Letters of Marque Pre-Release Update

Hey everyone, here’s a little update.   We have contacted around 80 review sites, all of which appeared to be free or did not have pricing information readily available.  Around 10 of them replied with pricing for a review, 5 have contacted us for more information about the game, and 7 promo codes have been used to download the game.  I have not yet seen any reviews showing up for the game, but they have only had the promo codes for about a week now, and I am sure some reviews will take many weeks to appear.

I have also added the game to the PreApps database.  If you have a moment, hop over there and give the app a thumbs up!  No account needed, and we don’t need many votes to get on the front page:

http://www.preapps.com/new-iphone-ipad-apps/letters-of-marque/697

If you know of any other game databases we should be on, like IndieDB or PreApps, please let me know! 🙂

Apple review success!

Today, Apple completed their review for Letters of Marque, and the application is officially “Ready for Sale!” The review did take longer than expected so the release date will be moved to Sunday, December 15th. This is to give game reviewers a full 4 weeks to complete their reviews, and hopefully the result will be an audience waiting to play the game on the release date.

According to every resource I can find on the subject, Sunday seems to be the best day to go live. Christmas is also a wonderful time to be in the App store (or so I have heard), so I am hoping that everything combined will propel this game to a successful launch. Over the next few days, I will be contacting most the review sites on my list and providing them with a promo code. I have 180 contacts total, though some only offer paid reviews and I will be skipping over those.

Thanks to the folks on Reddit, I have also learned of the site redeemco.com which will distribute promo codes to people who click a link. Depending on how many review sites in my list are paid sites, this may come in useful.

Heres to a busy weekend!