Hey Time Tribers,
In large part thanks to you, our open beta phase has been really fantastic so far! Just take a look at the numbers.
We’ve quickly built a committed user base through word-of-mouth, with no paid advertising, and you’ve been great at helping us identify sticking points in the game. Things are moving along nicely with development of the iPad version and a few new quests to tide you over, as we continue to seek the outside support we need to produce the rest of the episodes we’ve got up our sleeve.
There is one major change that we wanted to highlight particularly, as it affects many of you.
Our pricing structure is changing.
Based on a combination of user feedback, logistical concerns, and App store regulations, we’ve decided to abandon the subscription model, and replace it with a simpler payment method using the in-game currency ingots for all paid content. The core of the introductory episode will remain free-to-play, with an extended version of that episode, and future episodes requiring a one-off payment in ingots. Ingots will still be used to buy other things in the game, such as Boons and premium Artifacts and Furnishings for your customizable Chamber in the Keep. The physical mailers, rather than being part of premium subscriptions, will now be sold individually in our online store.
We think this system will be a lot less complicated for everyone, and heads off worries that we can’t deliver promised content as quickly as monthly subscribers would like.
Thanks for your patience and continued support. And stay tuned for exciting announcements about the iPad version and new quests in coming weeks!