Saturday, November 26, 2011

By Implication launches its iOS game app, Scram (with a promo code giveaway)

In 2010, a group of techie friends, who also happen to be good friends of my kids, joined the Microsoft 2010 Imagine Cup and came home as the grand champions in the Game Design category. Their Wildfire game, all about saving the world by addressing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was simple and yet very engaging.

They called themselves By Implication.

Using their winnings and their creativity, the By Implication team is now a group of developers who make games and apps. Last November 18, they launched their very first game for the iPhone - Scram.

Scram is a first-person running game in which players must run through nightmarish dreamscapes, as they are pursued by an unseen threat. It features immersive 3-D graphics, fast-paced twitch gameplay, original theme music, leaderboards, Game Center achievements, retina display support, and Twitter integration for iOS 5 users.

Check out this trailer:

Intrigued enough? Want to play the full version of the game?

Right now, the game has a discounted price of only US$0.99 at the Apple App Store with free iPad compatibility bundled with the first major update coming up. 

If you're on a buying spree this Thanksgiving Weekend, do consider getting their app at this low price. You're supporting Filipino game developers while becoming the owner of an exciting game app.

You also have a chance to win 1 of 10 promo codes that the By Implication team is giving away. Here's how.


1. What are you running from? Tweet something interesting to answer that question. The ten (10) most fascinating entries will be selected and will each win a promo code for Scram. The format of the tweet is:

(Write whatever it is you're running from). What are YOU running from? #scramgame

Here's how it should look:

2. Promo is from November 24, 2011 at 9PM till December 1, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be notified and announced by December 3, 2011.

3. One tweet is one entry. (Note: If your Twitter timeline is private, your tweet may not be seen by the developers and may not be counted.)

4. Each entry must be in the proper format, with the proper hashtag and links included in the tweet.

5. You may submit up to 5 entries. Additional entries after the 5th entry don't count.

6. Winners may only win ONE copy of the game.

7. The organizers of the promo reserve the right to take action against anyone caught doing something less than honest (fair is fair, okay?)

For details of promo mechanics, click HERE

To check out the game's website, click HERE

To buy the game at the Apple App Store, click HERE

Friday, November 25, 2011

Take advantage of Black Friday sale!

Thanksgiving season is one of the greatest sale seasons of the year and here we are again.

Time now to get your favorite gadgets and apps at such great discounts.

Here are some links to sites that list stuff that are on Thanksgiving weekend sale now.


MacStories Black Friday Guide: 150 Great iOS Apps

Cult of Mac: Check Out These Black Friday Deals on the App Store's Best Games

Your Ultimate Black Friday App Sale List is Here!


Amazon App Store

And, if you are based in the U.S. and want to cut to the chase and find more Black Friday sales, you can download this FREE from the Android or Apple App Store app.

Black Friday App by, Inc.

(pictures courtesy of the Apple App Store)

Click on a store and it shows you all items on sale, the product descriptions and prices. Clicking the product gives you even more details. With this app, you can even do a price comparison of a product between two stores to find the best deals.

Browsing can be done by category (electronics, for example) and when you find items you want to remember, save them as a shopping list.

Spend some time this Thanksgiving weekend to look around these links. You just may find an app or more on sale that you've been wanting to buy for some time now.