Well it has been a while yet again. Soon I will probably join the #idevblogaday waiting list so I can force myself to write more. Anyways, right now I am working on a new game that is a quick pick-up and play game akin to TargetTap.
One game mode, one leaderboard, and a bunch of achievements. I will be needing beta testers soon so if you would like to beta test and have an iOS device just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The one thing that will be different about this game in terms of marketing is that it will be available to download for free. I am trying out a very simple idea – give away a fun, free game with advertising in it and allow those that enjoy the game buy an in-app purchase for 99 cents to remove the ads. I know some people have tried it but I haven’t seen a ton of statistics on this kind of distribution. The game will also be Universal so if you buy the IAP on your iPhone you can play with no ads on iPad. I am hoping that I can get it up in the Free app charts between press releases, forum posts, Facebook/Twitter posts, Admob House ads in my other apps and using the news ticker that I implemented in TargetTap (Lite).
Unlike Aquawars I am actually going to try and create a marketing “blitz” at launch. Hopefully it will work and push it up the charts. Screenshots and other information on the game will be coming in the next week.