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  1. #1
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    Game not suspended while in background

    Hi,

    I have a trivia quiz game that is currently on QA on Nokia Publish. Since it's a time-based trivia quiz game, bringing it to background doesn't suspend the game timer, as this would easily be used by players to cheat.

    Anyway, the game QA failed due to this behavior, since the QA team assumed that all games should pause when in background.

    Since the correct behavior for the game logic is the implemented one (so, not pausing it when in background), is there any way to have the QA properly proceed further?

    Thanks,
    Pit

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    Re: Game not suspended while in background

    Did they really say that game must be paused when in background? Or did they mean that energy consumption must be minimised when in background?

    If they want it to be paused, I have no comments. But for the energy consumption you can do something (in case you haven't already), stop screen updates and keep only timer active etc.

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    Re: Game not suspended while in background

    They actually said that the game must go into paused state. Here's the exact phrase: "In content files where immediate user interaction is required (such as games), the content file should go into a paused state"

    Assuming that this must be true for all games seems absolutely wrong to me.

    Anyway, thank you for the hints on the energy consumption!

    Pit

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    Re: Game not suspended while in background

    Try to contact developer.support@nokia.com. I had once application that failed QA just because testers didn't understand that the behavior application had was intentional. After I've contacted them app passed QA. Just be sure to explain the situation clearly to them.
    http://inmobisoft.com

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    Re: Game not suspended while in background

    Thank you for the hint, I've just contacted them.

    Pit

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