So a week back I released a major upgrade of Theseus with new graphics. The hypothesis was that the old “characters” didn’t have enough character, so players couldn’t relate to them in any meaningful way, and that the new more lovable Theseus and the now meaner looking Minotaur would engage the player more.
I never really figured I needed characters, since I classified this game in the same genre as chess or some such. Chess usually doesn’t have real characters (which laugh or cry). Then again Theseus is a bit less known than chess (just a hint). Having good characters shouldn’t at least take away from the game.
After a week I haven’t seen any difference in downloads, but maybe a slight decrease in bounce rate. The people I asked liked the direction of the new graphics and no one has complained thus far.
To see more just check the screenshots on android market