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Papa Sangre 2.99 -> 0.99

07-04-2013, 07:31 AM
#1
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Papa Sangre 2.99 -> 0.99

http://appshopper.com/games/papa-sangre

In the UK store the game is 99p, not 69p.


Last edited by markx2; 07-04-2013 at 07:33 AM.
07-04-2013, 01:32 PM
#2
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The Nightjar (basically a sci-fi Papa Sangre) from the same developers is also on sale for a dollar.

07-04-2013, 01:33 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
The Nightjar (basically a sci-fi Papa Sangre) from the same developers is also on sale for a dollar.
And has Benedict Cumberbatch... /swoon

Yeah, I'm a guy and I just swooned over him, SO WHAT!
07-05-2013, 08:15 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
And has Benedict Cumberbatch... /swoon

Yeah, I'm a guy and I just swooned over him, SO WHAT!
Lol. Dude's a great actor, that's for sure. Not justifying swooning over him, though.

So which one should I get? Papa Sangre or The Nightjar? Or both?
07-05-2013, 08:57 AM
#5
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I have been waiting for ever for Papa Sangre to go on sale. Finally! I already have Nightjar. I believe it got it a long time ago from the UK app store. It was free there.
07-05-2013, 10:09 AM
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This sale is a joke. 99c on the US AppStore but 99p on the UK AppStore??

99c does not equal 99p!

This game was also previously free over a year ago, but only in the US store. I don't like they way they treat other markets, like the UK one, differently.
07-05-2013, 11:30 AM
#7
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Come over to South Africa DelBoy, we don't even get games in our App Store
07-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DelBoy2181 View Post
This sale is a joke. 99c on the US AppStore but 99p on the UK AppStore??

99c does not equal 99p!

This game was also previously free over a year ago, but only in the US store. I don't like they way they treat other markets, like the UK one, differently.
It seems Apple may be making some sort of pricing changes: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=194658
07-05-2013, 01:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DelBoy2181 View Post
This sale is a joke. 99c on the US AppStore but 99p on the UK AppStore??

99c does not equal 99p!
Apple have introduced new optional alternative pricing tiers in many of the regional app stores, and developers are quite justifiably taking advantage of this. However, in this case you're essentially just complaining that these developers didn't lower the price of their game enough for your liking, which is a position it is hard to have sympathy for. Regardless of how much the game is going for while on sale in other stores, the sale price in your store is still a mere third of the full price, so you're still saving money by buying it now.

The game has already gone back up in price in a number of countries, so it's all going to be a moot point in a couple of hours when the sale finishes worldwide.

Quote:
This game was also previously free over a year ago, but only in the US store. I don't like they way they treat other markets, like the UK one, differently.
The old version of Papa Sangre went free for a day a single time in 2011 before it was pulled entirely from the app store, but originally its companion piece The Nightjar was only available in the UK and was also entirely free. Arguing that you've been treated unfairly by these developers doesn't really hold up when the rest of the world only just got TN for the first time in April this year, and it wasn't (and still isn't) free for them.
07-05-2013, 01:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DelBoy2181 View Post
This sale is a joke. 99c on the US AppStore but 99p on the UK AppStore??

99c does not equal 99p!

This game was also previously free over a year ago, but only in the US store. I don't like they way they treat other markets, like the UK one, differently.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
The old version of Papa Sangre went free for a day a single time in 2011 before it was pulled entirely from the app store, but originally its companion piece The Nightjar was only available in the UK and was also entirely free. Arguing that you've been treated unfairly by these developers doesn't really hold up when the rest of the world only just got TN for the first time in April this year, and it wasn't (and still isn't) free for them.
It didn't even go free for more than a few hours, there's little doubt it was a mistake as no one was able to get it, at least no one that posted about it on the forums.

But yes, Nightjar released and went free for the UK and we didn't have the opportunity to even get our hands on it. And it has Cumberbatch! Cumberbatch > >.