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Originally Posted by smackjack Hey! why dont you combine the games to a game you call something like "iCasino" or "iGambleAlot". When you start the game you can choose between...
12-19-2007, 11:24 PM #21
12-20-2007, 05:56 AM #22
Video Poker would be great, IMHO. Sure, I'd like Texas Hold 'Em myself, but Video Poker would be a perfect start. In fact, I think you should develop them individually; then you can have a whole suit of games, as already stated. iCasino is a perfect name for it; roulette, craps, and some sort of slot machine would rond it out perfectly.
Speaking of slot machines, I always loved the "Cherry Master" slots, which is an 8-line slot that uses fruits and symbols. VERY addictive...and I actually won a fair amount of $$$ in real life off it.
While I'm loathe to say it, I have the feeling that once the iPhone SDK is released, you may very well be able to quit your job, and sell these games on iTunes. I mean, heck, I'd pay $1.99 per game, or with the "whole iCasino" suite (iBlackjack, iPoker Video, iPoker Texas Hold 'Em, iSlot Cherry master, and iCraps, perhaps), $10 for the suit. If you get just 100k people (which is only, what, 10% of all iPhones sold?) buying it, you'd be looking at $1,000,000 in profit for the suite of games, or if bought individually for $1.99, nearly $2mil in profit... I'm all for free games, but even I can see the business potential.
Heck, if you go that route, you could offer an "online high score pot" type of reward, where every month you give the high scorers say, 1% of the sales or something, or some sort of "real" cash reward. THAT would drive sales as well...
12-20-2007, 10:00 AM #23
Fruitz to the iPhone/iPod Touch. The designer of that game made my main theme and asked if I'd do it, so that may be coming next year as well.
As far as income from the games, you are seeing the possibilities I am. Considering iBlackjack has been downloaded via Community Sources 300k times (200k for alpha 4 alone) getting 100k people to pay a few dollars for a game wouldn't be difficult. It's all up to how easy Apple makes it for us to do, and what their rules are for pricing. If thru iTunes they'll make the majority of the money, but I'll gladly take $1/game. I'll probably still offer a version for modded phones for free, but I have a feeling it'll be two separate versions since the SDK changes will not make the game playable the other way.
12-20-2007, 10:14 AM #24
Thought I would chime in and say that I've already started looking at a slots type application. Can't promise anything just flushing a few things out currently but that's my current direction...
12-21-2007, 06:38 AM #25
12-21-2007, 07:41 PM #26
Texsas HolDeM ...app (ASAP)
01-02-2008, 11:56 AM #27
Here's a teaser image of the icon:
It's not the final icon, I'm going to work on a new card image set for the game (and iBlackjack) and will be using that in the icon instead.
Last edited by McCarron; 01-02-2008 at 12:02 PM.
01-02-2008, 12:12 PM #28
does this mean iPoker is going to be here soon?
01-02-2008, 12:20 PM #29
I dont like the right side of the icon. The cards are just cut off. Give the ican a frame and a background
01-02-2008, 12:22 PM #30
Cant wait for ipoker (video poker) will appear on iphone screen, hope it out soon. Image about ihold em and use categories appl by bigboss, we can create folder name icasino with iblackjack, ipoker, islots, dominos and i*... Thanks all developers
01-02-2008, 02:54 PM #31
Texas Hold Em would be sweet
01-02-2008, 05:12 PM #32
01-02-2008, 09:34 PM #33
no limit texas holdem.
Don't waste your time with other poker variants. Video poker is garbage anyway.
01-02-2008, 09:36 PM #34
01-02-2008, 09:39 PM #35
01-02-2008, 09:58 PM #36
I've got a basic code/design of iPoker done, based on iBlackjack. I'm trying to wrap up two new features in iBlackjack (chip betting, split logic) done before I really start on iPoker. I don't want to start on iPoker and never finish iBlackjack.
01-11-2008, 10:38 PM #37
Although it would be insanely hard to do, multiplayer would quite possibly make iPoker the best iPhone game ever made.
01-12-2008, 02:43 AM #38
Oh, I'm interested in Texas Hold'em. All in!
01-21-2008, 05:37 AM #39
I'd be very interested in this app I'm glad to hear that dev on iBlackjack is still thriving!And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream! Springboard screwy after reboot? Here is the fix
03-23-2008, 09:05 AM #40
I know I would pay good money for it. A nice portable Poker Timer that can be taken anywhere & displayed on a big screen!!!