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Mayhem Intergalactic => General Mayhem => Topic started by: Kumlekar on August 13, 2010, 09:56:11 pm

Title: Price
Post by: Kumlekar on August 13, 2010, 09:56:11 pm
Just want to start out by saying I love this game, and really want to encourage my friends to get it, but the $20 price tag is pretty steep for a game that basically has one mode of play.  The most common response I get when recommending this game is "looks fun, but I'm not paying $20 for it", and quite frankly comparing it to other games on steam for the same price, it just doesn't stand up.  Doom 3 is $20, Garrys Mod is $10, Morrowind GOTY is $20.  Hell even TF2 is the same price.  I want to say that Mayhem holds up against these, but I can't.  I don't know much about your finances Chris, but I think you might want to consider dropping the price to make this game available to a wider audience. 

Title: Re: Price
Post by: Chris on August 14, 2010, 06:45:00 am
Hey Kumlekar! Nice to see the forum get some love. ;D

My pricing policy has always been to hold out at the higher price, in the belief that halving it (for example) wouldn't double the sales. But you raise a good point. Of course, if people specifically want TF2 or Morrowind or whatever then they're not going to buy Mayhem Intergalactic, no matter how cheap it is - games aren't massively interchangeable, unlike most other software categories. :) Still, it may be time to reduce Mayhem's price, at this point in its life cycle. I'll think about it.

In the meantime, if you can convince two friends to band together, there is a discount for multiple copies! ;)

(BTW, the sales of the game are something like one copy per month at this point. :)  So it's just about paying for the web hosting.)

Title: Re: Price
Post by: Kumlekar on August 25, 2010, 08:39:33 pm
I check in here about once a month or so, so you not completely gone.  ;) 

As for buying multiple copies, I don't see that option on steam, though I usually push my friends to buy from your site for obvious reasons. 

What are you up to now? I'm working on a platformer for (hopefully) release on steam, but its got a long way to go until completion.

Title: Re: Price
Post by: Chris on August 26, 2010, 10:02:03 am
Yeah, Steam doesn't have the multi-copy discount. Bug Valve. ;)

I'm currently working at a larger game development studio, hence the admittedly-glacial pace of Inventive activity. Good luck with your platformer!

Title: Re: Price
Post by: Kumlekar on October 08, 2010, 04:08:48 pm
Oh cool! what studio?