Unicycle Hero for iOS (Featured!)

Unept

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Hi all, I figured it's time to announce Unicycle Hero for iOS:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unicycle-hero/id1241960943?mt=8

Game Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhzFblk9tFs

The idea for this game came about from participation in Colin Lane's Mechanics Mini Jam in May 2017. It was a fun idea, and wacky physics are really fun to play with, so I kept tinkering until it became a full game. I've actually been finished with it for quite a while, but did not get  the final touches complete until winter.

Here are some tidbits:
  • I focused on solid, unique, fun gameplay with lots of user testing (friends, family, devs).
  • I weighed feedback from experienced mobile developers over that from friends/family.
  • I kept the graphics EXTREMELY simple but consistent. (NES color palette)
  • I kept the features simple. 8 events that worked well with the physics constraints, 3 upgrade types, one career mode, that's all. I may add cosmetic unlocks.
  • It is free with interstitial ads every ~15 events. Remove ads in-app purchase.
  • It is not fully iPhone X compatible yet.
  • It probably has some bugs in it, which I'll address if I hear about them after launch.
  • Coming to Android sometime soon.
  • I filled out the new App Store Promotion form found at AppStore.com/Promote
  • I emailed a "contact" in the App Store editorial team who has never, ever replied to me so I don't think that does anything.
  • I did no marketing aside from my meager twitter feed, which led to a couple articles on Touch Arcade.
  • I will email a couple youtubers a few days before launch.
  • I activated the app store's new pre-order feature, and it has over 500 free pre-orders as of Jan 22.
  • Today I received an indication from Apple that it MAY get a feature after launch.

I'm glad to answer any other pertinent questions.

« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 09:55:58 am by Unept »
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Bhoopalan

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Its been a while since Stencyl saw an Apple Feature. Hope you've already approached the feature team. Looking forward to it :D
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squeeb

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nice!!  i remember when you made that little demo... great job !  ill play the android release


Bhoopalan

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feature in any country yet?
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Unept

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No feature yet. Hoping for one this week.
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Unept

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Currently featured in the US App Store, #3 in "New Games We Love." I couldn't ask for a better feature (aside from a full banner feature.)
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rodolfovs

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Congratulations! If you can then share with us how it was the performance will be very good.

Bhoopalan

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Great! Congrats. Updated the 'Feature' thread.
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ViniciusAlves

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It is featured today in Brazil's Game of the day section. Congrats! Would you share any numbers with us?

Bhoopalan

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It is featured today in Brazil's Game of the day section. Congrats! Would you share any numbers with us?
+1 :D
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havana24

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Congrats Unept, really deserved! :)
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Unept

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Thanks for the kind words! This has been fun to watch!

- It's been Game of the Day in dozens of countries. (still hoping for US and China)
- Featured in New Games We Love in the U.S. for 2 weeks, but did not get this feature in any other country. :(
- 375,000 downloads as of today.
- Made $2500 in one day at its peak.
- Still making good money, but nothing close to peak.
- It has better retention than my previous games; people play it more, day after day. A big factor in monetization.
- Retention Stats: Day 1: 49%, Day 3: 28%, Day 7: 15%, Day 15, 6%.
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riki82

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Congrats and thanks for sharing stats!

Vaibhav Sangwan

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2500$ is a big amount.
Congrats...
You deserve it.