Announcement of InApp-Purchases instead of a premium version

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Post by theotheoderich » Fri Feb 10, 2017 20:42

We will of course regularly add buildings to the basic game (free, without further costs).

In the next few weeks (perhaps months) I will work mostly for the InApp-Purchases.
I have a looong ToDo list with buildings to draw :wink:
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Post by craigibhoy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:43

Hey at least its not EA who is making theotown because then it will become a pay to play game.

See the thing is imho is that EA and other big devs are all about money and flowersoft(i think thats you guys) are not here for all our money, thats why at present this is the only city builder i know of that is like the classic simcity where you don't have to pay or have to wait on stuff to build or use resources etc.

IAP's for TT is so you can expand on the game with new buildings etc similar to like Forza for xbox one where you can buy car packs to extend the game, the difference with TT tho compared to other city building games these are optional and we don't have to buy, tho if you take simcity for example you really do need to spend money or your city will be half full in about forever.

So having IAP's is better than having premium then you can choose what you want in your game and your showing your support to the lobby and theo for making the best city building game on android :)

About tourism, you should consider a casino, think of Las Vegas :)

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Post by Ahmad Nur Aizat » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:11

craigibhoy wrote:About tourism, you should consider a casino, think of Las Vegas :)
I saw a casino in the commercials, the level $$$ ones, so I don't think it's a type of tourism categorised buildings/landmarks

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Post by Hayran » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:47

Mayor, Do not do it, please. Make a premium version then... It's better to split the game this way. So at least we paid for the fair price and not ''dlc/expansion versions''.

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Post by Ahmad Nur Aizat » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:20

Hayran wrote:Mayor, Do not do it, please. Make a premium version then... It's better to split the game this way. So at least we paid for the fair price and not ''dlc/expansion versions''.
Lobby said that it's better to do the IAP because that'll earn money more, and that money is going to use for paying gaming programs and things related to that. But of course, the price wouldn't be so high and the game is still free, unlike many other games which are using the Pay-To-Win way to earn money

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Post by KINGTUT10101 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:06

Will more plug in be added to the game when there's ones are finished and will the IAP that unlocks all of the plug ins include any new ones too?

Btw can we just call the IAP that unlocks all of the IAP's the Premium Pass?

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Post by Robal » Tue Feb 14, 2017 0:52

Wow, so may DLCs. I hope they will be cheap, though :D

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Post by kinsang_lee » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:57

gotta say the icon looks like open TDD :?
It doesn't look good

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Post by Bearbear65 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:32

I would of have preferred a premium version since
It will make the game feel free :D

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Post by Ahmad Nur Aizat » Tue Feb 14, 2017 15:34

former member wrote:
Bearbear65 wrote:I would of have preferred a premium version since
It will make the game feel free :D
True, but with IAP they earn more money... They think only about money now :cry: Sorry

I was writing this message for like 15 minutes...
But, if you think positively, the money would be used to buy more softwares for developing and improving the game, which gives more features, and that'll attract more people.

We should think positively about this matter.

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Post by theotheoderich » Tue Feb 14, 2017 17:07

former member wrote: ... BTW The problem is they think only about money now :cry: Sorry
That is not nice to write something like that :cry:

The game has been in PlayStore since spring 2015 and has always been completely free of charge. These are two years where you did not have to pay anything for TheoTown.
If it had only been for the money, TheoTown would have cost money from the beginning.

We have put hundreds of working hours into this game .... do not forget.
You do not have to buy the inapp purchases. Nobody forces you to buy something. TheoTown will continue to be playable for free, even without buying inapp purchases.
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Post by theotheoderich » Tue Feb 14, 2017 18:05

Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer a game over a period of more than two years always totally free.

For example...the webserver on which the forum is located and on which you can show your screenshots costs 18 euros a month. The graphic tablet which I use cost 250 euros. An ergnomische mouse was needed while spending so many hours with the graphics program. It was also not cheap.

I love TheoTown and I would also like many people to have fun with it.
But in the long run we can not work on it without having any income.
The advertising in the game unfortunately brought as good as nothing.
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Post by theotheoderich » Tue Feb 14, 2017 18:23

This is a pity, but your decision :cry:

It is not unexpected that TheoTown will be paid.
Four months ago we began to announce it.

But it makes no sense to discuss further. You have your opinion, I see it differently.
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Post by Lobby » Tue Feb 14, 2017 18:44

About the ads covering something - That has to be a bug, the ads shouldn't cover anything. The preserve edges feature was introduced to serve specific devices with edge screens where tapping near edges is difficult (early edge models by Samsung for example). It was an explicit user wish and has nothing to do with ads.

About the buy buttons, I actually plan to make some of them hideable. But for income it seems to be crucial to show them if user doesn't state otherwise. Yes, money is important when you have to earn it for yourself.

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Post by rare_metal » Tue Feb 14, 2017 19:13

Matison, if you don't like - don't play. Just stop crying. Nobody force you to pay.
I'll buy when all be compited. I already dicided. You may not - that's your dicision. You may think the game will be worse. That's your opinion i totally disagree with it.
But just stop crying!

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Post by CommanderABab » Tue Feb 14, 2017 19:59

rare_metal wrote:Matison, if you don't like - don't play. Just stop crying. Nobody force you to pay.
I'll buy when all be compited. I already dicided. You may not - that's your dicision. You may think the game will be worse. That's your opinion i totally disagree with it.
But just stop crying!
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Post by tokoloko » Tue Feb 14, 2017 20:04

I always wanted to donate money to theotown, but the crisis in my country is difficult :(
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Post by Bearbear65 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:49

I think the donation should not be 6$ it should be 1$ or 2$ because they're some people who don't have enough money but still want to support the game
Just my opinion :D
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Post by Bearbear65 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:14

I think you should make a shop area in the menu then having it saying
"Pay this much to unlock this feature" while playing the game
Just my opinion :D

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Post by Ahmad Nur Aizat » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:49

Okay everyone!

I know that the IAP choice isn't a good idea, but please, there should be a wisdom beyond. I personally oppose the decision, but I still surrender and respect Lobby and Theo. So to make sure that TheoTown fits players' desire, they have to fulfil demands.

So I know that everyone has their opinions to express, but we all have to open our minds. It's not only for the devs, but it's for everyone.

I don't wanna be rude to anyone, I just wanna state the truth.

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Post by Bearbear65 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:12

Ahmad Nur Aizat wrote:Okay everyone!

I know that the IAP choice isn't a good idea, but please, there should be a wisdom beyond. I personally oppose the decision, but I still surrender and respect Lobby and Theo. So to make sure that TheoTown fits players' desire, they have to fulfil demands.

So I know that everyone has their opinions to express, but we all have to open our minds. It's not only for the devs, but it's for everyone.

I don't wanna be rude to anyone, I just wanna state the truth.
I agree with you :D
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Post by Robal » Wed Feb 15, 2017 22:01

Matison, sorry but please, stop being such an ignorant. Guys are doing amazing work, just one artist and one programmer make a city simulator, imagine how much work it requires. And it's everything for free, except for couple of buildings. I could understand your anger if the game woud be paid, but it still free, those addons just give some nice things, but nothing necessary! And buying them is a nice way to help the creators.

Although I know about the option to turn off ads, I've never used it because I want to support creators. btw I can't understand your excuse about them,, those ads are so small. You probably have never played a "free" game where you must watch one minute long ad to continue playing....

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Post by NisekoKilla » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:21

former member wrote:TheoTown turned from an amazing game to a bad one :cry:
I am quitting it for as long as you won't make the game good like before.
I don't want to do it, but I'll have to :cry:
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Post by Lobby » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:48

How does the hack work?

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Post by jbowes04 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:21

I must admit this. I've been play in the game for a long time, got really addicted and now i play it everyday. Although I dont support IAP, they are still granting you access to good features, and it is also a way to support the devs which personally i think is a great thing. I'm already planning designs for each building/zone like the mili zone and airport based alone on the concept art. Over the year's the game has grown a lot, and continues to grow daily. We all knew that eventually IAP's were going to come, and now they have.
I check the forums a bit, not too much,
Still love theotown, watched it go through a lot of stuff B)

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