Universal Newton's Cradle Puzzle Game (by Peter Hijma)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by peterhijma, May 28, 2020.

  1. That's a good suggestion. I've got to wait for the current update to get through first though. I'll give it some thought :D

    I'm also thinking about a "harder" mode in which you need to complete a level in the least amount of steps possible. But that's kind of against the idea of "relaxing"... Probably I'll make it optional if I include it.

    And of course... more levels.
     
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  2. David1105

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    Undo button?
     
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  3. ste86uk

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    @David1105 I believe he said it’s coming in the update which is awaiting Apple approval currently.

    @peterhijma not to sound disrespectful or anything but it’s good to hear you want to add more levels. Something that has put me off with some puzzle games are the low amount of levels. Although I know I’ve been spoilt by games with many levels in them.
     
  4. @David1105 The update contains a restart button on the screen. An undo button is not something I'm considering at the moment.

    Every level is small enough (in terms of the required amount of moves to solve it) and adding an undo button would make the game too much trial-error in my opinion.

    @ste86uk I think this game will have around 40 levels in the end. I hope people don't lose themselves in numbers, because in the end it's not only about the number of levels. It's easy to add another 20, but I'm trying to find a sweet spot, which leaves the player happy, but also wanting more. (The alternative could be having too much levels, with a highly saturated player, who goes from a happy player to a bored player).

    In the end, for 1 dollar and an average minimum of 60-120 minutes of gameplay, I think the game is already a good deal as it is. If ... I may say so myself. In the end it's up to the players and reviewers themselves :D

    The last few levels will be more complicated than the first 32 levels of course.. (increasing the amount of gameplay time)
     
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  5. ste86uk

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    Of course the gameplay length sounds great still for the price. Sometimes I think I’m just spoilt by others. Plus I understand your point to a degree as I love Persephone but I still haven’t completed it! Keep getting stuck and I don’t like to use guides at all otherwise I just think why bother playing at all.
     
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    Just got level 31, took me more then an hour, brilliant level that was.
     
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    Finished the game, just waiting for new levels now.
     
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  8. Awesome!

    The update is still pending... after this update I’ll create an update with new levels. :)
     
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  9. Causality

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    I’d pay twice the cost just for the undo button. It annoys me incredibly sometimes.
     
  10. #30 peterhijma, Jun 11, 2020
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    The reason that the update wasn't getting through is now clear.

    Apple decided to terminate my Apple Developer Program membership, probably (can’t think about something else) because I wrote an impulsive 1 star review at a ripoff game. Shouldn't have done that from my developer account, that is the only thing I regret. Apple sees this probably as "downvoting competition".

    I hope that the ones who bought the game liked it as it is. I removed the game from the app store.
     
  11. aussiepaul

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    Sorry to hear that.
    Thanks for the game
     
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  12. Dazzlemi

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    I just bought this in June and it’s not available in App Store already!
    I never even had a chance to play it (forgot I had it)!
    I see it’s coming out on switch, I may have to buy it on that platform.
     
  13. ste86uk

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    The dev said his account got terminated just a few posts up.
     
  14. Dazzlemi

    Dazzlemi Well-Known Member

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    I saw that!
    That’s unfortunate, after all the work he did (I assume) on this game.
     

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