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    My 3rd app

    WordHero was app #1 and continues to be profitable. This post is not about WordHero.
    Anagram Hero was app #2. It did not do well, despite being a well implemented game/etc. I made the mistake of taking a game were there were 2-3 existing similar games but they only had 100-500k downloads... and I thought I could do better. This post is not about Anagram Hero either.

    App number 3 is a Word Search game. Below are some details from the game.

    Gamification mechanics:
    1) Experience points (increase a player's level)
    2) Virtual goods
    3) Social Area (online forum)
    4) Tutorial
    5) Customization
    6) Access items (items allow unlocking of content)
    7) Levels (displays player state to others)
    8) Achievements
    9) Social ranking (leaderboards)
    10) Absolute ranking (leaderboards part 2)
    11) Random rewards
    12) Avatars
    13) Fixed/Variable rewards
    14) Power ups
    15) In game currency (one hard, one soft)


    Every letter in the board will be usable in at least 1 word. Attached is a URL for a montage of 16 screenshots. If you are familiar with WordHero, you might recognize the function of some of them.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxo...it?usp=sharing
    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    I've discovered that an account sign up screen can cause significant bounce rate for new users. I now allow a guest sign up process where the user is still tied to a unique ID, but they can edit it once in the future.
    This has really lowered the bounce rate and allows users to "sign up" later on if they want to.

    Have you considered this approach @mind?

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    Wow, this game looks quite ambitious! Hope all the effort pays off and people enjoy the game
    Looking for a super talented 2D Artist to work with us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ka1inE View Post
    Have you considered this approach mind?
    Yes, but... meh... extra coding or something

    This time instead of asking for signup straight away, I push the user through a tutorial, then ask them to select M/F character, and only THEN do I ask for name/email.... at this point, I hope that there is enough emotional commitment that they don't bail
    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaksaiApps View Post
    Wow, this game looks quite ambitious! Hope all the effort pays off and people enjoy the game
    Ambitious was when I thought it would take 6 months... that was a year ago. There are a LOT of things that are now shown in that montage.

    Some more details:
    1) Avatar builder
    2) "gachapon" (gacha) system of gambling with in-app currency/items to unlock additional themes and avatar features.
    3) Levelling system levels your toon up (max level = 20) and each level rewards items too.

    <EVIL PLAN> At level 20, you have the option to reset your toon back to level 0 for an Achievement. At that point, you move to "Prestige Levels".
    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    That's gonna be huge and great project Hope you will finish every feature you want. I also think that availability to log in as guest is worth to implement.

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    Almost 6 months since my last post about this project.

    More than 50k LOC, excluding 3rd party code. 2400+ drawables

    Currently in late Beta. Join https://plus.google.com/u/0/communit...53575767904557 for access.
    Last edited by mind; 2014-10-10 at 05:07 AM.
    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    Are u using GPS multiplayer feature in this?

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    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by javaexp View Post
    Are u using GPS multiplayer feature in this?
    Nope... all Google App Engine (Python) + Google Compute Engine (node.js)
    SVEN Studios Corp
    WordHero - realtime multiplayer 4x4 grid word game
    Anagram Hero - realtime multiplayer Anagram finding word game
    WordSearch Hero - realtime multiplayer Wordsearch word game
    Math Hero - realtime multiplayer Math game
    Avatar Hero - Create your own Avatar

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