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Out now Super Trumps Steam Engines for free

screenshot_v2-0_en_01Get the new member of our Super Trumps series with ancient steam engines for free.

Why for free? Because steam engines are a special subject above all for fans we do not expect a lot of sales per day. Therefore we use the steam engines as a possibility to solicit our other Super Trumps games by offering it for free. We’re hoping that a lot of new customers are curious enough to load the app and recognize our others.

So get your copy now within Apple’s App Store and try the gameplay which will remind you of your childhood (at least in Europe, where Go Fish games are very popular as card games): iTunes link.

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Minor bug in v2.0 fixed

antibugWe’ve had discovered a minor bug within the latest version of our Super Trumps games. Within the high score lists a wrong country flag is displayed for devices set to an English speaking country.

The resolution has been facile: Just the wrong part of the local identifier is written currently. With an local identifier of e. g. en_UK the part “en” is written, not “uk”. And because there is no image for an en-flag this blue UN flag is displayed.

Please be patient until the update reaches the App Store. Version 2.0.1 will fix this annoying problem.

Also Super Trumps Actors rejected!

angrykidNo luck this week! Last night Apple rejected our other new Super Trumps game with famous Hollywood actors. Again because of inappropriate keywords! We’ve just been using a few keywords to promote/connect our other apps, that’s all but apparently enough to reject the app.

Why is there again that fishy smell? Just test what kind of keywords other companies have been using … just try “hot sex” within the App Store search and you’ll get as a search result among others apps with “rock legends”, a pregnancy quizz and an app to find cool bars. Or try “hot game” – according to apple again an inappropriate keyword.
Is it just bad luck that of all things our apps have been rejected? Is Apple now looking at the keywords even more accurately? Is it left to chance?

We’ll remove the inappropriate keywords to restart the review process again … another minimum of 10 days to wait …

Super Trumps Steam Engines rejected

screenshot_v2-0_en_01About 20 days ago we’ve send our new Super Trumps game with ancient steam engines to Apple for review process. Contrary to our other Super Trumps games we want to publish the steam engines for free with an AdMob advertisement. So “sparing” customers can test our game for free … and hopefully they’ll buy other Super Trumps because of the fun the gameplay offers.

Tonight the app has been rejected by Apple because of a bug with the new firmware 3.1. We’re working on that.

Two things are special with this rejection:
First of all the rejection mail came in German language! So far every correspondence from Apple has been in English. What does that mean? That Apple is now translating their correspondence for foreign developers … or that they have German native speakers within the App Review Team?
Second besides the bug another rejection reason have been the entered keywords. We have been using the new keywords also for “cross marketing” issues by using also titles of our other apps. That isn’t allowed – according to the mail by Apple:

manage-your-content-iconAußerdem kann die Anwendung wegen sachfremden Keywords im iTunes Connect-Profil derzeit nicht in den App Store eingestellt werden. Wir veröffentlichen keine Anwendungen, die sachfremde Keywords für ihre Suchkriterien verwenden. Keywords müssen sich auf den Inhalt der Anwendung beziehen. Es wäre angebracht, die Keywords Top, peer, hot, bible, guns zu entfernen.

Wir bitten Sie darum, die sachfremden Keywords in iTunes Connect zu entfernen und Ihre Binary erneut zur Überprüfung einzureichen.

Hinweis: Keywords müssen auf Ihre Anwendung bezogen sein und dürfen keine anstößigen Begriffe enthalten. Es ist nicht angemessen, auf andere Anwendungen hinzuweisen. Keywords können einzelne Worte oder Ausdrücke sein. Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Keyword-Feld auf 100 Zeichen beschränkt ist. Alle Keywords müssen durch Kommas voneinander getrennt sein, um nicht als ein einziges Keyword erkannt zu werden.

The German hint means that only relevant keywords are allowed to use. They have to be relevant for the respective app and must not contain offensive words. For example: We’ve been using the keyword “hot” in terms of “hot game” – Apple is regarding that as a kind of keyword spam.

It’s never getting boring with Apple at your side 😉

Update v2.0 for Super Trumps Sports Cars and Super Trumps Bikes

SoftwareUpdateA few minutes ago Apple released the update to version 2.0 for our Super Trumps Sports Cars and Bikes.

NEW features within version 2.0:

  • Complete new user interface with professional graphics and better game play
  • Game with 10, 20 minutes or with infinite time
  • Possibility to save the own geo position within the high-score: Show your opponents where you’re from!
  • Tweet your achieved points and rank within the high-score via Twitter

Get your update now and enjoy all the new features and the better game play!

Out now Super Trumps Football Stars and update for Super Trumps Trains

screenshots_v2-0_en_01While in vacation for 10 days our new Super Trumps game with famous Footballers has been published. And also the update to version 2.0 of our Super Trumps Trains has been put to the App Store.

Now we’re waiting for two further Go Fish games:
Super Trumpf Actors with famous actors like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz and other celebs from Hollywood
… and Super Trumps Steam Engines with ancient trains – this one will be published for free!

So stay tuned and don’t miss our next Super Trumps games!

Super Trumps Football Stars now in review process

screenshot_fr_v2-0_05We are happy to announce that our newest member of our Super Trumps family with famous footballers has been sent to Apple for review process. Keep your fingers crossed that’ll won’t take as long as with Trains 😉

If you are

… a fan of such famous footballers like Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Kaká, Raúl, Ruud van Nistelrooy, David Beckham, Ronaldinho, Fernando Torres, Franck Ribéry, Luca Toni, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, David Trezeguet, Luís Figo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Nicolás Anelka, Michael Ballack, Miroslav Klose, Robinho or Diego

… if you’re a fan of famous European football clubs like FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Liverpool F.C., FC Bayern München, Manchester United F.C., Juventus F.C., FC Internazionale Milano or the Chelsea F.C.

… and if you love the classic Go Fish game (also known as Quartet) – like we do – you shouldn’t miss the new member of our Super Trumps series!

We’ll keep you informed at our site … or follow us on Twitter, so you won’t miss any news about our iPhone applications.