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Give me advice what to do to boost sales for new redesigned game.

JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
Hmm i made new 2.0 version of my game ( with complete redesign bg and actors).. but maybe cancel t and make like new hame to get new exposition in new releases section, because app is invisible right now in appstore. i am talking about this: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/birds-not-fall/id511271031?l=es&mt=8

But new version will look like this.. will be also daytime changes animated sun and clouds and more here are screenshoots.

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  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,696Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    I like your game a lot. For about 5 minutes. I'm not saying that to be mean, but it simply doesn't keep my interest. It's lovely to look at and very cute with sounds and feathers falling. I know it's supposed to be a very simple game, but maybe you could have other things that fall/float or a different movement (flip, sidestep, fly) for your main character. That would add interest, at least for me.

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  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    tnx. But question is about that, anyway if i am making new update, app still will be somewhere down in appstore no one will see it. So maybe just create a clone and start from begining.
  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    edited April 2012
    your update 2.0 is completely different game. I advise you to launch it on the app store as a complete new game. I have your current version of the game..and I love it. I play it every day.

    I also saw: in this 2.0 version you add the possibility to view the score when the player is playing. try to do it with a custom font (your game font)
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    Okk but i allrady submited it like new update in itunes connect. And there is no cancel option. So maybe i must let old users update to 2.0 but submit he same like a new game. Dos apple will let me to do it?
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,376Member, Sous Chef
    If it has not been approved yet, you can reject the binary. I also suggest you release this A bird not fall 2.
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    edited April 2012
    I really cant't find this link
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    found.. but not shore to reject.. maybe is promote another way, because right now around 25 000 downloaded it ( was free 3 days and was in top 3 in some contrys even in china... if 25 000 will get this great update , i can get good reviews maybe .. is that worth to get spotlighted in just released section for one day?
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,376Member, Sous Chef
    i think you have a much better chance of getting it into new and noteworthy releasing it as a new app.

    you may see a tiny bump in sales a few days after the update comes out, but it will be short lived.

    it's happened to me a few times.
  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    @jonmulcahy I agree with you.
  • macewanmacewan Posts: 214Member
    Just posted my top score to Twitter on the updated version. :-) Something about this game really trips my trigger (that's a positive comment). The color, graphics & sounds fit well together. Like Got Cow, Monkey Cannon & Color Ninja the combined parts provide a nice break in time.
  • macewanmacewan Posts: 214Member
    @Jaxter, really like your Gustav game too...
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    Gustav is really old
  • macewanmacewan Posts: 214Member
    Gustav is really old
    :-) guess "fun" never goes out of style
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    Done just submitet as Birds not fall 2
  • UnicornInvasionUnicornInvasion Posts: 301Member
    I love that app! I have that on my iPhone
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    Personally, I think the name of the game is a problem. It just isn't clever or memorable. It just sounds like broken english to me.

    There is already a game called "flip the bird" but what about:

    Flip the Birdie (every time you keep him up you could interpolate his rotation to make him flip)
    Flick the Bird
    Poke the Pigeon

    Anyways, it looks like an awesome game but the name just doesn't do it for me.

    Maybe it's just me...

    Good luck!
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    maybe..but is from seo, because angry birds is in charts..
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    edited April 2012
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    @jaxter
    If you made a GOOD lite version that would immensely boost sales read my thread here;
    http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/42132/tips-tricks-statistics-for-making-a-lite-full-version-of-your-app#Item_12
    Tnx, but how to make lite version for endless game.. like mine.. ( like doodle jump also ) ? stop after 1 min?

  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    maybe..but is from seo, because angry birds is in charts..
    I don't think that's a very good reason. Here's why:

    SEO is for search engines.

    No one uses search engines to buy apps on the iOS appstore. The apple key words will bring up your game if you have bird and fall as keywords no matter what your title is.

    No one searches for angry birds. There is no need, it's at the top of the charts.
  • JustMe74JustMe74 Posts: 542Member, PRO
    Take my advice for what it's worth -- I haven't released anything in the app store yet. However, this is my feedback (I bought and like your game):

    1). The name is terrible in English; you should rethink it.
    2). The game is fun, but it gets old quick. Add some kind of powerups or other events that happen. Some rare events (like the rare fruit in Fruit Ninja) would be cool as well.
    3). As someone mentioned, the score needs to display as you play. This is very important because it drives people to keep pushing for a high score.
    4). I strongly agree with @LeonardDeveloper about a lite version. If it were my game, I'd make the Free version time limited (see how many points you can score in 30 seconds, or something like that). I'd also probably not include everything you do for #2 above.

  • poorcollegedevpoorcollegedev Posts: 289Member
    I actually prefer the old graphics to the new. Sorry, but that's my opinion!
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    About seo, no red red many blogs abot and the name and keywords are important. About score in first version. It is in gameplay like graphic design element in bottom of bg. Ok lets see game will be online in 1 of may after that i think i will make lite version.
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    Yeah, Make the free version time limited or make it so you can't earn unlockables...
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    edited April 2012
    How did the Facebook page was for you? Your promos were taken fairly quickly.


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  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    edited April 2012
    How did the Facebook page was for you? Your promos were taken fairly quickly.


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    nothing much i made game for 3 days free and get 20 000 downloads..

    Do apple will let creat lite version of game because they want to better to use IAP.. .. I wanted to make lite versionwith 60 sec countdown time limit.. what you think.. reject this full version binary and integrate in it and make it free with in app P , or just create lite version.

  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    here is gameplay of upcoming game..
  • SAZ_1SAZ_1 Posts: 397Member
    poke the pigeon.... lol that would catch the attention of peopl imo
  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!! please in the next update and a custom font to the score in the bottom right... ;)
  • JaxterJaxter Posts: 398Member, PRO
    i hope gs will add more cartoon like fonts..
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