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Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 AM
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8 bucks? It's free on Android....
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:36 AM
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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...
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:02 AM
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And bought! A very good alternative to Puerto rico when time is on the short side or you want a lighter, but similar, experience.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:12 AM
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Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:45 AM
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I'll buy this. Hell, I buy almost anything Ravensburger. But $8 is getting up there. Hope this slope isn't slippery.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:48 AM
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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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Old 08-02-2012, 02:12 AM
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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
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:27 AM
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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.

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Old 08-02-2012, 02:36 AM
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Wow, two very nice boardgames for iOS in one week! First Café International, then San Juan. Instabuy!
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:48 AM
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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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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.
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