Good morning Wingmen and women.
Why, why, why in the name of all that is great with gaming do developers/publishers rarely release a demo for games nowadays?
Descent is a unique game, always has been and always will be. There have been few "clones" like Forsaken and few games built with Descent mechanics in mind. With this being said, $30 or $40 is truly a tough sell for someone that is brand new to the franchise. Why is there no demo for the game? Would this not expand the potential audience? Give them a taste of a tutorial mission, or first level of single player. Maybe multiplayer demo tied to a single map with a 3 minute time limit, or a 5 minute time limit.
Multiplayer demos are a double edged sword because some people like a game just enough to play the demo and never buy the game (Remember Geometry Wars on Xbox 360)
Single player, tutorial, special level, truncated level, something to give people a reason to download it, check it out, and make the full priced purchase.
Let's get people genuinely excited about this game.
We have until February to get this engine running.