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Old 12-21-2013, 07:22 AM
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Default We are giving 1000 to number 1 on our Santa Drop leaderboard

Hi All,

We have just launched a little Xmas iOS game and thought I would post it as some great gamers on here.

Its a 'Festive Faller' game where you are Santa falling down a chimney collecting presents and avoiding TNT ( why not ? )

You can see more detail on the game at our site
http://www.the-app-developers.co.uk/...io/santa-drop/

On Xmas Eve we are giving the Top 5 on the leaderboard:

No 1: 1000
No 2: 100
No 3: 100
No 4: 100
No 5: 100

And then again on News Years Eve we are giving away:

No 1: 500
No 2: 100
No 3: 100
No 4: 100
No 5: 100


More details and T&Cs for the competition can be seen at www.santadropforcash.com


Cheers

Ben Hogan

www.the-app-developers.co.uk
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:14 AM
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Is this contest only for the UK? Or is everyone welcome?

I got the game a few days ago it's going to be hard to hold that top spot with the crazy stuff that gets tossed at you in the game
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:44 AM
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Its open to ALL worldwide - payment outside UK might be a couple of days depending on where you are.

You will be surprised how soon you start getting those kind of scores :-)
( Most people play with phone upside down )

Ben
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:04 AM
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I'm in as Quincy jones
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:18 AM
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Just bought the game. I like the gameplay. It's very addictive.

But as for the contest I'm pretty sure that impossible to beat the first place. Because there is no in-app purchase in the game and I think the first five places are people from devs.
I would like to be wrong
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:25 AM
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The top 5 are not in our company - we are not allowing any staff to enter the top 5.

We are not those types of guys - we are cool honest geeks.

Ben
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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ok. sorry for that. I'll try my best to get in best 5
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:50 PM
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What about people who hack the leaderboards?
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:56 PM
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Early days we had a few who found a glitch in the game and some got silly highscores. We forced an update and added some extra security when posting to the web services that enable us to detect official scores ( based on time played, present collected and a few other things that we wont mention )

So all scores currently on the leaderboard are 100% legit.

It would be easier to build a small program on the Arduino and use a couple of step motors, learn the pattern of the game and increase the speed of when the step motors move the phone to play the game automatically... ( I was tempted to try this myself)

Regards

Ben
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:28 PM
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I don't see how a few of those scores were achieved, but I also don't understand how they have scores that high already, or has this been out a long time? Is everyone on the leaderboard in the contest?

What scores are everyone on here getting for this? My best is 20,372 and I don't see how I could double that let alone come anywhere near 300,000+. Frankly I believe the top scores were not legit, I'm not sure if it would be possible for someone to cause the game to slow down drastically (i.e. more time to see and react to the screen), but if so that's what they did. Unless after about 20,000 your score starts to go up at a ridiculously accelerated rate. I am on an iPod touch 5th gen though, so maybe it's just slightly laggy for me and getting a high score is harder, I don't know.

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