One of our goals this year is to learn to develop and release our games on other platforms like iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, XBox and more. With Windows Mobile and Palm OS sales steadily declining, we figured its about time we expand our game catalogue horizontally. Late last year if we hadn’t ventured into the iPhone market, our huge loss wouldn’t have been compensated. After releasing several iPhone ports, we’re now planning to explore the BlackBerry and Android platforms. We’re currently evaluating the two platforms as far as markets and ease of development are concerned. We’re also excited to expand our PC/MAC game catalogue this year because we have plans of releasing “extreme” versions of some of our recent mobile games. Things are definitely going to be busy here at eSoft in the coming months!
eSoft Interactive, in partnership with Glyphic Entertainment and Chillingo Ltd. has just released Earth Day for iPhone and iPod Touch! Earth Day puts you on a survival game challenge where you have to defend the Planet Earth from a horde of invading alien ships. Every second counts! Earth Day for iPhone/iPod Touch maximizes the device’s tilt controls and vibrant screen! Get your copy now for only 0.99 cents!
Earth Day is also available for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, Smartphones and Palm OS.
In behalf of the entire eSoft Interactive team, I would like to greet everyone a blessed new year ahead! Thank you for supporting us all these years and we hope you can join us again in a fun-filled year of gaming!
Your favorite eSoft Interactive games are now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch! eSoft Interactive, in partnership with Glyphic Entertainment and Chillingo have released Totem and Traffic Jam 2 in full high resolution for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s about time! A lot of our customers have been asking us when we will take the plunge so here we go. Watch out for our other games soon!
Our friends at Clickgamer has recently released their yearly Christmas offering–Snowed In 7: White Christmas! Snowed In is a match three game that has become a yearly tradition for most handheld fans rather than just a casual game. Snowed In 7: White Christmas is now available for almost any platform you can imagine–Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Symbian, GP2X, PC and even iPhone–and guess what, they’re giving it away for FREE this holiday season! Grab a copy now and get snowed in!
It’s that time of the year again and what better way to celebrate it than to offer our games at a really low price to our avid customers! And when we say low, we’re always true to our word–everyone can grab our games for half the usual price which means you can buy two different games for the price of one! Hurry, this promotion is only available until January 1, 2009! Happy Holidays!
This part of the development phase is our most favorite because this is the time where our schedules loosen up, things become less hectic and everybody gets excited as to how the “real” public will accept our software. But Product release isn’t just about creating a package for the game files and uploading them to our online store, it also involves pre-release marketing, product page development and advertising. Before a new title is released to the public, a product page showcasing the game’s features will be created first and then added to our online store. After this, a press release statement is sent out to all our media partners. Banner ads are created by the art team and forwarded to our merchants. Press copies are handed out to online reviewers. A message board for the new title is also created so we can easily get feedback from our customers and further improve the game should the need arises. At eSoft, it’s not just about selling and generating revenues from our products. We treat our software like our babies, which means we provide regular updates to further improve them and also to support new devices that come out every so often. More than the profit itself, our major fulfillment comes from the players and customers who send us their thoughts and comments about our software. Let us know what you think about our products!
After all the assets have been integrated and a final build is ready, a copy is forwarded to the eSoft Interactive BETA team for quality assurance and compatibility testing. In this stage, the team thoroughly tests the game for bugs, errors, gameplay issues and loopholes and lasts for at least two weeks. In most cases, the BETA team’s feedback also include suggestions that would further enhance the game. Each point is carefully noted and assessed by the development team and then integrated if they feel the need to do so. On some occassions, new ideas are even voted by the BETA team before it gets on the final version. Once all the bugs have been ironed out and the team feels that the game is almost ready, it is passed on to the web/marketing team for release!
Speaking of the eSoft Interactive BETA team, let me take this chance to thank the guys: pointoflight, blazingwolf, tjasko, fraggler, jledesma, cheryl, spmwinkel, mbaker5408, bacchus_3, ndench, phoebs, reubkov and saldatore. These guys have been with us through thick and thin! If you would like to join our internal BETA team, please feel free to email us at beta(at)esoftinteractive(dot)com.
Hurry! Astraware is running a 50% off promotion for all our titles! This offer is available until the 19th of October only so grab your favorite eSoft Interactive games now!
This month’s issue is a special edition launching our first game of the year–Totem! Get ready to be TOTEMized! Click here to find out what Totem is all about!
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