Recruiting Beta Testers for The Helicopter!

Discussion in 'Pre-Orders, Soft Launches, and Upcoming iOS Games' started by bnzelener, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Hi everyone!

    We're developing a helicopter side-scroller, inspired by iCopter. We thought that the game might be more fun with really great graphics, cool sounds, etc..

    Here's a current screenshot:
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    Here's one of our latest demo videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_FSdiwVhwg

    We're ready to start testing the app with a larger pool of people and we need about 50 beta testers. Right now we're trying to get feedback on three things:

    1. How are the tapping controls? Should they be more/less sensitive?
    2. How does the gravity feel when the helicopter falls? Should it be weaker/stronger?
    3. Can you find any bugs?

    Of course, general feedback is always appreciated!

    If you would like to test, please sign up on TestFlight: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn

    We'd also be forever grateful if you visit our Facebook page and website:
    www.TheHelicopterApp.com
    www.Facebook.com/TheHelicopterApp

    Thanks!
    Brennan
     
  2. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Bump!

    We've had two testers sign up thus far and one Facebook page like! Wahoo!

    There's plenty of room for more testers. Please just hit the TestFlight link: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn

    Here are some gameplay screenshots :)

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  3. sandboxx

    sandboxx Well-Known Member

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    I clicked on the link for testflight and I joined your team, but I am not sure whether I am on the beta testing list and my email for testflight is sandler_andrew@yahoo.com
     
  4. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Hi Andrew, we received your info and you're on our list! Once I upload the next build of the game, you'll receive an email and you'll be able to download the game! Our next build should be uploaded today or tomorrow.

    Thanks!
    Brennan
     
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    Hen14 Well-Known Member

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    Sign up on TestFlight for testing your game.
     
  7. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Hey guys, thanks for signing up! We're already receiving killer feedback from the few testers that got the first build.

    We're adjusting the control sensitivity and gravity a bit to make the helicopter control easier (hopefully). I'll add all of the new testers who have signed up into this next build!

    Please don't forget to like us on Facebook if you can! www.Facebook.com/TheHelicopterApp
     
  8. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Bump #2!

    Hi guys, we still have spots for testers! Please follow this TestFlight link to sign up: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn

    Check out this brand new pause screen that our designer, Ben, just whipped up!

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  9. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Bump #3!

    WE STILL HAVE 26 SPOTS OPEN FOR BETA TESTERS!

    I'm submitting a new build right now that has improved gravity and control sensitivity based on our current testers' feedback. Please sign on and let us know what you think!

    Also, that pause button from above is now integrated into the latest build :)

    TestFlight link: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn
     
  10. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    20 More Spots!

    There are still around 20 spots open for Beta Testers! The feedback that's coming in so far has been spectacular, and we want to make this game as good as we can - so we want even more testers!

    Please hit these links to join our testing squadron and to check out The Helicopter on Facebook and on our website:

    Beta Testing on TestFlight: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn
    The Helicopter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheHelicopterApp
    The Helicopter website: www.TheHelicopterApp.com


    As a bonus, here's one of our early development screenshots. We've removed the Suburbs level scenery in Version 1.0, but it will be coming back in our subsequent updates to the game!
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  11. tso5818

    tso5818 Well-Known Member

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    iANiMeX's left ear
    Looks really good :)
    Waiting for another updated build :D
     
  12. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Thanks tso!

    Thanks tso!

    Ben is working on some neat new graphical stuff this week, so I'll keep you guys updated on TestFlight and here on the forum!

    For newcomers, please sign up on TestFlight to beta our game and help us make it kick-ass before release!

    Beta Testing on TestFlight: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn
    The Helicopter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheHelicopterApp
    The Helicopter website: www.TheHelicopterApp.com

    Best,
    Brennan
     
  13. jtall

    jtall Well-Known Member

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    Game is fun so far from the little I have played. The controls seem a little bit loose to me but that's probably cause I haven't got used to them yet lol
     
  14. bnzelener

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    How To Screens!!!

    Hey guys!

    Ben just finished working on a round of How-To-Play screens. We thought about adding text, but we want to keep things universal - to avoid language barriers.

    Please let me know what you think of these How-To screens. Do we need text to describe each screen?

    Here's that TestFlight Beta Sign-Up link again!: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn

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  15. borderLeap

    borderLeap Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool - would be happy to check it out. Heading to TestFlight now...
     
  16. geniusman95

    geniusman95 Well-Known Member

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    Great job on the new gravity!
     
  17. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Thanks! More sneaks :)

    Thanks GeniusMan!

    We're working on some really slick new additions this week. I can't wait to share them with you guys :)

    Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up:

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    TUNNNNNNELS! :cool:
     
  18. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    New Updates

    Hi and thanks to all of our fantastic testers!

    I just uploaded a new build yesterday, and progress is zooming! We still have beta spots, so please hop on board if you're interested!

    Here's the TestFlight link once again: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn
     
  19. bnzelener

    bnzelener Member

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    Gravity and Controls

    Hi all,

    You've really helped us work on the gravity and controls of the helicopter. Today I'm uploading a new build with a configuration that I think is getting pretty close to perfect!

    ALSO! Some of you have mentioned that there aren't enough features to really engage users. We have thought about this a lot, and we're now planning to add shields, customizable heli colors, and different power-ups to the game before our version 1 release. We're psyched that the core of the game is so solid, and we want to have enough in our Version 1 that really grabs users. It's going to be sweet :)

    Thanks for being on the ride with us.

    If you're not already signed up, hit the TF link: http://tflig.ht/mSSRqn

    Best,
    Brennan
     

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