Apple Considers This a Word Game: Number Salad

September 18th, 2017

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Number Salad iTunes Listing

The first sentence describing Number Salad in its iTunes listing is that Number Salad is a numeric puzzle game. How can Apple consider a numeric puzzle game to be a word game?

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Apple Considers This a Word Game: Choices: Stories You Play

September 11th, 2017

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Choices: Stories You Play iTunes Listing

Choices: Stories You Play is the mobile gaming equivalent of reading a Choose Your Own Adventure book. You play through a story and make choices to control the direction the story takes.

The only way Choices: Stories You Play could qualify as a word game is that the stories you play have words in them. By that logic almost every adventure and role-playing game in the App Store would be classified as word games. This game belongs in the adventure game section of the App Store.

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August 2017 LetterMiner Downloads

September 4th, 2017

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August was the best month yet for LetterMiner downloads.

  • iOS: 900 downloads
  • Mac: 10 downloads

The 900 downloads for the iOS version is especially good considering I had only 53 downloads from January through July.

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LetterMiner iOS Downloads Jump

August 24th, 2017

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I recently checked the download stats for the iOS version of LetterMiner and noticed a big jump in downloads. The following list of download stats shows how dramatic the jump is:

  • 45 downloads in January
  • 8 downloads from February 1 to May 7
  • 0 downloads from May 8 to August 12
  • 7 downloads from August 13 to August 16
  • 331 downloads from August 17 to August 23

I have no idea how I went from nobody downloading LetterMiner for three months to getting over 300 downloads in a week. I know Apple had nothing to do with it. You still can’t find LetterMiner by browsing the App Store. No one mentioned the game on Twitter. I didn’t get a spike in traffic to this site. A YouTube search for LetterMiner turned up nothing. There was an increase in my tweet impressions starting on August 17, but the number of impressions wasn’t much higher than the impressions I had some days in May and June when no one downloaded the game.

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Apple Considers This a Word Game: Key of Back Rooms 2

August 21st, 2017

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Key of Back Rooms 2 iTunes Listing

The first sentence in the game’s App Store description says Key of Back Rooms 2 is a puzzle game. Why is it in the word game list? Key of Back Rooms 2 is as much a word game as LetterMiner is a trivia game.

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