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Quake Builder - Full game free for the first ever time, for 48 hours on app store

01-19-2011, 09:22 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Staines, UK,
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Quake Builder - Full game free for the first ever time, for 48 hours on app store

Quake Builder the complete game is free for 48 hours on the app store. As of...NOW!!!

Build towers, survive earthquakes, and unlock attacks from some pissed off birds.

Link to the app store to download the full game:

LINK TO APP STORE



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Link to the app store to download the full game:

LINK TO APP STORE


I'm the guy who made the game, we still average between 400 and 1000 downloads of the lite version every day but I thought I'd see out of interest what the sales would be like if the full game was free.

It goes back to 99 cents / 59p in 48 hours. So why not download it now...(please)

What else are we working on?:

We are currently half way through production of our second full title:
'Dark Asylum - The 7 Lost Souls'.

Which is a point and click horror adventure. Hoping to release it in around 4 months time. Aiming for the scariest game of the year title.
01-19-2011, 09:57 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Staines, UK,
Posts: 208
Ooops ... my bad...

can someone please move this into the 'Freebies - price reductions' section..

Thankyou.

01-19-2011, 12:21 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Staines, UK,
Posts: 208
Can someone with the powers of Admin, please move to 'Freebies and Price Reductons' section please.
01-19-2011, 03:35 PM
#4
Just curious: why did you go with a bird design that looks like it came from Angry Birds?
01-19-2011, 04:39 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Collin View Post
Just curious: why did you go with a bird design that looks like it came from Angry Birds?
It's pretty simple - he preys on and lives off Angry Birds success.
The same for the Dark Asylum - he saw the success of The Secret of Grisly Manor (originally also made with GameSalad), and now he counts on easy money from his upcoming adventure game.
That's not cool mate!
01-19-2011, 06:08 PM
#6
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Location: Staines, UK,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
It's pretty simple - he preys on and lives off Angry Birds success.
The same for the Dark Asylum - he saw the success of The Secret of Grisly Manor (originally also made with GameSalad), and now he counts on easy money from his upcoming adventure game.
That's not cool mate!
I made quake builder without birds, ok game not very amazing. So decided to add an unlockable. And yep was a bit cheap and designed some birds a bit too similar perhaps to angry birds. One day I may change them to something else.

As for the dark asylum comment. Thats not entirely fair. I played grisly manor liked it alot it's a great game. I ten played about 10 other point and click adventures. A lot of which borrow ideas from one another. My game is so different to grisly manor in the user interface, story, style, and probably won't be as good in the end. But I do enjoy working on the game and hopefully I'll make an ok one by the time its finished and up on the app store.

Oh an as for it being easy money it's not. Quake builder took 4 months of every bit of spare time I had and has slowly made me a couple of hundred quid. Dark asylum
Looks set to eventually take more like 8 months and may still make bugger all. Such is the way of the app store.

Last edited by draper3000; 01-19-2011 at 06:10 PM.
01-19-2011, 07:45 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 316
I'm going to be honest with you--this is a terrible game.
01-20-2011, 02:51 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by n8equalsd View Post
I'm going to be honest with you--this is a terrible game.

Wow! Thats really helpful. Thanks for sharing. How far did you get with the game? Did you manage all 20 levels?
01-20-2011, 10:26 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Staines, UK,
Posts: 208
thanks to anyone that may have downloaded it,

In one day of being in the free app charts its moved to the following position on the American free charts.

Best Chart Rankings*
#18 in Puzzle Games (iPhone) on Jan 20, 2011
#47 in Action Games (iPhone) on Jan 20, 2011
#87 in Top Games (iPhone) on Jan 20, 2011
#180 in Top Apps (iPhone) on Jan 20, 2011

Today's Chart Rankings*
#18 in Puzzle Games (iPhone)
#47 in Action Games (iPhone)
#87 in Top Games (iPhone)
#180 in Top Apps (iPhone)

Cheers... one more day then its back to paid...though I am tempted to leave it free for longer...to see how it fairs...
01-20-2011, 09:05 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 79
I have a quick question, probably a dumb one. If you have a paid game and make it free for a few days, it'll start at the bottom of the free list, like rock bottom? Then once it goes back to being a paid game again does it re-enter the paid games list where it was before it went free or what? Like how do they work that stuff out? Haha pretty silly question, just always been curious.