Why a client?

Discussion in 'General' started by Josh Lloyd, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Josh Lloyd

    Josh Lloyd Active Agent

    This has probably been asked a lot and I figure there has to be a reason for it but I want to know exactly WHAT that reason is. Why is the game ONLY available in the client when it would work so much better as a website? Especially considering the way the game is played and the fact that the majority of the time spent playing the game is spent in a browser and having a website would make the game much easier to play and more accessible as well as opening the way up to play on mobile devices. The game saves are even saved onto your account and not your computer, as it would be on a website, so why go with a client? If anyone could shed some light on this I'd be extremely grateful.
     
  2. Zekh

    Zekh Dimensionaut

    Steam.
    Among other things which i'm trying to list.
     
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  3. JantsoP

    JantsoP Division 88 Manager

    Some things are simpler to make in Unity than just make whole website dedicated for those. If you take look of the client right now, that would be a (this is honest text) bitch to convert to web form. You would need MySQL/PHP/Logins what have you to make it happen.
     
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  4. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Hi Josh!

    Actually, you are right since Black Watchmen was web based from 2007 to 2014.

    The answer is indeed steam.
    1) Bigger audience
    2) We needed a publisher for the visibiliy
    3) Accounting, payment, transaction security, liability, insurance, tax management, name it...

    Basically, Steam provide all that with no upfront cost. This enable you to shift major cost post-launch.
     
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  5. Josh Lloyd

    Josh Lloyd Active Agent

    Huh, well thank you all for your answers, I think my mind has been put to rest now.
     
  6. Zekh

    Zekh Dimensionaut

    NO IT'S NOT ! THERE WAS A HIDDEN MISSION AND YOU ALMOST FOUND IT !

    DON'T GIVE U

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  7. Josh Lloyd

    Josh Lloyd Active Agent

    The worst part is that you may not even be joking, there is no way for me to tell.
     
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  8. LionOfComarre

    LionOfComarre Senior Agent

    He's definitely jok

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  9. Josh Lloyd

    Josh Lloyd Active Agent

    this is getting sppoky
     
  10. Wo1fsBan3

    Wo1fsBan3 Senior Agent

    don't let go. always keep looking. never settle. don


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