Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

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Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by susan12 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:13 am

I've been meaning to buy both the Flowershop games, but the 19.99 prices killS me....So, my question is, why are the games made by Winter Wolves so expensive ( is due to time it takes to make them or something?). Sorry if this has been asked before, but its been on my mind lately.

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by jack1974 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:31 am

"so expensive" is relative. Depends compared to what. Compared to iPhone games for sure :lol:
There has been a race to the bottom recently in the games industry that I think ultimately will lead to lots of people unable to work anymore on new games/going bankrupt. I don't make match3 or hidden object games but I always try to make something new - but is risky, and that's why I price it higher. I could have worse art, texts, not test the games and sell them for $4.99 but I think people prefer to pay more for better games than pay cheap for poorly done stuff.

Anyway anyone can have his own opinion, but if you follow me on twitter/facebook or are subscribed to my newsletter I make VERY OFTEN promo sales with discounts up to 50-60% so you all need to do is wait. Actually I had a sale for flower shop games just a few months ago :)

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by wildcard » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:34 am

:3
Personal fangirl buyer customer oppinion:
Cause the games are totally worth it <3

@Jack: 50-60 % discount? Good thing I got the newsletter :3 *didn't knew* Then I can bully my sis into finally BUYING HER OWN DAMN COPY instead of hooking my pc everytime she's around for a visit.

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by Sylrissa » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:42 am

wildcard wrote::3
Personal fangirl buyer customer oppinion:
Cause the games are totally worth it <3
Pretty much this, I think Jack has a few fangirl customers like us. :lol:
However I understand if the price is too much for some people, money might be tight, and you're just careful with your purchases, maybe a lack of disposable funds. As Jack said you can always wait until he has one of his sales and pick it up for 9.99?

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by jack1974 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:49 am

Just to clarify by "very often" I don't mean once a month :lol: but usually for the major US and non-US festivities (Thanksgiving, 4th July, Christmas, etc).

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by wildcard » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:57 am

That's more than once a year => very often.
And isn't Thanksgiving just around the corner?

My main problem with the WW games was... I didn't just buy just one game even thought I knew money was tight that month *whistles innocently*
It's the games fault. They are so evil seducing good and addicting.
... Why does it feel like I'm talking about Chambara in the last sentence? XD

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by John Smith » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:52 pm

How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by wildcard » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 pm

On the main page (www.winterwolves.com) there is the option to put in your e-mail and 'Subscribe!' on the left side of the page :)

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by Gerulo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:36 am

Not really sure, but game prices will depend on how much developers spent on making the game. Along with how much the producer spend to publish it.

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Re: Why are Winter Wolves games so expensive?

Post by Aleema » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:57 am

Winter Wolves is an indie company that works primarily in a niche genre. That's the long and short of it. Supporting small business will always be more expensive, just as anything good for you is. :P

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