First of all, what’s happening on Apple front.
The iOS launch has been extremely successful. It has beaten my wildest expectations. Right now, we are #5 fastest selling application in the US. That’s almost right behind Minecraft, which is #3. In some smaller countries (and Japan) we actually went ahead of it. The reviews are very good, and we are at 4.5 stars in most places.
Todays AppStore on my iPad. What can I say, thank you to everyone for great support!
To be honest, I don’t think I deserve all that glory. The game is missing so many things yet. And I definitely don’t think we should leapfrog Minecraft, even if it’s just the PE version and only in Japan. Survivalcraft would not exist without Minecraft, and I have been standing on the shoulders of the bearded giant from Sweden from day one.
I think one of the reasons we went so high in AppStore is that the game quality is higher on iOS than on Android. It runs smoother. It does not have problems with some devices. It does not have problems with custom ROMs and $59.99 Chinese tablets. This definitely counts. It’s a bit like Windows Phone, but with 100x more customers out there.
Anyway, back to business. I get a lot of feedback that the split touch option is not how it should be. I think this is #1 complaint on iOS, and Android/WP7 people are saying the same. I never used it much on Minecraft PE, that’s why.
Can you please tell me what I should modify to make it correct? Actually, I have a small prize for the person that correctly describes what needs to be changed in the most succinct and clearest way. It’s a promo code that allows you to get a free copy of Survivalcraft for iOS (if you don’t have an iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can always give it away to your friends or family). I’ll be checking the comments for the best reply. Just make sure that the email you registered with is correct, I’ll use it to send the code to you.