Since A Very Important Date will be released episodically by suitor we’re releasing each suitor as separate DLC on Steam. Steam makes providing free downloads for backers pretty easy by giving developers access to Steam Keys that they can give out. That’s great for Steam, but that’s not something we can promise would be doable for our mobile releases.
The equivalent of DLC on mobiles would be in-app purchases. Well, Apple doesn’t allow for Promo codes for in-app purchases, so we wouldn’t be able to give out free codes that way. Android only allows a certain amount of Promo codes per quarter and by not knowing how many backers we’ll have, we didn’t want to promise something that could potentially make some backers have to wait an entire quarter just to play the final release. That just didn’t seem fair.
We’re going to try to implement our own coding system into our game with an account system. But since we don’t know if this will work, we don’t want to promise anything. If we’re able to get this to work for our backers, we’ll let backers pick between Steam, iOS, and Google Play for their rewards. If we are unable implement this system, this is what the Mobile 2-Day sale is for.