[ANN] Enlightenus

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  1. BiboGames

    BiboGames New Member

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    The quality of this game is so high!
    Could we have some numbers on the budget of the game?
     
  2. SteveZ

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    I can ask but I have a feeling that those who get the cracked version won't even buy it in the first place.

    Thanks. There are around 40 of them - took about 4 months to create them all.

    Ah, that's confidential. But all I can say is it is by far the most expensive game I have made to date.
     
  3. Grey Alien

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    Looks great. It's in my To Play list. Congrats on #1. Don't know why you had doubts about pulling off the game after having produced the Forgotten Lands games.
     
  4. SteveZ

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    Thanks Jake, this game was just very overwhelming to develop - at one time managing 8 freelancers. But it seems to be worth it, this game has the potential to outsell the lifetime sales of my last three titles, combined.

    -Steve Z.
     
  5. Shaz

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    I'll have to play it too. It looks really interesting, with the reverse-hidden-object play.

    I loved Forgotten Lands - I still play it daily just to relax (try to beat my time on those bonus levels). Any sign of a sequel?
     
  6. BiboGames

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    After less that a month the game is now in the 8th position on BFG. I hope that the money invested on the creation of this wonderful game has been already regained. I had thought for a very long permanence on the top positions for that game.
     
  7. SteveZ

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    Thanks for the props, it's hard to retain top positions with so many *** hidden object / adventure games lately :mad: . I have a feeling it will still cling onto the chart and may even rise in the coming days.

    Shaz - yep, FL sequel is in the works, but ever so slowly..

    -Steve Z.
     
  8. Sue

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    This is a beautiful game. I have played the demo and will be buying it with my next BFGC credit. I'm sure it will go on selling and selling for a long time to come.

    How many of you were on the team that created this, or have you done it all yourself?

    I notice it is an exclusive at BFG - is this permanent or is it for a certain amount of time, after which you can sell it through other portals?
     
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    It just shows that the quality of casual games has skyrocketed in the last 18 months. I think it's going to be pretty rare now to see a title staying in the top 10 for months...

    JC
     
  10. BiboGames

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    But this also mean that maybe it's better to avoid risky productions with great money (and time) investment: if with a relatively low budget game I can do the same as a large budget game...

    "Hidden in time, Mirror Mirror" is a low budget game that has done very well recently.

    Marco
     
  11. SteveZ

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    From my experience, the extra time and money invested was worth it - even with BFG fixed 6.99 gcm price point. Within 3 weeks of launch, this game already outsold the lifetime sales of my second best-selling game.
     
  12. jcottier

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    Low budget? Compare to the best HOG may be, but still unafordable for most people on this forum.

    JC
     
  13. BiboGames

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    I think that the budget of Enlightenus is at least 10 time the budget of a game like Hidden in Time.

    Hidden in Time was #1 on BFG for at least 30 days! (and I'm still wondering how this could be happened...)
     
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    Sometimes it's just release timing... we're lucky our game released when it did. If it had been released any later it wouldn't had had a chance to get high on the top ten.
     
  15. Grey Alien

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    Lol, sounds like a nightmare :)
     

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