Originally Posted by defred34
I shall say that this is sad, and a cause for concern.
But i think we only have ourselves to blame. If a large company releases a port, eg Sega and Sonic CD and it doesnt sell well then they dont get into financial trouble.
If some indie devs spend 9 months creating a game, then sell it and it doesnt do well, people wait for it to be free or a price drop then they go bankrupt and dont create another game.
I think in the 'old days' (year or so ago) people used to buy many more games, now freemium is so popular people seem to have a view that 'might as well wait for it to be free/or ask 100 questions deciding whether to buy a 99c GAME !'.
If you want more creative indie style games then buy their games, if we all wait for price drops/games to be free then they make no money.
Its depressing to hear when an indie dev releases a game, has 50 sales then they make it free for a few days and theres 10,000 downloads ! No wonder more and more people go the freemium route.
I'm not saying buy every single indie game there is, i buy a lot of games i like the look of, i never wait for price drops. Its when people start asking questions about some 99c game its laughable, or people openly say 'i'll wait for this to drop in price' when a games the cost of a burger.
If you dont want freemium games and dont want more and more ports then buy more games ! You think, if games sell so well then we'll get more and more indie devs creating games on iOS as they know they can make money, if they know they might make just a few sales then they wont bother.