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Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:23:21 PM »
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New update available. Version 1.8.0 includes a number of fixes and changes and builds in support for the release of the iPad version coming tomorrow!

Download it from :

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/387/downloads/

Changes in 1.8.0
++ Cross Platform support. You can now play other players or continue MP games on your iPad!
+ fixed bug with MP replay slowdown
+ fixed a number of AI bugs
+ fix to medic bonus
+ various bug fixes and optimizations

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 02:08:30 PM »
I'm excited! I just put up a preview of it over at the Wargamer: http://wargamer.com/article/3166/mobile-gaming-battle-academy-preview

I'm giddy.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:20:03 PM »
Nice preview Scott. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 09:37:25 AM »
It's released:

http://www.slitherine.com/games/bbc_ba_ipad
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-academy/id499901136

It's $20.... steep for an app but it is a really good game.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 09:43:18 AM »
$20? Good luck with that.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 12:59:12 PM »
$20? Good luck with that.

Interesting statement but you are not alone. Crowd on BGG feel the same way. But why?

Having just bought an iPad and searching the app store (what a pain that is) for quality wargaming, I'm not finding aynthing....
Sure some time waster for a buck or 2 but really good quality games are non-existant.

The PC veriosn of the game costs $30 to download. Why is $20 for the exact same game too much just becasue it's on the iPad?

GMT just announced that they have a deal to port Command & Colors Anients to the iPad. I bet their games will cost a similar amount.
If no one will buy these great games for what they are worth,  then I'm pretty sure we'll never see worth while gaming on the Pad....
Pretty sad actually...
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 01:28:07 PM »
i also wondered about LB's comment. looks like the game is identical to the PC Mac version and you can play multiplayer vs different os players.

it still is a high price for the platform. there are some quality titles for ios devices, but they hardly ever cross the 7buck mark. i wonder how that plays out on this platform. i would definately be interested in this title... seems to be the right game for an ipad
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 01:30:22 PM »
It's a gamble IMHO.

The app market buys stuff for $2 and $3. The perception is that a $5 is asking for a lot.

Those gamers are used to getting great gameplay from a $3 game like Words with Friends. I think asking anyone to shell out $20 in the app market is crazy because I don't think most gamers *want* $20 games.

I can predict one thing for certain: whether Slitherine sells no games or 50,000 they'll issue a press release in the next week announcing how it's a smash success.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 01:44:13 PM »
It's a gamble IMHO.
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I certainly agree with this... I hope it works.

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because I don't think most gamers *want* $20 games.
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This is probablay true and too bad.  :(

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I can predict one thing for certain: whether Slitherine sells no games or 50,000 they'll issue a press release in the next week announcing how it's a smash success.

 ;D , also probably true.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 01:47:38 PM »
I guarantee it will be filled with over the top superlatives.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 01:49:59 PM »
Let me toss in there that David Heath was really smart about his PR.

He *never* bragged that X game would be the new Y-killer.

If the fans or critics said it, it was great.

But he never boasted of that himself - just in case it wasn't quite as great as he said.

That kind of restraint is missing with the new management. Watch and see.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 07:31:30 PM »
I congratulate Slitherine  -the frst app t lock up"
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:31 PM »
I congratulate Slitherine  -the frst app t lock up"

You're kidding.

No, obviously not.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys. Congrats!

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 10:59:18 PM »
You using an iPad 1 Jim? I'm on my 2 and haven't found any issues. Although I have had lock ups with other apps before like GTA3, I think it's the iPad itself sometimes.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 08:08:23 AM »
It was in an MP game on my iPad. My PC is still MIA.
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