New contest

2013-09-17 21:14:29 by Manly-Chicken
I will mail the winner a sticker that I got at the NG office during Pico Day.

Buy Merdermaid Donation.


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2013-09-18 00:17:57

What? Sorry, did you say something? I was too busy playing GTAV.

Manly-Chicken responds:

You bastard.


2013-09-18 00:47:57

make your app free.

(Updated ) Manly-Chicken responds:

There is a free version.
It has all the same content because I'm an idiot and thought you could keep an app as free for a little while before making it paid.
I uploaded a paid version because money.
And I'm totally against the whole "buy in game currency for real cash" trend.
It's manipulative and undermines game mechanics.


2013-09-18 04:54:07

Shit, I gave away the stickers I got at Pico day, to a couple that happened to be staying at the same hotel as me, as a reward for guiding me there....

Manly-Chicken responds:

Did they even know what NG was?


2013-09-18 11:53:39

Ah yeah. That's the road we went down wih the in app purchases. However, you don't need to pay any money to beat the game.

Manly-Chicken responds:

I never really liked that concept.
My main hang ups are that these kinds of games can make the base game more grindy in an effort to get more people to in app purchase, it makes the game less of a game and more of a service, if there are leaderboards they represent who buys the most in game stuff, it makes it feel like you don't own the complete game (which I feel is a big problem with a lot of modern games with season passes not even getting you all the dlc anymore), and the numerous accounts of kids buying $100 worth of in game currency.

I also don't like in game ads, because in a game that uses the whole screen, which is a lot of tablet and smartphone games, you can touch them accidentally, ruining the flow of the game, they break immersion, and take up screen real estate that could be used on the hud or something (merdermaid has a very specific gameplay area ratio).

Though the thing is that (I don't know if it was me being too generous and having a free version withnall of the content) only 2 people bought the Donation version of Merdermaid (one of them was someone I know), and 80 downloaded the free. Over 200 downloaded my free basketball game too.

It's nice to have free games and DLC, but I feel that many developers these days are nickle and diming at every chance they can get.
I kind of miss the days when you bought a game and you owned all of it and didn't have to pay to beat the game faster or to play about half of the multiplayer modes.


2013-09-18 14:33:05

Yeah, they were at the (Pico Day) party this year.... young man and women, both had spackle or paint on their street clothes, can't remember their names for the life of me. Was a long (slightly drunk) journey from the train station to the Best Western, and we all had a pleasant chat. Gave them 2 classic NG stickers on the train ride there.

Manly-Chicken responds:

Didn't notice them at all.


2013-09-18 20:38:23

Does 5 charges of GTA count as well?

Manly-Chicken responds:

As long as I have a way to play GTA V I don't care.


2013-09-19 22:41:08

Nice High Definition update to your profile and icon image. Did you do the coloring?

Manly-Chicken responds:

Theshadling literally did everything.


2013-09-26 12:04:04

Are you the very same manly chicken that I saw who commented on youtube...?
Like helixsnake's video?
It's weird how I saw your name 2 times today on youtube.
One on helix and the other on davidfirth

Manly-Chicken responds:

Yup, that was me,