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Kpats Sep 25, 2012 @ 8:18pm
Suppose to be Free
I thought this game was suppose to be a free game, why is Steam Charging for it? The developers basically announced last month that they were giving the game away for free because they didnt care if people paid for it, didnt pay for it, pirated, etc.
Last edited by Kpats; Sep 25, 2012 @ 8:18pm
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Meidi Sep 25, 2012 @ 8:22pm 
It was a promotion, for a limited time. The game actually costs $5.
Spookin' Bad Cop Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:20pm 
McPixel costs $5 on their site too, as far as I know it always costed, it only would have free DLC
Peter Pan Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:52am 
You got conned!

Jokes aside, even if it was as how you understood it, the temptation to earn money is strong.
citrus twist Sep 26, 2012 @ 1:10am 
Originally posted by Lûçky-Ñ13:
The developers basically announced last month that they were giving the game away for free because they didnt care if people paid for it, didnt pay for it, pirated, etc.

I'm pretty sure the developers actually said something along the lines of 'considering how much money we made from sales compared to how much money the game cost to make, it'd be foolish to go chasing down pirates'.

I'm finding it interesting how many people genuinely think that games are 'supposed to be free', there was a forum topic on the FTL site with someone claiming the same thing, 'Why is Steam charging money for your game??? I downloaded it from a torrent site, so isn't it supposed to be free??'

It's kinda funny seeing topics like that on their official forums. But also kinda dumb.
MattyFTM Sep 26, 2012 @ 4:14am 
Sos did a promotion with The Pirate Bay where he basically said "I understand not everyone can afford to buy the game, or want to try it out before they pay for it. So pirate it, but throw me a few coins if you like it and are able to".

So yeah, the game costs money. Always has.
.Fatal Error X Sep 26, 2012 @ 6:53am 
not all the games are free on greenlight you know, dev has to eat and pay rent too while he supports his title ...
OrangeLion Sep 26, 2012 @ 8:06am 
It was only free for a limited amount of time, but before that the price was 5 as well.
Gnoupi |ŦƒŲ| Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:11am 
Actually, it was 10, on release, the price
Alfonso Gamble Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:20pm 
If it makes you feel any better, you can get 20% off if you submit fanart with your purchase on the game's website.
QGZR Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:46pm 
lol i don't know where you got the idea that it's going to be free. like what MattyFTM said, don't want to pay? pirate the game. but this game dev is cool enough so i decided to buy the game even after i pirated a copy already.
Legendofme Sep 26, 2012 @ 3:58pm 
The game used to cost $10, there was a limited time promotion with a pirate website where you could name your own price. If you bought the game prior to the Steam release you do get a free steam code.
V4ND4L Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:04am 
It wasn't "name your own price". It was download and distribute for free -and- if you wanted to send him money, you could. He made no claims about charging, suggested rates, or anything else. He also never claimed this was a limited offer. Everyone who states otherwise is just guessing that he said that. Very easy to verify this.

Sos Sosowski  [developer] Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:03am 
Originally posted by Vandal:
It wasn't "name your own price". It was download and distribute for free -and- if you wanted to send him money, you could. He made no claims about charging, suggested rates, or anything else. He also never claimed this was a limited offer. Everyone who states otherwise is just guessing that he said that. Very easy to verify this.

Sorry to have to prove you wrong. Here's a screenshot of McPixel website taken when the promo started.

http://i.imgur.com/rpDwH.png
CueZero Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:52pm 
Zing, finally some evidence to slap some sense into these casuals (kidding!). McPixel is an awesome game that has always been a very reasonable 5 bucks, and is completely worth it. If you had any love for the Wario Ware games you'd love this too. And if you don't know what WarioWare is you should turn in your gamer card now and go back to Call of Duty or whatever the kids "play" these days.
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[SpookyScary] Shunk Sep 28, 2012 @ 7:40pm 
The original game was free, it was part of the Luda challenge, which was "make a game in 48 hours." Sos (who is one guy) participates in these contests all the time, and makes plenty of simple games for these contests and tends to do quite well in them. After its success at Luda, he decided to run with it and make a full game around the project with much more content. He just enjoys making games, but it's nice to throw him some money for his work.
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