[casual_games] app resolution
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Thu Feb 9 20:24:54 EST 2006
>>I expect quite a few people will have a screen res of 800*600
I don't know if this is true, even for the casual audience. If you look at some of the stat pages for what people are browsing in, 800x600 is at 20% and I've seen it pegged at much less, and would assume that for anyone playing games.
My games are in 800x600. Also, it seems most of the "download" casual games kick the screen into full-screen mode anyway, so the resolution of the desktop isn't important.
Matthew Ford wrote:
> I have a related question: I want my "gamelike app" to be played in its own
> Flash player window (because it's a social app and I expect people to want
> to tab back to Messenger and email while they play it). I expect quite a few
> people will have a screen res of 800*600 in which case I want my window to
> take up just about all of the screen except for the Windows taskbar. To
> accomplish that while making the most use of space, I've reckoned the Flash
> stage should be 790*530. That 530 came from 600 minus one-line taskbar minus
> window title bar. If they have a higher screen res, my app will still be
> 790*530, which is fine because it leaves more room for them to have other
> apps hovering in the background.
> Questions are:
> --If someone is in 800*600 res, is it a good idea for the Flash app to be
> 790*530? Is this too big or does it fail to take up all available space?
> --Am I right to expect to be able to launch my app *from* a web page, but
> *as* a Flash player window? I don't want to imbed my app within a fully
> rigged web browser because I'd lose a lot of space for web browser
> --What is a good source of data about the lowest screen res that a
> substantial number of casual gamers tend to play in? Is 800*600 in fact too
> low to be used by many casual users?
> If it matters, to be precise, my app will attract an audience much like the
> casual game audience (older average, less advanced computers, 50/50
> male/female) but will include those who don't necessarily play other casual
> games yet.
> Any help will be much appreciated!
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