I made a trip to a local supermarket and, based on your bug reports, got myself yet another testing tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0.
Here’s how the sky looks on its screen:
First of all, this is not a new problem. Survivalcraft 1.26 looks exactly the same. This is not a problem with the game at all, it’s the rubbish GPU they put into this thing. It cannot clip polygons properly, all polygons which cross the near clipping plane get distorted.
Please do not buy this tablet, or indeed any tablet that uses shady GPUs. This one has Marvell PXA1088 CPU + some “Vivante GT” GPU. A combination from hell, names alone should set the warning bells ringing.
It is pretty, but stay away!
Most Samsungs are good, this one sadly is an exception. Reliable CPUs come from nVidia (Tegra), Qualcomm (Adreno), Samsung (Exynos), PowerVR, Mali, maybe a few others. Anything else and you’re getting yourself in for trouble.
What can I do to workaround this? I will cut the sky into small polygons, hurting performance, so that you do not see when GPU makes a hash out of clipping them, because they will be (mostly) outside of the screen.
Please stay tuned for 1.27.4.