Gobang Social 1.5

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April 30, 2012 at 8:59 am #144


As regular players will know we are constantly working to improve this game. Very shortly we will be submitting V1.5 to Apple. So, if it gets approval, it should be available for download by the middle of next week.
The big change we are making with V1.5 is to have two versions of the game, a paid for version, with no advertising and a free version with advertising. There are a few other changes and some bug zapping and I will post on here as soon as development let me know how much they have been able to fit in.

May 1, 2012 at 8:25 am #162


The submission has gone to Apple so we are about a week away from both versions going live.
The current ad free version will become paid for. So you have a week to get it for free.
After that if you want a free version then you will have to play the one with adverts in it.

May 1, 2012 at 9:05 am #164


Why two versions? Wouldn’t it be easier to use In-App-Purchases?

By easier, I mean less faffing about whenever you do an update.

May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am #165


Hi John.
We are playing round with all the different options for a number of marketing and development reasons. IAP is on the list!

Basically the only way to learn is by doing. Primarily we are thinking of the customers and what they would want from us.

May 1, 2012 at 10:08 am #166


Here is at the App Store copy for V1.5:

We really appreciate your input and have added the option for you to give us feedback directly in the app.

We’ve also made it easier for you to invite your Facebook friends into the game.

We’ve fixed a few more bugs and we’re committed to improving your Gobang Social experience, so stay tuned for more updates in the near future!

- Gobang dev team.

May 1, 2012 at 11:58 am #170


>Basically the only way to learn is by doing

Fair enough. There’s no shortage of people prepared to tell you the best way to do it!

May 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm #172


Thanks John.
We have listened to lots of people and read loads of stuff to help us climb the various learning curves. Games as a service is a different world to the boxed games we have mostly done before.
However many things only become apparent in their complexity if they are actually done. Then we can see cause and effect and understand what has happened and why.
It is interesting that some publishers do a free and a paid version so by doing the same we will know why they do it!

May 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm #173


Yeah. I was agreeing by the way in case my reply was ambigious.

Before we launched MB we had no end of people offering well intentioned and sometimes contradictory advice.

May 11, 2012 at 7:21 am #248


So now Gobang Social is going to help towards paying our wages here at Kwalee with 2 versions on the App Store.
Version #1 Is totally free but contains advertisements.
Version #2 Is paid for but contains no advertisements.
So the choice is yours.

Existing players get the paid for version for free!

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