[Coco] Bejeweled, for the CoCo 3?
farna at att.net
Sun Jan 20 11:48:07 EST 2008
Roger, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but writing or building anything for the CoCo and expecting much of a return is ludicrous. It's a small community or mostly hackers, not many users/gamers. If you expect to make money off the CoCo you may as well pack up the site and go on to something else. I'd hate to see that, you have one of the best CoCo sites out there. You'd be better off asking for donations to pay for the server and offering to send a "free" game in return for a certain size donation than selling the games and expecting a return.
Like my AMC car hobby, the CoCo is something that you have to support as a labor of love, and you might be able to break even if you're lucky. Even the guys at Cloud-9 don't make a lot of profit, and if they had to count their R&D and assembly time as well as other overhead (home office, the little extra on the power bill, etc.,) at going rates, they're losing money.
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:25:33 -0600
From: Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com>
The first idea for a destruction based CoCo 3 game which was to be
tornado-based with Mary as the character has been postponed due to
somewhat of a lack of support for her first game. Mary was supposed
to get a % of the sales of this and the tornado game, but with little
interest I wonder if I should do the 2nd game or not. While I'm
waiting on more feedback on the butterflies game, there's no need in
stopping and pouting. If you ARE interested in a cool new CoCo 3
game, I did lower the price to help pursuade you to support the
movement I've made to crank out some new stuff.
If these games flop, I'm not writing anything else for the CoCo, and
I might even rip the web site down and go into hiding.
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