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Third Annual New Year App Blowout! Seeking Developers

12-28-2010, 08:39 AM
#11
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally Posted by harry.john View Post
I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand the Farmville [Free] phenomenon at all. I've tried several times to get in to the game, and while I've been sucked in to other freemium social time sinks, Farmville just doesn't do it for me. However, this doesn't seem to stop nearly everyone I know on Facebook from constantly offering lost cows, free corn, and all kinds of other junk I can't even begin to understand why I'd want. If you do want those things, and own an iPad, you need to check out the latest Farmville update ASAP.
Wrong thread?
12-28-2010, 09:06 AM
#12
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Morestel, France
Posts: 572
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Originally Posted by crazygambit View Post
Wrong thread?
Spam bot?

JC

12-28-2010, 09:32 PM
#13
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 274
Is this being advertised at all? I'm participating, but I'm a little worried since I haven't seen anything anywhere about the sale. I understand you don't want to do it too early, but you also can't count on coverage, because you've had it in the past.

The AppStore is a much more competitive place this year and with the big boys doing massive holiday sales, see EA, I'm a little worried this will get lost in the shuffle.
12-30-2010, 11:00 AM
#14
The sale has now completely filled up. Sorry if I couldn't get back to everyone who requested to be in the sale.

The press release went out this morning, and I'll be emailing my individual contacts shortly. I've found that most iOS news sources work on a pretty short timeline. They prefer to post about news as they hear it... not hear about a sale and have to sit on it for a while before posting about it. And if a site is only going to post once about a sale, it's best for it to happen when the sale is going on.

Thanks again for everyone who participated, and sorry to those who didn't make it in time!

If you'd like to pass along the word, either simply share the sale's URL:
http://newyearappblowout.com/

Or share the press release:
http://prmac.com/release-id-20117.htm

Andy Korth - Howling Moon Software - Contract app development
Check out Chipmunk Physics!
12-30-2010, 11:09 AM
#15
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 274
Glad to know you're on top of things.
12-30-2010, 02:53 PM
#16
Can't wait to hit the front page of Touch Arcade - hey Arn you can use my video to promote it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_Wq5gSbM8 only 99 cents thanks to www.newyearappblowout.com !
12-30-2010, 08:59 PM
#17
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 82
Super stoked to be participating an putting our new game Ramps on sale!

I'm also super stoked that I found Crayon Ball! And for FREE! Super fun.. I love the Van Gogh theme.

My wife is going to have to drag me out of the house by my ears for new years tomorrow night as I'm going to be playing all these games.

RAMPS!! Previously iPhone Game of the Week on the App Store.
"... a simple and stylish physics puzzler that you won't want to put down." - Apple

COMING 10/11/12: Lotsa Blocks!

http://lotsablocks.com
12-30-2010, 09:38 PM
#18
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 82
Holy smokes, TUAW just covered this! http://www.tuaw.com/2010/12/30/new-y...=SNS.analytics

RAMPS!! Previously iPhone Game of the Week on the App Store.
"... a simple and stylish physics puzzler that you won't want to put down." - Apple

COMING 10/11/12: Lotsa Blocks!

http://lotsablocks.com
12-30-2010, 09:40 PM
#19
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2elan View Post
Holy smokes, TUAW just covered this! http://www.tuaw.com/2010/12/30/new-y...=SNS.analytics
Sweet. Thanks for the heads up!
12-31-2010, 11:48 AM
#20
I've made a thread in the giveaway section of the forum so the general populace will see the sale:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...62#post1516262

Glad to hear the sale was covered on tuaw already!

Andy Korth - Howling Moon Software - Contract app development
Check out Chipmunk Physics!