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Developers- your Genius companion?

12-05-2009, 08:56 PM
#1
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Developers- your Genius companion?

This is open to non-devs as well, if you happen to have one (or several) of our games. I thought it might be interesting to compare Genius listings to see if we cross over with any fellow developers.

According to Genius on my iPhone, this is what Flickitty is paired with:

Napsters
Wheelers Treasure
Cannon Frenzy
Face It!
Mezopuzzle
Click Deluxe 2
Hot Air: Fly with santa


I think the only one from this list I have heard of is Wheelers Treasure and maybe Cannon Frenzy.

Flickitty Free seems to be even more eclectic:

Sushi Chain Lite
Golden Miner 2 Free
Luxor Lite
Titanic: Hidden Expedition Lite
Samuri: Way of the Warrior Lite
Bricks of Camelot


I haven't heard of any of those titles. I need to get out more.

Tap-Fu Lite, Charmed Lite, and Cheese Collect are paired with some pretty cool stuff on my device.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-05-2009, 08:59 PM
#2
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You haven't heard of Luxor?

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12-05-2009, 09:18 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
You haven't heard of Luxor?
To tell you the truth, that one confuses me. Is that the game that has the desktop version that forced another developer (an indie?) to remove their game because it might confuse players? Yeah, I'm confused all right.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-05-2009, 09:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flickitty View Post
To tell you the truth, that one confuses me. Is that the game that has the desktop version that forced another developer (an indie?) to remove their game because it might confuse players? Yeah, I'm confused all right.
What's Cheese Collect paired with?
12-05-2009, 10:46 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by froggy1233 View Post
What's Cheese Collect paired with?
Cheese Collect:

Champion Archer (pocketmonkeys game)
Run!
Doodle Jump
Flight Control
Unblock Me Free
Paper Toss


It might be different on your device, not sure how it works.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
The artist: randall schleufer
Twitter: @FlickittyiPhone
12-05-2009, 10:51 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flickitty View Post
Cheese Collect:

Champion Archer (pocketmonkeys game)
Run!
Doodle Jump
Flight Control
Unblock Me Free
Paper Toss


It might be different on your device, not sure how it works.
Wow, that's nice.

Not sure how many people actually check Genius though.
12-06-2009, 01:34 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 185
I check it
12-06-2009, 11:02 AM
#8
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Posts: 942
Some technical note: I've seen that the genius feature is generating some random spikes in downloads of apps. Sometimes a game is downloaded 15 times on a day, then falling back to 1 or 2 each day. I personally don't like the genius thing though since it's most of the time just showing stuff that is selling well anyway, since everything on the App Store is based on download numbers. In music it makes more sense since the taste of people is varying. With the App-Genius I've not really found some rare gem yet, forums like toucharcade are much better for that since it's allowing the presentation and discussion of games without having a deep pocket. You can guess what it recommended for me based on Cocoto Kart
12-07-2009, 12:14 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: UK / Toronto
Posts: 602
I have to wonder if the results are generated per app, or whether an algorithm takes into account your past purchases into the results as well. In which case, the results would be different for each person.
12-07-2009, 12:19 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
Flick, you've never heard of Samurai: WOTW?! Shame on you, shame shame!