As you might remember from our last update post, Scrolls is getting released on tablets very soon. Aside from the technical issues of porting a game of such awesomeness to portable devices, we’ve realised that our current price point is not feasible for flatter, more touchy, machines.
Cross-platform play is extremely important to us, so creating separate communities for tablets and PC/Mac was out of the question. We’re also determined to maintain a one-off cost for Scrolls and not pressure our players into spending extra cash in order to be competitive, or to have a good time in both the early and late game.
Our current price of $21 isn’t feasible for tablets. As you probably already know, games are cheap on those things. Free-to-play would be an option, but we’re not keen on the way that that form of monetisation can affect gameplay.
After taking these points into consideration, we’ve decided to implement the following price changes once the game is released this Autumn:
- The price will be lowered to $5, or equivalent in your currency.
- Existing customers will be given the $20 shard package at no additional cost.
- We will feature full cross-platform play. PC, Mac, and tablet players will face off against each other in a digital battle royale! Your scrolls collection will be consistent across platforms.
That’s all for now. We hope you like these decisions! See you on the battlefield.