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Your Opinion of Game Description for Match 3D Flick Puzzle

View Poll Results: What description do you like the best
Number One: The Normal One 9 69.23%
Number Two: The Extreme One 4 30.77%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll
06-29-2009, 06:00 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 881
Your Opinion of Game Description for Match 3D Flick Puzzle

First, the game:



The Two Descriptions:

Number One:

Quote:
Match 3D Flick Puzzle is the is more than a single great matching game, it's several games in one.

Your playfield is a 3D supercube consisting of 512 smaller cubes. Easy-to-use controls allow you to access individual planes and faces of the cube. In Match 3D matches of three or more of the same patterned cubes can occur in three dimensions as well. Special cubes provide wild-card instant-matches, cube-blasting explosions, and bonus blocks.

Match 3D offers many play options -- from casual to intense.

Classic: Blocks removed are replaced with new blocks. You progress from level to level by scoring a specific number of matches

Survival: Blocks removed are not replaced. You progress from level by level by removing all possible matches on the board

Un-Timed vs Timed: Create a casual game experience or an incredibly intense one. It's your choice.

Locked vs Unlocked blocks: A challenge for the skilled players - locked blocks appear at higher levels and cannot be moved

Special bonuses are earned as you score more matches. These can be used to help you progress to new levels.

Match 3D saves multiple games in progress automatically, records your high score and features three different music selections or allows you to play music from your iPod instead of the game's music.
Number Two:

Quote:
OMG! Look out! It's MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE

You think this is another cute tile matching game? Are you crazy??? MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE EATS TILE GAMES FOR BREAKFAST!

These FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness are seriously going to mess with your brain.

Look at that 3D goodness. No wait, don't look, because MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE is going to make you wish you had never played it.

This CRAZY stuff is going to take over your life.

WTH! You can look INSIDE THE CUBE! Don't Panic!

WAIT! Did I just see you flick that cube around? And you can get super close to it? Did I just set off a MASSIVE EXPLOSION. IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?

Admit it, MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE just made you cry a little, didn't it?

Avoid staring at the pictures because it will FREAK YOU OUT!

What's this? SURVIVAL GAME! TIMED! You want this? Really?

YOU CAN'T HANDLE SURVIVAL TIMED! You don't have to. MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE will satisfy any mania for puzzle play. Classic or Survival. Timed or Not. Unlimited Levels.

IMPORTANT WARNING: If you show this game to your friends they will probably steal your iPhone or iPod touch. Or maybe just pay you $$$ so they can play it too.

WHY ARE YOU STARING AT THIS PAGE? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW!

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
06-29-2009, 06:20 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
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I want it all!

The 'tude is fun BUT I still would want to know the basics of the different modes of play. Perhaps an abridged version of part 1 but start off with a little of part 2.

For example, start off with the bold claims the game will consume you and that you can't even make it to the second level of timed survival and then launch into the abridged description of various play modes. You figure those who want the 'tude and to be dared can stop reading after the first two sentences and those that WANT to understand the game can get a more complete description.

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06-29-2009, 06:22 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 881
I appreciate the replies and votes. Keep them coming in.

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
06-29-2009, 06:27 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
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I agree with LordGek...include an "attention grabber" intro, but potential buyers need the info from #1 so they know exactly what the game it all about.
06-29-2009, 06:30 PM
#5
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Posts: 881
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
I agree with LordGek...include an "attention grabber" intro, but potential buyers need the info from #1 so they know exactly what the game it all about.
So, it seems like we should go with the 'extreme' opening and then switch to a more conventional 'informative' description.

Cool.

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
06-29-2009, 07:19 PM
#6
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Yup, something like -

These FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness are seriously going to mess with your brain!!!

...and then the info from #1

And maybe end with -

WHY ARE YOU STARING AT THIS PAGE? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW!

or

WHY ARE YOU STILL STARING? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS FOR YOURSELF!
06-29-2009, 07:33 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 881
Good stuff, thanks.

We've had this game in beta test for a long time. It only makes sense to treat the description with as much care.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
Yup, something like -

These FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness are seriously going to mess with your brain!!!

...and then the info from #1

And maybe end with -

WHY ARE YOU STARING AT THIS PAGE? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW!

or

WHY ARE YOU STILL STARING? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS FOR YOURSELF!

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
06-29-2009, 10:00 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,710
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
Yup, something like -

These FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness are seriously going to mess with your brain!!!

...and then the info from #1
I think it's perfect.

A good and intriguing call then the game itself well explained.

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8
06-29-2009, 11:49 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 881
So, what do you think of this?

Look out! It's MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE!

MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE has FIVE HUNDRED AND TWELVE cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness to mess with your brain.

Match 3D Flick Puzzle is more than a awesome matching game, it's EIGHT different games that will satisfy your puzzle playing mania.

Your playfield is a 3D supercube consisting of 512 smaller cubes. Easy-to-use controls allow you to access individual planes and faces of the cube. Flick the cube to turn it. Shake your iPhone or iPod touch to spin it.

In Match 3D matches of three or more of the same patterned cubes can occur in three dimensions as well. Special cubes enhance play with wild-card instant-matches, cube-blasting explosions, and bonus blocks.

Match 3D offers many addictive play options -- from casual to intense.
  • Classic: Blocks removed are replaced with new blocks. You progress from level to level by scoring a specific number of matches.
  • Survival: Blocks removed are not replaced. You progress from level by level by removing all possible matches on the board.
  • Un-Timed vs Timed: Create a casual game experience or an incredibly intense one that tests your speed. It's your choice.
  • Locked vs Unlocked blocks: A challenge for the pro puzzle player - locked blocks appear at higher levels and cannot be moved.
  • Special bonuses are earned as you score more matches. These can be used to help you progress to new unlimited levels.
Match 3D saves multiple games in progress automatically, records your high score and features three different music selections or allows you to play music from your iPod instead of the game's music.

WHY ARE YOU STARING AT THIS PAGE? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW! AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS FOR YOURSELF!

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto
06-30-2009, 12:59 AM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Underworld
Posts: 9,230
Just to let you know...I am only using red to make my comments stand out from what you've written...please don't take anything I say as criticism, but as honest commentary...I tried to read the description as someone who has never seen your game before, or might be new to the store...lol, they did just come out with a new phone. Also feel free to not use or change anything I say...like I said, I'm just offering you (what I hope is) constructive criticism.

Look out! It's MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE!

MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE has 512 cubes of the hottest puzzle playing goodness to mess with your brain.

Match 3D Flick Puzzle is more than an awesome matching game, it's EIGHT different games that will satisfy your puzzle playing mania.

You have MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE very prominent in the first 3 sentences...it seems a bit too repetitive.

I would suggest -
"Look out! It's MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE!

MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE has 512 cubes of puzzle playing goodness to mess with your brain.

This game is more than a simple matching game, it has EIGHT different modes that are sure to satisfy your puzzle playing mania.

I only suggest you saying 8 different modes, versus games, because in your descriptions below they are all variations on making 3 matches that each provide a new wrinkle on how to experience the basic game.

You must manipulate a 3D supercube consisting of 512 smaller cubes. Easy-to-use controls allow you to access the individual planes and faces of the cube. Flick the cube to turn it. Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch to spin it.

(I don't understand how flicking the cube to turn, versus shake to spin are different things? It needs some clarification to me.)

You must make matches of three or more of the same patterned cubes, and these can be along one cube face or in three dimensions. Special cubes enhance play with wild-card instant-matches, cube-blasting explosions, and bonus blocks.

(is there anything more you can add regarding the special cubes? are there powerups...oooo, or are their achievements, like for making a certain number of combos in a row? I'm just asking since it would be nice to put the stuff about powerups, etc. in their own paragraph since that is something that will make the game an exciting experience)

Match 3D Flick Puzzle offers many addictive play options -- from casual to intense.

I would indent these, if possible, just to set them apart.

Classic: Blocks removed are replaced with new blocks. You progress from level to level by scoring a specific number of matches.

Survival: Blocks removed are not replaced. You progress from level by level by removing all possible matches on the board.

The Survival description needs some clarification to me. From your description, it seems that if there were theoretically only 5 matches possible, that once you got those, then you would go to the next level. Is this what you mean to say?

Un-Timed vs Timed: Create a casual game experience or an incredibly intense one that tests your speed under pressure. It's your choice.

Locked vs Unlocked blocks: A challenge for the true pro puzzle player - locked blocks appear at higher levels and cannot be moved.

In Locked mode, can locked cubes be removed by making a match with them? If so, that should be added to the mode description.

Special bonuses are earned as you score more matches. These can be used to help you progress to new unlimited levels.
(need more details on this...do you earn them with combo matches, reaching a specific number of simple match 3's, or...? And maybe a couple of examples of what they do perhaps.)

Match 3D Flick Puzzle saves multiple games in progress automatically, records your high score and features three different music selections. You may also play music from your iPod instead of the game's music.

(oooo, this sounds intriguing...how does it save multiple instances? If it does it by player name, then multiple people could be using the phone to play...like say a husband/wife, bf/gf...could each have their own saved games on a shared device...i'm thinking of Peggle)

WHY ARE YOU STILL STARING AT THIS PAGE? JUST BUY MATCH 3D FLICK PUZZLE NOW AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS FOR YOURSELF!

Questions:
-When new cubes come in, say for classic mode, do they only fall from one direction, fall from a direction depending on phone orientation, materialize in place?
-Are there achievements or trophies players can earn and have displayed in an "Achievements" section?
-Are there local/global leaderboards - these seem to be very important to players so they feel there is a competitive reason to play a game over and over.

Last edited by Devilishly Good; 06-30-2009 at 01:04 AM.