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iPhone: iSamurai news

08-03-2009, 06:00 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 90
iSamurai news

iSamurai Full Version free for 2 days
1) We have been getting a lot of positive email about iSamurai Bluetooth (see below), so we are celebrating by making iSamurai Bluetooth (the full version) free for 2 days.

iSamurai Video Contest
2)iSamurai Bluetooth allows sword fights anywhere, so we are holding an iSamurai video contest. First prize will be an iPod Touch. We will be giving out the prizes in Oct. so hopefully Apple will release a new model by then. There will be 9 other prizes. Full details are available on our web site at http://toykite.com/content/isamurai-...-video-contest.

Testing New Upgrade - other ideas
3) We are testing an upgrade that makes the game more interesting and more fun. It works like this: if a player blocks 3 attacks in a row, his next hit is a critical hit worth 3 normal hits. In our tournaments, this forces a player to watch his opponent and not just attack wildly.

We are also looking at another option: if a player does all 4 attacks in sequence, the opponent dies instantly.

Lastly, we had a suggestion for a "finishing move" similar to Mortal Combat. Perhaps if a player wins by 50% or more (10 hits to 5), he gets to do a final finishing move.

What do you think?

Any other ideas?

Emails from iSamurai Players
Here are some of email messages that people have sent us by pushing a button in iSamurai:

"iSamurai Developers, the game is just plainly awesome!" R.C.

"I deeply enjoyed this application since I have a deep love of kendo." A.S.

"This is the coolest game in the world i love it." Nikolaj N.

"Thank you very much for the perfect game!" David H.

"I just got this game and I am already addicted to the single player mode." C.F.

"iSamurai has got to be one of the best iPhone games yet-- you guys did an amazing job!" Patrick

"I was stage-swordfighting myself a few years ago (mainly fully armored medieval knight combat with longsword) and really enjoyed your app (and the new movie! ). It's amazing how you used the iPhone's limited motion detection to create a fun swordplay experience. All thumbs up! Thanks again for this app!" A. O.

"What a great game. Never seen anything like it on any platform. I'm telling everyone. Can't wait for my first in-person duel. Bound to be the biggest game for blind people in history I'd imagine. ... Can't wait to see where you go from here. Awesome stuff." J.D.



Doug Hogg
Toy Kite Software
http://toykite.com
http://isamuraiapp.com
http://twitter.com/toykitesoftware

Last edited by doughogg; 08-03-2009 at 06:09 PM.
08-03-2009, 06:34 PM
#2
Full version sale not yet reflected in store...but I'm picking this up ASAP!! Loved the lite version.

08-03-2009, 08:43 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Bluetooth Free

The change to free just happened, grab the Bluetooth version now!
(just search for iSamurai)

Cheers,
Robert

http://toykite.com
08-03-2009, 08:55 PM
#4
This is an AWESOME game, if you don't pick it up, well, you're an idiot.
08-03-2009, 09:33 PM
#5
This thing needs more views.
08-03-2009, 09:35 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Behind You!
Posts: 862
Just got it.
08-04-2009, 10:56 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,966
I wish more bluetooth games would ask to enable bluetooth in game as I usually turn it off to save power.

We weren't able to get iSamurai to connect this morning, will try again at lunch when we have more time.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
08-04-2009, 11:04 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
I just had a chance to try the wifi (lite) version with a friend of mine yesterday and it was good fun, so it's amazing news
08-04-2009, 01:02 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
I wish more bluetooth games would ask to enable bluetooth in game as I usually turn it off to save power.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try to get that added to the next release. Can anyone point me to a game that has the above feature so that we can try it.

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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
We weren't able to get iSamurai to connect this morning, will try again at lunch when we have more time.
Until Apple updates iPhone software 3.0, please turn off Wi-Fi on both devices when connecting over Bluetooth, and turn off Bluetooth on both devices when connecting over Wi-Fi. For more info, see http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=18510.

Doug Hogg
Toy Kite Software
08-04-2009, 03:32 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 90
Just received this feedback by email. Definitely made me laugh... I passed it on to the rest of our team:

Quote:
The best too the iSamurai Developers,

Yo wanna know how to make this app better
Go sit on a big couch and grab a beer your done
It dosent get any better
You guys rock well done


Sent from my iPhone 3Gs
I may just do that. I don't know if the author of the email is on Touch Arcade, but if so, thank you... you made my day.

Doug Hogg
Toy Kite Software