Dungeons & Such version 2.0 out!

Version 2.0 is out in iTunes App Store! For some reason, it look less than 24 hours for this update to go through Apple's approval process this time. I wonder if they are in a hurry before Christmas?

I'm doing prMac's press release writing service, and I'm also writing to different review sites.
Time to put thinking cap of marketing.

バージョン2.0がiTunes App Storeで発売開始!なぜか今回は24時間以内で審査を通るという前代未聞のハプニングが。アップルもクリスマス前にがんばってるのかな。



Setting minimum iOS requirement

I turned in my other app "Typing Sebastian" with minimum requirement of iOS 4.2. I didn't really know where I set it or I didn't pay too much attention until some customer wrote a review saying something like, "I'd give the older version 5 stars, but the author made it so it's only for iOS 4.2 and up".

So I had to research and learn where to do it. Yet another win with Google search. Just go to project settings, type in "deployment" in the search field. That was set to 4.2 with the newest SDK I have. So I set it to 3.1.2, waiting for review now.

自分のもう一つのアプリ、「Typing Sebastian」を最近アップデートしたらカスタマーレビューで5星をあげたいけどiOS 4.2以上じゃないとできないので4星にしたという。あらら、と思って調べたらそこに全然気を使ってなかった。もともと3.1.2で出してたけど新しいSDKはそれを勝手に一番新しいものにしてたという始末。

推奨を設定するにはProject settingsメニューにいって、deploymentを3.1.2に設定しなおした。アプリをビルドし、またアプル審査へ。


Almost release

My MacbookPro's logicboard died last week. I had downtime for about 5 days. Sucks hard. Very bad. Muy mal. Dahmehdess. It's pretty interesting because this is the first hardware problem I've ever had in 20 years of owning a Mac. There were a few years I didn't have a main Mac to work with, but that's still good for a computer.

So anyways, I have to release the game within this week.. because... My wife is having a baby in a week! (at least that's the due date)

As I'm making my own game from scratch, I'm becoming more conscious about the other half of the success, the marketing. It'll be fun when I put the new hat on to play that role. I'm thinking about doing press release, contacting app review sites, and.. what else can I do...?


あたっくー あたっくー なーんばーーーわーーん。