Battle Academy heading to iPad!

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Battle Academy heading to iPad!

Post by IainMcNeil » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:51 pm

As some of you may have already worked out Battle Acdemy is coming to iPad! It's been in development for a number of months already and we're at the stage where we need to start beta testing. We're hoping to relese early in 2012 so if you have an iPad or iPad2 and are interested in helping out and seeing the game before anyone else please sign up for the beta! We are hoping to begin the beta before Christmas.

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http://www.slitherine.com/beta_test

To take part you will need need to tell us your UDID. We'll let you know where and when to submit this later. Your UDID is a unique identifier for your iPad which lets us set up the beta version to run on just your iPad. To find out your UDID you go to iTunes and select the Device. Then look at the summary tab. Click on teh Serial Number and it will change to a very long alphanumeric value. It is about 32 characters long. This is what you'd need to submit to us. If you are unhappy (I can't think why but...!) to send us this info then you should not apply. Just be clear, this info gives us no personal data on you or any access to your iPad, it just lets us make sure the game runs for you. You cannot copy and paste it, you have to manually write it out so when you do double/triple check you have it right as if any character is wrong the beta just wont run for you.

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Post by hogger88 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:37 pm

Iain,

I was wondering if there is supposed to be a separate link on the sign-up page for the BA iPad beta, or if it is from the same pool as the Win/Mac BA beta? I click the link to the sign-up page and only see the standard BA beta link to which I'm already subscribed. Or is it simply not yet posted?

Thanks.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:18 am

Its all teh same thign right now - we dont have a away to do a system specific beta recruitment. It is on the wish list. Just sign up there and we'll sort out the rest later!

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Post by nk418ripe » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:14 pm

There are a few free tools in the app store that allow to accurately copy and paste the UDID - I have used "UDID Sender" in the past

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Post by Blathergut » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:39 am

A kid in my class gave me an IPad2 for an Xmas gift a week ago. I have NO clue how to use the thing. I just noticed this thread. If you still need beta testers, let me know and I will find the number you need. If you need testing by the clueless that is!!!! :) (Also...have not seen/played Battle Academy at all. :oops: ) Five days of school and then 3 weeks off to game and relax!! Woohoo!!

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Post by Sleet » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:16 am

Awesome, ready and willing. Now this makes the iPad worth having. :)

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Post by onone » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:58 pm

Nice one ... can't wait

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Post by TerryV6 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:13 pm

I am ready for this one. It would make a nice addition to my small ipad game section. There are little if any of military strategy genre for this device. I've already signed up for beta testing if you need me...

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Post by IainMcNeil » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:57 am

We're hoping to kick this off very soon!

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Post by Blathergut » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:00 am

Info sent via iPad (I hope!). You got my first iPad email. (No comments from the peanut galleries!!) :wink:

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Post by Blathergut » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:08 am

Are there many of us in the beta?

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Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:13 am

We've got 20 so far who have submitted their UDID's and a lot more we're waiting for them from so should be enough to give it a good spin!

I'm shocked all 20 submitted the correct info using the correct mail title. Every single one was perfect :) People read the instructions - does that say something about iPad users :)!

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Post by Sleet » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:15 pm

More likely we need a good game for the iPad and iPhone! I will now have to hold off my 2 year old son, my 8 year old AND my wife to get some time on it!
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Post by TerryV6 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:20 pm

iainmcneil wrote:We've got 20 so far who have submitted their UDID's and a lot more we're waiting for them from so should be enough to give it a good spin!

I'm shocked all 20 submitted the correct info using the correct mail title. Every single one was perfect :) People read the instructions - does that say something about iPad users :)!
Most of the time, I can watch TV, read on my ipad and chew gum at the same time.... I still get ambushed by a stray infantry squad once in a while...

Terry

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Post by TerryV6 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:04 pm

I'm ready... Bring it on. Will be happy to buy this app.

Terry


ps. I will have to be careful though. I bought MG and my card company froze my account. They said what, a British company? Must be a stolen account ... I had to call them. Very embarrassing when you are buying something else and your card doesn't work.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:49 am

Hi Terry - can you let us know the order ID so we can follow this up as it certainly should not be happening. Can you PM me the details plus your name and e-mail address so we can look it up.

Thanks!

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Post by DaveyJJ » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:02 pm

Hey Iain,

I've sent along my UDID info as well, in case you still need volunteers.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Thanks - we will open up the beta to some more players with the next version this week!

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Post by mattymo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:50 am

iainmcneil wrote:Thanks - we will open up the beta to some more players with the next version this week!
So the fact that I received an email saying I'd been selected as a beta tester on the 11th, sent in my UDID (admittedly a week later), and then have heard nothing should not concern me then? Just a matter of how far down the list you've gone so far?

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:59 am

Absolutely - early in the process we add people in very slowly. This is (a) to get as many 'first impressions' as we can, without getting the same feedback on anything that isn't right and (b) because people tend to comment on the first version they get then slowly people will stop posting feedback (other than a few of our most dedicated guys - you know who you are!).

We'll be aiming for version a week, adding people each time. So keep your eyes peeled :).

Cheers

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