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Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming - Free2Play Platformer Action! [Everplay]

01-27-2012, 12:32 AM
#1
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Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming - Free2Play Platformer Action! [Everplay]

Hey guys!

I wanted to show you Everplays first title, called Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming. Many of you may have heard of Terra Noctis in the forums, but we worked with the original developers to turn their paid platformer into an epic free2play hardcore game.

I know many of you will be instantly disgusted at the thought of Free To Play, but we took special care to ensure that it is a complete and full game WITHOUT having to pay for IAP.

There are entirely optional items for sale, such as HATS! Yes, you heard...HATS. The pinnacle of excellence in ANY game! You can play and beat the game for free without dropping a dime, but if you want to do it in style, you may have to play a few extra coins! ;-)

RELEASE DATE: February 2nd! (One week from this posting!)
PRICE: FREE + MORE FREE + A little for added awesomeness


Please check out the trailer (and be sure to look for the hats!) below!


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Last edited by Everplay; 01-30-2012 at 11:19 PM.
01-27-2012, 01:05 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 527
Uh huh.

A lot of the levels in that trailer I recognize from the original Terra Nocris...with the addition of hats. Also, with there be any sort of ending/story in this one? xD

01-27-2012, 01:51 AM
#3
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Eh...can you guys fix the original first though? There's a few problems we've found that make the game difficult to 100%.

And also, if the F2P is getting hats, does that mean the paid version will get them as well? Except we won't have to pay additional money, right?
01-27-2012, 06:57 AM
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So is this the whole original game made into F2P due to the hats???

Or is it only some of the levels, or new levels only for F2P.

I can Imagine some uproar if the game goes free now when so many people paid for not (even though its completely worth it)

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01-27-2012, 07:36 AM
#5
hmhm, this sounds like a really odd move, not hatin'. It is just really interesting.
But if it proves successfull, then all the power to you, Terra Noctis is a fantastic game and if making it free to play helps it gain more players all the better.
01-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lumothesinner View Post
I can Imagine some uproar if the game goes free now when so many people paid for not (even though its completely worth it)
Dont get why people cause uproar about that, i dont mind if the game goes free, i've paid for it so i'm glad the developer got money from me, bit of an odd idea this but be interesting to see if it works. If more people bought the game originally they probably wouldnt have done this
01-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Dont get why people cause uproar about that, i dont mind if the game goes free, i've paid for it so i'm glad the developer got money from me, bit of an odd idea this but be interesting to see if it works. If more people bought the game originally they probably wouldnt have done this
Argeed - As I said game was completely worth it.

But there will be some people...

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01-27-2012, 09:04 AM
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Yeah I bought the game too and it's great though with this move I probably won't buy their next game right away in case they do this again and make it free. Do hope they update the paid version to smooth some bugs out
01-27-2012, 10:14 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 14
I'm confused...

So how exactly did this arrangement come about?
Why is there a different developer in the mix?
Did Everplay license the code from Fire Fruit Forge (or publisher BulkyPix)?
If a F2P model was planned, why didn't FFF or BP just do it themselves?
And why did this happen so soon?

I ask these questions because if this is successful this business model will be copied and we might see games with developers who sacrifice gameplay and bug fixes to cram in their IAPs (I am only speculating here. I am not saying Everyplay is doing this with TR:FD)

Like everyone else, I'm curious as to if this the full story/game, or if it is just some of the levels.

This development, along with Gameloft's and Gamevil's direction with their apps, looks like we might see the death of the lite demo in favor of the freemium.
01-27-2012, 12:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lumothesinner View Post
So is this the whole original game made into F2P due to the hats???

Or is it only some of the levels, or new levels only for F2P.

I can Imagine some uproar if the game goes free now when so many people paid for not (even though its completely worth it)
No, the original Terra Noctis isn't going free.

It is a modified version of the original and releasing as a new title.

To be honest, if you followed the original thread, you'd notice that the game took over 15 months to make and didn't even earn enough to cover the costs of the computers. So this is a new business model on a hardcore game in order to inspire more players to download and for the brand to spread.