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Advice for the release day of a LITE version

08-02-2011, 02:23 PM
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Advice for the release day of a LITE version

Conventional wisdom says thursday is the best day for a new release.

Do you think this applies to LITE versions too?

I was wondering whether we should release the LITE version of Honey Tribe on a monday or tuesday instead? I'm not sure if sites would write about a LITE version (in a news post) on a thursday when all the new games are out?

Does anyone have any experience on this?

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08-02-2011, 03:40 PM
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In all honesty - I doubt people will write about a lite version at all. Unless your game is the next Cut the Rope.

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08-02-2011, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackharon View Post
In all honesty - I doubt people will write about a lite version at all. Unless your game is the next Cut the Rope.
No, it's not the next cut the rope. It's the current Honey Tribe But as you can see from my signature it's "incredibly addictive" and "a touch above the rest"

Well, I'm not expecting front page features. Just a news post. 'If you haven't checked out Honey tribe yet, now you can for free with the LITE version'. Or something along those lines.

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08-02-2011, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaz View Post
No, it's not the next cut the rope. It's the current Honey Tribe But as you can see from my signature it's "incredibly addictive" and "a touch above the rest"

Well, I'm not expecting front page features. Just a news post. 'If you haven't checked out Honey tribe yet, now you can for free with the LITE version'. Or something along those lines.
Well, if I were in your shoes, I'd aim for a semi-weak release day (e.g. one that doesn't have 25 amazing games in a week) and hope for a subcategory feature honestly. Your more likely to get that than a news post...that is unless it's a site that has previously covered your game (and liked it a lot). Generally I'd expect this from a smaller site, as the bigger ones won't cover a lite version. But for example, last week, lots of lite versions covered the subcategories on apple's 'new and noteworthy', so that's what you should aim for...

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08-02-2011, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DodgerBlue016 View Post
Well, if I were in your shoes, I'd aim for a semi-weak release day (e.g. one that doesn't have 25 amazing games in a week) and hope for a subcategory feature honestly. Your more likely to get that than a news post...that is unless it's a site that has previously covered your game (and liked it a lot). Generally I'd expect this from a smaller site, as the bigger ones won't cover a lite version. But for example, last week, lots of lite versions covered the subcategories on apple's 'new and noteworthy', so that's what you should aim for...
Yeah, that's why I though avoiding the main release day (thursday) might be sensible as it's just a LITE version.

In terms of Apple features... well I'm not going to worry about that. Obviously I hope that sooner or later they decide that Honey Tribe is attractive enough to be a featured app. But there's nothing I can do about that other than keep improving the game, adding more content and ploughing on with the marketing efforts.

So far I've been pleasantly surprised that all the sites (big or small) that have covered us have really liked the game - minimum 4 out of 5. So yeah, the ones that already wrote about us should be fine with posting news updates like LITE versions etc.

But as for sites that don't know us yet...the hard part is getting them to notice us in the first place...!

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Last edited by Shaz; 08-02-2011 at 05:35 PM.