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Touch Arcade forums' Game of the Week (July 31)

View Poll Results: What was your favorite release the week of July 12?
Deep Loot 20 48.78%
Micromon 4 9.76%
80 Days 7 17.07%
Blood Bowl 3 7.32%
Super Heavy Sword 3 7.32%
Epic Skater 0 0%
Impossible Flyer 1 2.44%
Murl the Squirrel 1 2.44%
Rotate 2 4.88%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll
08-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
Touch Arcade forums' Game of the Week (July 31)

The winners of last week's Game of the Week poll are in...

First Place: Traps ‘N Gemstones (19 votes)
Second Place: Poptile (5 votes)
Third Place: Modern Combat 5: Blackout (3 votes)

Last week's GOTW thread:

The first part is nomination where every member can vote up to 5 games to be included in the poll. Releases active before Saturday are eligible (even if they aren't listed in this original post), weekend releases can be nominated the following poll. 10 games with the most nominations will then be added to the poll on Sunday. Poll will remain open until next Wednesday and whichever game has the max votes, will be Touch Arcade forum's Game of the Week.

Please note:
1) Developers, publishing partners, or affiliates cannot vote for their own games. If your game is in the poll, you can't vote for it. You are free to ask TA forum posters in your game release thread to vote for your game... but please don't post multiple messages about it.
2) This voting is for TA members with some activity. If you have to ask someone to create a new account to vote, you're doing it wrong.
3) Suspect votes may be void.
4) Game updates, no matter how significant are not eligible for GOTW. There are enough new games to nominate that haven't been considered before.

Notice of this poll may be given in the threads of all nominated games.

You can see new games by looking at AppShopper.com and checking the "New" tab.

80 Days

Angels In the Sky

Blood Bowl [iPad Only]


Crazy Taxi: City Rush

Deep Loot

Empire Manager HD

Family Feud 2


Ice Wings Plus

Impossible Flyer

Iron Knights


Left Turn Madness


Murl the Squirrel

Rotate – A Rotating World

Skyling Garden Defense

Why Does It Spin?

Credit to Ap0calypse, ImNoSuperman, TriggyWiggy, Arta, TheFrost, and EchoSeven for the GOTW legacy.

Last edited by undeadcow; 08-01-2014 at 04:24 PM.
08-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Deep Loot
Super Crossfighter

EDIT: Added Super Crossfighter coz at first i thought it wont be legible... Is it?

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 08-01-2014 at 11:46 AM.

08-01-2014, 10:42 AM
Blood Bowl
Murl the Squirrel
Super Crossfighter

I also bought Angels in the Sky, Ice Wings Plus, Pinta Loves Balloons, and Why Does It Spin?, but I liked the above titles a little more.

Last edited by GuyOnDrugs (GOD); 08-04-2014 at 07:42 PM.
08-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 841
80 Days
Deep Loot

I'm an app-oholic! And there's no 12-step program...
IAPs = I Ain't Purchasing, son !
08-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,350
Super Heavy Sword
Super Crossfighter
08-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,114
Super Crossfighter
Super Heavy Sword
Deep Loot
08-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,501
Deep Loot
Impossible Flyer
Murl The Squirrel
Epic Skater

Game Center: sink_or_swim

Last edited by sink_or_swim; 08-01-2014 at 07:32 PM.
08-01-2014, 11:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
I think the issue has already been settled that game updates should NOT be considered for Game of the Week (circa Sonic the Hedgehog remaster).

Super Crossfighter is a re-release of a pre-existing game due to a change in publishers and with some seemingly minor changes. What is a consensus on eligibility for Game of the Week consideration? I didn't yet include in in the original post because I assumed it had already been considered during it's initial release and a preference to reserve GOTW for new releases. Is there reason to see Super Crossfighter as an exception or to entirely change the rule? At a glance I say no, but need feedback/opinions and will go with whatever concensus.

For what it's worth here is the change log for Super Crossfire being re-released as Super Crossfighter...
* Rebalanced victory points to be more generous.
* Reduced VP cost of Survival unlocks significantly (as well as a few other minor unlocks).
* Reduced the max temporary upgrade points you can buy in the upgrade menu.
* Added PC-style Background UI with score/waves/etc (adds some nice depth to the visuals).
* Improved enemy shot visibility.
* Native Game Center support for achievements/leaderboards.
* Controller support for iOS7/MFi controllers (all types).
* Improved iCade support.
* Various other fixes (including a name change).

Last edited by undeadcow; 08-01-2014 at 01:05 PM.
08-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,207
80 Days
08-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,362
Super Heavy Sword

It may have some technical flaws in the menus but the game itself is great.

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