KnapNok Games has announced that Affordable Space Adventures will be available April 9th on Wii U via the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. The game is a stealth puzzle spaceship simulator in which you can control your craft solo or in a crew of up to three players. In co-op mode, players must coordinate as a crew controlling the spaceship together; one will take the role of engineer, while another will be the pilot.
Being an early adopter of software can be a little frustrating at times – especially when a sale hits the Nintendo eShop – but Spin the Bottle developers are looking to reward those who support them by using a unique pricing approach. In an interview with KnapNok’s Creative Director Lau Korsgaard published on Nintendo Life, he speaks about the direction the Wii U party game will take:
“We are planning to use something different than other eShop games. We will release cheap-ish but increase the price of the game as we develop more content. If you buy early you will get all future updates for free. Our plan is to release two more updates in 2013 – each time raising the price a bit. We want reward the early adopters of the Wii U while still being able to earn money on the long run.”
Korsgaard says their strategy is inspired by indie PC games such as Minecraft, saying they will launch the title around €7/$9, and then add more content in each sequential update, while also warning early adopters that an update is on its way to encourage consumers to buy at a lower price. He later told Eurogamer that when he presented the sales strategy to Nintendo, they were originally confused:
“Originally when we presented the idea to Nintendo they were a bit puzzled.They do have some guidelines about how much you can reduce your price post launch, but nothing about raising the price, so I took that as a yes. Since then we have talked about it a few times and they are supportive of the strategy. Nintendo has been really flexible to work with in this sense. We have control of everything, and all they provide is good advice.”
Although there has been no official announcement for when Spin the Bottle will come to the Wii U, Korsgaard says a release date should be around early July. What do you think of this sales strategy and should it be adopted for more Wii U games? Let us know in the comments below.
Knapnok Games’ upcoming party game, Spin the Bottle, is scheduled to arrive in May on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The party game includes a two-player minigame called “Pump Trolley,” in which each player holds a Wii Remote controller while facing the other player. Both players then act like they’re pumping a trolley, as seen in the video above. Unlike the players in the above video, make sure to wear a Wii Remote Wrist Strap when playing Spin the Bottle!
KnapNok Games has released the second teaser trailer for its upcoming Wii U party game, Spin the Bottle, where up to eight players are supposed to sit around the Wii U GamePad and spin a virtual bottle in order to pair up two random players to take on a challenge. KnapNok Games told Joystiq that the party game is scheduled to launch May in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Denmark-based developer KnapNok Games has announced that Spin the Bottle will come to Nintendo’s forthcoming console, Wii U, during next year’s spring. Spin the Bottle is an eight-player party game that uses the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote controllers. In the game, players gather around the Wii U GamePad and spin a virtual bottle on its touchscreen to take on awkward challenges.
Spin the Bottle is a party game for Wii U supporting up to 8 players. The game pushes the players’ attention away from the screen and onto each other with a series of collaborative micro challenges where players have to look at each other in order to win. The players sit in a circle around the Wii U Game Pad and spin a virtual bottle in order to pair up two random players to take a challenge. The challenges are carried out with Wii Remotes and might involve tight coordination, daring trust, body contact or extreme flexibility.