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Vault Dweller: Age of Decadence needs to sell 45,000 copies to be successful

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Infinitron, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  2. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Harg Harfardarssen Cipher Patron

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    My favorite part of that review is when he slagged them for describing the setting as low magic, post apocalyptic and said "By that definition Prague in 1918 would fall under the same category of ‘low magic, post-apocalyptic’ and I doubt many people would rush to play a game set then and there".

    Because post WWI Prague actually sounds like a pretty interesting setting which I would rush to play.
     
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  4. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Could have added Throwing requirements in item and/or skill descriptions in 2 bloody years though.
     
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  5. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Our to-do list was endless, especially when it comes to the small things. In the last 2 years we felt the limits of having a very small team like never before. To say that we were overloaded is to say nothing at all.
     
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  6. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Do you and mindx2 really believe Iron Tower have the money and the resources to do physical distribution? You only need to see what has happened with indie devs over the past few years to see what a struggle it is. Even larger studios like InXile and Obsidian have to get large publishing companies to do it for them.

    If you are holding off buying the game because you want a physical copy, I think you are being a bit of a cunt to be honest. Just give them some fucking money and enjoy the game. We might actually get another RPG from them that way.
     
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  7. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    No, not really. Was hoping this would outsell Fallout 4 and I could order the Super Duper Deluxe Mega Enhanced Physical Edition (with cloth map of course) but alas I must settle for some bits and bytes on my hard drive.... :negative:
     
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  8. Ninjerk Arcane

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  9. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Yo can always design a dvd cover and print it all nice and glossy
     
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  10. Perkel Arcane

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    Or get the concept art some photoshop skills and photographic paper.
     
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  11. Mozg Arcane

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    Just get VD to write "AoD physical copy serial # 000001" on a cardboard box with a sharpie and give it to mind for a thousand dollars
     
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  12. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    1. Use your [Crafting][Lore] to forge physical "legitimate" copies of AoD
     
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  13. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    and then people tell me lorecrafting isnt the most important part of the game
     
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  14. Shadenuat Arcane

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    I understand about small things like item descriptions (although nets/bolas is not a small thing, it's crucial part of combat, main combat cheese and I personally had to say 3-4 times just on 'dex that you can use them without Throwing skill).

    But think about it - you wrote 10 lines of descriptions for every skill in the game just for lulz, yet you didn't think to actually make at least few of them useful and correlate with actual stuff happening in the game, making it clearer where and when they could be helpful ("5 Lore - you can use many of simplier ancient consoles" "4 Throwing - you can now use that awesome grappling hook").

    Remember how Shadowrun Returns did it, in comparison:

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    (Yes I know AoD doesn't have perks and such, I just wish in your future games you would make character screens more efficient and informative)
     
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  15. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Yeah, but you if you lack [Jewing][Trading] or [Persuasion], you have to share the profits with your nearest friendly Happy Merchant
     
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  16. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    We need an Age of Decadence CYOA, people
     
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  18. Perkel Arcane

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    Age of Decadence back to top 20 on GOG despite fact that there isn't any -XX% on it and they have winter sale going on.
    This is what i meant by "don't lower price quickly"
     
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  19. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    It's 65 now that a few hours of winter sale have kicked in. And it was -15% (on Steam) recently.
     
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  20. t Arcane Patron

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    191 now. Only goes to show how little gog actually sells compared to steam.
     
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  21. Old One Arcane

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    FWIW, I would certainly buy a substantive expansion for AoD. I'd like to visit the ruins of the imperial capital, and the other ruined imperial city (the one that starts with a C). I'd like to see a couple more underground dungeons and caves. I'd like a couple more big battles with around 20 combatants per side. It would be fine if this stuff was all side-quest.

    I would buy that.
     
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  22. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    Me too.
     
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    Gotta wait for AoD 2. VD is too committed to his "fuck DLC" stance. The dungeon crawler is the most he is willing to commit. Shame too, I would gladly pay for an expac.

    Add a new hub city, a couple of new quest locations, some new weapons and armor and a new mechanic = :takemymoney:
     
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  24. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    :takemymoney::takemymoney::takemymoney: indeed
     
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  25. Agesilaus Arcane

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    AoD is currently on sale at gog.com!

    It's only $4 off or so, but whatever. If anyone doesn't have it yet, they should buy it now.
     
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