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iPhone: Spazzle's Count Up to a MILLION!

11-23-2009, 10:44 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
Spazzle's Count Up to a MILLION!

Hi, all,

Our classic critter-whacking game, Spazzle!, is close to reaching 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS! To date, we've had over 982,000 customers download this popular fast-paced game...

To celebrate, we'll be releasing 3 all-new levels with a new bonus item! Look for it soon on the App Store! That'll be 15 levels total!

Help us reach a MILLION!

Download the full-featured free version today! (with ads)

Download the full-featured .99 version today! (no ads)

A HUGE thank you goes out to all of our customers who have made this game a smashing success! I'll post updates to let you know when the new levels have been released and when we've hit our million download mark!

11-23-2009, 11:49 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
Any global scores in this game ?

Also, any video ?

11-23-2009, 03:35 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
Yup, global high scores are available at: http://spazzle.fairladymedia.com/

Here are today's stats:
Today's high score: 59,295
All time high score: 86,960
Most critters whacked by a single player today: 29,908
Most critters whacked by a single player all time: 171,532
Total critters whacked all time: 638,805,138

Here's a link to the video trailer for the original version of the game (originally called Whack 'em all)... we've made significant updates since then:

http://www.youtube.com/v/1Y2ZRCGPpkk...1&showsearch=0
11-23-2009, 04:04 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 31.560499, -111.904128
Posts: 7,471
What made you pick the name 'Spazzle'.

lol


Hakuna Matata
11-29-2009, 07:05 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by LBG View Post
What made you pick the name 'Spazzle'.
It's a fast-paced, funny game... why not a fast-paced funny name? Anyone who was a teen in the 80's (like we were) knew plenty of nutty hyper people who they would have referred to as "a total spaz"!

And why did we change the name from Whack 'em All back in July? Well, we were in the midst of a legal trademark dispute and determined it was the best course of action...
11-29-2009, 07:08 PM
#6
Congrats fairlady! That is spectacular news! I know that Spazzle holds a special place in my family's hearts. Its a good game on so many different levels I can't begin to say. Congrats again, from all of us.
11-29-2009, 07:10 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
An update!

Two bits of news:

1. We're rapidly approaching a million downloads... we now have over 987,000!
2. Our celebratory update was released on the App Store yesterday! It includes: 3 all-new winter levels with holiday music and presents!

Download the full-featured free version today! (with ads)

Download the full-featured .99 version today! (no ads)
11-29-2009, 07:15 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Congrats fairlady! That is spectacular news! I know that Spazzle holds a special place in my family's hearts. Its a good game on so many different levels I can't begin to say. Congrats again, from all of us.
Thanks! Your support and positive feedback means so much! We're hard at work on our next title, currently scheduled for release in January...
11-29-2009, 07:46 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 31.560499, -111.904128
Posts: 7,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairlady View Post
It's a fast-paced, funny game... why not a fast-paced funny name? Anyone who was a teen in the 80's (like we were) knew plenty of nutty hyper people who they would have referred to as "a total spaz"!

And why did we change the name from Whack 'em All back in July? Well, we were in the midst of a legal trademark dispute and determined it was the best course of action...
The 80s? I'm not that ancient.
I am a teenager now (17)

I don't know about the US, but here in the UK, the term 'spaz', 'spastic' etc is still a commonly used word. Maybe our teen language/culture is a couple decades behind in the UK

Love the game, btw

Hakuna Matata
12-21-2009, 12:52 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 336
We did it! :)

Thanks to all of our awesome customers, WE'VE REACHED 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS! This achievement comes just days before the 1-year anniversary of the game's release (December 24, 2008).



Not only are customers downloading the game, they continue to PLAY and PLAY and PLAY. Here are a few interesting stats on the game's usage:

Total game play sessions:
8,950,233
Total time spent playing the game:
98 years, 97 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes 24 seconds

745,970 of our users are from the United States (80%)

10 PM is our most popular playing time.

Sunday is our most popular day, followed closely by Saturday.

Interested in more game stats? Check out our blog:
http://blog.fairladymedia.com

We hope you continue to enjoy Spazzle!