iPad Urban Tycoon - New Game (giveaway)

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  1. TouchSoft

    TouchSoft Active Member

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    #1 TouchSoft, Oct 8, 2008
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    Urban Tycoon (screenshots below) will be released on the App store next week!
    YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrNYVyFSd_k

    The Apper Review: http://theapper.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/advance-exclusive-review-urbantycoon-v-10/

    Urban Tycoon puts the city in your hands.. literally! Pinch and swipe your way through your city. The goal of Urban Tycoon is to build a financially flourishing metropolis that's environmentally safe and low on crime. As an urban tycoon you will have complete control of your urban area's budget... so spend it wisely.

    Version 2.0 hits the app store in November. So get it while it's hot!

    ** Version 2.0 will bring **

    - 3 exciting play modes

    - Build your own maps!!

    - Town hall menu to get feedback from your residents.

    - Destroy buildings to free up land for development.

    - More buildings

    - Add city programs to help fight crime and pollution

    - Descriptions of all buildings and their pro's / con's


    Congratulations to all 20 winners of the Urban Tycoon giveaway!! Emails were sent out to all winners around midnight last night.

    If you've entered please check your email for instructions on how to download and install onto your iPhone.

    We will be doing a 2nd drawing on release date .. so if you've entered and didn't win this time.. your name is still in for the 2nd drawing.

    -- NO MORE SUBMISSIONS PLEASE --


    Urban Tycoon will be on sale in the AppStore next week for the low price of $1.99
     

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  2. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of the Sim City series, especially of Sim City 2000. Had it on every platform I used, even for DOS, OS/2, the classic Mac OS and the Playstation. I was very disappointed by the Nintendo DS versions of Sim City. So maybe this will fill the gap. How far does the micromanagement goes? And how do you solved the problem of drawing tiny roads under your fat finger?
     
  3. NJPodder

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    Remember SimCity 2000 had the feature wher eyou could just sanbox a huge city, and then the game "Streets of SimCity" came out where you could take your city that you either sandboxed or played thorugh, and drive through it. Now that would be something to pay for. Perhaps a future offering could be "Streets of Urban Tycoon." I lvoed that stuff!!

    This looks like a great game, hope it plays well, can't wait to try it out.
     
  4. TouchSoft

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    Yes, this game was inspired by the great SimCity! But it also draws more of it's inspiration from the famous Tycoon games. So it's a mix of both worlds.

    Version 1.0 of this app will have less micromanagement than version 2.0 which will allow you to manage energy, crime, pollution, and what city programs your budget will fund.

    As for designing the maps... we decided to do it a different way. version 2.0 of the game will come with a Desktop app that you can download for free. The app works on Windows, OSX, and Linux ... a screen shot is below. Basically you build the app on the desktop, click save, and it'll be on your iPhone.

    We have lots of room for improvement on the game and we're excited to get feedback from the community on how the game should grow.
     

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  5. davidovich

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    I've been waiting for a Sim game since the App Store started. I love the idea of the desktop companion. Beatmaker has it and it works well. I will be checking Touch Arcade next week for its release. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. crunc

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    That's an interesting approach and brings thoughts into my head. Perhaps not good ones, but they're there none-the-less. :) Integration between desktop and iPhone games. A game you play on your desktop and your iPhone/iPod Touch at the same time. They interact with each other via WiFi. I don't know if that's a good idea or not or even doable, but there you go. You could, for instance, use the iPod/iPhone as a secondary, and touch/motion sensitive display of some sort, for example. I'm sure some clever stuff could be done that would at least make for an interesting novelty.
     
  7. TouchSoft

    TouchSoft Active Member

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    I've updated the first post with a link to a YouTube sneak peek of the game.
     
  8. rootbeersoup

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    I'll definitely check it out if it's free... If it's a paid app, then I'll wait for EA to release Sim City before I check it out

    So yeah, I look forward to it :)
     
  9. raps27

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    is it free?
     
  10. TouchSoft

    TouchSoft Active Member

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    Winners of the drawing will receive a free copy. The App will be $1.99 next week in iTunes.
     
  11. break5

    break5 Well-Known Member

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    It'll be $1.99 but free for the winner of the drawing, so unless you're the winner will you be buying it?
     
  12. rootbeersoup

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    I'll look at it after EA releases Sim City... Even though Sim City will probably be $10
     
  13. fattychance

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    This looks decent

    I love the strategy games...

    You will do well with this.

    How does it handle stopping/starting save game and such.

    In my case my kids, wife, and self all share the iPod for gaming....can everyone have inprogres games, only one, or none?

    -Chris
     
  14. TouchSoft

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    Thanks for even considering lol ... I'm a one man show and a first time Mac technology developer... so I CAN'T compete with a multimillion dollar company, but I do work hard and listen to what the community wants. And hopefully people we see the difference in EA's product and mine.

    But again, thanks for not totally dismissing it :)
     
  15. TouchSoft

    TouchSoft Active Member

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    Ahhh good observation fattychance .... right now the game constantly autosaves... so if you get a phone call.. or you phone suddenly powers off.. you're game will be in the same shape that you left it.

    However, you mentioned having multiple cities that the family can share... (different saved games) right now that isn't implemented.. but you just encouraged me to add it in the 2.0 release.

    I'll get to work on that.
     
  16. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Ha, no way would I totally dismiss it

    It looks pretty good... I'm just being a little more cautious because I've noticed I've spent a good amount of money on apps recently LOL. Some of which are basically the same thing because I had one app and then found a better app so I paid for both, but only use one. Just being a little more careful. And I can wait a few months or however long it takes for both apps to be out
     
  17. mek

    mek Well-Known Member


    what are the terms, and privacy policies behind this drawing, are you going to sell the information?
     
  18. TouchSoft

    TouchSoft Active Member

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    No information / email address will be sold or given to any other 3rd parties. I will be the only one that will have access to entry emails. All winners will receive an itunes gift card to buy their copy of Urban Tycoon. All we ask in return is that the winners supply us with a brief review of the app so we can place it on our new TouchSoftMobile.com website when it launches.
     
  19. Dimsum

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    #19 Dimsum, Oct 9, 2008
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    Seems a little misleading. The thread title grabs your attention - afterall, who wouldn't want something for free, only then to discover that only a single copy is being given away and that has to be won. So you bring attention to your game/topic but only one person benefits.

    "Get it free" to me means that you are either giving it away to everyone for free permanently or at least offering it for free for a limited time. If you aren't doing either then I would prefer to not see the word free capitalized in the topic title and mislead us. "Win a copy" would have been a better approach.
     
  20. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    thank you for clarifying that
     

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