Thursday, August 13, 2015

"Archie: Riverdale Rescue": New Game Upgrades Coming Soon?

I began writing about the "Archie: Riverdale Rescue" iOS gaming app back in October 2013. Since then, the game has expanded to PC users. It's an oddly addictive game where you are tasked with the improvement and beautification of Riverdale USA using a variety of recognizable characters, such as Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica. A big part of the game also involves building emotional bonds between the various characters, leading to romantic couples, BFFs, and overall friends.

One of the things that I loved about "Riverdale Rescue" was the game's periodic game upgrades. They were usually tied into holidays or seasonal changes. The upgrades were great for me as I had completed all of the game's tasks and purchased all of the add-on characters and outfits. Sadly, we haven't seen any new upgrades since Christmas 2014!

Last weekend, I realized that I'd stopped checking the App Store on my iPad for new "Riverdale Rescue" upgrades. That prompted me to send the following tweet to the good folks that make "Riverdale Rescue":

Sadly, they still haven't tweeted back at me (which they sometimes do), but I did notice this over in the App Store last night:

I immediately clicked on the update button and checked out the "Riverdale Rescue" game. There is only one significant change to the game at this moment:

Look down at the bottom right-hand corner. There is now an "Itavio" button. This is what you see if you click on that:

If you click on the "Get App" button, you get sent over to an Itavio app, which is another way of purchasing items from the game. It seems marketed to parents who want to provide their kids with a set monthly dollar amount for their kids to make game purchases.

I make purchases for this game directly through iTunes, so I won't be using this feature. But I can see how it would be useful.

So nothing new, game-wise. Except....

Except that there is a promise of something more coming to the game soon. The latest update description includes the following message: "We're preparing some great new content for you in the next few weeks! The gang's summer is almost over and they're gearing up to head back to school in the fall. Keep your eyes peeled for fun new quests and events coming soon!"

In other words, we get to look forward to a new "Back to School" upgrade in the near future! I can't wait!

Keep your eyes peeled to Jon's Blog and I'll share what I know about the newest game upgrades when they get released!

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