iPad A Unique App/Game on Climate Change - Saving Gaia

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  1. iseethesun79

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    http://savinggaia.tritiumapps.com

    This initiative was started by like-minded individuals who knows that saving the planet does not only involves our leaders attending climate change conventions but involves you and me, single individuals who need to be educated about it and doing our small parts to conserve energy.
    Our initiative aims to spread the awareness of climate change through educational & addictive iphone gaming. Be a part of this initiative by downloading & playing this game. Our goal, if God willing, is to put this app into every single iphone out there as everyone needs to be a part of this important initiative!

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    We would like to thank you, in advance, for downloading this game and helping to keep it alive. This will serve to propagate the initiative further. In order to reward you, we will throw in vouchers and other prizes for playing this game. As you play this game, you will educate yourself and your friends, whom you share this game with, about the importance of recycling and energy conservation to help save Planet Earth. Every time you play this game, you will be reminded, through tips & subtle messages in the app, of how easy it is to help recycle and conserve energy. This is how we will educate and spread this simple but important message.
    A simple download only costs you a little but it goes a long way to propagate this important initative and as a supporter, you have already contributed a great deal. Awareness is the key to saving our planet and when we are aware, every small steps to conserve energy and recycle waste will be snowballed to have a great impact on our planet’s health. If an individual cuts down his carbon emission by 1 unit, imagine how much many individuals can do.
    To keep the zeal and fervor up in this initiative, we will reward people who play this game and share with their friends through vouchers and prizes. Look out for the later versions of this game, in which we will track your game fervor through leaderboards, achievements and challenges/invitations put forward to your friends.
    When it comes to saving gaia, everyone has a part to play. Help us by introducing your friends this initiative now.

    -iseethesun79 (developer)
    savinggaia.tritiumapps.com
    "Saving the Planet is everyone's business!"
     
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    #2 iseethesun79, Oct 16, 2010
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    Please support us. We are releasing the next version with Jackpot. For the jackpot, an attractive cash prize will be awarded based on no. of downloads.
     
  4. LordGek

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    #4 LordGek, Oct 24, 2010
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    All of the cash incentives in the world won't have me paying for a game I can't see first. On the surface it looks like a medium poduction value preachy/educational match 3 for $3. I'm curious as the gameplay looks kind of clever but am not likely to pay $3 to get preached at UNLESS I see the game is cool enough to endure it.

    Either:

    1) Rerelease the game using the freeium model which means releasing a very limited version of the game (first 3-5 levels) that a player can then upgrade to the full version via an in app purchase.

    2) Release a separate lite version with the first 3-5 levels.

    3) Release a video showing several minutes of gameplay (no need for an elaborately edited trailer, just show us some straight forward gameplay from the game).

    4) Give out a few promos to spread the word here at Touch Arcade ;). Seriously, you could offer codes to the first several folk to write your address requesting one once your give away starts or hold some sort of contest in the promo section (maybe asking some sort of green trivia questions).

    Hope you follow up with some of these ideas.
     
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    Please support this initiative!!
     
  7. Chocolate

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    Looks good, but needs more manipulated data and carbon credit cuts for Al Gore.
     
  8. LordGek

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    Did you even READ MY EARLIER POST?

    Giving away cash prizes or being to heavy with a message is no way to market your game. Show us a video, release a demo, or give out some promos so we can give the rest of TA an idea of what to expect with the game.
     
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    You need to stop asking questions, and just man up and pay the $2.99. They're like, saving the earth and stuff.
     
  10. LordGek

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    Sad how Al's message is losing a lot of ground these days as UN-MADE UP problems are taking a bigger priority.

    Having a job and being to stay in one's home is a little more important to folk these days than the fate of the polar bears and carbon emissions.
     
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    It's not just about bears and carbon, dude. It's also about keeping AG fat, happy and away from masseuses.
     
  12. LordGek

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    YOU DARE TO JOKE ABOUT THE POPE OF GREEN?

    I hereby deduct 107 Carbon Credits from your personal account!

    As penance I demand you do 20 "Al Gore is the Savior of the Planet" and plant a tree! ;)
     
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    +1!!!! Totally agree with you, brother! You are spot on!!!
     
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    Dude, do you really think trying to scare folk about the DANGERS OF GLOBAL WARMING will help sell your game?

    EVEN IF I buy the argument of global peril who is to say a dime of your proceeds really goes to a group making a difference as opposed to one of the many sleazy groups clearly profiting from the trumped up fear (anything Al Gore is involved with)?
     
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    I really think you should listen to what we are saying and discuss about your product instead of ignoring.

    You say you want to spread a message and want people to listen but you haven't shared any replies or comments to anyone here. It almost makes me think you are a bot who only posts promotions and updates.

    Seriously, if you want to keep this thread from becoming an example on bad marketing, reply to us! :)

    Here's my 2cents on the whole thing - you probably won't read it, but anyway:

    1- Your price is to high. No one will try this at this price because the gameplay we can see in that screenshot is recognized as something we can play for free on the internet. I think it would be best if you gave this game for free and added a "Donate to the Cause" button in the menu. The main idea is that you are entertaining people to make them feel happy and convinced they should give you a donation, not demanding some money upfront. For $0,99 I guess it would be fine, but at $2,99 yes, you are demanding money (sorry, that's the market, not me :p)

    Oh yes, and when I say "Donate to the Cause" I mean, please share some of your profits to a solid organization. And even if you were just an evil game developer just doing it for the money, I'd still say you should do it - people will trust your game for that. For example, I support animal preservation entities, and if you said that, of those 3 dollars, 2 would be given to WWF, I would totally buy your game.

    2- Never forget you are selling a game. No matter what purpose it was made, a game is still a game and if you are selling it, people will need to see how that works. Don't rely on the global warming matter - or whatever other message you want to send - to expect people to buy it.

    3- Throwing some "green" images as background and putting a game in the front is probably not the best way to educate people on the problems of global warming. It's a start allright, but it would be better to see more content. Even if you want to keep the gameplay intact, there should be an info section, or maybe some changes to the background as you play the game... I don't know... Minimal changes that would make your game stand from the usual match-3 mechanics.

    Anyway, if you want to discuss this, now's the time. Don't throw me another youtube video of giant waves and volcanoes or I'll be very disappointed! ;)
     
  20. LordGek

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    #20 LordGek, Nov 18, 2010
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    Maybe he DID listen?
     

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