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PittaGAF
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(07-17-2014, 10:42 AM)
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Fearing the worst about Star Realms :(
I already knew their 'buy once' policy would pose problems with Apple.
I hope I'm wrong but...
Brakara
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(07-17-2014, 11:41 AM)
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Why would that be a problem? Many games/apps are like that.
PittaGAF
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(07-17-2014, 12:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

Why would that be a problem? Many games/apps are like that.

Really?
I wasn't aware of it.
Right now, apparently, if you buy the game on Android, it will unlock the game on iOS (single player campaign included).
How they do this? Always online required?

Anyway...I hope you are right..can't wait to play it.
Slacker
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(07-17-2014, 02:55 PM)

Originally Posted by Brakara

Why would that be a problem? Many games/apps are like that.

I was reading somewhere (Pocket Tactics maybe) that it's not necessarily something that can get an app rejected, but can slow down the approval process.
LunarKnite
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(07-17-2014, 04:20 PM)
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Didn't realize there was a digital board game community here. Anyway, I've been getting back into trying to play Agricola on iOS after having played it a few times in person. Anybody have tips for the beginning of the solo series? I can usually get mid-40's but 50 seems to elude me.
superrobot
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(07-17-2014, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by LunarKnite

Didn't realize there was a digital board game community here. Anyway, I've been getting back into trying to play Agricola on iOS after having played it a few times in person. Anybody have tips for the beginning of the solo series? I can usually get mid-40's but 50 seems to elude me.

There's some discussion here
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/9958...eries-strategy
Brakara
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(07-17-2014, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

Really?
I wasn't aware of it.
Right now, apparently, if you buy the game on Android, it will unlock the game on iOS (single player campaign included).
How they do this? Always online required?

Anyway...I hope you are right..can't wait to play it.

It's an IAP, so you're not required to be online all the time (only when restoring purchases). As long as Apple gets its 30% when bought on iOS, it should be fine.
LunarKnite
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(07-17-2014, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by superrobot

There's some discussion here
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Thanks guy. Got lucky with my first hand, and got 55 points with help from Seasonal Worker.
PittaGAF
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(07-17-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

It's an IAP, so you're not required to be online all the time (only when restoring purchases). As long as Apple gets its 30% when bought on iOS, it should be fine.

How they know you bought the full game on another platform?
How can you unlock the full game on PC after having bought the iap on iOS?
They said it's tied on your account (that's why I assumed online is required)...but I do not know if this sits well with Apple policy.
I'm curious...which other games let you unlock things like this?
Brakara
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(07-17-2014, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

How they know you bought the full game on another platform?
How can you unlock the full game on PC after having bought the iap on iOS?
They said it's tied on your account (that's why I assumed online is required)...but I do not know if this sits well with Apple policy.
I'm curious...which other games let you unlock things like this?

Restoring purchases are not done through Apple, that's why it works. The account is your Star Realms account you create when you start the game, and you of course needs to be online when you create your account and when you restore your purchase. Think of it as an IAP like Kindle and Comixology used to have, though they removed the IAPs from iOS because they wanted it all for themselves but you can still buy a book on pc and read it on an iPad. Conceptually, this is exactly the same as buying the "full" game since the game you get out of the box is still very playable with a tutorial, the first campaign set and battles against the AI. So you're kinda buying the expansion which is the second campaign set and mp (local and online). And in the future you'll be able to buy more expansions.
PittaGAF
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(07-17-2014, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

Restoring purchases are not done through Apple, that's why it works. The account is your Star Realms account you create when you start the game, and you of course needs to be online when you create your account and when you restore your purchase. Think of it as an IAP like Kindle and Comixology used to have, though they removed the IAPs from iOS because they wanted it all for themselves but you can still buy a book on pc and read it on an iPad. Conceptually, this is exactly the same as buying the "full" game since the game you get out of the box is still very playable with a tutorial, the first campaign set and battles against the AI. So you're kinda buying the expansion which is the second campaign set and mp (local and online). And in the future you'll be able to buy more expansions.

I see, thanks.
I didn't know apple was cool with this.
Brakara
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(07-17-2014, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

I see, thanks.
I didn't know apple was cool with this.

Well, they could still refuse it because, you know, Apple. But I doubt that. And if they do, that would mess up the plans for Ascension.
CrunchyFrog
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(07-17-2014, 11:18 PM)
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PC users NEED to check out Tabletop Simulator. We've even got a Steam Group! (though I didn't make it/not sure why my avatar is the group icon)
Firehead
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(07-18-2014, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchyFrog

PC users NEED to check out Tabletop Simulator. We've even got a Steam Group! (though I didn't make it/not sure why my avatar is the group icon)

Hah, oops. Forgot I had used your avatar as the icon. Was a placeholder, basically.
If anyone would be up for the challenge of making a new icon for the group, it'd be greatly appreciated. :)

But yeah, everyone on PC should totally join this group. Hopefully we'll be able to get some game nights going!
LunarKnite
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(07-18-2014, 06:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchyFrog

PC users NEED to check out [URL=" Simulator[/URL]. We've even got a [URL=" Group[/URL]! (though I didn't make it/not sure why my avatar is the group icon)

How is Tabletop Simulator? I saw it on Steam before, but wasn't sure how I felt about it, nor what it really offered out of the box. Personally, I tend to boardgamearena or VASSAL. Did join the group though. Would love to have more board gaming buddies.
CrunchyFrog
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(07-18-2014, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by LunarKnite

How is Tabletop Simulator? I saw it on Steam before, but wasn't sure how I felt about it, nor what it really offered out of the box. Personally, I tend to boardgamearena or VASSAL. Did join the group though. Would love to have more board gaming buddies.

It's great! Especially now with full steam workshop support. Playing traditional board games is slightly more difficult due to the introduction of physics, but all around the experience just feels more "real" being able to kind of do what you want. In addition to the dozen or so preset game modes, there's a suite of custom importation tools for cards and full 3D models and textures, supports up to 8 players locally through hotseat mode and online via server browser or direct connect/LAN, in-game voice chat, plus plenty more features as time goes on (there's a major content update about once every 2-3 weeks)
Brakara
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(07-20-2014, 12:38 PM)
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So, according to their fb page, Star Realms was resubmitted to the App Store a few days ago because Apple wanted them to do some tweaks. Hopefully, this means it will be available soon.
RaySpencer
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(07-22-2014, 07:05 PM)
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I've only played a few games of star realms so far, but I think it'd starting to grow on me. It feels very similar to something like ascension, but I like how everything can build off other cards of the same faction type. It also has more interaction between the players, which is great because that's always been my issue with ascension.

Of course I've only played a few games though, so it might fall apart after I play it more.
Brakara
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(07-22-2014, 07:46 PM)
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You're on Android? Feel free to send me a challenge.
RaySpencer
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(07-23-2014, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

You're on Android? Feel free to send me a challenge.

Sent one your way. Is it even Async? I haven't looked into anything yet. Haha.
Brakara
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(07-23-2014, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by RaySpencer

Sent one your way. Is it even Async? I haven't looked into anything yet. Haha.

Yeah, it's completely async. When you're playing "live" you don't even get to see your opponent's turn until he has finished it.
superrobot
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(07-23-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Playdek are scheduling server downtime later.
Is this the new expansion coming?
Does anyone know if Star Realms will be universal?
AstroLad
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(07-23-2014, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by superrobot

Playdek are scheduling server downtime later.
Is this the new expansion coming?
Does anyone know if Star Realms will be universal?

yep that's gotta be it. gonna be tons of fun, hope we can get a little ascension community up and going again, especially now that it's cross-play with android.
jessecuster
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(07-23-2014, 09:08 PM)
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according to Facebook Rise of Vigil is on iOS.
Brakara
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(07-23-2014, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by jessecuster

according to Facebook Rise of Vigil is on iOS.

It's not yet though. No update and servers still down. Waiting for confirmation from Playdek on Twitter as they've been teasing this since yesterday...
Brakara
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(07-23-2014, 09:29 PM)
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It's apparently out now, so we just have to wait for the update to reach our devices.
Brakara
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(07-23-2014, 09:39 PM)
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Got the update! Servers still down though.

Edit: And now the servers are up as well. Go, go, go!
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RaySpencer
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(07-24-2014, 05:56 AM)
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Where is my android release?!? Common playdek! I want to rebuy your game that I only kind of enjoy! Hah :P
Brakara
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(07-24-2014, 08:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by RaySpencer

Where is my android release?!? Common playdek! I want to rebuy your game that I only kind of enjoy! Hah :P

Beta will be released "soon". They sent out a survey to kickstarter backers (for beta-testing) a while ago.
superrobot
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(07-24-2014, 03:03 PM)
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The new Mystic, Apprentice, Militia and Heavy Infantry cards make my eyes hurt.
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(07-24-2014, 03:21 PM)
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..... I could have sworn I saw Eclipse for OCTGN somewhere. I played a near 70 point Planta game the other day and I want to play again so bad!
Brakara
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(07-24-2014, 03:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by superrobot

The new Mystic, Apprentice, Militia and Heavy Infantry cards make my eyes hurt.

Eh, militia and infantry are fine, but the use of red and blue (energy!) in the two others will take some time to get used to.
superrobot
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(07-24-2014, 04:27 PM)
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I'm sure I'll become quicker at differentiating between the cards in time.
It's fun though.
RaySpencer
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(07-24-2014, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

Beta will be released "soon". They sent out a survey to kickstarter backers (for beta-testing) a while ago.

Well what the hell! I don't want to have a tourney when I can't play on my phone. Haha.
PittaGAF
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(07-25-2014, 06:50 PM)
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I hate the fact I was right but....yeah....Star Realms got rejected for the second time in a row.

Sigh.
Next submission will be next week.

:(
Brakara
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(07-25-2014, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

I hate the fact I was right but....yeah....Star Realms got rejected for the second time in a row.

Right? I doubt it was for the reason you said it would be. :)
PittaGAF
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(07-25-2014, 08:14 PM)
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Could be.
Pocket Tactics thinks the same tough, after having talked with the dev (just guessing of course).

Anyway, it doesn't really matter and we probably never know.

Still...the game is not out on the AppStore and won't for another 10 days, at the very least :(
Sigh...I was really hoping to play it over this week end.
Brakara
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(07-25-2014, 08:20 PM)
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Ah, just read their speculation. But if it was that, why would it be rejected a second time (if they cut it after the first rejection)? It's weird anyhow, but if it's because of that, then that would be bad news indeed since this would affect Ascension in the future.
PittaGAF
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(07-25-2014, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brakara

Ah, just read their speculation. But if it was that, why would it be rejected a second time (if they cut it after the first rejection)? It's weird anyhow, but if it's because of that, then that would be bad news indeed since this would affect Ascension in the future.

I have no clue of course...and to be honest it doesn't really matter.
:(
I just hope they resolve anything that could be and it gets approved fast.
RaySpencer
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(07-31-2014, 01:58 AM)
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Blood Bowl comes out tomorrow on Android and iOS apparently. http://www.pockettactics.com/news/io...roid-tomorrow/

Has anyone played the PC version?
AstroLad
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(07-31-2014, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by RaySpencer

Blood Bowl comes out tomorrow on Android and iOS apparently. http://www.pockettactics.com/news/io...roid-tomorrow/

Has anyone played the PC version?

Is that Cyanide version? I found it hard to learn and gave up pretty quickly. I wish someone did BBTM instead. :p
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(07-31-2014, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by AstroLad

Is that Cyanide version? I found it hard to learn and gave up pretty quickly. I wish someone did BBTM instead. :p

No idea!

All I know, is it looks like Warhammer dudes, and probably involves something footballish!
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(07-31-2014, 04:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by RaySpencer

Blood Bowl comes out tomorrow on Android and iOS apparently. http://www.pockettactics.com/news/io...roid-tomorrow/

Has anyone played the PC version?

I have. its certainly rough around the edges, but it's basically Blood Bowl. really great game, but it's obviously better on table top. pc version was ok (still meaning to get to those updated versions, im sure they're better than the original). I can see it being complicated to learn if you haven't played the board game.

I imagine it will be worse playing it on a phone. but ill give it a whirl if my phone can handle it.
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NuffDREW4two
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(07-31-2014, 04:46 AM)
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Blood Bowl is live (at least in Canada). https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/bloo...885017273?mt=8
RaySpencer
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(07-31-2014, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by NuffDREW4two

Blood Bowl is live (at least in Canada). https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/bloo...885017273?mt=8

Its not on the Google Play yet, Booo.

Someone buy it and tell me if its good :P
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(07-31-2014, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Daigoro

I have. its certainly rough around the edges, but it's basically Blood Bowl. really great game, but it's obviously better on table top. pc version was ok (still meaning to get to those updated versions, im sure they're better than the original). I can see it being complicated to learn if you haven't played the board game.

I imagine it will be worse playing it on a phone. but ill give it a whirl if my phone can handle it.

iPad only (unless you can play it on an Android phone)
Phinor
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(07-31-2014, 12:08 PM)
Nearly two months since the last patch for Summoner Wars on Android. I wonder if they are still working on it, as the current version doesn't work at all on so many mobile devices including all four of my devices.

Blood Bowl might be interesting but then, I have every version they have released on my PC already.
PittaGAF
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(08-01-2014, 12:52 PM)
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Apparently, Star Realms was submitted to Apple last night.
It's the third time, after two rejections.
The devs think that this time they have sorted everything out...I'm really hoping for a fast approval...can't wait to finally play it.
Slacker
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(08-01-2014, 03:31 PM)
Looks like The Manhattan Project is available on android now.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nhattanproject

Looks pretty good, but I'm hesitant after the failed Kickstarter campaign where the devs basically said if they got the money they would be able to do it right, but if not they'll just toss what they have on the stores bugs and all. I assume iOS is forthcoming but who knows. It's one of my group's favorites in real life.
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(08-02-2014, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slacker

Looks like The Manhattan Project is available on android now.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nhattanproject

Looks pretty good, but I'm hesitant after the failed Kickstarter campaign where the devs basically said if they got the money they would be able to do it right, but if not they'll just toss what they have on the stores bugs and all. I assume iOS is forthcoming but who knows. It's one of my group's favorites in real life.

... And, first review talks about a bug.

I want to play the game, but I think $7 for a buggy experience is stupid.

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