Saturday, May 26, 2012

Christmas Magic rocks the #BecauseWeMay sale !!!

Ta daaa ...Ta ..Daa......................!

Christmas Magic celebrates the #BecauseWeMay sale ! A group initiative of Indie developers to celebrate our independence to price our games as we wish ! The Base game is FREE and all in-app items are upto 70% off from 24th May to 1st June !

We have already hit MASSIVE download numbers on the very first day of the sale : more than 30 times normal  !  and we are already featured on the "Whats Hot" section of multiple AppStore's, under the categories "Puzzles" and "Family" ! Its time to celebrate and rock the world !

So, its parties, Free stuff and Celebrations all this week !
Grab'em all this weekend ! Don't miss out on any in-game item at all ! Go..Go.. GO !!! :D

Clickety-click here :

Be Cool ! Be Smart ! Be Magical !!!!!!!  and spread the word far and wide ! Christmas magic has arrived !

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Its raining Free Gifts this week in Christmas Magic ! :D

Hey guys ! Just a quick update before the weekend strikes us all ! Like I said in my previous post, our most awesomest game , Christmas Magic, has been featured on the front page of "What's Hot " on the Indian AppStore and we beat "where's My Water?" and "Cut the Rope" to the front page ! So, after our celebrations faded off a bit, we decided that we need to give something back to our awesome fans who made it all possible. After its because of your massive downloads that we are famous today !

So, Here we Gooooo.........

 Yes, we are giving away free stuff inside the game all this week, starting this weekend right now ! :D Ain't that cool ! But cooler are our fans who made our game a hit !

So, just follow these simple steps to claim them :

  1. Download the game(if you haven't already!) :
  2. If you already have the game, make sure its the latest version. Check once for updates.
  3. Launch the game and you will be greeted by a message informing you about your free gift !
  4. Log-in with either your Facebook or Twitter account to claim it there and then !
  5. Enjoy the game ! Sprinkle some magic around with your latest free items you just got :D !
  6. Spread the news to your friends and family while you have a great Weekend !

So, there you go, free stuff was never so easy ! :)  In case you have been to buried in your life and have no idea about what I am talking about, check out the most awesome trailer ever made :

See that ! Now get that Magic into your homes ! Grab it while the magic is still fresh !  Though, Magic never really gets old, now does it ! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A True Gem shines through, no matter what the odds !

A MASSIVE good News : Christmas Magic has been featured on the front page of "What's Hot" under the "Puzzles" and "Family" categories, on the Indian AppStore  ! Just found out while browsing the store ! We beat "Where's my Water?" and "Cut the Rope" to the front page ! :D !!! WOW !!! The game is being shown right next to Angry Birds, Snoopy's Street Fair and TinTin  ! Our little game has made it big ! I hope it conquers other stores soon ! We are one step closer to world domination ! Ha Ha!

I am so overjoyed !!!!....sniff....sniff....! :)
You can download the game here : .

Here's the awesome trailer that is doing wonders for the game ! :

Its free to play, so that makes it even more important to download it right now !

This is the coolest thing ever ! All our efforts to get the game noticed are showing results now. Of course, this shows that the game is being loved by the audiences as there's no other way it could beat "Where's my Water?" and "Cut The Rope" to the front page !

This warrants a party , ladies n gentlemen ! I think I smell some home made cakes tonight :D ! Aha ! Off I go, with a spring in my step and smile mile wide :) ! I think I'll draw something cool, cooler than ever before to celebrate this moment of glory and triumph ! It isn't easy for indie devs like us to make it to the "Whats Hot" page, and when we do its only because of a good game and not any paid marketing ! Makes the moment of triumph even sweeter to savor ! :)

Christmas Magic on the AppStore : Clickety-click here !

Friday, May 11, 2012

Join Zurker and be the next Zuckerberg ! Another Get rich Quick Scheme ? A Review.

        I don't know how many of you have heard about Zurker, the new kid on the block in a sea of social networking websites. Right now on an average, it is attracting around 8 to 10k new users each day !  Yes, I know there are already too many of those networks, all trying to steal away our precious time and new ones spring up each day since FB decided to go the IPO way. So, why should we care about another one touting to be the best?

The thing is that Zurker is different, I know they all say they are, but this one is different because you own it ! Let me say that again :

"You Own Zurker! By joining you become an owner of the Social networking company ! You own your data and you own the website too! You can be the next Mark Zuckerberg!"

Lets pause for the "what?"s, the "What do you mean?", the "No Way"s and "Tell me more!"s here ! :) Is it another of the get rich quick scams?

Well, it doesn't seem so and I am not here to promote it ! For one, you cannot get rich quick in it, it will take time for you to earn from it  and two , you don't invest any money in it ! All you do is what you are already doing on Facebook or twitter but do it here and you can be the next IT Mogul! (Well, if you wanna dream, dream BIG ! :) What it does is that it creates a unique situation where it makes each user a part owner of the company, so as Zurker grows, you grow along with it. How is that ?

Well, I am not a financial whizkid or someone who can understand economics much, but when I was sent an invitation by a friend to join Zurker, I did my own sweet research on the mighty interwebz and what I found seemed to satisfy my curiosity that it isn't a scam or a fraud....(and I thought people might have similar doubts and why not do a post about it !)

To me Zurker more like : "This kid looks really smart! Lets do what he says and wait what comes out of it ! "

It wasn't easy for me to understand or find ,so, I thought lets make some bullet points about Zurker, so its easier for you  to understand :
  •  It must really annoy Zuckerberg: I mean really, it sounds just like his name ! Zurker is just like Zucker-berg ! I am sure its an inside pun on the FB owner and it also sounds like "sucker". Maybe the whole thing is to make fun of Zuckerberg and company ! Who knows ! Lets join the fun ! :) Just kidding ! Couldn't help it !
  • Zurker treats each member as an owner of the company: You get vShares for joining the network and as the company grows, the worth of your share grows with it and over time you start getting returns on your shares. If, lets say, Zurker grows to FB proportions, imagine the worth of your shares in it ! Zurker is giving away 10,00,000 of these vShares in the beta phase. These vShares will become real shares when Zucker is restructured as a public corporation. So, these are not real money right now, but when Zucker hits 1 Million users, they will turn into real money. I am sure it will happen soon as Zucker has already gone viral !
  •  The only investment is your time !: When you use Facebook and Twitter, you spend your precious time in spreading these networks and their total worth. Yes, you enjoy the process but the only ones becoming richer are Mark Zuckerberg and company ! Now, switching to Zurker means, you spend the same time on the network, enjoy your stay and your time spent on it increases the worht of the company and you gain in terms of the value of your shares in it ! Recreation and chatting with friends was never this rewarding  :D !
  • You got the Power ! :) : Your ideas decide the content and services of Zurker  ! Zurker takes your ownership seriously, that is, you are not a sleeping partner with no say in the on-goings of your company. You have an active participation in it ! Since the users are the owners of the website, everything is decided based on voting. Every user gets to decide what should stay, go or be added to Zurker ! So, if you got an idea for the next big thing , Voice it ! and it will be heard and incorporated into the website !
  •  No Ads or Spams ! My primary concern : The way I see it, Facebook is just a data mine for advertisers ! Sure its enjoyable, but all that you put in your profiles, photo albums, all that you share on it is used to just target advertisements on you. It is a database maintained by users themselves which saves the costs of conducting surveys and market researches for the advertisers and makes it even lucrative for them to catch you via your FB profile ! I mean, for the love of the world, I can't understand why I am shown ads of female underwears everyday when I visit my FB page ?!?!?!? I am not even a female ! I am not exaggerating, its true and sometimes becomes a hindrance when I try to show pics of our activites to my family !  Thankfully, Zurker promises that there will be no Ads and no Spams and that is the main reason I joined Zurker ! All the promises of owning the company came later.
  • Open Books, Open Statistics, Open Bug-Reporting : So, they promise "Open Everything!". Well, I would just rather they just opened up their bank accounts to me ! LOL :P . Just kidding, on a serious note, since you also have an option to buy shares with real money, if you so wish, the transparency becomes an important point.You can easily find Zurker’s open books accounting which shows every penny coming in and every penny going out. This seems to be updated hourly. You can also see membership numbers by country, also updated hourly.  Around 8-10k people seem to be joing every day now.
  • Privacy: You control the privacy regarding everything you post there. Your "Street", the equivalent of timeline, shows content related to you and the tags you specify and similarly, your content is shared only according to your tags.Your tags are visible only to you ans stay private, so you can tag stuff according to your liking and thus tailor your own "timeline" without anybody knowing what you tagged them as ! :D Now that gives me some fun ides for tags for people that are annoying ! Ha ! Can I tag something as "stinky"? obnoxious? slimy? Its Zurker ! Yes, you can !   :D
    There's more stuff one can keep writing about it, but frankly this, up there,  is the gist of the matter ! Its an open community, somewhat akin to the open source community (a loose analogy),where everyone has a say in it. Since you also own the service you are using, its growth reverts back to you. So, it feels like a Win-win situation to me. I get an ad-free, private environment to socialise and if it gets me some money later on in the future, well, good for me  ! :)

If you had been trying to decide on Zurker, I hope this post of mine helps you a bit. Join it if you like the concept as they are giving away 1 million shares, don't if want to wait n watch. I saw no harm in joining it now getting real shares when it crosses 1 million users.

If you do wish to join, it is invite only for now, so use this link:

Join Zurker now and feel like Mark Zuckerberg ! :D

You know, I really believe they named it Zurker to tease Zuckerberg ! I mean it just sounds like him ! :D LOL ! Happy Zurking ! :)


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Be COOL ! B-) .......and Black Ops 2 Reveal !

Download Here and Be Cool :) ! :
      So, guys n gals, how do you like it ? My new comic strip dedicated to Christmas Magic ! This was the awesomesauce that I had been cooking on my lightbox for a few days now and I feel delighted to present it to the world now :) ! The response on Facebook has been superb, with people sharing them around on their walls ! I'll have more of these coming for your wholesome consumption soon , while I also work on my new concept alongside ! Yes ! A brand new game is cooking in the hot hot oven of my head ! Hope I can share some details soon :) !

In other developments, our game, our beloved Christmas Magic was featured in the most popular iOS youtube channel called "TouchGamePlay"! :D Now thats a great development and people in the comments section sure seem excited there  !
Check it out here :

Christmas Magic was also featured on "MobileGameFAQs" Twitter channel recently and on another youtube channel called "bbkbest" ! No idea who these guys are but " Guys ! Thanx a lot !" if I could meet you all, I would personally bake a super warm, super sweet home made cake for you guys and deliver it at your doorstep myself ! We need all the visibility we can muster for Christmas Magic ! Every little share counts ! The magic seems to be spreading on its own now as these are impromptu features not influenced by me or anyone in my team.

Also, in gaming news, the new COD has been unvieled, Yes ! Yes ! The BO 2, the much awaited , much touted sequel to BO,  and boy ! after ages of rinse and repeats of the same formula, Treyarch has decided to take a leap of faith and introduce something new here ! A breath of fresh air in a severely claustrophobic room ! He He !

Here's some interesting info I could find out about it :
"For the first time," he says, "player decisions will impact the story."
He explains that this will work in two ways:
Key decisions will have significance from a narrative point of view, but so will skill. How well you do will influence the narrative's outcome. Main squad members and villains' henchmen will live or die depending on what you do and how you do it.
Now thats cool ! Atleast that will bring in some incentive for re-playing the campaign !

Strike Force missions are sets of levels that will shape the outcome of the Cold War between the United States and China. They are non-linear, sandbox campaign missions.
They exist within the single-player campaign's main story.
Strike Force missions are like team-based multiplayer scrimmages — played by one player. The player is able to shift between all available soldiers and robots on his team on a battlefield. You could hop from a rifleman's perspective to a drone to a C.L.A.W. in a matter of seconds, and omniscient overhead view will allow you to give, what looks like, real-time strategy commands. Send this guy here, direct this drone to flank from the right.
The goal is to kill the opposing A.I.-controlled team and complete a series of objectives in any order. When a person dies or a bot is destroyed, it is gone, and you inhabit who or whatever remains. Run out of people or time, and the mission is lost.
We see a Strike Force mission on a shipping dock in Singapore. The mission is to capture the A, B and C points.
The Treyarch employee running the demo makes quick work of the opposition. One moment he's a soldier, the next he's a C.L.A.W. He's flying a drone, now he's a mobile rocket launcher called the Autonomous Ground Robot, or A.G.R.

I found the above part particularly interesting ! THis brings amazing amount of variety in gameplay of a single mission. All these optins of play exist inside a single mission and every player can play it in his own way, working out his own best soultions. Of course, all of this depends on how well the missions are set up and frankly, who knows, all of this might fall flat as COD fans usually might just want to shoot through the mission and get over it ! So much for ingenuity ! Ha !
  I hope people like the changes and the game works out for everyone , because I would love to see a COD that's not a replica of the COD that came before !

 The mulitplayer, the oh-so-loved MP, will have its own reveal and we'll dwell on it later. The only reason I am even mentioning a COD game in my blog is cos this one doesn't seem like a COD game ! Hows that :) ! 
Okay ! So time's up and me has got to get back to his lovely life of plucking flowers and tending to farm animals and singin with the wind....tra la  ! Nothing can be farther from the truth but I have got to get back to working out my next game's concept and what can be more exciting than that ! C- Ya !