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Chuckpebble
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(01-21-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by cacildo

I got it on my 3ds and i was really enjoying it. Then i missed a jump and died. My character came back to life and i realized i got infinite lives. I really didnt like that aspect of the game. Havent played it ever since.

Yeah, I think the way lives are handled in this game is the way to go. You get a tally of attempts upon completion. I'm on my third save file trying to see how low I can get that number.
Smiles and Cries
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here's a worthy cause.
(01-21-2013, 03:50 PM)
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I have ignored my 3DS for most but just downloading this now since I remember seeing it on here before

Congrats OP
jackal27
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(01-21-2013, 04:01 PM)
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Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed Gunman Clive! I have it on my PC and 3DS. It also just makes more sense to play a game like this on a console with buttons.
Haziq
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(01-21-2013, 04:03 PM)
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Glad to see that it worked out for you on the eShop. I bought the game last week, great stuff.
AkimbO_Arcana
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(01-21-2013, 04:10 PM)
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Awesome little game, well deserved!

Though I had some crashes on my 3DS... During the Train Boss fight the game froze and hard locked my 3DS three times in a row, always when he was spewing water at me (or is it fire...?). Then suddenly it worked. Haven't replayed that section since I had the issue...
beril
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(01-21-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by AkimbO_Arcana

Awesome little game, well deserved!

Though I had some crashes on my 3DS... During the Train Boss fight the game froze and hard locked my 3DS three times in a row, always when he was spewing water at me (or is it fire...?). Then suddenly it worked. Haven't replayed that section since I had the issue...

Yes that's a known issue and an update is on the way
MarkusRJR
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(01-21-2013, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by AkimbO_Arcana

Awesome little game, well deserved!

Though I had some crashes on my 3DS... During the Train Boss fight the game froze and hard locked my 3DS three times in a row, always when he was spewing water at me (or is it fire...?). Then suddenly it worked. Haven't replayed that section since I had the issue...

iirc there were issues on a certain boss if you were playing in 3D. Play it in 2D and it'll be fine though.

EDIT: Beaten. :P
Flunkie
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(01-21-2013, 04:12 PM)
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That's.. Kinda hard to believe. You'd think it would be the other way around.
Atmej
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(01-21-2013, 04:13 PM)
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Thanks for the interesting breakdown of the DD markets. I'm really curious to see how the eShop version will fare in the long run.

For those that are thinking about picking up this game:
If you are not sure about which version to get, get the 3DS version. It has two new playable characters, one of which plays kind of similarly to Clive, while the other one is completely different and all kinds of awesome. The 3DS version also keeps track of your completion time for each level, so you can speed run them and if you are fast enough you get a star next to your time. You will really appreciate the level design when you are trying to shave off the seconds and get those stars.
Beril also previously mentioned that he gets roughly the same revenue no matter which service you buy GC from so get it on the eShop if you can.
AkimbO_Arcana
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(01-21-2013, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by beril

Yes that's a known issue and an update is on the way

Cool, thanks!

I was worried it was my 3DS, because around the same time I had problems with another game as well.
GuessMyUserName
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(01-21-2013, 04:15 PM)
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I wonder what kind of GAF boost is gonna pop up for this week, heh.

+1 for 3DS now!
The Boat
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(01-21-2013, 04:17 PM)
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Congrats on the success! I got it for iOS, but if I had known it would come to 3DS I would have waited since I hate virtual buttons. I'll probably double bite someday if I have money to spare.
Diablos54
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(01-21-2013, 04:17 PM)
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Only 2? Ima get this the moment I get my internet back/steal someone's WiFi!
Shig
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(01-21-2013, 04:17 PM)
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I applaud your decision not to take the route of charging way more for a console/handheld version of your game than the smartphone/PC version. Those easy impulse buy price points are a huge part of why smartphones are eating handhelds' lunch. The quicker console devs get it through their thick skulls that keeping their cheap games cheap pays much better dividends than tacking on an arbitrary upcharge, the better.

Doesn't hurt that it's a very good game!
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EloquentM
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(01-21-2013, 04:23 PM)
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Congrats beril. I love the game!
Stallion Free
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(01-21-2013, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flunkie

That's.. Kinda hard to believe. You'd think it would be the other way around.

Competition on IOS vs. competition on 3ds?
Pandoracell
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(01-21-2013, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by beril

I barely use any middleware, so my engine is pretty easy to port. All the other versions use OpenGL but this one uses Nintendos custom graphics library (OpenGL is available for 3DS as well but Nintendo recommends not using it as it's apparently slower). The sound libs are different on all platforms, and I just use the default nintendo libs on 3DS.

Cool, thanks for answering.

Since this is sort of turning into an ask me anything type of thread, would you mind divulging if there were any technical difficulties in porting to the 3DS? Did you have to change up how you handled memory, things like that? You don't have too get specific if you don't want to, but i'm curious :)
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electroplankton
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(01-21-2013, 04:28 PM)
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Congratulations Beril... Swedes do it better!

By the way, I bought the game the day it was released on the PAL eShop. I loved it and this thread reminded me that I have to complete it the third time, with the third character...

It is nice to see how eShop can make indie games succeed; that's a huge improvement over the DSiWare, which was quite lackluster (Keith Webb, I hope you're considering to re-release Kokopolo on eShop so to find the success your game deserves!). I guess the reason is that it's still a quite young system so there are no many releases but still this doesn't assure instant sales.
Platy
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(01-21-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Congrats !

Could you tell more about the 3DS dev kit ?

Prices, how it was, how much it took for you to get familiar with it, how did you manage to get it (don't you need an actual office for your company ? Or that was only the WiiU one ? ) and what is the language you used on it ?

Anything you want to talk about it .. really xD
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JWong
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(01-21-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by nickcv

yes, it's in the OP
i wonder how many people actually read it

Ah, I skimmed through it and thought it was only about the eShop success.
The Boat
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(01-21-2013, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free

Competition on IOS vs. competition on 3ds?

If by competition you mean iOS being so flooded with shit it's hard to get your game noticed then yes, that probably played a big part.
D_prOdigy
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(01-21-2013, 04:42 PM)
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All the praise on here has certainly caught my attention. +1 sale
73V3N
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(01-21-2013, 04:42 PM)
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Didn't know about this game, sounds good
DXB-KNIGHT
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(01-21-2013, 04:52 PM)
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I just finished the game, LOVED stage 16 so much
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Flunkie
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(01-21-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free

Competition on IOS vs. competition on 3ds?

Versus Android.
Deband
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(01-21-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Awesome game. Also thanks for the insight.

Everyone else in this thread needs to work out what a spoiler tag is.
Relaxed Muscle
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(01-21-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Well deserved.

Your game is one of the best deals on the service, I hope other developers follows.
MrKaepora
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(01-21-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Glad is doing ok for you OP. I have intention in buying this in the future, there just are too many good games in the eshop to look for but you can count on this future costumer.
Yes Boss!
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(01-21-2013, 05:32 PM)
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beril,

Just wanted to mention that the hand-tinting effect (with the bleed over) on certain objects was a really nice gesture for fans of silents.
Hero
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(01-21-2013, 05:57 PM)
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How did I not know this was made by a GAFer? Will definitely +1 on the 3DS eShop sales. D-pad seems pretty integral to my enjoyment.

Thanks for the information. Very cool and insightful to how the indie scene is these days. Really pathetic that Steam Greenlight is so bad.

Originally Posted by King_Moc

I think the fact that it isn't 10x the price of the mobile version (plants vs zombies, angry birds) probably helps. The gaming community will always buy quality games as long as they aren't being ripped off in the process.

While I'm not necessarily disagreeing with your statement I think the two examples you chose aren't the best. Plants vs Zombies is 7.99, I think it's normally 4.99 on the iOS App Store? Despite the price difference, PvZ is in the top 20 eShop all releases chart and has almost 14,000 ratings. On iOS it has 17,500 ratings. While I'm not directly relating ratings with sales, on the eShop you need to have played the game for at least one hour before you can return to give it a rating. I'm sure PvZ is quite profitable for Popcap/EA.

Also Angry Birds Trilogy has sold like 500,000 copies on 3DS despite being an order of magnitude more expensive than iOS/Android versions.
Spierek
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(01-21-2013, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Platy

Could you tell more about the 3DS dev kit ?

Prices, how it was, how much it took for you to get familiar with it, how did you manage to get it (don't you need an actual office for your company ? Or that was only the WiiU one ? ) and what is the language you used on it ?

Seconding that question.

Originally Posted by beril

I basically just applied on warioworld. I'd had some previous contact with NOE when I was at Might&Delight (though we never did anything for their platforms in the end) so that might have helped speed up the process a bit

Was it hard to pass the Developer Authorization?
Duane Cunningham
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(01-21-2013, 05:59 PM)
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I did my part last Friday! I'm loving it too, btw.
n64coder
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(01-21-2013, 06:11 PM)
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I'm curious which store gives you the best profit margin? That is, for the same number of sales, is the eShop more profitable or is Itunes better?
Empty
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(01-21-2013, 06:14 PM)
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cool. i really enjoyed my time with it and am glad it's doing well, especially on 3ds as it's hard to imagine playing a tight platformer like that with touch. i mean i'm sure it's fine like with super crate box ios but it's nice to be able to have these mobile sized and priced games on button devices when that control scheme fits so well.
Oddduck
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(01-21-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Hey Beril, check this out:

https://twitter.com/Dan_Adelman/stat...18238627418112

Looks like they may start giving Gunman Clive more promotion on the NA eShop in the near future.
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(01-21-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oddduck

Hey Beril, check this out:

https://twitter.com/Dan_Adelman/stat...18238627418112

Looks like they may start giving Gunman Clive more promotion on the NA eShop in the near future.

Well, Dan is a very good man if he really does something soon.
Hero
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(01-21-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Does Dan work on the NoA eShop?
Shiggie
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(01-21-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero

Does Dan work on the NoA eShop?

www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-adelman/0/377/7a
VICI0US
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(01-21-2013, 06:28 PM)
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good to hear.

$1.99 is a great price point and I think more e-shop content needs to be released within that range.
Hero
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(01-21-2013, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggie

www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-adelman/0/377/7a

Ahh, should've checked Linkedin. Thanks. Pretty cool if he makes the game get a front page promotion.
Horseticuffs
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(01-21-2013, 06:36 PM)
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I've bought both iOS and Android versions. I just wanted to thank you for supporting hardware controllers on Android.
Congratulations on the success.
M-PG71C
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(01-21-2013, 06:38 PM)
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I bought the game a week ago on a whim. It reminded me of a mix between VVVVV and Sunset Riders. I've not been disappointed whatsoever.

The eShop is seriously taking all of my money between indie releases and VC. I didn't know a GAFer made it so all the better in my book. :)
Sweet Baby Roy
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(01-21-2013, 06:41 PM)
Gunman Clive was great. We need more aggressively priced games on the eShop.
NateDrake
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(01-21-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Bought the game last week after hearing good things on GAF and the low price. No regrets as it is an awesome game.
Freezie KO
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(01-21-2013, 06:43 PM)
Gangnam Clyde is a great game, and probably has the best unlockable extra character in gaming history.
Qurupeke
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(01-21-2013, 06:44 PM)
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Nice beril! Impressive! Gunman Clive is really awesome.
Phife Dawg
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(01-21-2013, 06:44 PM)
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Well deserved success. Wouldn't have bought or even downloaded this for free on my ipod or my android phone due to lack of buttons so thanks for porting it! Nice that you see a return on your investment.
eggwolio
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(01-21-2013, 06:46 PM)
Gives me some warm fuzzies to know I contributed to the early success on eShop. I had money in my eShop account and was considering something else(I've already forgotten what) when I remembered this had just been released. I figured early sales are usually pretty important to the success of a product, so I triple dipped. I got it first as a freebie from the Amazon Appstore, then liked it so much that I bought the Greenlight Bundle for it, and now have it on 3DS as well. It's truly a gem.
KillerTravis
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(01-21-2013, 06:47 PM)
Well it's a great little game that's only $2 so it totally deserves the good sales.
Father_Brain
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(01-21-2013, 06:47 PM)
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Pretty fun little game, hope it keeps selling. Glad I paid $2.17 (with tax) for it.

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