Archive for the ‘Save The Pencil’ Category

Posted On: 14th August 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: Device, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.6 Update

This update brings the new PARCEL PAPER chapter, which introduces Boost Dots, Tape and the Whiteout enemy! We’ve added the ability to unlock chapters early and in celebration of the Olympics, there’s a new character, Gold HB!

We’ve also added more FREE DOT options in the upgrades section! Enjoy!

• Chapter 7, Parcel Paper added. 15 new levels of pencil saving fun!
• New Blueprint Bonus Pack – 10 tricky levels for you to master.
• New Boost dots.
• New Whiteout enemy.
• New Gold HB character.
• Unlock chapters early in the Upgrades section or directly from the Chapter Select screen.
• New Free Dots options. Like Perfect Dimension on Facebook and get 250 free dots!

Posted On: 2nd July 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil Meets P4RC

 


At Perfect Dimension, we’re really happy to announce that we have teamed up with P4RC to give our Save the Pencil players something new! P4RC allows users to earn real life rewards as they play. That’s right, you can earn gift cards and other rewards from top brands such as Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, etc. What’s more, there’s no adverts and no annoying pop ups. Just sign up, login, play Save The Pencil as usual, then redeem your points when you like! Here’s more from P4RC and then we’ll explain in detail how it works with Save The Pencil.



So, how does this integrate with Save The Pencil? Well, first, you need to make sure you’re using v1.5 or higher. You can check your version by going to the information page within the app. If you don’t have the latest version, it’s time to upgrade. Just visit the App Store and hit the updates tab – it’s free and you’ll get a bunch of other new content which has been added since you last updated.

Now you’re on the latest version, you should have noticed a new blue icon on the home screen. This is the P4RC button, and it controls you’re entire P4RC experience. It’s that simple. Make sure you have an internet connection, then tap the button to bring up the P4RC info page. From here, tap ‘Sign Up’ near the top of the screen which will take you to a P4RC sign up page.

From here you can create a new P4RC account, or if you already have a Facebook account, just log in directly with that instead. Don’t forget to check the Terms and Conditions check box before clicking Login. Once completed you’ll remain logged in until you log out, and all your future Save The Pencil points earned will earn you P4RC points.

So how do you know how many points you’re earning? When you successfully complete a level you should see your new P4RC points on the summary screen. If you don’t have a connection to the internet you may not see your points earned, but fear not, if they can’t be sent at that time, they are stored locally and will be uploaded to the P4RC server as soon as your connection returns! You’ll also see a ‘tap to redeem’ message and the P4RC button. You don’t need to tap the button to store your points, it is simply there for your convenience – allowing you to check your overall points total or even better, spend those hard earned points whenever you like.

The higher your level score in Save The Pencil, the more P4RC points you’ll earn, but that’s not all. Levels have been weighted by difficulty, so on harder levels there’s more P4RC points up for grabs. Master the hard levels and you’ll see your P4RC points total soar!

Note:- To change your region for P4RC rewards tap the P4RC button, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the region select menu as pictured above. If you’re region is not yet currently supported, don’t worry. You can continue to collect P4RC points to use at a later date when P4RC expands.

We hope you like this new addition as much as we do. It’s great to know that our Save The Pencil players are now not only having fun, but also being rewarded whilst playing! Don’t forget, you can also visit P4RC.com to redeem earned points and find out more!

Posted On: 24th June 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.5 Update

This update brings P4RC implementation. We’re really happy P4RC has chosen to team up with Save The Pencil and now you can earn real life rewards whilst you play! We’ll have a separate post soon explaining P4RC in more detail. We also have a new chapter, Parcel Paper, coming very soon, but in the meantime here’s what’s new in this version.

• P4RC integration. Earn real life rewards as you play!
• New Graph Paper Bonus Levels – Lots of great new puzzles!
• New items in the Upgrades section including Speed Boosts and a Free Blue Dot area!
• A Blue Dot Tripler is now available! A one-off purchase will triple the speed you collect Blue Dots for life!
• Navigation to Upgrades section improved.
• Other minor bug fixes.

Posted On: 10th May 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.4 Update

We’re pleased to announce that Save The Pencil v1.4 and Save The Pencil HD v1.4 are both now available in the App Store. As usual the update features lots of new stuff, so let’s get to it.

Firstly, there’s a brand new chapter, Printer Paper, with 15 new challenging levels. We listened to your comments on the previous Blueprint update and hope we’ve done an even better job on this latest release. Printer paper introduces a new Stapler enemy, and also a new kind of dot, but we’ll let you find out about them yourself!

 

We’ve  added a new Bonus Level pack, this time for Loose Leaf and there’s a new character to be unlocked, Ralph the Cat Pencil! What’s more we’ve taken your  suggestions on board and reduced many of the store prices including Bonus Packs and level skips/completes and we’ve added an option in Chapter Select for you to follow us on Twitter and earn yourself 500 additional Blue Dots, for free!

Finally, there’s a few minor bug fixes, most notably the one many of you experienced regarding collision detection in Square Paper Bonus Level 5.

We hope you all like the update and as always, please get in touch with us here, on Facebook or on Twitter and let us know your feedback.

Posted On: 5th April 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: Device, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Half A Billion Levels Played

Celebrate With Us! It’s Competition Time!

We’re exceptionally proud to announce that Save The Pencil has now been played over half a billion times. That’s right, there have been over 500,000,000 level attempts by our 3.4 million users! So we think it’s about time we gave something back, and we’ve come up with a pretty cool idea.

We want to produce an awesome video for Save The Pencil. Not a video of gameplay, but a video of YOU guys, your parents, your children, your friends, your grandparents, maybe even you’re exceptionally talented pets actually playing the game. We’ve received some really funny clips over the past few months, and would welcome a bunch more so we can put together a great little trailer. The reactions of people playing Save The Pencil make fantastic viewing, so if you get super happy, super mad, or somewhere in-between, we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll do our best to use every single video we receive, and of course, there’s prizes to be won for the best entries! The winner will receive a $50 iTunes Gift certificate, with selected runners up receiving smaller denominations. In order to enter, please email video clips to video@perfectdimension.com. If it’s easier you can mail us a youtube link to the video instead.

Not able to take a video? Well, we may be able to use some still images too, so feel free to send us pictures of you playing Save The Pencil, or anything else that is Save The Pencil inspired!

We would also like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that work has begun on Save The Pencil 2, which we hope to release later in the year. We’ve learnt a lot from the original Save The Pencil and can promise you all that the second version will be better in every way! We take all your Facebook / Twitter comments and your emails on board, so please keep them coming.

Also, no need to worry, development and updates on the current Save The Pencil will continue.

Posted On: 29th March 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil (and HD) v1.31 – Help Fix

In the changes we made in v1.3 of Save the Pencil, we redesigned the pencil sprite implementation to handle different characters. We forgot, however, to update the help section to utilise these changes resulting in the app crashing when users tried to enter help…whoops!

Really sorry about this and are pleased to let you all know this has now been rectified. In v1.31 you should be able to read help until your heart’s content.

Thanks for your patience and apologies again.

Posted On: 13th March 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: Device, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.3 – New Characters, Blueprint Fixes (Dot Response).


Version 1.3 of Save The Pencil is now live in the App Store. This version is a small update, which we have tried to get out as soon as possible, as it deals with an issue many users have been experiencing. Let’s begin with that…

Since the Blueprint update we’ve had a number of users get in touch or leave negative reviews in the App Store claiming the touch detection in Blueprint is poor and the game does not work properly. This is actually incorrect, but we can understand why they feel this way. In Blueprint, we introduced Scissors. Playing against Scissors is like playing a game of Chess. You move, they move, you move, they move. You CANNOT move whilst the scissors are cutting, and it is for this reason users incorrectly feel the dots have become unresponsive. They are trying to move before the Scissors have finished. And if they are playing with the sound off, there is no way for them to know their touch has been detected.

So what have we done to resolve this issue? Several things. Firstly, we’ve increased the speed with which the scissors move to their next cutting point. Secondly, we’ve increased the speed with which the scissors move having completed a cut. And finally (and perhaps most importantly), we have added a visual warning message which appears if you try to move whilst the Scissors are still cutting. We hope this helps everyone out, and we’re sorry we were unable to communicate the way the Scissors worked in a clearer fashion.

Now onto the good stuff…

Lots of users have gotten in touch and asked if we could add not just new enemies, but also new pencils you could play with. So we have…v1.3 features two new characters, Miss H, a pink pencil with a pink lead, and Professor Prop, a propelling pencil with a green lead. We’ll be adding a new character in each update. To access the character select screen, simply go to Options and tap the Characters button.

Finally, we have lots of requests for new levels already, and we are, as always, working on new levels. As Blueprint was just released however, the next chapter won’t be out several weeks.

Posted On: 9th March 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil HD is now Retina Display ready!

When we saw the announcement of the new iPad, we weren’t surprised to see Apple add the amazing retina display. We knew we had to get Save The Pencil HD ready asap, and after a non-stop 16 hour shift, we’d manage to update all the assets so they will look even more special on the new display.

Just to give you a feel for what this means we’ve prepared the image below. On the left, you can see a zoomed in view of HB at 200%. On the right you can see the exact same view as it would appear on a retina display. As you can see there is absolutely no blurring and the image looks as sharp as ever.

We can’t wait for you all to see how amazing Save The Pencil looks on the new iPad! Make sure it’s high on your download list!

Posted On: 8th March 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.2

We’ve worked our socks off over the past few weeks and are pleased to be able to say that v1.2 of Save The Pencil is now available so head on over to the App Store and get updating!

This version adds a bunch of new functionality and features, which we’re going to briefly run through now.

Firstly, Chapter 5 (Blueprint) is now live, with 15 brand new levels of pencil saving goodness. Chapter 5 introduces Teleport dots, which add a whole new dimension to the puzzles and are sure to test your grey matter! A new enemy is also introduced, this time, it’s scissors! We won’t spoil the surprise, but expect to get even more annoyed with these guys than you did with the paperclips and rulers!!!

 

We also added a few new items to the store. Firstly, you’ll see there’s a new wallpaper, which is not only pretty frickin’ awesome, but is also free! One condition, you have to have liked us on Facebook first. A small price to pay! We’ve also added bonus level packs. Bonus level packs each feature 10 brand new levels (including a new boss level) for existing chapters. Version 1.2 adds bonus packs for Lined Paper and Square Paper, so 20 new levels in total. Even if we say so ourselves, these levels are some of the best yet and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed if you choose to spend your hard earned Blue Dots on them.

The other major change is Game Center, where there are 8 new achievements. We hear your feedback and we’re going to be adding lots more exciting achievements in future updates, but for now, we hope what we have added will keep you content until then.

We’ve also fixed a few of the bugs you guys had told us about, the main one being using the green skip button within a level end sometimes caused a crash when you chose your option from the resulting pop-up. That’s now totally gone, so feel free to tap away.

Finally, there’s a new Game Center Syncing (G\Center Sync) option to the options page. All this does is run through all your achievements stored on the device and makes sure they’ve also been awarded on Game Center. We had a few issues with users not seeing all their achievements as complete due to connection issues with their devices whilst playing etc, so this gives you a way manually make sure it gets updated when you are sure you have a live connection to the net.

And that pretty much wraps it up. We hope you like the update and welcome any feedback. Now it’s back to the drawing board for Chapter 6! Who knows what it may be!

Posted On: 23rd February 2012

Posted By: Paul D

Posted In: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Save The Pencil

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Save The Pencil v1.1

Version 1.1 of Save The Pencil will be released very shortly (or perhaps is out already!) so we thought we’d take a minute to explain the update. First the bad news however, v1.1 doesn’t feature any new levels. The good news is, we are making great progress on v1.2 which we hope will be available in early/mid March, and which will feature brand new levels, dot types and enemies, plus a few other surprises!

So back to v1.1, what are the changes? Well, the most significant change is the addition of a store. As you play the game you will earn Blue Dots. Each Blue Dot you visit will be added to your Blue Dot account, and these Blue Dots can be spent on various items such as level skips, level completions and other items such as wallpapers, unlockables, etc. If you don’t have enough time to collect Blue Dots, you can also purchase Blue Dots in the store.

To skip a level, press the new green skip button during play. This will ask you whether you want to skip or complete the level. A skip simple unlocks the next level. A complete not only unlocks the next level, but also awards you three stars on the current level. Even if you have already unlocked the next level, a complete can still be used to give you three stars!

We’ve given everyone 400 Blue Dots to start with for free! Oh, and if you go to the Store and click the like us on Facebook button, you’ll get 250 additional free dots! (Don’t worry if you have already liked us, you can still click the button and it will detect that you have liked us and give you the free dots too!).

Also in the update, a news ticker has been added to the Main Menu screen. Please keep an eye out for this, as we will regularly be changing the text, letting you know exciting updates and the latest news.

Other than that there are few minor bug fixes and menu changes.

If you have any issues or questions with the update, or bugs to report, please get in touch. You can find Perfect Dimension on Twitter or Save The Pencil on Twitter, or alternatively you can get in touch through the Save The Pencil support form at the bottom of the page.

Thanks!