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Abandoned Games lacking Updates

08-10-2011, 08:07 AM
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Abandoned Games lacking Updates

The App Store is a fast moving world. Thus from time to time, developers seem to stop updating their old games, resulting in those games being left behind, lacking Retina Features, Multitasking, GameCenter, iPad Support and so forth. Some games may even be unplayable at all.

This is a thread to encourage those developers to update their games, even if it may come at a price (In App Purchase, New Release), and to state that, yes, there is a still a crowd behind your game. Who knows? Maybe we see developers provide their game on the Mac App Store too, this would be a great achievement. But even without developers joining us, it would be quite interesting to discuss those games and the reasons why they are lacking support.

Two of those games for me are

- Tilestorm by Massive Hadron

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=36830

Update:

What the heck is "Eggdrops Polar Adventure/Polar Storm" and WHY is it only available to Android/Palm?

Seems to me like MassiveHadron leaves the iDevice crowd behind.

and

- PushPixPull by The Miracleworks

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=49021

Both of these games do play fine, but do lack Retina and Multitask Support.

So lets hear it from you, guys. Post the games you still enjoy playing to this very day. Maybe weŽll get some insights.

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Last edited by tblrsa; 08-10-2011 at 09:15 AM.
08-10-2011, 08:29 AM
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Dungeon Solitaire - it was recently updated with more IAP...but the balance is still so horrible that it's almost unplayable.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...threadid=46562

ASYNC Corp - recently updated with a minor change-- hopefully this means new features in the future. And a bugfix to the crashing issues.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=98857

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08-10-2011, 08:40 AM
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Angry Birds

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08-10-2011, 08:45 AM
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Sacred Oddyssey - Has major glitches hours into the game that prevent you from continuing any further. I bought it a while ago and have since deleted it without ever comleting the story
08-10-2011, 08:48 AM
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Lara Croft and the guardian of light because of a lot of bugs...
08-10-2011, 09:02 AM
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Battle for Wesnoth =/ And Puzzle Agent.

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08-10-2011, 09:07 AM
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Angry Birds
Yeah, sure. :P

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08-10-2011, 09:10 AM
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Monster dash, minigore, flight control and above all tiny wings!!

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08-10-2011, 09:18 AM
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TRON (free game from Disney Mobile) is also looking like abandoned, it doesnt run under latest iOS 4 update, but i only wanted to hear main theme
08-10-2011, 09:36 AM
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ASYNC Corp - recently updated with a minor change-- hopefully this means new features in the future. And a bugfix to the crashing issues.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=98857
Seconded. All they did was add multitasking. Didn't even fix the bug of high scores disappearing. I've never had any crashing issues though.