Monkey News

I’ve been rather busy trying to get the word out about Monkeys in Space, so I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting the blog a little. However, today I have a few exciting tidbits to share with you…

First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to find Monkeys in Space featured on the App Store in Games -> What’s Hot this week! The feature is in every App Store I’ve checked (US, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia), so it’s really exciting to see it out there. I’m not sure how Apple picks the features, but Monkeys has been getting some good press, and I’m sure the Touch Arcade review didn’t hurt.

Secondly, I submitted update v1.1 of Monkeys in Space to Apple for approval yesterday. The main new feature is a new level that will be part of the free update. Here’s a sneek peak at what’s new:

NEW LEVEL
Have you mastered the first 3 levels that Monkeys in Space has to offer and are looking for a new challenge? Try the new level “Three’s a Crowd” which adds a third monkey to the mix! “Three’s a Crowd” features a new big blue baboon that must be docked in the new blue banana base. It’s more monkey fun than you can shake a banana at!

NEW ACHIEVEMENTS
With the new level comes two new achievements specific to “Three’s a Crowd”!

IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES

  • Monkeys now panic when they’re too close to asteroids on the “Asteroids!” level.
  • If you unlocked a level before signing up for OpenFeint, v1.1 will now grant you the achievement you missed.
  • Updated to OpenFeint 2.3.1.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy approval. I’d love to see the level out before Christmas, but I’m not sure what to expect with approval times anymore. I’ve been hearing from some developers that they’re much improved, so I hold out hope.

If I don’t get a chance to post again before Christmas, then Happy Holidays everyone! Here’s hoping you get the apps you want from Santa this year!

Owen