Lylian: Ep 1 - Released!

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  1. ionside

    ionside New Member

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    It's finally done, I've released my first major independently developed product to the world.

    I thought I'd be able to celebrate and get drunk and have plenty of sleep. But non of that has happened yet. It was actually released a few days ago!

    It's all very exciting and nerve-racking, a lot crazier than I could have anticipated.

    The game is available for purchase directly from http://lyliangame.com through FastSpring.

    Also on Gamersgate currently with a Christmas time little discount. And soon to be on Bigpond Game Arena.

    I'm freaking tired guys... I don't know how you do it. But I'm ready to start it all again... soon.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. CasualInsider

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    Congratulations. :)
     
  3. jpoag

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    I didn't see a demo, but it was only 4.99 so I went ahead and bought it.
     
  4. ionside

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    Thanks!

    A demo is being put together, but probably not ready until early next year, as a level is specifically being made for the demo.

    A little backwards I know. But that just seems to be the way I do things lately.
     
  5. James Dean

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    Dig the artwork. Congrats on the release
     
  6. defanual

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    Well done man, finishing often is the hardest part many hardly ever reach ;)
     
  7. Jack Norton

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    Welcome to the infamous "post-release stress" of indie devs! :D jokes apart, congrats and best of luck with it.
     
  8. HarryBalls

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    Congratulations on the release. How did you decide on the $4.99 price point?
     
  9. Reactor

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    Congrats ionside! :) Great to see it done and dusted.
     
  10. ionside

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    Thanks guys!

    @HarryBalls - I've compared it to the Grimm Fairytales and Tell Tale episodic games. Because it is an episodic style I felt this was the best price for it.

    I have thought that it may bring it into that "too low for quality" price point. But still, seems the best price for the game length and the story continues into the next episodes.
    I may look into raising it to $6 soon, to see what happens.
     
  11. lennard

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    The visuals are so cool, I'd be curious how just releasing a trailer and no demo works out for awhile...
     
  12. jpoag

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    Stick with the 4.99 until you get a demo rolled out. Wait until sales slump (or at least a month) to create a demo.

    Personally, 4.99 tips my cheap meter. If the game was no good (which I'm not saying) then I would still feel ok that 4.99 was spent on Indie support.

    Also, after purchasing a game, I'm more likely to give it a chance than a demo. With a demo, I have no money invested and I'll cut my losses after 5 minutes if I don't like it.

    Let your site, videos and game reviews sell the game. They do a really good job.
     
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  13. Jack Norton

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    I remember Anna Sweet from Valve saying that the "under $10" was a "no-brainer" for most people to buy a game. (don't know if she was talking about having no-demo or not).
    Anyway I agree with jpoag - unless you have very poor sales no need for ademo with such ridiculously low (for a non appstore game! :D) price tag.
     
  14. ionside

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    @ Jpoag - That's very good advice, thank you! I will still put out a demo, early next year, only because people are asking for it. I'm waiting for reviews to come through, so will see what happens there.

    @ Jack Norton - I'm not sure how to rate it, I'm feeling the sales aren't that great (at least direct sales), I won't know until next month when the reports come in from Gamersgate and GameArena.
    If only I could convince Anna Sweet to put it on Steam, hehe.
     
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  15. potan

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    the game looks awesome, congratulation on finishing it :D
     
  16. Jack Norton

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    Gamersgate has a real-time (or at least daily) report, ask for a login and you can see the sales before end of month :)
     
  17. ionside

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    Thanks man, Revealing my newby-ness there, but I guess I did that in the first post. :D
     
  18. Jack Norton

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    Np, I didn't know about it either until someone else told me. That's what indiegamer is for :cool:
     

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