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Bumper downloads over Xmas

Downloads to Stickman doubled over the Xmas period. Downloads of the two updated apps, Doodle Rocket Ship and Neon invaders were also pretty...

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Caerleon Treasure Hunt

I've just submitted a new game developed with my son Ethan, a treasure hunt around out home village of Caerleon. Caerleon is a popular t...

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Downloads update

Downloads Stick Man vs Zombies - 25,537 (22,548) Doodle Rocket Ship - 1262 (1,150) BlockShift - 822 (791) BlockShift 2 - Doodle Edition - 73...

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Nintendo 3DS

OK, I admit it, I'm probably a bit bitter as I bought my 3DS at launch for list price.£229. But still, it's now clear that the 3DS h...

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Steve Job's Bio

I finished Steve Jobs' bio yesterday. Brilliant read. On the surface, he comes across as obnoxious - here's one interpretation:  htt...

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Neon Invaders HD Submitted

I've just submitted my first iPad app - Neon Invaders HD. I made this app purely for myself, as I really like Galaga on the iPad and wan...

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Downloads Update

Stick Man vs Zombies - 20762 (19,609) Doodle Rocket Ship - 1039 (847) BlockShift - 791 (767) Neon Invaders - 601 (539) Retro Invaders - 488 ...

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Stallman on Jobs

The saddest (in both meanings of the word) comments on the death of Steve Jobs come from Richard Stallman. You can  read his word here...

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Downloads update

Stick Man vs Zombies - 19,609 Doodle Rocket Ship - 847 BlockShift - 767 Neon Invaders - 539 Retro Invaders - 341 BlockShift 2 - Doodle Editi...

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Why has Stick Man vs Zombies had more downloads than my other games?

I never do anything to publicise my games, other than this web site. So the only publicity they get is being in the recently added section i...

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Downloads update

Downloads Stick Man vs Zombies - 18,997 Doodle Rocket Ship - 811 BlockShift - 705 Neon Invaders - 452 Retro Invaders - 332 BlockShift 2 - Do...

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Number 4 in Yemen!

Stick Man vs Zombies went to number 4 in the Yemen arcade games chart and number 5 in the Dominica action game charts!

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Updates to Stick Man and Retro Invaders

Two new updates. Firstly, Stick Man vs Zombies v1.5 is out. Stick Man updates always go through really quickly - this was just two days. Is ...

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Tricks with Hiero

Hiero is a free bitmap font creator - used to created fonts for Cocos2d. It's got a few bugs though - here's how to fix the two most...

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Quick Approval!

Quickest approval yet! Stick Man 1.4 submitted on Thursday, approved on Friday! In this version I changed the scoring mechanism, so you don&...

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Stick Man vs Zombies update 1.3

Stick Man vs Zombies, with Game Center is now in the App Store.   This gives interesting feedback - the first 7 people to submit scores didn...

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Downloads update

Latest stats: Stick Man vs Zombies 16,495 BlockShift 681 Doodle Rocket Ship 633 Retro Invaders 257 Doodle Rocket Ship is slowing catching up...

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Download update

Stick Man vs Zombies 15,174 BlockShift 664 Doodle Rocket Ship 542 Retro Invaders 170 Its a bit of a disappointing start for Retro Invaders. ...

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BlockShift Submitted

BlockShift was submitted to the App Store last night. Interested to see how long it takes to get feedback. btw submission process is much be...

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XCode complaining archive has multiple bundles?

1) Select your project in the Project Navigator on the left. 2) Select your static library in the Targets section of the pane just to the ri...

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No version specified in Archive

If you tried to validate an archive, but the version is unspecified, so it can't match to your app in itunes connect, add an extra setti...

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Uploading in XCode 4

Quoted from : http://barryezl.posterous.com/compiling-and-submitting-in-xcode-4 (thanks!) "In the menu, select Product > Edit Schem...

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Using a CCLabelBMFont in a menu item

If you want to use a custom font (ie one created in something like Hiero) in Cocos2d, it's easy to do it in a label, but less obvious ho...

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Getting your app ready for distribution

Before uploading your app you need to create a distribution version (different to release). These instructions explain how: http://develop...

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Submitting your App - iPad icon error

iPad: Icon.png: icon dimensions (57x57) don't meet the size? Do this: 1. Change info.plist "Icon Files" Array, rename it to ...

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Using AFConvert

Always forget how to do this so here's a reminder: afconvert -d aac -f 'caff' -b 131072 success.wav success.caf (ie using the ...

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Cocos2d

In my last posted I said I'd need to work out the best way of handling 2d graphics. OpenGL looked like the obvious approached, but looki...

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First tutorials

Obviously to learn a new platform you need to find some sort of way in - some sort of intro tutorial or example. The first good one I found...

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Apple Approval Guidelines

Before even looking at dev tools etc I decided to have a good look at Apple's approval guidelines, as we've all heard stores of apps...

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Background

Right. Here's the plan. RetroStyle gaming for IOS. Not a new idea I know, but still one with plenty of room for further exploration. Ba...

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