Version 1.33 approved

Version 1.33 of our iPhone Game hExistentialism has been approved by apple.

Both the Free and the paid version have been updated with new variations on easy and medium.

With this update we are giving out 25 more promocodes to the first 25 people that can get 3600 on hard. Last time we had this promo only 10 users rose to the challenge. Can you do it? Can you score a free promocode.

Good luck.

The hExistentialism Challenge

We think that on hExistentialism in hard mode is the hardest game in the AppStore. Not impossible just hard.

And we are challenging our users by giving away our iPhone Game hExistentialism,

And this time we have made a nifty new video.

So what do you have to do to get a promocode for the full version of hExistentialism.

Well…
- Download the free version (Called “Ah, You’re Not Enough to Score 3600 Points)
- Play through the Tutorial
- Play a few games on MEDIUM
- Score 3600 on HARD
- Email our support team a screenshot of your 3600 score. First 25 users get a promocode for the Full version .

Also remember to rate our new video on YouTube and our app on the AppStore.

Version 1.31 Submitted

We submitted version 1.31 to Apple today. In version 1.31 you will find 2 new variations on medium and 6 variations on easy. We will be updating with more variations as we test them weekly. Which brings me to the sale. Now that we have submitted the new version, I estimate that version 1.31 will hit the App Store by the end of the weekend which means no more sale and hExitentialism’s price will go back up to $2.99. So if you don’t own the full version now is the time to buy it or win it.

There is one more thing to this  update, that is our logo. Though we love the logo of the boy and the Nerf Gun. Our creative director always thought that that image did not fit the game. Then came the review from Germany. I used Google translator to translate it so it reads a bit funny. But here it is proof positive that our creative director was right and my sentimental attachment to the original logo was clouding my judgment.

More than a game – more than five stars!…Finally, a few critical questions or requests:…The startup screen Ayumusoft (human figure with a gun) pointed at more games and it does not fit quite hExistentialism. This disturbs the aesthetic sense, which is such an ambitious game not to be.

Here is our new logo for hExistentialism. We will save the old logo for a shooter of some sort.

More thoughtfull like our iPhone Game

More thoughtfull like our iPhone Game

Version 1.3 of our iPhone Game hExistentialism

Version 1.3 of our iPhone Game has hit the App Store.

You will notice easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels.

Difficulty added to our iPhone game hExistentialism

Difficulty added to our iPhone game hExistentialism

As promised easy will be easy enough for some one who is new to match games. Easy includes 6 variations to keep your kids and friends who want to play an iPhone game busy. Medium will take a little thinking but should not frustrate anyone starting out to the point of tossing their iPhone at the nearest hard surface. Medium includes 4 variations so you can practice for the uber-challenge that is Hard.

What we are most exited about is our ability to add variations of the game to medium difficulty. I will submit version 1.31 on Sunday. This will 2 more medium levels. Apple took 7 days so you can expect 1.31 to be out some where around July 18th 2009.

I am posing a question to our users. Once you have downloaded version 1.3 play medium. 21 hEx are put on the board at the beginning of each game. Would you as users like to see variations of medium that have less than 21 hex to start out. In medium there is a hExistential match when there are more than 9 hex on the board. Some users will see this as easier because there will be less hEx to keep track of. Though I find more options to be easier.

I also want to mention that we are still listening to your feedback. In the next few days we will be adding a planned feature section to the hExistentialism page of the site. Most of these features will come from requests made by users of our iPhone Game.

Updates and a Free Version Oh My!!!

“hExistentialism is a seemingly simple, yet maddeningly additive game.”

These are the words from the Gadgeteer review of hExistentialism.

As reviews keep coming in we are getting the sense that the game test the limits of a users patience with it’s mountain dew-ish extream learning curve.

Well have I got some great news for you. We just submitted an update to apple. In this update we added difficulty levels!!! There is now easy, medium and hard. Easy is about as easy as playing bass on easy in Guitar Hero and contains 6 variations on the game. Medium will take you brain for a short jog and we added 4 variations to that just in case you feel you are not ready for the Spartan like brain work out that is hard.

And just to put a cherry on top of all this good news. Our amazing programmer made it so our designer can add variations to easy and medium. So we will be updating the app just about weekly for the next 4-6 weeks.

Oh wait I almost forgot. We are also giving out free samples. Yes we also submitted hExistentialism Lite. If Apple approves the lite version will have 1 level of each difficulty and the tutorial. Hard will be limited to 9 matches before we ask you to buy the full version.

Picture 1

So have fun and tell you friends.

From the Vault

I am posting some pictures from deep development. Be warned we went a little kookoo.

Screenshot

Now that art is locked for submission, we can announce our first game “hExistentialism”. Since we want to be mysterious like The Night Man (Uhh aahahh). Sorry about that, since we want to be mysterious. We are releasing 1 screenshot of the game. Come back soon for more, or just add us to your rss that works too.

Ohh Mysterious

Ooh how mysterious

Submission

We are steadily approaching submission to Apple.

Huh, that sounds wrong.

sub·mis·sion

(səb-mĭsh’ən)  Pronunciation Key
n.  

    1. The act of submitting to the power of another: “Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission” (Simone Weil).
    2. The state of having submitted. See Synonyms at surrender.
    3. The act of submitting something for consideration.
    4. Something so submitted: read three fiction manuscripts and other such submissions.
  1. The state of being submissive or compliant; meekness.
    1. The act of submitting something for consideration.
    2. Something so submitted: read three fiction manuscripts and other such submissions.

I knew it! Look at this.

submission

form of animal behaviour in which one individual attempts through appeasement displays to avoid injury by a dominant member of its own species. Appeasement displays are commonly found in species that are well armed (e.g., carnivores) and social. The displays, even when performed by adult males, commonly incorporate elements of infantile behaviour (e.g., in wolves, rolling over and begging for food) or of precopulatory behaviour (e.g., in baboons, presenting the buttocks to the dominant animal). Sometimes the submissive animal exposes its most vulnerable spot, such as the throat, to the dominant animal.

Anyways we should be submitting any day now.