iPad Hanoi reaches 1 million downloads.

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  1. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    #1 eeenmachine, Feb 26, 2009
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    Hanoi, a small free puzzle game I wrote almost a year ago to learn how to develop for the iPhone has finally broken the 1,000,000 download mark today! At one point Hanoi was the #1 Free App on the App Store!

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    Its a point for me to stop and look back at how far I've come in the last year and how lucky I am to be developing games full time. Being part of communities like Touch Arcade has made it much more enjoyable :eek: Thanks everyone!
     
  2. gd3

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    Nice, congrats!! Now hopefully Scoops and Textropolis can reach this milestone soon two, both are amazing games.

    Can't wait for Kyper and Sky Burger!
     
  3. superbad

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    You need to stalk me?
    why is there a smiley of embarassment?

    BE PROUD EEEN!

    i applaud all your efforts

    also, did you ever try putting ads on free hanoi. it might give you a little mroe $$
     
  4. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    It would be quite a feat for a paid game to reach 1M.

    Scoops is at 113,168.
    Hanoi Plus is at 24,140.
    Textropolis is at 9,068.

    All Ian Marsh games and apps are at 1,193,086.
     
  5. eeenmachine

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    There is a Plus version of Hanoi with some extra features that made me enough a while back to convince me to quit my day job. Doesn't sell anything anymore, but that doesn't bother me since it wasn't really a game I was planning on selling.
     
  6. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way to get these statistics for any game/app? Or do you only know them because you're the dev?

    Towers of Hanoi was the first game i learned in programming class too, but that was a longgg time ago!
     
  7. gd3

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    Well hopefully with a Scoops demo being added to iPhones and the Scoops update coming, those number will skyrocket.

    Really, you games are some of the best for the iPhone IMO. Really simple concepts, but a lot of fun and addicting.

    I'll go wipe the brown from my nose now...
     
  8. superbad

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    OT: eeen! what does the Scoops update have? are we finally able to acquire more than 3 1UP scoops?
     
  9. ibelongintheforums

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    lets see...........

    i bought hanoi plus, scoops, and textropolis on janurary 17.........so you got a sale then:p
     
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    Those are numbers only available to developers.
     
  12. eeenmachine

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    congratulations!!!
    just wondering how many downloads scoops and textropolis had. :)
     
  15. Donburns99

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    Congrats. ^ ^

    Girlfriend loves Hanoi, makes me mad how she solves some of the puzzles so fast and easily.

    Been meaning to upgrade to the Pro version, it's on our "To Do" list for the iDevice. ^ ^
     
  16. eeenmachine

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    If I had to guess, SkyBurger is probably on track for a mid to late March release.

    Hanoi Plus still sells some, but only around 20 copies a day.
     
  17. sam the lion

    sam the lion Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, eeen!

    I remember one of my first exercises in C programming.. the towers of Hanoi made me discover the power of recursion. Nice memories :)
     
  18. le'deuche123

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    I'm not going to lie...I myself have hanoi, and it's really great. Simple, but great!!
     
  19. nattylux

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    Wow, congrats on the amazing numbers, Ian!

    I finally picked up Textropolis today, and I have a feeling I'm not going to get anything done until I finish it. Great game!

    I'm sure lots of people have suggested this already, but I'd love an easier way to see all the words I have already found for each city. I keep making repeats at this point as I try to finish up a city.

    Congrats again!
     
  20. eeenmachine

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    I posted those numbers on the first page I think.
     

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