Intentional bad unfinished game vs good game
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:17 PM
you know you can release an unfinished bad game with most features strapped away and lets assume the customers are going to buy it anyway.
but you can also make a good finished game with all the intended features and making the customers happier...
Which one would you do when you open gamemaker and why?
If you make a bad game it will be released earlier meaning more $$$ faster.
If you make a good game it will take maybe 1 more year before seing any money...
Which one would you choose to make?
PS:If this is the wrong forum pleas correct the destination for me.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:00 PM
The answer has to be release the less featured game, which in turn funds the longer term project. Less featured does not have to be "bad".
One of the standard practises on mobile device/App store games is to release with less features, but then add more features as free upgrades. Angry Birds being just one example of this strategy.
These free point releases attracts new attention, creates sales spikes, attracts new customers, improves satisfaction of existing owners, puts out the message to customers that they will receive more features with free upgrades, extends the tail length of sales.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:06 PM
I guess if I was already working on a complex project, and was just 'running short' then yeah, I'd *have* to simplify. Not bad, I mean, simple doesn't mean bad, but cut all that feature creep, cut bugged features, make sure the gameplay isn't bugged (to the extent of broken, anyway).
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:58 AM
This is a stupid question to ask the non-business-minded gamer masses in these forums to whom such a decision will always be a hypothetical scenario and who have no idea of the workings behind it, you realize that?
Edited by 9_6, 27 April 2012 - 08:01 AM.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:23 PM
I guess you are right, but i have no other places to ask these type of business questions...do you have any ideas of other website's or forums that can help me deeper in future questions like these?
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