Dragoon - New game on iOS featured 616 times

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  1. amazingafternoon

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    Hey everyone! So this is our first game made with buildbox! Super excited to see it out on itunes. There is also a paid version which was featured 616 times including australia and the uk (not on the USA though).

    Now I have no idea how long should I wait to launch on android, does anyone know?

    Here is the lite version of the game :)
    PS. Every review helps so if you have a few seconds we will thank thank you super-immensely :D




    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1066297954

    Also if you have any advice every input is welcome :)
     
  2. netkomm

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    You can launch anytime on Android. However I would suggest publishing on iOS first
     
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    Looks great fun @amazingafternoon Congratulations :)
     
  4. amazingafternoon

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    Hi Netkomm thank you for your answer. That is exactly what I have heard, but how long should I wait before launching on android will it affect the iOS featured status of the apps on itunes if i launch on android or not at all?
    Again thank you :)
     
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    Thanks AndyG! :) Hopping to get better as I go. I started with children/educational category but doubt that's the right way to go because iOS is very strict with ads for children and parent gates. I think I will try something different next :)
     
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    I would wait to reach the peak of your sales on iOS and then publish on Android leveraging the freemium model.
     
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    I would say once you got featured there is no problem at all to publish on Android too. Apple just likes it when you first launch on iOS and when you promote your game that way. This makes iOS stand out and helps to get a feature. Nothing more and nothing less.
     
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    If you have a paid only version for iOS, in any case if you publish a "freemium" version (ad based or not) I would ensure that the paid version has more features (levels, scenes, etc.) so that people won't get mad...
     
  9. amazingafternoon

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    Thanks Netkomm and Christoph!
    I made the free version much smaller, you can only play up to the letter D on the free version. On the paid you have the full alphabet and more caves and power-ups as well. So I think I have got that covered.
    Okay so maybe I should wait a bit more before I move on to android I guess.
    Thanks again!
     
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    Looks great, it is wonderful game. :)

    What is the buildbox version?
     
  11. amazingafternoon

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    Hi 005
    I used the first version of buildbox. I am eager to upgrade to 2.0 but unfortunately will have to wait a little longer :)
     
  12. AndyG

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    Be aware @amazingafternoon that if you wait. And your game is a big hit on iOS potentially your game will be copied and cloned on Android before you get there and you will lose all momentum and YOUR game will look like the clone! If your too late for the Xmas market then New Year is a brilliant time to release.
     
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    Thats great feedback @amazingafternoon I've considered going that route but I wondered about the market limitation. Sounds like your saying that a paid App is the way to go for Apps in the Children's category?
     
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    Hi Andy, after reading what you said I definitely will make it available for android for new year :)
    I think the children's category is hard for many reasons being that ads still bring in most of the money for the 2 apps I launched as freemium. This time I decided to go paid and have the free version pointing at the paid one. I am still waiting to analyze what happens in comparison to the other 2 apps. I still think that paid is the way to go with children... hope I am right.
     
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    Congrats on the game, nicely done. Let us know how the paid strategy works.
     
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    Thanks David D, I will :)
     
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    Congrats
     
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