Autumn and winter season has already started so it's time for information about the next version. Yes, officially I can confirm, that the work on it is already in progress… Once this formality is already behind us time to go into the details. Today, a few words about the changes in the numbering version of the game ahead of us.
The practice of the past few years shows, that Movie Business receives one major update for year. My calendar is designed, that work on it starting in the fall and continues until the beginning of the new year. To benefit the opportunity related to publicity associated with the annual Oscars I am trying to release the new version several days before the most famous celebration of moviegoers.
The current version numbering was based on a programmers approach
X. Y Z. Build
- X – This is major version (as long as it was 0, because the game by my standards is not yet finished ;P and still contains errors)
- Y – major version (major)
- Z – update (minor)
- Build – is it just the build number, that does not appear in the official nomenclature but you can read it in the game
This format as long as it is recognizable to all, who have to deal with writing the code, for the average user this is not understood because in the end what may be differ between version 0.8.7 from 0.9.0 ... and in addition it is difficult to remember.
Takeing into account the findings of the previous paragraphs (most often one main release per year, that appears at the beginning of the year and the fact, that the game is already quite mature) I have found, It's time to change the naming nomenclature, checked by PR, used by many games annual numbering (you know FIFA 18 and those things).
Therefore, I decided to, the next edition of the game will be called according to the following scheme.
Movie Business (Biznes Filmowy) 2 Edition 2018
Does it mean that you can expect only one version per year and nothing more? Nothing like this (certainly there will be some fixes). These editions will be named updates. E.g..
Movie Business (Biznes Filmowy) 2 Edition 2018 Update 1
(in English, however, is probably sounds better)
Movie Business 2 Edition 2018 Update 1
In the game a brief record nomenclature X.Y.X.Build will look like this: 2.2018.1.build
We'll see if this PR treatment bring any tangible results, if not at least I hope, that it will be easier for players.
So that's all for today and in the next post ... the first specifics and subtleties actually associated with festivals.