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0.9.1 & the Mac Store

TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
I caught some info on another thread here that mentioned that 0.9.1 will support the new Mac App store, but I believe I also read, before when the new Store was released, that Dev's are not allowed to publish the same game/app on the iPhone AND the Mac Store. If you take a look at the Store now, there's a lot of games that are the same.

OF course it would be awesome if we could release on both, possibly bringing in more sales and targeting different demographics.

Comments

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,383Member, Sous Chef
    I think there needs to be differences, but keyboard controls vs iPhone touch controls is a difference :)

    I'm hoping to launch my next ipad game on both stores at once next month
  • iDeveloperiDeveloper Posts: 441Member
    Also, Angry Birds has fewer levels than the iDevice versions.
  • YodapolloYodapollo Posts: 447Inactive
    Hey, everybody!

    A little info on Mac App Store Publishing - While Mac Publishing will be available for all the resolutions and form factors offered in GameSalad, we are introducing a new size form factor (1280 x 800) and we strongly recommend this setting for publishing to the Mac App Store.

    Also, publishing to the Mac App Store will be very easy. It's just like our standard publishing to Macintosh, just with a couple of extra boxes to check.

    We'll have a tutorial video, guiding everyone through process which will be going live with the update. We'll have a similar video for the pause feature as well.

    - Yodapollo
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    Yodapollo said:
    A little info on Mac App Store Publishing - While Mac Publishing will be available for all the resolutions and form factors offered in GameSalad, we are introducing a new size form factor (1280 x 800) and we strongly recommend this setting for publishing to the Mac App Store.

    What happens if a game is displayed on a 1024x768 (4:3) screen? Does the game distort itself and squish itself into the screen... or will black bars appear to keep the same game ratio?

    Does the game automatically appear in full-screen or does it appear as a window first?
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    And what about the security issues? From the day one of the Mac AppStore many noticed that they could pass a lot of their downloaded apps to other people much more easily (without jailbreaking or other hacks) than on the iPhone.
  • 8BitMichael8BitMichael Posts: 125Member, PRO
    @tshirtbooth I think he meant if the game is 1280x800 and your monitor is 1024x768. I'm actually curious about this as well.
  • TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
    Hmm so if I say...take the blood out of my game that could be enough in differences to get it approved on the Mac app store.

    I've been trying to find on the Dev site what the guidelines are.
  • ericdg123ericdg123 Posts: 156Member, PRO
    I am also trying to find some guidelines, but haven't seen anything yet. I'm surprised they want your games to be different at all. If they don't want as much junk on the mac app store then they should just be more judgmental when approving apps.

    As far as the piracy goes, I'm not concerned. I have no doubt the apps will be pirated even more than they are on the Idevices, but people are going to find a way to pirate your apps if that's what they want to do. The super cheap prices of apps on the app store make many people just pay the buck rather than spending hours and hours hacking their devices.

    The way I see it even if my apps get pirated on the mac app store, in many ways its just free advertising, especially for the Idevices. I'd be happy giving away my games free on the mac app store because if they are actually fun games many people will be willing to pay a buck to get the mobile version to take with them. Imho.
  • guru-at-zidwareguru-at-zidware Posts: 369Member
    Anyone have any updates on 0.9.1 and the MAS? I think many of use are ready to roll into this but are stuck with no publishing yet?

    I think it would great press for the GS folks too.....with some splash screen options

    John
  • iDeveloperiDeveloper Posts: 441Member
    guru-at-zidware said:
    Anyone have any updates on 0.9.1 and the MAS? I think many of use are ready to roll into this but are stuck with no publishing yet?

    Another "Gold Rush" missed.
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