bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
1 month ago I found myself in the not so fun position of having to find myself a new job.

I have a few months to figure out what to do next. I decided to use that time to fulfill a dream of mine to develop and release my own iPhone app. Over the past month I have been working hard to make that happen.

I would like to present the fruits of my labor here. Colorful toon graphics and lots of cool sounds. It is called Jumpo!

I could not have done this without GameSalad and without the great support from all the cool people I have met in the forums. Thank you! Here are some promo codes to check it out. If you use a code, please be kind and leave a nice review for me. i could use the help right now.


LINK TO JUMPO : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jumpo/id363335384?mt=8

You guys rock,

Blade Olson

Company Website:
http://www.olsonvox.com ( links photos and videos here )


Jumpo will be hitting the App store 3/24/2010. It is a fun jumping adventure game. All of the artwork was hand-drawn with pen and ink and then scanned into a mac for coloring and animating. All sounds are original handmade 8 bit style old school. The game is intended for all audiences. Enjoy !


  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Thanks TSB, I appreciate the support. I hope you like it too. I had a BLAST making it. I love game salad.

    I just checked iTunes and it is LIVE now!!! I am very excited.

  • adadoadado Member Posts: 219

    Left a review.

    Looks great. What did you use to do before finding yourself recently unemployed?

    Also, Saratoga, eh? Hoot-hoot from a former Cupertinoan!

    Did you have a chance to review mine (if you have a 3GS)?


    Let me know if you need a code.
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,206
    Left a 5-star review! Good luck with the game!
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Thanks for the great review!

    Adado, I was working for the coolest company in Cupertino. ( mine is the coolest in Saratoga! )

    I will get you app now and give you a review. Please do for me too!

  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273

    Will review this evening, Best of luck with sales!

    By the way, I sort of took you for a UK resident by your previous profile pic.
  • adadoadado Member Posts: 219
    @bladeo: Already left you a 5 star!
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Hey guys, thanks for all your support! My game seems to be doing very well. I am in the top 50 of both Family and Adventure categories. I have no idea how many I have sold, but I got over 20 reviews!! I guess my network of friends really likes it. I have no idea how many are normal customers. I am pretty happy with the success of the launch so far.

    Adado, I just wrote you a review. You game totally brings me back to the old days in the 80s, I love it.

  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Member Posts: 3,206
    Wow man, that's great! Let us know how it does!
  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273
    Trippy game. I enjoyed! I left you a review (zincseam) and I left you 4 instead of 5 as it gives a little more authenticity at this point... the first reviews are always friends of the developers.

    But it looks like you are really doing well out of the gate, congrats for that!

    If you haven't, check out mine... it's free:

    Best of luck.
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Oh wow. You did that one? I just got it on my private computer. I had got that before too by chance. it is a really nice app. Thanks for the review. I am feeling my launch is doing pretty well. I have a few famous friends that i think are telling a lot of people. That sure does help!

    I love the community here at GS. Everyone is very supportive!

  • adadoadado Member Posts: 219
    @blade: Good to hear your app is doing well.

    I guess I should have linked to my post with the promo codes in it. If they are all used, I can send you another one and then you can ping Apple to get it applied and a refund if you didn't find a promo for it. Hate for an [formerly ;-) ] unemployed guy to shell out cash for a review!!
  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273
    Okay, you can't tease and not tell... What famous people?
  • adadoadado Member Posts: 219
    Guy Kawasaki and Yoko Ono. ;-)
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    I got it promoted by a friend, Chase Jarvis a famous photographer promoted for me on his twitter which has quite a lot of viewers. You probably don't know him by name, but have seen his images. If you like photography, check it out. He is an awesome guy.


    Also got it on a big Japanese mac site. ( i used to live there so know quite a few people in the "biz" )

    Still working on some others I will let you know how it goes.

    Mac Takara Kantei Dan
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Any ideas how I can help keep the momentum of sales going? NOw that I have called in all my friends to help promote it, any ideas for the next steps?
  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273
    Have you thought about making a youtube video?
  • bladeolsonbladeolson Member Posts: 295
    Yeah . I made one. Not getting much traffic on that though.

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