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Unstoppable Gorg by Futuremark ($4.99 -> $1.99)

01-28-2012, 05:18 PM
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Unstoppable Gorg by Futuremark ($4.99 -> $1.99)

01-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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You know this really says something about Developer pricing. On Steam it costs $9.99 to download and on iOS where everyone is racing to the bottom it now costs $1.99. Truly sad.
01-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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I agree with the comments about pricing. It always seems like a race to the bottom which ultimately impacts buyer expectations.

In any case, Gorg is really a great tower defense game, and the movie clips alone make the whole thing worthwhile.
01-28-2012, 06:30 PM
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At the same time, what you have to know is what percentage steam takes of their games. Is it more or less than 30%? How much effort is it to handle the games on steam versus iOS?

And does no one realize that Steam puts $60 games down to a fraction of a fraction of a price when they're on the super steam sales.

I'm not going to argue that the app store market doesn't do much to drive prices down, but it also has the chance to get a truckload of people interested in and looking at sometimes a very obscure games. Look at Sword and Sworcery.. A minimally priced game that did stupidly great on ios.

So iOS isn't ideal all the time. But I think it has a ton of potential.
01-28-2012, 06:37 PM
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And just one last thing, ANOTHER TD game? I know that it's not a genre I like, in the least, outside of Plants versus Zombies... But it seems 95% of games on the app store are either runner, physics puzzlers or TD, with a heavier emphasis on TD.
02-02-2012, 06:22 AM
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There are a ton of reasons why the game is priced differently on different platforms. Also don't worry, there will be UG sales on Steam too.