Looking for some honesty. Has this game been criminally overlooked?

01-09-2013, 08:41 AM
#1
Looking for some honesty. Has this game been criminally overlooked?

This is the game: Pangolin

Note – I am the developer. This is not in Developer's Discussion because I'd really like the opinion of gamers, not developers.

I think it's a game that deserves attention. It's is a physics-based arcade game that turns the classic platformer on its head. Instead of controlling the character, you control the platforms.

I say it's overlooked because no large site has reviewed us. The game currently has 48 ratings in the App Store. They are all 5 stars. Almost every forum we post in, someone says it deserves more attention. We've gotten 7 smaller sites to review us. Here are snippets from all of them:

"Easily one of the best mobile games of the year." – SHORT AND SWEET REVIEWS
"Quite simply astounding." – ALEX'S IOS REVIEWS
"Sonic the Hedgehog would be jealous... extremely well crafted and addictive." – INDIE LOVE
"Downright beautiful... production values as high as anything else on the App Store." – POCKET TACTICS
"Very different, very entertaining." – JAYISGAMES
"A loveable iOS anti-platformer." – INDEPENDENT GAMING
"Simply beautiful, well polished... keeps you coming back." – THE INDIE DEVELOPER

Are these smaller sites just being nice? If the responses we're nearly as good I wouldn't be posting this. Why hasn't any large site reviewed our game? Should they? What do you think?


PANGOLIN [a curious game of bouncing]

More information here:
http://feedtank.com/pangolin

Last edited by psj3809; 01-09-2013 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Added video
01-09-2013, 08:47 AM
#2
Get the game up to Google Play and I'll give some honest feedback cause I don't really buy games on my iPad.

Edit: Saw it is free. Will tell you something later on. But 48 reviews, with an avg of 5 stars, seems fishy. Did you buy them? If so, shame on you.

01-09-2013, 08:55 AM
#3
Having a link in your app description to a video that shows gameplay would help.

Playing: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle
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01-09-2013, 09:04 AM
#4
May great games have such issues. The players who checked them out give 5-star reviews and many app-review sites give good reviews too.

The problem is mainly in bad marketing, advertising.
01-09-2013, 09:20 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Primoz View Post
May great games have such issues. The players who checked them out give 5-star reviews and many app-review sites give good reviews too.

The problem is mainly in bad marketing, advertising.
It's ain't easy for two dudes w/o a marketing budget or any contacts in the gaming world. Thanks for the honesty though. It hurts so good.

PANGOLIN [a curious game of bouncing]

More information here:
http://feedtank.com/pangolin
01-09-2013, 09:41 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by feedtank View Post
It's ain't easy for two dudes w/o a marketing budget or any contacts in the gaming world. Thanks for the honesty though. It hurts so good.
I know, I wasn't trying to offend you. It's a problem all indie-devs encounter.
01-09-2013, 09:05 AM
#7
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I'm not a huge fan of puzzle style games, BUT i must admit i'm a huge fan of indie games, this doesnt seem like its got a huge corporate company behind it, seems like its more an old skool 'bedroom coder'.

Graphics look good, seems a decent 'puzzle' type of game, i may give it a go. I prefer the classic platformers. If this had left/right/jump i'll be there !

But watched the video again, does look very good, price looks good also, i'll pass this onto my friends who like physics puzzlers and i may give it a go myself to be honest.
01-09-2013, 09:15 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I'm not a huge fan of puzzle style games, BUT i must admit i'm a huge fan of indie games, this doesnt seem like its got a huge corporate company behind it, seems like its more an old skool 'bedroom coder'.

Graphics look good, seems a decent 'puzzle' type of game, i may give it a go. I prefer the classic platformers. If this had left/right/jump i'll be there !

But watched the video again, does look very good, price looks good also, i'll pass this onto my friends who like physics puzzlers and i may give it a go myself to be honest.
Thanks! I appreciate it.

You're correct. We're just two dudes who've never released a game before.

PANGOLIN [a curious game of bouncing]

More information here:
http://feedtank.com/pangolin
01-09-2013, 09:13 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonard_dabinski View Post
Get the game up to Google Play and I'll give some honest feedback cause I don't really buy games on my iPad.

Edit: Saw it is free. Will tell you something later on. But 48 reviews, with an avg of 5 stars, seems fishy. Did you buy them? If so, shame on you.
We did not buy them! A lot of them came from reddit. A few say so in their review. Most of our downloads came from posts there. You can see discussion here and here.

PANGOLIN [a curious game of bouncing]

More information here:
http://feedtank.com/pangolin
01-13-2013, 02:45 AM
#10
Hm... well I am no good at analyzing the business of app marketing, but after playing your game I have to say I am quite impressed. Very interesting concept. I swear I've seen it before, though... But the presentation is very unique here. Curious, indeed.

I don't like the in-app purchases, though. I'm biased, however, because I make it a point to never utilize in-app purchases... with some exceptions (coughcounterfeitcoininjetpackjoyridecough)

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