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And the Award Goes To...Schiau Studios, for "Alchemize!"

10-20-2009, 07:35 AM
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And the Award Goes To...Schiau Studios, for "Alchemize!"

"What award?" you might ask.
Well, the award for "Most Blatant Use of Shill Reviewers in the App Store."
Of reviews for the current version of Alchemize, I count 47 shill reviews* and 9 non-shill reviews.

Many of the non-shill reviews point out that the game does not run on 2.2.1 even though the dev claims that it does. When I emailed the dev about this issue he denied it was a problem.

Quick FYI to Schiau Studios: If you're going to pull a stunt like temporarily pricing your game at $39.99 it would be best to wait until after the stunt to flood the app store with shill reviews. It would draw less attention your your unethical behavior. Just FYI, like I said.

*my criteria for determining "shill reviews:" people who only review Alchemize; or Alchemize and another Shiau Studios game; or Alchemize and a free game. When in doubt, I counted the reviews as legitimate.
10-20-2009, 02:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
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Congratulations Schiau(ster) studios

10-20-2009, 02:11 PM
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Location: UK
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yeah, the trophy is coming in the post .

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10-20-2009, 02:15 PM
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Let's give em a big hand!

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You know what, this is stupid. Why am I even doing this?
10-20-2009, 02:57 PM
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Worst idea ever!
10-20-2009, 03:04 PM
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Schiau Studios is...

10-20-2009, 03:11 PM
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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Can we consolidate the shill accusations to the one shill megathread so the dozen people who care about this can keep their pow wow in one place?