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Pyra Exclusives and paid games

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by veloknight, Dec 9, 2016.

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Would you buy a game that was custom developed for GNU/Linux ARM computers?

  1. Yes, but only if the game code was Free Software

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Yes, but only if the game code and assets were Free Software / Culture

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Yes, but only if the game was exclusive to the Pyra + Pandora

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Yes, but only if the game was exclusive to GNU/Linux more generally

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Yes, but only if the game was on physical media (SD Card)

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. No, under no circumstances

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    72.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. veloknight

    veloknight Still Fresh

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    This is mostly just an idle fantasy, but I've started work on a number of games over the years, and sometimes fantasize about finishing one as an indie exclusive/priority release to support some platform I'm fond of. I'm wondering, what would you think of someone went and did it. Would you pay for a game that's been tailored specifically to Linux ARM devices and the Pyra especially? How much?
     
  2. elvissteinjr

    elvissteinjr Very Active Member

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    Exclusion without any good reason is cancer. No.
     
  3. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    My answer isn't there. Possibly, if the game appealed to me and performed well on whatever device(s) I wanted it for.
     
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  4. Citizen_Lurker

    Citizen_Lurker Still Fresh

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    I concur
     
  5. AnimatedFreak

    AnimatedFreak Very Active Member

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    There is no "yes" whiteout a prefix. I just wanna say yes xD I do prefer if they are GPL or a GPL compatible license.
     
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  6. Urben

    Urben Very Active Member

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    I find it funny how it is not relevant here if the game is good or not.
     
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  7. b_o_b

    b_o_b Advanced Member

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    There are already a few commercial games for the Pandora - based on that I'd say there is not a lot of interest to pay for a game.
    https://repo.openpandora.org/?page=all&s=new&rt=com
    Game that sold best KAMI RETRO sold 144 (price 1.99 GBP)

    You can also make an entry for the next coding competition - pretty sure ED will organize one for the Pyra after it is launched.
     
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  8. edgex004

    edgex004 Advanced Member

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    I have never bought a game off the repo, as none of them seemed like a game I'd like to play. I definitely would if a game I wanted was there.

    I have bought commercial games that opened their sources and later had Pandora ports, for example Jedi Outcast and Eldritch. In fact the only reason I bought them was in order to play them on Pandora/Pyra.
     
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  9. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    No is an option? I mean, why not? If you don't want just don't pay, what's the point?
     
  10. jparish1977

    jparish1977 Still Fresh

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    I would, assuming it looked interesting enough to be worth the price.
     
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  11. PowerGod

    PowerGod Advanced Member

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    I choose "Yes", but for now I didn't see priced games that interested me on the repo
     
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  12. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    You really should get VVVVVV if you didn't get it way back in the humble bundle. The other Terry Cavanagh game (Super Hexagon) is good as well, but more of a bite sized mobile game, while VVVVVV has a story and everything.
     

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