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Sunday Lawn (Universal) By Donut Games (FREE)- Oct 17

10-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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Sunday Lawn (Universal) By Donut Games (FREE)- Oct 17

10-16-2011, 07:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
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Still a buck for me. Gotta remember to snag this one though.

10-16-2011, 11:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 491
It's free now Love Donut Games'. They have that original iOS concept of simple, yet fun.

Currently enjoying: CtR, AB: Space, Guitar Hero, Rock Band Reloaded, Burger Queen World, Hunters: Episode One, Batman Arkham Lockdown, Ice Race, Bar Oasis1.5, Air Gamblers: Supremacy, Mage Gauntlet, Real Racing 2, Inotia2/3, Undercroft, Pocket Warriors, Ascension, Chaos Rings
10-17-2011, 12:27 AM
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Played this one through awhile back, and it's definitely worth picking up, especially for free.
01-22-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posts: 4,596
Back on sale
01-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,362
Cool deal. I got the sequel already bu happy to get the original too.
01-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Got this one earlier. Nice game.
01-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Is there a stampede going on or something? It seems that every single good game goes freemium these days… (See Push Panic…) Here that old Donut Game Sunday Lawn (published Apr 27 '09):

The first Donut Game with IAPs afair. Not mentioned in the app description. I'm tired of finding out if these are "good, acceptable, ignorable" IAPs or "bad" ones (required to win). I'm tired of keeping some apps NOT updated because it's difficult on iOS devices when you have lots of apps (you can't use "update all" and I'm getting 10–20 updates every day on my 128GB iPad Air). I'm tired of iOS gaming altogether. I just delete those apps and they'll never get in my way again. Deleted and forgotten. Not mentioned in my blog any more. No more postings in tA forums (read & write).

Is that the right strategy, devs? Are those "real, honest" free sales (without implementing IAPs) so bad? For two or three days (better four or five)? I have reliable reports that those good old time-limited sales (essential in this very touchArcade sub-forum) always are pushing an app in the rankings. Donut Games did that several times before. Sunday Lawn was free for three times—always VERY generously for 14–30 days (and lots of other Donut Games as well). It was always a very respected and well-known (in the iOS gaming scene) dev with a good reputation. I was glad to recommend this software.

Should we forget this dev now, too, or are they good IAPs? Chances are low. Will I have to stop iOS gaming soon, because I'll have deleted all games? Buenas noches!

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Last edited by Habakuk; 01-22-2014 at 08:28 PM.
01-22-2014, 09:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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I don't think the IAP lifesavers are there as a wall but as a cheat device. It does say this can affect high scores but this game (like most donut games) isn't about high scores more than just for three starring the levels which should all be do-able without the IAP

I'm with you on the state of iOS gaming to a degree. It's part of the reason I've moved to ps3 for nearly all of my game purchases. So far it's been two months since I bought any iTunes cards.
01-23-2014, 08:37 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
Played this through with no need for iAP, in any event, and I still recommend it.