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In need of beta testers!

02-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 45
In need of beta testers!

Hi Y'all,

If you have experience testing mobile games and would be interested in testing a cute match-3 game, please apply!


Game Summary:

Da Monsters is a game of skill and luck.

There are forty cute monsters, a la Da Monsters, lie on the board before you, and your job is to clear as many Da Monsters as you can.

On the right, a slot machine will automatically spin and stop on a pair of monsters. Find a pair of adjacent monsters like that on the board, and tap them to remove them from play.

Clearing an entire row will allow more monsters to fall in from the top, and you get a nice score bonus. However, if the slot machine ever produces a pair of monsters that canít be cleared from the board, itís game over. The longer you can last, the higher your score is.

But wait, thereís more!

As you reach a certain threshold of points in a game, youíll unlock a monster pack. Currently, there are 15 monster packs which comprise a grand total of 45 cute and cuddly Da Monsters!

02-10-2011, 12:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 315
I just signed up. This sounds pretty cool.

02-10-2011, 03:03 PM

Thank you for the beta test opportunity. It's a good start, but a several things as feedback listed below. In the immediate future a few small things could be done to make the game much more popular such as addressing audio playback control and adding in Game Center support.

  • Don't immediately kill the audio in favor of the game's audio. Prompt users for the option to have audio or keep playing what they're already listening to.
  • More explanation needed on the "Unlock" button
  • In general the menu is a bit tame, it might be nice to see larger versions of the buttons, a different layout or at the very least a larger view of some of the monsters. They just look to tiny on the menu interface. Give them their due.
  • The button in the upper right-corner needs a slightly larger touch area. I really had to hone in to get it to respond.
  • After selecting "Quit Game" you're given a "Game Over" graphic but there's no redirecting back to the main menu unless you tap. Might be more intuitive to auto forward to the main menu after the "Oh no" audio plays and the graphic has appeared.
  • "Rate Game" and "Fan Page" seem a bit out of place in the play there in the in-game pop-up menu. Possibly a "Restart" or "Resume" option.
  • Graphics seem a bit fuzzy on Retina display
  • Might be bettered served to see the second "Help" page prior to playing the first game.
  • Option to play again instead of just seeing "Game Over" on a failed game attempt
  • Hints if the selection is taking too long

Feature Suggestions
  • Fast App Switching Support
  • Music On/Off Support (relating to the above issue of not being able to play background audio)
  • Offer different modes, time limit per game or time limit per match, possibly even having larger selection numbers (picking three or four monsters that have to follow certain pattern), bonus monsters with special powerups
  • Game Center support w/ Achievements
  • Online multi-player support via Game Center
  • Make a Monster feature might be fun for kids... pick a body, colors and features for a kid-centric feature for enticing them to return.
  • Animated Monsters or even noises made by the monsters

The Good
  • The background soundtrack is cute and catchy
  • The monsters look definitely give them some appeal
02-10-2011, 05:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 45
Wow! Excellent feedback!

Lot's of things to consider...

Much appreciated!
02-11-2011, 02:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 315
I'm wondering what happens next after you register and install Testflight? I was told in an email that I should be receiving a build but I have yet to receive one.
02-12-2011, 04:11 AM
Originally Posted by n8equalsd View Post
I'm wondering what happens next after you register and install Testflight? I was told in an email that I should be receiving a build but I have yet to receive one.
The developer has to setup your device ID for access and then make the build available for you. Once that's done they can send a URL via email for you to click on the device to install the game....or the testflight app lists any builds available for you.

Sounds like you need the developer to do his bit.

02-13-2011, 06:34 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Vienna
Posts: 1,099
Applied for beta test.

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