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Garfy for iPhone - FREE iPhone Game

JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!
Hey Guys,

My name is Jake, im new to the forums but definitely not to gamesalad. I'm 16 and just came out with a game called Garfy a couple months ago. Please check it out; im hoping i get some good constructive criticism (Garfy 2 is coming out soon!).

Its been a dollar ever since its release, but I just made it free a couple of days ago and got around 4000 downloads (downloads have been going down 50% every day - 2,000 then 1,000 then 500 etc) i know this isnt the place to ask, but what should i do now - charge a dollar or keep it free? I was thinking i shoot an update out advertising Garfy 2 (which will be a dollar) - anyway just let me know what you guys think.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garfy/id428606624?mt=8

Thanks!
- Jake

Comments

  • FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
    If you were making a decent income on Garfy 1, then you should put it back to $0.99. If your game hasn't been so successful make it free to promote Garfy 2, almost like a lite version.
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    TacoStand said:
    If you were making a decent income on Garfy 1, then you should put it back to $0.99. If your game hasn't been so successful make it free to promote Garfy 2, almost like a lite version.

    sounds good. did you get to try the game out?
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Downloading now, I'll check it out, and your tip calculator too. What did you use to make Tip Split?
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    xcode - did some real programming... I like gamesalad better ;)
  • FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
    shmuley95 said:
    sounds good. did you get to try the game out?

    Yes, I thought it was a pretty great game, i especially like how you can skip levels, so if you get stuck on a level you dont have to stop playing.
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    TacoStand said:
    Yes, I thought it was a pretty great game, i especially like how you can skip levels, so if you get stuck on a level you dont have to stop playing.

    Haha shoot >:-/ I just made it so that you CAN'T do that in Garfy 2. I used a single attribute menu system as a posed to having individual ones
  • FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
    Alot of games dont let you skip levels, i actually cant think of a game that does let you, so maybe its just me...
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    TacoStand said:
    Alot of games dont let you skip levels, i actually cant think of a game that does let you, so maybe its just me...

    Cut the rope does - that's where I got the idea
  • FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
    Well what made you decide to take it out?
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    i basically add a number to an integer attribute every time a new level is unlocked - it makes it easier to set up i guess. saw it in a tutorial and wanted to try it out.
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    I like it. Nice mellow variation of the standard, and tricky enough that I'm totally stuck on level 8 right now. Looking forward to Garfy 2.
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    @JPickard
    thanks man, it means a lot. just checked out your bio - cool lookin site. is design and illustration a hobby of yours or is that your line of work?
  • JPickardJPickard Posts: 477Member
    Thanks. Design and illustration are my fallback work for when my "starving artist" needs to be fed. ;)
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    haha well said.
    Cheers
  • rlehmrlehm Posts: 320Member
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    Haha yupp that's him. Grass and clouds came from the cannon preview. House is the home icon in osx.
  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    So you decided to make it free forever? Or just temporarily? I'd be really interested in the details, stats, or just what helped make the decision for you.

    I'm in the middle of developing a game, and I'm not sure whether I'll charge for it, or have it free, or have it free and make a 2nd game (Kind of like you're doing with Garfy 2).

    So yeah, keep us updated. :)
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    I think im gunna keep this one free just bc ive been averaging arnd 100 downloads a day after it cooled down.
    Ill deffinatly let u guys know what i do. Thanks

    @rlehm - i just emailed him he said its fine if i used his art, pretty nice guy - he answered immediatly
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    I think im gunna keep this one free just bc ive been averaging arnd 100 downloads a day after it cooled down.
    Ill deffinatly let u guys know what i do. Thanks

    @rlehm - i just emailed him he said its fine if i used his art, pretty nice guy - he answered immediatly
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    I think im gunna keep this one free just bc ive been averaging arnd 100 downloads a day after it cooled down.
    Ill deffinatly let u guys know what i do. Thanks

    @rlehm - i just emailed him he said its fine if i used his art, pretty nice guy - he answered immediatly
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