Reflecting Reality

A blog about lean project management, casual games and offshored comics

Apple iOS AppStore stats in a single view — December 17, 2010

Apple iOS AppStore stats in a single view

[tags appstore, stats]

Did you ever wonder what kinds of apps are most popular in the Apple AppStore? How much does an average game cost? Is 3-star rating below average? Well App of the Day have found your answers. See their summary of the AppStore in the image below

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Expect Angry Birds to fling their way on Mac AppStore —

Expect Angry Birds to fling their way on Mac AppStore

Don’t be surprised if the Mac AppStore goes live with Angry Birds as their flagship launch title. See my tweet conversation below

Icon_2x_normal.pngAngry Birds (@RovioMobile)
12/17/10 1:05 AM
@solidsting guess you are about to find out then;-)

profile-pic_normal.jpgAamir M. Ibrahim (@solidsting)
12/17/10 1:04 AM
Mac AppStore coming on jan 6th, are angry birds coming with it? #angrybirds @RovioMobile
Angry Birds coming to Facebook, sorry Mac — December 14, 2010

Angry Birds coming to Facebook, sorry Mac

Gamezebo just published a news update on Angry Birds that their PR chief confirmed that Angry Birds will be coming to Facebook next year.

"In addition to the Valentine’s announcement, Rovio’s PR chief Ville Heijari has told a Finnish radio station that Angry Birds will be flocking to Facebook this April. It might not be the traditional PC release gamers were hoping for, but it looks like the series will finally be coming to your desktop!"

See the full article – Angry Birds targets Valentine’s Day, Facebook

Zynga’s CityVille Review – Gamezebo — December 7, 2010

Zynga’s CityVille Review – Gamezebo

Gamezebo just posted Zynga’s CityVille review

Here is the summary

Pros:

  • Fully rotatable 3D buildings make your city fun to look at. Mission structure offers clear and interesting goals. Collectibles and farming elements are well-implemented. Game’s visuals are bright and extremely inviting.

Cons:

  • Community buildings force solo players to pay a “no friends tax” much too early. Facebook has made keeping track of notifications fairly difficult, but CityVille is most fun when you’re engaging heavily with the social mechanics. The overall feel of the game may strike some players as overly-reminiscent of games like Social City and Millionaire City.

CityVille is Zynga’s long-awaited entry in the city-building genre, which has proven itself amazingly durable on Facebook. Where many city-builders must be played strictly in brief bursts, CityVille actually offers enough to do that you can spend a considerably longer amount of time with it per session. In theory you can only do things until you run out of energy, but I found myself needing to wait for things to happen more often than I found myself waiting for my energy to regenerate.

Check out the full review at Gamezebo

If you are playing it already, check out Zynga launches CityVille! walkthrough, guides and tips anyone? and Gamezebo’s Official CityVille Guide / Walkthrough

Gamezebo’s Official CityVille Guide / Walkthrough — December 6, 2010

Gamezebo’s Official CityVille Guide / Walkthrough

So the CityVille frenzy is on a high, people are leaving their farms and trails to get a head start at creating the next metropolis in CityVille. If you are running for mayor of the year, check out Gamezebo’s CityVille Guide / Walkthrough

One of the team members of CityVille tipped me that I should
“here’s a tip: plant 6 corns as early as you can – they’ll come in handy later and you’ll be glad you didn’t have to wait a day”

Also, be first to check out Gamezebo’s new Facebook app, Gamezebo FriendFinder, to help match you up with new friends and neighbors in 30 Facebook games including CityVille