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Is Rocky River Game TOO Hard???

04-07-2015, 01:03 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 5
Is Rocky River Game TOO Hard???

Hello,

I designed "Rocky River" to be a retro game based on a novel concept, which is that of a fish fighting the current in its journey upstream. Users must fight the current as they navigate the one-path river and fall back with the current with necesasary. I wanted Rocky River to be challenging, but data suggests its its extremely difficult to pick up. Those who have figured it out have told me not to change a thing, but its hard seeing so many low scores! Would love feedback from a community who plays games as friends and family don't give great feedback.

iOS: bit.ly/1ywhkwb Android: bit.ly/16HaUT6

Video Showing its not Impossible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSoWEblEFw

Thanks in advance for Feedback and for playing,
-Shaun
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04-14-2015, 11:14 AM
#2
Re: Is Rocky River Game TOO Hard???

This game is a pain in the a$$! But i really like it. The learning curve may be your barrier to getting new users if they give up too early, but games are meant to be challenging I'd compare it Swing Copters when you start out, but, once you find a rhythm you get it. Veteran mode is more fun too once you know how to play bec it feels like you are actually fighting a current, which I think is what you were going for?.. Anyway, Great game and good luck!

-SirTapsAlot
04-21-2015, 08:50 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 5
Thanks for playing and for the feedback! I may move to make the entire game just Veteran mode so people play it exclusively. Also, on 4/20 I released another update that should help the learning curve along. I updated the demo scene, added a tips button and removed ads completly until a minimum score is reached and the user demonstrates they understand the mechanics. Hope it helps our user retention numbers.
07-18-2015, 04:11 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 5
Rocky River Browser Version - Live

Rocky River browser version is now live!

You can play at the following sites:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/sell...ms/rocky-river

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/660904