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10-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
I still think you guys should add that there is NO IAP in the game to the FRONT of the description.
Agree, you should do that... at all costs. That always peaks my interest
10-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
I don't know what to say everyone. We've got a lot of praise here, some of the media out there that have tried the game have really enjoyed it. We've received awards and nods from major sites like TouchArcade, 148apps, Modojo, Wired, etc. etc. and yet people won't talk about, repsond to, or will give this game a shot.

I'm trying to wrap my head around this. For a buck, even to see if the hype is worth it shouldn't be that big of a leap of faith. But for all the positivity surrounding this title, why are we barely treading water over here? Anyone have any suggestions?

10-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,798
SlideToPlay is a well known review site, but they didn't reviewed Polara

Last edited by speed4mee; 10-29-2012 at 12:26 PM.
10-29-2012, 12:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by speed4mee View Post
SlideToPlay is an well known review site, but they didn't reviewed Polara
I know, and we've contacted them a few times to NO response. I know they have an onslaught of titles coming in and are busy and all the other excuses that come with it, but to avoid a free-runner that tried something different and did it WELL is just ridiculous. I'm going to post a list of all our of reviews soon and you can see how well this game was received.

Most of the reviewers had tiny nit picking things that had to do with production, but when it's an indie title, I don't see a number of people hammering things like Hotline Miami which doesn't have the BEST graphics either.

I'm really not understanding this. I can accept failure haha but not when people are enjoying something. What is this Mall Rats?
10-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Some of our Reviews - Scores and Quotes

Here's some of the reviews we've been getting. Just to reassure anyone looking to try our game out


Metacritic:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/polara

Score: 83


Touch Arcade:
http://toucharcade.com/2012/10/17/polara-review/

Score: 4.5/5
"There are plenty of reasons to recommend Polara, but the one that takes it past the tipping point is the sheer volume of quality content."



148apps.com
http://www.148apps.com/reviews/polara-review/

Score: Editor's Choice 4.5/5

"With Polara, players are also arguably getting two games in one. After completing each stage, a separate goal emerges: the collection of the titular letters and a special medallion. The position of each letter cleverly rewires the way players are required to jump, switch colors, and evaluate timing. Meanwhile, perfectionists will be enticed by the pursuit of flawless, no-death runs. All told, Hope This Works shows that ingenuity in design trumps superfluous achievements every time."


Modojo:
http://www.modojo.com/reviews/ipad/polara/

Score: 4.5/5
"Polara takes a good hard look at the flood of games released in the wake of Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run, and sees them for the lazy cash-ins they invariably are. There's not an upgrade in sight and no in-app cash store, just an honest dollar for an honest game."



TUAW:
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/10/15/daily...-runner-genre/

Score: 5/5
"At first, the game is simple -- just asking you to flip back and forth every so often. But very quickly, it requires you to switch between moving targets and sometimes asks you to match up with alternately-colored platforms. Things can get fiendishly difficult right away."



Gamezebo:
http://www.gamezebo.com/games/polara/review

Score: 4/5
"The gameplay elements are really solid. The on-the-fly puzzle feeling is well thought-out, levels are put together perfectly, and the game manages action and strategy well."



Appspy:
http://www.appspy.com/polara-review

Score:4/5
"Polara could easily have fallen apart thanks to its mixed-bag approach to smashing together 'endless runner' concepts we've seen before, but instead it seamlessly stitches blends them together and turns it in to an engrossing challenge."
10-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Mate, this is the mysteries of the world. I think you just have to give it some time. But yeah, funny because my I asked my cousin to play it and two other friends, they were not interested in this, at all...rather play Temple Run. Even when I told them this is the best game I've played all year long.
10-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Just posted 8 codes in the code giveaway forum... just sayin'
10-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
The iPhone 5 update for Polara has just gone gold over at Apple and should be deploying soon!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polara/id551864396?mt=8

Thou shalt not play with black bars anymore!


Happy Halloween everyone
10-31-2012, 06:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,132
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Originally Posted by htwgames View Post
thou shalt not play with black bars anymore!
lol!

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
10-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,132
Just downloaded an update for Polara... But it didnt have a description. Im currently at v1.1.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword