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Cartoon Wars - Gunner

12-19-2009, 06:19 PM
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Cartoon Wars - Gunner

So Cartoon Wars - Gunner just got released in the appstore is now a Top 25 paid app, the appstore has been very active these few days. I saw Battleship jump onto Top paid but that's an EA game, how did Cartoon Wars - Gunner beat them? Just really curious and so I looked at the developer and did not saw any other hit titles, so that was their first.

So I looked at TA and saw nothing about the game, no reviews, no many reviews from other popular iPhone gaming sites like SlideToPlay and 148apps. ( Just did a google and did not see any, so there might be ).

So Plushed on the other hand, got tons of press since the developer was the one who came out with AppventCalendar. Game launched and now it's just past #105 in action. Got a pretty good feeling they will move up the charts, but my expectations was much higher for them.

This observation really got me thinking, how to get to that top 25?? Apparently, press and hype doesn't really get you there ( Cartoon Wars-Gunner proved that ).

Any one care to comment? Appreciate it.

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12-19-2009, 07:00 PM
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May have something to do with the name and the fact that it looks exactly like Cartoon Wars, which is a huge hit.

12-19-2009, 09:42 PM
#3
Because it's by the same guy who made cartoon wars. They had a built in audience and fanbase.
12-19-2009, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueSolarSoftware View Post
Because it's by the same guy who made cartoon wars. They had a built in audience and fanbase.
I don't think it's the same guy, at least it's not the same publisher account.

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12-19-2009, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by khangtoh View Post
I don't think it's the same guy, at least it's not the same publisher account.
Looks like they are the same developer but just different publisher account. I wonder why he did that. So I'm guessing that he has some kind of messaging system in his first Cartoon Wars game OR people must be searching for Cartoon Wars like crazy.

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12-19-2009, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by khangtoh View Post
Looks like they are the same developer but just different publisher account. I wonder why he did that. So I'm guessing that he has some kind of messaging system in his first Cartoon Wars game OR people must be searching for Cartoon Wars like crazy.
Hi~

BLUE is the name I used as an individual developer.

Thanks to the big success in Cartoon Wars, I have started a company 'BLUE G&C' with a professional designer.

Cartoon Wars Gunner is Blue's 5th game and also the first product of BLUE G&C.

I would like to thank you in advance for continuing to show your love for the games.

Thank you!
12-19-2009, 10:44 PM
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They probably are.

And a quote from the developer himself
Quote:
Hi~

Developer of Cartoon Defence, BBAZZI, and developer of Anger of Stick, J-Park, are good friends of mine.
We help each other in developing but still we manage different individual companies.
BLUE is the name I used as an individual developer.

Thanks to the big success in Cartoon Wars, I have started a company 'BLUE G&C' with a professional designer.
Cartoon Wars Gunner is Blue's 5th game and also the first product of BLUE G&C.

Currently, Cartoon Wars 2 is on the plan, and in addition, another project is being organized with my friend BBAZZI.
I would like to thank you in advance for continuing to show your love for the games.

Thank you!

You can contact me @ Skyye06@gmail.com
12-19-2009, 10:48 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluewhistle7 View Post
Hi~

BLUE is the name I used as an individual developer.

Thanks to the big success in Cartoon Wars, I have started a company 'BLUE G&C' with a professional designer.

Cartoon Wars Gunner is Blue's 5th game and also the first product of BLUE G&C.

I would like to thank you in advance for continuing to show your love for the games.

Thank you!
I noticed that you said you have partnered up with a 'professional designer". In what ways would it affect/change your games, seeing as your known signature is stick figure w/ action formula? Better animation? Are you moving on from stick figure art?

You can contact me @ Skyye06@gmail.com
12-21-2009, 05:55 AM
#9
@kangtoh Plushed is not in Action. Its in Adventure position 34 now. I have expected more of course. We really do a lot to get some attention but for now this doesnt help much. I hope we get featured by Apple. For now this is the only possibillity i see to climb the charts. Next time we will do a HALO clone and be position 1 after one day ;-)
12-21-2009, 06:18 AM
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it's obviously due to cartoon war's massive popularity.
i agree that i am a bit surprised about plushed.
the appventcalendar is perhaps the best publicity stunt possible, yet plushed isn't selling amazingly well.

maybe we'll see sales rise soon

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Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.