NEO Scavenger Mobile Released!

Hey Folks! NEO Scavenger Mobile Edition is officially launched!

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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.

What's New?

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:
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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!

Comments

Keker228's picture
Keker228

I can't find it on the market

Kek

bottlecapped's picture
bottlecapped

Yup i also can't find it on the market, Congratiolations tho!

Not a dog.

Keker228's picture
Keker228

I think we have to wait a few hours

Kek

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Ajfr130392

I have a question if i am buying in the play store of LATAM Region can i still get the game or it's only for NA Region? Because i was checking the game but it's doesn't appear in the library of the play store. Because i really want this game even, if i have to pay it by pay pal. I must say that i have the pc version of the game and it will be awesome and i would like to have it in my tablet.

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

Hey guys! Sorry for the bumpy ride. As @Keker228 says, it takes time for the stores to update. And iOS appeared first.

ALSO, the iOS initial store page said 9.99 with IAP, and that's an error. It should be free with IAP. It appears to be working now, but if you purchased both the app and IAP, let me know.

More info on the iOS pricing error here.

Finally, it should be available in all regions. It could take a while to appear everywhere, but I set the availability to "everywhere" in the app store.

Hope this helps!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Malacodor's picture
Malacodor

I wish you best of luck for the sales!

Ran around with a clown mask before it was cool

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

@Malacodor, thanks! Ironically, due to the initial pricing mix-up on Apple, I was actually hoping nobody would buy it for a bit. Lots of refunds are a bad thing :)

I think things are back in order now, though!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

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JamesXD

Thank you for taking care of the issue so quickly (even though I still have to wait to receive my receipt, request a refund from apple, and wait 1+ days for a reply) but other than that small bump looking forward to playing once everything is in order!

Riley Terry

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

And thank you for both your support and patience!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Lurchroboter's picture
Lurchroboter

Hey! First of all: Congratulations on your launch today! Cant tell how thankful i am that you ported Neo Scavenger over to mobile! Been playing for 2 hours now and loving every bit. Fell for the mislead pricing too at first, but apple did give me a refund without problems. i feel like i still got away too cheap anyway All the best luck with sales to you! P.s.: i forwarded details on your release to toucharcade, pocketgamer and pockettactics. Will continue tonspam everyone i know until their ears bleed

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

@Lurchroboter, I'm so glad to hear the refund process worked out. That was pretty much nightmare fuel once I was alerted to the issue.

And thanks for both supporting the project, and the shout outs!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Lurchroboter's picture
Lurchroboter

No need to worry at all. It was quick and uncomplicated.
P.s.: bring us purchaseable DLC if you find the time!!

HDCase's picture
HDCase

Any chance of seeing this on the Kindle store for Amazon devices? Being that some of us poor folks own only lowly Kindles.

Thanks for making one of my favorite games ever by the way.

dcfedor's picture
dcfedor

@Lurchroboter, spare time? Are you crazy? :)

@HDCase, thanks! I rarely say "no" to questions like this, since it's always possible. But I also try not to promise "yes" in case I can't deliver.

I've heard it's not hard to make the Android version work on Amazon devices, but we'll have to see.

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games