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Windows-8-Bit-Avrin-Apps

25 Feb
2013

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It’s official……..I’m now a part of the Windows Store! Earlier this month I started the process of trying to submit four of my apps to the Windows Store. I ran into a few bumps along the road, but I’ve learned a few things from it, and now I have one of my apps approved for the Windows Store. Raven’s Hidden Hollows is the first one to be approved, and it’s now available at: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/ravens-hidden-hollows/0fb9ca42-8ed8-478a-9761-02317c921811

That link above is for the U.S. English listing, but it’s also available on the Windows Store in several other countries. I plan on releasing a few more of my apps that I’ve already developed on there soon. I’m actually waiting on a couple to be approved at this moment that I resubmitted. The two main app stores that I currently release my apps on are Apple and Amazon, however, after my next release I may plan on making some of my apps available in the Windows Store concurrently.

I would write more about the apps I’m working on and et cetera, but honestly I’m pressed for time. I didn’t expect any of the apps I submitted to Windows being approved today, but one of them was, so that’s great. I look forward to continue working with Microsoft and releasing my apps on their Windows Store. I like some of the new products they’ve rolled out and they seem to be moving in the right direction. 

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Christmas Time on Amazon

17 Dec
2012

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Both of my Christmas holiday themed apps, Light Up The Tree! and Gift Wrap Difference, are now available on the Amazon app store! Light Up The Tree! has been available on Amazon for the past couple of weeks, but Gift Wrap Difference was just approved today!

Light Up The Tree! is a festive tapping game where you have to turn on the Christmas tree lights and try to keep them on. It features three different game modes that also incorporate numbers & colors, which adds an educational element. Gift Wrap Difference is a spot the difference game filled with holiday joy. It features over 50 difference levels constructed from 20 different festive wrapping papers. Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Light Up The Tree! – on Amazon

29 Nov
2012

Just in time for the holiday season……Light Up The Tree! is now available on the Amazon Appstore!!

Light Up The Tree! is a fun & festive game for kids, parents, and people who love Christmas and the holiday season. This app is colorful, musical, and filled with holiday joy. There are 3 different game modes.

1. Turn On The Lights: Try to light up the entire Christmas tree by tapping the lights. The lights will randomly turn off after a few seconds so get those fingers moving!

2. Just Colors: Change all of the lights on the tree to the same color by double tapping them. The lights will casually change color so watch out!

3. Colors and Numbers: This game mode will randomly choose a color and number and you must match that color/number combination by double tapping the lights on the tree. Pay attention because the lights will randomly change color.

Learn while having fun:
The interaction with the five holiday colors and numbers(0-10) can help develop the understanding of colors and numbers.

Playing this app can also enhance and build upon motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

*Tip: If the game becomes too easy for you, start playing with a different finger and the challenge will increase.

  • Three game modes: Turn On The Lights, Just Colors, Colors & Numbers.
  • Real Christmas holiday music and sound effects.
  • Bright, sharp colorful graphics.
  • Different colorful backgrounds & flashing lights.
  • Helps build upon motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

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Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!!
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New Release: Strike The Goal

25 Jul
2012

(My newest game, Strike The Goal, is now available on the Amazon App Store for Android! I didn’t expect it to get its first approval until later this week, but the Amazon Android App Store review was super quick. It will also be available on the Apple App Store soon.) 

Strike The Goal is a fun soccer themed physics puzzler. The goal… of the game is to strike the ball into the goal. Move your teammates around to help set up the perfect shot. Aim the arrow in the direction you want to kick the ball to score while avoiding obstructing opponents & yellow cards. However, sometimes you might be able to use an opponent to your advantage. The match is lost when you strike a wrong goal, get two yellow cards, or strike the ball more than 9 times(tournament mode only).

 – Plan out each strike by moving teammates around or just strike it.

 – Learn about different countries before each match. Over 700 random facts in the game.

 – Exhibition mode: Compete against 40 top international teams.

 – Challenge yourself by trying to score in one strike. 

 – Score a goal in 1 strike to obtain 3 stars. 2 strikes for 2 stars. 3 or more strikes for 1 star. 

 – Tournament mode: Win 3 randomized matches in a row to obtain the STG championship & extra coins.

 – 20 Achievements/Trophies for a total of 1,000 Game Center achievement points.

 – Opponents stand still, move around, and sometimes attack the ball.

– Extend the aiming arrow further for a harder kick or shorter for a softer kick.

– Real crowd noise, chants, vuvuzelas, and other sound FX.

– Use coins earned in-game to buy different balls & fields.

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Saving Bunnies – Now Available On Both App Stores!

5 Apr
2012

Planet Rabuny is being destroyed by a massive volcano! Help save as many bunny rabbits as possible with two super bounce rafts! Bounce the bunnies to the spaceship to escape, while collecting useful power-ups and avoiding dangerous items!  Use skill to maneuver the bounce rafts with two fingers by yourself of with help from a friend!

√Frantic awesome fun!

√Sharp colorful graphics!

√Realistic sound effects!

√Innovative, unique gameplay!

√Simple, smooth controls!

√Awesome power-ups!

√Two challenging game modes!

√Gamecenter leaderboards

√Personal high scores!

√Single player or 2 player co-op!

(*The version on the Apple Appstore is initially free, and the version on Amazon Appstore is .99 cents. 

-The Apple version is supported by advertisements, but you can remove them with an in-app purchase of .99 cents.  This version has Gamecenter leaderboards.

-The Amazon version doesn’t have ads.  Gamecenter isn’t on Android so this version has exclusive achievements/trophies instead.)

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#7 Best Seller in the Amazon Android Appstore!

3 Apr
2012

My newest app “Jumbo Egg Hunt” is currently ranked #7 on the Best Sellers list in the Amazon Appstore for Android.    It’s been in the Top 100 Paid Games & Apps/Best Seller Lists for over a week while moving up steadily, but last night it broke into the top 10.  I’m thrilled, excited, thankful, and just overall amazed at the success of this app.  I put a lot of hard work & late nights into it, and it feels great to see that a lot of people have downloaded it.  I’ve only received a few reviews but the majority of them have been very positive.  I’m just a hard-working indie developer, but it feels great being at the top with other awesome apps that have had great success like; Cut The Rope, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds Space and etc.

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On a side note, Version 1.1 is coming soon.  After reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I went back to do some testing on the difficulty on the Normal mode.  I noticed that some eggs are kind of hard to see on the Normal mode.  I want to make sure the Normal mode is very casual and assessable for most ages, so I few days ago I submitted an update for the Android version that will make the eggs a little easier to see in the Normal Mode.  I’ll be updating the Apple version in the same way as well.  I want the game to continue being fun & challenging, but not frustrating.  It’s hard striking a balance between the two, but hopefully the Normal mode will be a little more casual now.  Hard mode will remain the same for those of you up for the challenge.

Last but now least, THANK YOU to everyone that’s downloaded Jumbo Egg Hunt!  I hope you’re enjoying the game and having fun with it.  Also thank you to everyone who’s spread the word about the game and retweeted my tweets about it.  Have a great day!