Buster's Flight - Independent Game - $50 Prize to one buyer!

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  1. 306Designs, Jun 19, 2011
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    306Designs macrumors member

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    This game was designed and built entirely by me and it's getting great reviews and downloads through a week of being released. I've been surprised at the amount of support the game has been getting!
    ceived for this game i wrote myself and I want to give back to the fans as well.

    Because of the success of Buster's Flight so far, I have decided that I am holding a contest. I am going to pick a random user out of the first 30 people to leave a review and they are going to receive a 50 dollar gift card emailed to them from whatever restaurant or shopping store they wish. I am 100% serious about this. I will keep this thread updated with the number of reviews left for the game and I will keep updating my twitter (@306Designs) as well. There are currently 10 reviews for the game. I am grateful for the support I have received for this game i wrote myself and I want to give back to the fans as well. Pass the name of the game around and get your friends to enter!



    Buster's Flight
    $0.99
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busters-flight/id441166377?mt=8&ls=1

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    What the buyers are saying:

    "I played this for about 2 hours and didn't want to put it down. It's very similar to the Helicopter game but has a few tweaks that make it so much better. Definitely worth a dollar!" - Skater514

    "This game is fun, easy to use and highly addictive. Great job." - Scott Abraham

    "Great app for anyone to play. The controls are simple yet easy and your always trying to beat your top score overall great app 5/5!" - Dwillet

    "This game is pretty addictive and fun to play." - T_Zabinsky
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Why not do a random draft of the first 30th reviewers to select the winner?
     
  3. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't mind that idea! This way, the people who submit their reviews now (when it's clearly not at 25) have a fair chance. Thanks McGiord, the first post has been updated!
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    I understand what you are trying to do here, but you need to be careful about only offering the chance of the prize if someone gives a 5 star review: Apple may view it as trying to game the review system and pull your app (they do have rules against this sort of thing).
     
  5. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. Is there another system that you've seen people do that is fair and legal under Apple's rules? It has been a crazy week for Buster's Flight and I want to reward the people supporting it.
     
  6. McGiord macrumors 601

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    I just installed it but it doesn't have any sounds?
     
  7. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    Sounds are currently being tested and will be included in the next update! Honestly, I didn't expect the kind of success with the App as I've gotten, so I didn't have plans to include music and sound effects. Now I have been working closely on creating original pieces of music for the game
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    :mad:
    You could just do a draw for the first 50 or so people that leave a review: as long as you don't specify that people have to leave you a 5 * review to be included, you should be OK
     
  9. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Phil A. I revised the contest below:



    Because of the success of Buster's Flight so far, I have decided that I am holding a contest. I am going to pick a random user out of the first 30 people to leave a review and they are going to receive a 50 dollar gift card emailed to them from whatever restaurant or shopping store they wish. I am 100% serious about this. I will keep this thread updated with the number of reviews left for the game and I will keep updating my twitter (@306Designs) as well. There are currently 10 reviews for the game. I am grateful for the support I have received for this game i wrote myself and I want to give back to the fans as well. Pass the name of the game around and get your friends to enter!
     
  10. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, people have really been responding well to the chance at a free gift card. As a University student who created this in his spare time, I thank every one of you who support and offer some support and suggestions for the game.
     
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    Buster's Flight has been featured on http://www.appgiveaway.com! Check it out and download a free copy from there. Remember that you can't leave a review with a promo copy so you can't enter the $50 contest (which is up around 15 people), but you get to play my hard work and effort.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  13. 306Designs thread starter macrumors member

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    EVERYONE!

    To celebrate two months of release, the game has been set to free for 48 hours only! Buster's Flight has had a couple thousand downloads and now is the chance to get it. The first update is coming very soon and it will include background music, sound effects, a global leader board, better movement mechanics, slightly altered gameplay, and bug fixes. Once again, I designed this game completely from scratch using my home laptop and nothing more. Thanks to everyone for their continued support and help a student out by downloading the game! Follow me on twitter @306Designs, I want to hear your messages of support and criticism.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busters-flight/id441166377?mt=8&ls=1

    Cheers.
     

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