Upcoming Release: Tiny Prison (Beta Testers Needed!)

08-29-2014, 09:08 PM
#1
Upcoming Release: Tiny Prison (Beta Testers Needed!)

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Update: Beta Testing is now closed! Release set for October 25!
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BETA TESTERS WANTED!
iOS or Android, for English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean.

Sign up at Test Flight for iOS: http://tflig.ht/1qoEAtn

Sign up for the google group to receive the Android Beta at:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...son-test-group

Or contact me directly for iOS or Android at: mikew@twobittitans.com
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Today we're announcing Tiny Prison, an upcoming release for iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Tiny Prison is a casual sim where you play the Warden and manage your own prison!

Game Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETA3n-ejkzI




















FEATURES

[-]Build floors
[-]Upgrade your prison
[-]Hire guards and stop prison riots
[-]Complete special events for the governor
[-]Search for contraband
[-]Parole prisoners or send them to death row…

We need your help to test the game and prepare it for release! Please check out our game and take part in the process of finishing this game!

Also watch for our trailer release at: http://www.twobittitans.com

Last edited by TwoBitTitans; 10-19-2014 at 11:53 AM. Reason: beta testing closed
08-29-2014, 09:30 PM
#2
Looks like fun count me in

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08-29-2014, 10:18 PM
#3
Freemium, count me out.
08-29-2014, 10:34 PM
#4
Tiny Prison is trying something a little different with the pay model. It does have a freemium element, but I would call it Shareware + Freemium. The game is free to download and there is a one time $1.99 purchase of an expansion that offers additional features. This feels like a win-win to me, because the customer can try the game for free, and we can reach more customers and give them a chance to make a purchase that they might have never made otherwise. At that point there is still a classic freemium model but for those that don't like to participate, you will not hit any sort of pay walls that try to squeeze you into spending another dollar.

If I was a customer of this game I would only be spending $2 and I imagine that most of the gamers on this forum have a similar disposition.
08-29-2014, 11:42 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
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^I like pay-once-to-play-forever payment options.

Perma-unlock IAPs are always acceptible to me.

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08-30-2014, 06:28 PM
#6
Yes, that is basically trial + unlock. Even Sid Meier did that on iPhone, and it sounds like a fair model to me.

I would love to give this one a try if you still want some beta users.

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08-31-2014, 11:07 AM
#7
Yes, more Beta testers are still needed!
08-31-2014, 11:13 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Thames Ditton, UK
Posts: 346
You should maybe change the name before you release it, I seriously doubt Nimblebit will just sit back and let you ride off their name.

It'd be so much less hassle in the long-run.
08-31-2014, 01:56 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by toythatkills View Post
You should maybe change the name before you release it, I seriously doubt Nimblebit will just sit back and let you ride off their name.

It'd be so much less hassle in the long-run.
Do they own the rights to the word "Tiny"? I don't think so

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08-31-2014, 08:08 PM
#10
I'm not a lawyer, but I observed that there are already multiple games on the marketplace that use the word "Tiny". A lawyer once told me that even if they don't have a copyright on specific words such as "Tiny" (which I assume they don't) one can still get into trouble if it can be demonstrated in court that customers confuse one brand for another.