DaGreen - All billing is handled through the appstore so gift cards are still usable. As for a monthly fee Empire is an online game which means that we having ongoing server costs so having a single price purchase isn't a realistic option for us.
Just a quick update on this - we were rejected again for more subscription related issues. While frustrating we've been in touch with Apple and have hopefully found a solution that will allow Empire to escape the submission process blackhole that it's currently trapped in.
Hi, Lee, good to see you here! Sorry to hear about your submission woes. I've been looking forward to playing this since you showed it to me at GDC last year. Hope the wait will be over soon... good luck!
My game: MazeMage, a turn-based pixel-sprite puzzle adventure game.
TouchArcade thread here or play the old web demo. We're also looking for iOS beta testers.
(Plus I'm also the Sr Art Director working on mobile games at Kabam)