Spirit Sweeper, a PvP Minesweeper game for mobile!

11-07-2014, 10:18 AM
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Spirit Sweeper, a PvP Minesweeper game for mobile!

We've been working around the clock to fix our server issues and are finally getting ready to submit to iOS. So, without further ado: Spirit Sweeper!

Intro Vid:

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Intra-Office Tourney!:

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Guide:

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And here's some excerpts from our dev diary:

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It’s finally time to talk about Spirit Sweeper!

In my earlier post I talked about MineSweeper Flags. One unfortunate aspect of that game is that, because each successful mine found leads to an additional turn, one unfortunate mishap can cause a huge part of the board to open up, leading to certain victory for the other side.

The second thing that’s a bit unfortunate about Minesweepers Flag is that it’s quite limited, strategically, because it only has one item that can be used. As I discussed before, it offers the user a bomb that opens up a 9×9 area for the player that is significantly behind. It would be better if it offered more strategic variance.

In Spirit Sweeper, we solve these two problems by adding “skills” to the game. Skills are available at specific moments in the game, when the “energy” bar is filled up. The energy bar is filled each according the numbers that are revealed when opening up a tile, or tiles. So even if you give up a lot of opportunities to your opponents, you’re compensated for it by the amount of energy you have available to you to use your skill.
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Find out more on our website, www.spiritsweeper.com. And please support us on preapps!
http://www.preapps.com/new-android-a...t-sweeper/2353
11-07-2014, 02:23 PM
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Seems cool always wondered about a pvp minesweeper game. I will check it out.

Gl with the marketing and what not unfortunately there are like 500 mine sweeper games already on the store so visibility might be a bit of an issue.

11-07-2014, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Touchmint View Post
Seems cool always wondered about a pvp minesweeper game. I will check it out.

Gl with the marketing and what not unfortunately there are like 500 mine sweeper games already on the store so visibility might be a bit of an issue.
is there really that many? We should really reconsider our marketing direction then.. what do you think would be a good strategy?
11-08-2014, 12:43 AM
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Yea I had actually thought of just making a simple minesweeper for fun (since I love it so much). But noticed there are ~500 search results on the App Store for the term minesweeper.

I would market heavy on pvp and online maybe include that in the title? (Name : online pvp live something?)There are only 4 online results and 0 pvp results. Just focus your keywords on the interaction terms (pvp online live? Etc). I'm no pro but that's the direction I would head.

Don't sweat though there might be a lot of minesweeper games but it looks like yours is one of the only online ones and the best of them.

Last edited by Touchmint; 11-08-2014 at 12:45 AM.
11-08-2014, 04:02 AM
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But noticed there are ~500 search results on the App Store for the term minesweeper.
11-11-2014, 04:56 AM
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Toucharcade Preview

Wow, toucharcade was kind enough to give us a preview!
http://toucharcade.com/2014/11/10/sp...r-multiplayer/

Check out more info on our website at www.spiritsweeper.com

Note: would anyone like to participate in a pre-release version? We're still working out some server bugs and would love it if people could play it for us that are outside of Korea. Please comment here if interested. Thank you.
11-12-2014, 07:21 AM
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I would love to try this if you are still looking for helpers. Thanks.
11-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by LatisGlobal View Post
is there really that many? We should really reconsider our marketing direction then.. what do you think would be a good strategy?
Yes it's pretty crowded . "Minesweeper" is a common enough search that it can work if you manage to remain in the top 5 when people search for the word, but that's a really tough task. And outside of that top 5 there's not a lot of money to be made I'm afraid.

(I speak from experience as I released my own "multiplayer minesweeper" last summer . It was a very different concept though, an MMO game where everybody plays at the same time on an infinite word: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=235703 )
11-13-2014, 01:33 AM
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Open BETA



Hey Everyone!

The launch of our game Spirit Sweeper was delayed due to some server issues, so we decided to open up our beta to the public in the mean time.

You can visit our website and click the “Open Beta” banner to sign up.

During this test, the player who earns the top ranking will be rewarded with a $25 Amazon gift card.

We will also do a random iTunes gift card draw for participants that leave their feedback of the game on our forum.

So head on our to the Spirit Sweeper website and sign-up! We’ll send you the details via e-mail. Don’t miss the chance to win some great prizes!
11-13-2014, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by lif View Post
Yes it's pretty crowded . "Minesweeper" is a common enough search that it can work if you manage to remain in the top 5 when people search for the word, but that's a really tough task. And outside of that top 5 there's not a lot of money to be made I'm afraid.

(I speak from experience as I released my own "multiplayer minesweeper" last summer . It was a very different concept though, an MMO game where everybody plays at the same time on an infinite word: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=235703 )
Wow dude thanks for sharing. I really really like that gif you show of the expanding game world too... so cool!