Trine dev Frozenbyte links popularity to price for new game - MCV

Trine dev Frozenbyte links popularity to price for new game

Higher community score in demo for Shadwen means a lower release price for the full title
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Frozenbyte is drumming up interest in its latest release by basing the title’s price point on the popularity of its demo.

Shadwen is a new PC stealth adventure from the Trine creator, set for release next week.

Ahead of its launch on Steam, Humble and GOG, Frozenbyte has released a demo which is keeping track of the community’s achievements – each goal the players reach, the cheaper the full game becomes.

Among the contributing metrics are in-game stats such as guards killed, detection-free runs and pacifist completions.

At the time of writing, the community’s score sits at just under 1.4 million, relating to a current price of $24.70.

Find out more about the unique approach in Frozenbyte’s announcement video below:

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