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App description: Epic journey through time for your iPhone & iPod touch.
"close enough to Hyrule to make Zelda fans feel right at home" (www.appletell.com)

EX: Experience Edition
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This low priced EX version of "Across Age" is split into 2 parts. It allows you to fully play the first chapter of the game. If you enjoy the game you can directly unlock the full version with an in App purchase. Savegame progress will stay intact.This version requires OS 3.0 or higher.
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Press Reviews:

RPGFan: "Across Age is a throwback to classic Action RPGs of the Super Nintendo and Genesis era... see how gorgeous the game looks"

Touch Arcade: "A great combination of fun combat and good puzzle variation allows Across Age to swiftly avoid the problems that many RPGs run into"

GamePro Magazine: "Across Age is unique and well-crafted, making it an easy contender for the title of "best action RPG on the App Store."

Kotaku.com: "retro charm and intriguing time-travel puzzles"


About:

Across Age rekindles the golden 16-bit era.Travel back through time and experience an all new oldschool 2D Action RPG! Across Age is the first Zelda like Action RPG to include real environmental puzzles, with the look of famous SNES and Genesis cartridge games.

The game offers 15 hours of classic 2D Action RPG gameplay, exciting story, anime cutscenes, a sweeping soundtrack and tons of diversified locations, monsters and riddles. Step into the role of 2 switchable characters: swordsman Ales and magician Ceska, each with own fighting and special skills that are needed to solve tricky puzzles and successfully battle fierce monsters. This cooperative element is one of the key features of the game. Another key feature is the possibility to travel through time and revisit places, enabling exciting events and riddles.

Find spike shoes to walk on ice, burn bushes to open new paths, find friends who help you on your journey.
Let the adventure begin!

Future777's comments:
EX: Experience Edition, $0.99
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This low priced EX version of "Across Age" is split into 2 parts. It allows you to fully play the first chapter of the game. If you enjoy the game you can directly unlock the full version with an in App purchase. Savegame progress will stay intact. This version requires OS 3.0 !





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03-25-2010, 01:58 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,272
Looks like a great game, eventually I'll just get the full though. I'm not into paying for lite versions.

03-25-2010, 05:04 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Serious question for developers:

Please explain why a lite version of YOUR game is worth a buck.

Thank you.
03-25-2010, 05:27 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
Paid lite?

That's like asking to pay for a taste.

Pass.

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03-25-2010, 05:58 AM
#5
Quote:
Please explain why a lite version of YOUR game is worth a buck.
I have discussed this in the upcoming games forum already, please check here.

In short:
Its not a lite release, we havent decided about a lite version yet.
Across Age EX costs exactly the same as the full version just split into 2 parts.

Now if you think about it: People who are interested in Across Age now get to see it for $0.99, if they like it, they spend the big chunk ($4.99) later. Instead of paying all ($5.99) at once.

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03-25-2010, 06:16 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by Future777 View Post
I have discussed this in the upcoming games forum already, please check here.

In short:
Its not a lite release, we havent decided about a lite version yet.
Across Age EX costs exactly the same as the full version just split into 2 parts.

Now if you think about it: People who are interested in Across Age now get to see it for $0.99, if they like it, they spend the big chunk ($4.99) later. Instead of paying all ($5.99) at once.
Read through the thread you linked to, thanks. Not a whole lot to say, as I noticed any objections I could raise were raised already and you responded to them. I do just want to say I think it would have been a better move for you to have replaced the "pay up front" version with this one straight away, as having both of them around will only create confusion. (And, for whatever it's worth, make people perceive this version as a paid lite.) And as you noted yourself, there is no reason for anyone to purchase the old version now anyway.
03-25-2010, 07:01 AM
#7
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replaced the "pay up front" version with this one straight away
If wed do that everyone who paid for the full version would need to pay again (at the inapp purchase point). Not a possible solution. removing the old version is also not an option because some customers could have their copy only on their device. They have to be able to re-download anytime for free.

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Across Age, Banana Kong, Venture Kid, Blosics, Bloody Harry, Blueprint 3D, Blossom Tales, Monster Boy, LONEWOLF, Beyond Ynth, Tower Boxing, Paperama, Car Toons!, Chicken Raid, Clear Vision, Crystal Siege, Tentacle Wars, Expand it!, Captain Antarctica, Cover Orange, Roar Rampage, Slayin, Slide Circus, Oceanhorn, Parachute Panic, Physics Gamebox, Bobby Carrot Series and many more!
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03-25-2010, 08:00 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Future777 View Post
I have discussed this in the upcoming games forum already, please check here.

In short:
Its not a lite release, we havent decided about a lite version yet.
Across Age EX costs exactly the same as the full version just split into 2 parts.

Now if you think about it: People who are interested in Across Age now get to see it for $0.99, if they like it, they spend the big chunk ($4.99) later. Instead of paying all ($5.99) at once.
Seems like a fun game of semantics, because this sure looks like a lite release. Lite: small sample of the game to give people a taste in order to get them to buy the full version. EX: small sample of the game to give people a taste in order to get them to buy the full version.

Quote:
Now if you think about it: People who are interested in Across Age now get to see it for $0.99, if they like it, they spend the big chunk ($4.99) later. Instead of paying all ($5.99) at once.
Isn't this *exactly* what a lite version is? Except the lite is (normally) free?

I honestly don't care if you sell a lite version for more than the full game - that's your choice. Triple the price for all I care. But don't insult us by trying to pretend that you're not charging for a lite version.

If you really wanted to split the game into two parts, then make them two equal parts. When I first saw this EX version, I said, "That's a good idea. Split the game into two equal parts, save us some money if we don't like the first half." Each half at 2.99 is totally fine, and I probably would have purchased. More games should do this split fee, because it's easier for me to impulse buy 2.99 than 5.99 (over 100 game purchases later, this is what I've seen). However, giving people only a small sample, and then charging for that small sample, just makes it a paid lite version, and since thousands of other games offer free lite versions, that's not going to fly, really.

Anyway, I'm curious to see if people will buy it, thinking it's a full version. I know it says "only 1 chapter" in the description, but many people are trained in the "It's the full version unless it's the free lite version" mindset. GL.
03-25-2010, 08:10 AM
#9
Doesn't The Quest do it in a similar way? They had a game, released some expansion packs, and now have the full package to buy as The Quest Gold but still have the others for sale.

Some people might only WANT a chapter of the game - it IS pretty challenging so many might not like paying for the full thing if they can't even complete the first chapter - if they finish it they might be ready for more and buy it or say gee that was hard, glad I finished it.

Just like The Quest never mentions the word "lite" neither does this. It says Chapter 1.
03-25-2010, 08:19 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Doesn't The Quest do it in a similar way? They had a game, released some expansion packs, and now have the full package to buy as The Quest Gold but still have the others for sale.

Some people might only WANT a chapter of the game - it IS pretty challenging so many might not like paying for the full thing if they can't even complete the first chapter - if they finish it they might be ready for more and buy it or say gee that was hard, glad I finished it.

Just like The Quest never mentions the word "lite" neither does this. It says Chapter 1.
The Quest has a free lite version. It's still on my phone Never got into that one.