Crayon Physics Deluxe has gone beta (or how wrong was I!)
A while ago, I wrote about Crayon Physics:
I once read that $30 was the upper limit price point for what people will pay without too much thought. That makes sense when you think of CDs, DVDs or other items.
Would I pay more?? I don’t know. Maybe if it came out in a week or so.
But if this takes much longer my attention span will disappear and he will have gone from a $40 sale to nothing…
Well on a whim, I decided to pre-order the game. This allows me to be part of the beta program.
First impression? This game is brilliant! I wrote previously that I would have paid $40 (rrp $20).
It is hard to describe how well done it is. The game is well polished, the music is brilliant and the concept (drawing on a screen) is very very well done.
That being said, the “beta” version is restricted and only has the first 18 levels. That might sound a lot, but this includes the tutorial. If you took longer than half an hour to do all 18 then there is something wrong with you.
I am disappointed that the game was completed so quick. This smells more like a marketing / promotion exercise than a beta program.
Regardless, the game is very well done and I think it is the beginning of a genre of games.