Wednesday, February 1, 2012

'Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming' - Interesting Free2Play Model

Recently Bulkypix teamed up with Everplay and FireFruitForge to bring Terra Noctis onto the App Store. Terra Noctis had pretty much anything you could ask for in a classic style platformer, and after playing through the game I had nothing but good things to say about it. Despite a feature on Apple's 'New and Noteworthy' games, Terra Noctis hasn't faired well so the devs are taking a new approach.

On February 2nd, a free to play version of Terra Noctis will go live on the App Store. This version will be released by Everplay Interactive without the Bulkypix branding.  Now it is important to note here that the original premium version of Terra Noctis will go untouched. Just think of this new version as the 'lite' or demo.

Here's what to expect. First things first, there will be no shortage of HATS whatsoever. Of course this is great news because with hats comes increased replay value. There will also be epic items to unlock as well.  The devs would like to stress that the IAP in the game will be completely optional. You will have access to the game in its entirety for free, but if you want to speedily unlock the hats, then you will need to throw down a few coins. I believe this model will work well, and if it is well accepted by the community then we will definitely be seeing future updates to both versions of Terra Noctis.
In terms of actual gameplay, Free Dreaming will play pretty much like its premium older brother. Apparently a few tweaks have been made to make the game more hardcore, so don't expect this to be a cheasy one and done deal.

Other than that there isn't much to say about Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming. I'm excited to see the devs making this effort and I hope it works well for everyone. Either way expect to find the game on the App Store this Thursday, February 2nd. Now let there be hats for everyone. Here's a video:


So far, it seems like this free version has all the issues from the original fixed, and special little things added to it as well. Like the Yoshi's Land type aiming, and the missing letters throughout the game. I already completed the original, minus what wasn't there - but I'm enjoying this free version even more. Hope this helps get FFF and Everplay the $$ they deserve for one of the best platformers made for the iOS.

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