Monday, October 31, 2016

Our new game Minion Masters - Hurry & get it for FREE!

Dear Dwarf family!

We're excited to announce our third game Minion Masters. We've always been excited by the idea of a PvP game in the FORCED universe and this is exactly it! It's a strategic and action packed game, where you choose awesome Minions and a Master to lead them against your opponent - in crazy real-time battles. Before I tell you about the awesome fact that we're giving you the game for free, watch this quick teaser about it:
https://youtu.be/S1hyVHrdqCI

Hurry and get access for free!

So let me be totally honest about how this works and what we're offering you. Minion Masters will release December 2nd on Steam Early Access and it will cost $19.99, this price includes a "Premium Upgrade DLC".  

What you can get for free is:
  • Access to the game even before it's released.
  • Access after the game is released without spending $19.99.
  • And if you're playing on Nov 12 - A nice extra reward ;)
To get free Access sign up on our community site before 12th of November.
Check out the event for the extra reward here on Facebook

Why are you giving it away for free?

Online games require a community, but the right community!
We need a certain amount of people to make the game fun for everyone, but we also need to make some money from it for it to make sense. So we decided to reward you - our community and your friends with free access first of all. It's a perfect fit because you probably already value our games so if you don't want to purchase anything in the game, you will still bring better vibes in the game than others would - right? :)

Newcomers to our community would then have to purchase the Premium Upgrade to get access to the game, which should ensure they have a higher interest and commitment to it - instead of being random Scrats.




I have some more thoughts, if you have the time
In recent years, many online games has started as premium games (games that are bought once), but after some time some converted to free to play games, to get the needed amount of players.

The ability to convert to free to play is not always planned from the start. For instance, Evolve and Heroes of Newerth were both premium games until they converted. This resulted in a lot of conflicts since the games were not built or communicated as that (not pointing fingers as the industry is constantly changing so it was harder for them to know).
Consequently we've decided to prepare for that from the start and try to be as honest about it as possible, to avoid disappointments and frustration.   

Minion Masters is build with an in-game economy like many free to play games have, but it will also launch with a price and it may stay that way for a long time or maybe even forever..
However if there seems to be a need for more players in the future, in order to maintain a healthy player base, we have the ability to change it without changing the game as others have had to do. 
We would simply make it free and the Premium Upgrade DLC would be available as a DLC for $19.99. 

The Premium Upgrade gives you a lot of instant progress and customization possibilities, but more importantly it adds a permanent XP boost to your steam account forever which is why we call it a Premium Upgrade. With this DLC, the progression will feel more like a premium game, but to avoid pay to win, we’ve focused on making everything in the game achievable without paying, you would just need to play more.

This is all why signing up now is the perfect way to check out our awesome game completely free, and if you then feel the need for the premium upgrade or other stuff - that's possible, but you can also just keep playing for free and return the favor by being available for a good battle every now and then.

Thank you for listening :)

Finally, remember to Sign up to ensure your free Steam key for Minion Masters now, and join us in battle on November 12th! :)

Thanks!
Baboonlord & the rest of BetaDwarf

20 comments:

  1. hope u get what u want from that project and ty for the key <3

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    1. wait for november 12 if you received a mail from them. its detailed there.

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    2. You have to get to the key-master dude. Talk to Neo, Trinity, and Morphine.

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  2. *BARKS HAPPILY AND STARTS HANDING OUT OATMEAL AND RAISEN COOKIES* I forget how I stumbled onto the FORCED universe, but I have been in love with it ever since. I think that what the beta-dwarves are doing is ingenious. This is how EVERY game should be done - let the hardcore gamers that love the game (aka myself and ya'll) build up a great community for the launch date - and at the launch date, there will actually be people to play against! GENIOUS! Well I have to go to my doctor to get more Percocet so I can play the game properly - peace out ya'll! I'm counting down till the twelth .. oh crap! That's more than ten! Guess I'll have to start wearing sandals ... oh yeah, that url is for my job-type thing, even though OFFICIALLY I'm retired. I design A.I.'s, and that's the next new sexiest thing you'll find now that speakeasy's are outlawed from where I come from in the world. Well - I hope it does as well as Alexa did!

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  3. Thank you for the free key, can't wait to try out the new game, it looks exiting.

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  4. Cool the game releases on my birthday owo

    Can't wait to try it out too owo

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  5. 1) It says I'm already signed up for the community newsletter, so I'm guessing I'll get a key anyway.

    2) The Steam page lists Single-Player, yet nothing I've read has mentioned anything about that, only against other people.

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    1. 1) Yes you'll get it nov 12th, remember to play that day to get an extra bonus reward :)

      2) You're correct, we've removed singleplayer from the description now, there is some singleplayer content but it's not a lot, so it might cause confusion, thanks for asking!

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  6. I almost missed the mail (gmail flagged it as spam).
    Anyway, you guys rock!

    I really like how you do things and I'm still playing Forced Showdown, such a fun game.

    Wish you best for this upcoming game!

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  7. Color me skeptic, but I'm willing to bet the game WILL BE FREE DAY 1, with the Premium DLC optional. Please don't for a second try to sell this free preview as a $19.95 value (especially since we're not getting the additional Premium benefits).

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  8. As I can see is not linux compatible? :S

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  9. Bit of a shame, lot of money for something that will be death in weeks most likely.
    That is why I wish there was more focus on single player games. These kind are just too risky for small studio's.
    And yes getting it for free doesn't change that. To many games to play already. :)
    Also extremely simular in looks and play to that F2P IOS/? game already aswell. Doesn't help either.
    I may be a 'doomthinker' but in most cases I've been pretty right about games like this.

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  10. Thanks for the key, received now and played for 1 hour to make a 1st impression live stream on youtube. Looks like pretty addictive and promissor. Looking forward!

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