Addicus HD and Poptweets HD Running on the iPad – a Pictorial

Apr 5, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Development  //  No Comments

We had a terrific first weekend on the iPad store with both of our games ranking in the Top 100 in their categories. Thanks so much to everyone for playing!

We also managed to get our hands on an actual iPad, despite being a Canada-based shop. After getting to test Addicus HD on the iPad, we have already submitted an update to fix a couple of issues. Look for that and also an update to Poptweets HD coming soon.

Here are some photos of the games running in all their glory:


Addicus HD Running on the iPad - Title Screen

Addicus HD Running on the iPad - Game Screen

Poptweets HD Running on the iPad - Title Screen

Poptweets HD Running on the iPad - Game Screen

Addicus HD and Poptweets HD Now Available for iPad

Apr 3, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

By now you’re basking in the warm glow of your new iPad. It still has that fresh-Apple-product smell, doesn’t it? You must be wondering by now what kind of game experiences this magical new device has to offer. Well look no further, because Get Set Games is releasing not one, but two totally awesome games for the iPad today.

Addicus HD

Poptweets HD

Addicus HD is a super-addictive puzzle game about numbers. Tap on cute, jiggly mushrooms with numbers on them to add up to a goal number before the timer runs out. Score extra points by getting pairs, flushes, straights and tons of secret numbers. Add ‘em up quickly to unlock Overdrive mode and then watch as your score goes through the roof!

To celebrate the release of the iPad, we’re making Addicus HD available for the extra-low price of $3.99.

Poptweets HD

Poptweets HD

Speaking of addictive, Poptweets HD is a trivia game focused on celebrities with a twist: all of the questions are tweets from the Twitter accounts of the celebrities themselves. Poptweets HD shows you a tweet and it’s up to you to guess which celebrity said it. The constant stream of tweets from Twitter provides a trivia experience that is always fresh.

Poptweets HD also features deep integration with Twitter, so if you see a celeb you want to follow, you can do so from right within the game. If you see a tweet you like, you can retweet it or fav’ it from within the game.

Poptweets HD is available for Free.

Poptweets Featured as New and Noteworthy in the App Store

Apr 2, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

The Apple gods have smiled on Poptweets and placed it among the New and Noteworthy games on the app store:

Poptweets New and Noteworthy

Poptweets HD for iPad Will Also Be Available on Day 1

Mar 31, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

It’s getting dangerously close to April Fool’s day (aka annual-make-the-internet-awful day) so I’ll make this quick to avoid having it confused with the hoaxes: not only are we going to be launching Addicus HD this Saturday April 3 along with the iPad, we are also going to be launching Poptweets HD.

Poptweets HD takes full advantage of the iPad’s large screen to bring you the funniest, most iconic tweets of the celebrities to you in trivia form. We’ve painstakingly re-written all of the tens of thousands of tweets that are in Poptweets (and boy do our wrists hurt), and we’ve re-worked the graphics. The result is a game that is simply stunning on the iPad. And it will have the same great price: Free.

Here are some screenshots to give you a taste:

Poptweets HD Title Screen

Poptweets HD Game Screen

Poptweets HD Tweet Options

Addicus HD Confirmed for iPad, Will Be Available on Day 1

Mar 31, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  1 Comment

We are happy to confirm that Addicus HD will be available for the iPad on the day that it launches: this coming Saturday, April 3.

Addicus HD is a super-sized version of the number-laden mushroom-popping puzzle game that you know and love on the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has everything that you loved about Addicus, but now you can experience it as a table-top game or in your lap. We have been working tirelessly in an effort to grow bigger, jigglier mushrooms that grow on an even more expansive terrain and we think we have reached a perfect balance.

Here are some screenshots of what you can look forward to:

Addicus HD Title Screen

Addicus HD Pair

Addicus HD Overdrive!

Just Launched Poptweets.net, the Companion Site to the Poptweets iPhone Game

Mar 30, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Poptweets.net

During development of our new iPhone game, Poptweets, we realized that we were going to be generating a wealth of data about celebrities, their twitter habits and how people perceive them. This was when we came up with an idea for a website that would set that data free in interesting and fun ways.

Poptweets.net gives you the Poptweets experience right in the comfort of your browser. You can track the tweets of all the hottest celebrities on Twitter, discover heavy hitters that you might not have heard of yet and interact with them.

One word you’ll see all over the site is “Iconic”. This is a measure of how recognizable a celebrity’s tweets are according to the players of our game. That’s right: simply by playing the game, you are powering Poptweets.net.

Iconic

As well, we have added features that take advantage of the meta data contained in tweets. A good example of this is location data. Many tweets contain location data nowadays, so we figured why not plot that on a Google Map when it is available?

Map

We have a long list of features that we’re going to be adding to the site and the iPhone game so check back often. We would also like to hear what you think so don’t be a stranger.

Poptweets Reviewed by appSafari

Mar 28, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   In the Media  //  No Comments

Screen shot 2009-12-03 at 2.39.06 AMPoptweets just received its very first review, and it was written by appSafari. They gave it a solid score of 4/5. Here’s the money quote:

The layout and design of the app looks sharp, polished and cleanly organized. Coupled with its mellow but animated background music makes for an experience that is pleasing on both the eyes and ears.

Read the full review here

Poptweets is Now Available on the iPhone App Store – Free!

Mar 23, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

We are excited to announce that Poptweets is now available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch! You can download it from the app store for free!

Poptweets is a trivia game about celebrities which gets all of its content from Twitter. We take an industrial strength hoover to the tweets of the hottest celebrities on Twitter. Then our elves comb through them and hand-pick the funnest ones to play. The best tweets are then served to you by Poptweets and its up to you to guess which celebrity said them. The result: Poptweets is a trivia game with an endless stream of new content.

Who parties harder, Paris Hilton or P. Diddy? Does Sarah Palin love America more than Michael Moore? Does Britney Spears need more anger management than Trent Reznor? Who really represents the Dark Side, Martha Stewart or Darth Vader?

We hope you enjoy Poptweets and please let us know what you think!

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Poptweets Submitted to the App Store

Mar 9, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Poptweets

After applying no less than seven coats of polish and buffing it to a high gloss, we have just submitted Poptweets to Apple’s App Store. You had better start following every celebrity you can find on Twitter and get to know them like family. Poptweets will be available on the iPhone and iPod Touch very soon!

Addicus Gets Another Positive Review

Mar 2, 2010   //   by Matt Coombe   //   In the Media  //  No Comments

Our happy mushroom-based number adding puzzle game Addicus has received another positive review, this time from The App Spotter blog.

The clock keeps your fingers popping and brain thinking quickly. Bottom line, this exercises your brain and keeps you sharp…

The App Spotter gave Addicus 4.5 stars out of 5.

Full review is here.

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