If 10 Million Preorder Game for $1, Charity Loses (But Still Wins

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  1. yusuo
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    Come on people it's only a dollar and your don't have to buy the game, either way your giving to charity and theres a chance you;ll get a cheap game out of it.

    I don't know if this is against the rules if it is then sorry.

    http://www.afterfall-universe.com/en/index

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  2. Scott-105

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    Wow. Nice offer. I hope it get to the 10 million mark. I think I might pre order one.
     
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    10 million is a hell of a lot. I doubt they'll achieve that. I'll probably pre-order, though.
     
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    post apocalyptic indie survival horror games usually dont have a userbase of 10 million, do they :/?
     
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    I'm actually the opposite of you. I think they will, considering you'd be getting the game for only $1.00.
     
  6. soulx

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    That's not the issue, though. They have to make at least 10 million people aware of this deal and then they also have to get them interested enough to actually pre-order the game.
     
  7. yusuo
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    Thats what I mean as long as word gets out I think its very possible, its good advertising really, "come pre-order our game, its cheap and you'll feel good as your helping charity no matter what the outcome"

    But as I stated above its not a hard sell and you have a better chance of getting a cheap game if you tell people about it, its an incentive, either way charity gets alot, at the moment they have $12,514 which is ever closer, it can be done considering there's about a month and a half left until the games release
     
  8. Scott-105

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    If other people like Yusuo post threads like this in other forums, that could potentially happen.

    But 10 million is a lot...
     
  9. Slyakin

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    If they can get that many people interested, hot damn this is the new Pokemon.

    I'm not gonna risk it though.
     
  10. soulx

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    It's an entirely new game series that practically no one knows of. There are games that are much more popular than this that took years to reach 10 million units sold (COD4 took a year, Halo 3 - 8.1 million total units sold, etc.). They should have chosen a smaller amount like 1 million and if it's the money they're worrying about, change the price to $2 (or if they want to even it out, $10).
     
  11. Slyakin

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    If they lowered their "standards" to half a million, I would join in.
     
  12. HaniKazmi

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    Has any game ever reached 10 million preorders? Very few games even reach 10million sold in their lifetimes.
     
  13. Zetta_x

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    If I were rich and they were to hold to the agreement, I would secretly donate whatever money they need for $10,000,000 at the last minute.

    Then I would turn it around and put them out of business and sell copies of the games + soundtracks for $5 each while they are trying to sell for $30+. I would make a shit load of profit if I can sell at least %20 of the amount I bought.
     
  14. Slyakin

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    As far as I know, no game has ever reached that many pre-orders. Pokemon Black and White, the fastest selling games in the PKMN series, only got to 1 million pre-orders.

    How in the world they will top PKMN, I do not know.
     
  15. Forstride

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    There's no way in hell this is going to happen, especially for a game no one has even heard of.

    The game looks great, but I'm not wasting money (Yes, it's a dollar, but that dollar could get me lunch) on something that most likely WON'T happen in a million years.
     
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    I stand corrected I didn't know the statistics, ok its a long stretch but your still giving to charity , its like doing the lottery but your not giving your money to some random chavs
     
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  18. Joe88

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    this guy is crazy, probably wont even break 200k
     
  19. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    If I were a multimillionaire I would actually give $10 million to charity if this guy even got a million.
     
  20. Hells Malice

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    It's ballsy but I don't see it being completely impossible.

    A: It involves charity
    B: It's a dollar. Even people like me who don't really give a crap about the game might pre-order it just because it's so damn cheap.

    Though frankly, I somewhat hope it doesn't hit the 10mill mark, but hits the 9mill mark. I doubt most anyone would actually buy the game, and charity would get a lot of money.
    It's very unlikely to hit 10mill, but at worst you've just given a dollar to charity. They're doing this through paypal as a purchase...so essentially you'll have to confirm and authorize payment for the full game when it comes, if you so choose to. If not, like I said, you gave a dollar to charity.

    aand before I post.
    This can't possibly be an English indy group making this game...
    "On this e-mail we will sent you the game key if the action will be succeed. NOTE: Make sure three times, you have entered the correct e-mail address - we will not ask you for additional one."
    Dear god thems sum bad grammars.