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Old 01-27-2013, 09:10 AM
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Wow.. that menu screenshot looks really nice and full of personality. Are those skeleton arms trying to drop their way up from the depths? Looking forward to more info.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:11 AM
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So will this game be freemium ? Just read it on your official site that it will be free at launch . Finance model is IAP then ?
A bit disappointed for game of this caliber
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:28 PM
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Yes, the game will be free to play. The IAP will certainly not be required. We are working to make the game playable to the end of the campaign without the need for purchasing anything. So the IAP will simply make it easier/faster, but there won't be a "pay wall".

The reason for the F2P (a term I prefer over freemium ) is a simple one - to reach more people. This is our first release, so no one knows who we are...yet . Of course, F2P has also proven to be a more lucrative business model, but right now, we're more concerned with making a great game and getting our name out there.

As for beta testing, we haven't decided this yet. We do have some testers, but we may still do a public beta test for a week or so. We'll of course let people know if that happens.

Thanks for the interest and positive feedback! We are really excited to bring this game to everyone. It's an interesting take on some familiar genres - something that (I believe) has never been done before. And yes, we've put a lot of effort into giving the game personality, so it will be more than just a fun mechanic. And if all goes well, we have plans for future updates!

And if things go really well, we have another (very different) game in very early development that is REALLY exciting. But I won't get ahead of myself. Focus here is on EMO.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:52 PM
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Although with a game like Evil Master Overlord it seems a no brainer to play (even if there is an upfront cost) I regret the F2P model where a developer tells users that it's possble they will receive no profit from the game. Sure, I'm cheap but I do not want to play a game and exploit someone's hard work entirely for without cost.

On one hand I appreciate the generiousity so want to buy IAP just to support the developer but psychologically I would prefer to feel like I bought something "tangible" with that contribution. Also as a gamer and male full of machismo it's hard to cave in to purchasing items that make the game "easier/faster" (part of me wishes IAP actually made the game more challenging).

LCDDreams, how can I play Evil Master Overlord on the default difficulty without getting easier/faster cheats but still contribute to the developer's financial success?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:08 PM
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Although with a game like Evil Master Overlord it seems a no brainer to play (even if there is an upfront cost) I regret the F2P model where a developer tells users that it's possble they will receive no profit from the game. Sure, I'm cheap but I do not want to play a game and exploit someone's hard work entirely for without cost.

On one hand I appreciate the generiousity so want to buy IAP just to support the developer but psychologically I would prefer to feel like I bought something "tangible" with that contribution. Also as a gamer and male full of machismo it's hard to cave in to purchasing items that make the game "easier/faster" (part of me wishes IAP actually made the game more challenging).

LCDDreams, how can I play Evil Master Overlord on the default difficulty without getting easier/faster cheats but still contribute to the developer's financial success?

Pay them directly with PayPal ?


Seriously now, I simply adore Evil Genius for PC, it must be in my top 5 games ever, and this game reminds me a lot of it, can't wait to get more screens/ videos and the release of it , no matter if it is F2P or not.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:48 PM
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There are two currencies - gold coins (premium) and hero pulp (in-game). You can use the coins to buy better armor and weapons, unlock any of your arsenal (walls, traps, etc) before the normal unlock point, or pull a random prize from the Magic Hat (more pulp, arsenal items, weapons, armor). Pulp is used to unlock stuff at the normal unlock points, upgrade minions and the EMO, socket gems into your weapons. You'll also be able to earn coins in a couple different ways (passing certain levels and we're thinking of implementing the standard play-every-day-to-earn-goodies mechanic), and pulp will drop from heroes when you kill them (duh).

Of course, we have a Paypal account, so if you ever want to donate, we would gladly accept!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:07 PM
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I think I have to salute the makers of Chip Chain for coming up with a clever compromise.

They do the standard free game with in-game currency to unlock everything and IAPs helping you skip a lot of grinding. However, they also offer a Premium IAP package. Buy the Premium IAP and not only is everything unlocked, you never have to deal with buying power-ups for each session again.

Clearly this price needs to be something like $2.99 to as high as $9.99 (i.e. much more than purchasing the required coins to buy just a couple of upgrades, but still significantly less than the cost of buying enough IAP cash to buy each item individually). It also requires the game be designed in such a way that even WITH unlimited cash there are firm limits to how many lives a player can purchase in a single game.

It might be FAAR too late to work an idea like this into the current game, but maybe some food for thought on your many following games.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:48 PM
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Hey everyone
We will be entering beta very soon, and we have decided to do a limited open beta! We will be accepting about 10 testers for now.

Anyone who's interested in helping out, please email me at dave@lcddreams.com and include your name, devices you own (include both iOS and Android), and your testing experience.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:00 PM
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Excellent, I applied. Thank you in advance for any consideration. I am sure Evil Master Overlord will rule.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Is there an ETA for game as you are in beta testing now ?
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