The lights are on
Ridiculous Fishing developers, Vlambeer, took part in a Reddit AMA where they sat down to answer some burning questions from their followers.
Vlambeer noted that it feels that the free-to-play mobile gaming model is mostly evil and that developers shouldn’t be afraid to charge $3 for a game.
"The problem is that at $0.99, you’ll need to sell endless amounts of copies to be able to survive as an indie developer. Most games don’t even get close to that,” says the studio during a Reddit AMA. “A direct result of the whole race-to-the-bottom in prices is the prevalence of free-to-play on iOS -- it seems to be a safer bet. But since its almost impossible to do free-to-play in a non-evil way and without sacrificing the elegance of your game design, we’ll prefer to charge $3."
When asked about a possible future Android app, Vlambeer expressed interest but with no official plans.
“We're still arguing about an Android release. There are a lot of things to consider and a lot of things that we just don't know too much about since we've yet to make a game for Android. As soon as we figure all that stuff out, we'll see what we can do.”
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption is $2.99 in the Apple App Store and has been listed in last week’s mobile gaming feature. Ridiculous Fishing merchandise will be available at PAX and afterwards online in the Vlambeer store.