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Quick Draw with Words 1.3 Released!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Quick Draw with Words 1.3 is now available on the App Store.  We’ve updated both the Paid and Free versions.

Paid Version Updates:

  • Full iOS 4 multitasking support
  • More categories
  • Some User Interface enhancements

The Lite version has been updated to make it feature-identical to the paid version!  The only difference is that the Lite version has ads and the Paid version does not.

Light Version Updates:

  • Full iOS 4 Multitasking Support
  • Full list of 100+ categories is now available!
  • As with the paid version, you can now add your own catergories
  • Some User Interface enhancements

Get out there and update now, or play the full game for free!

The Great iAd Experiment (Results)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Well, as I said, I was going to report on the initial success of iAds after they went into the free version of Quick Draw with Words.

Well, lots of people are reporting great success with iAds, and it’s no surprise.  Apple is paying developers quite a bit more for their ads than other ad networks (such as Google’s AdMob) pay out.  One developer of a free LED flashlight app reported $1400 of iAd revenue in his first day.

Well, I didn’t do nearly that well :) , but I must say that I was impressed by how much ad revenue was generated through iAds.  It was much more than I received through sales of the full 99 cent version.  I believe that I might change things such that the free version and the paid version contain the same content.  What does everyone think of that?

The Great iAd Experiment

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

So, anyone following Apple and the iPhone has probably heard about iAd, Apple’s mobile advertising platform. It’s kind of an intriguing idea because it essentially seeks to drive costs down for iPhone users by allowing app developers to receive some advertising revenue.

Well, the whole process is very interesting to me, and I’m going to try an experiment. For Quick Draw with Words, I have decided to put iAds in the free version.  To offset the addition of ads, I have added more features to the free version, and I have also made it iOS 4 compliant, adding things like multitasking. For instance, the game timer will stop if you multitask to a different app.

Anyway, the reason I am doing this is exactly the same reason that Apple has stated. I would love to give away more apps, and I think, if iAd is a success, that I may indeed make the game completely free.

I’d love to hear the community’s opinions on this. Do you mind seeing ads if it means that you get a full-featured product (or something close to it)?

Quick Draw 1.2 and RPG Toolkit 1.25 are now available!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Apple blew me away yesterday and approved both updates on the same day!

Quick Draw 1.2 has the following changes:

  1. A “Skip It” button which allows you to get a new category if you do not like the one that you were given (incurring a 5 second penalty)
  2. Better display of long category names
  3. Of course, new categories!

RPG Toolkit 1.25 has the following changes:

  1. Complete fix of the syncing system! Now you can sync as much data as you desire without problems. It’s also faster, but I recommend that you do it over WiFi if you want to experience the fastest possible sync speed.
  2. Sync errors (if they do happen) are now more clear, and it should be quite obvious what has caused them.
  3. Attribute list for a character is easier to read; font sizes change based on how long the text is.

Quick Draw with Words Now Available on the App Store!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Quick Draw with Words has now hit the iTunes App Store for 99 cents!

iTunes Link

Please check it out!

Quick Draw up for App Store Review

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Baked Ham Games is proud to announce its next app: Quick Draw, a word game. It is currently up for app store review and, barring any issues, should hopefully be available in about a week.

As you can see, Quick Draw can be played with 2 to 4 teams. It’s really a party game where the most fun is had when people are just yelling out words to the person with the device. Although, it is still a lot of fun when it’s just a one-on-one bout!

So down to business… The screen above is the main gameplay screen.  As you can see, the game picks a random category from its internal list of categories (100 available at launch), and it also picks a random letter.  The letters Q, U, V, X, Y, and Z are excluded because of the unfairness involved with the lack of possible answers beginning with those letters. But, onto the game… as you can see, the category selected is “Villains / Monsters”, and the letter selected is B.

Can you think of any villains or monsters that start with the letter B?  That’s actually a tough one.  The only one I can think of right now is Blofield, as in, Ernst Stavro Blofeld from James Bond.  Anyway, your team must come up with as many right answers as possible in the time allotted.

Also, even though Quick Draw comes with 100 categories, you can very easily add your own.  You can add as many as you like, and they’ll be available to use each time you want to play Quick Draw.

So, hopefully we’ll see it hit the store soon.  Please ask any questions you have!