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Cricket Words Promotion - Free upgrade to ad-free

11-28-2011, 10:16 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Cricket Words Promotion - Free upgrade to ad-free

We're offering a limited time promo for our new word game, Cricket Words.

All you have to do is follow @thinktapwork on Twitter and then tweet the message below and we'll give your Game Center account a free upgrade to be able to play Cricket Words ad-free. We're trying to reward those who help us spread the word.

Here's the message to tweet (along with an easy link to use). Don't forget to replace "[enter your Game Center nickname]" with your actual Game Center nickname. We use that to determine who to grant the upgrade to.

If you have any feedback on the game let us know. Your feedback is really valuable to us.
11-28-2011, 11:47 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
OK. We'll make a one-time exception here. Send me a friend request (jeremy.provost) from within Cricket Words, then once I accept start a game with me and I'll get your nickname from there.

Thanks for giving it a try.

11-28-2011, 11:50 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 735
Tweeted. @parkbenchi. bunglez on GC. Good luck with the promotion.

(GC = BUNGLEZ) (OF = farmersuitical) (Plus+ = bungle747) (Crystal = bunglez)

I review apps and games frequently in the UK app store, and here on the forums. If you want anything reviewed, just ask.
11-28-2011, 11:51 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,250
Interested in giving it a try, but why the iOS 5.0 requirement?
11-28-2011, 11:57 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Cricket Words is based around playing with friends. It uses Apple's latest turn-based gaming features which are only available on iOS 5. We've been seriously considering adding a single player mode. That feature would be available on iOS 4.
11-28-2011, 11:58 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by bunglez View Post
Tweeted. @parkbenchi. bunglez on GC. Good luck with the promotion.
Thanks! We'd love to hear any feedback you might have on the game.
11-28-2011, 12:23 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy.provost View Post
Cricket Words is based around playing with friends. It uses Apple's latest turn-based gaming features which are only available on iOS 5. We've been seriously considering adding a single player mode. That feature would be available on iOS 4.
Ok. I've heard other developers say this, but big word turn-based games like Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends were able to use functionality in iOS 4 versions. So I am curious about what the "latest turn-based gaming features" are in iOS 5.

Anyway, I'm on an iPod Touch 2G and will never be able to upgrade to iOS 5 so I'll stick with the many turn-based word games already available for me. But good luck with your game!
11-28-2011, 12:26 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Those games basically built their own systems from the ground up. Certainly possible but challenging, time-consuming, and expensive for a small indie developer. In iOS 5 Apple essentially added the means to do this without developers having to reinvent the wheel every time.

We do want to try to reach as many as possible, which is why we're planning on adding a one player mode. We hope to have that in there within a month.
11-28-2011, 01:04 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy.provost View Post
Those games basically built their own systems from the ground up. Certainly possible but challenging, time-consuming, and expensive for a small indie developer. In iOS 5 Apple essentially added the means to do this without developers having to reinvent the wheel every time.

We do want to try to reach as many as possible, which is why we're planning on adding a one player mode. We hope to have that in there within a month.
Thanks. Sorry if I sounded like a smartass. But it's certain understandable if iOS 5 made it easier for smaller indies to do multiplayer.
11-29-2011, 09:35 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Thanks. Sorry if I sounded like a smartass. But it's certain understandable if iOS 5 made it easier for smaller indies to do multiplayer.
No problem. We're already pretty far along with the one player game with iOS 4 support. Waiting on Apple to approve our 1.0.1 release before we submit.