iPad: Spellbounders - RPG word game

02-07-2014, 03:37 PM
#1
Spellbounders - RPG word game



About the Game

Spellbounders is an epic multiplayer fantasy word game from developer InsaneRoot. Compete against thousands of players in a battle of wits, words and magic. Unlock new heroes, cast powerful spells and bask in the glory of victory!

Key Features:

Choose Your Hero - Pick your favorite hero and use their unique talents to help you defeat your opponents. Try all the heroes to find the best fit for your playstyle.

Epic Spells - Unleash the secret magic of the board and lay waste to your enemies with powerful spells.

Discover Devastating Tactics - Use your heroes talents to turn the tides of battle and achieve victory!

Vanity Tiles - Unlock dozens of special vanity tiles to separate yourself from your enemies and crush them in style!

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We are currently in the middle of our beta testing phase and always looking for more. Sign up here!
02-07-2014, 10:21 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,223
The art looks great. There seem to be several recent (and excellent) IOS games releases that mix word play with RPG elements, but they are single player focused.

Can you tell anything about the expected release date and the game's revenue model?

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02-08-2014, 11:13 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
The art looks great. There seem to be several recent (and excellent) IOS games releases that mix word play with RPG elements, but they are single player focused.

Can you tell anything about the expected release date and the game's revenue model?
Thanks! We are planning to release sometime before or right around GDC (March 17th).

As for revenue, the game will be a free download. We have 3 out of the 5 heroes free to play with the other two being sold for $0.99.


We will also be selling vanity tiles for $0.99. These are strictly a cosmetic thing that you and your opponents will use to differentiate each other on the battlefield.

Last edited by Ooghi; 02-10-2014 at 03:45 PM.
02-08-2014, 12:03 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,223
The pricing scheme sounds very reasonable, if not underpriced. I signed up for the TestFlight beta and am looking forward to giving this a go.

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02-11-2014, 10:55 AM
#5
Looks interesting. Will definitely take a look when it's released....
02-11-2014, 06:45 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
The pricing scheme sounds very reasonable, if not underpriced. I signed up for the TestFlight beta and am looking forward to giving this a go.
Our mentality is that even if a player buy nothing, they are still adding value to the game by playing and being an opponent for someone else to play against. I think a lot of other F2P games see non-paying customers as not important and thats a toxic mindset that ruins the experience.

Thanks for signing up for the beta! Got your info and will add you to the next build!

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Originally Posted by girlgamer View Post
Looks interesting. Will definitely take a look when it's released....
Thanks girlgamer.
02-11-2014, 10:47 PM
#7
Really love the art! I'm so glad someone is taking these word battle games seriously. With the right mix of characters, power ups, and monsters to battle this could be awesome! Thank you!
02-12-2014, 12:36 AM
#8
Liked the art and would love to give it a try. I applied for the beta with Testflight

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03-22-2014, 11:33 PM
#9
We are happy to announce a release date for SpellBounders! On April 7th you'll be able to download it straight from the App Store! If you can't wait until then, send us a tweet @insaneroot and we'll give you a promo code so you can start playing it right now!

We also put together an "art of" collection for everyone to take a gander at. Hope you guys like it!

03-31-2014, 06:22 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 387
This is a beautiful game. However, if its only multiplayer, this is going to be a problem, since Im waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting for someone to play.
So at this time Im unable to give any actual game play impressions.