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29 Jul

The Way Home, the full unlock and the player’s experience

Dex_s_Story

Today we released a big update for our time traveling arcade twitchy iOS game The Way Home.

It is a free game with various in app purchases, including one that says Full Unlock. It gives you infinite lives, taking you from free to play to premium game and it unlocks all stories (including hardcore stories).

Some players who were testing out the game came back and said that there’s a bug, that the full unlock does not activate all the levels. And that is correct. But it’s not a bug.

The Way Home is an episodic adventure. The levels are divided into stories. Skipping a level and not playing consecutively would ruin the story. We don’t want that!

The Full Unlock gives you access to the first level in every story so you can choose which one you play first. But whether you want to read the stories or not, you will have to go through each level in order to discover it.

Aaaand no, right now there is (almost) no amount of money that would make us agree to unlock all the levels and ruin that experience.

That Full Unlock IAP is powerful enough as it is. Show me how many games give you an IAP that removes the energy/life system.

The IAP however will go up in price as we add more content. So if you’ve already bought it, that is all you’ll ever pay in this game as far as content is concerned.

22 Jul

The Way Home Update Out On The 30th of July

Hey everyone, we’re excited. The update has been approved, Will is lost in time again and Dex is acting out in the present so here’s a teaser trailer.

Want to find out what Dex is up to? Then download the game and get ready: the next update is coming out on the 30th of July:

For veteran time travelers, there will be a cool collection of intense episodes while helping Dex, William’s best friend, to score a date with a special lady.

Warning: A strong urge to throw your phone might appear while dodging obstacles, gathering special items and dashing around corners.

High “time re-travel-ability” – try and get the best score, best time and the perfect streak. Get to the top of the leaderboards by playing a perfect game and getting bonuses based on a bowling style score system. On top of that comes an imposing “One Shot Bonus”.

Incredibly low-priced time traveling: To celebrate the new update, starting with the 30th of July,  we will dropp the price for Unlock All to $0.99 for one week.

Help us spread the word about the game and the update. Each new player and new download gives us the necessary resources to find out where Will is and get him closer to coming back home.

 

09 Jul

The Way Home: Next update is waiting for review

The Way Home game hardcore levels

We’ve submitted the next big update for “The Way Home” to the App Store last week and it’s waiting to go in review.

Here’s some of the cooler stuff that the update is bringing:

– A hardcore “throw your phone” story with Dex as the main character
– A creative update to the scoring that rewards players for doing streaks (finishing as many consecutive levels as possible without dying or repeating the level… similar to bowling)
– Reduced iAP prices for powerups: all $0.99
– Reduced price for unlock all: $2.99
– Increased number of powerups you get (10 second winds, 3 slows)

We’ll give a shout out (and probably another review voucher sweepstake thingy) when the update is out and ready to download.

In the meantime, download the game if you haven’t already. The Way Home is free.

 

23 Jun

The Way Home dev log: the big update getting closer to submission

The Way Home spanish FINAL

Last week we got back to working on our arcade time traveling adventure on the App Store: The Way Home.

With this update there will be a redesign in the interface and end level screens and we are introducing the new streak and one shot bonuses.

On top of that, there are also the Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian localisations (a glimpse of that in the main picture)

The main and important addition in this update though are the hardcore levels in Dex’s story. If you’ve already played the game (you did not? Why? It’s free), you know that Dex is Will’s friend and only help during his travels in time.

Here’s a replay of one of the levels. Hope that is enough hardcore for you guys: