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Paikia Oct 21, 2013 @ 8:42am
What's with the weird cards economy?
Since the game was released, there have always been very few Superfrog HD cards available on the market, which automatically means the ones that have been available - have been very expensive.

At first I figured it made sense, since the game was a new release and all. I decided to sell my cards, wait for the game to sell and for the cards prices to go down and stabilize, and only then buy the cards for a badge. Except that never happened.

I don't have any information about sales figures, but this game looks decent, to say the least, so there's no reason it shouldn't support a *much* larger supply of cards.

Does anyone have any explanations or theories about this phenomenon? I'm quite curious...

Thanks. :)
Last edited by Paikia; Oct 21, 2013 @ 8:43am
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Orpheusftw Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
Unfortunately for Superfrog, I don't believe he sold very well this time around.
Seriously. If I'm not mistaken, this game HEINOUSLY undersold, for what might be expected of a steam release.

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that certain statistics reported an average of 2 players a day, with 11, or 16 (or some approximately low number) being the peak player count, around launch.

That would certainly lead to a sparse card economy. It's a shame, but I bought Superfrog (here, and the GOG original as well) so I've done my part and can't feel too bad.
Paikia Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:12am 
That's a shame. I really believe this game deserves better. It might not be a masterpiece, but it's definitely a fun 2D platformer, regardless of how good or bad the original version was (which I've never seen or played before).

Maybe it's just a matter of exposure - have it on sale for a while, so it gets its spot as one of the "Featured" games.
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Duderino Oct 24, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Team 17 didn't want to include the level editor for PC and now game seems overpriced, but it's a great game anyway
krashd Oct 24, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Superfrog was always a bit culty, I didn't think it was even known outside the UK, so you have to be old enough to have had an Amiga and be from the UK, not a massive chunk of Steam's userbase.

Shame, Team17 was one of the developers that helped the Amiga steal so much of my childhood, Superfrog, Worms, Alien Breed, ProjectX...
kalirion Oct 31, 2013 @ 11:48am 
Guess what, prices are going to be <$0.10 per card very shortly.
Paikia Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Originally posted by kalirion:
Guess what, prices are going to be <$0.10 per card very shortly.

Care to share what you know with the rest of the class? :P
Asandir Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:12pm 
Originally posted by Paikia:
Originally posted by kalirion:
Guess what, prices are going to be <$0.10 per card very shortly.

Care to share what you know with the rest of the class? :P

Well, it's pretty simple, it's part of the current Humble Bundle Weekly Sale, thus more people will get this game now and earn the cards ^^
Paikia Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
Kk, makes sense. Thanks for the info. :)
Adhoc Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
Originally posted by krashd:
Superfrog was always a bit culty, I didn't think it was even known outside the UK.
I'm from Poland and I had this game on Amiga 1200 in 90'. It was pretty popular back in the days. Also this version seems bit easier? Its only my feeling?
Last edited by Adhoc; Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:22pm
moderno! Oct 31, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
haha thanks for this post. I was curious myself. The cards had always been rather expensive, $1+ per card. And in the blink of an eye the cards are now around $.10 each. Thanks for the explanation
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