Viva Piñata for iOS fan project/User Interface

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User Interface concept mockups

Since the game will now be a universal app, mockups are for the smaller iPhone/iPod screen.

The app's objective is to be fun and entertaining, so it makes sense to start the user right off in a garden (and bypass any New garden/Load garden choices).

The focus should be on the garden, and the garden experience should be as "immersive" as possible, so the garden/borders should take up the entire screen.

Since a new user is starting off right in the garden, with possibly no idea what to do, the app shouldn't present them with a lot of confusing controls/choices.

Old UI concept mockups

Why portrait orientation?

When scrolling through a table view of shop items (or Encyclopedia entries about piñatas), portrait shows more (9-1/2) visible rows without scrolling. Landscape only shows 6 table rows, and the cells would be unnecessarily wide for short item names (e.g., apple, banana, orange).

Trouble in Paradise

Play a Garden

  • New garden
    • Please enter a name for your garden
  • Load garden
    • List of saved gardens

Play Just for Fun

View Credits

View Player Status

Gamertag Play Time Elapsed: nnn Days nn Hours nn Minutes Your Rank rank title level Your Account: nnn coins

Start menu

  • Control Style
    • Simple Controls
    • Advanced Controls
  • Save and Continue
  • Camera Look Right/Left
    • Normal
    • Reversed
  • Camera Look Up/Down
    • Normal
    • Reversed
  • Save and Quit
  • Video Options
    • TV Type
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
  • Audio Options
    • SFX Volume
    • Music Volume
    • Speech Volume

X menu

  • Shovel
    • Y Set Corner
    • X Dig Pond/Fill Pond/Poke Piñata/Tap Flower/Tap Object
    • A Dig Hole/Fill Hole/Whack Piñata/Hack Flower/Smash Object/Whack Character/Reveal Building
    • B Put Away
    • < Garden
  • Trick Stick
    • Y Trick 2
    • X Trick 1
    • A Poke
    • B Put Away
  • Surface Packets
    • Short Grass
    • Sand
    • Long Grass
    • Snow
  • Journal
    • Encyclopedia
      • Piñata
        • List of Piñatas
          • Arocknid
            • Information - Level 5 Base Value 1500 Information If a Cluckles had this many legs, ...
            • Most Valuable List - Arocknid 1 2250
            • Appear Requirements - You are a level 6 gardener or better
            • Unblock Requirements - You have paid Willy to knock the wall down
            • Visit Requirements - There are 4 Tafflies in the garden.
            • Resident Requirements - Has eaten 2 Raisants
            • Romance Requirements - Has eaten 2 Buzzlegums
            • Variant 1 Requirements - Has eaten 1 bluebell flower
            • Variant 2 Requirements - Has eaten 1 jack o' lantern
            • Variant 3 Requirements - Has eaten 1 water lily flower
      • Garden Surfaces
        • List of garden surfaces
          • Deep Water - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information Lovely clean blue water ...
      • Characters
        • Family Members
          • List of family members
            • Dastardos - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information When things go badly ...
        • Service Providers
          • List of service providers
            • Arfur - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information Arfur has spent many hours ...
        • Helpers
          • List of helpers
            • Diggerling - Level 10 Base Value 2200 Information It takes a brave person ...
        • Ruffian Boss
          • Professor Pester
            • Professor Pester - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information I'm not sure what Pester ...
        • Ruffian Minions
          • List of ruffian minions
            • Ruffian - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information If a Ruffian wants something, ...
      • Plants
        • Flowers
          • List of flowers
            • Bird of Paradise
              • Information - Level 8 Base Value 360 Information This plant has an elaborate ...
              • Surface Requirements - Plant needs to be planted in ...
              • Catalyst Requirements - Plant requires Orange Fertilizer for ...
        • Water Flowers
          • List of water flowers
            • Bullrush
              • Information - Level 7 Base Value 280 Information The bullrush is a tall reed ...
              • Surface Requirements - Plant needs to be planted in mud
              • Catalyst Requirements - Plant requires Brown Fertilizer for ...
        • Trees
          • List of trees
            • Apple Tree
              • Information - Level 2 Base Value 30 Information Lots of creatures ...
              • Surface Requirements - Tree needs to be planted in ...
              • Catalyst Requirements - Tree requires Red Fertilizer for ...
              • Tree Produce - Apple
        • Seeds
          • List of seeds
            • Apple Seed - Level 2 Base Value 6 Information Compared to the size of ...
        • Vegetables
          • List of Vegetables
            • Carrot
              • Information - Level 1 Base Value 10 Information Carrots are the ...
              • Surface Requirements - Plant needs to be planted in ...
              • Catalyst Requirements - Plant requires Orange Fertilizer for ...
        • Weeds
          • List of weeds
            • Dandelion
              • Information - Level 3 Base Value 6 Information The dandelion was ...
              • Surface Requirements - Plant needs to be planted in ...
        • Bushes
          • List of bushes
            • Blackberry bush
              • Information - Level 3 Base Value 60 Information Little blackberries can ...
              • Surface Requirements - Tree needs to be planted in ...
              • Catalyst Requirements - Tree requires Purple Fertilizer for ...
              • Tree Produce - Blackberry
        • Fruit
          • List of fruit
            • Acorn - Level 10 Base Value 110 Information Acorns are the fruit ...
      • Garden Constructions
        • Decorations
          • List of decorations
            • Barrel - Level 5 Base Value 300 Information This sturdy, well-crafted ...
        • Garden Junk
          • List of garden junk
            • Broken status - Level 1 Base Value 1 Information At one time, ...
        • Other Buildings
          • List of other buildings
            • Garden Store - Level 1 Base Value 420 Information This unimpressive ...
        • Piñata Houses
          • List of piñata houses
            • Arocknid Home - Level 1 Base Value 750 Information This water tank ...
        • Helper Houses
          • Helper Home
            • Helper Home - Level 1 Base Value 200 Information This house will keep ...
      • Tools
        • Shovel
          • List of shovel handles/heads
            • Bronze Shovel Handle - Level 3 Base Value 0 Information Bronze is stronger ...
        • Trick Stick
          • Bronze Beauty
            • Bronze Beauty - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information Sturdy and reliable, ...
        • Watering Can
          • List of watering cans
            • Everpour 5000 Watering Can - Level 5 Base Value 2700 Information May I introduce ...
        • Bag
          • List of bags
            • Bait Bag - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information The bait bag contains a ...
        • Surface Packets
          • List of surface packets
            • Grass Packet - Level 1 Base Value 0 Information This is the special packet that ...
      • Misc Items
        • Accessories
          • List of accessories
            • Apples and Pears Hat - Level 1 Base Value 500 Information A blinging bonnet ...
        • Candy
          • List of candy
            • Amber Golf Candy - Level 1 Base Value 5 Information Animals won't eat them, ...
        • Money
          • List of money
            • Big Gold Chocolate Coin - Level 1 Base Value 500 Information As things get more ...
        • Produce
          • List of produce
            • Air Freshener - Level 1 Base Value 500 Information A winter clean ...
    • Garden Area
      • View Surface Info
      • View Space Info
    • Player Log
      • List of events
        • 4 Day 62 62:15 FeralKitty sent you a crate
    • Resident Piñatas
      • List of resident piñatas
        • Sparrowmint - <takes player to resident in garden>
    • Player Awards
      • Player Status
        • Player Status - Gamertag Play Time Elapsed: nnn Days nn Hours nn Minutes Your Rank rank title level Your Account: nnn coins
      • Photo Albums
        • My Photos
          • List of photos
            • Photo 1/1001 - <displays photo>
        • Bonus Photos
          • List of concept art photos
            • Photo 1/3 - <displays photo>
      • Plant Awards
        • Table of plants/awards - Plant, Level, Grown to Maturity, Catalyzed x1, Catalyzed x2, Catalyzed x3
      • Leaderboards
        • Garden Value - All Time
        • Piñata Value - All Time
        • Awards Earned - All Time
        • Credits Earned - All Time
        • Gardener Level - All Time
        • Arocknid
          • Rank, Gamertag, Value
      • Piñata Awards
        • Table of piñatas/awards - Piñata, Level, Visit, Reside, Romance, Master Romancer, Variants (1 2 3)
      • Tool Awards
        • Table of tools/awards - Tool, Level, Received?
      • Computer Records
        • List of species
    • Leafos Log
      • List of Leafos messages (Screen these for ones relevant to the iOS version)
        • Seed failed to plant - This seed failed to plant, because you have too many other plants in ...
    • Leafos Gossip
      • List of Leafos gossip
        • I'm sure I saw a Sparrowmint swallow a small bit of yellow litter that was ...
    • How To
      • List of how to
        • How To Bait Bag - How to Use the Bait Bag - If you want to catch a Piñata in a trap, ...
  • Village
    • Costolot's Store
      • Buy
        • Fertilizer
        • Watering Can
        • Packet
        • Paving
        • Seed
        • Candy
        • Fruit
        • Vegetable
        • Produce
        • Fence
        • Garden Items
        • Spade Part
        • Toys
      • Sell
    • Arfur's Inn
      • Helper - Sprinkling, Weedling, Gatherling, Watchling, Night Watchling, Diggerling
    • Paper Pets
      • Accessory Type - Head, Eyes, Ears, ...
    • Gretchen Fetchem's
      • Express
      • Standard
      • Collect/Release Piñata
    • Langston
      • You've completed all the challenges
    • Bart's Exchange
      • Bronze
      • Silver
      • Gold
    • Willy Builder
      • Piñata House
        • List of piñata houses
      • Special Building
        • List of special buildings - Mine, Honey Hive, Shearing Shed, Milking Shed, Garden Store, Helper Home
    • Post Office
      • Received Crates
      • Crate
  • Camera
    • Y My Photos
    • A Take Photo
    • B Back
  • Watering Can
  • Seed Bag
    • List of seeds
      • X Buy
      • A Buy and Plant
      • B Put Away

Selected item

  • Y Information
  • X Menu
  • A Talk
  • B Sell

Items

  • Y Return to Items
  • X Rotate
  • A Place Item
  • < Finish Shopping

iOS

Action sheet

In-garden actions (no current selection)

  • Visit arctic <--> Return to garden (2.0?)
  • Visit desert <--> Return to garden (2.0?)
  • Change garden (2.0? Start a new garden, switch to another existing garden)
  • Bouncer board (Block visitors)? (Action or in Journal?)

Actions for selected item

Seed

  • Plant
  • Sell
  • Journal

Seedling

  • Water
  • Fertilize
  • Sell
  • Journal

Candy

  • Sell
  • Journal?

Fruit, Vegetable, Produce

  • Sell
  • Journal
  • Transform (if item can be tinkered)

Garden Item

  • Sell
  • Journal?

Helper

  • Fire (Sell?)
  • Journal?

Home/Special Building

  • Sell
  • Tap? (piñatas exit home?)
  • Journal?

Piñata

  • Sell
  • Journal
  • Tap/Water? (break up fight?)

Plant

  • Sell
  • Journal

Egg

  • Sell
  • Journal?
  • Tap? (evolve?)


Shops

  • Fertilizer (Action sheet -> Fertilize)
  • Seed
  • Candy (2.0?)
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Produce (plus Action sheet -> Transform(ed) items)
  • Garden Items (2.0? Captain's Cutlass, Torch (evolve), Lights (attract))
  • Arfur/Helpers (2.0?)
  • Gretchen/Fetch Piñatas from wild (2.0?)
  • Bart/Tinkering/Transformed items (Action sheet -> Transform)
  • Willy/Homes
    • Special buildings (2.0?)
  • Post Office/Crates (3.0?)

Journal

(Lookup info in general, or show info about selected garden object/wild piñata)

Awards

  • Animal awards
  • Plant awards

Encyclopedia

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Terrain

Game Center

  • Achievements
  • Leaderboards

Help/How To?

  • Tutorial?
  • About/Credits/Support?

Settings?

  • Music?

List of resident piñatas

Player Status

Bouncer board?

Other Journal information

(Selected garden item -> Action sheet -> Information)

  • Info/Requirements
    • Animals
    • Plants
    • Seed, Fruit, Vegetable, Produce
    • Buildings/Homes
    • Candy
    • Helpers/Characters/Ruffians
    • Garden items?

Events/Alerts

(Tap to popup/dismiss like Classic/TiP? Scrollable like Pocket Paradise?)

Tools

  • Surface Packets/Terrain (Terrain tab)
  • Watering Can (Action sheet -> Water)
  • Seed bag? (for convenient shopping)

Other

(Should this info be visible all the time, or only available within Shops or Journal?)

  • nnn coins
  • Level nnn