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iPhone: Trolls!

09-02-2009, 09:39 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Trolls!

Around May, Glentwood the makers of Wobble put out a puzzle game, Trolls, where whoever had the fastest time solving it would win $10,000. The deadline was August 31st, 2009. Here's a link to their website with information on the game:
http://chillifresh.com/2009/05/27/tr...e-app-on-sale/
Here's it's entry on Apptism:
http://www.apptism.com/apps/trolls

I got really got at the game very quickly, and scored on the top of the leaderboad. I remained that way for months and still am. I figured I would receive an email from them, but I have heard nothing. I sent 2 emails, and posted on their twitter, but no response.

Did anyone else compete? Does anyone know what else is happening? I hate to think they stopped the contest but didn't notify anyone.

I included a screenshot of the leaderboard as of yesterday, past the August 31st deadline, and a screenshot of the contest details taken directly from the game.
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09-02-2009, 09:40 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 815
more screenshots please

09-02-2009, 09:43 AM
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Location: London, UK
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shawn_10 View Post
more screenshots please
...did you read the topic? He's not advertising the game. Look it up yourself.

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09-02-2009, 09:51 AM
#4
only in Aus store not US

Funny why would they want to give 10k anyway, that's alot of $$ can not confirm whether it's real or scam
09-02-2009, 09:53 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamdogkc View Post
only in Aus store not US
I got it from the US store. It was available there for a few weeks. If they took it off, wouldn't they still have to honor the people from the US that bought it?
09-02-2009, 09:56 AM
#6
can contact the developer via
Contact him:
PHONE +61 7 3102 4608 or
EMAIL: wobble (AT) clean DOT net DOT au
09-02-2009, 09:57 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamdogkc View Post
Funny why would they want to give 10k anyway, that's alot of $$ can not confirm whether it's real or scam
Exactly. All the information is still up on their website, and the game still works. It looks like there are only 115 people on the leaderboards, so maybe they didn't get the revenue they hoped for. Even so, I don't think you can just close a contest if it isn't going well. Especially without notifying everyone.
09-02-2009, 09:57 AM
#8
seems like his http://twitter.com/tunes also quiet for sometime already
09-02-2009, 09:58 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamdogkc View Post
can contact the developer via
Contact him:
PHONE +61 7 3102 4608 or
EMAIL: wobble (AT) clean DOT net DOT au
I emailed him there, sent an email to their twitter, and also emailed trolls@hotwobble.com. I guess I can try to call them, although it is 1 am there right now.
09-02-2009, 10:00 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 393
it's hard to lure people to buy games for iPhone - maybe they thought that one week's sales will be enough for $10k for a grand prize and the rest of cash will be enough to buy a small island (they must have heard about Fieldrunners or something )...

... but actual numbers could have been smaller (if any), so the contest is long gone now...

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