The Ultimate Escape from Tarkov Quests Guide App
Escape from Tarkov is as hardcore as an FPS game can get. With a rather steep learning curve, it takes quite some time before you get to master its subtle nuances—which is what makes your great escape from the forsaken city of Tarkov such a rewarding experience.
Thanks to the Escape from Tarkov Quests Guide, you won’t have to feel your way through the proverbial dark just to get a grip on the game. App developer Andrew, aka NehalemX, shares some interesting insights about the EFT, the app development process, as well as some solid advice for budding developers. Read on to find more about the man behind the handy application.
(1) Tell us about yourself (name/nickname, hometown, age, occupation, favorite games that you play and what platform(s) you play)?
My name is Andrew aka NehalemX. I’m from Uzhgorod, Ukraine (You can try to find where it is). I play exclusively on PC and my favorite games include the Total War series, Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis, War Thunder, and Escape from Tarkov. I also played IL-2 Sturmovik aviasim.
(2) Do you work independently or in a team? If in a team, how big is it?
I work independently.
(3) What inspired you to create an app specifically for this game? When did it cross your mind to create your app?
I just played the game and suddenly thought that it would be nice to create an application in which there would be maps of all game locations, information about keys, ammo, and gear. Such an app would help me a lot, so I decided that if no one had yet done it yet, I would.
(4) What programming language or tool did you use to create this app? Do you have any favorite PLs or tools in particular?
As every Android developer, I used Java and Android Studio. Those are the only PLs which I know well, or I think that I know.
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(5) When it comes to designing the user experience/UX of the app, what motivated you or what influences did you have?
I just took the color scheme from the game and tried to make the interface convenient for me.
(6) From the developer’s and gamer’s perspective, how do you think the app affects the overall experience of the game?
I think it makes the game much easier and clearer. I found that a problem for newbies is the need to focus on large game locations, quest places, find loot, and exits from locations.
(7) Is there any margin of error when it comes to the app’s performance and provided information?
(8) What were your biggest challenges for this project? How did you overcome them?
The biggest challenge was starting the project. I thought it would be big and difficult, and I didn’t know how to make some features. But once I started, everything turned out to be quite easy.
(9) Are you expecting the game’s expansions to change your app’s dynamics and performance? Is it something that you’ve already prepared to tackle?
No, I’m ready for game’s expansions, and it will be easy to follow them. I will only need time to change the data in my app.
(10) Are there any exciting new developments for your app that you would care to share?
I’m developing a barter table (those who play EFT know that many items can be exchanged for other items, and you must remember which specific items you need to collect for this exchanges), and a loot table for loot that can be found in containers with the chance of its spawn. Other than that, just some minor changes.
(11) Could you share a few quick tips to new players of the game?
Never surrender. It’s a hardcore game. The first few days, you will do nothing but die. You will not know what to do and where to run, where there may be scavs and other players. But if you continue to play and won’t surrender, you’ll understand why all other shooters are for kids and you won’t want to play any Call of Duty.
(12) Any advice you’d like to share to aspiring game app or web developers?
If you think that you have a good idea, just do it and don’t listen to anyone. Apple computer was a bad idea in the beginning because people said, “who needs a PC”, right? Now, look what a success it turned out to be!
Hardcore? No Problem!
Just as Andrew says, EFT can be a punishingly brutal game for the unprepared. With the Escape from Tarkov Quests Guide, you can ease up your transition period and begin playing like a pro. Do yourself a favor and get the app here to take your game to the next level.
Good luck, escaping the harsh city of Tarkov!
Don’t forget to grab some more guides with tips on our Escape from Takvov page!