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Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 3:20pm

Cabin Boy philhassey

Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 2519
Location: Zarcon

The Developer
Hey,

Get ready for some Community Awesomeness at Galcon.com!

- Forums Overhaul - www.galcon.com/forums/ - I've added MANY of the features you requested!!

- Private Messages - www.galcon.com/forums/msg.php - Now if you want to congratulate someone, or organize something privately you can do that without having to post it to the forums!

- Web Chat - www.galcon.com/chat/ - Want to hang out with the Galcon Community and chat?  Check it out here!  Works great from your iPhone!

- 2v2 Rankings - www.galcon.com/iphone/granks.php?gtype=2v2 - Not sure who's the best at 2v2 games?  Now you CAN be sure!

Oh yeah, to celebrate the Community Overhaul, let's get a new rush of people into the community!  I'm putting Galcon on sale for 0.99 for the next few days!

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=285820845&mt=8 

Lastly, here's a sneak peak at the Galcon update coming in (roughly) one month!!



Cheers!
-Phil
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 3:51pm

Cabin Boy pk.inci

Joined: Jun 18, 2009
Posts: 16

wow. that is really cool phil
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 3:59pm

Cabin Boy benign

Joined: Jun 7, 2009
Posts: 261
Location: Your Pants, Bangkok

Sick ass!
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 4:09pm

Cabin Boy blowfish

Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 9

Now don't be upset.  I'm sure Phil is going to give us the option of a level playing field soon, like he said.
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 4:11pm

Ensign no.body

Joined: Apr 27, 2009
Posts: 13
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Hell yeah!  Bring it on!!!  Can't wait. :)
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 4:25pm

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

OMG so i saw this post just skimmingly and then i saw that screenshot of the new galcon glancingly and i first thought i was day-dreaming, then i thought i was misunderstanding what i was seeing. when i realized what it was and read it properly, i nearly cried. :')

edit:
now that i feel a little more rational and less blubbery, make sure an advertising component is part of the strategy! make sure the relevant itouch/iphone gaming sites are aware because there's no point in reducing the price if no one knows about it! or maybe people find out somehow? i haven't the foggiest but be sure to keep that in mind...

edit2:
ONE MORE THING. i don't know how this runs on the iphone 3g updated to 3.0 or the iphone 3gs on 3.0 or the ipod 1g on 3.0 -- if Galcon's performance isn't too good on one of those configurations, people will complains and post bad reviews... which is bad. So try to figure out and make sure Galcon 1.5 works well with those configs. Of course, make sure Galcon 2 always works with these various configs. It might even be a good idea to make a little update, Galcon 1.6, solely to provide "official 3.0 compatibility"

Here's an example about Galcon not running as fast on the iPhone 3GS:
I had to edit the screenshot to make it a little less wide...


edit3: 
i just had two more ideas. 

FIRST, it seems the popular apps on the App Store have a very busy description with lots of text describing the game, reviews, new features, etc. So, perhaps add lots of this different information with symbols to separate the sections of info you add, to the text description in the App Store. 

SECOND, for the the future after this major update is released, try to keep Galcon Online (new name??) looking alive on the App Store by releasing small updates more frequently (once a month maybe?), rather than bundling lots of updates into a big update. That way, whoever is curious about the game sees active development and is encouraged. Players hate it when development/support for a game dies, so don't let them feel that way. This fear has been expressed on various reviews for Galcon on the App Store.
post updated on Jul 9, 2009 @ 5:10pm
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 5:11pm

Cabin Boy stormz

Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 598

era

i tested my 3gs 3.0 vs my 2g not on 3.0 and the were equal maybe the 3gs had a like a milsec difference faster at times
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 5:12pm

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

equal, really? but didn't you say before when you got your 3gs that galcon was slower on it?
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 5:33pm

Cabin Boy puy0

Joined: Aug 30, 2008
Posts: 6

3Gs has wifi issues. (many reports on web)
I have high latency with mine on galcon. (>500ms, sometimes worse!)
So I play with an iPod touch 2G. 

Can't wait for the 3.1 firmware... And can't wait for new galcon. 
Great work Phil, you *just* did the only game I play on iPhone :)

puy0
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 9, 2009 @ 6:23pm

Cabin Boy pk.wayne

Joined: May 3, 2009
Posts: 155
Location: pK.

awesome phil! inci, you alive!? :D come chat!
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 10, 2009 @ 3:49am

Cabin Boy kapushon

Joined: Nov 4, 2008
Posts: 2

Galcon`ll have push?
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 10, 2009 @ 3:59am

Cabin Boy xrayjesus

Joined: Apr 14, 2009
Posts: 41
Location: "That's it. Mankinds gre

Lovely work with the graphic design.

Itadakimasu!
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 10, 2009 @ 12:30pm

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

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post updated on Jul 10, 2009 @ 1:15pm
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 10, 2009 @ 1:37pm

Cabin Boy benxp

Joined: Jan 5, 2009
Posts: 52

You should put in big letters.. *******SALE**********
or something for the impulsive buyers like me.
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 19, 2009 @ 10:10am

Cabin Boy heisenberg

Joined: Apr 30, 2009
Posts: 381

You should put "screw the rest, buy the best!"
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 19, 2009 @ 12:38pm

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

+1 for Heisenberg

Also, Phil Hassey, would you mind moving up the release date for the Galcon update? You posted the notice on July 9, so it's been 10 days. Maybe release the update in 2 weeks, instead of *roughly* a month? 14 days total is more bearable than 30 days... 30 is a bit excessive, no? ;)
post updated on Jul 19, 2009 @ 12:40pm
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 19, 2009 @ 12:54pm

Cabin Boy no.pwnage

Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 641

Era, you need t consult Dr.Aric, I am worried about your addiction to galcon and sex, and the thrill you get when doing both at the same time. I will schedule a custom appointment for you.
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 19, 2009 @ 5:32pm

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

Good idea... I hope Dr. Aric will see me!!! :(
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 25, 2009 @ 7:56am

Lieutenant sky_lark

Joined: May 9, 2007
Posts: 1236
Location: North Carolina

Hey, just wondering, could you put in a "users online" statistic at the bottom of the Galcon main page or the Galcon forums.  This could go a number of ways:

- Number of iPhone players & servers.
- Number of flash players & servers.
- Number of IA players & servers.
- Number of total people playing & total number of servers.
- Number of people online the website.
- Number of people signed in on the forums.

Note that there already is a statistic for number of people online classic galcon.

But I think the main one is number of people online the website, and then number of guests.  A massive block of statistics would be nice, but not necessary.

Didn't know where else to post this.  Thanks!

PS. The constant chat is great... but sometimes I have to resize my browser window just to click edit or see all of each post. :(
post updated on Jul 25, 2009 @ 7:58am
Re: Galcon Community Upgrade & Insane Sale !! :: Jul 25, 2009 @ 10:11am

Cabin Boy eragmus

Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 1522
Location: New Jersey, U.S.

sky_lark, just click "hide chat" on the top of the mini-chat window, to temporarily minimize the chat window, if it interferes.

I must say, though, that I LOVE the idea of a statistics box, which would list several key statistics like the ones you mentioned. That would be pretty useful...

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