Universal 30 levels of puzzle mayhem with fire, water and earthquakes! (iOS beta)

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  1. 3xn

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    #1 3xn, Feb 23, 2016
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    Beta Signup: https://play3xn.com/contact/ios-beta-signup/

    UPDATE Jan 13th, 2018: Game released - looking for more beta testers!
    The game is available worldwide on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3xn-number-puzzle/id915371728?mt=8
    I am developing new features and welcome new beta testers. Next new feature will be Daily Game, a new random level every 24 hours. Testing will start in couple of days.

    See also the official launch post: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=315462



    3XN Number Puzzle is a match-3 number matching puzzle game with unique gameplay: numbers are on a folded path. Changing the path changes which numbers can be matched. The game is almost ready for worldwide release.

    Hints & Tips

    • Matching 444 gives 12 points, 44444 gives 20 points
    • You can combine a row and a column match (total count of numbers in the match define the scoring)
    • Game is saved after each move, so you can continue the game later
    • Facebook login works (tap Settings in main menu), so you can compete with your beta tester friends...
    • As always with TestFlight IAP is free

    The story so far

    I released the version 1.0 with softer than soft launch: Just nordic countries and no promotion. 1.0 had Endless, 60 moves & 60 seconds modes, but no progress levels or fire/quakes/water. I got good usage data (with some playing over 200 games so far!) and continued improving the game. Version 1.1 will be released soon worldwide and has 30 progress levels with fire, quakes & raising water levels.

    UPDATE Jan 13th, 2018: The game was released worldwide before Christmas 2017 and got featured in number of places in App Store. So far it has reached Board Games TOP 100 in 58 countries!

    As always, all comments are very welcome!
     
  2. vectorarchitekt

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    Really good game. Runs with no issues so far.
    The sliding and match in a rail mechanic is a nice twist.
    All I would request is an option to select color themes for the Epic mode?

    Will continue to try the other modes out later.
     
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    Thanks! What would you like to do with the themes? (Freely set the color for each number? Day/night mode? Color blindness optimized? ...)
     
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    Setting colors for each number would be cool, but to make less work for you, even just some preset theme combinations would work. Off the top of my head, games like Lettercraft and Letterpress come to mind. Such as one setting for background, and one setting for a two or three-tone number square combo.
    Day night mode and color blindness optimization seem to be good options in case you get buyers who need those, so they can't hurt either.
    Do you have an official release date yet?
     
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    Excellent info, thanks again! No release date yet, but in 2-3 months.
     
  6. spikeyflip

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    So I have a 3/3 crash so far, here's the steps I performed when the crash occurred.

    1) Boot the title the first time
    2) Progress and complete the tutorial.
    3) Complete level 1.
    4) Tap next.
    5) Watch the video.
    6) Tap the X icon to dismiss the ad.

    The app crashes and puts me back to the iPhone screen/menu.
     
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    I'll try to verify. As a workaround you could try bying extra moves. That will disable ads for 24h.

    Many thanks for reporting this. I should see the crashes in GameAnalytics logs, but it's not perfect. What device & iOS version you have?
     
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    VERIFIED CRASH BUG: Ads crash the game at the moment.

    WORKAROUND: Buy extra moves or lives. This disables ads for 24h. Easiest way to do that is to fail a level and then tap "GET 5 EXTRA MOVES".

    Ads are part of the normal play testing and haven't caused problems lately, so this is yet another good reason to do the beta :)
     
  9. vectorarchitekt

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    I know the point of the challenge is to slide the numbers on the rail, but I must say that I just want to be able to match them up and down so badly. I guess it's just a habit of playing match games.
     
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    Hopefully I get to create many more levels... Traditional candy style matching could be the theme for some levels or it could be always available power-up. Thanks for the idea!
     
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    Most of you had the game crash after the ads. This is now fixed.
     
  12. vectorarchitekt

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    I don't know if I'm just always lucky, but every time I beta test a game, it always runs smooth with no issues (hopefully Indont jinx myself)
     
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    Hey 3xn,

    On the LEVELS mode, The "WATCH VIDEO, GET 1 EXTRA MOVE" option does not reward you with a move.
     
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    Good catch!

    Unity ads has an inventory of longer "rewarded" ads. These can't be skipped. If the game runs out of those it will show "normal" ads that can be skipped after 5 seconds.

    At least one bug is that I should reward the player when the see the "normal" ad and skip. It's not their fault there are no rewarded ads available and it says on the screen they can skip...

    Workaround is to always watch the whole ad. Does this work for you?

    I'll fix this later today.
     
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    Thanks for testing!

    Level themes:
    - levels 1-5 fire
    - 6-10 raising water
    - 11-15 earthquakes kill numbers
    - 16-20 earthquakes start fires
    - 21-25 fire + water
    - 26-30 water + quakes + fire

    Remember also the EPIC, SHORT and QUICK modes.

    New build. Fixed an issue with rewarded ads that allowed skipping the ad and not getting an extra move.
     
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    hey this game looks really good ! How is it going on ? Launch soon ?
     
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