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.
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.
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!
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!