Chillingo

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by ianlow32, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. ianlow32

    ianlow32 Well-Known Member

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    chillingo is really strange ... up about a month ago, they were relatively minor in terms of impact, and had maybe like orions and dungeon n hero as their main a-list games,

    now in a short matter of weeks, they have released in quick succession ... some of the best games on iphone

    vector tanks
    idracula
    zen bound

    and sneezies and krypton egg aint half bad either ... they are giving ngmoco a run for the money now as best dedicated iphone publisher
     
  2. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    okay... are we supposed to respond to this?
     
  3. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the exact same thing
     
  4. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    they aren't making the games themselves
    just contracting with developers, giving the developers leverage for advertising, and promotion, and submission and other goods and services

    they have done a nice job so far...
    and at least in these forums, are branding their name pretty well

    maybe some day when you think Chillingo, you might think quality iphone apps
     
  5. ianlow32

    ianlow32 Well-Known Member

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    isnt this what ngmoco is doing? rolando was originally self publishing, until ngmoco picked the title up and offered the above plus additional resources for the music tracks?
     
  6. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    there needs to be a place or something(like a bulletin) on this website for people to make statements like this. i've had times where i wanted to announce something, but didnt make a thread cause it didnt address a specific question or need of reply.

    and i agree with you, chillingo has definitely up-ed(???) there performance in the past weeks.
     
  7. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    we already do. I'd like to know more about the devs, though. chillingo's pretty good at finding them :cool:
     
  8. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    yeah mek, they are both publishers. ngmoco didnt make Rolando.
     
  9. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    yes, upped is a correct word. It is spelled as i have used it.
     
  10. STP_Steve

    STP_Steve Well-Known Member

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    They're well-funded from their other publishing businesses (they've been making Pocket PC and other smartphone games for a long time), and now they're turning around and plowing a bunch of that cash into promising iPhone developers. It's a smart strategy.
     
  11. HardcoreEricXXX

    HardcoreEricXXX Well-Known Member

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    Bike or die is probably my favorite game
     
  12. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    agreed, chillingo is good at finding these little "hidden gems" of developers. i really like the apps they made.. and i'm even considering buying a couple other apps they made just to support them, lol.
     
  13. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    well didn't ngmoco purchase handcircus and the rights

    i thought ngmoco was an in house developer who just happened to acquire Rolando

    Chillingo is stictly a contractor...

    but i could be wrong
     
  14. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    I can imagine that it didn't happen over night

    and dont get me wrong, i am not sticking up for Chillingo, or Pro Chillingo...or even anti chillingo..I dont know too much about them....Im just adding my two cents

    they are on these forums
     
  15. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    No, they didnt purchase hand circus.
     
  16. FazzyReborn

    FazzyReborn Well-Known Member

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    Chillingo is an interesting company... They are pretty much the developer with the most apps currently on the app store (10 Pages!) Most of those apps are not really worth it, but they do have some hidden gems... iDracula, Bike Or Die, Orions, Quest, etc.
     
  17. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    Yes. At first I thought they were just gonna be publishing lotsa crap but with zen bound, idracula, and vector tanks they proved me wrong.
     
  18. ianlow32

    ianlow32 Well-Known Member

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    yeah i agree on that, apart from the ones I mentioned, there are some that really quite mediocre, hence my strange comment that the last week or so has seen so many great apps! maybe they have better qc now or these great games were in dev for some time ...
     
  19. inferi22

    inferi22 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the quest
     
  20. hello123

    hello123 Active Member

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    why the developer does not publish by themself?
     

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