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SlotZ Racer HD (Free update, Universal)

01-05-2012, 10:06 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
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SlotZ Racer HD (Free update, Universal)

Hi all,

just an update to let you know that SlotZ Racer will be temporarily disappearing from the App Store while we prepare the new free, Universal update with all the cool new stuff

Normally, this would just be a case of leaving the old version there and switching on the new one when it's ready, but as we're switching it to being a free game and some more news tomorrow adds some extra fun to the mix, we'd rather not risk players buying or downloading the old version of the game by mistake until the new one's out.

Also, to repeat what I mentioned a while back, the game's not becoming freemium. As lots of people have bought it over the last couple of years we don't want to stick them with having to pay over and over for the features they've already bought. Current players will still have the whole thing, along with a bunch of specific goodies just for anyone who played the game pre-update. There will be a couple of very cool packs available via IAP for anyone who wants even more or just wants to support the game. More on that tomorrow hopefully
01-05-2012, 10:26 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,563
Excellent!

Really looking forward to universal support.

My daughter got an iPad for Christmas, and this was one of the games played!

What do we need to do to ensure our apps know they were paid versions before the update?

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

01-05-2012, 10:39 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Excellent!

Really looking forward to universal support.

My daughter got an iPad for Christmas, and this was one of the games played!

What do we need to do to ensure our apps know they were paid versions before the update?
All you need to do is play the original game (ie the copy you've got at the moment) on your device so that it has a save game. When the update's done, it'll spot the existing save game and unlock the specific extra content for current players (and a thank you note ).
01-05-2012, 11:42 AM
#4
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Sweet cant wait for the update. Any idea when it's going to be submitted/ released?
01-05-2012, 11:53 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Sweet cant wait for the update. Any idea when it's going to be submitted/ released?
The original plan was to submit it early enough to be available next week for reasons that will become clearer tomorrow. Unfortunately it slipped a bit and we didn't want to submit it rushed and with minimal testing, so we're taking a more "it's done when it's done" approach and hopefully submitting in the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow's news will give you something to keep you occupied while you wait though
01-05-2012, 01:58 PM
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Joined: Dec 2008
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Originally Posted by Zwilnik View Post
The original plan was to submit it early enough to be available next week for reasons that will become clearer tomorrow. Unfortunately it slipped a bit and we didn't want to submit it rushed and with minimal testing, so we're taking a more "it's done when it's done" approach and hopefully submitting in the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow's news will give you something to keep you occupied while you wait though
THAT sure sounds interesting

Can't wait to hear the news.....and play SlotZ in HD !
01-06-2012, 11:46 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 23
REALLY looking forward to this update. It's been a long time coming!

First screenshot just posted on Twitter:

01-06-2012, 11:56 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by precurser View Post
REALLY looking forward to this update. It's been a long time coming!

First screenshot just posted on Twitter:

Note, that's actually a screenshot of SlotZ Racer Caterham Special, which is out on Monday. (full press release and screenshots here.. http://www.strangeflavour.com/slotz/styled/index.html )

Once the full version of SlotZ Racer HD is back on the App Store, the Caterham Special version can be used as a controller for it in Party Mode
01-07-2012, 04:10 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 870
and here's a quick gameplay preview vid I put together..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rkeYvdEbbaw

Last edited by Zwilnik; 01-07-2012 at 06:12 PM.
01-07-2012, 04:30 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
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To me that looks Like the cars are going REALLY fast. With my real life slot cars I play with no magnets and for me it's all about controlled drifting round the corners.
Still there's a real shortage of slotcar games for ios so can't wait for the update.