Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Full Version Released

We have just released the full version of Robo Defense for $2.99.

We sincerely hope you enjoy it. The full version contains all of the features of the FREE one (of course) plus the following:

- 2 new, more challenging, maps.
- Unlimited upgrades
- Unlimited difficulty levels
- Ability to unlock all achievements

We will continue to enhance both the free and full versions over the next few months. Thank you for your support!

Remember, if you would like your rewards and achievement data to copy from the free version to the full one, please make sure that you are updated to v0.6.0 of the free version (or higher) before installing the full one. You also need to run the updated free version at least once (going to the title screen, then exiting is fine) See our last post for what to do if you accidentally start the full version before updating.

(We'll try and get some screenshots posted here soon)

40 comments:

  1. First to buy it :). Seemed to work fine, save came over and everything. I looked at one of the other levels and wanted to cry. I must be missing something about this game cause I can barley win with 1 path... Though thats a good thing too so I won't get bored of the game easily, I've been playing the free version almost all day.

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  2. nice;-) since I am facing my exams in 4 weeks I keep my hands off it till then, but I am curious! Remember, I'll translate it in German if you need it.

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  3. Great game, can't wait to dl the full version... but did I miss the instructions somewhere? I'm a pretty big numbers guy and would love to see the stats of each tower and what different upgraded towers do as far as effect and stat.

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  4. i have version 0.6.0 and i purchased the full version.. yet it wont let me download it. just gives me download unsuccessful please help me!!

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  5. Your pricing in USD is preventing me from purchasing this. I have a UK Maestro card which google has decided not to support for anything other than purchases made in GBP. If you wish to receive purchases from a lot of users in Europe please petition google to change this as soon as possible.

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  6. i just got it on marketplace from my G1, however... cant seem to download it for some reason...??

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  7. I cannot download it either, how exactly can I findthe non free version, I can buy other software without problems.

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  8. love the game.
    can you post up how the bonus system works? also the stats on all the towers.
    thanks

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  9. Some responses to the comments above.

    We are interested in translating the game to other languages eventually. Right now we are overwhelmed with bug reports, feature requests, and just getting the full version out the door. Translations will come though.

    At some point, we'll probably post some more detailed numbers on tower and enemy stats. Part of the current fun is to allow people to discover the balances themselves. With hard numbers, there would be FAQs generated that tell people how to play. We would like to avoid that in the short term.

    For download problems, refer to http://multiplefacets.com/corporateblog/2009/03/10/android-market-problems/ The download system is a service that is common to all applications on the marketplace. In other words, we have little control over how well the download / purchase process works, but of course we hope that it works well.

    For those having trouble finding the full version: do you have a development phone? The full version enables market-place copy protection and development phones can't use these apps, due to security issues.

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  10. Is there a way to send you a saved game? My save is at a point right now that when the creeps get to the end, it force quits. Not sure if you are aware of whatever causes this yet, I'll hold off starting a new game for a while to see if you answer...

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  11. Matt:

    Currently there is no easy way to get the save data off the phone for sending. You could download a screenshot app and send us a screenshot of the paused map at various scroll points right before the crash.

    You'll probably want to wait for the next update before doing this (which should come tonight). Along with a couple of crash fixes, this update changes the save behavior so that your last save will not be wiped out when you load. In other words, you can save right before the crash and easily reproduce it at will (or start a new game if the game is in too bad of a state).

    We'll think about how to make it easy to transfer a save in an upcoming release, since that is a great idea for debugging these types of issues. Making the game save to the flash card seems like a reasonable approach.

    Thanks for your support. Anything that you can tell us about the environment of the crash will help us track this down.

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  12. Yea I just checked back after reading what you said about it getting wiped when loaded, it did, I had already loaded it, thats how I knew it could be reproduced. BUT I was trying to do the 12 tower achievement so I think I remember exactly what towers I had, so I can try to do it again. If I can get it again I'll screenshot it. From what I saw it seemed to happen when a bunch of rockets hit a tank right as it was disappearing into the end.

    I tried using a file manager thing to find the save, but I'm not sure where anything is stored, I read the SDK docs when I first got the phone but thats far too long ago for me to remember.

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  13. This isnt a bug or a complaint. I was just wondering if more achievements were going to be added in the future. I have already been able to unlock all the level achievements and almost all of the tower achievements. I only ask because I know that without a goal to try attaining, I will get bored quickly. thanks again for such a great game!

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  14. Well the levels and stat leveling stuff are unlimited, so you can never beat everything :)

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  15. Matt:

    The comment you made about "hitting the enemies as they exit" is very helpful in directing our search. Thanks for the pointer.

    Matthew:

    We plan on adding more achievements and towers soon. First priority is making sure that everyone is getting a stable experience.

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  16. This is probably pretty irrelevant from a coding point of view but for the specifics (just in case):
    It was a fast tank, there were 3 ahead of it that also passed in already right before it, the path was straight to the wall, 2 units above the door, with rockets from 3-5 level 2 rocket towers chasing it, making contact right at the exit. (Basic Level)

    And I couldn't recreate the setup, I remember how I had built the towers in relation to each other, but it was a 3x4 area in the middle of the map, not sure where specifically the box was horrizontally on the map.

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  17. Thanks for the help Matt. I was able to reproduce the force close by placing towers near the exit. As you suspected, if the enemy was killed on the same frame when the exit was reached, the force close would be triggered.

    The issue should be corrected in the recently released v0.7.0 build. Please let me know if you have any other issues. Thanks again!

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  18. Nice. I'll be sure to grab that tomorrow. I'm actually quite impressed it only crashed that one time, I also bought that plox game a while back and that thing crashed all the time and wasn't nearly as complex as yours.

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  19. Is there a chance to buy this game other then android market? I am from Czech Republic and we do not have paid application enabled. Thank you for such a great game!

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  20. Jan:

    Google checkout handles all of our transactions. I'm not sure what the status is for clearing additional regions for paid apps. Sorry I couldn't be of more help...

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  21. JAN:

    Go here, maybe it's for you: Market Enabler.

    http://www.androidiani.com/applicazioni/android-paid-apps-now-available-worldwide-with-marketenabler-and-androidianicom-2188#more-2188

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  22. It sucks I can't buy the game with an ADP1. I use my dev phone to create internal apps for my company and to use as my main phone. I love the free version and would gladly pay for the full version. Any chance of lifting the copy protection?

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  23. What are the odds of having 3 Matthew's on a blog with about 20 people.

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  24. Yeah, its unfortunate that the copy-protected apps wont work on the development G1. I didn't do my research before enabling the flag and didn't realize that dev phone would be locked out. Intuitively, it makes sense now.

    Currently, the marketplace will not let you turn off the protection once its enabled. I'm not sure what the purpose of this limitation is, maybe they'll make it reversible in the future.

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  25. Here is the bug report which says why changing copy protection is not available now. Maybe with Android 1.6

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=2047

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  26. hallo
    I have a big-small problem. I'm from poland and I can't buy this game. polish android market has only free versions of pprograms/apps. where can I get it?

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  27. How about a PC version? Maybe a port to the various flavors of Linux

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  28. hey can somebody tell me where i can buy the full version let me know at bizlerdenmisiniz2@gmail.com please i really really like this game and dont know how and where to get the full version

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  29. I would like to know where to go to purchase Full version. Currently have v0.8

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  30. I'm also from Poland and I'm a sucker for good Tower Defense game.
    I want to buy it, but I can't. I'm new to G1 phone, i only have it for about a week or so, so I don't know how can I enable priced apps on market.
    What is the "development" phone?

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  31. Im trying to buy this game, but don't see how... not an option on my android market through my htc magic. can you help me out! webmaster@thaphlash.com

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  32. Maaaaan whatever happened to a 'buy now button?' im stuck with free ver?

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  33. Right now I'm defeating levels of 55+, but my phone is getting glitchy. I need to do a wipe, but don't want to lose my RD data. Is there a specific file that it is saved to?

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  34. how can i purchase this ? i dont seem to have an option in the game ???

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  35. how can i downlod again in a new android phone?

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  36. Hi how do i buy it on which web site

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  37. I purchased the game for my droid I switched to Droid 2 due to phone problems how can I download the fill version to my droid 2. When I go to marketplace is asking me to purchase again.

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  38. So I bought robo defense and was not pleased. I entinded to get a refund but my internet for some reason would not load the Android market within the 15 minute time period. Please help!

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