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That PC Version

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Is it me or has the PC version been kinda marginalised? At least 3 people I've spoken to (plus many more I've seen online) have said things like 'Yeah, but I don't have a Wii' and after all, the only evidence of the PC version is an afterthought at the end of the press release and a small visual gag during one of the adverts. Some websites aren't even reporting the PC version.

I'm sure Nintendo would like it if people bought a Wii under the mistaken impression that it was the only way to play this game, but I'm getting a little bored of posting messages saying 'It's a PC game, too!' Especially as (I imagine) there are more PC owners in the core audience than Wii owners.

Also - and I'm sure this isn't the case - it kinda gives the impression that the PC version is just a quick and dirty afterthought port without much thought going into it. Perhaps the balance will be restored a bit once we have a date for the PC version?

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  • We will have many more details about the PC version coming soon. We wanted to start with the WiiWare announcement, so we're holding the PC details back for its own announcement. (And they'll come with plenty of time for people to make an informed decision about which version to buy.)

    Our decisions about how to reveal information has NOTHING to do with the game's development! The game is being developed for PC and Wii simultaneously with equal amounts of effort going into both. The PC version will be great, don't worry.

  • A week ago, none of us knew about the game's existence at all, let alone the PC version. Give it time.

  • Oh, I'm certainly not complaining. I just noticed that there's a bit of confusion around the release, given the number of people lamenting that they don't have a Wii, and the PC version sometimes not being reported.

    As I said, I was sure that it had nothing to do with the development - but I can see how someone might get that impression.

  • PC is awesome.
    Don't get us wrong, having it on PC is a definite awesome.

    But for the ones who have hated the Wii: Playing Strong Bad on the Wii with minimal and ridiculously fun wiggle and waggle, makes a lot of sense, and transcends all hatrednessessesseses.

    And for the ones who never really cared for the Wii, or have been looking for one: The idea of kicking the Cheat with motion control or easy point-and-click action sounds amusing and intriguing, and this game is the "Push" they need to start searching for the Wii (or even more-so).

    And of course, for the poor college man/woman (sucks not having money even for food), or sheltered child: They probably don't have a lot of space, or enough "power" in their comps, as they probably destroyed their space with MMOs and RTSs up the wazoo, or they're still using a computer that's as old as Strong Bad's computers.

    And for hardcore fans: Knowing the Chap-Bros. love Nintendo, is enough incentive to get it for the Wii instead of the PC. (Or for the people who have enough cash: Both)


    We'll get the PC version too. But the Wii version just sounds intriguing at this point. First, give us time to process all this awesomeness that has appeared before our worldly senses... then we'll think rationally.

  • Will they come out at the same time? Both versions sound good and I'm going to give them time, but I will feel a bit screwed over my support for Sam and Max if the Wii gets SB first.

  • I have a question to, is it going to be a direct port? or is it going to be an entirely different game?

  • It is not a port. They are being developed concurrently.

  • Also it's the same game on both platforms. Man if we had the time and manpower to make two entirely different Strong Bad games we'd be like, I dunno, EA or something.

  • @mikew said: Also it's the same game on both platforms. Man if we had the time and manpower to make two entirely different Strong Bad games we'd be like, I dunno, EA or something.

    And that would suck big time. Thank heavens you guys are not a massive publisher like EA.

  • @Iron Curtain said: Thank heavens you guys are not a massive publisher like EA.

    Agreed.

    Though I enjoyed their old bass fishing game. :p

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