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Third Annual New Year App Blowout! Seeking Developers

12-21-2010, 11:55 PM
#1
Third Annual New Year App Blowout! Seeking Developers

For the last two years, I've organized the New Year's App Blowout (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=2973 and http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=37823), and both years we had a great sale! We've generated a lot of interest and gotten the word out about a lot of indie iOS games and apps.

I'm looking for more developers that are interested in participating in the sale. I've got more information on this page, and information on how to join:

http://www.newyearappblowout.com/about.html

So please take a look at the contact page and email me if you're interested! We've decided to put our two games on sale for free as incentive to get more participants!

Thanks,
Andy
-Howling Moon Software

Andy Korth - Howling Moon Software - Contract app development
Check out Chipmunk Physics!
12-23-2010, 06:58 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 863
The Blowout is the original iOS indie sale. All these advent calendars and freebie sites are mere imitators!

For any devs who might be hesitant I'll just say that I've participated in this since the begining and the results have always been great. This sale always gets good press and has earned a mention on Touch Arcade's front page 2 years running.

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
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12-24-2010, 12:59 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 42
sounds like salesmenship

Maybe you should list the games you have helped. Your offer sounds like your a salesmen rather than trying to help someone.
12-24-2010, 01:38 AM
#4
Hi maxxx,

Our previous sales have been preserved for posterity's sake:
http://newyearappblowout.com/2009.shtml
and
http://newyearappblowout.com/2010.shtml

Frank's apps are Pinch 'n Pop and Pollywog. This year he's generously offered them for free. Also, I'd like to personally thank him for the site design!

There are still a few more spots available. Are there any particular genres that people would like to see better represented in the sale?

Andy Korth - Howling Moon Software - Contract app development
Check out Chipmunk Physics!
12-24-2010, 01:57 AM
#5
Thanks Andy, Battle for Wesnoth has been added at 80% off!

Be sure to check out Shadow Era, a trading card game now with almost 3 million players, cross-platform multiplayer for iPhone, Android, web, PC and Mac for FREE!
12-24-2010, 02:59 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxxx View Post
Your offer sounds like your a salesmen rather than trying to help someone.
It's just a bunch of indie devs voluntarily putting apps on sale. Individually a lot of us would be ignored but together we stand a chance of getting some press. Andy's our gracious coordinator - he's not trying to sell you anything.

P.S. I think the 2010 link is incomplete - there were a ton more apps IIRC!

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
More: cbox.me Twitter YouTube
12-24-2010, 04:55 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 248
Email sent for two of our apps: Turkey Run and Spooky Jump.

Sketch Nation - Create Your Own Game!
Works on iOS, Android, Mac and PC!
Just go to http://sketchnationapp.com/
12-24-2010, 01:20 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 251
Thank you Andy,
e-mail sent,
Merry Xmas!!

Marcos Riffel
12-25-2010, 10:19 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyKorth View Post
For the last two years, I've organized the New Year's App Blowout (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=2973 and http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=37823), and both years we had a great sale! We've generated a lot of interest and gotten the word out about a lot of indie iOS games and apps.

I'm looking for more developers that are interested in participating in the sale. I've got more information on this page, and information on how to join:

http://www.newyearappblowout.com/about.html

So please take a look at the contact page and email me if you're interested! We've decided to put our two games on sale for free as incentive to get more participants!

Thanks,
Andy
-Howling Moon Software


I'm game for it, would be happy to price-drop the following from 1.19/$1.99 to 0.59/$0.99 for a period:

The Glowing Void
Future Racer
The Mirror Maze
Woolly The Jumper; A Sheep On The Edge

Cheers,
- Adam G

Assyria Game Studio -(For Business Enquieries Click Here)

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12-28-2010, 04:47 AM
#10
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