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App description: Cavemania is a match-3 game with strategy and dinosaurs!

From the developers of Age of Empires and Age of Mythology comes a new kind of match-3 game that combines turn-based combat and strategy with object-matching madness, providing prehistoric fun for casual and hardcore gamers alike!

Enjoy endlessly challenging and re-playable missions!
Compete with friends to see who will go down in prehistory via Facebook and Twitter!
Help the Chieftain reunite his scattered tribe while battling fearsome Stone Age foes.
Evolve your Tribe. Win levels to unlock a bevy of upgradable units and buildings. Explore multiple paths to victory depending on the units and buildings you choose to use.
BONK AND SMASH! Unleash your tribes powerful special abilities. Send a Sabertooth flying with the Warriors Bonk. Stun a snarling T-Rex with your Slinger. Use your Hunter to lure a hungry dinosaur into an ambush.
Choose from over 100 upgrades for your tribal followers.
Build your way to victory: Assemble a Granary or Quarry to gather resources faster, construct a Temple to charge-up your tribe members with super powers so many ways to win!

"Its simple enough for any casual player and deep enough for some hardcore gamers looking for a little more out of their secret love for Bejeweled. - Kotaku

"[L]et me tell you, this thing is more exciting than the discovery of fire a fantastically deep, and a fantastically fun take on the match-three adventure genre." - Gamezebo

"Its free, its fun and its got cavemen bonking dinosaurs on the head. Give it a download. What are you waiting for, another ice age? - Arcade Sushi

BXP_Thunder's comments:
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Cavemania is a free match-3 game with strategy… and dinosaurs!

Help the Chieftain reunite his scattered tribe while battling fearsome prehistoric foes. Win levels to unlock a bevy of upgradeable units and buildings.

Cavemania Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavemaniagame
Cavemania Twitter: @cavemania

09-19-2013, 12:02 PM
#2
Updated - the reddit AMA has wrapped up but of course you can still check out the questions and answers.

Dave Pottinger - CEO of BonusXP and designer/programmer will be taking questions via reddit ask me anything today starting at 2pm EST (about an hour from now). He worked on Cavemania of course, but also games like Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, Halo Wars, and Monster Crew.

You can find out more about him via his bio on our website.

Last edited by BXP_Thunder; 09-19-2013 at 06:45 PM. Reason: Updating post - reddit AMA has ended

09-20-2013, 01:40 PM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: Burlingame CA
Posts: 2,382
Is there a timer, or do you get unlimited time for each move? That's always my first question for puzzle games.
09-20-2013, 03:47 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by DaviddesJ View Post
Is there a timer, or do you get unlimited time for each move? That's always my first question for puzzle games.
You get unlimited time.
09-20-2013, 04:03 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,319
Game Impressions

I enjoy match 3 games and while I usually avoid freemium, I decided to give this one a try. I have put in well over an hour into it (about 20 levels worth) and I am progressing without any problems. The freemium elements seem very tame up to this point and the game has a bunch of interesting strategy elements to it. I will keep playing. This is definitely worth a look if you like this style of game.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
09-20-2013, 05:05 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 543
Surprised this hasn't gotten more discussion yet. The look is a bit off putting to me, but the team has great pedigree behind it (some of the key guy(s) behind Age of Empires)

Solid match-3 gameplay. They add some interesting new elements around gathering resources to build units, and defeating enemies on the field. I'm ~20 levels in without feeling the need to pay for anything.

The actual $$$ cost of the freemium elements does seem, predictably, outrageous. Still, it's worth the free download for the new ideas around match-3/base building.
09-21-2013, 01:52 PM
#7
Thanks guys - we're pretty happy with the reception the game has gotten so far.

Any favorite units or powers yet? Upgrading the Warrior Bonk power is pretty amusing/useful. I have been saving gold lately for Villager and Healer upgrades.
09-21-2013, 05:32 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,443
Played for awhile almost passed first episode, simple and fun. I saw a IAP for episode 3, did it a wall lock?
09-21-2013, 07:27 PM
#9
Game Impressions

09-22-2013, 08:09 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Max_ View Post
Played for awhile almost passed first episode, simple and fun. I saw a IAP for episode 3, did it a wall lock?
Hi Max - if memory serves me correctly, Episode 2 is free, Episode 3 is ask 3 Facebook friends to help you unlock it and then play it for free or you can pay $0.99 to play it and not do any of the Facebook friends stuff.