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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #825 on: June 01, 2011, 07:52:20 PM »
would a private alpha for TT be possible?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #826 on: June 01, 2011, 07:57:08 PM »
Is TT going to be a FREE (:D) game, or a pay-for (:'() game?

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #827 on: June 01, 2011, 08:04:56 PM »
I haven't decided yet. It might end up being a bit of both. We'll see.

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« Reply #828 on: June 01, 2011, 08:08:02 PM »
So it could possibly be one of those where it's possible to play through the entire thing for free, but can get special features or something along those lines for pay? If that's it, I could live with that.

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« Reply #829 on: June 01, 2011, 08:11:25 PM »
So it could possibly be one of those where it's possible to play through the entire thing for free, but can get special features or something along those lines for pay? If that's it, I could live with that.

That's one idea I'm toying with.

I'm also thinking about porting it to touchscreen devices so you can sit around and play with friends while on the go. Those versions would be pay-to-download for sure.

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« Reply #830 on: June 01, 2011, 08:50:36 PM »
... Seriously? That'd be awesome. That'd be something I'd definitely be able to buy, if by "touchscreen devices" you mean things along the line of iPod, iPhone, and other types of tablet devices. Good to know. Thanks Craig!

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #831 on: June 02, 2011, 04:20:38 PM »
Sponsorships work on a paid advertising model. I can't imagine a sponsor wanting to pay money for their logo to appear in a non-free game.

Actually, most of the current sport games (that are sold) have some logos in them, and I assume they have paid for it. I've heard of some soccer player (I'm sorry, but I can't remember who, it was about 5 years ago) that couldn't appear in the cover of a soccer game because he was being sponsored by a different firm.

So, it may be possible to have some sponsors on a sold game. In particular if they can be associated to what the game represents... in your case perhaps the psy academy could have a Harvard wing (mmm... perhaps it's too much... mmm... is a Ronald McDonald's wing a better option? Or the new mechanics weapon being a Ford?).
Jokes aside, it's tricky but possible, in my view.
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« Reply #832 on: June 02, 2011, 07:51:24 PM »
i thought indi games were supposed to NOT sell out to corporations via sponsorships...
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« Reply #833 on: June 03, 2011, 06:03:39 PM »
Well, the thing is to have creative freedom. A sponsor gives you money after the game is already done, so (at least in my mind) it's not the same thing as being beholden to a publisher.

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #834 on: June 04, 2011, 01:57:21 PM »
How come you haven't posted any new Blogs, Updated the game, or posted on Twitter in the past few weeks?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #835 on: June 04, 2011, 02:28:25 PM »
Indie Developer Appreciation Month?

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« Reply #836 on: June 04, 2011, 06:26:31 PM »
How come you haven't posted any new Blogs, Updated the game, or posted on Twitter in the past few weeks?

The past month has been a busy time for me--I know that I've been remiss in posting updates. I'll get back into the habit this month.

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« Reply #837 on: June 07, 2011, 08:36:41 PM »
Can I get a copy of the new boss music as an mp3 for my iPod somehow? Or do I need to wait until the soundtrack comes out?

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« Reply #838 on: June 18, 2011, 09:40:33 PM »
What do you mean by, "Working on Separating the TSoG engine from the main game" on twitter? 
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« Reply #839 on: June 18, 2011, 09:50:21 PM »
The combat engine is being separated from the main game. It's a measure designed to give make developing the rest of the game easier for me, but it shouldn't result in much of a noticeable difference from the player's perspective. (I'll explain it in a proper front page post in a day or two.)