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Old 03-12-2010, 12:42 PM
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Default Air Hockey Gold is out! FREE!

Air Hockey Gold hit the App Store today. It's already the #201 free app in Japan's App Store & rising fast. It just broke into the charts in Germany, Australia & the US.

After seeing 100,000 downloads in the 24 hours of the Free App A Day & OpenFeint feature of Air Hockey, we worked with Google's new Adsense for Mobile Apps team and put together Air Hockey Gold. Our existing Air Hockey games have had millions of downloads. Air Hockey Gold is the complete game of Air Hockey with all the features of the paid game. Now everyone can play the full game for free. Good luck beating INSANE 2-puck mode!





Get it here FREE!

For more info on it, you can check out the Acceleroto blog.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:08 PM
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So whats different about it?
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:15 PM
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Pshht. Air Hockey Gold is just a lite...Kind of... It is a free full version but with ads.

Air Hockey is the full version with no ads.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:01 PM
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With Air Hockey Gold, I want to give the best deal to the most people.

Air Hockey Free was our original free version. Since many parents of young kids (like age 2-4) don't want ads in games for their kids, we made Air Hockey Free without ads. To delineate it from the full game, it only had the first 2 difficulty levels (Kiddie & Easy). Apple doesn't allow "demo" apps, but giving away the first two levels worked great to let people see what Air Hockey was like.

From older gamers (pretty much everyone else), we got piles of requests for harder difficulty levels in the free version. We still have to make a living, so it wasn't until we got an email from Google that it made sense to give away the entire game. Air Hockey Gold is the full version of Air Hockey - all the features: OpenFeint, Kiddie through INSANE! difficulty, etc - supported by Google's new Adsense for Mobile Applications program.

Unlike other hockey games, your game won't get interrupted to show you ads. In Air Hockey Gold, ads are shown in between games. We're also working with Flurry to bring more features to the game. The ads aren't in your way - they're shown at a normal breakpoint in the action.

Check it out - it's free!
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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whats the difference between this and plain old airhockey? is it just the openfeint leaderboards?
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:15 PM
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whats the difference between this and plain old airhockey? is it just the openfeint leaderboards?
They both have OpenFeint leaderboards & 1000 points worth of achievements. Air Hockey Gold is the full version of Air Hockey, except that it's supported by ads. So, it's free - you can play the whole game & struggle to beat Expert & INSANE! modes even if you don't want to pay for it.

It's the same great game that's been featured by Apple in nearly every category...been on TV commercials & is on the demo units in Apple Stores. Good stuff & free!

If you have 2 minutes for a fun game, download it!
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:12 PM
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Got the full app when it was free for a day, and have to say it is way better then some of the other air hockey apps I tried. You can actually play someone else by wifi and enjoy it, which is a heck of a lot more then one can say about some of these apps. Moreover, the single player is pretty good too, with a lot of difficulty levels and a two puck option.

So...its just air hockey, nothing too exciting, but its definitely better then some of the other air hockey apps. IMHO, its totally worth buying if you have a kid you might enjoy playing it with via two devices.

Probably, there is fancier air hockey app somewhere with leagues and records, unlockable paddles or similar stuff, if you care about that. But I dont know about it if its out there, and short of that, this seems to have the full package.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:50 PM
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...this seems to have the full package.
Thanks for the writeup ArtNJ. Our Air Hockey has always gotten huge kudos for the realism of the puck motion & collisions. The physics in it rely on a custom engine I built. The two puck option in Air Hockey Gold is something my physics engine was built from day 1 to do well. Who cares about the physics engine details though - the read deal is that playing with 2 pucks is a blast. If you haven't played Air Hockey with 2 pucks, you're missing out!
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