★★★ WILD SURF ★★★ A New Game by EatingMyHat and SpriteAttack

EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
edited June 2012 in Announce Your Game!
You are a few taps away from your next dream vacation. It's an endless summer here in Paradise Island with year-round sun and great surf everyday. Grab your favorite surfboard and catch some waves. Just be sure to avoid the hungry sharks on your ride into surfing heaven.

It's the best fun you had on the beach without getting sand on your device. Collect shells as you surf to spend in Joe's shop on new surfers, boards and power ups. If you don't like shopping, why not try your luck in the Surf Arcade and try to win power up and bonuses? Just watch out for these nasty seagulls, they are always after your shells.



We hope you will enjoy the game, join us on Facebook for in game giveaways, secret codes and tips.

Game is available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/wild-surf/id521631290?mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eatingmyhat.wildsurf

Special thanks to @tshirtbooth, @UtopianGames, @P-O-M and Chris Rice (Holderness Media) for their help and support.

Coming Soon to Amazon.

TouchArcade thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=2322110#post2322110

Cheers,
GR
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Comments

  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Member Posts: 4,630
    CONGRATS!, (International caps lock day) Jealous of the artwork - Beautiful game all through; Will show this to Oz (This was the version entered in 24hr challenge yes? )
  • OskarDeveloperOskarDeveloper Member Posts: 533
    Looks good! Nice graphics, looks like a fun gameplay :)

    //Oskardeveloper ~O)
  • StamuStamu Member Posts: 92
    Looks amazing! Getting it now.
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Member Posts: 1,274
    Looks great, love the art work.

    www.paulmcraelind.com
  • patapplepatapple Member Posts: 873
    Amazing game! If you want i can do a video review on my youtube channel. Let me know if you want it :D
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,041
    Sweet!

    I'll be sure to check it out!
  • RPRP Member Posts: 1,990
    Cute!
  • JoVeJoVe Member Posts: 224
    Looks very good.
    Good luck with sales!!!!!!
  • husherhusher Member, PRO Posts: 31
    edited June 2012
    Love the art!!
    I'll try it for sure!
  • Holderness_Media_IncHolderness_Media_Inc Member Posts: 118
    Glad to be a part of this one, it's a great game! :)
    Downloading now.
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    edited June 2012
    Thank you all!

    Took a long time to get this one out of the door, but we are happy with the results and hope that you will enjoy it to.

    We appreciate every download and review, so we decided to come up with something that we do in return. Still figuring out what it will be, so stay tuned.

    The game is now of Google Play as well (updated link above), waiting for Amazon to review...

    Thanks,
    GR
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    edited June 2012

    @EatingMyHat

    Hi GR, Looks great fun and excellent graphics; nicely done; good luck with sales I say too! Love the music on the vid. as well...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • MobileRocketGamesMobileRocketGames Member Posts: 128
    edited June 2012
    Looks great!
    Good job to both of you. I think you guys will do very well with this game.

    I'm curious as to why you guys chose the $0.99 price tag instead of IAP?
    Do you feel the IAP would turn some people off?

    I recently had an experience with a amazing looking tower defense game for android. It had tons of tower units/buildings and the art was amazing, but your tower and ability selection was limited until you purchased the full game. After I found that out I kind of lost interest in the game. I felt they could have handled the IAP more carefully. There was no mention of "hey, you are playing just a demo of the game" until BAM "if you want the rest of the features, pay us!". Maybe it's just me, but I don't like hidden charges. What's your experience?
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    Thanks @gyroscope (and @husher, @JoVe, @RP, @Braydon_SFX, @OskarDeveloper, @stamu, @LeonardDeveloper and anyone else I might missed by mistake).

    @patapple would love a video review, PM me with what is needed.

    Our touch arcade post is also up, we'll appreciate a visit :) http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=2322110#post2322110

    Cheers,
    GR
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    Looks great!
    Good job to both of you. I think you guys will do very well with this game.
    Thanks, we hope so. App Store is a very hard market now-days.

    I'm curious as to why you guys chose the $0.99 price tag instead of IAP?
    The overall IAP numbers in the market are not impressive (about 1-1.5% for very popular games, Temple Run is averaging 1%, Tiny Tower is the market leader with 2%). You really need to hit high download numbers for it to make any money out of it (70 million downloads for Temple Run got them $490K). The free+IAP model is very hard on indies that cannot spend $$$$ on marketing.

    The game does have IAP in it, but not restrictive. You can do everything without doing any IAP or if you like shortcuts, you can buy shells or accelerate your shell value, but if you choose to never do IAP, you will still have 100% of the game experience.

    At the end of the day, nobody really cracked the App Store formula... we'll just need to wait and see.

    Thanks for the feedback,
    GR
  • StamuStamu Member Posts: 92
    Ok, here is my review after playing for 15 min or so.

    I love it! It is one of the most polished GS games that I played, the load times are almost non-existent, the gameplay is smooth and frankly I couldn't find any bugs (yet ;) ).

    Art is just amazing, one of sprite attack best. I already unlocked 2 surfers and can't wait to see the rest (still working on getting shells). The comics are an added bonus and just make the entire package look very professional.

    The in game store is at par with top 10 games. Really well done.

    Makes me so happy to see a gamesalad game at that level. I hope you guys will see good sales.
  • engdanarengdanar PRO Posts: 74
    Great Job @EatingMyHat :) Great Game
  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Member Posts: 616
    edited June 2012
    Just bought it :) This really looks great guys. Perfect game to get me in the mood for the summer!

    Cheers
  • poorcollegedevpoorcollegedev Member Posts: 289
    Bought it for my Electrify! Ill give it a playthrough later :)
  • SpriteAttackSpriteAttack Member Posts: 524
    Art is just amazing, one of sprite attack best. I already unlocked 2 surfers and can't wait to see the rest (still working on getting shells). The comics are an added bonus and just make the entire package look very professional.

    The in game store is at par with top 10 games. Really well done.

    Makes me so happy to see a gamesalad game at that level. I hope you guys will see good sales.
    Thanks! There goes the saying about the old dog and new tricks. :)

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback... :)
  • creativeappscreativeapps Member Posts: 1,770
    edited June 2012
    Graphics Looks good.

    One suggestion: I think you need to highlight game play more in screenshot 1 or 2. Current screenshot hide original game play. Look at Angry Birds. Cut The Rope etc famous games.

    cheers,
    John
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    Thanks for the feedback @creativeapps !
  • Benjamin_m5Benjamin_m5 Member Posts: 646
    Looks awesome. Just bought it and will leave a review :)
    ---
    benjamin
  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Member Posts: 1,274
    Just bought this and it is very good. The art work is amazing and the game has a nice feel to it.

    I am struggling a little bit with the jumping off waves, must be my timing?
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    Thanks for the support @BazookaTime

    You have two jumps, try to time the second one once you are airborne, takes a bit of practice. If you hit a seagull, you can't continue to jump.
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Member Posts: 755
    Very well done guys! I like the concept. The graphics are awesome, and the gameplay looks fun!
    Best of luck with everything! :D
  • StamuStamu Member Posts: 92
    edited June 2012
    Sweet! Just played again and it is night time at the game as well! Wow, this is really nice.

    I liked the fact that when I used James bond the shell changed to golden guns (man with the golden gun? :) ), but the night scene really surprised me.
  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Member Posts: 5,690
    Played it in beta, loved it, buy it...one of the best GS games ever made.

    Darren.

  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    Thanks Darren! means a lot coming from you.

    Thanks again for your time and comments during the beta.
  • crazycam99crazycam99 Paris, FranceMember Posts: 519
    Love the game and the art!! :D But I think you should do custom fonts for the score otherwise love the game!! And agree with Darren.
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