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Subject: Catchup on iOS (finally), a plea, and a “stretch goal” rss

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Hi All,

As you may know, my game Catchup has been in development for iOS for a Loooooooooong time (almost 2 years). To my great joy, it's finally coming out on August 7. I couldn't be more excited.

There's a small-miracle-ish story about how the project came together, and I wrote a little about it here.

I hope you'll give it a look, especially because, as you'll see if you read it, I'm trying to help someone who played a key role in the story and I need assistance to do it. You can read about it at the link, and I'll be grateful for feedback/advice/aid you can offer.

Gratefully,
Nick
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Congratulations, Nick.
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mocko wrote:
Congratulations, Nick.


Thanks very much Richard.
 
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Very cool Nick, congrats!!
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reyalicea wrote:
Very cool Nick, congrats!!


Thank you Rey
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Can't wait to download it Nick! Great perseverence.
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I'm very happy for you. It really sounds like a game designer's dream come true.

Now all the rest of the world needs is an iOS emulator...
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Stunke wrote:
I'm very happy for you. It really sounds like a game designer's dream come true.


Thanks!

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Now all the rest of the world needs is an iOS emulator...


I know. On the upside, if it happens to be successful on iOS (and who knows), it raises the chance I can take it to Android.

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richgowell wrote:
Can't wait to download it Nick! Great perseverence.


Thanks Rich! Makes me feel good to read this. It's a quality I'm trying hard to cultivate.
 
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Brilliant news! Already posted to http://www.reddit.com/r/abstractgames/

I can see this taking up a lot of my August
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Brilliant news! Already posted to http://www.reddit.com/r/abstractgames/

I can see this taking up a lot of my August


Awesome and awesome. Thanks Bennett.
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A little more detail about the contest:

First, if you didn't read the essay at the link, here's the relevant contest-related text:

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I’ll keep a list of people who help spread the word about the game between now and August 21 (e.g. social mentions, links to this article, reviews, app reviews when the app is out, and anything else you can think of). If the app gets 10,000 downloads between August 7 and August 21, I’ll pick one person from the list at random and award him/her with the following:

1. I’ll commission an artist to make a high-quality, artfully-designed Custom catchup set.

2. I’ll fly to the lucky winner, at my own expense, to give that custom set to him/her in person.

3. I’ll bring a few other print-and-play sets with me, and using them, will run a one-night Catchup tournament for the winner and up to 7 of their friends, at which I will be the Master of Ceremonies and Cooker-of-Dinner (contingent on Kitchen availability).


I should point out that I will be collaborating with the artist I commission to design the custom set which will serve as the prize. I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make a beautiful - and beautifully functional - physical catchup set, and I'll work with the artist to make sure the good ideas are incorporated.
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Well Nick do you have someone in mind as the artist?
 
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reyalicea wrote:
Well Nick do you have someone in mind as the artist?


I don't - just started looking. You interested? PM me if so!
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Interested, will PM you.
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Awesome news. I posted a link on Twitter, and I'll mention it again in August. Looking forward to the release!
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Looking forward to playing this. Congratulations!

P.S. I've announced this on Facebook.
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Looking forward to playing this. Congratulations!

P.S. I've announced this on Facebook.


Awesome. You're added to the list too.
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Awesome news. I posted a link on Twitter, and I'll mention it again in August. Looking forward to the release!


Thank you thank you! I can't tell you guys how much this means. You're on the list.
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Nick I've plugged IOS Catchup on LudoSoup. My pleasure!
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reyalicea wrote:
Nick I've plugged IOS Catchup on LudoSoup. My pleasure!


Wooohooooo! thnx. You're on the list.
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Just shut up and take my money!

But seriously, excellent news.
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fogus wrote:
Just shut up and take my money!

But seriously, excellent news.


thanks super kindly (and thanks for mention to your sizable twittership - you're on the list)
 
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Seems like great news. Congrats, Nick!
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luigi87 wrote:
Seems like great news. Congrats, Nick!


Thanks Luis!
 
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