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Pyrii

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Pricing Questions (UK-centric) and the Future
« on: October 23, 2009, 07:31:01 AM »
Hi, to start off, congrats on an interesting and engaging, yet simple RTS-style game. So far I've played through and replayed the demo, yet I'm unsure on whether I should put my money forward for the full version as I can't say I'm as rich as the average person. But I do have some curious questions.

It's clear you've decided on a separate GBP price of £15 and I've only found out via these forums that the USD price is $20 (£12). I wondered what your stance was on the pricing, whether it was indicative of what you feel is the game's worth or more about the time you've put into and possibly will continue putting into it?

Also, your merchant likes adding VAT on top, but I see a discount too. The discount is being negated by the VAT, what's going on?

And second subject is the future of this game, do you have any plans for future content or expansions. Extending the story and adding extra maps? Or will you rely on custom content to extend the game. Or maybe even both? :3

That's my short interrogation over XD My initial opinion is the price point is a little high, especially when finally compared to the USD price. £15 is in the region of 1600-2100 XBL Points, and as you know, the rising of XBL prices has been troublesome, I won't buy games at 1600, but maybe at 1200. I think it's due to prices rising highly in a short amount of time. That and XBL pricing is down to Microsoft vs developers. You seem to be able to set your own pricing which is why I'm curious to your decision as £15 seems to be becoming a common price point.

wipeout

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Re: Pricing Questions (UK-centric) and the Future
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 08:07:57 AM »
well there planning on adding some more to the game and yes it is worth it to buy it(even to i cant play i bought it(knowing the demo dint work for me :P))

it seems that there is some more info on what they want to do on the steam forums http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=739 on what they got planned to do in the near future then here :(

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Re: Pricing Questions (UK-centric) and the Future
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 07:41:50 PM »
The price includes VAT, which is why the UK price is higher, the reason we do that is so that we can quote the exact price without having a rude VAT spike added just after you hit "buy". The VAT 'discount' you see on the order form is apparently the only way the vendor can remove the added tax.