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Why I Am Alive is Dead to PCs

IncGamers quotes I Am Alive creative director Stanislas Mettra on the reasons there will be no PC edition of the upcoming survival game (thanks Eurogamer). "Weíve heard loud and clear that PC gamers are bitching about there being no version for them," said Mettra. "But are these people just making noise just because thereís no version or because itís a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?" He then goes on to invoke the spectre of piracy:

"Itís hard because thereís so much piracy and so few people are paying for PC games that we have to precisely weigh it up against the cost of making it. Perhaps it will only take 12 guys three months to port the game to PC, itís not a massive cost but itís still a cost. If only 50,000 people buy the game then itís not worth it."

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37. Re: Why I Am Alive is Dead to PCs Nov 24, 2011, 09:26 Dev
 
I imagine Dungeon Defender devs were surprised that PC gamers bought 4 times the copies that xbox gamers did (200k vs 50k) even with piracy.

It would be easy enough for devs like this to do a kickstarter project, one where people commit to pre-orders, but don't get charged if the funding level is not reached. They could set the funding level at a point where they are breaking even, and then every other sale besides the pre-orders is profit.

That way, if there's NOT enough interest, no customers are out any money , and the devs aren't out any resources spent porting the game.

But no, this makes too much sense compared to just spouting off "PIRACY PC GAMING IS DEAD."
 
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