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Test Launch (by aario)

aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
OK so after the worst release of any of my games so far and for what is by far my best game I have decided to make Test Launch free for today only. If you download PLEASE go back on iTunes and leave a review for me.

Thanks a lot guys, hope you enjoy it!

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/test-launch/id458431991?mt=8

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  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    Downloaded it. But I have a question: Is the amount of stars at that I get for the level based on the stars I pick up in the game, or my score for that level?
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  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    Its based on the score you got in the level. You have to collect all the stars in the level to complete the level.

    Also thanks for downloading :)
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    Downloaded. This is a really great game I meant to buy it yesterday but didn't get around to it. The only thing I would mention is that the menu items are blurry on an ipad in 2x mode, however that in no way effects the game.

    I will leave you a review now.

    www.paulmcraelind.com
  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    BazookaTime said:
    Downloaded. This is a really great game I meant to buy it yesterday but didn't get around to it. The only thing I would mention is that the menu items are blurry on an ipad in 2x mode, however that in no way effects the game.

    I will leave you a review now.

    www.paulmcraelind.com

    Thanks!

    Also I am currently resizing all the buttons because its the same on generation 3 and lower devices. So that will be included in the next update!
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    I tried leaving a review but it wouldn't let me. I will try again later.
  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    BazookaTime said:
    I tried leaving a review but it wouldn't let me. I will try again later.

    Well that sucks :( lol

    Thanks again for taking the time BazookaTime!
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    BazookaTime said:
    the menu items are blurry on an ipad in 2x mode, however that in no way effects the game.

    Just for the record, that is normally the way it is if you play an iPhone game on the iPad. I can't even bring myself to use iPhone apps on the iPad because they all look bad at 2x.

    aario: It is a pretty cool game! I find myself running into my own paths a lot :) I'll leave a review soon. (I think I'm just gonna put 5 stars because its awesome!)

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  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    BlackbirdStudios said:
    Just for the record, that is normally the way it is if you play an iPhone game on the iPad. I can't even bring myself to use iPhone apps on the iPad because they all look bad at 2x.

    aario: It is a pretty cool game! I find myself running into my own paths a lot :) I'll leave a review soon. (I think I'm just gonna put 5 stars because its awesome!)

    -Matt
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    Thanks BlackbirdStudios!

    Also the path has been addressed and in the update coming late next week it resets after every launch so you will have a clear screen for every launch. Also coming next week are updated graphics "more HDish" and some bug fixes.

    Really glad you like it :)
  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    Test Launch has been changed back to 0.99$ hope alot of you managed to pick it up. If not feel free to still get it ;)

    Get Test Launch on iTunes
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    BTW gave it 5 stars!
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  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    BlackbirdStudios said:
    Just for the record, that is normally the way it is if you play an iPhone game on the iPad. I can't even bring myself to use iPhone apps on the iPad because they all look bad at 2x.

    aario: It is a pretty cool game! I find myself running into my own paths a lot :) I'll leave a review soon. (I think I'm just gonna put 5 stars because its awesome!)

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    Not in my experience and I play a ton of games in 2x mode. the game looks fine the buttons are blurry. Not a huge deal but it does stand out.
  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    i fixed all the button graphics in the game (made them 2x bigger) and they look way better. The update should be available friday most likely. Also I'm in the process of porting it to iPad with 60 all new levels! But thats going to be awhile.
    BlackbirdStudios said:
    BTW gave it 5 stars!

    Thanks Blackbird!
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member
    I really like this game, very well designed. Do you have any idea why the launch was poor?
  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    Im not sure ..i''m very disappointed tho ..ive just been approached by the editor of TouchGameplay tho and he's going to do an HD video review so that might help
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    I hope it helps, best of luck. I don't know why the launch was poor. It seems like you were doing everything right as far as marketing it in the forums, etc.
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  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    BazookaTime said:
    Not in my experience and I play a ton of games in 2x mode. the game looks fine the buttons are blurry. Not a huge deal but it does stand out.

    Here is Skype for iPad, zoomed in to full screen (called 1X mode) 2x mode is where you keep it the original size as it would be on the iPhone. Which one do you use? (This pic looks blurrier on the actual iPad)
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  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    Im redoing all the images for the iPad, luckily its all vector art :)

    ..its going to be amazing! Also if you guys didn't see above I'm going to redesign all 60 levels so it'll be an entirely new experience.

    I'm going to make sure the iPad release dosent disappoint!!

    I'll post a screenshot hopefully later today.

    Also is there any chance a Sous Chef could change the title of this thread to TEST LAUNCH? As I would like to avoid creating another one..
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    BlackbirdStudios said:
    Here is Skype for iPad, zoomed in to full screen (called 1X mode) 2x mode is where you keep it the original size as it would be on the iPhone. Which one do you use? (This pic looks blurrier on the actual iPad)

    Actually the Blown up version is 2x (meaning 2 times the size) and it looks blurry because it is not accessing the retina graphics on the iPad. there fore its stretching out the low res images. The 1x version is what it looks like on a standard device. the button says 1x when you are in 2x because its telling you if you want to switch to 1x touch here and then visa-versa if you are in 1x mode the button shows 2x so you touch to switch to 2x.

    And aario I will rename the Thread for you.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • aarioaario Posts: 256Member, PRO
    Thanks tenrdrmer :)
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    tenrdrmer said:
    Actually the Blown up version is 2x (meaning 2 times the size) and it looks blurry because it is not accessing the retina graphics on the iPad. there fore its stretching out the low res images. The 1x version is what it looks like on a standard device. the button says 1x when you are in 2x because its telling you if you want to switch to 1x touch here and then visa-versa if you are in 1x mode the button shows 2x so you touch to switch to 2x.

    My apologies :) And I know why they are blurry tenrdrmer, I'm just saying that all iPhone games will be blurry, if increased to the iPad's screen size. Hopefully iPad 3 will fix that :)
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