For sure the idea is not to “punish” people. On the contrary, it incentivizes people to buy when a game is released–which increases the lifetime sales of the game, creates a critical mass of reviews from which later buyers can judge, etc.
(Also: VAT, platform pricing tiers we have little control over, and currency exchange is real. Psy High costs $6.00 in the US, the price of a fast food meal, a cheap paperback book, or a fancy pour-over coffee. Our games are priced based on length, primarily, and probably do reflect the purchasing power of the dollar and US buyers. Note, this is not an invitation to argue about how much our games cost. They cost what the market currently will bear.)
If you buy on Steam, there are a number of bundle options, including the 'Everything Bundle" which is kind of a perma-discount. iOS also has a number of bundles of our older games. You could buy a bundle on Steam, have the games credited to your choiceofgames.com account (not the same as a forum account) and then restore on Android. But I think Steam prices are even worse for EU buyers, not sure if the math there would work out in your favor or not.
@hustlertwo Yes. Psy High will be on sale during Psy High 2: High Summer release week. It may or may not receive a separate sale when the savegame feature is implemented on Psy High before the release of Psy High 2.
And, yeah…I mean I posted this topic three months ago, and we’re doing it! If you subscribe to our mailing list you’ll see those sales when they pop up. So far we’ve put Werewolves, Choice of the Cat, Congresswolf, Welcome to Moreytown, The Sea Eternal, Choice of the Pirate, The Daring Mermaid Expedition, and 7th Sea: A Pirate’s Pact on sale, plus a special sale of the Nebula finalists Rent-a-Vice, The Road to Canterbury, and The Martian Job.