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What Is Wrong With This Game?
Started by roaminggamer Mar 20 2017 01:26 PM

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@davemikesell

Common man!

Geometry Dash was featured by Apple, and the game even as a Wikipedia article. Ballz was published by Ketchapp...

Are you sure you know what you're talking about?



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Seriously?

Don't get confused, Ed asked for real comments. I'm not beating Ed nor the game. I'm telling "harsh" comments on the store listing. He wants to know and get an idea why his game doesn't get downloaded.

So ok then, let's pretend everything is fine with this game then. 

Have a nice one.

 

Seriously dude... What the OP wanted was positive criticism, something that would help him!

 

Quote "Your icon is ugly (you can tell that it was made by a programmer, not a designer)" where was anything in your statement other than being rude?  Whilst there maybe some truth in your comments... Did you offer any help, any wise words, any design ideas that could help?

 

Perhaps you could share your game listings so we could all learn?



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@everyone,

 

1. You guys all rock.

 

2. No need to worry about my feelings here.  I asked and am getting answers.  I am not in any way bruised and fully admit, my art (especially for this game) sucks! :)

 

3. Marketing - This has been brought up quite a lot and you guys are right.  Marketing is key.

 

4. Art again - I know I just said this, but man does this puppy need an overhaul.

 

Thanks again to each of you for your inputs.  I'm going to re-read all of these threads when I get out from under my current pile and start working on this again.

 

Cheers,

Ed



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Ok then, let me rephrase : "I don't know and don't have any idea why you don't get any download. Everything looks fine!"

Happy Sphere Game guy? :D

 

Note to myself: Don't comment other peoples game on Corona forum even if people are asking to... :wacko:



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No "game listings so we could all learn?"  thought so....



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Of course not big guy!

I'm a troll you now that! 



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I was seriously hoping the snipping at each other would not continue and I wouldn't need to post this reminder.

 

Corona Labs is a great community and we need to keep it that way. Please keep things professional.

 

Thank you

Rob



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@Rob, maybe remove the troll? They serve no purpose



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Geometry Dash is $1.99 and has a garbage icon, and it's 5th on the Paid list.   Been up there for as long as I can remember.   Ballz is free but also has a bad icon and only screenshots of game play, yet it's the top listed Free game.   
 
You need some kind of marketing to get the word out there, but if it's not super fun and nobody wants to tell their friends about it, it's not going to be super successful.


Geometry dash icon isn't garbage and has attractive screenshots. Ballz is published by a huge publisher and also has a decent icon

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Common man!

Geometry Dash was featured by Apple, and the game even as a Wikipedia article. Ballz was published by Ketchapp...

Are you sure you know what you're talking about?

 

Was Geometry Dash featured before its first download?   Why would they feature a game with a bad icon and that cost $1.99?



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Apple never features an app before it's first download, they feature apps that make money so they can get the 30% cut. Same thing for Google Play

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On of my apps is actually a dumb clone of a once popular game. I actually bought a template. It has reached the top 50 of a few countries and even the top 10 in a couple. It hovers in the 200s in a bunch of countries. 

 

It has been featured a few times by Apple (not in the US). My app is free and doesn't have any in-app purchases. Apple doesn't make a penny on my app, except for the < $2.00 that I spend on search ads a month. I am not sure that being unique or making money for Apple is a requirement for Apple to feature you.



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Apple never features an app before it's first download, they feature apps that make money so they can get the 30% cut. Same thing for Google Play

 

Unless you are Nintendo



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I've taken a few looks at the game. I seems pretty good, with simple gameplay, and it almost looks like a throwback to Asteroids. My advice: two things,

 

1. Make it FREE! On average, about 0.2% of paid apps make it to 50,000+ downloads. On the contrary, up to 20% of free apps make it to the same number of downloads. Super popular games with millions of downloads like Clash Royale, Bullet Force, (even The Battle Cats) are free. If you want to charge something, charge with IAPs, make the experience free, and let the user decide if they want to spend money.

 

2. Marketing: I know it has already been mentioned, but it is very important. I have a question: When did you begin promoting your app? 

If you haven't, before you revamp the game, make a bunch of announcements. 

 

Best of Luck!




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