A huge amount of work has been put into updating the Infinity games (President, Congress, Prime Minister U.K. and Canada), but it isn’t sustainable without a better financial model to support that development. A better model will give a stable financial basis so we can continue to invest in the Infinity games and expand our investment beyond what we are doing now.
So, I am announcing we will be moving to a base product + subscription model. What does this mean for you?
For someone buying a game new, that means the game + 1 year of updates and customer support. After that, a person can choose to purchase a yearly subscription for $8. (If the subscription isn’t renewed, a person can renew later on but for $12.)
The subscription covers updates and support for all the games you own, so if you own all 4, you get updates to all 4 for $8 a year.
If you already own the game, you will be grandfathered in for updates and customer support for a certain amount of time. You will be grandfathered for from 1 year if you just purchased to a minimum of 3 months for anyone who purchased more than 9 months ago.
Game development will move to an official release for each major product every 3 months or so. So on a subscription, you can expect 4 official updates per year per product. The goals for upcoming releases will be stated clearly on the web-site for next release.
Feedback is welcome! I want to make sure any concerns or potential improvements to the model we’re moving to can be evaluated before making the switch.
Anthony Burgoyne, Lead Designer, 270soft