The Arctic levels are all done….the advertising has been added…books stuffed down the back of pants ready for users backlash from adverts.
:) We’ve uploaded v2.2 of Ramp Racer to the itunes store. We’re just waiting for our chums in Cupertino to approve it and then we’ll finally have iphone support along with the superior gameplay on iPad.
Given the negligible revenue through In-App Purchases we’ve just had to go down the advertising route. This will piss people off….but not as much as 6 months hard work on a game for pretty much no revenue has pissed me off. Seriously - if you don’t like advertisements…buy some coins and the adverts will magically disappear. If you don’t like ad’s and are unwilling to make a purchase of coins…feel free to uninstall Ramp Racer. We’ll be sorry to see you go…but not that sorry.
We’re currently putting the finishing touches to the next update of Ramp Racer and as you can probably guess from the title of this blog post we’re adding advertising. Those obnoxious ads are popping up all over the god-damned place!
Thanks to the really useful tools of flurry.com we’ve found that people are just playing earlier levels over and over and over and over again to get enough coins to buy something. This is fair enough and we actually anticipated this happening but the time has come to try and [ yes he’s going to use that word ] monetise it. The only way to do this is with annoying ads. To remove the evil players have to make a single in-app purchase. Just 69p and the evil all goes away!
Other changes in the upcoming release are that the app is now a universal binary so we can address the iphone/ipod touch market. We’ve also de-linearised the game by making it possible to play any scene [ forest, city, arctic ] without completing earlier scenes.
We’ve added 8 new levels of racing through a snowy arctic wilderness featuring submarines, icebergs and an arctic research centre. Players are not going to get too far unless they pick up a set of snow tyres though..ooh that’ll be an IAP that makes the evil ads go away!
And finally there’s an option to post your scores to facebook.
I’ll post again when the game hits the market…and there should be another milestone post tomorrow that I’m quite proud of.
The first appearance of the dreaded car transporters which also do a very good job of messing you up bad if you time it wrong. Again, we apologise for any similarities to a swastika..it’s not intended - we’re more of a pair of buddhist type guys.