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*** ABC Blast is out! Fun Educational Game for Young Kids ***

EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
Hi All,

We are very proud to announce that ABC Blast is out in the iPhone App Store ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abc-blast/id419270311?mt=8&ls=1 ). It is an educational game for young kids in which they need to fly Pepper the Plane and collect letters that create animal names. The game offers features such as rewards and unlockable mini games while teaching animal names, sounds and letters recognition. The gameplay is very simple to allow even the youngest kids to play (press on the screen to go up, release to go down), but still offers a bit more for older kids (e.g. collecting stars for additional bonuses). There is plenty of voice over guidance and encouragement while having fun with no failure, frustration or game over. 

We still have a few Promo Codes left, please PM me if you want one and willing to write an App Store review.

Many thanks for the GS community for their help and contribution. We hope that you will like the game, it is by far the best one we did with Gamesalad (and the most expensive one...).

Cheers,
GR

Comments

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,869Member
    Wow! That looks great!
    I'm a bit over aged (even my son is) but that looks slick!
    Great job!
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Thanks! It was really fun making this one.
  • StamuStamu Posts: 92Member
    Looks great. Can you send me a promo code?
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Hi stamuse,

    I will PM you a code in a couple of hours (need to get home first).

    Thanks for your interest, please leave a review once you played the game (I really need some).

    Thanks,
    GabbyR
  • StamuStamu Posts: 92Member
    Wow, this is really nice. My daughter really stuck with it until bed time. One hinge is that she kept asking us which letter she need to look for, maybe you should add some hints about it. The mini games really adds value (although I got it for free...).

    It is fun to see something like that with gamesalad, not as a technical achievement but more as a complete product.

    I saw on the description that the voice was done by some actress, may I ask how did you got to her and how much you paid? I looked for voice over in the past but prices were $600 plus even for a small script.

    Thanks again. I hope your sales are doing well.
  • Buceta_MonsterBuceta_Monster Posts: 34Member
    Amazing! Game looks great, good job Hat! Now in the future you can create a sequel called ABC Create! Haha ;-)
  • POMPOM Posts: 2,599Member
    Great game gabby!
    Although I don't have kids yet, the app looks like it's perfect for kids!
    iTunes is giving me hard time in trying leaving a review, but I'll review it
    As soon as it let's me.
    Keep us updated on sales!

    Roy.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Buceta_Monster said:
    Amazing! Game looks great, good job Hat! Now in the future you can create a sequel called ABC Create! Haha ;-)

    Thanks, I hope I will have good reasons to consider a sequel...
    p-o-m said:
    Great game gabby!
    Although I don't have kids yet, the app looks like it's perfect for kids!
    iTunes is giving me hard time in trying leaving a review, but I'll review it
    As soon as it let's me.
    Keep us updated on sales!

    Roy.

    Thanks Roy, the game would had been boring without your confetti code :)
  • StamuStamu Posts: 92Member
    Hi @Eating,

    Found a small bug in the first mini game. When you touch the grass where you have unlocked animals, you still hear the sound and see the name.

    Must say that this is the only minor issue I found, overall the game is great and my daughter loves it.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Thanks for the feedback Stamu,

    P-O-M already told me about this bug, the update is already in Apple hands.

    I seems to miss you previous question on the voice over, I used a website called voices.com and the concept is great. I got more than 80 auditions in my price range.

    Cheers,
    Gabby
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    I used voices.com too for my latest preschool app! I used a gal named Lori and she's fabulous!

    She did a superb job on voice over work, and was reasonable with pricing :)
  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    This is a very nice looking app... I love those kinds graphics.. Very Appealing.

    ps: butterbean I sent you a PM... :)
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Thanks for the feedback.

    I used an actress by the name of Mandy Kaplan, she was very nice and reasonably prices as well. I think Voices.com have a nice system in place, out of +80 auditions most of them actually read my script which made the selection process much more informed from my prospective. I will definitely use them again.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    The first update with the soundboard bug fix is going to be out this week. Here are a couple of Promo Codes to mark the event :)

    M6T4J3XT69H4
    MPPEFMPE39KE

    Please let others know if you took any of those.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Update with the Soundboard bug fix is out. Thanks for the bug report!
  • Benjamin_m5Benjamin_m5 Posts: 646Member
    Hey you...
    Game looks great!!!!
    With witch program you maked this video?
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Thanks @Benjamin

    It's a combination of Soundstage and iMovie

    Soundstage - basic, initial recording
    iMovie - Editing and jumping captions
  • Benjamin_m5Benjamin_m5 Posts: 646Member
    Thanks much!! :-)
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Hi all,

    Since 'ABC Blast' is still doing well on the App Store (the Lite version is parking in the top 50 in US word games and driving nice sales), we decided to release an iPad version with updated graphics and some improvments.

    So, 'ABC Blast HD' is going out on 9/1 for iPad along side with an iPhone update that will include similar graphics update.

    Next update we will introduce more levels and mini games.

    Cheers,
    Gabby
  • POMPOM Posts: 2,599Member
    Happy to hear ABC Blast is doing well on the appstore , its a great educational game !
    Do you also plan on making a mac version?

    Roy.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Hey Roy,

    Not sure, but given that it is already on iPad landscape mode it should be an easy task.

    Right now I will probably focus on adding more content and a new game. I have been busy in the last few months and did not released anything new.

    Hope to see Spin the Nut as #1 in games this Friday!

    Gabby
  • POMPOM Posts: 2,599Member
    Sure hope so too mate ;)
    Best of luck for the new release!

    Roy.
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