BUGLY - on app store, review on appadvice.com

applaud

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Hi everyone,

I'm happy to say Bugly (my first stencyl game) has been approved and it's now available on the App Store :

http://itunes.apple.com/app/bugly/id495635172?mt=8

Any feedback will be very welcome and useful.


« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 12:48:50 pm by applaud »

mzxstosch

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I haven't bought it but it looks very professional to me, good luck!  ;)

Aasimar

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Hi Philip!

Sorry for the second round of test, I've been really busy at work.
I'll download it soon and let a commentary in iTunes!

Good luck, your game is cool !

applaud

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Thank you both.

@aasimar no worries mate. A review on iTunes would be great :)

Aasimar

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Change your french version by this one!

Bugly est le nouveau jeu addictif créé par Applaud.

Faites des chaînes de couleurs avec les billes pour rester en vie aussi longtemps que possible !
Faites tourner les billes autour de l'axe pour les placer où vous le souhaitez et lorsque les couleurs correspondent verticalement, appuyez pour faire des chaînes !

Plus les chaînes sont importantes, plus vous faites de points et gagnez de temps, il faut donc toujours garder un oeil sur la jauge !

*** La version universelle sera bientôt disponible par le biais d'une mise à jour - Vous pourrez ainsi jouer à Bugly aussi sur votre iPad !***


Caractéristiques de Bugly :

- Mécanismes de jeu originaux et amusants.
- Fait travailler votre cerveau.
- Facile à prendre en main - Instructions et conseils inclus.
- Classement et réalisations (Game Center).
- Score local.
- Musiques et effets sonores originaux.

« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 05:02:01 am by Aasimar »

applaud

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Thank you very much! I had to trust Google translate as I didn't have anyone to check it. My chinese version was checked but the French seemed to look ok but I can see yours is much better.

Very kind of you :)

raapeti

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Hi Applaud,

Just bought it for my iPad.

Really great! music is catchy, concept is cool, art is cute.
I think you really spent quite some time polishing it and it shows.

Just out of interest, what was your production time frame and overall experience using Stencyl?
Were there any major hurdles you had to tackle to get it up and running to a professional level?

Cheers!
Raapeti

applaud

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@raapeti - Thanks for your comments :)

I had started the game over on gamesalad, it was about 25% complete when I found stencyl. So I moved the project here at the end of December 2011 and with no knowledge of stencyl before I started I completed the game in about 5 or 6 weeks (just a few hours in evenings after work). Learning as I went. I enjoy the art (inkscape) and music (garageband) side of app creation too so its great putting a game together without outside help or expense.

I found stencyl very easy to pick up especially with the fast help I got on the forums. Really enjoyed it and now I've moved my adventure game project over to here too!

Jon

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Congrats on the release!

I've promoted it on our Facebook/Twitter pages.

Could you get me a 200x150 thumbnail and a 1 sentence blurb for the showcase?

applaud

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Thanks Jon, appreciate the broadcast. I've sent you an email re: showcase to istencyl at... hope that gets to you?

applaud

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Bugly has had its first main review (or at least description I didn't write!) on appadvice.com, currently on the front page. I'm very excited by this!

You can read it here :
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/02/match-googly-eyed-bugs-of-the-same-color-in-bugly

And currently 174 168 in USA puzzle games chart - hopefully going to climb up and not down!

« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 01:34:13 pm by applaud »

Jon

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Congrats on the review! Did you just send to the common contact e-mail, or did you have prior contact with them?

applaud

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Just to the common email. I sent promo codes etc to the major review sites. This was the first write up.

Currently at 141 USA puzzles... (I know this probably doesn't equate to that many sales but its a start)

Rob

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I do see it on this site as #141 under US games/puzzles.

http://www.applyzer.com/?mmenu=top1000

Congrats.
GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title

applaud

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Thanks. It's dropped a lot now but hoping Apple will feature it on Thursday.

Here are a couple of promo codes I've got left over. Please post when taken.

LY9EX7E4XJMR
9JK6LJ43WJHT