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V is for Vortex Lite 1.1 released

I just got word that V is for Vortex Lite 1.1 was approved. This was a huge update to the free game:

  • Saves your progress in Story Mode
  • Freeplay: Unlock levels to replay them & see how long your best time was
  • 12 new levels (18 Total)
  • Total time to complete each game, tracked in the achievement’s section
  • Tutorial Mode
  • More responsive control
  • Improved player movement
  • Level Reset Button
  • Bug fixes / Collision detection improvements

If you’ve left a review, please go back and update it after this version, many of the original complaints have been addressed.

F is for Falling – Hot New Games

 I just found out that F is for Falling is being featured under Hot New Games, viewable in the App Store from your iPhone or iPod Touch :). It’s under Featured, Popularity and Release Date.


F is for Falling preview video

I just uploaded a quick preview video of F is for Falling

F is for Falling submitted

I just submitted F is for Falling for review to the App Store. I’ll keep everyone posted when it’s approved.

What we’re playing

It’s a new year, and V is for Vortex is still listed under Apple’s What We’re Playing section on iTunes. Not a bad way to start the year.

V is for Vortex 1.1 Update


  • 36 New Levels
  • Story Mode Saving
  • Unlocked Levels in Free Play
  • Track level completetion time

To Do:

  • Achievements Page
  • Save and Load custom settings

V is for Vortex 1.1 details

V is for Vortex 1.1 is nearing completion. Since iTunes Connect was down for the past week, I decided to go ahead and make some more improvements. So, this is what you can expect to find in 1.1:

  • More Responsive Controls – I’ve made the onscreen controls easier to hit, and faster to execute. It makes them much easier to use.
  • Improved Player Movement – The player now jumps a little higher, runs a little faster and moves a little smoother.
  • 36 New Levels – There will be 36 new levels in the game, bringing the total to 54. These new levels bringing in a whole new aspect of gameplay, you need to avoid falling stones, say out of the path of shooting guns, and in some levels, make it through without your Vortex Gun.
  • Saving – your progress will now be saved, and levels unlocked as you complete them.
  • Level Indicator – in the onscreen HUD it now tells you which level you are in
  • In Game Tutorial – I’ve completely redone the in game tutorial, instead of just a small test area, it guides you through the main aspects of the game.
  • Bug Fixes

It’s a pretty big list of improvements, which I think will make a lot of people very happy.

Contests over for now

Contests are over for now, I gave away almost 50 codes for both Z is for Zombie and V is for Vortex, and they went fast. I also picked up like 30 new followers, not many compared to many people, but that was a 50% increase for me!

I’m still sending out codes, I’ve only sent out 1 V is for Vortex code so far, but the twitter users below won (forgive me if i spelled your name wrong, I had to write them all down quickly from my phone).  It’s going to take me awhile to send out all the codes, but they are coming.

This thursday, Christmas Eve I’ll be holding another contest. I’ll have a few Z is for Zombie / V is for Vortex promo codes to give away. Everyone who wins will also get a copy of my other app HypnoPhone (HypnoPhone Lite is free). HypnoPhone is one of the first apps I made, and it was released last spring. It’s a basic, but fun, hypnosis app that really only succeeds in making people dizzy :)

V is for Vortex Winners!

  • mgencarelli
  • 32g_iphone3gs
  • atomrofl
  • mattlukens
  • drelbs
  • dashizwiz19
  • eggzbacon
  • nhaus11
  • zack725
  • foozelz
  • goldglover411
  • Plast2
  • thatonetechguy
  • smheadrick11
  • nascorrocks
  • ipwngamez
  • imrganhi
  • itweeview
  • smithy1111
  • sherm7808
  • jacquesburdet
  • zakbob
  • foozel7
  • banjorudy

Z is for Zombie Lite is out!

Z is for Zombie Lite, the free version of my zombie side scroller, was released late last night. It’s basically the same as the full version of Z is for Zombie, except it only has the first level (of four), and a 90 second time limit on survival mode, instead of a unlimited.

You can read more about the game by visiting it’s website, or check it out in the app store.

V is for Vortex Lite is out!

V is for Vortex Lite is out, and it’s free! It has the first 6 levels of V is for Vortex, and upgrades at a much slower pace (6 levels instead of 18 per update).

You can read more about the game by visiting it’s website, or check it out in the app store!