NEO Scavenger Mobile Released!
Hey Folks! NEO Scavenger Mobile Edition is officially launched!
After a few stumbles, and nearly a year of development, NEO Scavenger is now available on your iOS and/or Android device of choice. This is the same game you've grown to love/hate on PC, with all the same features, except the UI has been adjusted to work with multitouch instead of a cursor. That means the same slow-burn, deep-mechanics, play-at-your-leisure experience can now be enjoyed on your favorite bus/couch/train/bed/plane/armchair.
This version of NEO Scavenger learned a few new tricks! The mobile version has the following improvements:
- Achievements - Track your progress in exploring all the game has to offer.
- Leaderboards - See how your performance stacks-up against friends and other players.
- Improved Save System - No more Flash cookies!
Is There a Demo?
Yup! You can download the free demo at:
and play it as long as you'd like. It's an unlimited time, limited features/content demo, and it should be enough to help you decide if it runs on your device, and whether you like the experience or not.
How Do I Get the Full Version?
To get the full version, just click the "Full Version" button in the app's main menu, and follow the prompts for the in-app purchase (IAP). It will permanently unlock the full version on your device. The price is 9.99 USD to unlock the full version (adjusted for local currencies).
Why Does It Cost $X? Why Not $Y?
I originally wanted to charge the same price on mobile as desktop, since it's basically the same product. (Slightly improved, even.) But the mobile world is weird and prices there don't look like prices on desktop. So instead, I chose a price similar to other mobile games like NEO Scavenger (9.99USD). And just like on desktop, there are games that are both more or less than the price I chose, for better or worse.
If I Already Own the Desktop Version, Do I Get a Free Mobile Copy?
Unfortunately, no. It's a neat idea, but even if I could afford to do this, I'm not even sure I could reliably link desktop owners to mobile accounts without rampant free-copy exploits.
Will the Desktop Version Be Upgraded, Too?
Hard to say. It's something I'd like to do, but it depends on a lot of factors. On one hand, I'd like to unshackle desktop players from the finicky Flash engine once and for all. But on the other hand, I'd really like to resume work on my next game. It's probably something I'll explore in my free time, but I don't want to make any promises I can't keep.
I Want To Help! What Can I Do?
Well, buying the game helps, of course. But if you can't (or prefer not to) do that, you can still help by spreading the word. Posting on sites like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, or similar are a big help, too. And if you know anyone who might dig NEO Scavenger, please tell them!