The convince me to buy your game contest has now officially ended. I decided to buy 3 games (plus making one small donation).
First I bought Duck Tiles. The Pony comment got my attention :)
You should buy one of my games, specifically Bulldozer, Duck Tilesr, or The Puzzle Pack. And you should buy one for three reasons. First off, youâ€™ll have a great game for only $9.95. Second, all game-buyers get ads shut off on The Daily Puzzles. Third, if you enter the coupon-code â€œGAMEPRODERDOTNETâ€, you get 25% off, so thatâ€™s even cheaper.
Oh, and also because I have a cool blog. And I personally know David Michael. And Iâ€™ll give you a pony.
Okay, not a pony.
I will buy The Witch’s Yarn – BUT, I couldn’t make payment since there was no paypal option (and the inner game buy system didn’t look secure for me. I’ve heard about Kagi, but I didn’t like the payment system, so I didn’t make the payment). Anyway, I’ll wait for guys at Mousechief to get back to me so I can finish the order. The game looked interesting, and they had such arguments that left no option but to get this game:
After all the hype and hypertension from playing smups, urps, zurps, and other â€˜lean forwardâ€™ games:
1. Have a nice read, with The Witchâ€™s Yarn.
2. Chuckle along with the first, interactive sit-com.
3. Delight at the quality illustrations, the real instrument jazz music, and the outlandish characters.
4. In-game purchase system keeps the game flowing (after the â€˜please purchaseâ€™ message).
5. First two chapters are free. :-)
The last game I bought was Kudos. Cliff Harris had such a bold start, that I couldn’t resist his offer. He started by saying: “Can I enter twice?”.
Lastly, I sent my two cents (plus couple of dollars) to funpcgame, since he asked :)
I would have bought PlayDetective, but BUY button was not available yet.
Hamumu had quite solid arguments favoring their game Loonyland 2: “youâ€™ll buy it, and I win.”… but I skipped their offer. At least for now.
I would have bought pyabo’s game, but didn’t know what his game was, since he only said: “Buy my game or the kitten gets it!” :)
Roman’s suggestion was extremely convincing (“Juuso, buy one of my games so Iâ€™ll buy Edoiki when itâ€™s out”), and I had checked Runes of Avalon earlier… but skipped it this time. :)
I must add that there were lots of great suggestions (such as Sheeplings – wonderful name!) and I needed to ‘flip coins’ to find those 3 games. There were simply so many good suggestions, that it was really tough to decide. Maybe in some other day, I would have picked some completely different 3 games, but this time here are the results.
Here’s the full list of suggested games:
Fairy Forest and others
DROD – KDD
The Witch’s Yarn
Play With Fire
Dismount (not sure how I can buy this though)
Fun PC games
Ancient Soft’s Games
Tennis Elbow Manager
The Code Zone games
Online pool game
If I accidentally forgot somebody, please let me know and I’ll put it on the list
That’s it, thanks everybody. Hopefully you enjoyed the contest, I sure had fun reading the comments and picking the games.
Now, people – start going through that list, buy those games, and support indie game development. These guys know what they do, and deserve to get some bucks. And you deserve to get to play fine games. For a full list with developer comments, please check out the original contest blog entry and scroll down to read how people tried convince me to buy their games.
Update: John Hattan just sent me this… image that is :)