Switch

Would CoG be able to put their game’s on switch? I’ve seen a few game’s that I’ve seen on Google play on their and was wondering if y’all could or have thought about doing that.

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It’s come up before, at least once or twice. I know I’d love to see it but can’t pretend to understand the wheres and whatfors of adding a new marketplace. Especially given that so many mobile games get major price markups on Switch.

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Yeah i noticed that too. A game i got on my phone for like 5$ is 20 on switch💀.

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I think the Switch market is controlled by Nintendo – I’m not sure they would approve text-based games for their handheld.

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Is there stuff they don’t approve? Given the games that pop up on that marketplace at times, I legitimately wasn’t sure that they ever rejected any games.

And yes, lots of Switch games get such a markup that they can go on sale for like 40% off and still be markedly higher than the same game would be on the phone.

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Nintendo is notorious as gatekeepers – rivaling Apple in their crusade in making sure games adhere to their vision for their platform … this might have changed with the Switch ( I never was involved with Switc, so idk for sure) but knowing the Nintendo culture in their company, most of their rejection is at the front-end of working with them.

Here is their developer portal:

https://developer.nintendo.com/

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As someone who have always had a handheld nintendo definitly has loosened their gatekeeping for switch.

There is definitly a lot of game that are a lot less family friendly than they used to be on other former platforms.

That said I am not sure COG is a good fit. Neither the switch screen nor the tv seems pleasant to read GOG on.

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I agree on this part, but then again if it’s financially viable to implement omnibus app or sell COGs individually then it’s a good thing. I think more stores = wider audience that sees them thus more chance of more sales.

I’d love for COG to branch out onto mainstream platforms simply because it would bring them more recognition, but I don’t believe that most people who use the Switch or similar gaming platforms are buying it to play text-based adventure games (although I could easily be wrong as the gaming audience never fails to surprise me).

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Think I’ve seen a few text game on their but yeah they also had picture with them.

We’ve talked about it! As ever, it’s a question of using our limited resources on new projects/endeavors which may or may not pan out.

(See also: developing a game for Alexa, translating a game into a language other than English. Spoiler: those didn’t move the needle for us at all.)

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I wish COG wouldn’t give up translating their games. Maybe try again with a different game, or a different language (quietly whispers Portuguese). :pleading_face: