Pig Shot Updated With Game Center, Retina Display Support, Universal and more.

Our crazy pig rolling game, Pig Shot has just received a major update version 1.1.0. The gameplay experience will be further enhanced with the much requested Retina Display graphics and both Game Center leaderboards & achievements support.

The update provides 17 new Game Center achievements, new obstacles, a female pig (Maggie) character, progressive gameplay mode, a new leaderboard format and more.

Better yet, the game is now universal so players can enjoy it on any iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The price of the game remain unchanged at $0.99 for the universal app. It’s a steal!

We have over 760,000 players for the game to date.

New Features in v1.1.0
• Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
• ‘Retina Display’ graphics
• Universal App (supports iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad)
• 17 new achievements to be unlocked
• Female pig (Maggie) character and character selection screen
• Progressive day & night gameplay
• Leaderboard format for furthest gameplay distance
• New obstacles and powerups
• Interactive sound effect when bump against obstacles
• Setting menu for volume adjustments
• Off game music by default
• Added new icon
• Greatly reduced build size
• Fixed minor bugs

Pig Shot app for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

Upcoming Update for Pig Shot (Retina Display, Game Center, Universal)

We’ve been working really hard alongside Sven Magnus (from Mudloop) in the past few months to introduce a major update for our much celebrated pig rolling game Pig Shot. We’re delighted to announce that the update has finally completed and we hope that the new features that we’ve included will further enhance the pig rolling experience for the 760,000 players we have to date!

The update will be submitted within a few days (pending Localization).

Here are some of the new features that we’ve included in patch v1.1.0. Despite the major update on the game, the price point of Pig Shot will remain unchanged at $0.99.

New Features in version 1.1.0:
• Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
• ‘Retina Display’ graphics
• Universal App (supports iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad)
• 17 New Achievements to be Unlocked
• Female pig (Maggie) character and character selection screen
• Progressive day & night gameplay
• Leaderboard format for furthest gameplay distance
• New obstacles and powerups
• Interactive sound effect when bump against obstacles
• Setting menu for volume adjustments
• Off game music by default
• Greatly reduced build size
• Fixed minor bugs

Pig Shot’s Bad Gene Got Patched [v1.0.1]

Pig Shot version 1.0.1 has been released. This emergency patch will fix the redirection issue that is affecting users in the initial release. Please download this latest version to enjoy Pig Shot without interruption. We apologize for any inconveniences caused and hope you’ll enjoy your pig rolling experience.

Pig Shot version 1.0.1

Pig Shot’s Emergency Patch On Its Way!

Pig Shot Emergency Patch 1.0.1

We have received reports on a critical bug that was found in our latest product Pig Shot. Users are automatically redirected to the App Store upon launching the app. We would like to inform our users that the problem has already been identified and, an emergency patch has already been submitted to Apple to fix the issue. There are no better way to redeem ourselves for such grave error but to work harder on future releases of Pig Shot. We are truly sorry for the inconveniences caused and abruptly interrupted your pig rolling experience.

Nexx Studio’s Free App Madness on App Store

(Our App Store Page)

Most major game studios had a crazy price drop yesterday. Nexx Studio decided to follow their moves for the launch of Pig Shot by dropping the prices of our products to FREE!

Over the next few days, most of Nexx Studio’s product including Photo Spot, The idiot Test 3 & The Stupid Test 5 can be downloaded for ABSOLUTELY FREE!

The Stupid Test 5 (Free)
One of the most played brain teaser games on the Internet; by over 40 million people to date.

* Featured by Apple in New & Noteworthy of Entertainment
* Recommended by AddictingGames.com of MTV Networks
* Top Free Apps in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland
* #2 Top Free Apps in United States
* Over 1,000,000 copies downloaded to date

The Idiot Test 3 (Free)
The third series of the popular flash game The Idiot Test by Ryan Curtis. This is the original quiz game that inspired the creation of The Moron Test.

* Over 1 million copies downloaded to date
* Top Free App in U.K, Canada & Australia.
* Ranked #16 for Entertainment in US App Store

Photo Spot (Free)
Can you identify all 4 differences in the photos before the countdown timer runs out? With just three ‘hints’ to help you survive the countdown, challenge yourself to earn a position in the global high score chart.

* Featured by Apple in App Store Staff Favorites
* Featured in MacWorld iPhone Game Roundup
* Top 100 Free Games App in 41 countries

This is a Limited Time offer so please share the news with your friends and family ASAP!

Experience Pig Shot on iPhone and Win Prizes Worth Over $682

Nexx Studio is doing a MEGA contest in event of Pig Shot’s launch and prizes worth over $682 are up for grab! There are a total of 17 iTunes Gift Card $15, the new line of iPod (iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and iPod Touch) up for grab!

App Store Download Link:

Contest #1 – Social bug
What to Win?
14x $15 iTunes Gift Card (one random winner daily)

How to Participate
Step 1: Proceed to our Facebook fanpage “like” it.

Step 2: Follow @nexxstudio on Twitter.

Step 3:
Retweet the following post through @nexxstudio

Pig Shot is now available on the #AppStore. Experience an EPIC Pig-Slinging Madness on your #iPhone – http://bit.ly/9BSj6j – #PigShot

Contest #2 – Play and Win [iTunes Gift Card & iPod]
What to Win?
Week 1 – iTunes Gift Card $25
Week 2 – iPod shuffle 2GB
Week 3 – iPod nano 8GB
Week 4 (Overall) – iPod touch 8GB

How to Participate
You wlil have to play Pig Shot and submit your scores to OpenFeint. The top scorer in the weekly highscore chart (Week 1 – 3) will win the prizes listed above. Overall top scorer will be announced on Week 4. You just have to keep playing to win.

– Winners from Week 1 to Week 3 will not qualify subsequent week except for Week 4, even if they lead the highscore chart for 3 consecutive week. Eg: If you win something on Week 1, you will not qualify for Week 2 & 3 but your score will still qualify for Overall Contest.
– If the winner is disqualified or fail to respond 2 week after the initial contact, the next rank will then qualify for the prize.
– If all 3 placing are disqualified, the prizes will then be snowballed and be added to Week 4’s prize pool (sorted by highest value). Eg: If Week 3’s prize snowball, the #2 Overall Top Scorer will win the iPod Nano.
– All winners will be contacted via OpenFeint IM.

General Rules
– Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
– All prizes will be shipped within 2 weeks after the winners are announced.
– All iPod type gifts will be laser engraved with Nexx Studio / Pig Shot branding.
– If a potential winner fails to response within the required time period, he/she will be disqualified and the prize will be snowballed for the week after.
– We reserve the right to change the terms and condition at given time.

Disclaimer: Apple is not a sponsor or involved in this contest in any manner.

Brought to you by Nexx Studio.

Pig Shot – an EPIC Pig-Slinging Madness on App Store

Our latest product Pig Shot has just been released on the App Store. The game offer an EPIC pig-slinging, farting and rolling experience that you can’t find elsewhere.

Pig Shot is an incredibly addicting action game where you constantly launch your pig off slingshots before rolling it at high speed through a challenging trail that is filled with random obstacles. Collect cauliflower to accumulate gas and make your pig fart for a temporary speed boost. There are over a dozen of achievements such as ‘Constipated Pig’ to be unlocked in the game and you can check your standing on the OpenFeint leaderboard. You can even send an email highscore challenge your friends.

Quotes from TouchArcade.com members:
– “More fun than bowling with your pet pig!”
– “The constipated achievement is the best thing ever. Hahahaha!”
– “It is a very fun and quite unique pick up and play type game, which always makes the player go for a higher score”
– “The game plays perfect and is really fun! I’d say you have another hit on your hands”
– “Another great pick up and play game from Mudloop. Because when pigs dont fly, they roll!”

– A farting pig that rolls between obstacles
– Wandering farm sheep obstructing your path
– Completely random environment & obstacles
– Local and OpenFeint Global leaderboard
– Dozens of OpenFeint achievements to be unlocked
– Challenge friends highscore via email
– iOS4 multitasking supported

Pull and release the slingshot to launch the pig. Tilt to steer the pig through obstacles. Grab cauliflower to accumulate gas and tap anywhere on the screen to make your pig fart for a temporary speed boost.

– Universal app (iPhone 4, iPad)
– Game Center (Achievement & Highscore)
– ‘Retina Display’ graphics
– Tons of pig addon
– Progressive level environment
– More obstacles
– Facebook & Twitter highscore challenges

Developed and published by Nexx Studio. Original creation of Mudloop.

Top 5 Let Down When I Got My Hand on iPad 3G

Like everyone else, I was really excited when we finally have the budget to purchase an iPad test device for Nexx Studio. Being on a minimal budget, it is obviously wiser to purchase the one with 3G so we can perform all test on one device alone rather than having both iPad Wifi and iPad Wifi+3G.

My iPhone 3GS have been sitting around like it was just an ordinary mobile phone since the arrival of iPad. The large screen size really changes the entire experience of enjoying an app product (even for iPhone only app on 1x scale), browsing the web, and working. As much as I love the iPad, there are things that need to be fixed before it can undoubtedly rule the tablet industry. Here is the features and flaws that I’ve noticed during my setup and brief usage of the iPad.

#1 Unified Email is Still Missing
The first thing I did when I got the iPad was to setup my emails. Personally enjoyed how everything fit into the landscape view where your inbox can be viewed on the left and your message placed on the right. After setting up all my mailbox and made sure that they sync, the next thing that I looked for was the All Inboxes icon. Looked around for a few minutes before recalling that the feature is not included until iOS 4. Totally disappointed and since then decided to turn back to my iPhone for mails. Can’t wait till winter for iPad iOS4.

#2 Pricey App (compared to iPhones)
The next obvious thing to do after email setup is to explore the fun in App Store. I begin with apps that I’ve already owned that have Universal device support before running down to the Top Paid & Free charts to find out what is good. Hanging on with a balance of $15 on my iTunes account, I was pretty sure that I can lay my hand on a few good app not until I realize that most apps are priced $4.99 on average. My personal favorite, Plants vs Zombies is priced at $9.99 while it only cost $2.99. I wouldn’t say that they are overpriced but definitely a huge increase in comparison to the iPhone App Store where almost everyone is dumping apps at $0.99. Purchased more credits and downloaded all time favorites like Plants vs Zombies, Grand Theft Auto: ChinaTown Wars, Reeder and some other apps. Till now, I haven’t regretted a single one of those purchase.

#3 Folders
I have to agree that there isn’t as much apps on the iPad App Store as the iPhone App Store but I still miss how I can organize Social apps together in a folder and Music apps in another holder without having browse through an entire page filled with it. Yet another winter waiting list.

#4 Missing Mute Button
One of the few button that existed on iPhone was the Mute button. Apple replaced it with the Orientation Lock button and instead of a button, user will have to hold the Decrease Volume button before having the device muted. It’s definitely a great implementation yet minimizes the need of having a physical button on the device but the beauty of a mute button is when you’re done, it will return to the predefined level but the current setting doesn’t do that. It would be great if increasing your volume from a muted level would put it back to where it was.

#5 Multitasking
The lack of multitasking on the device is the biggest let down of all. The device is more stable without multitasking because everything had to be reloaded when they are launched but the waiting time and the need to navigate through menus before get back to what you were doing just isn’t worth it. Another winter waiting list.

Despite the 5 let down I’ve listed above, we are extremely excited and can’t wait to port our products to this wonderful device. Glow Puzzle will be the first to set in!

Glow Puzzle Major Update v1.1.0 Released

We are delighted to announce that Glow Puzzle broke over 1 million downloads in just 10 days and has already exceeded 1.6 million downloads as of now.

Latest changes
Our first major patch (v1.1.0) has been approved and released today. This patch features over 60 new and more difficult levels in level pack 2. These levels are completely free for user who has already own a copy of the Level Pack 2. We received a large amount of user requesting for more free levels and for that we decided to unlock 5 more levels for free users so you don’t have to spend money to have fun.

A double validation process was introduced in this patch to help users on older iOS (3.0) that were having trouble downloading additional Level Packs. Since not all of the retina display graphics are finished in this patch, we still decided to include the Hi-Res icon so users on iPhone 4 and iPad so Glow Puzzle will fit perfectly in your device along with other HQ apps that you have in your collection.

Release Summary
– 60 new levels for Level Pack 2 (Up to 230 levels available)
– Improved In App validation
– 5 more levels unlocked for free users (By popular demand)
– HQ icons for iPhone 4 and iPad
– Improved game summary

Thank you for playing Glow Puzzle!!!!!

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Glow Puzzle Celebrates 1 Millionth App Store Downloads in Just 10 Days

Glow Puzzle hit 1 million downloads on the App Store in just 10 days. The app still currently rank in the Top 5 Free Apps in over dozens of countries. We would like to thank everyone for making this happen and will continue to deliver great contents for the App Store users.