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App description: Crazy retro real-time strategy, now even better on iPad!

From the App Store reviews:

"Best RTS on iPod - After being disappointed with many rts games on the iPod, this game finally did things right."
"One of the most awesome RTS games"
"Fun RTS...Don't think about buying it - BUY IT! Its Excellent!"
"Fantastic RTS Game...They really packed a full RTS with a cool style into a little app"
"If you like RTS games and you're looking for visual candy, this game satisfies both."

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"...packs a hell of a punch with its solid mechanics and beautiful design" - AppSpy 4/5

PocketGamer - 7 / 10

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The year is 2314. When a tiny asteroid falls to earth in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it brings with it a MYSTERIOUS ALIEN VIRUS. Over the next few months, farmers and scientists around the world begin to notice a curious phenomenon - mushrooms are turning black, and dying!

As world mushroom stocks run low, stock markets plummet, and governments appeal for calm as protests become riots.

Now, a cabal of the world's most powerful restaurateurs meet in secret. Their goal - to create a private space programme to seek out new supplies of mushrooms, wherever they may be found!

Features:
* Make your fortune at the edge of the galaxy!
* Explore uncharted asteroids with oddly geometric shapes!
* Investigate strange volcanic activity and harness the power of huge mutant mushrooms!
* Invest in the latest space-age technology, including Energy Saving Lightbulbs and the GIANT SPACE DEATH LASER!
* Compete against 5 bonkers opponents!
* Fun retro graphics!
* Awesome positional sound effects!
* 9 fun (but challenging) maps!

pokeb's comments:
Greetings, toucharcaders!

My first game went live in the app store this morning, it's called Space Harvest, you can find out more on the website at http://spaceharvest.com !

It's an RTS game with a crazy plot and fun retro graphics and sound effects.





App store link: itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space...348795059?mt=8

Some promo codes, just for you:

H3K674J99AP6
9R47EJNJYFYF
TMWJW44WXP4F
4MY3RM4RXE6R
MLWAK3MFMNKR

As I mentioned, this is my first game, so I'd be very grateful for any feedback!

Ben
01-26-2010, 05:48 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Ben,

No offense, the game looks interesting and I was ready to risk a buck or two on it, but for a first game at $6 AUD and no lite you're in for an uphill battle.

01-26-2010, 05:51 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,770
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Ben,

No offense, the game looks interesting and I was ready to risk a buck or two on it, but for a first game at $6 AUD and no lite you're in for an uphill battle.
It looks like it's worth the money. Some of us have to eat you know.
01-26-2010, 05:52 AM
#4
Got 9R47EJNJYFYF, thanks.
01-26-2010, 05:53 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 55
Hi Gabrien

I guess that pricing was always going to be tricky...

I think it offers a good few hours of gameplay, but I'll see how it goes, my thinking is I can always bring the price down later on.

Best!

Ben
01-26-2010, 05:58 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokeb View Post
Hi Gabrien

I guess that pricing was always going to be tricky...

I think it offers a good few hours of gameplay, but I'll see how it goes, my thinking is I can always bring the price down later on.

Best!

Ben
GAHHHH!

You realise by saying that, most people here will hold off on buying this now until the price drops?!

Just looked at the site - this game looks REALLY sweet. How many missions are there? Any plans for multiplayer at all?

Cheers,

Jamie.
01-26-2010, 06:01 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
i got the first, thanks.
01-26-2010, 06:04 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
GAHHHH!

You realise by saying that, most people here will hold off on buying this now until the price drops?!

Just looked at the site - this game looks REALLY sweet. How many missions are there? Any plans for multiplayer at all?

Cheers,

Jamie.
Lol, maybe I'll bring the price down in future, but I didn't say when ...

There are 7 missions. I hope to add more missions + units soon with a free update. Multiplayer is a possibility, but no promises...

Best!

Ben
01-26-2010, 06:15 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokeb View Post
Hi Gabrien

I guess that pricing was always going to be tricky...

I think it offers a good few hours of gameplay, but I'll see how it goes, my thinking is I can always bring the price down later on.

Best!

Ben
Well, the question is really how the game plays. If you had a "lite" the current price would be just fine. I am just saying I won't risk $6 on a completely unknown game from an unproven developer. And I doubt many others will.

The reason I am commenting at all, is actually because the game DOES look good. I think you've just put yourself behind the eight ball with the pricing/no lite.

I'll look forward to giving this a shot if a lite is released or if there's a price cut.

Best to you too.
01-26-2010, 06:46 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
...The reason I am commenting at all, is actually because the game DOES look good. I think you've just put yourself behind the eight ball with the pricing/no lite.

I'll look forward to giving this a shot if a lite is released or if there's a price cut.

Best to you too.
Sure, and I appreciate you taking the time to provide advice, I'm obviously new to the whole app store thing. I would certainly consider doing a light version at some point. For now, I figure I've got nothing to lose by trying a higher price, it's not like I have a reputation to throw away...

If you like RTS games, IMO 3 quid is not that much money for this game. There are certainly cheaper RTS games available, but choice is good! I hope SH offers something a bit different.

Thanks!

Ben