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08-02-2012, 12:28 AM
#11
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
8 bucks? It's free on Android....
08-02-2012, 12:36 AM
#12
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
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Originally Posted by veggieh8r View Post
8 bucks? It's free on Android....
You mean the non official clone, Condado? I don't really think game developers take the price of their clones into consideration...

08-02-2012, 01:02 AM
#13
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 625
And bought! A very good alternative to Puerto rico when time is on the short side or you want a lighter, but similar, experience.

All times favorites : CAVE shooters, Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Groove Coaster, Infinity Blade 2, King of Dragon Pass, Ascension, Alien Frontier, Sorcery!, Gamebook Adventure
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08-02-2012, 01:12 AM
#14
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 513
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
08-02-2012, 01:45 AM
#15
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 311
I'll buy this. Hell, I buy almost anything Ravensburger. But $8 is getting up there. Hope this slope isn't slippery.

I play lots of games, especially async ones. You can add me on GC: geoelectric
08-02-2012, 01:48 AM
#16
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: In the middle of nowhere
Posts: 1,087
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Originally Posted by justln View Post
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
Well the guy who programmed all the little things like UI, AI etc. want to pay his rent and buy food for the family ...

Really, I cannot hear all the complain about the price of iOS Games ...

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08-02-2012, 02:12 AM
#17
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 1,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by justln View Post
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
Actually I think if you put it like this, it's cheap. If instead you compare it to some other IOS card games it's expensive.

But bottom line is, if it's a great game with good solid AI then this has to represent decent value for money, surely?

Jamie
08-02-2012, 02:27 AM
#18
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 513
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Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
Well the guy who programmed all the little things like UI, AI etc. want to pay his rent and buy food for the family ...

Really, I cannot hear all the complain about the price of iOS Games ...
It's $7.99 for porting a boardgame where the rules, design, cards and mechanics have already been developed.

In comparison, Ticket to Ride is $1.99 and has Multiplayer as well as Singleplayer.
But I digress, it might be cheap to you. I'm just saying $7.99 will deter many people from looking at this even if it's good.

Last edited by justln; 08-02-2012 at 02:35 AM.
08-02-2012, 02:36 AM
#19
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Wow, two very nice boardgames for iOS in one week! First Caf International, then San Juan. Instabuy!
08-02-2012, 05:48 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,543
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Originally Posted by geoelectric View Post
But $8 is getting up there. Hope this slope isn't slippery.
What, you mean the trend of developers charging entirely reasonable prices for their products instead of driving themselves out of the market trying to compete at the $1 price point? This is certainly a trend that should continue.

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Originally Posted by justln View Post
It's $7.99 for porting a boardgame where the rules, design, cards and mechanics have already been developed.
"Porting" in that sense implies that the developer just crammed a copy of the boardgame into a DVD drive/USB port and the game magically came into being. Physical copies of the cards may have existed, but none of the AI, UI, mechanics, artwork, sound effects, etc. existed in digital form before the developers spent time and money creating them. It's one thing to say the rules were already around in a paper gameplay manual, but another thing entirely to actually make those mechanics work in a video game adaptation.

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I'm just saying $7.99 will deter many people from looking at this even if it's good.
Carcassonne is NZ$13.99 and has done exceedingly well.