Universal Retro Gears ( by Leinus ) - Ready for nostalgia?

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  1. LordShad0wz

    LordShad0wz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your consideration. I would definitely purchaser a gold doubler in app purchase. The game is worth it even with my already made purchase.

    I would buy a coin pack but I don't see anywhere that the game uses iCloud game save back ups. So I can only purchase items that can be restored.

    Also would it be possible to have relative touch controls on the left side instead of forcing me to move behind the vehicle?

    Thanks for a fun and unique experience.

    Billy

     
  2. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback,
    I actually concerned about this matter several times.
    I wanted it to look more like a console,
    but leaving the main control on left thumb must been very difficult on screen pads.
    maybe it really should have been in portrait mode.
    Our team will talk more about this, Thank you Lull4by.
     
  3. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    I am truly sorry if my English has annoyed you :(
    Since it's released in Global model, I have no excuse for an incomplete localization.
    Please understand that as a indie game developer who's not native in English like myself,
    having every of my game checked by an expert is very difficult.
    Even now, I'm looking through a dictionary to reply every message.
    I didn't want to use a translator,
    hoping that everyone who's playing my game wouldn't feel like listening to a robot.
    if you could advice me with better selection of words, I'll get'em fixed right away :)
    Thank you!
     
  4. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Stronsay,
    I have not much knowledge in Japanese Haiku poem, but I always thought they are great.
    Of course that doesn't mean that I think our description is perfect... lol
    But I'll take it as a compliment, thanks for playing Retro Gears!
     
  5. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    Hello ac166, and thank you for your feedback.
    I strongly feel you in this matter,
    I thought this was a best way to have an intuitive control,
    but I guess it had your left thumb a difficult time... sorry :(
    We'll talk about it and reflect it in next update, thank you!
     
  6. VirtualBoyFreak

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    Agreed, and I'd rather have this English (which is quite acceptable, albeit not perfect) in the game rather than Japanese, Chinese or Korean, which I don't know at all.
     
  7. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    To every player of Retro Gears.
    First of all, Thank you.

    Our team Leinus made few games so far, but this is the first time hearing such plentiful feedback and thread. :)

    And we're also honored by selecting No.1 Hot Game in TouchArcade.

    Thanks to everyone with meaningful comments, we decided to make few update ASAP.

    1. Keeping a concept must not make players thumb painful,
    We'll add a relative control as an option :) (thanks to hvianna , Lull4by , ac166)

    2. iCloud backup, so we won't forget these precious memories with you. (thanks to LordShad0wz)

    3. With any purchase, we'll add a currency doubler for more coins. (thanks to LordShad0wz)

    4. If the tank(the King) is fully upgraded in speed, there some problem with control so we'll get it balanced :(

    We'll do best we can, but our English isn't as fluent as everyone.
    If any of our words happens to be a nuisance, please let us know.
    (thank you Modjular , Stronsay , NOEN , H4nd0fg0d , reverand79 , Yesterday, kyoukusanagi , VirtualBoyFreak)

    Leinus is a small indie group, but we'll be near to listen to your words- than any other.

    Thank you.

    and special thanks to Jayg2015, who gave bunch of interest and feedbacks even before the release :)
     
  8. MacJobs

    MacJobs Well-Known Member

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    so coooooool~

    lovely Retro Gears~ I need like this game always.
    Thx dev~
     
  9. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    @MacJobs
    Glad you like Retro Gears :)

    We're working on the update as we promised,
    new type of relative control will be added, hope everyone likes it. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Modjular

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    Ah, I hope my question didn't sound angry, I was making an observation about most games that are made by developers with English as a second language (I assume). If there are some texts that you want translated to English PM them to me, I'd be happy to offer my help. What I've seen so far is understandable, but i could give them some ... polish.
     
  11. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    @Modjular

    Thank you for saying so,

    Your advice gave me a chance look over my games in different view.

    We'll think more of what people would like to see, in and outside of our game.

    Have a great day :)
     
  12. LordShad0wz

    LordShad0wz Well-Known Member

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    #32 LordShad0wz, Jan 12, 2016
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    Hi,

    Your control plan is perfect! That's exactly what I was thinking. I like it. As to the double gold in app purchase I actually meant it as its own separate purchase. I didn't mean for you to tie it in with the other purchase. Don't sell yourself short. You have a good game. I would absolutely make another in app purchase for a coin doubler.

    I'm really loving the tank. It's good to be "The King" lol

    What is the roadmap for the game? Will there be more levels and cars and all that after you get the initial updates done? Thanks again for listening to feedback. Thank you for a fun game!

    Billy

     
  13. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for getting back to us,

    your feedback helped us a lot on our update.

    As for Double currency, this is what our team decided it to be. :)

    We did'nt want to induce players to make purchase with double currency.

    Just a small thanks we can give to paid users.

    Updates will be decided in our team's conference.

    We gather every feedbacks we get, and discuss before every updates.

    Current updated is now waiting for review, will possibly be released on next week.

    Please enjoy~ and thank you.
     
  14. LordShad0wz

    LordShad0wz Well-Known Member

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    #34 LordShad0wz, Jan 13, 2016
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    I have the update!

    Go get it! The update kicks ass! The new control scheme is so so so so much better. The game is so much more fun to play now! Whoever worked on the new control scheme deserves a beer. Also the free coin doubler is working as intended. Thank you for that! I just went and purchased the Vamp Ride via IAP as a thank you. I'm going to go see how it does.

    Really awesome job devs!

    For anyone who hasn't tried this game I totally recommend it. It's a really fun game. On top of that any purchase disables ads AND you get permanent double coins. It was absolutely worth it to purchase the King tank.

    I've updated my review on the AppStore and raised it to 5 stars now.

    Billy
     
  15. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    What a surprise!
    the update was done at dawm(in our GMT),
    and you've left us many feedbacks even before we test update!
    Thanks for the compliment, we're glad that you like it.
    If you have any problems or advice on future updates, please let us know.
    We'll always be here to listen.
     
  16. LordShad0wz

    LordShad0wz Well-Known Member

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    #36 LordShad0wz, Jan 18, 2016
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    So I have been concentrating on upgrading the tank. Even though I get double coins I've been watching the ads :) what I had no idea of until just now was upgrading the speed also increases the tanks attack speed. I am slaughtering enemy cars left and right now! I'm on the 6th upgrade.

    It's really awesome!

    The only question I have is after you've crashed and stop. The graphic on the screen shows up suggesting you should tap the key button to get going again. What happens though is you actually accidentally activate a nitro and waste it! You don't have to tap the button if you wait the vehicle does start moving again on its own.

    Is there a way that you could have a dedicated nitro button so we don't accidentally activate them? Preferably right next to the key button.

    I'd also like to upgrade the color of the cannon blast using coins. It's purple on every version of the tank. It would be nice to be red or a more manly color hehe

    Billy
     
  17. LordShad0wz

    LordShad0wz Well-Known Member

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    Also I've been playing and upgrading the Vamp Ride. I have a request. The Vamp ride can only be purchase with real money. Shouldn't it also have some sort of attack like the king? I was thinking maybe it leeches damage from the closest vehicle until it's destroyed. It would take longer than the tanks weapon since it's half the price and not meant to be as good. The visual effect could be a lightning type bolt constantly striking the closest vehicle.

    What do you think? I don't even know if it's feasible. It's just an idea.

    I love the game. You guys really have made a fun and unique game. I can't tell you how many hours I spent playing SpyHunter all my life and this game just reminds me of it for some reason. I hope there are more environments and content planned. Even if it was expansion packs via in app purchase I'd definitely make a purchase.

    Billy
     
  18. NOEN

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    Games like these are one of the reasons I love the AppStore. They come outta nowhere and are awesome. It's just one of those special games that are in the dark corner of the AppStore that nobody knows about. I just hope these guys are making a little something off this. It really is good.
     
  19. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    Hi Billy!
    Yes, The King is the only machine that actually attacks,
    so upgrading speed will also affect its attack speed.
    Skilled player will have pleasant drive even at to speed, thanks for notice.

    When crash occurs, we thought people would tap the left side of the screen...maybe we failed.
    We thought about separating buttons, but left it in one after tests.
    Game with fast tempo like Retro Gears was more comfortable in one button.
    Try tapping play screen(left screen) and tell us how you feel :).
    And about changing cannon colors, it's not a bad idea, we'll thnk about that.
     
  20. leinus

    leinus Well-Known Member

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    And hello again Billy,
    We totally agree with you in Vamp Ride, you're great game player :)
    I haven't tried Spy Hunter myself but I watched it in YouTube after hearing it from you.
    it was nice game.
    Our team will talk more about Vamp ride and future contents.
    Hopefully we'll find a best update for everone.
    Thanks a lot!
     

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