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Office Politics: Backstab (Promo Codes Available for Iphone and Ipad)
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***Promo Codes available below the screenshots.***

"To the people who have suffered and endured in the world of office politics, we dedicate this game to you." - From the Developers

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Game Features
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• A twist on the classic ‘wack-a-mole’ game
• 7 unique characters to choose from
• 2 exclusive skills for each character
• 18 distinct levels with amazing backdrops
• 4 difficulty modes to overcome
• 6 special bosses with exquisite game-plays
• 26 achievements, trophies and plaques
• Highscore and Achievements support with OpenFeint
• Countless hours of fun!

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Story and Info
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“Office Politics, you can’t avoid it. It can be found in the smallest Studios, the largest Corporations. It is a way of life. Embrace it, or be left behind.”
-Grandmaster Dugu

Office Politics: Backstab is a fast paced wack-a-mole action game - with a twist. You follow your chosen Office sterotype and their story, backstabbing colleagues to climb up the corporate ladder. Along the way, you will fight 13 different types of enemies in 18 amazing and exotic backdrops, overcoming 6 special bosses, each with their own unique game-plays. Try all 4 difficulty modes, collect the 26 available achievements, challenge your highscore with your friends, or the rest of the world. Office Politics never seemed more fun!

“If you don’t strike quick and heartless, you will be the one with a stab in the back.”
This is Office Politics: Backstab!

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Others
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We appreciate feedbacks. Please direct all feedbacks to: ldb.feedbacks@gmail.com

If you found any bugs, please direct them to: ldb.techhub@gmail.com.
Thanks for the support.

WATCH US: Youtube Trailer
VISIT US: Office Politics: Backstab
BUY US: App Store
FOLLOW US: Tweeter
LIKE US: Facebook







Please feel free to take a promo code and give our game a try. If you like it, we hope you can give us a rating or like us on Facebook. Please help us share the game with your friends and we hope you enjoy playing it. Thanks! :)

Promo Codes: Please let us know which ones you have taken so we can strike it off. Many thanks.

N6L9ARP6KJTT
LE3RNJRPRYRF

A44YFHT47FPW
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Hi everyone!! Our app is finally alive on the app store. We hope you will give us your love and support. As promised to developers of Jadynut Games, we will be posting our progress of what we did since we start launching this app. Hopefully it can serve as a reference to others working on their app.

We intend to blog whenever we have time to keep record of the mistakes we made during development and also share our experiences to everyone. We understand how difficult it is to make a game app so we hope our blog can benefit those who is working on an app in the future.

You can also follow our blog here.

To start off, our app has been launched for about a day now. We have dropped our price down from $2.99 to $0.99 as a launch promotion for a limited time.

We are currently busy sending out emails to review sites for review. We created a template we could use to send to different review sites.

Things to include for reviewers:
• Promo codes
• Description(Feature, game info, etc)
• Screenshots
• Link to youtube videos
• Link to webpage

However, we still needed to change details to our template as each review sites requires different types of info. IMPORTANT: Some review sites have a page that tells developer what they need exactly.

Sites we have asked for review so far:
• www.slidetoplay.com
• www.pocketgamer.co.uk
• http://toucharcade.com
• http://www.gamechronicles.com
• tuaw.com
• iphone.appstorm.net
• ilounge.com
• http://www.gamezebo.com/
• appadvice.com
• 148apps.com
• appgamer.net
• appspy.com
• iphoneappcafe.com
• dailyappshow.com
• touchreviews.net
• iphoneappreviews.net/
• www.nineoverten.com
• www.gizmodo.com

Hope this is useful info to someone. We will update more whenever we can. Cheers!!
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Wow, what a concept. Thanks for sharing the list of review sites. Best of luck with the sales!

Naomi
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Nice concept!! And it looks like a very well polished game as well!! But personally, I wouldn't recommend wasting your time sending promo codes to review sites. Despite reading on many forums that this type of marketing doesn't work anymore, I still did it and wasted a good number of hours sending promo codes to 35 review sites. All I received were automated replies offering expedited reviews because they can't review all the apps that are requested.
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@Naomi
Glad you like the concept. Thanks for the support! :D

@sairafi505
Thanks for the comments. :) We made lots of changes to the game 2 - 3 times before we finally reach a build we are happy about.

Yea, we did hear from others that review sites are selective on the app they review so the chances of them picking ours might be slim. However, we still wanted to try our luck as we had a friend who actually managed to get reviewed by a few sites and that pushed his sales a lot.

Do share with us other methods you have tried from experience. It will definitely benefit us and the community. Cheers!
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Hi everyone :D We are currently moving up the charts!! Thanks for the support!!

Updates on what we did:

We continue to update on Facebook and Tweeter about the game. Everyday since the game was launched and a few times per day. We also started to post on different forums hoping to get noticed globally. We contacted our local newspaper to hopefully get an interview. Lol. Not sure if that would work.

We are currently doing an update and trying to get more promo codes. We will post some here as soon as we are recharged with them.

We will continue to update on our progress again whenever we can. Cheers!!
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Loving the art!
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Bought it on my iPad yesterday. Its a really great game! Have played it alot and i never get bored :D!
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@peach Glad you like it!! :)

@Baronen Thanks for the support and great comments!! We are really happy you like it!! :D
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We have a news featured on AppAdvice. :D Just wanted to share with you guys real quick. http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/03/whats-the-best-way-to-deal-with-office-politics-backstabbing-of-course
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That's awesome, congrats! :)
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Thanks Peach!!! :D Very excited to see what happens after a week or two.
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Hey everyone. It's been almost a week now since we launched the game. Just to share what our results are so far. We have seen an upward rise in the Singapore app store charts which came as surprise. However, we aren't doing as great in other countries. Our only theory for this is that most of our marketing and exposure is still very much local in our country. So i guess, we have to try new ways to get noticed in the other app stores.

You can read more at our blog about what we learned from moving up in the our country's charts. Our Blog

Other things that we wanted to share was about promo codes. This is only knowledge for new developers as i am sure the veterans here already know it.

For every version, you can claim 50 promo codes at your leisure. You can get them from your Itunes connect once your app has been approved. They last for a period of 30 days if you claim them out. Because of this, we realized something very important that we should have done. Stock up on promo codes!!! 50 isn't really enough when you are trying to market globally.

"How do i stock them up??"you say. Apple allows you to set a date for your app to release and an option to hold your app for release with every other versions you updated. It normally takes about a week for an app or update to get approval assuming you have no crashes and issues with the app. With this in mind, you can make a plan to stock up your promo codes.

What we intend to do next time was to send a 90% completed but definitely PLAYABLE build to apple for approval while we add that extra 5 - 10%. That extra percent could be graphics improvements or maybe changes you wanted to make but will need a little more time to do so.

Once your first version has been approved (hopefully within a week like ours), hold your release and send a new version to them for approval. Once your new version is approved, CLAIM ALL YOUR PROMO CODES FROM YOUR PREVIOUS VERSION FIRST BEFORE RELEASING YOUR NEW VERION . This is very important so please take note. So there you have it, a total of 100 promo codes to use.

This is just our 2 cents about promo codes so hope this is useful info. Good luck with your apps!! Cheers!!
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Hi, the promo codes in. Hope everyone can enjoy the game. :)
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Congrats on your success!! Did any review sites end up replying?
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Hey sairafi505 :D thanks for the congrats!! Well, you were right about not getting any reviews from reviewers. So far we only had one featured news on appadvice and a review site who approached us for a review.

Hopefully we can get more but i guess we have to wait and see. Our app launched around the same time as GDC so i guess that might be part of the problem. Hahaha. Hopefully, we can get some overseas exposure after some time.
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Oh, just in case, this is an info for any new developers. We use a few things to track our progress (ranking, sales, etc) so thought i did just share them here.

Iphone app:
AppStatics - allows you to check your app if it is within the top 300

Websites:
AppFigures and AppAnnie - both of them helps you to gather the sales and download data from apple everyday. Also keeps a record and shows different stats which normally can't see from apple.
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Also, majicrank if you haven't seen it - great for rankings as well and free :)

http://majicjungle.com/majicrank.html
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Thanks for sharing, Peach! I will give it try. :)
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Hmm, That's odd. Doesn't seem like anyone is taking any promo codes here. I am doing this in the wrong place?

Anyways, the Android version of the game is out. Although i think some devices can't download it. Is that an Android problem or just a limitation which Corona set?
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I have taken

LE3RNJRPRYRF

thanks a lot, will give it a try tonight!

regarding reviews: this will take some time. sometimes 3-4weeks or even longer.
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Thanks Dingo!! :D I was beginning to wonder if i posted the promo codes in the wrong place.

Thanks for sharing about the reviews. :)

Oh by the way, your game rocks!!! Downloaded it before and love it!
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We posted an update about App Icon design on our blog. Do visit the blog and we hope it provides some good info.

http://www.littledrummerboy.sg/#blog
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