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Circix - Proof of why Windows Phone is a must for indie devs

05-25-2014, 11:41 AM
#61
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Yes. You're all I think about.
Well I guess now we'll have to marry. That's clever.
05-25-2014, 04:28 PM
#62
Joined: Aug 2013
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Darkin is a super cool 2D game recently released which uses unity. It is very polished.

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05-25-2014, 05:43 PM
#63
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Well I guess now we'll have to marry. That's clever.
And we could have super coding babies that could create the world's most advanced AI and take over the world!
05-27-2014, 08:47 AM
#64
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I'd like to share my experience in Windows Phone platform. My game Troll Running was featured in many stores and it had around 5k install per day in those days.
However, it seems that Windows Phone users don't pay too much (% paid user is less than Android version). Ads revenue is also less than the rest platform.
The advantage when you publish to Windows Phone platform is: the store is full of trash and clone apps. So you have more chance to be featured there.
As my exp, China has the biggest number of download. I don't have any game featured in US so I don't know that market.
05-28-2014, 03:13 AM
#65
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 69
It seems that Windows Phone is a virgin place that waiting for your cultivation. We will also submit our new game Warfare Nations to Windows phone appstore.

It has already been released on Google Play, with about 2K downloads per day without any marketing. It will also be released on App Store on June 2. I am waiting to see which market is the most potential one.

Ace Wings:http://goo.gl/A32qB8
Egg Fighters:http://goo.gl/7yi0KA
Call of Victory:http://goo.gl/0PUwYr
Warfare Nations:http://goo.gl/HdJ5YS
06-23-2014, 09:36 PM
#66
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 69
Hi Kinoro,

Nice to meet you. I am also a Windows Phone developer and was encouraged by your post. I have released my games to windows phone appstore since June 2 and got some downloads, but we can't see any in-app purchase on the dashboard. Do you think it normal according to your experience. If somebody purchased the in-app items, will that appear on the dashboard? Thanks for your sharing!

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Originally Posted by kinoro View Post
Our puzzle game, Circix, was released simultaneously on WP8, Android and iOS. After it proved most successful on WP8, co-developer Graham wrote an article to hopefully help any game developers out there who may be considering whether or not to release on Windows Phone:

http://www.circixgame.com/why-window...or-indie-devs/

Also, check out our other thread on marketing techniques that we have used to promote the game:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=228797

Ace Wings:http://goo.gl/A32qB8
Egg Fighters:http://goo.gl/7yi0KA
Call of Victory:http://goo.gl/0PUwYr
Warfare Nations:http://goo.gl/HdJ5YS
06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
#67
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Lancashire, England
Posts: 3
Hi Jacky,

You certainly should be able to see the in app purchase numbers on your dashboard, or by going to the 'Reports' section of the Windows Phone Dev Centre. It takes at least 24 to 48 hours for any purchases to show, but sometimes longer (I have seen it take a week a couple of times).

The rate of IAPs bought by WP Circix users has been quite low, around one purchase per 300 downloads. I've been trying to analyse why this is the case, I suspect it's down to WP being most popular in the entry-level smartphone market (e.g. the Lumia 520). We have received 5x the income in ads over IAPs on WP (using Admob rather than pubcentre). Ad and IAP incomes on iOS and Android are much more balanced, perhaps because of the better ratio of higher-end smartphones and therefore dare I say a demographic more willing to spend!

Best of luck with your games
06-27-2014, 04:51 AM
#68
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 69
Hi Trex,

Thank you for your help. At first, I thought the same way -- the low conversion rate on Windows phone appstore. But I got some reviews from players that they are not allowed to purchase in-app items. I have tested, and I can purchased them successfully. After checking the IAP, they are published successfully. I have written to Microsoft for help, but haven't got the problem solved. Have you encountered the problem before? It's our first time to publish game on Windows, so we don't know what the problem is.

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Originally Posted by TRex Dev View Post
Hi Jacky,

You certainly should be able to see the in app purchase numbers on your dashboard, or by going to the 'Reports' section of the Windows Phone Dev Centre. It takes at least 24 to 48 hours for any purchases to show, but sometimes longer (I have seen it take a week a couple of times).

The rate of IAPs bought by WP Circix users has been quite low, around one purchase per 300 downloads. I've been trying to analyse why this is the case, I suspect it's down to WP being most popular in the entry-level smartphone market (e.g. the Lumia 520). We have received 5x the income in ads over IAPs on WP (using Admob rather than pubcentre). Ad and IAP incomes on iOS and Android are much more balanced, perhaps because of the better ratio of higher-end smartphones and therefore dare I say a demographic more willing to spend!

Best of luck with your games

Ace Wings:http://goo.gl/A32qB8
Egg Fighters:http://goo.gl/7yi0KA
Call of Victory:http://goo.gl/0PUwYr
Warfare Nations:http://goo.gl/HdJ5YS
06-30-2014, 02:38 AM
#69
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 69
Anybody who can help us? Could you please download our game Warfare Nations (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...2-e6281f1a6777) on your Windows Phone, and try to purchase the in-app items (according to some players, it won't be succeed). We'd like to know in which steps the purchasing failed. We are not able to test in real environment. It could be better if you can send us the screenshot to jack@volvapps.com. Thank you so much.

Ace Wings:http://goo.gl/A32qB8
Egg Fighters:http://goo.gl/7yi0KA
Call of Victory:http://goo.gl/0PUwYr
Warfare Nations:http://goo.gl/HdJ5YS
07-04-2014, 04:09 PM
#70
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 158
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Originally Posted by Jacky View Post
Anybody who can help us? Could you please download our game Warfare Nations (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...2-e6281f1a6777) on your Windows Phone, and try to purchase the in-app items (according to some players, it won't be succeed). We'd like to know in which steps the purchasing failed. We are not able to test in real environment. It could be better if you can send us the screenshot to jack@volvapps.com. Thank you so much.
Sure. Would you mind sending me a cheque beforehand, or make a deposit on some bank account?