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Postby factoid » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:57 pm

estel wrote:
factoid wrote:I think you're right that your major problem is awareness. Microsoft is NOT doing a good job of promoting the game on XBLA. Unless you haven't launched on xbox yet. I usually go every few days to the "new releases" section on Marketplace to see what games are new. I haven't noticed anything recently in Arcade except for Duke3D and they're still promoting the hell out of Braid and Castle Crashers..


MW isn't going to be out onto XBLA until about Q2 next year, I believe! :)


That's sad. I think a simultaneous release strategy might have been worth the extra effort. I'm sure there are good reasons for not doing it that way, though. I know microsoft's certification process is not fast, and it probably seemed silly to delay the PC launch when the game was done and ready to go just so it could launch simultaneously with XBLA.

Downside is that people like me who really want to try both versions before buying aren't going to pick it up yet.

On the plus side introversion will get a LOT more ink for Multiwinia when it hits XBLA, so just be patient guys!
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Postby xander » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:23 pm

I plan to require that all of my students purchase Multiwinia. Sure, some of them don't have computers, but they can still buy the game! They will get Fs if they don't! Bwahahahahahaah!!!!!

factoid wrote:I think a simultaneous release strategy might have been worth the extra effort.

For a company as small as Introversion, there is no amount of "extra effort" that could have gotten the XBLA version out at the same time as the PC version. There just aren't enough people to have gotten the job done. The only alternative would have been to delay release of the PC version until the XBLA version was done.

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Postby tabasco boy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:12 pm

its not much but in a few days i'll try to slap INTROVERSION . CO . UK and probably a MW/DWG on top of it sticker that im making for the back off my jeep and just cruise around here in chicago and hopefully some poor chap notice it :wink:
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Postby Feud » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:37 pm

I just hit up the Stardock community, both in the forum and PMs to the developers. If anyone else is here that is a member of the Stardock forums and can bump the thread so that it gets front page notice, I'd be appreciative!

Edit: I also just dropped a line to Joystiq, they seem to have missed the release of the game.
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Postby estel » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:26 pm

I soooo can't find the stardock thread :(
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Postby Feud » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:27 pm

estel wrote:I soooo can't find the stardock thread :(

It's under off topic, linky.
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Postby tllotpfkamvpe » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:45 pm

Not a fan of MW, so Ill convert a few people into defcon. Hooray, defcon lives on. :lol:
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Postby mikkelet » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:04 pm

count me in!
I'm like member of a hundred forums :P

SIGNATURE EDITOR: HERE I COME! :P


as long as YOU promise to release more patches ^^ (I do know that you're working on one now)
IGN: (MW)MeTTeR
Steam name: <[H.I.T]> MeTTeR
got steam? love multiwinia?
join The Winians!
a steam group for all who lovs MW.
search on steam for THE WINIANS !!
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Postby zach » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:07 pm

mikkelet wrote:(I do know that you're working on one now)

ND-- oh.

Knowing the community of IV (do I?), the real deal comes when modding/mapping is properly introduced. :D
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Postby xander » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:29 pm

zanzer7 wrote:Knowing the community of IV (do I?), the real deal comes when modding/mapping is properly introduced. :D

QFT. Once it is easy to create more maps, I hope to see some new players. ;)

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Postby Miktor » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:03 pm

I put it onto my blog http://velaxtor.net/index2.php . Unfortuantly no one reads it... At all...
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Postby MaximusBrood » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:04 pm

Miktor wrote:I put it onto my blog http://velaxtor.net/index2.php . Unfortuantly no one reads it... At all...

After WolfLord was already trying to poke my eyes out on IRC, your site finally did it.
I'm blind now.

Fuck you.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:48 pm

I posted a link for Multiwinia on Twitter…
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Postby Greeba » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:07 pm

Blogged, plus I've gifted two mates a copy each on Steam. This game deserves to thrive.
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Postby Shwart!! » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:16 pm

I was afraid of this. Somehow, I knew that Multiwinia would be initially neglected.
I will be doing whatever I can to help.

Such a change to the demo could be a great boon to the game. I go to LAN parties pretty often, and I plan to show Multiwinia off to anyone I can. Being able to let anyone there play the actual game with me, however, would be far better.
I look forward to that capacity.

Anyone want to whip up some promotional posters, like for pasting around schools and such? I would, but I'm hopeless with artistic endeavors.

Shwart!!

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