Can’t beat that game? Stuck on a particular level? Game On allows you to unlock levels of supported games by downloading data shared by other users through the Game On network. Game On is a unique application where you can download game data uploaded by other users so you can take advantage of their game progress You can also upload your progress to share with other users across the Game On network.
Developer Contact: avi [at] mibapps.com
Price: $1 (introductory beta price)
- Browser through hundreds of game data files.
- Share from scores of games.
- Shared data with other users within the Game On network.
- Download game progress data that other users have uploaded to the Game On network.
- Store downloaded games for future restoration.
- New games and game data added regularly.
I work extremely hard to make sure that everyone who uses this app is completely satisfied. Anyone who has emailed me can attest to this fact. I ask that if you have any issues, comments or suggestions that you email me rather than comment in the Market or rate the app negatively. It is unfair to developers to use the Market as a help forum or to proclaim dissatisfaction. We work hard and wish to help but it is generally not possible when we cannot respond to inquiries. If you email me, I will work with you until your issue is solved, and if necessary, even refund your money. To date, every issue I’ve been emailed has been solved to the satisfaction of the user. This cannot be done if I am not made aware of the problem in the proper manner.
- A Game With Balls
- A Moon for the Sky
- Abduction! 2
- Abduction! World Attack
- Age of Zombies
- Air Attack HD
- Airport Mania
- Airport Mania 2
- Angry Birds
- Angry Birds Rio
- Blast Monkeys
- Bouncy Mouse
- Burn the City Free
- Chalk Ball
- Cows Don’t Fly
- Cut the Rope Free
- Cut the Rope Paid
- Doodle Bowling
- Early Bird
- Fire Ball
- Fix It
- Greedy Spiders Free
- Greedy Spiders Paid
- Jet Car Stunts
- Konas Crate
- Mega Jump
- Meteor Blitz
- MiniSqadron Special
- Muffin Knight
- My Paper Plane 2
- Need for Speed Shift
- Orbital Defender Full
- Paper Jet
- PewPew 2
- Plants Vs Zombies
- Plants Vs Zombies NLD
- Radiant HD
- Raging Thunder 2
- Reckless Getaway
- Reckless Racing
- Riptide GP
- Roll in the Hole
- Saving Private Sheep
- Seal Force
- Sinister Planet
- Slice It
- They Need To Be Fed
- Train Conductor 2
- Trial Xtreme
- Turbo Fly
- Where’s My Water?
- Where’s My Water? Free
- X Construct
Game On is a unique app and the first of its kind. Game On is a new type of social gaming app that allows users to share their game progress with other users. In addition to sharing game progress, users can also download the progress of other users.
Game On is simple to use. After you open the app, select from one of the four menu options on the dashboard which are described in detail below.
There are a few menu options as well. To reload the supported games list from the Game On server, select Menu > Reload Supported Apps from either the Dashboard or the Supported Games screen. The supported games list is reloaded every 24 hours so it is not necessary to manually reload the list. You can also view the help file, changelog or the about screen from the menu or check out my other applications.
View My Games
The View My Games screen will list all the games that you have installed on your device that are also supported by Game On. Clicking on a game will allow you to share your progress from that game with other users of the Game On app.
You will see three fields:
- File Upload Manifest: These are the files that will be sent to our servers. They contain your game’s progress.
- Game Progress Description: This is where you enter a short description of the progress you have made within the game you are uploading so that other users know what they are downloading
- Your Name: This is just a way to identify the uploader. For now, this is not unique. User accounts will be available in a future update.
Once you have entered the necessary information, click “Upload,” agree to the Terms of Service and the data will be uploaded and stored on our servers. Your data will not be seen instantly as all data must be approved by an administrator before it goes live in the Game On app. This is to avoid multiple versions of the same data and to minimize spam.
Browse Game Data
Browse Game Data allows you to browse the game data available for download. You can slide through the app icons, filter by the name of the game using the drop down menu or search by clicking on the search icon and entering the name of a game. As you browse through the games you can see the progress for that particular data set. When you are satisfied with the data in which you are interested, click the “Download” button at the bottom. This will download the data and take you to the Install screen. If you choose, you do not have to install the data at this time. It’ll be available to you in the Downloaded Data screen so you can install when you wish. If you choose to install the data right away, click “Install Game Data” at the bottom. For the data to be successfully restored you will have had to open the game at least once. If not, the data may not restore properly.
Supported Games will show a list of games that are supported by Game On. You’ll also see whether or not the game is installed on your device and if it requires root to user (most apps do). If an app installed, clicking the name will give you the option to either download or upload game data. If the game is not installed you will have the option of downloading it from the Market. If you do not see a game you play on the supported games list, please feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com to request it. Keep in mind that not all games can have their data shared and that there are scores of games being prepared to be added to the Game On service.
Downloaded data is a list of all game data that you have downloaded in the past. From here, you can install the game data by clicking on the game data of choice or you can long-press an item to delete it.
What are the Requirements for Game On?
Game On requires Android 2.x or greater and root access with Busybox installed for nearly all functions to work. If you are not sure what root access is then it is unlikely that your phone has this level of access. While I cannot help you root your device, there are plenty of forums that have people who are happy to assist. A good start are the forums at XDA-Developers.com.
I uploaded some game data and it isn’t available for download.
Every upload has to be approved before it will be available for download in the Game On app. This is to prevent spamming and to make sure that there aren’t too many versions of the same game data available. Nobody wants to sift through dozens of fully unlocked Angry Birds game data. One or two should be enough.
I’d like to request a game be added.
Sure. If you do not see a game you play on the supported games list, please feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request it. Keep in mind that not all games can have their data shared and that there are scores of games being prepared to be added to the Game On service. It takes a lot of time to add just a single game (purchasing/downloading the game, grabbing the icon, package name, data details, testings, etc.) so please be patient. If a game can be added it should eventually be added depending on demand, game popularity and how many games need to be added before it.
I installed game data and it didn’t work.
Please make sure that you open the game at least once prior to installing game data. If it still does not work, send me
an email and I’ll take it from there.
What data is being sent to the server with my game data?
Some games store personal information such as user names for OpenFeint or Scoreloop. Other games store your highscores and whatever name you entered along with that highscore or store your name if a they require you to create a profile to play the game. When possible, highscores and profiles are not included but may sometimes be. This is usually not personal data and is most likely a non-personally identifiable user name that you chose for a highscore or profile. OpenFeint and Scoreloop data is usually excluded but it is possible to slip by. When possible, nothing like this is included and will be removed if reported. If you would like to report something like this, please email me at email@example.com.
What permissions does Game On request and why?
Apps often need to access certain parts of your device to function properly and Game On is no different. Below are the permission that Game On requests and what they are used for. Rest assured that they are used only for the stated purpose.
Root Access – While not an actual permission requested by Android, Game On requests root so it can access the data from your games so that it can share it with other users and so that you can benefit from other users’ game progress as well. Without root access one would need explicit permission from each game in order for Game On to function. A non-root version of Game On is currently being developed and a release is expected by the end of 2011. Please stay tuned.
Storage: Modify/delete SD card contents – Data has to be written to the SD card before it’s sent to the server and has to be downloaded from the server to the SD card before it can be restored.
Network communications: Full Internet access – Gotta get the game data from somewhere. I assure you that the only reason the Internet is accessed to to upload and download game data.
Network communications: View network state – Game On needs to know whether or not you are connected to the Internet. Game On requires an active Internet connection to work.
I found a bug.
Bugs are a fact of life and a fact of application development. While this app is currently in beta, even apps that are out of beta will contain bugs. I aim to fix bugs as soon as they are reported to me but I cannot fix a bug without knowing about it. So please send me as much information as you can regarding the bug which may also include a logcat—a detailed account—of the issue. A logcat can be obtained in several ways but the simplest method would be to download the free aLogCat from the Android Market. Please send all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I emailed you and you did not get back to me.
Really? That’s odd. I must have missed your email in my extremely messy inbox. Email me again but be nice. I don’t ignore email on purpose.
You promised you would add a feature/game and you never did.
Firstly, I make it a policy to never promise to add features. Secondly, I’m not a big corporation. I’m one person who writes apps in my “spare” time and coding takes a lot of time. I get scores of feature requests and it is simply not possible to add them all, at least not quickly. So be patient. Perhaps I am working on it now. Or perhaps it’s on my list. Heck, I may never get to it. Some features may not justify the time needed to implement them. I do my very best to accommodate everyone and all requests but this is sometimes just not possible.
I have read the help file and the FAQs and I still have a question.
No problem. I am more than happy to help. Email me at email@example.com or visit via the web at http://www.mibapps.com/index.php/game-on/. But remember, I receive thousands of emails regarding my applications so it may take me a little bit to return your email. Sit tight. I get back to everyone as fast as I can so please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Market beta release.
- Public beta release.
- Initial private beta release.