Neuroshima Hex will be an universal application! Yes, you got it right! You’ve asked for it, we’re gonna give it to you!
We have important message for all of you. As you remember, we planned to release Neuroshima Hex for iPhone and iPod Touch and then to release Neuroshima Hex HD, with user interface and graphics optimized for iPad. That’s no longer entirely true.
First of all – many of you asked for it, saying it’s not fair to ask you to buy this app twice. This is true, but we were never going to ask you to buy the same app twice. We wanted to give you a new, fresh experience of playing a board game on a portable virtual table with your friends. Something that’s not possible to experience on the iPhone. We promised you this and we’re not going to say we’ve changed our minds. But this won’t be a separate app anymore.
Lately we checked many details about Game Center and in app purchases and we did find out those services are dedicated for single application only. What does it mean? It means, that someone who bought Neuroshima Hex for iPhone will not be able to use Game Center’s matchmaking to play with someone else with Neuroshima HD. It means someone who scored achievements on his or her iPhone won’t be able to continue scoring another achievements on the iPad version. Someone who bought expansions on iPhone, will need to re-buy those extensions for the iPad version once again. It’s unacceptable for you and it is absolutely unacceptable for us!
Solution is of course only one – universal application. In one of the future updates we will add full support for iPad and iPhone 4 (retina display). It will be free for all of Neuroshima Hex onwers. But from day of that update we’ll raise Neuroshima Hex’s price to 4,99$. It seems fair for us. Everyone of you who bought the app earlier and by doing this gave us the funds to work on updates will get the iPad version for free. Those of you who are waiting for the iPad version, because they don’t want the iPhone one or they don’t own an iPhone (or iPod Touch) will have to pay more after the premiere.
Another thing is multiplayer. To keep it short – there’s gonna be multiplayer 🙂 We want to add it, you want to have it. Probably we’ll use Game Center for matchmaking and other stuff, but those of you who have older devices will also be able to play with you friends, but will have to invite them by e-mail. Of course, it will be asynchronous multiplayer, so playing multiple matches at a time or leaving in a middle of play will be possible.
And last but not least – thank you for buying Neuroshima Hex! We hope those who bought the game like playing it and those who haven’t done it yet will do it soon and will have as much fun playing it, as we had creating it.