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iPhone: Combination - How to get reviews?

01-26-2009, 10:44 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Combination - How to get reviews?

Hi,

I've just updated to a new version of my little game (Combination - iTunes link: [http://tinyurl.com/a7qswp] ). My biggest problem seems to be getting exposure. Too many iPhone games out there now!

I realise this post could be seen as an attempt to get exposure but I'm also interested in if anyone has any suggestions. I've tried visiting a few iPhone review sites, but most don't seem to reply, and one that has took a 'free copy' code, and has never done anything with it!

As motivation, I'm willing to provide 2 free copies, to the first 2 people to reply to this thread, if they then write a paragraph or so review! I think the free codes only work in the US iTunes store, just as advanced warning...
01-26-2009, 10:46 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 124
Ill give ya a quick review However i'm at work and i wont be able to try it out till tonight...

01-26-2009, 10:47 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,513
Hey, I'll review for you too. Give me an hour or two after the code is given.

EDIT: D/L now. I will give you a review soon.

I'm a staff editor at GamePodunk.com. Follow me on Twitter (@HLLivingLoco) for games and fun!

Last edited by DHrox; 01-26-2009 at 11:15 AM.
01-26-2009, 10:54 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 707
Senior Member - Ready to Play!

I know i'm the 3rd, but i can do a great review within 5 minutes of recieving a promo...
01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 100
ill do one for a promo code. usually that seems to be the best exposure.
01-26-2009, 10:57 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Wow, that didn't take long! Hopefully you both have private messages with codes in. Anyone else lie to try out the game, will have to pay, the low, low selling price!
01-26-2009, 10:58 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGill View Post
I know i'm the 3rd, but i can do a great review within 5 minutes of recieving a promo...
Learn me how to do that, get to know the gameplay and available features of a game, AND write a review about it, all in 5 minutes!

Stefan
01-26-2009, 10:59 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGill View Post
I know i'm the 3rd, but i can do a great review within 5 minutes of recieving a promo...
You don't really need to play the game then..
Why don't you just be straight up and say I'll give you an awesome review in exchange for the game regardless of the game...

edit: oh spmwinkel..I see we're on the same train of thought here....
01-26-2009, 11:01 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,513
Quote:
Originally Posted by spmwinkel View Post
Learn me how to do that, get to know the gameplay and available features of a game, AND write a review about it, all in 5 minutes!
It's actually quite easy. The closest way I can describe it is like skimming through a book.

I'm a staff editor at GamePodunk.com. Follow me on Twitter (@HLLivingLoco) for games and fun!
01-26-2009, 11:04 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Like every game developer, I believe my game is much deeper than you could manage in 5 minutes But then again, lots of iPhone apps have spent less time than that on my iPhone.