We've got a rough plan for pricing. Specifics may change, but I expect the general outline to remain the same:
The game will be free to download, with Amethyst (Episode 1) free to play in single-player mode.
Other episodes, modes, and customizations will be available for purchase:
- Slough Creek (single-player)
Multiplayer (Amethyst and Slough Creek)
New multiplayer map
Customization packs (wolf fur colors and other cool variations)
While I am not personally a huge fan of In-App-Purchases, I've come to accept the fact that this is how mobile games work nowadays. But this strategy does have a few distinct advantages for players:
- If you have an older device and the game doesn't run great on it, you'll find out before spending any money.
People who aren't interested in multiplayer don't have to pay for it.
]People who don't care about customizations don't have to pay for it -- and those customizations will be rarer for those who do want to purchase them.
If we are able to eventually develop a whole new episode, it'll be easy to add it to the game as a new IAP.