Text Games: Maximize Your Credit Report
by Tony Celentano
Iron Realms recently stepped into the text game App arena, brandishing their powerful Android client. While initial kinks are being hammered out, the client is already receiving high-star user reviews. Features include a text game map window, trigger and alias support, and more features are being added over the upcoming weeks. It's only a matter of time before we see a full scale combat system for your favourite text game.
Though some may argue that text game combat is impossible, logging on inebriated has been a favourite past-time for many text game enthusiasts. Whipping out your phone at the bar and trying to drunkenly complete an assassination contract isn't exactly an unrealistic scenario. If you'd like to see the app in action, Vathael of Lusternia provided us with some screenshots.
With Iron Realms text games becoming multi-platform, now is a better time than ever to invite your friends and earn credits! Iron Realms runs many promotions that can earn you credits for inviting folks to try text games, and I'm going to show you how to maximize your credit income. Inviting Facebook friends to play Iron Realms can earn you up to 10 credits per day.
What if you don't have that many friends, or don't want a ton of strangers on your personal Facebook?
One method involves creating a Facebook account for your text game character. Once you have your text game alter-ego's Facebook set up, make your profile picture something Farmville related. What this does is tell people who play Farmville (the most popular Facebook game) that you will accept their friend requests. You can then turn around and invite them to play Iron Realms text games for 1 credit per person you invite! Every morning I wake up with anywhere from 7 - 15 brand new friend requests who I invite to play text games!
Another seemingly forgotten promotion is the reflink. If you type 'REFLINK' in-game, you'll be given your own unique link that you can send to friends. If they follow this link and play any Iron Realms game for 5 hours or more, you gain up to 10 credits per week! You also get 10% of any credit purchases they make, forever! If you frequent forum boards, consider using your reflink as a signature. Make business cards and staple them to bulletin boards! Whatever you do, just don't graffitti the freeway. Take a pic of the most creative places you leave your reflink, and I'll make a Top 5 article.
If you have a knack for writing and are passionate about text games, consider becoming an article contributor! You can earn credits for your articles that go live. If you can write conversational, interesting pieces, send a sample article here. Articles should be conversational, interesting and relevant to our favourite text games, of course!
The Digg promotion is ending soon, but that doesn't mean text game articles are done! Reddit could be the next target as Iron Realms becomes closer to being the #1 resource for everything text game related, so get a Reddit account ready and keep commenting! You expressed desire for more producer interviews, who should be next? Leave a question for your favourite producer in the comments, and I'll see if I can badger them till they agree!
In the meantime, keep playing the awesome text games offered by IronRealms.com!