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How do you find match 3 game?

03-04-2012, 07:46 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 79
How do you find match 3 game?

worth playing for 99c ?

do forum users like playing match 3 ?
cuz i don't see match 3 games on forum
03-04-2012, 10:02 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,870
match-3 is a game genre which has been exhausted on the App Store, and it's definitely not of interest to most people on this discussion forum anymore unless it's Bejeweled by Popcap.

03-04-2012, 10:19 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,670
well diamond dash has been in the top grossing charts for quite some time over here.. and a quick glance to annie shows its doing pretty well in other countries aswell..

so i would disagree that match3 is not being played.. its all how much of a difference you can make.

this pretty much applies to every genre.. i don't see a special saturation for a genre on the appstore.. everything is so fast paced, that you get a pretty good chance with a quality product no matter what genre you choose.
03-04-2012, 11:17 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 79
i do agree with both of you.
i dont really see any match 3 games on forums or on review sites.
However, i think there are pretty good chances to appeal to ppl.
unfortunately, my game is not making so much of it..
03-05-2012, 12:24 AM
#5
Hi,

Quote:
i do agree with both of you.
i dont really see any match 3 games on forums or on review sites.
However, i think there are pretty good chances to appeal to ppl.
i tried to 'revamp' match-3 games designing an app that mixes the genre with arcade-action and tower defence mechanics.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=118079

It's a kind of experiment... but people seems not liking such an hybrid-thing!


sigluca - game artisan
www.blockshurt.com
03-05-2012, 01:32 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by sigLuca View Post
Hi,



i tried to 'revamp' match-3 games designing an app that mixes the genre with arcade-action and tower defence mechanics.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=118079

It's a kind of experiment... but people seems not liking such an hybrid-thing!


sigluca - game artisan
www.blockshurt.com

So.. how were the impressions of the game??
you think ppl here like match-3 games?
03-05-2012, 02:12 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Wellington
Posts: 797
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalfrogmkt View Post
worth playing for 99c ?

do forum users like playing match 3 ?
cuz i don't see match 3 games on forum
We've had pretty solid sales of our match 3 game, Monsters Ate My Condo, and will be releasing our second match 3 game, Monster Flip, very soon.

It is a very crowded genre, so you'll need to differentiate your product significantly if you want to have a fighting chance.

Our strategy has been to bring unique gameplay elements to the table along with quirky, character based presentation. Avoid another gem based game at all costs!
03-05-2012, 02:30 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by PikPok View Post
We've had pretty solid sales of our match 3 game, Monsters Ate My Condo, and will be releasing our second match 3 game, Monster Flip, very soon.

It is a very crowded genre, so you'll need to differentiate your product significantly if you want to have a fighting chance.

Our strategy has been to bring unique gameplay elements to the table along with quirky, character based presentation. Avoid another gem based game at all costs!
Thank you for your advice,
We also tried pretty hard to differentiate our match 3 game with other match 3 games. If you have time, please see our game:http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...hlight=icelide

And lastly, how did you advertise your game ?
03-05-2012, 03:11 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Wellington
Posts: 797
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalfrogmkt View Post
And lastly, how did you advertise your game ?
Monsters Ate My Condo had a TV advertising campaign, Apple iTunes Game of the Day feature, Adult Swim website takeover, press release, screenshots/trailer, various social media promotion, and Lite version.

Monster Flip has press releases, trailer/screenshots, social media, and in-app cross promotion all coming, with a Lite version down the track.
03-05-2012, 03:21 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by PikPok View Post
Monsters Ate My Condo had a TV advertising campaign, Apple iTunes Game of the Day feature, Adult Swim website takeover, press release, screenshots/trailer, various social media promotion, and Lite version.

Monster Flip has press releases, trailer/screenshots, social media, and in-app cross promotion all coming, with a Lite version down the track.
hmm, TY TY!!
Seem like you did a lot of advertising.