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App description: Retro junkies, platform fanatics and game enthusiasts in general, rejoice!
In 1-Bit Hero, you take the role of an unnamed hero who can't stand still. Featuring unique gameplay mechanics and graphics that are about as retro as it gets.

- Time.com: "Give 1-Bit Hero a shot - it takes a lot of courage to go back to square one and put out a game that evokes an entire lost generation of entertainment."
- toucharcade.com : "Mobile-friendly gameplay and great balance of challenge and playability."
- indiegamemag.com : "Featuring a pumping chiptune soundtrack and classic, platform gameplay with unique twists, 1-Bit Hero is bound to make the retro gamer rejoice and give newcomers a new taste of olden day gaming greatness."
- appadvice.com : "The visuals take me back to my childhood, the chiptunes bring a smile to my face, and the controls are fantastic for a platformer."

Features :
- Extremely retro graphics
- Platform gameplay with a unique twist
- Journey through 20 brutally unpredictable levels
- Awesome chiptunes soundtrack
- Universal App; play on both iPhone and iPad
- Game Center Leaderboards & Achievements
- Social network sharing: Share to Facebook & Twitter
- Record and share game replay

How to play :
- Tap left to make the hero turn around
- Tap right to make the hero jump
- Don't die

Owned and published by Macrobean Entertainment Inc. Developed in collaboration with Mudloop.

Mudloop's comments:
Retro junkies, platform fanatics and game enthusiasts in general, rejoice!

In 1-Bit Hero, you take the role of an unnamed hero who can't stand still. Featuring unique gameplay mechanics and graphics that are about as retro as it gets.

There are two versions, one is ad-supported (with an IAP to remove ads), and the other is a premium version, iwhtout ads or IAP.



Free version :


Premium version :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1-bit-hero-premium-edition/id933618160



11-05-2014, 07:02 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,597
Can't wait to try this...
But the icon? Why no retro?

11-05-2014, 07:09 AM
#3
going to download
11-05-2014, 07:48 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazer Kat View Post
Can't wait to try this...
But the icon? Why no retro?
We were going for 80s box art, so it is retro

Like this :
11-05-2014, 06:24 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
Could anyone check if Game Center is working at all (either free or premium version)? It was working in the sandbox (development version of Game Center), and all leaderboards are displayed as "live" in iTunes Connect, but it doesn't seem to be working on my end.

I read a couple of posts in the Apple Developer forums claiming there are some issues with GC at the moment, so I'm hoping it's just that.
11-05-2014, 09:49 PM
#6
This game is awesome! Well done. Anyone who likes a challenge and retro arcade games should be all over this.
11-06-2014, 02:27 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudloop View Post
Could anyone check if Game Center is working at all (either free or premium version)? It was working in the sandbox (development version of Game Center), and all leaderboards are displayed as "live" in iTunes Connect, but it doesn't seem to be working on my end.

I read a couple of posts in the Apple Developer forums claiming there are some issues with GC at the moment, so I'm hoping it's just that.
I tested both premium & free versions.
The Game Center seems to be working fine on the premium one.
On the free version, the leader board pops up but there' soothing there.
I'll post a pic soon.

Edit: here's the pic



Last edited by Lavender; 11-06-2014 at 02:42 AM.
11-06-2014, 07:53 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
Well that just sucks, because in iTunes Connect it says that the leaderboards are submitted correctly.

Contacted Apple support as no one else seems to know how to fix this, and other developers seem to be having the same issue.

EDIT : Once I figure this out, I will submit an update that will submit current best scores to Game Center, so scores will not be lost.

Last edited by Mudloop; 11-06-2014 at 08:39 AM.
11-06-2014, 08:53 AM
#9
This happens with Game Center ALL the freaking time. It's probably less a problem with your app and more a problem with Game Center. It's still worth looking into, though.

I play Glorkian Warrior because I am the Glorkian Warrior.
11-06-2014, 09:36 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glorkbot View Post
This happens with Game Center ALL the freaking time. It's probably less a problem with your app and more a problem with Game Center. It's still worth looking into, though.
Yeah, because both apps (free and premium) use the exact same code to submit, and both have the same "group leaderboards" attached to them, so if it works for one, it should work for both... Still, I hope this doesn't cause any bad reviews, and I hope Apple looks into my support ticket quickly.

Last edited by Mudloop; 11-06-2014 at 10:01 AM.