us through all sorts of platforms, including our official reporting post. Since our in-game “Report a Problem” button will be a much easier way for you to help us weed out any bugs, typos, and other nasties in the future, we’ll be closing comments to the post—it’s certainly had a good run!

And before we go, you know what we said earlier about not having fireworks in Darlington? Well, as long as Mrs Norris doesn’t find out…

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Regency Love 2.0 is here!

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Our lovely ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for your patience over the last few weeks (and months)! We are excessively thrilled to present the long-awaited update for Regency Love, available now for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad! (To play on the iPad, you must first download it as an “iPhone only” app, and then enlarge it on your screen.)

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Here’s a list of all the new features in this update:

  • A complete story arc for the charming and good-natured Mr Graham, available as an in-app purchase (accessible via the “shop” button on the home screen);
  • New stories for the townspeople;
  • Slight tweaks in Mr Ashcroft’s story arc to make a happy ending more easily obtainable;
  • A list of 40+ achievements to help you explore the different branches in the story—including a few Easter eggs;
  • The ability to support Tea For Three Studios in a “Pay What You Want” fashion, through supporting and patronising various in-game characters.

Although we have worked hard and done our best to deliver a flawless game, due to the limitations of time and resources, there are bound to be a few typos, bugs, or other errors. If you come across any of these, we ask you to report it on this post, and to be patient with us as we go about a fix.

We would also love to know what you think about our game, so please either leave your thoughts on the Regency Love Facebook page, or tweet about it with the hashtag #RegencyLove (and feel free to mention @TeaForThreeTime if space allows). If you’re particularly keen on Mr Graham, then do feel free to use #GrahamMayhem as well.

And now, we have a final set of goodies for you: super shiny Regency Love bookmarks to print at your leisure! We have bookmarks for Mr Ashcroft, Mr Curtis, Mr Graham, and Lord Fat Cat, and you can get them in singles or sets of fours (for easier printing), and in either colour or black and white. Click on the (massive) thumbnail to download the ZIP with all the goodies:

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You would also have our heartfelt gratitude if you would share them with anyone you know—or don’t know—by leaving these in libraries, cafes, bookshops, classrooms, or anywhere else that takes your fancy. By doing so, you’ll be helping us expand our wonderful community, and thereby enabling us to create more content in the future. We would love it if you could take photos of the bookmarks you’ve left, and use the hashtag #RegencyLoving on Twitter or Instagram (and, for your reference, Samantha will be lurking on the latter as @lovelies8).

But that’s enough from me for now—I’ll let Regency Love do the rest of the talking! We hope you’ll enjoy!

P.S. Congratulations to the winners of our giveaway: Audie, Nina, and Sydney. Thank you all for participating!

Tuesday Teasers: Concept Art

Hello, Jens here!

This is part 2 of the Concept art Tuesday teasers.

Below is a small sample of the artwork we’ve accumulated along the years, either through scribbling ideas or just seeing what things can potentially evolve and develop into.
As with most concept art, a lot can get thrown away if they don’t suit the story or just simply don’t work. Alternatively they can be shelved for a later date or spur on other ideas, all part of the fun journey called development. : )

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More to come next week! If you have any questions to ask about the visual development side of things, please don’t hesitate to comment.

Jens