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New Game! Stack-a-Sleigh Available Now

Our brand new Christmas-themed game, Stack-a-Sleigh, is available just in time for the holidays!

Stack-a-Sleigh is a tower building game with two enjoyable modes of play. In “Tower of Gifts” mode, players try to stack presents in a tower as high as they can before the tower topples. The second mode, “Sliding Sleighs”, challenges players to fill as many sleighs with gifts as they can before nightfall on Christmas Eve.

Fun for all ages, Stack-a-Sleigh is now available for iOS devices – iPhone, iPod touch, iPad & iPad mini on the iTunes App Store and…

…for a limited time, Stack-a-Sleigh is on SALE! Download the game before December 9 for special launch pricing!


Download Stack-a-Sleigh Today!

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Henry’s Spooky Headlamp Version 2 is Now Available!

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp – Version Two is now available for download in the iTunes App Store and the NOOK Bookstore™ by Barnes & Noble!

This is the first Version Two of one of our apps we have done and it was much needed! As you may recall, Version One of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp was the first app that we released. It was released right before Halloween last year and was definitely due for an update.

Our original title screen for Henry’s Spooky Headlamp, v.1

The updated title screen for Henry’s Spooky Headlamp v.2

We made quite a few improvements to the already engaging game. Some of those include updated artwork, a better user interface and user experience, and a couple of new spooky surprises. The most notable improvement has been a brand new, fully interactive Prize Scene, much like the Prize Scene in Henry’s Summer Headlamp.

New and improved Prize Scene

The new Prize Scene consists of two screens. The first screen you see as soon as you finish the game and this is where you choose your prize for that round. (Note: You can only choose one prize piece at a time, the more you play, the more pieces you can earn toward your creation). The second screen is where you can manipulate your pieces to create an awesome jack-o-lantern art masterpiece! Once your creation is complete, you can save a photo of your masterpiece to your device. Once you have the image saved, you can share it with family and friends just like you would any other picture!

An example of a jack-o-lantern prize creation.

Other important updates include Retina artwork to optimize the game for all iOS devices and iPhone 5 compatibility.

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp v.2 is fully compatible with iPhone 5!

If you are looking for a fun way to get your child excited about Halloween, download the new version of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp for your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ today! Looking for more information about the game? Visit our Henry’s Spooky Headlamp page, which has links to download from both the iTunes App Store and the NOOK Bookstore™ by Barnes & Noble.

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Anniversary Celebration – A New Game and a Sale!

We have some exciting news as we wrap our week-long anniversary celebration! We have a new app in the App Store! Well, technically it is an updated version of an older app. Just in time for our anniversary we are re-releasing Henry’s Spooky Headlamp!

Version Two is chock-full of updates – new artwork, an interactive new prize system, and a few spooky surprises! The new version is also optimized for Retina iPad and the brand new iPhone 5! You can download the game for iOS or learn more about Henry’s Spooky Headlamp. The game is a great deal at only 99¢!

However, the fun doesn’t stop there…

For one day only – Saturday – all of the other games in our Henry suite will be FREE! That’s right, to finish out our anniversary celebration Henry’s Winter Headlamp, Henry’s Smart Headlamp, and Henry’s Summer Headlamp will all be available for free download – TOMORROW! (Note: This sale applies only to the iOS versions of our games and does not include Henry’s Spooky Headlamp). We ask nothing in return except that if you enjoy one of the games, please consider leaving us a review in the App Store.

You can find all of the apps by visiting the following links:

Henry’s Winter Headlamp

 

 

 

 

Henry’s Smart Headlamp

 

 

 

 

Henry’s Summer Headlamp

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for all of your support during our first year! It has been an amazing year and we are very much looking forward to the next year.

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Happy Anniversary to US! – Part Two

*This is a continuation of our post Happy Anniversary to US! – Part One. You can read that post to find out what happened during our first six months. 

During the winter, Shawn and I moved into a new house and office, hired two part-time employees Courtney & Connor, Shawn started a new job outside of Campfire Apps, and we started planning projects for the new year. It was a slow few months compared to the previous three in terms of app development, but it was nice to take time to settle in to new routines and a new space.

In the Spring we started work on Caddy2Go, our mini golf scorekeeping app, which is very near and dear to us. We released our first “app” (not game) in May, just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the start of vacation season.

We wrapped up our cycle with our app club, and quickly realized that this was something that other schools were interested in. We had interest for our Patapsco APPlied Club trickling in from about February until the end of the school year. Shawn and I thought this might be a good time to pursue our passion for education and working with teens a little more seriously. So we started the APPlied Club brand / company! We didn’t have a great idea of where this would lead us, but we knew that word was spreading about the work we were doing and that it was probably in our best interest to keep up! Over the summer we taught 2 workshops to groups of teachers about how to run an APPlied Club at their own schools. We are happy to share that, right now, we have 8 other schools participating in APPlied Club this year! We started meeting with our group at Patapsco last week and we are really stoked about the possibilities we are opening ourselves to.

Knowing that we might have some other clubs under our wings this year, we spent most of the summer working on curriculum and content for APPlied Club. We also spent time working on Henry’s Summer Headlamp, the 4th game in the Henry Suite, for iOS and NOOK. We also worked on a version of Henry’s Smart Headlamp for NOOK.

That brings us close to today…whew! We have spent the last few weeks working on an update to our very first app, Henry’s Spooky Headlamp. We submitted for approval to Apple and NOOK last week and hope to share the updates with you very soon. It was nice to go back and work on that app again, it feels like we have come full circle. Man, have we had a busy year!

If you had told me a year ago that we would have released 5 games / apps under Campfire Apps, 2 more with APPlied Club, and be running two companies – I would have laughed at you! Our jobs are so enjoyable, we wear many different hats and play many different roles with each of our companies, but the rewards are so plentiful. There’s not a day that goes by that we aren’t thankful that we get to live this lifestyle and enjoy working for ourselves. Sure, we are crazy busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

It has been a wonderful year, thank you for joining us and supporting us in this adventure! To celebrate, we have a special announcement on Friday, stay tuned! In the coming weeks watch for a new version of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp (once again, just in time for the Halloween season) and our goals for this coming year.

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360iDev with the Campfire Apps team!

 

Our 360iDev Pals – Ray & Vicki Wenderlich and Brandon Trebitowski

On Sepetember 8th, the Campfire Apps team jumped on a plane and headed to Denver! We were there from the 8th through the 13th for the 360iDev conference. This conference is a place where iOS developers from all over the United States (& World) can come together for one week to learn new things, meet new people, and have a great time. We did a lot throughout the week, we even took a trip to the top of  the mountain, Pikes Peak, which is over 14,000 feet high.

 

Steph, Shawn, & Courtney – The Campfire Apps Team – at the top of Pike’s Peak

On Tuesday night, we participated in the 360iDev Game Jam. This was an awesome event hosted by some of the attendees of the conference. During the day on Tuesday we received a theme for the Game Jam – “Growth” – and after dinner settled in for an evening of programming, design, and all around fun. The Game Jam started around 7:00 pm and participants had until 9:00 am Wednesday to create at least a prototype of a game to share with the group Wednesday afternoon.

 

Our Game Jam table: Brandon, Shawn, & Courtney

Our game was (tentatively) called “Present Drop” and the goal of the game is to ‘grow’ a tower of gifts as tall as possible without knocking it over or losing too many gifts along the way. As you might have guessed, our game is also holiday-themed, which was a lot of fun. Here is a peek at what the title screen looks like for our game:

This was our first time participating in the Game Jam, and we will definitely be participating again next year! We had so much fun working quickly to get our game ready. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in such a short period of time when you just sit down and focus on it.

360iDev is an awesome opportunity for iOS developers to get together, talk shop and experience this amazing community. We have really been impressed the last two years that we have attended and have made a lot of new friends through this conference. We left the conference with so much inspiration, and so many new ideas! The Campfire Apps team has been brainstorming, so be on the look out for new goodies soon!

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Our Summer Apps

Summer is almost over, but there are still a few weeks of vacation left! For anyone who still has trips planned, don’t forget to take along our summertime apps! This summer we released two apps that are just perfect for this warm and sunny season, and the vacations you have planned.

Caddy2Go is our miniature golf scoring app, perfect for keeping score during your family’s mini golf adventures and adding to the fun you are already having. Available for iPhone and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is our summer-themed hidden objects game for preschoolers and kindergartners. Take this app along to keep the young children in your family entertained during long car trips, flights, or while waiting for dinner to be served. Available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad in the iTunes App Store. Also available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble.

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Celebrate Summer Launch Party Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Celebrate Summer Launch Party over the weekend! It was a great success and helped us to spread the word about our brand new game: Henry’s Summer Headlamp!

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is now available for your Apple Devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, & iPad) through the iTunes App Store and for the NOOK family of devices from Barnes & Noble through their App Store.

Don’t hesitate to download Henry’s Summer Headlamp today and get started on this fun beach-themed adventure with your family!

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Summer Henry Launch Party!

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is ready for release, just in time for the end of summer!

This is the fourth app in our Henry series, and we’re very excited to finally be able to share it with you!

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is the perfect app for your kids during the summer months, it features all summer themed artwork and prizes. Your kids are sure to enjoy this app to help pass the time during long road trips, plane rides, and those rainy summer days.

To celebrate the release of our fourth Henry app, we’re hosting a Virtual Launch Party! The event will take place on our Facebook page this Saturday, August 4th. All you have to do to participate is become a fan of our Facebook page (just visit our page and click the LIKE button!) and then visit the page throughout the day on Saturday for all of the fun! We will be sharing some very exciting news, lots of great artwork from the game, videos, contests, and giveaways. This is an event that you won’t want to miss! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our other Henry’s Headlamp apps that are already available in the app store.

And don’t worry, if you’re more of a Twitter person. We will also be sharing all of the fun on our Twitter. Again, if you’re not already following us on Twitter, you might want to do that before Saturday so that you won’t miss a minute of the fun!

We hope that you’ll be able to join us!

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Caddy2Go!

Our latest app, Caddy2Go, a mini golf scorekeeping app, is still available for free download in the iTunes App Store! We strongly encourage you to download it, use it, and give us feedback!

This is a great app for families and friends, especially during the summer months and we hope that you have as much fun using this app as we have. We’ve had multiple trips to play putt putt and test out our app ourselves, and we have had a great time doing so.

We hope that you will enjoy using this app as much as we have!

 

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Caddy2Go is Now Available!

Our latest app, Caddy2Go, a mini golf scorekeeping app, is now available for download in the iTunes App Store!

You can download it for FREE! But only for a limited time. Get it now, you won’t want to miss out on this great app for your summer vacations with family and friends.

You can read more about the app and see screenshots on our Caddy2Go page or you can hop over to our Facebook page for a little celebration we are having today.

Look for this icon in the App Store today to get started on mini golf fun for this summer!

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