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LEX (by Simple Machine) $0.99 -> Free

07-24-2014, 02:25 AM
#1
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LEX (by Simple Machine) $0.99 -> Free



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Another great word game gone free.
07-24-2014, 02:32 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,164
So it's gone freemium!

07-24-2014, 02:35 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinity89 View Post
So it's gone freemium!
I don't think so, but I'm not going to update just in case.
07-24-2014, 02:39 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,919
Nah. The description still states:

Quote:
Note to parents:

LEX does not have any in app purchases or ads. We have also included an expletive filter. If you have any questions or comments, please email us (see below).
Going freemium doesn't seem like the dev's style either.
07-24-2014, 03:54 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,164
Well that's a good thing!
07-24-2014, 07:14 AM
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07-24-2014, 12:24 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 24
Thanks for checking out LEX, it is free only for today, it won't be going freemium.

It's in celebration since LEX is our first project we are open sourcing the code.

There's more info on our website as to why http://www.simplemachine.co/2014/07/lex-is-open-source/

Oh, and it's safe to update, we changed the icon a bit and added in double letters based on player feedback. A lot of people felt like never getting two of the same letter limited the amount of words the game was capable of creating. We also fixed a bug that made it crash after level 10 ... that wasn't a good thing ...

So yeah, join the party! Update, download, read the code!

Last edited by SimpleMachine; 07-24-2014 at 12:26 PM.
07-25-2014, 12:03 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleMachine View Post
Thanks for checking out LEX, it is free only for today, it won't be going freemium.

It's in celebration since LEX is our first project we are open sourcing the code.

There's more info on our website as to why http://www.simplemachine.co/2014/07/lex-is-open-source/

Oh, and it's safe to update, we changed the icon a bit and added in double letters based on player feedback. A lot of people felt like never getting two of the same letter limited the amount of words the game was capable of creating. We also fixed a bug that made it crash after level 10 ... that wasn't a good thing ...

So yeah, join the party! Update, download, read the code!
I respect your stance, but unless you find a way to alter human nature and the nature of the material world, ownership is here to stay. The internet may have changed the way we share information, but that doesn't mean a creator doesn't deserve full credit, and reward, for his/her idea. I know you guys are critical about the Threes developer's reaction to the success of 2048, but they are 100% correct in my opinion. And that story also shows the dangers of a loss of ownership; an inferior product, guilty of intellectual theft, is far more popular and profitable then the genuine, superior product. Not only do the developers lose their deserved rewards, the masses lose out on a superior experience, and future developers are discouraged.
07-25-2014, 08:26 AM
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Location: New York, NY
Posts: 24
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Originally Posted by Jake7905 View Post
I respect your stance, but unless you find a way to alter human nature and the nature of the material world, ownership is here to stay. The internet may have changed the way we share information, but that doesn't mean a creator doesn't deserve full credit, and reward, for his/her idea. I know you guys are critical about the Threes developer's reaction to the success of 2048, but they are 100% correct in my opinion. And that story also shows the dangers of a loss of ownership; an inferior product, guilty of intellectual theft, is far more popular and profitable then the genuine, superior product. Not only do the developers lose their deserved rewards, the masses lose out on a superior experience, and future developers are discouraged.
Thanks for taking time to read and contribute. We double respect your stance, but after a deal of discussion and seeing the current trend, we feel like there is a much larger movement at work, beyond even the games industry. It's a larger shift in the behaviors of consumers. Every industry is seeing new products built on the idea that ownership is not the most important aspect, and that when ownership is not the final means of transaction, a whole new playing field of options open up. This isn't an "across board" stamp of approval that this will always make a better product, but we do feel like it's where things are going, and that in time, taking this step will position us to think in a new way, ultimately continuing our reputation of taking large steps into unknown territory. This is where Simple Machine really thrives. We don't want to see developers lose their shirts by opening up, but we feel like the first step to figuring out that end game is to jump right in.
07-25-2014, 02:47 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleMachine View Post
Thanks for taking time to read and contribute. We double respect your stance, but after a deal of discussion and seeing the current trend, we feel like there is a much larger movement at work, beyond even the games industry. It's a larger shift in the behaviors of consumers. Every industry is seeing new products built on the idea that ownership is not the most important aspect, and that when ownership is not the final means of transaction, a whole new playing field of options open up. This isn't an "across board" stamp of approval that this will always make a better product, but we do feel like it's where things are going, and that in time, taking this step will position us to think in a new way, ultimately continuing our reputation of taking large steps into unknown territory. This is where Simple Machine really thrives. We don't want to see developers lose their shirts by opening up, but we feel like the first step to figuring out that end game is to jump right in.
Thanks you for the very thoughtful response, it helped clarify your position to me. I have to give you guys a lot of credit for thinking outside the box, and trying to approach the problems of the modern market with a novel approach. Good luck with the new direction, and thanks for the LEX freebie, I'm enjoying it very much.