We are starting out the new year with an update to the Android app Star Trail. The greatest improvement in this version is a fixed memory leak which caused a lot of unnecessary loading. What basically happened was that almost all the textures where loaded every time a level where started/restarted. This meant the app would continue to use more and more memory. To fix this issue I had to make sure textures where only loaded once and then reused in every level.
Other new features includes socials buttons on the menu screen and a sound effect for when a laser shot hits something. Unfortunately, there is no new game content in this update but don’t despair; the game will be expanded in future updates.
Find the new version on Google Play.
Happy new year and happy updating!