1) Tell us a little bit about your company
Gameshastra is India’s largest game services company. We have released over 17 titles on Android and iOS in a span of 3 years. Don 2, a game based on a popular Indian movie, is our best selling game so far.
Rescube is our 18th title which is currently available on iTunes and will be available on Google play by the end of next month.
2) What makes your Rescube: Planet Escape app stand out from similar apps?
What intrigued us was the idea of a planet of made of cubes. Then everyone pitched in their ideas and we unfolded a fun story and a cute alien. The main character of the game “Gisu” has now become the unofficial mascot of our company.
At one hand the planet of cubes gave us an opportunity to come up with unique puzzles and at the same time each level presents challenges which are very different from the conventional puzzle games.
3) What's the thought process behind offering a free version and a paid version?
The app market currently has intelligent buyers who would like to try a game for themselves before investing in buying the full version of the game and we wanted to give them this freedom.
We have full faith in our product and hence we would like the buyers to play the free version of our game and take them to a point where they would be lured to buy the full version of the game.
4) What features warrant paying for the app instead of just playing the free version?
Rescube is a planet with various facets where each level brings a surprise element in itself. The puzzles are designed in such a way that you always feel you are too close to the solution but it always remains out of your reach.
The full version allows you to explore two new territories of Resube and 35 more challenging levels. And of course, you’ll not like to miss out the most acclaimed Gisu dance when he finally reaches Hawaii.
5) What's the target audience for this app and why?
Puzzles are the trending genre in case of mobile apps and we wanted to cater to an audience who can appreciate an innovative concept. This is more of a fun app targeted to the casual gamers who intend to kill their time during short breaks.
6) What's some of the general feedback you have received from users?
Most of our users especially kids actually loved the alien Character. Even during the user group testing sessions Gisu became an instant favorite amongst our users.
We have received reviews from users where they found the puzzles to be unique and termed it as a fresh experience.
7) Did you have to make any changes or updates when Apple's iO6 came out?
No, our game was compatible with the latest iOS
8) Other than your own apps, what is your favorite app?
Fruit Ninja, Street Fighter, Angry Birds, Jetpack Joyride, Subway surfer, Dental Clinic, Pitfall...among others.