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colburt187

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Congrats Colburt187 on your latest game Dunkers!

I have a question about getting recognized/featured by Apple. (Besides the fact that the game has be good) Do you contact them and schedule a release date? or do you just release it and hope they notice it? I always see developers launching games before Thursday and then getting featured afterwards. I always wondered if they contact apple or apple sends them an email or does it happen by surprise?

Hey jaughnaugh,

For my first few games I emailed the appstorepromotions@apple.com email address, I never got any response though. So it was really just the case of release and hope. The App Store rolls over every Thursday (changing a bit in the US now) so I always release on a Wednesday in the hope of being included in the new featured apps.

Apple generally don't contact you and will almost never confirm a feature. Now that I have built up a bit of a reputation I have a contact at apple, I send him info about the game and when I'm planing on releasing, which is normally around 3 weeks after the game has been approved for release. All they say is "thanks for the info" no other indication If i will get a feature or not.

So my advice is, make a great game, try to get it some press before release, Articles from touch arcade, maybe a youtube video, release on a Wednesday, and hope for the best.


jaughnaugh

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Congrats Colburt187 on your latest game Dunkers!

I have a question about getting recognized/featured by Apple. (Besides the fact that the game has be good) Do you contact them and schedule a release date? or do you just release it and hope they notice it? I always see developers launching games before Thursday and then getting featured afterwards. I always wondered if they contact apple or apple sends them an email or does it happen by surprise?

Hey jaughnaugh,

For my first few games I emailed the appstorepromotions@apple.com email address, I never got any response though. So it was really just the case of release and hope. The App Store rolls over every Thursday (changing a bit in the US now) so I always release on a Wednesday in the hope of being included in the new featured apps.

Apple generally don't contact you and will almost never confirm a feature. Now that I have built up a bit of a reputation I have a contact at apple, I send him info about the game and when I'm planing on releasing, which is normally around 3 weeks after the game has been approved for release. All they say is "thanks for the info" no other indication If i will get a feature or not.

So my advice is, make a great game, try to get it some press before release, Articles from touch arcade, maybe a youtube video, release on a Wednesday, and hope for the best.



Thank you for the advice! I will surely take it. Im releasing my game in a few weeks, so wish me luck! :)

Hitherise

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Congratulations Colburt187 on your success!
Keep up the good work :)

colburt187

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I may as well keep this up to date, just ticked over to 6million total downloads on iOS, mostly due to recent features for Dunkers.

top 3 games are,

Dunkers is currently at 2.54mill
Battle Golf 1.04mill
Wrassling 832k

hoping for another big year this year.

ceosol

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I saw wrassling featured in the US again. I forget what the topic was.

PixylWorld

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Very cool. Congratulations on your success and thanks for the advice!

thechaosengine

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Congrats Colburt187 you lucky so-and-so.

colburt187

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I saw wrassling featured in the US again. I forget what the topic was.

Yeah the regular features have helped a lot to keep the downloads flowing, Dunkers is also in a collection in the US right now.

riki82

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Congrats and thank you for sharing stats!

colburt187

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Little Update, after 2 releases in the first half of this year total downloads are now at 9.38million. Touchdowners got 1million downloads in its first week so quickly jumped up to the number 2 slot.

here is a complete list,   

Dunkers                     3.29M
Touchdowners       1.28M
Battle Golf                1.17M
Wrassling                    970K
Golf Zero                   960K
Epic Flail                    712K
Wheelie 2            519K
Wheelie Legend   180K
Golf is Hard           157K

decafpanda

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Those are some big league numbers.  Congratulations.  It's cool to see that your newest game got huge downloads quickly.  It shows how hard work and dedication can pay off big time as you develop connections in the industry and a fan base.  You are an elite game maker!

GeorgeN

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Some Google Play stats:

Dunkers                       663k
Battle Gol                   182k
Wrassling                   960k
Epic Flail                      160k
Wheelie 2                    37k
Wheelie Legend      114k
Golf is Hard                22k

Dincicode

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Amazing! Congratulations!!!

The cool thing is even with all his success he still helps people out in the forums!