Game Complete!

Posted by Ant on October 18, 2011

UPDATE 26th Oct: We’re submitting version 1.1 of the app to Apple and Blackberry today which includes a load of minor updates we’ve made in the last week. Unfortunately on Monday version 1.0 was rejected by Apple for a naughty line of code we weren’t even using. We’ll keep you updated.

UPDATE 24th Oct: Blackberry has approved the app on ALL OS 6 devices! We should hear back from Apple any-time now.

We’re almost there! This morning we finally submitted the app for approval by Apple (iPhone/iPad/iPod iOS 4+) and we should hear back within a week. As long as there aren’t any problems then we can announce a launch date for a very short time after. We’re just tweaking the odd thing for Blackberry (OS 6+) and then that will also be off for review. The game is also working perfectly on Android devices (phone/tablet 2.2+) and is ready to be submitted to the Android Market at any time, but we’d ideally like to wait so you can all access it at once no matter the platform you’re on.

We have largely been testing the game to death for the past month or two and battling through bug list after bug list. It has taken a little longer than anticipated but that’s to be expected and it has definitely been worth the extra time. We’re massively pleased with how well the game is working.

GP running on an iPad, HTC desire, BlackBerry Torch and iPhone 4

Aaron and Matt have been working here full-time for several months now on the app and the many systems involved. They’ve both worked incredibly hard and worked through some seriously daunting problems…developing for mobile and multiple platforms at once is no easy task. The app would never have been finished or be half of what it is now if it weren’t for them. GP is lucky to have such bright minds working on it!

To Rai and Ochie from ClickArt Studios who spent several months on the outstanding 130 or so unique pieces of artwork we’ve got in the app, thank you!

As many of you know, GP has been running since 2005. I’d played similar games of course and fell in love with the general formula these types of mafia games used. The community, the addiction, how rewarding it felt when you reached the top. However, I believed we could do better and…we did. We succeeded with the constant innovation in the hundreds of features present between GP1 and 2. We spawned and continue to spawn dozens of copy-cat games that have never pulled off and tied together the game mechanics we have so well. GP became popular and has enjoyed a lot of success over the years and that’s largely down to the players who brought along their friends and continue to be so ‘loyal’ to GP. So, this app really is for you. So many of you asked for it and we are happy to deliver.

I truly believe it is our best game yet and I urge you to give it a try. Done right, I think a text-based game such as GP is perfectly suited to mobile devices. It’s been challenging but there are various perks. The lack of screen space forced us to design things simply, think about usability and cut down on the waste a lot of these games pack in. Get attacked whilst at work? Your phone will pop up a notification and in a few touches you can protect yourself or get your own back. We’ve been able to take what you like best from GP1 and GP2, remove what you dislike or don’t use, add in some new features and spent months turning this into a fantastic experience. I cannot wait to see people battling for the highest ranks of the leaderboard, attacking people over losing at Spin the Shank, chatting in the chatroom, contributing ideas and basically enjoying the game. I’ve been dreaming this up for two years now and I’m excited to see it all coming together.

What’s next after this? We’ll continue to enhance all three games at the same time and we’re going to look at bringing the app to desktop computers, how best to promote it and building on your initial feedback.

Thank you for reading. I hope to see you playing within the next few weeks!

  • Kate.

    Yay -.- How long will it be till it’s delivered to desktop :3

    • Anonymous

      We’re going to start on that straight after it’s out on mobiles and tablets as I realise not everyone has smartphone and it would be somewhat foolish not to. It works in a normal web browser as it is but we need to fix up various bits and pieces.

      • Uwais

        Well i do have a ihpone but i dont use the email / papal shizz :L

        • Code Fanatics

          Don’t worry – It runs just like any of the other apps on your phone. 🙂

  • will it work on the blackberry curve 8520 ???

    • Pokemon

      will work on any smartphone and tablets

      • Guest

        So you’ve ported ot to Symbian?

      • Code Fanatics

        We currently only support iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. We hope to support additional smartphone platforms, such as Symbian, in the near future.

        The plan is that it’ll run on all of the large-touch screen BlackBerry devices, which includes the 8520.

      • Code Fanatics

        We’ve spent today finishing up Blackberry. We’ve tested the app on phones with a cursor and keyboard and a half-height non-touch screen. As long as you’re running Blackberry OS 6+ you’ll be fine. We’re submitting the blackberry app for review today.

  • anon

    Really hope this gets spotted on the app store and becomes big! 😀

  • Pokemon

    WARTUTRLE!

  • Shame

    what? your not releasing it on desktop computers at the same time? lame. if this is the case I am not going to be playing at all unless it is released on normal internet at the same time .

    • Anonymous

      It was designed for mobile and that’s the market we’re aiming at. The desktop may have to come a bit later so we can keep things manageable. Nothing lame about that considering you have the other two games.

      • Shame

        Fair enough, enjoy limiting your market, I for one am not going to be playing

        • Kamy

          LOL whats the big difference between desktop and going on net stop being a lazy cunt , the apps are so it fits the phone screen and make it more conveniant.

    • 2pac

      stop having a bitch fit coz you carnt afford a smart phone

  • Omy

    I have nothing to say but I’m going to post anyway before it becomes the cool thing to do on here

  • Pokemon

    omy you will never be cool

    • Omy

      but my Pokemon are cool

      • Pokemon

        u have pokemon!? wanna battle?

        • Omy

          Lets

          GO HYDREIGON

          • Pokemon

            GO

            Pickachu

          • Pokemon

            Pickachu use swift..

          • Omy

            Hydreigon used hyper beam

          • Pokemon

            missed!

          • Pokemon

            Pickchu used thunder bolt!

          • Omy

            Pikachu died

          • Omy

            Sending out Pikachu is like taking a fork to a gunfight
            You gonna get raped

          • Pokemon

            lvl 89 m8 -.-

          • Omy

            All mine are 100

            Except the crappy ones, they go in the box

      • Pokemon

        SUCK MY ANAL U HACKER FUCKING NEWB!

    • Uwais

      Sad shits! o.0

      • Pokemon

        -bitch slaps.

      • Omy

        You just jealous we have better Pokemon

  • Sexy

    Can you gamble on this game?

    • Pokemon

      yeah

  • Bilal

    Good.

  • Shame

    If you release it soon or very soon from the time the app is released on app store/android and release it on desktop/internet there is a chance for those that don’t have a smart phone will not be at much of a disadvantage and will want to play, delay it loo long and well …

    • Anonymous

      The game works slightly differently to the others so it wouldn’t be as big a deal. You do make a good point though and we’re discussing it. We may offer a boost for those who have waited for the desktop version.

      • Shame

        yes that’s nice but still i would rather wait for everyone to start at the same time than receive a boost. I don’t want an advantage, but i don’t want to be at a disadvantage.

  • Looks Pretty cool tbh 🙂

  • Alexb747

    is this even on android market yet

  • Yaaaayyyyyyy

  • Albion

    I will probably play it but I just wish they would release a proper mobile version of GP2 🙁

  • Scarbo

    woop

  • Emre

    It should for blackberry bold too, but oh well I got iPhone too lol

  • Boob

    Im a Cop and you will respect my authorotehh!!

    • Pokemon

      stfu

  • Looks sweet, will be using this on my new swanky iPhone 4s. 😀

  • Adam

    Sounding good so far, nice job.

  • Apy

    meh, not going to be the same as the normal game

    • Pokemon

      is a totally different game you tool.

  • SCREAMINTRAINWRECKER

    You do realise the Blackberry 8520 is not a Large-Touch Screen phone?

    • Code Fanatics

      We’ve spent today finishing up Blackberry. We’ve tested the app on phones with a cursor and keyboard and a half-height non-touch screen. As long as you’re running Blackberry OS 6+ you’ll be fine. We’re submitting the blackberry app for review today.

      • SCREAMINTRAINWRECKER

        The BlackBerry Curve 8520 doesn’t support OS 6+. The max the Blackberry Curve 8520 can have is OS 5.0.0.681. Will it be possible to make it compatible with this version as it is a very commonly used OS with Blackberry?

        • Code Fanatics

          I’m afraid not, it’s not compatible and would likely be a slideshow even if it was. OS 6 is over a year old now and a lot of phones could upgrade. That phone is 2 years old and likely cannot upgrade to OS 6 like a few others because of lacking performance. The curve 3G will work as that can run OS 6.

  • Kamaal lol

    Can we hustle on it??

  • Fazzy

    What about iPod’s? is it going to realsed on there aswell?

    • Code Fanatics

      Yes, any iPod touch with iOS4+

  • Qari

    is it out on android and if yes then under what name

  • Looking forward to giving it a go….well done.

  • Z-k-m_786

    wat do i write in da blackberry app world thankx

    • Code Fanatics

      When it’s available it’ll be under the name “Gangster Paradise”

  • Anonymous

    There is a login page on this website, does that mean you have made it so that it works on desktop internet also at the same time your releasing it as a mobile app

  • Ha5anal1

    if we use da same user name as we r usin now in gp1 or gp2 wen we play dis game wil we b da same rank

    • Qari

      no u will have to start again. I think it is run on a different server

    • Code Fanatics

      It’s a new game, so everyone starts from scratch.

  • James

    Can we play this game on the internet when it is released?

  • Bazangi

    is it going to be GP1 and GP2 or just one i wish its both because i like both of them.

    • Code Fanatics

      It’s a new game with different gameplay and ranking to the others.

  • Qari

    Is it available yet

  • Scott

    i have a htc hd mini will the app be available on htc’s marketplace

    • Code Fanatics

      If it has android 2.2 on it, then yes.

  • JAgger

    Lmao!… I Got IPhone 4.

  • Mohammed Waqar

    Any More Updates

  • Logan Walker

    Will it Have Push Notifications ?

    • Code Fanatics

      Yes, you can choose between 6 different ones.

      • Logan Walker

        Nice can we have a peak on what notifications we can have ?

  • Asy

    Yes people, Its asy 😛 nice game going there ant 😉 keep it up and you and matt will be like steve jobs :L btw im banned on gp2 for being a dupe, so if i join this ‘new’ game will i be able to play 🙂

  • MoneyOverB1tches

    is there a version for the bb curve? alot of people have curves it would be useful to make one?