Wizard wrote:Taking this opportunity to make a short point of the situation and reply to some of your questions.
Why no updates to Astro Empires in the recent times?
The reason is that our staff is very limited, currently is only me and one more person in the game developing, and we have been worked in the new game Astro Legends, a complex game that requires lots of work and focus.
So? You get money from upgrades and ads. Hire a consultant, firm, or person to make some changes. This is not a real issue.
Wizard wrote:Why a new game and not add new features to Astro Empires?
We have worked in Astro Empires for years, unfortunately even with the constant work the player base have keep decreasing (as is normal in every game after a while), and is hard to keep working when there is no longer a financial outcome from it. We decided to work in a new title using part of the Astro Empires material and lore, a game that I wanted to do at some time, and hope to bring a new audience and use it also to promote Astro Empires. It all goes well it can help the company and also the Astro Empires game.
A new game will not help the current AE. The game needs a major facelift which you have ignored for ten years. Do you honestly think something will maintain itself without work? There is a financial outcome from AE. You have failed to take advantages of the changing times, from expanding onto a mobile app, to fixing cheating, to also fixing your multiple accounts problem. Hard for new people who play on a cell phone to play this game when they get flagged for cheating because 2 people are using the same IP address. Failure to change is fatal to any organization. Failing in and of itself is a learning experience.
This game is at the point in which a high school kid can more or less code it. There are no high end graphics, animations, etc. For the most part it is very basic and simple.
You have had 10 years to work on this game, and very little to nothing has been done. You want more members, then you need to make changes such as:
1. Having a list generate of all the new members who joined the game in the last 24 hours so they can be messaged and contacted by guilds. Let guilds recruit easier in game.
2. Allowing new players to catch up to older ones.
3. Exportation to mobile app/integration. Let people play on computer or cell phone.
4. Facelift of player interface and interaction.
5. Finish the scouting database that was supposed to be added years ago. Quality of life updates that make the game easier and less time consuming for players.
If you need cash fast, just do the following:
10 Million credits for 100 US Dollars
5 Million credits for 60 US Dollars
1 Million credits for 15 US Dollars
If you have enough new content people will spend money to get the latest and greatest stuff. Many people do not want to wait and earn stuff. Exploit that.
Wizard wrote:When you expect to have the new game ready?
We have been working in this new game intensely, even if we are only 2 persons working on this complex game, and we still have others activities like maintain Astro Empires game and company related tasks. Hope in the next year we have a playable Beta version. More than half the game mechanisms and asserts are completed and so far is looking good and enjoyable to play.
Thank you for all the support
Good luck with your new game. Hope it works out for you. I will not be there and I doubt that many here will never step foot into it.