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Get Set Games has Soft Launched Storm Casters Ultra and it Looks... Ultra?

Posted by Rob Rich on September 15th, 2015

Get Set Games has recently let slip (i.e. told everybody in a press release) that a sort of definitive version of Storm Casters, called Storm Casters Ultra, is bound for the App Store. In fact it's soft launched in Canada right now.

Mega Blast is a New Unreal-Powered Action/Puzzle Game from the Makers of Mega Jump

Posted by Rob Rich on May 15th, 2015

Prepare yourselves, Mega Jump fans. Get Set Games is bringing Redford and friends back in an all-new action/puzzle/block-breaking sort of game called Mega Blast.

Get Set Games' Action RPG Storm Casters is Currently on Sale

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 2nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STORM WARNING :: Read Review »

Storm Casters, by Get Set Games, has gone on sale. Now you can get all your action-packed dungeoneering for less.

The collectible card game lets you collect battle cards to get elemental spells and evolve your character. It also has over 50 levels and 30 different enemy types to discover. Each floor has a limited time for you to explore, so you'll need to act fast in order to get to the next level.

You can download Storm Casters on the App Store for $0.99 for a limited time.

Storm Casters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on July 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STORM WARNING
Storm Casters is a cute, fast-paced action-RPG dungeon crawl, but there are a few dark clouds in its sky to take note of.
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Mega Jump 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on January 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Redford the squishy monster is back for the second time in this vibrant, fast-paced, action-packed, and fun-filled endless jumper.
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Mega Jump Plus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on January 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PLUS NOTHING
The premium version of the iOS classic Mega Jump maintains the frantic fun of the original, but adds nothing significant enough to make it a worthwhile download for fans.
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Get Set Games And The Choice Between Free To Play and Premium Pricing

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 17th, 2013

Steadily evolving over the years, Get Set Games' Mega Run and Mega Jump have seen quite significant changes. Mega Jump was initially released in 2010 as a premium title, before being made free to play in 2011, alongside the release of similarly free to play Mega Run. Now it seems that things have come full circle with the renamed and remodeled premium titles, Mega Run Plus and Mega Jump Plus.

Given the change of strategy from Get Set Games, we took the time to talk to Derek van Vliet, one of the co-founders of the company, to find out more about the thought process.

148Apps: In the past few years you've jumped between premium pricing and free to play, resulting in both varieties catered for on the App Store. How come? Why the change in pricing model?
Derek van Vliet (DV): That’s true. Mega Jump started as a paid app in May 2010. Shortly thereafter we ran a couple of “free game of the day” promotions which showed us that the game could earn more as a free app with in-app purchases than it could as a paid app. So in August 2010 we switched it to Free permanently.

Since then we’ve added a number of new monetization features that make it hard to go back to being a premium game (primarily interstitial advertising). At the same time, we heard from lots of players that they would like to be able to buy the game up front and get all of the content in the game and not have to deal with the ads. These new paid versions of Mega Jump and Mega Run serve that demand. They are the same awesome games, but free of ads and all of the additional level packs are available to unlock for free.

148Apps: Do you regret going down the free to play route before?
DV: Not at all. We’ve been able to grow a fantastic company in large part due to that decision. We’re going to continue to release games that make people say “I can’t believe this is free”.

148Apps: Have such models affected how games are developed?
DV: Indeed they have. It has caused us to have to focus a lot of resources on systems that increase engagement, monetization, and virality. Things like Facebook-connected leaderboards and consumable power-ups. The player-facing components of these systems most often take the form of UI and as such, a lot of our development resources have been focused on enabling us to design and present large amounts of user interface in our games.

It also puts a large emphasis on the importance of being able to change the content of our games at a moment’s notice. So a considerable amount of the effort we put into making games goes into making the experience configurable over the air.

148Apps: What do you think works best between free to play and premium?
DV: Regardless of free to play or premium, what works best is delivering a high quality experience to the player. We've always strived to produce games that are brimming with fun and humor and we find that resonates with people in both the free to play and premium markets.

148Apps: What do you think the future is for the iOS pricing model?
DV: I think we're going to continue to see free games dominate the top grossing charts for the foreseeable future. That being said, as iOS heads towards 1 billion users, even if only 10% of the money that is spent goes towards paid apps, that will continue to be a large opportunity for premium games.

Thanks to Derek for taking the time to answer our questions. Mega Jump Plus and Mega Run Plus are available on the App Store now, priced at $0.99 each.

Mega Run Plus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 13th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAST-PACED SIMPLICITY
Fast-paced and vibrant in many ways, Mega Run Plus is a premium version of the popular free to play auto-runner.
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Mega Jump Plus is a New Premium Version of the Free-to-Play Title That Received Over 40 Million Downloads

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 9th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PLUS NOTHING :: Read Review »

Mega Jump Plus is a new premium edition for the popular free-to-play Mega Jump title that has over 40 million downloads. The new version is now available to download, ad free, and comes with three worlds from the original game - providing users with 4 total worlds with 80 stages to play. The premium version also gives users Pepper the Penguin as an immediate playable character, and users are able to carry over their progress from the free version by using iCloud.

Mega Jump Celebrates Its Third Update With Retina Support, Redesigns Entire First World

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 17th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Mega Jump is celebrating its third birthday with a mega jumpin' update! Players are now able to enjoy playing the game on retina devices, making it a universal app for iPad and iPhone 5 screens. The developers, Get Set Games, have also recreated the entire first world to take advantage of all the available pixels. In addition, they've revamped and improved the gameplay as well by adjusting and enhancing the coin patterns and puzzles.

Holy jumpin'!

Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review

By Carter Dotson on June 5th, 2012
Mega Run is the sequel to the incredibly-popular Mega Run, bringing the red protagonist Redford into a level-based auto-runner game.
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