Yes indeed. If the number of players gets adequate, it enables us to continue developing the game at a much faster rate than previously. There are endless possibilities how to make the game even better .
That's true, of course.
I am not sure, which deal you finally made with JollyGoodGames...
but i hope the price of the new version won't let old players quit playing Turbo Sliders.
I think, either a player has the new version or not:
in the first months there will exists more players playing on 0.86 servers, than on 1.00 servers.
So, it will be easy in the first months to see, which persons have maybe a black version of Turbo Sliders 1.00.
And lately, if many old players will never buy TS, other old players, like me, with the new version would play still enough of 0.86 - i hope.
Otherwise these old players will quit playing TS perhaps, if the newer players would play 1.00 only...
Finally the 1.00 version creates a new Community and i hope this community won't destroy the old one.
It's nice, that "veterans"/supporters get the new version by free, but it would be very sad for example, if a player like xzeal, would have to pay for the new version so much (as i know from ukkonen in TS Chat, in Estonia 13 Euros are like 40 Euros in Germany and that's too high for Estonians). It's also high for me in Germany to decide to pay for a game 13 or 20 euros.
But: now i want to make (again) the suggestion of creating a free 1.00 version (maybe 0.88) (without some special features). This version would let players give the possibility to decide, if they would like to support the game in buying the version 1.00 (with more features), or not.
That is very important, actually, to let the old players play the new version 1.00 or at least 0.88, because playing 0.86 is actually not enough to be able to decide to buy the new version 1.00 (to support the development).
I actually hoped, you would publish 2 versions at the same moment (version 1.00 shareware and 1.00 freeware with less features).
Btw, i can remember, you talked about 20 Euros some day, but i thought this would have been a price of "own production". In a store like JollyGoodGames, it should cost 10 or 5 euros in my opinion...
But maybe JollyGoodGames have also not the full possibility of making the price lower with a good "production-system"...
Our 100% money back guarantee: if you are not totally satisfied with your purchase, just notify us at any time and we will refund your money right away.
Hmm...this means, you can buy the game and in special circumstances you can get your money back?
So, if you buy the version, you actually just buy the lincense to download a file of the packed game, like TurboSliders.zip.
So, there is no box or something, which JollyGoodGames has to send.
If this is true, i wonder really, why this price is so high.
But if i am wrong and the game will be sended in a box, how the money can get back? By sending this box back? This would mean, the game was sended 2 times over the same distance with negative profite...
I hope this is not the case.
And if there is a boxversion, but i don't think so now, then the box should first be sended, after the testtime (maybe 1 month). And if the puchase is aborted after the payment, there is no need to send the box then with the normal version.
The testversion would be a 30 days version then...
But in this case, i hope, there won't exist hackers, which can hack the 30days limit...