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View Poll Results: Would you pay for a new Amiga game? If yes, how much?
No thanks 9 11.84%
20$ 50 65.79%
40$ 12 15.79%
60$ 1 1.32%
80$ 4 5.26%
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Old 10 April 2017, 19:48   #1
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Floppy disk Would you pay for a new Amiga game?

Hi guys,
I was reading the Thimbleweed Park Amiga Port thread, and I wonder if, nowadays, people would pay for a new Amiga game.

After all, Unknown Realm a Commodore 64 game raised 125K$ on Kickstarter.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...d-commodore-64

My question is how much would you pay?

- No thanks
- 20$
- 40$
- 60$
- 100$

It is only a quick poll in order to understand how much people would be interested in it.
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Old 10 April 2017, 20:11   #2
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5-10$ for digital download but it has to be high quality which is unlikely to happen
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Old 10 April 2017, 20:36   #3
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Obviously it depends on the game.
But not only would I pay for a new Amiga game.
I have several times in the last few years... ;-)

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Old 10 April 2017, 20:45   #4
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Depends on the game...
I don't have much interest in anything
that is not a FPS or a Graphic Adventure

So 10 - 25 depending on Quality, Length + Digital or Physical Copy
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Old 10 April 2017, 20:49   #5
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I have paid for a lot of recent games that have been released commercially or at least in boxed collectors edition, so I WOULD pay for it. On the other hand, it really depends on the game and maybe even the genre. I would buy Powerglove, I wouldn't buy Reshoot.
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Old 10 April 2017, 21:22   #6
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Depends on the game, if it's some lazy ass shit, no, if it's some product that took love and time, yes.
I don't believe in the "support any game as long as it runs on an AMiga" mentality because I believe in quality control.

Chances are better if a digital download is available, I would definitely pay $5 for a simpler game that I can download and play immediately rather than pay $40 for a simple game forced into some sort of physical release it doesn't really deserve.

I have bought many C64 games digitally in recent years and that is cool. We need to start having digital-only as an option!
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Old 10 April 2017, 22:12   #7
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Yes, I have also bought lot of C64 games for a few dollars/euros in the past years, I would gladly buy digital copies of Amiga games as well. Boxed ones? Well, maybe, but it depends on the game. PLUS if the games they are talking about being in production over at the Apollo forums get released for a couple of dollars, I would buy them right away (as soon as I have my Vampire).
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Old 10 April 2017, 22:16   #8
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It is only a quick poll in order to understand how much people would be interested in it.
interested in what? charging for helloworld one choice ascii text adventure? or in voting in another useless poll? just because some c64 game gained some serious funds on kickstarter?
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interested in what? charging for helloworld one choice ascii text adventure? or in voting in another useless poll? just because some c64 game gained some serious funds on kickstarter?
Maybe it was a smokescreen for a second hidden poll checking how many ppl would actually answer it and how many would take the opportunity to go bitching about the poll itself
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Old 10 April 2017, 23:48   #10
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Too much trolling and bullying in this forum
In almost every thread haha

There are 2 people voting they would pay 80$ for an Amiga game, now that is some serious trolling
Why not pay 200 for a floppy in a box, 80 is a steal

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Now I have made it a total of three votes for $80 and above.

$80 AUD is what a 25 quid Amiga game would cost when imported into Australian computer stores back in the early 90's. I paid it then and I would pay it now, especially now that I'm a grown man and am not relying on allowance from my parents and gifts from other family members but have my own money.

I would add that it must be a game that I actually want to play and feel is worth the money. For example $15 AUD for boxed Tanks Furry seems like a reasonable shareware fee for a physical copy of what is ultimately a free game. $55 AUD for the DVD boxed Gold Edition of AlarCity seemed fair so I paid it also.

But no way am I touching Solid Gold or Tales of Gorluth. You would have to pay me to play these or indeed any game made using BackBone! I'd rather pay for a game made in SEUCK.
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Old 11 April 2017, 06:57   #12
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Yes, I would.
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Old 11 April 2017, 07:35   #13
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I would pay 20-40$. Price depends for game quality.
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Now I have made it a total of three votes for $80 and above.

$80 AUD is what a 25 quid Amiga game would cost when imported into Australian computer stores back in the early 90's. I paid it then and I would pay it now, especially now that I'm a grown man and am not relying on allowance from my parents and gifts from other family members but have my own money.

I would add that it must be a game that I actually want to play and feel is worth the money. For example $15 AUD for boxed Tanks Furry seems like a reasonable shareware fee for a physical copy of what is ultimately a free game. $55 AUD for the DVD boxed Gold Edition of AlarCity seemed fair so I paid it also.

But no way am I touching Solid Gold or Tales of Gorluth. You would have to pay me to play these or indeed any game made using BackBone! I'd rather pay for a game made in SEUCK.
Are you saying Solid Gold is backbone?
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Solid gold is not backbone. I thought it was crap too, but when I played I found it was a nice game, it has that one more time factor.
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Solid gold is not backbone. I thought it was crap too, but when I played I found it was a nice game, it has that one more time factor.
Yeah I know it's not backbone. The asm source is on aminet. It's a great resource for noob game programmers.
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Old 11 April 2017, 10:38   #17
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I definitely have and will continue to pay for / support Amiga games and developers

...though I'm not really into boxed copies etc. so agree with Akira. There should always be an option for digital download.
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Old 11 April 2017, 10:43   #18
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It should be digital download adf with whdload installer together or a preinstalled whdload folder.
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Old 11 April 2017, 13:54   #19
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But no way am I touching Solid Gold or Tales of Gorluth.
Solid Gold isn't backbone and a lot of time and work has been put in it, more than many of the other stuff available for sale out there.
To make things better, phx has shared the source of the game with the community to help others out in making proper Amiga games. The boxed version came as a request from people if I am not wrong, he wasn't really interested in that at first, and you can get the game for free if you want to, too.
Clearly don't understand your comment here, putting it together with a backbone game.
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Old 11 April 2017, 14:09   #20
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We need new games that can utilize a 68030 so we can take advantage of all our accelerators.

But i would pay up to $40 depending on the quality of the game.
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