1

Hello All,

Finally Apple has approved update of Audio Game Hub 2.0 (we had to wait for 1 month).

Link to Appstore:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-g … 1101972684

Link to Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … &hl=en

Whats new?

3 brand new games: - black jack, Super Simon and Bomb Disarmer
58 Achievements
Re-mastered menu system
Leader boards - for each game!
Integrated news section
Scalable fonts
High contrast mode
Added casino games section
Performance optimizations
Euphoric music and 40+ sound packs for Simon game

For Kickstarter backers - we will send you a Google form to collect your email addresses and we will provide you with codes unlocking the full version.

Starting from this update we introduced payments for most of the games. (we all love free stuff but we also love to get paid for our hard work, and this will allow us to create more games in the future). There is still a way to play for free for those who don't mind advertisements.

Hope you will enjoy the update. Please share your feedback with us and keep your ears wide open.

Audio Game Hub Team

Thumbs up +2

2

Hi.
Congratulations for the new release. This sounds really great.

Best regards SLJ.
If you like the post, then please give it a thumps up.
Feel free to contact me privately if you have something in mind. If you do so, then please send me a mail instead of using the private message on the forum, since I don't check those very often.
Happy gaming... :D

Thumbs up

3

Trying is just now, Good work Developers!!

Thumbs up

4

hi i sent you my info to unlock the hub as a backer; do we as backers pay the anual fees?

Thumbs up

5

Hi,

Thank you all for warm words. Hope you like the new games.
Kickstarter backers you will get a free code tomorrow smile

Thumbs up

6

Thaks for keeping this free.

Thumbs up

7

Socheat, the free part can be best called adware in a sense that you can play for free but need to watch advertisements and, unfortunately, turn on voiceover/talkback to find the close button since they don't really automatically close. I just went ahead and bought them without question.

I'm the only adventure at c: master hahahaha I have unlocked just about everything!

Thumbs up

8

Hi.
I just spent a lot of time on the new game while traveling by train.
First a bit about what I don't like:
What is the difference between the Simon game and the bomb game? When playing the tutorial, those games seem very much simuler.
I'm not a music composer or anything like that, and I find it difficult to hear the difference between the 4 tones. They sounds like when pressing the numbers on a phone. More standard beep tones would be much better to hear the difference in my opinion.
Now to the things I like:
The new black jack game is pretty awesome. Very easy to play, but something which I could see myself keep playing again and again.
All the achievements and scoreboards, just [wow]... Thanks a lot for all that. I'm not the kind of gamer who choose to spent all my life constantly being the best on scoreboards, but it's very nice it's there, and getting achievements is really a great way to keep people motivated.
I'm amazed that you have continued to make all the menus, achievements etc. selfvoiced. [wow] this guy who speaks this must have used a lot of hours on that. This is an amazing job. The voiceovers in generel is awesome.
I've found a small bug, which I'm not sure on how to reproduce:
I got some achievements while playing the archery game. The achievement message got repeated like three times, after each round. I'm not sure on what I did, but I might have scored the achievement twice which might have tricked that.
Keep up the great job guys. This is awesome...

Best regards SLJ.
If you like the post, then please give it a thumps up.
Feel free to contact me privately if you have something in mind. If you do so, then please send me a mail instead of using the private message on the forum, since I don't check those very often.
Happy gaming... :D

Thumbs up

9

This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to download this game on to the PC? I know it's only for IOS and Android, and there are no plans for a PC version. I just read a tweet from one of my friends though, that said they were downloading the new audio game hub on to there PC. If this possible, I'd like to know how to do it.

"I've learned that this life's not just a game, just a line, between the pleasures and the pain." - Aaron Lewis

Thumbs up

10

Yep, have to agree with you SLJ. We have 2 simans here wich is totally needless. Those sounds are the same sound with the different pitch. About the advertizments, I just turn off voice over and tap on the screen like a maniak and hope that I will press a close button. I think that there is not going to be a pc version of this game. BTW, When are animal escape and the runner going to be available?

Best regards, Aleksandar.

Thumbs up

11

Thank you for your feedback.

Difference in Simon games are small: in Bomb disarmer each sequence is randomized, in classic Simon they are extended by 1 sound each time.
Regarding the phone tones - we will have a closer look and try to distinguish them a little bit more.

We will bring back the old PC version soon and we will try to create a new PC version as well - however, achievements and leaderboards might not work as we use Apple Game Center and Google Play Games - they are not compatible on a PC.

Best regards
Jarek

Thumbs up +1

12

We have just finished working on new menu in Audio Game Hub - by the way, what do you think guys? Do you like the pages and up and down lists?

We will work on runner and frogger (animal escape) soon - we did concept design and started working on sound effects. Might take couple of months.

Thumbs up

13

Here are my thoughts and maybe some advice to others:
For the advertisements, I've found the best way to deal with them is to tap the button at the bottom right of the screen, which brings you to the app store. Then I have to turn on Voiceover to close the app store and go back into Audiogame Hub. Not sure if there's an easier way to do this.
As for the Simon and Bomb Disarmer games: Simon is a little different than the tutorial suggests, as you can use different sound packs with the Simon game. You can get more packs by playing the game and you can also buy some from the app store as well. By default, you get two packs: the first is 4 of the 5 blocks from the blocks game (I prefer this one at present), and the second is some drum sounds. I think the tutorial should use one of those packs, since the tones it does use at present are misleading, and it makes the line between the two games even narrower.

Now for Bomb Disarmer. it uses dTMF tones as SLJ described. This is actually kinda funny, because about 10 minutes before I tried that game, a friend and I were talking about how I can improve my recognition of dTMF tones. Well here's an answer I suppose.

I thinki it sort of fits too, since if you are disarming bombs, it makes more sense to be using a dial pad than it would to be using some other device. I know this may be hard for some people though, and I won't pretend to be exempt from that myself; I barely can make it to the third level in campaign mode so I'm still not that good. I do enjoy the cut scenes, and can't wait to complete the campaign mode. BTW you can skip those cut scenes by tapping and holding your finger on the screen for one second.

Unfortunately there's a bug in Bomb Disarmer. In the tutorial, the layout is slightly different than it is in-game. The bottom left and the top right quadrants are reversed.

For the slightly more geeky members of my metaphorical audience, I'll describe the layout of the screen using the DTMF numberings. Thinking of the tones this way helps me remember the sequences, so here goes.
In the tutorial top left is number 8, bottom left is 5, top right is 6, bottom right is 1. IN the actual game, top left is still 8, but bottom left is 6. Top right is 5 and bottom right is 1. Don't sue me if I'm inaccurate, I'm still not good at DTMF recognition! In any case, I hope the discrepancy can be fixed in the next update!

Admittedly, I haven't tried the other games since I assume they are largely unchanged, except of course for the improved menu system which I like. I can't wait to check out Animal Escape and Runner, they sound like arcade titles and I am a huge fan of arcade stuff. I think games like Blocks are also fun, games in which there is a strategic element and there is really no end... you keep going with the game getting harder and harder until you lose. I hope there can be more games of that variety in future. Something tells me at least one of the above two games will be like that, but only time will tell I guess. Regardless I am eager to check them out, especially on the PC since I find the PC version of this app to be more responsive.

Keep up the awesome work!

Make more of less, that way you won't make less of more!
If you like what you're reading, please give a thumbs-up.

Thumbs up

14

Raygrote.

Thank you for amazing feedback! We will look at the Bomb Disarmer sounds and will fix them asap.
Would you like to become our tester? Please send us an email at [email protected]

Thanks
Jarek

Thumbs up

15

I... I just don't understand these games because the tutorial does not give you enough. I would like to play one time for free before I have to purchase, otherwise I just can't get an idea of what the game is like. Bomb disarmer, super simon, tey are all the same when you play the tutorial... I dunno it just feels like lazy coding. Just like in both the samurai games. Oh let's write some code, then make two modifications and make this a new game.

On the other hand audiogame hub is a great concept and, while some of the games are good, this lazy creating of two very similar games and not offering a demo play gives you a bad image as a company (especially when the price of one game is 5 euros and another very similar game is 5 euros too, unless you get access to all games...)

HTH

Thumbs up

16

I think that up and down menu are good. Pages aren't so important for the blind, it can only help sighted peole like croling etc.  And also, Can we perhaps watch an advertisement in slot machines or black jack and get 100 koins or omething like that?
Best regards, Aleksadnar

Thumbs up

17

Hi.

I've finally got off my rear and tried this one out which actually I should've done a long time ago but ah well.
Firstly, I'm loving the variety of  games available, the human voicing and the graphics, great job, indeed I'd be tempted for a Pc version  for a chance to play graphically on a decent sized screen.

I do have a few feedback items though:

FirstI have no problem paying for games,  I very much like the option to unlock everything, however it'd be nice to try the games a little first before deciding. The problem is that whenever I go to the "watch an advertisement" option I'm told "there are no advertisements available" which effectively means I have got to try the games just the once, indeed in the case  samurai dojo I slightly messed up the tutorial meaning I don't really get how the game works. I am in the Uk, and as far as I know my phone doesn't have any add blocking software or similar. Perhaps if this is likely to be a problem you could get 10 demo plays, indeed I did wonder  the coins you could get in the casino games were actually used to play the main games, but it seems not.
I also noticed a miner bug in the memory game as far as clicking on boxes goes, since sometimes I was tapping on a box and the game didn't seem to register.

On the other hand the games are great in gameplay terms, I particularly liked the sounds for the Sherwood forest animals. The only game I really couldn't get on with was labyrinth because it seemed I couldn't quite locate the exit sound effect correctly, but I will certainly give that another try.

Lastly, you might consider changing the background in the blocks game. I have the high contrast mode turned on, but the background to the game is still white which for contrast purposes is pretty terrible, it'd be much better if it were black like some of the other games.

So, great job, I hope that some of the kickstarter games like the tunnels rpg  will also be available to everyone else at some time in the future since it'd be a shame to miss them. I'll update the database with information about the new games.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

Thumbs up

18

Yeah Dark, I've also had the problem of having ads not available, though admittedly I was spamming the heck out of the ads to get free playthroughs before that, so I thought maybe I just ran out of ads and would have to wait a while before trying again. It's very likely the PC version will be out soon, with the old version of Audio game Hub there was a PC version which I liked a lot better than the IOS version since it was more responsive and had better sound.

If you guys would like, I can try to make an audio tutorial/demonstration for Bomb Disarmer and Simon so you can hear them in action. I'll probably do it later today.

Sonnar, I'll be sending you an e-mail shortly.

Make more of less, that way you won't make less of more!
If you like what you're reading, please give a thumbs-up.

Thumbs up

19

I also get that no advertizments message but about  3 or 4 hours later they are back. How ever, I think that it is better if you purchase athen waching advertizments. Those add screens aren't so accessible. I think I am going to do a complete
Woke froo of this game but I am not so shoor.

Thumbs up

20

The unfortunate thing is they have no control over those ad screens. Ads are ads, and the screen can't really be modified in any way. They all follow a standard protocol. Come to think of it, maybe 5 or 10 free plays of each game would be a good idea because of the ads.

I'm the only adventure at c: master hahahaha I have unlocked just about everything!

Thumbs up

21

Hello all,

Thank you for your feedback.
There is 1 free play on each of the games - later we ask you to watch an ad or buy the game. Ads could be fuzzy sometimes - we don't have control over their availability but they should show up over time.

Once a day you will get a free gift - could be some coins or a soundpack for Simon.

And another thing - we had to reset all your highscores from version 1, this is because we switched to Game Center and Google Play games - this is more secured and safe and also allowed us to implement achievements. Sorry for inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Kind regards
Jarek

Thumbs up

22

Well.
I am pleased people are enjoying our game.
jeong did the messages I post at you help, especially the one from, well if you got that message you would know where it came from.
What was the reason this time <sigh>
As for the pc, jarek its good the old one is coming back.
To the rest and sonnar, I do think that games that can be made to work in the pc and the phones should go and stuff you can't do with shouldn't be if that ever can be.
In tests simon and bomb disarmour didn't work.
For bomb disarmour we do need a code or tone sequence.
I'd be in favor of ditching the phone tones and like in simon have different beeps and or tunes to make up.
I'd like it if you could choose what sound you have, music, chime, old phone beeps, something like that.
I am happy that the old version will continue even if its all we release for pc for the hub.
I'd also like cricket to go on pc mainly because it seems to work well on pc.
The ball sfx can be a bit low though I figured out how to hit it.
Never the less your ears need to be really good to play it <hint>

Thumbs up

23

I'm afraid I still have seen none of these add videos at all after several tries today I keep being told adds are not available.

while I am not against the adds system, a free to play system which is effectively unusable is not a good thing and might make some players feel they are being cheated extremely, even on a demo basis being asked to play a game once and once only before having to pay is rather stingy to say the least.

I would suggest myself that if the current system is to remain, it needs to be made reliably usable like the bit coin adds system used in the blindfold games (which is at least possible to use).

]Similarly, the blindfold games start the player with ten tries at each game, not just the one before they must start using the adds.

if the current adds system cannot be made more reliable, then I  firstly suggest firstly giving   five tries at each game rather than just the one which is a much fairer amount for a player to determine  if they want to buy the game, and secondly, consider  the daily free gifts extra plays of games if you haven't bought them.

Actually that would be a nice idea, each day, the player gets three random plays on the games, thus giving variety in the gifts, either that or allowing a player to buy extra plays at the games with large of casino game coins, say 100 per play of the game.

complaint over big_smile.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

Thumbs up

24

Hello Dark,

Thanks for your feedback and idea - if things will not improve we will add more free tries in next update.

Cheers
Jarek

Thumbs up

25

Hi Jarek, good to know.

Well I have taken the plunge and bought the games since I likely would've done anyway after trying them as I do love the sounds and atmosphere.

Here is a little more feedback:

First menus: It would be nice to skip the intro credits when starting the ap. While I appreciate the work that the various organizations have put into the game (and I love the stereo of the logo), it is a trifle long winded to hear these every time.
Now about the games: First, hunting, the graphics make this one rather easy, it might be interesting to have a night
time hunting version for sighted players where you have nothing but the sounds.
I played the game by sounds and finished it, then looked at the screen to see if there were any graphics and finished without missing a shot.

Second, samurai dojo: This is a really cool game, but sometimes my taps do not register. On one occasion I got 412 taps, on another when I was tapping faster and the screen was a constant red I just got 170 or so. Given it is possible to literally drumb your fingers on an IPhone screen, you might  either consider making the game a bit more sensitive or letting the player know that tapping too  quickly can confuse the game.

Next when playing Simon I had a rather odd occasion when the background  for the simon menu started up mid way through the game. I am not sure if this is   intended to try and distract the player (like those occasional clanks in samurai dojo), but it was a little odd, particularly since it did not stop until I actually went back to the games menu.

Bomb disarmer: I really like this game, particularly the atmosphere and quotes. one thing I did wonder though is if you considered a couple of options to make it slightly different from being essentially a random version of Simon. One idea for example might be to have the buttons have different labels depending upon the bomb.
So in some bombs you have a sequence of tones as you have now, in some bombs you are told letters a b c and D, in some bombs numbers 1 2 3 and 4, in some bombs Greek letters alpha beta gamma and delta, perhaps even with eccentric sequences like earth air fire and water, or Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday  etc.

Since it would always be a sequence of four and the four would always be in the same places, eg, first on top left, second top right, third bottom left, fourth bottom right the player  have to work out what was where according to the new sequence, thus making it an exercise in split second logic as well as memory.

I'm afraid with memory I am still finding the bug related to where to touch the boxes a little problematic, especially on the final 24 box round.

With the Casino games you might also consider offering a few prizes which players could buy with money. These could include Simon Soundpacks, but also other unlockables for different games, for example some different ambience environments for Samurai showdown to put you off your swinga little more or some alternative sound schemes for memory (the animals are definitely fun but you could sort different things in boxes).

You might even consider having specific collectables or little trophies to buy, just for collection freaks.

Definitely a great job with the games, thanks again, I'll be looking forward to seeing new additions.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

Thumbs up