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"Blue Mango Twist" - action/tycoon game from Minoraxis

03-20-2009, 03:10 AM
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"Blue Mango Twist" - action/tycoon game from Minoraxis

UPDATES
= Game is now available: click to go to iTunes

I've given out all the codes I had. Sorry

Let's close this thread and continue discussions at:
Dev thread or
User thread

Thanks for all the kind words and support so far. It's been great

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I want to announce our soon to be released action-tycoon game, "Blue Mango Twist". In it, you play a fruit-juice maker / seller on her way to creating a mini fruit-juice empire. Available sometime in March 2009.

Preview Video
Click here for preview video... On our YouTube Channel



Real-time Action
The action comes in the form of sorting and squeezing fruit, and dispensing and serving fruit juice, all on one screen, at the same time, within a time limit!

There are many other factors which need to be considered too, which boil down to customer satisfaction; you need to serve proper sized units (not too much, not too little) of the correct juice, in a timely manner otherwise customer dissatisfaction will drive you out of business. Much harder than it sounds, believe me!

Tycoon / Strategy aspect
The tycoon aspect come from making sure that your stall is stocked with enough supplies to enable you to last the day but not too many, so that you always maximize your profits.

Also, in order to progress in the game, you need to use the profits to upgrade your stall, to a store and then build more stores. Buying upgrades in a certain order may result in a different outcome than if you'd upgraded in another order, so you need to think carefully about strategy. For example, upgrades include many items that make your machinery more efficient and items which can increase the patience of customers waiting in line--which should you buy sooner?

In addition, there are other business decisions you'll need to consider based on advice received, daily news reports, random events and conversations with strange characters.

Mini-game
There is also a mini-game where you have to deliver juice to other stores at ever increasing numbers and distances. This starts out easy and gets incredibly challenging. It's a lot of fun though!

Finish the game once and you'll unlock the "Challenge Mode" in which you will be thrust straight into the full onslaught of the game to see how long you can last! Challenge mode will feature on-line leader boards.

Story Line
Pulling all of this together is the story of Nancy and co. and her adventures as she challenges the aggressive tactics of the local fruit-juice monopoly.

Overall
There is a lot going for this game,as it is much more challenging and deeper than most mobile games of it's genre. What makes this game extra special, however, is the combination of strategy and real-time frantic button bashing as you try to keep on top of the ever increasing popularity of your fruit-juice. It's fun to be played for a few short minutes at a time, or all afternoon.



Promotional Codes
After release, I'll offer some promotional codes to people who would be willing to review it online. A few conditions apply:
  • you are a fan the tycoon, puzzle-action genre,
  • you can point me to some examples of your on-line mobile game reviews,
  • you promise to spend a reasonable amount of time with it, and give it a fair review,
PM me for consideration. First come, first served, if you meet the conditions.

Thanks for listening

Last edited by rich1million; 03-25-2009 at 12:48 AM. Reason: upated info
03-20-2009, 03:22 AM
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03-20-2009, 03:25 AM
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Looks good!

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03-20-2009, 03:29 AM
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Cheers! Nice user name btw
03-20-2009, 03:42 AM
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Cheers! Nice user name btw
Same to you

Btw, I sent you a PM.

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03-20-2009, 11:59 PM
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okay, got it
03-21-2009, 01:12 AM
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I just sent you a pm .. hope you got it.
03-21-2009, 10:48 PM
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Looks very nice!
03-21-2009, 10:52 PM
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there is a link to my reveiw site in my signature not many reveiws up yet but more coming I'd love a code once it comes out. I already have an exclusive interveiw with developer ofrasta monkey

Current faves:UniWar,Glyder, Assasin's Creed, Wolfenstein,Zenonia(beta testing)
☻/ my review site:cheatcodes4chicos
/▌reviewer at: appmania
/ \ There you go rocketman I've moved on from hobocity
03-23-2009, 02:50 PM
#10
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Thanks for the interest so far

Thanks to those who have PM'd me so far. I've replied and we'll make decisions once the game is out there, hopefully very soon.

We're still taking requests for promo-codes, so if you have examples of reviews on line and are a fan of tycoon and action/simulation games, please get in touch!