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Unhealthy interest in sales figures

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by t, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Vault Dweller Ubersturmfuhrer, Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    54,664 copies sold, $1,191,901.98 in revenues, $21.80 avg. price per copy.

    The way things are going we might be able to hit 70-75k copies sold by the end of the year.
     
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  2. Trias_Betrayed Learned

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    Hopefully, you deserve it. Probably the first RPG I felt truly engrossed in since Torment, though I haven't enjoyed the replays as much as I do some other things. Not sure why, just felt like once was enough. Still worth the price tag on one play-through, though.
     
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  3. Vault Dweller Ubersturmfuhrer, Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    Thank you.
     
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    you rich
     
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  5. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    How come? All the classes are different.
     
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  6. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    You've sold almost 10,000 copies since mid-May? I find that pretty impressive! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. AbounI Erudite Patron

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    Now we all know the game sells well, and your goal is achieved, are you still not interested to make some few boxed edition Vince? (Cause I still want one)
     
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  8. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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  9. Trias_Betrayed Learned

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    Just doing another playthrough didn't seem to appeal to me once I knew a general of all the plot twists and such. I know that there're some variations in story based on your starting faction and such but none of them interested me terribly of what I started and the combat I feel didn't change all that much since there's no like huge differences of casting spells and the like
     
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    I played the game only once, but I did start some different classes to see how the game would roll. It was enough for me to know I need to finish this game over and over again. I remember how many things I was unable to do on first run because my character lack the skills/strength for that. Besides, since I ignored every post related to the plot I'm p. sure I only know the main plot and that is still incomplete since my character had to follow one route and didn't learn that much(did the merchant route because i want to roll a jew).
     
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  11. Lurker King Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    What didn't you enjoy about the multiple perspectives narrative??
     
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  12. Trias_Betrayed Learned

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    Just wasn't into the other factions enough to play them, if they add one that kills all the jews or something I'd play it again as that faction
     
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    You forgot about curved beak of tax inspector...
    You know, he sits down on your shoulder and opened his beak reaching for your wallet ....
    This picture is from Harry Harrison, from the cycle of Steel Rat, somehow I remember it very well. ))

    Btw I'm too did only one playthrough of P:T, or PS:T how you call it.
     
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  14. Lurker King Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    PS:T has great writing, but not great C&C.
     
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  15. Vault Dweller Ubersturmfuhrer, Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    It's not the lack of interest, it's the logistics of it. Anyway, at the moment I'm kinda overloaded as I'm working on the final AoD update, dungeon crawler, and the colony ship game. I simply don't have time to take on another project, no matter how small.
     
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  16. Viata Arcane

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    You are limited to a single playstyle if you want to learn the true about your character.
     
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  17. AbounI Erudite Patron

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    To be honest, I knew you would say that, but after the final AoD update, and when the dungeon crawler will be released, you'll have more free time assuming the Colony Ship project will still be under the sate of pre-production.The way I see it would a kind of boxed edition that could include both AoD and the dungeon crawler. 2 stones, 1 hit, the final touch for a masterpiece : the AoD uberedition :takemyjewgold:
     
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  18. Lurker King Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    I always assumed that you learned about your real identity by investigating the trail of the past versions of yourself. I was missing something vital the whole time? Oh my god.
     
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  19. Viata Arcane

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    As far as I remember, it requires high int and charisma.
    The game has shitty combat, so anyone that is going to replay it is not going to create a char based on combat. So it leaves to the diplomacy way, but that is limited to one way because you do need high int and charisma or you are going to have to fight sometimes. But since everyone that is going to replay it don't want to miss the important dialogues, they are going with the same build. That's why the game is limited to one playstyle, you either replay to do every important thing again(since the rest may lead to fights) or you don't replay. Torment is a good game, but there is no reason to play that game again if not in the next x years after the fist time you know everything about MC. Of course, that may lead to replay the game over and over until you are able to do so. But each time, you keep redoing the same build, just changing dialogues here and there. Also, everyone is going to play a mage because it ends battle fast and uses int as base.
    Meanwhile, I can see myself replaying AoD many times and every build and choices are going to be different.
     
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  20. Trias_Betrayed Learned

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    I went through Torment a few times but only because it's much older and after enough time I can appreciate it again. I wouldn't necessarily say the combat is shitty though but it is nearly non-existent
     
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  21. Lurker King Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    I played with high INT and WIS, but I probably invested in CHA as well. Unfortunately, the retarded trash mobs and idiotic combat system killed any chance of replaying the game when I finished the first time, but I will probably play it another time.
     
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  22. Vault Dweller Ubersturmfuhrer, Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    There are quite a few issues there from logistics (how many copies to order, quality which is usually related to the size of your order, distribution, etc) to taxes (selling physical goods is very different from selling digital goods). Even the price is an issue. Usually boxed editions go for $250 on Kickstarter, which covers a lot and even lets you get higher quality without placing a large order (1000 copies), but I don't want to sell boxes for $250, collection edition or not.

    So it seems that Kickstarter is the best platform for such things but we won't do a KS just to sell 50 boxes. Anyway, it would be cool to have a real box, so maybe when I have time, probably next year, I will order 10 quality boxes for my amusement and just gift them to people, starting with AbounI and mindx2. It's not something I can promise as first I'd have to find a place that can do such a small run (in the printing industry nobody would touch an order that small, so it'd have to be a place that specializes in such things, handmade almost, which would rule printing out).
     
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  23. HoboForEternity Magister

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    It would be cool to make it as a fun competition, like beating agathoth with non uograded bronze equipment or killing 300 people with minimum combat stat, have people email their saves and all.
     
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  24. Trias_Betrayed Learned

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    I feel like that'd make it into too much of a cheese-fest, seems he already has dedicated fans in mind which is probably fine.
     
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  25. AbounI Erudite Patron

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    Concerning the boxes manufactory, In France, for the AoD 7" vinyl I made for myself, a very professional "high grade" manufactory has made a great suff for the cover I asked him.He's doesn't ask for minimal or maximum amount of pieces a customer wants to order, so 10 boxes (or even a few more) won't be a problem there. But of course, it's in France.No doubt you can find one in Canada
     
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