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Tell me our app doesn't suck...

View Poll Results: Does our game suck...
Doesn't suck, I like it 2 11.11%
Doesn't suck, but needs more challenges 3 16.67%
Kinda sucks, not imaginative 3 16.67%
Sucks 10 55.56%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll
09-18-2009, 10:17 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Cupertino
Posts: 53
Tell me our app doesn't suck...

Hi, I the dev for rideNgive (99˘ + Lite) app that's live on the app store. We think we've got a fun game, full 3D physics, solid frame rates, a kick ass sound track... plus: a monkey, throwing bananas. What more could you ask for?

Seriously, it's been a challenge getting feedback from users and as we're planning follow-up games to this title, we'd really like to hear from TA members.

Links and marketing blurb below.

--yarri

rideNgive Lite
rideNgive Full

Ride, you crazy monkey! rideNgive Lite, a 3D racing game with 3 levels, and three modes, crazy jumps, power ups and flying bananas! Plus, share your "activator" points with others using Facebook and our global "contributors" board. It's not how much you can win. It's how much can you share?

PLAY

rideNgive is the second in a series of socially conscious games from playNgive(TM) combining strategy, action and social action. Ride through more than 12 levels in the full version. See how many targets you can jump and touch, but watch out for the traffic cones -- throw bananas to clear out the road.

GIVE

Compare your scores to the global "contributors" board and give your "activator" points away by logging into playNgive.com, and connecting with other users through Facebook.

© playNgive, LLC. playNgive is a social mobile and online games network connecting people and charitable organizations. Our company is built with the mission to provide a fun way of raising awareness of important charitable programs through the art of game play and social action through "activators™”.

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playNgive LLC - social gaming on the iPhone
Company Info
AppStore: Sumo Tap (2D Multiplayer fun) Circus Blast (3D Puzzle Shooter)
Coming Soon: Pictahunt! (Turn-based Social Word Game)
09-18-2009, 10:18 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 81
haaa looks funny

Current Favorites: Starbase Orion, Spelltower, PuzzleJuice, Mass Effect, Waking Mars

09-18-2009, 10:21 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I think it'd help with the marketing if you changed the order of your screenshots on the App Store. The first screenshot should be the gameplay... I have to go all the way to the last one just to get a clearer idea of what I'm going to be doing in the game. I always want to know straight away what the game itself looks like, then if it's nice to look at... menu screens come second. The game over screen should be last.

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09-18-2009, 10:26 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 81
Downloaded the lite version, would be nice if the game had a accelerometer recalibration in the pause menu... i mean it's pretty much essential. If you happen to be holding the device at a 20 degree angle as the loading menu suggests, you have to pretty much stand on your head in order to get the right angle to make the monkey move forward... Also, maybe i'm doing something wrong but the "hop" button doesn't do anything...

Fun though for what it is.

Current Favorites: Starbase Orion, Spelltower, PuzzleJuice, Mass Effect, Waking Mars
09-18-2009, 10:45 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I think it'd help with the marketing if you changed the order of your screenshots on the App Store.
Yup. Plus more in-game screenshots instead to just two right now. Also those screenshots need to be rotated to landscape as the the game itself is in landscape mode. Makes it very odd to look at.
09-18-2009, 03:39 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Cupertino
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Yup. Plus more in-game screenshots instead to just two right now. Also those screenshots need to be rotated to landscape as the the game itself is in landscape mode. Makes it very odd to look at.
Would never have thought of that... As a dev, all I see are polys and code.

Thanks!

--yarri

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playNgive LLC - social gaming on the iPhone
Company Info
AppStore: Sumo Tap (2D Multiplayer fun) Circus Blast (3D Puzzle Shooter)
Coming Soon: Pictahunt! (Turn-based Social Word Game)
09-18-2009, 06:02 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Ride and give? Wow that sounds like what I do with my girlfriend.

ANYWAYS, ughh..this game's not too special :\.

Twitter: @back2this
09-19-2009, 08:48 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Cupertino
Posts: 53
So.... I appreciate the feedback (made some changes) but what you're saying is if I made a game where things blow up, or, even better, you shoot someone that would be better? Quit coding racing games and build shoot-em-ups?

More "shumps," less bikes?

--yarri

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playNgive LLC - social gaming on the iPhone
Company Info
AppStore: Sumo Tap (2D Multiplayer fun) Circus Blast (3D Puzzle Shooter)
Coming Soon: Pictahunt! (Turn-based Social Word Game)