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1、Tiger Style's iOS game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor sold well when it came out as a premium title back in 2009.But the App Store and the players it serves has changed a lot in those six years since. Tiger Style has learned this all too well after releasing the sequel to Spider this year, Rite of the Shrouded Moon.In a revealing interview with PocketGamer.biz, Tiger Style laments how selling a premium game on the App Store is now much harder in a market dominated by free to play games."[I knew] the biggest companies would come along and colonize the market, establishing the rules about how games make money and locking the rest of us out of the majority of the revenue," says Tiger Style co-founder Randy Smith in the interview."While I was participating in this interview, Clash of Clans probably made more money than I'll make in my entire life."Smith noted that Tiger Style has won awards for its games in the past, has had strong partner support, and for Rite of the Shrouded Moon the studio had a large team of talented collaborators. But none of this seems to have made much difference."The amount of attention and praise we've seen from players, critics, and press for Shrouded Moon is even more than our other games (both of which won Game of the Year awards, so that's saying something), but the sales have been very disappointing and even alarming," Smith said.Tiger Style's co-owner David Kalina brings the disappointing sales figures into sharp focus: "At the moment, our expectation is about 1/3 the return of the original Spider for 5 times the man-hours."Kalina even jokes that if things don't turn around then Tiger Style's team will have to find jobs elsewhere. Sure, it's a joke now, but the prospects may not be so far off at this rate, it would seem.You can read the whole interview, which goes into the making of Rite of the Shrouded Moon too, over on PocketGamer.biz.
2、I woke up today thinking it was Tuesday, but alas we're a day ahead and that means there are updates on the cards. You've heard of what's going down with Dragalia Lost and Fortnite already, I'm sure, but that's not all that's getting tweaked.There's been a surge of spooky updates to celebrate Halloween and plenty of unrelated updates that just make the game that bit better. We're sure you've got your favourites, but have a look at our list to see if anything jumps out at you.Beat Shooter - Gunshots Rhythm Game(Unlocked)It’s been over a year since we had any update to Ticket to Earth’s story, but the wait is finally coming to end, as the game’s just been updated with its third episode. The new update adds new levels to the puzzle RPG while expanding on the game’s ongoing drama.Ticket to Earth is a four-episode RPG that tells the tale of Rose, a young woman on a dying colony in the far reaches of space. Society is crumbling as the last tickets back to Earth are sold to the wealthy few, and Rose must fight for a better future for herself and the people she loves. It’s an enthralling story that asks some tough questions.
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2、Dummy Dojo’s Ninja Chowdown is a runner game about a whimsical doughnut-loving ninja, and it’s coming to iOS in December.Sporting a modern yet retro-inspired 2D aesthetic, Ninja Chowdown is about Donatsu, a cute chubby and agile ninja who loves doughnuts more than anything. He trains at the Dough-jo, a doughnut shop by day and a ninja dojo at night, and just like every other restaurant in the world of warrior food clans, the Dough-jo is climbing to the top of the food chain. The adventure begins when Donatsu is called to action after the Know-nut, the Doughnut of Ultimate Knowledge, is stolen from the Dough-jo.The game was developed with mobile in mind, utilising the format of a traditional mobile runner but with bigger challenges and lots of humour injected into it. The controls, obstacles and goals are all simple and straightforward, and you can watch a trailer below to get the gist of how the game plays out.