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Afterfall: InSanity Will Debut Brave New Sales Model

Jonathan Lester
Afterfall: InSanity, Horror games, Indie Games, Nicolas Games

Afterfall: InSanity Will Debut Brave New Sales Model

$1 Pre-Orders Available From Later Today

Afterfall InSanity, the post-apocalyptic indie survival horror title from Polish studio Nicolas Games, will be launching on 25th November with an imaginative - if incredibly ambitious - sales model. Pre-Orders will only cost $1, which will include the full game, soundtrack and even a mention in the credits if you choose to register!

This is where things get a bit more interesting. Nicolas Games are aiming for ten million downloads - and will be distributed on Torrent sites once this figure is reached. If this isn't reached, however, the revenue will be donated to charity. It's a brave and slightly confusing double or nothing situation, and we'll keep you posted.

The pre-orders will be going live later today - and I'll stick it up as a deal of sorts.

From the press release: Once the company's target goal is achieved Afterfall: InSanity will be distributed among the p2p (peer 2 peer) networks such as Torrent. Additionally, 10% of the revenues will be donated to one of the largest charity organisations in the world. However, if the number of pre-orders does not reach the 10 million copy sales target, then the revenue collected will be donated to the charity in its entirety. Besides the game itself, players will receive the soundtrack as an added bonus, and those who will register their order will immortalized as part of the game by having their names included as part of the credits.

Nicolas Games is throwing down the gauntlet to the whole industry.

As an independent distributor we can afford to try starting a revolution. Being absolute game fanatics ourselves, we want to prove that high-class games do not have to be associated with high price tags. Our goal is to attract players from all over the world and offer them a great deal; if we can get 10 million people to buy our game we will sell it for just 1 dollar. I strongly believe that this news will electrify the whole market and together we will set a new record. - Tomasz Majka, the CEO of Nicolas Games


Add a comment7 comments
somethingdifferent  Oct. 10, 2011 at 12:11

Using 'added' with the word 'bonus' is one of the most common redundancies. A bonus already implies something added, so there's no need for the 'added'. =)

r3tract  Oct. 10, 2011 at 12:49

I disagree; you can have an 'added bonus' when a bonus is given in addition to a previous bonus.

Take this game for example. You have the game, the initial bonus is that you can pre-order it for $1, the added bonus is that you also get the soundtrack for free. (Although you could just say "another bonus", it is not incorrect to say "added bonus").



Last edited by r3tract, Oct. 10, 2011 at 12:50
somethingdifferentagain  Oct. 10, 2011 at 13:27

Exactly. If something has already been offered as a bonus, then an 'added bonus' could be offered, but it's rare, and would normally be better off reworded. In this context there was only one bonus - the soundtrack - so the 'added' is a redundancy.

Also note that I did not say it was wrong, only that it was redundant here. =)

r3tract  Oct. 10, 2011 at 13:46

Again, I think it is reasonable to argue that the initial bonus is being able to pre-order for a price of $1, so the addition of a soundtrack on top of that would be an "added bonus".

But, on the topic of redundancies, I feel this debate is somewhat redundant, given that the author of the press release does not herald from dealspwn.com


Disappointed1  Oct. 10, 2011 at 15:57


I'll tackle the bigger problem of PIN numbers!:p

r3tract  Oct. 10, 2011 at 17:33

Not to mention the PAC codes. :)

Malpecki  Nov. 1, 2011 at 16:44

One dollar is not much for a game that stands at this level, the game looks very good in the movies.

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