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IUGO feature on App Store

02-16-2010, 05:19 PM
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IUGO feature on App Store

Am I the only one who's concerned that IUGO have a whole feature category to themselves on the App Store? Way to go IUGO - some great games! But I can't help feeling conncerned about what's next... Can indies still compete? Maybe its time to band together?
02-16-2010, 05:34 PM
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Can you please post a link? I can't seem to find it?

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02-16-2010, 05:39 PM
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Look in the App Store under games then scroll down to where "best swinging games" was.
02-16-2010, 05:41 PM
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iugo already started a thread on this in the morning...just search the thread

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02-16-2010, 05:42 PM
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I don't see how that would be a problem.

And if indy devs band together, they aren't really indy devs anymore, are they?
02-16-2010, 05:49 PM
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I guess the main question for me would be: How did this come about? If Apple simply decided to feature a prominent developer/publisher I have no real problems with it. (And I actually believe this to be the case).

If they've started to sell ad space to the majors it's something completely different and it should at the very least be clearly marked as an advertisement.
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
If they've started to sell ad space to the majors it's something completely different and it should at the very least be clearly marked as an advertisement.
I don't think they purchased the space, they sound as suprised (pleasantly) as anyone to have their own feature category.

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02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by goldglover411 View Post
iugo already started a thread on this in the morning...just search the thread
That thread is about giving IUGO well deserved congrats, this thread is about why we think Apple is doing something new and how it impacts indie devs.

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02-16-2010, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Pamx View Post
Am I the only one who's concerned that IUGO have a whole feature category to themselves on the App Store? Way to go IUGO - some great games! But I can't help feeling conncerned about what's next... Can indies still compete? Maybe its time to band together?
Wait a sec. Define indie. IUGO considers themselves indie, as do I.

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02-16-2010, 07:25 PM
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Wait a sec. Define indie. IUGO considers themselves indie, as do I.

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I think the App Store ecosystem has redefined what "indie" means. At a minimum, it seems there are two levels of indie.

There are level 1 "indies" who are doing it part-time with 5 people or less.

There are also level 2 "indies" who are doing it full-time with actual offices and 5 or more staff. IUGO definitely seems to fit this category (and BTW, they have made some great games).

Then there are the big boys like EA, Gameloft and Mind Juice Media.