March 17th, 2017
It’s not an easy thing for indie-developers like me to promote and distribute games.
Creating games by myself is lots of fun, but I simply have no time/experience/budget for good promotional campaign.
That’s why every distribution channel is important for me and every download is count.
Recently, I have submitted All-Peaks Solitaire game to SlideME, and was very surprised when my game was declined with the following reason: “REPETITIVE CONTENT: (No more solitaire card games permitted from this developer)”.
So far, I have only 2 solitaire games on SlideME, which is not that many. And they both are unique.
I’m definitely not that developer, who release just another copy of jigsaw/dress-up/slots game every week. 🙂
Being confused, I’ve sent a message to SlideME asking them to try my game and reconsider their decision.
Here was the answer:
So my account was “flagged for spamming”, just because I’ve contacted SlideME support staff!
I have never received such rude and disrespectful answer. I was contacting Google, Apple, Amazon and many others, but this is first time I’ve got such response.
I wish SlideME success in their business and hope one day they will understand, that developers are their friends, who bring them new content and thus new users, and not their enemies.
January 14th, 2017
Ok, here is my second attempt to start working on All-in-One Solitaire 2 game. 🙂
I have gone through the list of games, I’ve made before and figured out that some games just don’t exist.
So, here is a new list, I’m planning to include in All-in-One Solitaire 2 game:
Crazy Quilt Solitaire
Deal With It Solitaire
Eight Off Solitaire
Flower Garden Solitaire
Forty Thieves Solitaire
Thieves of Egypt Solitaire
An impressive (at least for me) pack of 20 solitaire games.
The idea is to first release beta version with 2-3 games, and then eventually add other games, gathering feedback at the same time.
The same way as I did with All-Peaks Solitaire game.
I’m going to use Haxe/OpenFL as a development tool, although OpenFL is still quit buggy… 🙁
January 9th, 2017
Just bought pozirk.games domain name!
So far, didn’t come up with any real use, but it looks cool. 😎
I wish I could register it with my favorite Internet.bs, but they don’t sell .game TLD, so I have registered domain with crappy GoDaddy, they were the cheapest. 🙁
Btw, .game TLD is also available, but it’s much more expensive.
December 29th, 2016
I’m finally releasing flash version of All-Peaks Solitaire game.
Game now has 3 modes: Tri-Peaks, Pyramid and Lamp(mode with my own game rules).
I’m planning to release mobile version of the game in 2017 and start working on two new games.
I know, making game trailers is not my strong suit.
Happy New 2017 (or 2560) Year! 🙂
September 28th, 2016
Thank to Let’s Encrypt, I was finally able to move all of my websites and sub-domains to SSL.
It was not that hard to obtain all the required certificates, install them and setup an auto update.
Most awesome features about Let’s Encrypt are:
– it’s FREE;
– it supports multiple domains;
– while setup, all the certificates are updated automatically;
– I even use it for my mail server, and FTP, and SVN. Ya, encrypt everything! 🙂
I was also able to setup SSL certificate with NodeJS, so back-end for my games will slowing start moving to SSL connection too.
September 16th, 2016
Beta version of All-Peak Solitaire game is already available for online player at my website.|
I have already finished with graphics and sfx as well as background music.
So far only game ha only 4 layouts, but I’m going to add more soon.
September 3rd, 2016
Какой-то мудак купил домены pozirk.pro и pozirk.info и сделал точную копию моего сайта.
Если whois не врёт, то этот мудак:
Registrant Name: Aleksandr Stroganov
Registrant Organization: Private Person
Registrant Street: Matveevskoe p
Registrant City: moskva
Registrant State/Province: moskovskaya
Registrant Postal Code: 119501
Registrant Country: RU
Registrant Phone: +7.9836638348
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Судя по тому, что за последнюю неделю на мой сайт валило куча спам-траффика с сайта onclickads[dot]net, мудила решил сделать точную копию моего сайта и загонять туда трафик, чтобы зарабатывать на чужом контенте.
Для мудака это, видимо, обычное дело, бо на его имеил зарегистрировано ещё куча других сайтов:
UPDATE: Тут только что заметил, мудак изменил мою страницу About у себя. Теперь разрабтчиком Pozirk Games являюсь не я, а какой-то “Azmun Dedich”:
Этот урод начал нагонять трафик на свой сайт по 100-200к в день, частично он перепадает и мне, бо некоторые файлы всё ещё грузятся с моего сайта.
Учитывая что на его сайте стоят мои Google Analytics и Google Adsense, а игры не работают, непонятно нахрена ему всё это надо.
July 15th, 2016
Trying to find sometime to work on All-Peaks Solitaire between all these holidays and moving/renovations, I have.
Here is first screenshot:
If lucky enough time-wise, I’m planning to release beta version of the game by the end of July.
I guess, I need to register a domain name asap, until some “nice guy” did it for me.
June 6th, 2016
I have decide to put All-in-One Solitaire 2 game development on hold and make All-Peaks Solitaire game first.
All-Peaks Solitaire will be a mix of Tri-Peaks and Pyramid Solitaire with lots of different layouts.
Also All-in-One Mahjong is featured as “#1 Hit Game” at Big Fish Games in Mahjong category both for PC and Mac. And I’m really happy about that. 🙂