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Pears, a game that isn't about pears

02-23-2015, 02:19 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 23
Pears, a game that isn't about pears

Hi. Long time reader, first time poster :-)

I'm very excited (and nervous) to show you my first iPhone/iPad game. It's called Pears and I'm hoping to release it next week. I'm very proud of it!

If I had to try to describe the gameplay, I'd say it's like a cross between Candy Crush and Tetris, but it's very much its own unique game. It will be released as a pay-once game with no adverts or in-app purchase shenanigans.

Screenshot:



Here's the App Store description:

Pears is a simple game of matching coloured tiles.

Match two whites to make a red. Match another red to make a green. Two greens make a blue, and so on. But as the numbers stack up, lower numbers nearby get knocked out. And that's where the strategy starts...

It's easy to play. It's fast, fun, and satisfying.

It's new and it's really good. It's Pears :-)

Features:
* Simple one-finger gameplay
* Elegant and minimalist presentation
* Social network support: Game Center, Facebook and Twitter
* A bit like a match 3 game, but you match 2, so it's faster
* Sarcastic name to mock people who can't spell "pairs"










Last edited by meejahor; 02-24-2015 at 08:04 AM. Reason: added screenshot
02-23-2015, 02:23 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,636
Intriguing, i like match 3s and games with numbers. But honestly, i don't really get the part about the lowest numbers being removed. Looking forward to see it in action soon.
02-23-2015, 02:32 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by amusing Grace View Post
But honestly, i don't really get the part about the lowest numbers being removed.
That has been a real stumbling block in doing the tutorial, and writing the App Store description. It's a super-simple game to play so I wanted the tutorial / description to be simple, but maybe that bit does still need more explanation.

Basically, if you pair a 3 with a 4 to make a 7 then any tile less than 7 to the left or right, above or below, gets removed.

I might have to include a diagram in the tutorial lol. It's really obvious how it works when you play, it's just a strangely difficult thing to explain in text!

Anyway thanks for looking. I hope you have a lot of fun with the game when it comes out :-)
02-23-2015, 02:57 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by meejahor View Post
That has been a real stumbling block in doing the tutorial, and writing the App Store description. It's a super-simple game to play so I wanted the tutorial / description to be simple, but maybe that bit does still need more explanation.

Basically, if you pair a 3 with a 4 to make a 7 then any tile less than 7 to the left or right, above or below, gets removed.

I might have to include a diagram in the tutorial lol. It's really obvious how it works when you play, it's just a strangely difficult thing to explain in text!

Anyway thanks for looking. I hope you have a lot of fun with the game when it comes out :-)
That one line explanation did the job for me
Remeber that you can upload a video to the Appstore page now. A diagram in the first or second screenshot in the store would additionaly help as some folks don't read descriptions or watch the videos.
02-23-2015, 06:25 PM
#5
Looking forward to this!
02-24-2015, 05:31 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valentia View Post
Looking forward to this!
Thanks Valentia! I'm looking forward to people playing it :-)