Hi guys, I am creating a game app. It is a Side scrolling space shooter (R-type-ish).
The game will be released as an app so it will be for mobile and tablet users.
Players will have to tap in order to shoot. This is very different from most (if not all) space shooter apps where you simply have to tap&hold to shoot.
I am wondering whether I should follow their lead and use the same mechanics. What say you?
I decided to force the user to tap because this is the way I wanted to play the game. I find tap&hold too easy and not challenging enough for a game; but I may be wrong. How many of you would rather tap2shoot than tap&hold?