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HUNGRY JUMPERS IN THE 'WHATS HOT' SECTION

thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
Both the LITE (12 Levels) and the Full version (64 Levels) are in the whats hot section for games. Cant believe it!

Hungry Jumpers Lite: Adventure 'Whats Hot" Section and the Action 'Whats Hot' Section Uk

Hungry Jumpers (Full version) : Adventure 'Whats Hot" Section in Uk

Full Trailer below for game! Please post this trailer on your websites ! thanks

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  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Looks Good. I love the subtle color scheme. colorful, but not too bright and distracting.
  • clikeclike Posts: 139Member, PRO
    congrats!
  • akashvirakashvir Posts: 42Member
    Congratulations..Nice concept and awesome graphics.. Best of luck with it..!!
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    cheers, been out for a couple of weeks now, downloads have been disappointing, i just dont know how to promote the app for free but i guess this is a start !
  • DreamLabDreamLab Posts: 2,127Member
    How are sales?
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    not good!, not even broke even yet, way off! the problem is no one knows the game is out their!
  • OctappusOctappus Posts: 68Member
    SuzyAnn525 said:
    ... dont know how to promote the app for free but i guess this is a start !

    Nobody has found a great way of promoting their apps yet, especially for free (but I'm on the case and will let everyone here know if I ever find out). My research so far suggests that the best things to do are have a really good icon and then a great description and screenshots on your App Store page.

    I hope being 'hot' is good for sales!
  • akashvirakashvir Posts: 42Member
    Octappus, thanks for the information.. Does the name of the game matters too? I was amazed to see the most pathetic game called "Grab the rope" on number 2 in free game downloads.. It was a big mistake to download it but I have no idea how did it make all the way to the top even though people really criticized it badly..I think some part is luck too..

    Suzy, have you been releasing the updates too.. I have heard that updates matter a lot for increasing the sales..Your gameplay is good I must say and think it needs more of marketing strategy..

    Check this post out for marketing by skotleach:
    http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=21596..

    Hope this helps..
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    thanks, the 1.1 update was released yesterday
  • OctappusOctappus Posts: 68Member
    Yes - the name matters, but as far as I can tell, not as much as the icon. I'm guessing (based on nothing but thinking a lot about it) that people are more turned on by images than words.
  • OctappusOctappus Posts: 68Member
    My kids love Hungry Jumpers btw, so good review coming up. (I haven't had a chance to play it yet!)
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    thanks! recommend it to all your friends and family please, your help would be most appreciated! thanks
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    thanks for the review octappus!
  • ccie007ccie007 Posts: 8Member
    Hello Mate,
    What software did u use for the graphics.Looks awesome
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    hello, to make my game i used just 3 pieces of software .. gamesalad,photoshop and paint.
  • DGAppDGApp Posts: 25Member
    I think it's amazing =) idea + implementation is great...
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    thanks
  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    BCG said:
    I think it's amazing =) idea + implementation is great...

    I usually say idea + execution.
  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    I know you might not want to, but is there any chance you could define what "bad" sales are?
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    way past 1,00 downloads for the lite, but under 20 sales for the full
  • thetoasterthetoaster Posts: 10Member
    SuzyAnn525 said:
    not good!, not even broke even yet, way off! the problem is no one knows the game is out their!

    Id try sending codes to gaming podcasts e.g. gamespot, one life left, eurogamer, sarcasticgamer uk the will read out promo codes for devs, sarcastic gamer have run competitions for promo codes to this kind of thing dont know if it would work but it might get afew more sales
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    thanks for the suggestions i might do that, i was thinking of getting 148 apps to review aswell it but i dont think my apps good enough for them to review it!
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    there is now 80 levels in the 1.1 update
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    its getting close to being in the whats hot section for adventure games in the uk store for 3 weeks i think, its been there for along time now :)
  • mangaroomangaroo Posts: 419Member
    akashvir said:
    Congratulations..Nice concept and awesome graphics.. Best of luck with it..!!

    ^ditto

    Well i hope sales have picked up a lot it seems to be quite a charming well executed game and deserves a lot more than 20 sales for the download version
  • guillefaceguilleface Posts: 997Member
    i dont want to be mean or something like that, but when i read your title i was glad for you ,sine your say is on the whats hot section i thought you were making some decent sales, but my question is, with those downloaded numbers is that what it takes to be on the whats so hot section?
  • mangaroomangaroo Posts: 419Member
    i think things picked up after the update was released
  • MammothMammoth Posts: 640Member
    That game looks awesome :)

    Www.mammoth interactive.net
  • kapserkapser Posts: 458Member
    Really only 100/20 downloads after being featured on 'What's hot?'

    This is scaring me a bit. Hope your game sells better with time.
  • mangaroomangaroo Posts: 419Member
    kapser said:
    Really only 100/20 downloads after being featured on 'What's hot?'

    This is scaring me a bit. Hope your game sells better with time.

    i bet if the fruit rotated and the game had a few small visual effects to enhance the game a bit for the public..not saying to get messy just some small effects (eg small stars particle emitted when something is done, maybe a glow here or there) and captured by the screenshots..or a link to the video of the gameplay in the app description if that is allowed? because the video is great, perhaps the screenshots didnt capture the charm of the game as well

    oh also, if no one has told you, your icon sucks greatly (sorry!), for some reason people seem to really care about the icon (ive seen it everywhere - requests etc lol) so pay some artist $50 and get yourself a nice icon! that may be the only thing missing to get the ball bouncing (;P) cause the game looks solid and i really hope sales pick up for you

    the icon definitely trumps all other tweaks and im sure will contribute the most change in numbers. Also make sure as many people as possible who see your app page see your gameplay trailer [great timing and choice of clips!] - they will definitely be more inclined to purchased imo.
    If you're not permitted to display it with a direct link to the vid then perhaps set up a temporary free+wizard website like a blog even and put the video on the front page and the link to your site on the description :)
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