With this post we want to inform everyone that we are going to have some changes for the demo that is available for free right now.
As we often hinted at: We want to change the demo you can play in your browser or download for free right now. But what will change? Well, quite a lot actually.
First of all the demo will be reduced to the Story Mode only. That means no more Puzzle and Exploration Mode! Additionally some options will be removed that make no sense for the demo (like the whole Interface section). Furthermore there’ll be some post story stuff showing what else you can do in CrossCode. Finally you will only be able to save in one slot since Story Mode alone is rather short. And that’s the reason we wanted to create this new demo version: It’s shorter.
Now we know that a lot of people enjoyed the long demo and all the content they could play. But there lies the main problem: There’s just so much content that it is too much for a demo. Most of the people only even played the Story Mode. So, while talking to players and friends we found that making the demo shorter and more focused would help more people to get hyped and even consider buying the Early Access.
Coming from the RPG-Maker Community we were used to pushing all the content we have as a demo, never considering that showing only parts of the game and hyping with more would be the better option. So before things get worse, we decided to change the free demo. Another thing is that we don’t want to have this kind of close gap between the Early Access version, which is a development version, and a free demo. Why buy the game when you get the same thing for free, right?
But we don’t want to throw you in cold water just like that!
So we’re not changing it today or tomorrow, but next week. To be specific at Wednesday! Of course we have absolutely nothing against everyone to download the current state of the demo. ;)
So go ahead and download the demo as long as you can!
On Wednesday next week we’ll switch the current demo with a shorter, more focused version which better serves the purpose of a “demo”! :D
That’s it! See you in the next post!