Colors! 3D talks sales success, more Wii U version interest, planned updatesClick Here to View Story
A portion of a Siliconera interview with creator Jens Andersson...
S: What’s next for Collecting Smiles? Do you plan to update Colors! in the future, or are you moving onto something else?
JA: I will keep working on Colors! for a bit longer. The reception to Colors! 3D has been so phenomenal and the sales seem to be doing well, so I hope we can do an update that adds a few things that didn’t make it into the original version. I also want to bring Colors! to a few more platforms, like the PlayStation Vita and the upcoming Wii U as well as finally get it out for Android and iPad, which are both way overdue.
S: Can you say anything about future improvements you hope to make to Colors! 3D? For instance, Photoshop-like functions to recognize and fill shapes for the less artistically gifted? Or do you feel that’s something that Colors! was never really created in mind with?
JA: Exactly. Colors! is designed to be very focused on painting. It’s been very interesting to develop something along with the community, as you always risk trying to please what everyone and that can really make your product bloated. It’s a challenge to filter through all the suggestions and feedback and only add the things that fits the app, to still retain the simplicity and focus of it as a painting application. A good example of this is a Line Tool. A lot of people have asked for a line tool, and while that would be a great tool for many people, we believe that this would not add to what we are trying to do with the app.
As for things we’d like to improve in Colors! 3D, I’m currently listening very closely to all feedback that is generated since the US launch. One thing never manage to implement was the ability to paint to paint with more than one friend simultaneously, and a lot of people have been asking for the ability to paint over Wi-Fi as well.
This might be interesting for a potential update. Perhaps more important is to focus on the community features. We would love to add more ways to browse the gallery, like having followers as well as adding a robust challenge system that people can participate in directly from the device. In the end, the community will have to help us decide what is most important, because it’s them that makes it possible for us to be here in the first place.
Full interview here