Author Archives: Alexandre

FRANCOIS Ier

Tuto_mockup

 

Genre : Educational Game, Historical Game, Game for Museum

Supports : iOS, Android, Web

Statut : Release date on April 2015

Pitch :  “Francois Ier” is a video game telling the story of the reign of Francis I of France through 10 French historical monuments. The game is a co-production between the “Centre des Monuments Nationaux “and the French video game studio Pinpin Team.

 

logoCMN-1

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux is a public administration run by the Ministry for Culture and Communication. It conserves, restores, and manages nearly 100 national monuments belonging to the State, staffing their sites and opening them to the public.

 

Continue Reading

MEDELIA

 

Genre : Educational Game, Historical Game, Game for Museum

Supports : iOS, Android, Web

Statut : Release date on december 2014

Pitch : MEDELIA is an adventure and exploration video game of the Mediterranean through its history and civilizations from the fifth to the fifteenth century.

This game offers the chance for children from 7 to 11 years old to create their own avatars and go on an adventure to gather 6 magic keys that open the treasure door of MEDELIA.

To progress through the game, players must interact with characters from different Mediterranean civilizations. They will participate in missions, solve puzzles and collect hidden objects through the different locations.

The game takes place in six majestic and historical panoramas illustrating the six iconic cities of the Mediterranean civilization: Constantinople, Cairo, Kairouan, Damascus, Cordoba and Venice.

The educational topics show the transversal eras and civilizations of the Mediterranean. The scientific content is developed by specialists of the Institute of the Arab World in Paris and rely on the database of the Quantara-Med project.

874489_1342536134_0

The game is a co-production between the Institute of the Arab World in Paris and the French video game studio Pinpin Team.

Continue Reading
Pyro-jump-key-figures

PYRO JUMP Launching’s post-mortem

After one year of production, Pinpin Team has released its first game through mobile stores – PYRO JUMP – the 31st January 2014. To celebrate the 3.000.000 downloads of our successful game, we’ve decided to share this experience of launching a game on the App Store and Google Play. We hope you enjoy this and can find some valuable information here.

Pyro-jump-key-figures

Appfigures Pyro Jump DL

 

1/ The App Store Feature Effects

 

Thanks to the App Store Feature (here is a good article link to know how to get featured by apple) Pyro Jump has got off to a flying start all over the world just 2 days after its launching. We were featured more than 3570 times in over 155 countries and in 40 categories of the store like “Front Page, Games”, “What we’re playing”, “Best new games” etc… On the feature peak we reached 320 000 downloads a day, wow that was cool!

App Store china Front Page

App Store china Front Page

Capture-Best-new games-USA

iTunes US Front Page

 

A bonus effect with the App Store feature is that you get immediatly a free worldwide press campaign. Pyro Jump has got thousands of new articles, reviews and comments on video games websites, social networks, blogs and more. An interesting thing is that we have noticed there are more and more reviews on Youtube, and it’s true that it’s a perfect way to easily introduce a mobile game.  And some of videos are very impressive because of their quality :

 

   

 

Capture-TwittAppstore

The icing on the cake the App Store official tweet !

 

2/ Discovering the Chinese Market

 

With its cute graphics, Pyro Jump has received a special welcome from Asian people. It was a good surprise to see how Apple works well in China (it has about 30% of the total mobile chinese market). Another surprise was to discover that there is no Google Play in China.

So, if Google Play is not in China, how our tracking tool (Flurry) indicated more than 450 000 downloads in this country but Google Play Statistics only 85 000 all over the world, what is the Answer ? It is simple : There are more android players with hacked versions than with official ones.

It’s impressive to see how fast a hacked version is propagated on the Web. Only 1 hour after the launch on Google Play you can find illegal stores distributing your game. But finally we have realized that piracy is not so bad :  this massive distribution can help you to build a license for your game and it could even be a good thing for monetization, (if you have included ads).

Pyro-jump countries

Appfigures PYRO JUMP DL/countries

 

3/ The Ranking Waves

 

Only a few hours after being featured, Pyro Jump was ranked on the Top Ten Overall of many countries. Unfortunatly this period was very short. Our feature was activated for one week when we noticed a big fall in all our ranking. But some days after the decrease, it seemed that the ranking bottomed out on some countries. Then the real work begins, we have to improve continually the quality of the game and have the patience to build strong ranking in long term.

Capture rankingCapture3

 

4/ Monetisation

 

About this point we can say that the monetization rate was under our expectations. Pyro Jump is a freemium game : 12 levels are free and you can buy the complete version with 80 other levels with a 2€ In-App-Purchase (IAP). The Freemium business model is hard to master and we made some mistakes:

  • The funnel conversion was not well balanced.
  • The IAP Pop-Up for buying game wasn’t very clear and engaging.
  • And they were lots of other things like no push notification, too high pricing, buttons not clear enough ect.

 

Anyway, we are not too worried, we launched a new version and the monetization rate is now much better (+300%)

 

5/ Next

 

First of all there is online a new update (since Feb 27th), this update include :

  • 3 new free levels
  • Game Center’s Leaderboards
  • Social network links
  • Push notification
  • Fixed bug for iPod4
  • Level design Funnel optimisation
  • New languages (PT-RZ, PJ, ARA, KR)
  • Ads system (Mopub)

 

Then we will continue to put Pyro Jump on new devices. (Please help Pyro Jump on Steam) .

And the big news : we are proud to announce a Pyro Jump 2 for the end of April 2014 with lots of cool new stuff!

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave comments,

 

Geraud

 

GET PYRO JUMP:

standard_icon_iOS_app_store33f3f4 Google_Play_Badge0b83e6

Continue Reading

Free PYRO JUMP WallPaper

 

Hey Guys,

We are so HAPPY today and we ‘ve decided to offer you a free PYRO JUMP’s wallpaper,
Dowload the image to your computer and then right click on the image and select “Save as Wallpaper”

Cheers !

forest

Continue Reading

1/ Vous payez par prélèvement bancaire :

 

a) Rendez-vous sur cette page, cliquez sur le bouton “Activer votre compte parents”  (Si vous avez déjà activé votre compte parent rendez-vous directement à l’étape d)

1-activer votre compte parent

b) Cliquez sur le bouton “regénérer un mot de passe”. Renseignez alors l’adresse mail avec laquelle vous avez inscrit votre enfant puis cliquez sur le bouton “Envoyer”. Vous allez recevoir sur votre messagerie un mail avec un mot de passe temporaire.

 

c) Après avoir reçu votre mot de passe temporaire allez sur cette pagerenseignez alors votre adresse e-mail, votre mot de passe temporaire (celui reçu par mail) puis indiquez un nouveau mot de passe de votre choix et la confirmation de ce nouveau mot de passe de votre choix.

Cliquez sur envoyer. Votre compte parent est activé !

2. Regenere un mot de passe temporaire

d) Renseignez les champs de la colonne de droite cette page avec votre adresse mail et le nouveau mot de passe créé à l’étape c) puis cliquez sur “se connecter”

 

e) Une fois sur votre compte parent, cliquer sur l’onglet “Votre compte” en haut à droit de l’onglet “Vos enfants” puis sur l’onglet “Facturation” en dessous de l’onglet et enfin sur le bouton action “Se désinscrire” . C’est fait votre enfant n’est plus abonné et vous ne serez plus débité.

6-Cliquer sur se desincrire

 

2/ Vous payez par paypal :

Rendez-vous directement sur votre compte Paypal,

1. Depuis votre compte PayPal, cliquez sur ‘Préférences’ en haut de la page.
2 Dans la rubrique ‘Mon argent’ à gauche, cliquez sur ‘Mettre à jour’ en face de ‘Mes paiements pré-approuvés’ .
3 Cliquez sur ‘Afficher les détails’.
4 Cliquez sur le PINPIN TEAM ou SIMPLY-LAND puis sur ‘Annuler’ pour annuler l’abonnement.

Une fois annulé, aucun autre paiement d’abonnement ne sera prélevé de votre compte PayPal sauf si vous le renouvelez.

Continue Reading

Pyro Jump reviews

148APPS: 4,5/5

 

All in all, Pyro Jump is an incredibly enjoyable and accessible platform game, with plenty of levels to continuously entertain for the long haul. The game is full of heaps of various new challenges, and has so much personality that it never gets old. Along with its lively soundtrack and vivid, characterful graphics, Pyro Jump is a solid platformer that has the potential to keep flourishing.”

Read more  (EN)

Malavida.com : 9/10

 

If you’re looking for a game that puts your skill to the test, Pyro Jump is a great option.”

Read More (EN)

JeuxTablette.com: 17/20

 

It’s fresh and fun, this should keep you busy a little while, the levels taking a few attempts before finding the right method to break records. We suggest the 70 levels are really good! “

Read More (FR)

Cult of mac: 4/5

 

Pyro Jump Will Make You Want To Slap Its Adorable Face. It’s a cute, quick platformer that has plenty for casual players and obsessive types alike.

Read more (EN)

Kotakgame: 80/100

 

Easy to play , cute graphics with fun music, this game is quite good”

Read More (ID)

GameinAsia.com: 4/5

 

Pyro Jump is a game platformer that is not too easy but also not too difficult to play. For those of you who are interested in a good platformer game, immediately download this game”.

Read More (ID)

Mutliplayer.it: 7,5/10

 

Pyro Jump is a great puzzle game. A game very simple to master, thanks to the  immediately intuitive controls, but that requires precision and quick reflexes.”

Read More (IT)

 

Pocket Gamer UK: 7/10

 

…A solidly crafted example of the genre… it leaves a pleasantly warm impression.”

Read More (EN)

Appsverdict: Approved!

 

Pyro Jump is a well designed game with a lot of charm and gameplay value to make it worth paying for”

Read More (EN)

 

 

 

Continue Reading

MATHS & MEMO

image1024x500

standard_icon_iOS_app_store33f3f4Google_Play_Badge0b83e6

 

 

 

Genre : Educational Game

Supports : iOS, Android, Web

Statut : Released

Pitch :  A game for kids 9-11 y.o for learning arithmetic operations and improving their memory skills.

Your kids will learn with fun with this educational game developed with teachers

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Continue Reading

GEO ATLAS

Store_title_3_5inches

standard_icon_iOS_app_store33f3f4  Google_Play_Badge0b83e6

Genre : Educational Game

Supports : iOS, Android, Web

Statut : Released

Pitch : Where is Denmark, Colombia or Nepal? Is the Great Wall of China near Beijing or Shanghai?
Is Dubai a city or a country?
Who does this flag with a white cross and a red background belong to?

Be the best in geography and follow the Crapoks, who are looking and studying our planet… in order to conquer it!

Through 3 game modes et 36 levels, discover where are located the 182 countries, capitals, and monuments of the world; identify and memorize the flags of all the countries!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

Continue Reading

DRAGON WAR

 

1280x800 3

 

 

Genre : Strategic Casual game

Supports : iOS, Android, Browsers

Statut : Release date on April 2015

Other : CoProduction with Noveo Group

 

Continue Reading