… I think I’ve made up my mind about downloadable version of Pandora.
I listened to your opinions and thank you for that. I also took into account my pledgers opinions at Patreon. And I’ve got to be fair. Double fair.
First, Pandora will be released for some pledgers as a reward. I know most of them do support without having rewards in consideration but still, it is nice to receive something in return for your financial contribution. Most didn’t care about Pandora being released freely, but some did. And with good reason in my opinion. Being supportive on Patreon is a sacrifice every pledger makes to help me making games and art. I must show them my apreciation acordingly.
Secondly, I believe that every person’s work and time should be apreciated. If I was rich, a mere verbal apreciation would suffice. But I am not. And if I want to spend time making the games you like I have to make it produce some income. Should I sell Pandora then? Well, I’d feel cheap if I did that. And at what price? Any value below 10$? Not fair for pledgers who sacrifice more than that. Above 10$? Honestly I don’t think it’s worth that much.
I already give it freely in the online version, so I don’t think I’m refraining my art from anyone.
So, I will only release it for pledgers, and think about what to do with it whenever I finished the next game.
I hope you understand.
Yup. The game is on. You can play it here on this site for free.
I’ll probably also put the game on PlayForce One if Leonizer allows me to migrate some of the traffic.
I know you guys would like to have a downloadable version of the game. Well, you won’t like to hear this but… I’m all pro in providing free games to play. That’s why it is free to play online. But I need to make a revenue of the time invested in making the games. And while donations and pledges are a generous source of revenue (thanks to all donators and pledgers) it isn’t a secure one. Also, providing free download might (and will, inevitably) result in misuse of the game by dishonest people, who will use the game for their own gratification, without consulting me. I know that selling the game will have the same result but it’s that or not providing the game at all. At least I’ll have some compensation. I hope you do understand.
I’d like to have your opinion on that matter.
So, it seems Pandora will be out sooner.
Right now, I’ve finished rendering all the pics and files for the game. I decided to split my initial idea in two pars instead of a bigger game. This first part is not small. About 645 pics. But the purpose is to let you know my game earlier, so you get to know me too.
Also, that will allow me to hear your feedback and plan acordingly for part II.
Right now, I’m starting the testing. I hope that Pandora will come out here by next week.