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How do you like episodic games?

08-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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How do you like episodic games?

Hey guys,
I was wondering, since there are more and more games with episodic updates, such as Pocket God, Harbor Master, etc, do you like these games with episodic updates? It's actually quite entertaining to get an update every week or every few weeks....

What do you think?
08-19-2009, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by froggy1233 View Post
Hey guys,
I was wondering, since there are more and more games with episodic updates, such as Pocket God, Harbor Master, etc, do you like these games with episodic updates? It's actually quite entertaining to get an update every week or every few weeks....

What do you think?
Ya I like finding out when my game gets a new update with new levels and stuff, I then go and play that game again... but I don't like games like minigore which only have one level and I will have to wait for the fourth update till things get really entertaining.. I rather have games that come with updates be somewhat already developed like harbor master.

08-19-2009, 09:25 PM
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I love episodic games..
On one condition..
The games need to be a complete experience to begin with.
The updates should just be an added bonus.

Made that a while ago for AquaGlobs .
08-19-2009, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Justinth View Post
I love episodic games..
On one condition..
The games need to be a complete experience to begin with.
The updates should just be an added bonus.
I agree. Don't release a buggy or unfinished game and expect us to wait around while you fix it with updates. The game has to be enjoyable from the beginning, and also worth the asking price from the beginning.

Follow those rules and people will enjoy the episodic updates.

Oh also, the trick seems to be in how you promote the updates. Keeping them a secret creates very little hype, all the popular episodic games have blogs/twitter feeds and the like, giving people glimpses of what to expect. Taking ideas from the community is a great move too.

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Last edited by MidianGTX; 08-19-2009 at 09:31 PM.
08-19-2009, 10:23 PM
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I love it!. With so many games in the App Store, it helps me remember some of them and keeps them interesting.

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08-19-2009, 10:49 PM
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Hmm, seems most people like it. I'll probably do an episodic update sort of thing for my next app. It is currently under development and would be announced soon in the "Upcoming Games" section! Stay tuned!
08-19-2009, 11:06 PM
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At this point, I don't know what to think. I've been more into free roaming games, Gameloft console type games, some online games, and basically one game of each genre, except a role play game or a line game. Episodic has never been a big deal for me yet. I'm considering Dexter... But that's about it.

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Originally Posted by jt09 View Post
Ya I like finding out when my game gets a new update with new levels and stuff, I then go and play that game again... but I don't like games like minigore which only have one level and I will have to wait for the fourth update till things get really entertaining.. I rather have games that come with updates be somewhat already developed like harbor master.
In my opinion, Minigore doesn't really need more than one level to make it fun. It's a survival shooter. Having different backgrounds shouldn't even count as a level. I play it when I'm in the mood for shooting. And please, don't act like you know so much about minigore updates, that you know which one it will take to make it fun. So tell me, what's going to be fun about the fourth Minigore update?

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08-19-2009, 11:19 PM
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So tell me, what's going to be fun about the fourth Minigore update?
The co-op. I'm with you though, Minigore is fun already. I don't know why it is, because I'm not fond of other games in the same genre... it... just is.

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08-19-2009, 11:21 PM
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I love episodic games..
On one condition..
The games need to be a complete experience to begin with.
The updates should just be an added bonus.
What a beautiful poem.
08-20-2009, 12:02 AM
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What a beautiful poem.
I dont get that a lot.
But I'm not sure why not.

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