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Old 06-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Monospace Monospace is offline
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Just so everyone knows, there is a literal paywall between level 42 and 43. You have to buy Endless Mode for $.99 to continue past that point.

Dev, if you're here, let me tell you why I deleted the app once I got to that point.

The description says the game is completely free to play:

"Flip tiles and match colors to move your way through more than 125 challenging levels in this beautiful, minimalist puzzle game.
Folt is completely free to play, but some in-game items require payment."

There was no indication before that point that I would need to pay to unlock the rest of the game. It wasn't even at the end of a color set. It was just a random spot in between two levels. I thought maybe it was like an in game ad at first, but it is literally a pay wall.

I have no issue with spending $1 to unlock a quality game. I think this is a quality game. What I have an issue with is the way it was done. Your description says that the in-game items require payment, not additional levels. The Endless Mode unlock screen says nothing about unlocking additional levels. Nothing anywhere says there will be a point where you have to get Endless Mode to unlock additional levels. It took me a while to find a review posted where someone else got the same point I just had.

The worst thing was that I was already on the fence about buying Endless Mode. I was leaning towards it. But the way the paywall worked sort of grossed me out. At least with Dots 2 and Bubble Witch Saga 2 (which I am am also playing right now), I know everything up front.

I'm not saying the game is bad. I'm not saying you shouldn't have a pay wall in the middle of your levels. I'm saying you need to make that explicitly clear in the description or in the game.

Thanks for the feedback. This was something I realized too after releasing the game, you are not the first person to bring this up.
I thought a on time payment of 0.99$ in exchange for a new game mode would be ok. Seems like I was wrong.

The next update will allow players to play endless mode for free once a day. This will make it possible to pass the level you are referring to without paying.

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Jerutix Jerutix is offline
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Thanks for the feedback. This was something I realized too after releasing the game, you are not the first person to bring this up.
I thought a on time payment of 0.99$ in exchange for a new game mode would be ok. Seems like I was wrong.

The next update will allow players to play endless mode for free once a day. This will make it possible to pass the level you are referring to without paying.

Thanks!
That seems like a good solution. I really have no problem with paying for Endless Mode. I just really disliked the way the level progression block was implemented. If I was you, I would give one free play of Endless Mode at that specific spot, with no match requirement to proceed.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:45 PM
3chickenegss 3chickenegss is offline
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I really like this game, is a new match 3 mode! is good to see how this system has had many evolutions, congratulations
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:02 PM
Jerutix Jerutix is offline
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Dev, if you're still checking this space, I want to apologize for before. I usually try to offer constructive criticism, and I think I came off too sharply. While I am not a developer, I think I sort of understand the challenge and frustration of deciding cost in a landscape of free games using obtrusive ads.

All that being said, I was looking in my heavily curated list of Purchased apps (I hide things like a madman), and I saw Folt yesterday. I decided I missed it and didn't care about the paywall anymore. I was pleasantly surprised to see the updates you've made, and I am enjoying it as much if not more than my first time through. I haven't yet, but I will be fully unlocking Endless Mode. Thanks for making a great game!
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