The Balls! - Coming Soon!

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  1. Epox

    Epox Well-Known Member

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    #1 Epox, Sep 29, 2010
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    The Balls!
    Website: http://theballsgame.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SavantGames
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theballsgame

    Description
    Hardcore sports Coach Timmins wants you to juggle as many sports balls as possible to prove your worth!

    Bounce different balls (soccer, basketball, bowling, and more!) a number of times until they burst! Be careful not to let them drop, or Coach Timmins will give you a verbal whipping!

    The balls are physics enabled and can bounce against each other for a bigger challenge. Tap the balls to bounce them up, or flick them in a direction for more precise control. Bounce them as late as possible for a higher score and crits! And watch out, sometimes the coach will lob a grenade at you to make sure you are paying attention!

    Features:
    -2 game modes: Classic and Balls mode (no time limit, score as high as you can!)
    -5 different types of balls (and more to come in future updates!)
    -Juggle different types of sports balls to get the highest score
    -Flick them up for more control
    -Open Feint Leaderboards (compete with your friends!)
    -Open Feint Achievements
    -Game Center enabled with Achievements and Leaderboards! Seamless integration with Open Feint!

    Here are some awesome comments from early beta testers!


    The Balls! Trailer


    Screenshot madness!

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  2. sekazi

    sekazi Well-Known Member

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    Out of all the games like this I have played on the iPhone this one looks pretty good.

    I am curious whether or not Apple will reject this due to the game icon.
     
  3. Epox

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    Why would they reject it?
     
  4. susantio

    susantio Well-Known Member

    LOL @ sekazi
    Seriously I didn't notice until you pointed it/them out..:D
    great looking game nonetheless
     
  5. shyguy3

    shyguy3 Well-Known Member

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    I can't help but laugh when i see the title. Especially when it says "coming soon" next to it.:D
     
  6. sammysin

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    ROFL, love it shyguy3.
     
  7. antony.thai

    antony.thai Well-Known Member

    Haha, the same thing happens with me. ^^ btw, good luck to the dev.
     
  8. cyberbum

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    Hahah yeah I had a blast when my artist came up with that icon, it was perfect.

    Will Apple let it slide, I'll see. I'll have a backup app icon if that one gets rejected.

    But really, why would it get rejected, it's just a pair of sports balls in a net? :D
     
  9. tzual

    tzual Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you change the icon. Many people will make jokes about it. :D. 2 balls, 1 sac...
     
  10. cyberbum

    cyberbum Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's true, but it's sooooo damn hard getting noticed on the AppStore, any kind of publicity will help me:) Not having a huge marketing budget really hurts for sure.

    Oh and if you guys like it, go to the Facebook page and "Like" it. I'm trying to build up the viral-ness, any little bit helps me!:)
     
  11. antony.thai

    antony.thai Well-Known Member

    I think that changing the icon may help.
     
  12. cyberbum

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    Thanks for the encouragement:)
     
  13. cyberbum

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    New Coach Artwork!

    Here's some work-in-progress for the Coach!

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    Art from the wonderfully talented Ludwin Cruz:
    http://www.lcruzdesign.com/
     
  14. RttaM

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    No GameCenter? :(
     
  15. cyberbum

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    Yeah I have already integrated GameCenter through Open Feint. They are both in sync so if you post a score on the OF leaderboard, it also gets posted to the Game Center one.

    And if you have a device that is pre-iOS 4.0, you will post your scores to Open Feint only. That way everyone shares leaderboards and achievements regardless of the device OS they have!:)
     
  16. bigbadbrush

    bigbadbrush Well-Known Member

    #16 bigbadbrush, Oct 13, 2010
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    I'm totally digging 'The Balls'. Hopefully Apple likes The Balls too and let the icon slide. LOL:D
     
  17. bigbadbrush

    bigbadbrush Well-Known Member

    #17 bigbadbrush, Oct 13, 2010
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    My headline used to be 'BLOW YOUR WAY TO WORLD DOMINATION'.
    Our new game is about trapping enemies in bubbles and blowing them away via spinning petals.
    Obviously, I had to change it. :)

    I also had to change another line in the bonus game called 'TRAP AND BLOW'.
    Now called 'TRAP AND TAP'. Not as catchy but i guess it'll do! LOLz

    It's still in the trailer though if anyone wants to check it out :cool:
     
  18. cyberbum

    cyberbum Well-Known Member

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    Wow Apple is pretty harsh! They flagged the text as inappropriate or obscene? I know "Balls" has been used in a quite a few games, so I think I'm safe for that. Yeah the App Icon is "risky" for sure, but I have other app icons that I can get produced if needed. My current icon I hope can create more buzz, so I'm willing to take the risk of being rejected:)
     
  19. bigbadbrush

    bigbadbrush Well-Known Member

    Actually it was decision on our end to change the copy :) Didn't mean to alert you! Hope the icon goes through.
     
  20. cyberbum

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    Ah cool, well I'll see how things go, maybe Apple won't notice:p
     

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