by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions
Yeah, those sorts of scenarios won't work for us or our licensor.
As a FYI another Kickstarter I backed also had a app they got around the payment/ free for backers by not having it listed in the store for a set amount of time while the price was set to zero and providing backers with a link to download the app.
The Ra deck is the only question mark as far as digital stuff goes. It's not a question I'll get answered within the scope of the campaign.
Will the Ra deck be avaliable in the digital app as well? Being another IP and all that...
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There are those of us who actually do use Windows Phones... I know, I know. It would be nice if there was a WP adaptation as well since there are so few apps available on our platform in general.
Is there a good place to sign up for news of the app?
We'll definitely be considering all kinds of platforms for the app as we're developing it, so Windows Universal is indeed a possibility - though at this point we can't make any guarantees of course.
I'm definitely looking forward to getting this game on Steam, once it's greenlit. :)
I'd love to buy it again, though, as a Windows Universal app. Any idea if that's a possibility?
Well done, Team Dresden.
@Scott Everts : While we can't say we're *definitely* supporting Steam since we'll have to send the app through Greenlight like everything else, that's definitely somewhere we want to have it. I'm sure we'll be putting out a call for support when we get to that point. :)
As for pricing models, the plan right now is that you would buy the base app, and then any expansions are provided as DLC purchases. I don't see any reason we'd have a microtransaction currency.
@Melanie Patstone : a couple of our test devices here are Kindle Fire devices, so there's a very good chance we'll be including the Amazon App Store as well.
Nobody's getting the app itself for free, just the expansion/variant content if we hit $450k, as said explicitly in the post here. And if people were paying us for the app itself by increasing their pledges, we'd have no power to give the app to them for free. So that money's better saved up for buying the app on your platform of choice, when the time comes. :)
The squeeee is stong in this one.
Glad to hear you are supporting Steam. I get so tired of companies not supporting that platform for their digital board game software. But you can give Steam codes unlike Apple that locks them away. Hopefully this won't be a "fee to play" game and just release the base game and deck DLC's. None of that gold crap please!
Would the other platforms include the Amazon app store? Or if not a pc emulation so that I could play it?
Looking forward to hearing when and where to buy the app from! I do request that you DON'T allow people to increase their pledges for it here on KS... That could make things messy down the line...
Keep up the good work!
I agree... I would love to be able to add the price into my kickstarter amount to help kickstart the app.
I wanna get apped!
Looking forward to the app. It would be nice if the price points were already decided, and we could "add-on" the purchase of the app for all platforms as part of this kickstarter.
That's exciting. If Evil Hat decides the app thing is working out well, a future Zeppelin Attack app would be amazing. I'd be down to fund it on Kickstarter, and think that additional art from the original artist to reduce the repeats and re-colors would make damned fine stretch goals...
Ah, AmberMUSH. Such creative minds played there. Shame I wasn't one of them (being creative, that is). Cool beans on the app!
This is amazing news. I am really excited for the app as well.
Does the "everyone on this Kickstarter" bit mean even people who just back $1, or everyone backing at the $10 Paranet Previewer and above?
AmberMUSH - In the words of old Ben, "There's a name I haven't heard in many years."
This add-on sounds awesome! I will be looking forward to seeing that app!
Will the app be single player? If so will you control ever character or will they be AI?
We're still working on the pricing. It seems likely it'll be different across platforms, though, just due to the nature of those markets - for example a $5 PC game is generally considered "bargain bin", while a $5 mobile app is seen as expensive.
Our goal is to support all the play modes you mention. Solo mode and hot-seat/pass-and-play will be our first priority while we figure out how communication and matchmaking should work in online play.
For network play, we see no reason to prevent cross-platform play right now, aside from losing out on some of the platform-specific matchmaking capabilities.
Much of the answers to those questions will depend on what Hidden Achievement discovers over the process of making the game work in app form. :)
Great news! While I do love the physical 'at the table' experience, I've found there are times when a good game to app port scratches an itch.
A couple of questions;
Any idea of price, and will it vary across platforms?
Solo play only or pass and play/network play options?
If so, will you be able to network play across platforms?
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