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Win an iPad Mini - Feedback wanted for Acting Out!

12-18-2012, 08:06 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 162
Win an iPad Mini - Feedback wanted for Acting Out!

tl;dr -- $329 iPad Mini up for grabs if you like and review our app on Facebook. Contest ends December 31st!

Hey, here's a chance to get something nice and shiny! Our app "Acting Out!" is having a soft launch for iPhone 5 users to gather data and tighten up some strings -- we're looking for some honest feedback so we can implement your suggestions for the hard launch in January. We've already made some major improvements in the code for the upcoming version, so tell us what you really think, point out what you like or don't like, and help make this a better product! In exchange, an iPad Mini is up for grabs (it will be the 16GB WiFi version in White and Silver)!

WHAT TO DO:

1) Download "Acting Out!"
Free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acting-out!-free/id551122924?ls=1&mt=8
Pro: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acting-out!/id549880107?ls=1&mt=8)
2) "Like" our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ActingOutApp)
3) Leave constructive feedback ** this part is really important!! ** We're really looking for things you'd like improved or changed or added, and not necessarily pats on the back (though you can add that too). If the feedback doesn't exceed 10 words, you're not eligible! Probably about half the entries so far have failed step #3, so your odds are pretty good right now!

The app is for iPhone 5 users for now, though it will work (but be less stable) on the 4 and 4S, iPad 2 and 3, and iPod Touch 5. We're aware of RAM issues that occur for older models, and that has already been addressed in the code changes we have for January, which will make it fully supported for the above models.

Contest details:

https://www.facebook.com/ActingOutAp...pp_28134323652

TA Thread for Acting Out!

How the game works:

You've got 60 seconds to act out the word, and if the person you're playing guesses it correctly, you'll both get coins (it's cooperative). The coins can be used toward buying sticks of dynamite to a) blow up words you don't like or b) get hints and clear out unused letters when you're guessing the word, and c) it can also be used to create your own custom word, so the number of words is pretty limitless.

There's IAPs if you want to buy more coins, and there will be over 30 achievements you can get.

There is a free version and a paid version. The paid version will start you off with 250 extra coins, hundreds more words (for a total of over 2,000 words), better resolution videos to record with, and my eternal gratitude for supporting an indie developer.

Here's the trailer for the app::



And some screen shots of the game:












Thank you for helping out, and good luck!

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website

Last edited by Rainier; 12-28-2012 at 12:06 AM. Reason: Provided end of contest date
12-18-2012, 08:11 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,177
I'll give it a whirl my gf has iPhone 5 and I'll also try on my ipad2

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12-18-2012, 09:10 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreadnok View Post
I'll give it a whirl my gf has iPhone 5 and I'll also try on my ipad2
Thanks dreadnok!

It should be stable enough on the iPad 2 (I was doing most of my development testing on a 4S until the 5 came out). We've found the 512MB of RAM lets the game run well enough for a while, but prolonged use for anything other than a 5 makes it act funny. Anything lower than 512MB, and it gets unstable very quickly. We've made changes to the code to fix that and let 256MB devices run with greater stability, and that version is coming out in January.

Here's the available memory per device, in case anyone else is wondering:

iPhone

iPhone (2007): 128MB
iPhone 3G (2008): 128MB
iPhone 3GS (2009): 256MB
iPhone 4 (2010): 512MB
iPhone 4S (2011): 512MB
iPhone 5 (2012): 1GB

iPod touch

1st generation (2007): 128MB
2nd generation (2008): 128MB
3rd generation (2009): 256MB
4th generation (2010): 256MB
5th generation (2012): 512MB

iPad

1st generation (2010): 256MB
iPad 2 (2011): 512MB
3rd generation (2012): 1GB

Good luck!

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website
12-18-2012, 10:19 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 162
By the way, the feedback period is only until the end of the year.

We've gotten a few hundred Facebook likes since we started this the other day, but the funny thing is, only 3 people have bothered to read the directions and actually post on the page to provide their feedback. That means right now, the $329 iPad Mini is going to 1 of 3 people for a 33% chance of winning!

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website
12-18-2012, 10:22 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,177
I'm giving it a real go before leaving any feedback. I don't want to just say stuff just to enter the contest.

coming soon

Done as Quincy Jones reviewing both versions as dreadnok

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Ravenmark:Scourge of Estellion Best TBS since Advance Wars http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raven...6806?ls=1&mt=8

Last edited by dreadnok; 12-18-2012 at 11:43 PM.
12-19-2012, 04:45 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 218
i submitted a review via wildfire so do i still need to post a review on facebook?
it might be different though from what i wrote initially
12-21-2012, 12:55 PM
#7
When does the contest end? There's no way I'd participate unless there was an ending stated
12-21-2012, 01:02 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberry_banana View Post
When does the contest end? There's no way I'd participate unless there was an ending stated
The contest ends December 31, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (PST). We're just running it for two weeks. It started December 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (PST).

We'd love for you to participate!

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website
12-21-2012, 01:08 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Paranor
Posts: 649
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allanon View Post
shouldn't someone make a thread for this game in the normal section and not the "upcoming" section since its available? I'd like to see some feedback
^^

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12-29-2012, 11:55 AM
#10
Might join this