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Here be cheaters

This is so not cool.
Just found out the hard way that it’s possible to cheat on Game Center.
We want to clarify that the problem is NOT on our side, it’s a problem for every game that has leaderboards on Game Center. There are a lot of other developers experiencing the same thing.

How is this possible? People with jailbroken devices can access files they normally would not be able to access, and manually send whatever score they want to the leaderboards.

So, it’s pretty sad for us that like to compare our scores. Good thing we implemented Facebook scoring.

So, what can we do about this? Basically, nothing.
Then who should do something about this situation?
Hint:

Kosmo Spin update is live on App Store!

This is pretty nice to wake up to:

Yes! It’s true. The Kosmo Spin update is now live!

Here’s some of the new stuff:

Here’s the goodies:
– 12 brand new Quests!
– 5 fresh out of the oven Game Center achievements!
– You can now post your high score and progress to Facebook!

We also made some small fixes that you’ll hopefully like:
– New icon!
– Choose your page browsing style: Swipe or tap – Arrow buttons added on the Quests menu.
– If you happen to be offline when you get an achievement, it will now be posted the next time you go online on Game Center.
– Swipe on Quest menu is now more responsive.
– Added a hourglass when multi tasking, so there is no confusion to whether the game is loading or not.

… And some stuff is hopefully forever gone:
– Bad spelling and grammar in some of the Quests.
– Evil bugs!

On top of that, the App Store description is now available in a lot of different languages, so everyone can understand what the game is about before buying.

We think this is a nice little package of stuff and we hope you think so too!

ilomilo is out!

So, you’ve seen that blue and red creature riding a train in the background of Kosmo Spin?
Who are they? It’s ilo and milo of course, the stars of Southend’s XBLA game ilomilo!

Why are they in Kosmo Spin?
Before starting Simogo, we worked for Southend on a little game called ilomilo. And because we are the bestest of friends with Southend, we thought it was cool that ilo and milo made a little cameo in Kosmo Spin.

And guess what? Ilomilo is OUT NOW on XBLA!

Head over to the brilliant ilomilo blog to find out more about fantastic world of ilomilo!

2011 – We’re back!


We’re back in the office! Yay!

So what’s up?
– Waiting for the update of Kosmo Spin to get approved (c’moooon Apple!)

The Next Game that we showed you some blurry concept pics of here will actually turn out to be The Game After the Next Game or maybe even the 4th game. So, the retro punk speed thing will just have to wait in the oven a bit more. What are we doing instead? ->

– We’re working on our next game codenamed: Bumpy Ride. It’s an arcade game about road trips, terrestrial morphing and true love. Hoping to show you something in January, but we won’t promise anything.

– We’re also working on a cool little Kosmo Spin related thing. It’s not an update and it’s not a game.

2011 is going to be smashing!

Mobile of the day on the FWA & over 20k sales!

Hello cuties!
Simogo survived christmas, and we’re here to bring you some pretty cool news.

First of all, Kosmo Spin is featured on the FWA as Mobile Of The Day:

Click here!

Or here if you’re surfing on of them mobile thingamajigs.

Simogo is proud and honoured.

FWA stands for Favourite Website Awards, an industry recognised internet award program and inspirational portal, established in May 2000.
FWA is the most visited website award program in the history of the internet, with over 100 million site visits as of August 2010 (and multiple billion hits to our servers).

And here’s another review, this time from App Spy:

Clicky wicky here for the written review.

But here’s the big news:
Kosmo Spin has now been downloaded over 20 000 times (well actually over 22 000 times but 20 000 sounds better and Gordon said that he would punch me on the nose if I wrote 22 000. He has this weird thing with numbers. Don’t ask).
To all of you that bought our game: THANKS THANKS THANKS! You’re the best!

2011 will bring a lot of nice things, both for Kosmo Spin (the first update will probably hit App Store any day now!) and the game in production (which we are hoping to reveal to you soon!).
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Level mini review!


Swedish finest gaming magazine covered Kosmo Spin in their App list with a little minireview:

4/5!

It seems that the internet can never get enough of Kosmo Spin. Here’s some more stuff:

Skillpoint Review

Appdealz.de wrote a little piece And you German speaking people will note that you can win a promocode on Appdealz, by writing in the comment field of the article.

Now if you excuse me, we’ve gotta get back to that prototype we’re working on…

Just another round up & YES, the update has been submitted!

First of all:
Did you notice anything new on the blog?
Look to the right —————->
That’s RSS girl! Click her to subscribe to our RSS feed.

But why I’m really here:
We submitted our Kosmo Spin update yesterday! Woohoo!
Lay your eyes on our new pretty icon:

Here’s the goodies:
– 12 brand new Quests!
– 5 fresh out of the oven Game Center achievements!
– You can now post your high score and progress to Facebook!

We also made some small fixes that you’ll hopefully like:
– New icon!
– Choose your page browsing style: Swipe or tap – Arrow buttons added on the Quests menu.
– If you happen to be offline when you get an achievement, it will now be posted the next time you go online on Game Center.
– Swipe on Quest menu is now more responsive.
– Added a hourglass when multi tasking, so there is no confusion to whether the game is loading or not.

… And some stuff is hopefully forever gone:
– Bad spelling and grammar in some of the Quests.
– Evil bugs!

While I have your attention, check out these reviews and stuff for Kosmo Spin:

Newsday.com Review

iPhonetips.cz Review/ (in Czech)

And I realized i never got around to post this (only in Swedish):
Level 7 Review
Kosmo Spin was also chosen as one of the best iPhone games of the year, by Erik Hansson on the very same site:
Level 7 iPhone games of the year

Tomorrow is our last day before a few days off for christmas. But don’t worry. We’ll post something tomorrow, because we love you. XOXO.

Stuff in German

Es ist wieder Montag und here are some links in German!

Swiss gaming site Gamecity.ch reviewed Kosmo Spin and also published an interview:

Review here!

Click here to read the interview

A video review in German:

And this should excite you very much:
Tonight we will submit our update! Then it’s just up to Apple to approve it. It will probably not be up on the App Store before christmas, but here’s hoping! We’ll keep you posted.

Kosmo Spin in Nöjesguiden


So, we picked up this Swedish free paper called Nöjesguiden (that would be THE PLEASURE GUIDE in English and no it’s not that kind of magazine) with the beautiful September on the cover. This is the kind of paper you read to find out what’s the hottest clubs, resturants, movies and whatnot at the moment.

So what’s THE most hot thing besides September right now?

Why, that would be Kosmo Spin of course!


Gordon reckons that Nöjesguiden works perfectly well as a hat.