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iPhone: Blue Skies 2.0 Available

09-20-2008, 07:34 AM
#1
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Blue Skies 2.0 Available

The full version of Blue Skies 2.0 is now available in the App Store!

The lite 2.0 version was released a day before the full version, so now you can get it and there is no confusion between version numbers.

Over 30,000 people have downloaded Blue Skies Lite on the first day, and the reviews have been great. Thanks for all your support.
09-20-2008, 08:35 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPGGuy View Post
The full version of Blue Skies 2.0 is now available in the App Store!

The lite 2.0 version was released a day before the full version, so now you can get it and there is no confusion between version numbers.

Over 30,000 people have downloaded Blue Skies Lite on the first day, and the reviews have been great. Thanks for all your support.
Congrats on the reception of your app dude, I like the new version with the added eye candy.

09-20-2008, 08:51 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sweden
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I lost all my progress!

The update adds many new features but unfortunaly it will also wipe your progress.
09-20-2008, 11:22 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiller ONE View Post
The update adds many new features but unfortunaly it will also wipe your progress.
Yep - same problem for me, and I have to say... having to go through those first 10 levels again is a drag. I wish there were a way to choose a starting level, or at least choose to skip all the introductory levels. Next update? Of course it would have been better had it just kept our progress.

EDIT: The game is definitely improved, once you get past the loss of progress. I'm wondering if it was due to a bug in Blue Skies or a bug in the firmware - I lost data in Dizzy Bee once after updating it, before 2.1.

Level 8 is better now that it's not just mines. I wish you could see what difficulty level you are playing at - I think I started on Hard difficulty, but I'm not sure. I like the clouds and rain, etc.

Last edited by crunc; 09-20-2008 at 02:31 PM.
09-20-2008, 05:59 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 143
Ya this is a really cool game.... D/L the Demo then the real thing....


#1 Can you Pause a Game?

Now the rest of my email is nit picky little baby stuff. So to the Developer... Awesome work. But these are things I saw that bothered me.

*The gun sound could be better.
*Strafe?
*More Enemies
*This game is fun (Hey thats not a Gripe!)
09-20-2008, 07:30 PM
#6
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Posts: 826
To pause the game during gameplay click the power button and again to unpause.
09-20-2008, 07:33 PM
#7
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The progress loss is as designed and not a bug. The level difficulty was ramped up and the file format was changed, so it uses a different save file. I figured you'd want to play through the game again to see what had changed anyways.
09-20-2008, 09:25 PM
#8
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Well, I have to say that that wasn't the best decision. The update included the ability to start over anyway, and with that the user could decide whether or not to play the levels over again, rather then being forced to do so, and unexpectedly at that. For me it wasn't a huge problem because I wasn't that far along - I had stopped playing in part because I wanted to wait for this update (the inability to pause and resume the game where left off in 1.0 was a killer for me.) So, the update is great, but in the future, and for future projects, I'd suggest not trashing players progress by design.
09-21-2008, 10:16 AM
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Congratulations RPGGuy Blue Skies is now under the "Top Paid Apps" page in iTunes
09-21-2008, 09:57 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 292
Congrats, RPGGuy! I want to see your app do well since you took our advice to heart.