Mark Andrade

Journal Entry 2023-02-17

Photo Game

Added game controller support and smoothed out the micro controller movement (Apple TV Remote) for the photo game.

Air Pod Pros have a gyroscope!? I might want to include that later on. Imagine tilting your head to control the game?

Navigation code for the game is complete. Individual “Item” and “scene” discovery is finished along with a save states. Save states will be important since it could be a long game.

One item I’m struggling with is the randomness of item placement. Not a code struggle but a game design struggle. I’d want it so that every new game is a different hunt. Otherwise once a player finds all the items and it’s not randomized the game would become repetitive and easy.

Swift Games

My first reimagining of one of my old games is almost done. I’m currently debugging, play testing and updating the art.


As I’m updating Google analytics to V4 for the KaiOS games I’m curating the stats for the past couple years to have as a record.

KaiOS 3.0 is gaining ground in U.S. relative to 2.5.x versions but still lags behind globally (not counting India) where 2.5.x is still the dominant version.

I’ll post the stats in the near future. I have no stats for India as my games are not on the Jio store.

Some KaiOS stats since Jan 1st 2023 are included here until I finish a more detailed post some time later.

Jan 1st - Feb 17th 2023

37,340 Users
37% Return – 63% new
19:31 average game play session

Top 10 Countries

  1. United States
  2. Pakistan
  3. Tanzania
  4. Uganda
  5. Mexico
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Chine
  8. Madagascar
  9. Mozambique
  10. Nigeria


Migration of blog’s domain is done and should be working correctly now.

I’m continuing to tweak the blog themes and eleventy code. I’d love to have 11ty run a php script to get data I need and then build the static page. I’m not sure if it can be done. If it can, no matter how much I google, I can’t find how do it. :/

This post was originally on website and was moved here for my simplicity.