iPad Shiroku: announcement and promo codes

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  1. NaniMob

    NaniMob Member

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    #1 NaniMob, Feb 9, 2009
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    I'm the developer of Shiroku, a new puzzle game available in the App Store as of yesterday.

    Here's five promo codes for whoever uses them first:

    JEHEKFMYK6XT
    6KKLT9X6P9KT
    XMMW7TKJLRN4
    7AYLHKAKE3FL
    XNMRPWTAERNK

    Please let me know your comments about the game!

    NaniMob
     
  2. The Game Reaper

    The Game Reaper Well-Known Member

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    The Emerald Isle
    Goddamit...I'm on my iPod!
     
  3. MetaNick

    MetaNick Well-Known Member

    I snagged 7AYLHKAKE3FL. Thanks a bunch. I'll let you know what I think once I get a chance to play it.
     
  4. Igoo

    Igoo Well-Known Member

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    Grabbed JEHEKFMYK6XT. Thanks much!
     
  5. Seikyu

    Seikyu Member

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    Thanks! I got xnmrpwtaernk.
     
  6. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    I managed to snag this one: 6KKLT9X6P9KT. I feel so special :D Thanks for the code.
     
  7. NaniMob

    NaniMob Member

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    That was quick!! :) I'll post some more tomorrow if I have some left.
     
  8. MetaNick

    MetaNick Well-Known Member

    Some quick feedback (I only had a few minutes with it):

    - A lot of the transitions are a bit slow. Just a hair, but I still felt I was waiting for the game a lot.
    - The instructions are a bit hard to read and scroll in that little box.
    - The game crashed when I finished the first level. The grey box zoomed in and then the game crashed out.

    But the game is a great idea. I almost lost the first level, so I'm worried about the overall difficulty curve, but it's still a creative puzzle game.
     
  9. NaniMob

    NaniMob Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I am aware of the crash, it occurs when a highscore is saved after you have changed your name in the profile screen :mad: It should not occur more than once. Somehow I missed this while testing! There will be an update soon.
     
  10. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    For future reference, you can redeem codes from your iPod / iPhone.
    Just enter the code (write it down) in the redeem section of iTunes, then launch the App Store.
     
  11. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    You're 100% right. Only problem is that by the time you've written a code, they're all gone...
     
  12. The Game Reaper

    The Game Reaper Well-Known Member

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    The Emerald Isle
    I know... but you can't dl them from the iPod.
     
  13. Igoo

    Igoo Well-Known Member

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    Actually I'm at work and redeemed this one from my iTouch over wifi. Took three times, but I got one.

    Interesting concept, by the way. Should be fun.
     
  14. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    I actually just learned that about iTunes on the device myself not too long ago. The only problems are (1) you need Wi-Fi wherever you're at, and (2) you need to be able to type really fast to beat all those people copying and pasting into desktop iTunes :)

    As for the game itself, I'm looking forward to trying it tonight (I can't sync where I'm at right now).
     
  15. Seikyu

    Seikyu Member

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    So far, what I have played has been very enjoyable. It is an interesting puzzle that makes you plan out your moves well in advance. I would like it more if there was an undo button for when you accidently get ahead of yourself and tap the wrong block. That may also help with the difficulty of beating the computer that others have mentioned. All and all it is a solid puzzle game that has good replay value.
     
  16. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    I really like this kind of game. An instant purchase for me. :)

    The first one I played was a nice Palm version named "Geeks" I think (I'm not sure).

    Here are my initial suggestions:

    - make the game select the next playable level automatically
    - some subtle sounds (menu items, tile selection and so on)
    - random level mode with statistics: games played, winnings/losses, average time and score

    Anyway, I'm really enjoying this game so far!
     
  17. NaniMob

    NaniMob Member

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    First of all, thanks to all who gave me feedback and suggestions. I have followed some of the advice in the latest version (1.1). Other suggestions like the statistics will depend on sales numbers - which are slightly disappointing so far.

    I have some more promo codes that I'm sharing. If you enjoy the game, please leave some positive feedback on the app store:

    KPJN3FPN4JAA
    AK3M7PJ7PLHF
    TNFPK37JNLFT
    JNY6JYEJPTWP
    NEMK4PMHWF9K
    MM9HPLTTLRPT
    TXHFATJERYK3
    6H93F9WFN9MY

    For those who miss out on the free download, a lite version should be available this weekend. :)
     
  18. #18 gillygize, Feb 14, 2009
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    I got 6H93F9WFN9MY.

    Any reason why you don't allow it to run on a first-generation iPod?
     
  19. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, got KPJN3FPN4JAA.
     
  20. butters

    butters Well-Known Member

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    ty, got JNY6JYEJPTWP
     

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