Afterfall aiming for... 10 million preorders?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by coliphorbs, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Afterfall InSanity pre-order is being offered for $1. If they reach 10 million preorders, the full price of the game will stay at $1, and they will send the earnings to charity.

    Uhhh.. Okay. This is a very big "If", and given their track record this is almost as absurd as your common Nigerian prince scam. To clarify: If they don't hit their 10 million mark (yeah okay), those $1 preorders will still go to charity, but you will have to pay the full price for the game itself.... at a $1 discount, if you pre-ordered.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrwCd4oeuXc

    You can see the pre-order count in their website: http://www.afterfall-universe.com
     
  2. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Afterfall... why is that title so familiar?

    The charity wouldn't happen to be the Human Fund would it?
     
  3. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I'd be surprised, if they reach 100k pre-orders.
     
  4. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Butterfield...wow.
     
  5. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Hah! I am not even sure if there are 10 million people who know what Afterfall is.
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    There most certainly aren't.
     
  7. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    But there will be a ton more after the campaign due to this, which is the point.
     
  8. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    This game used to look promising ages ago, sad to see they dropped all their original (and overambitious) ideas and made a generic third person shooter.



    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xa-u988boY[/youtube]

    :zzz:
     
  9. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    You really think that that counter is actual pre-orders and not those guys typing the numbers in to show that people are supposedly pre-ordering in thousands? There are may be more pre-orders because of this but not a ton more, unless they somehow tapped into a massive retard forum somewhere.
     
  10. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Good lord! That looks even lamer than that Afterfall: Insanity video I saw a couple of months ago.

    Burn it...WITH FIRE! :mrgreen:
     
  11. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    People still buy horse armor.

    Just sayin'.
     
  12. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    They do so, because it's still offered.
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Not 10 million people.
     
  14. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    I don't think even Oblivion sold more than 10 million. I wonder why these guys didn't announce this thing as some sort of april fools joke or something. It would have gathred more attention that way.
     
  15. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    I know that.

    But it does provide a possible explanation for why there's anyone at all pledging their single dollar.
     
  16. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I doubt that over 15 thousand people actually did though, for such an unknown project and developer. These guys are full of shit.
     
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Amen to that!
     
  18. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    It was front page news on a lot of gaming sites.

    I can imagine a bunch of people going 'Cool, I could get this for a dollar!' and running with it.

    Oh, most definitely.
     
  19. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Looks like they are going to donate the money to Amnesty International.

    Meanwhile the pre-order counter still hasn't reached 18.000...
     
  20. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Yea, it's a clever marketing idea, but come on, ten million? I could see that being challenging even for more popular gaming series.

    Unless every person who preorders it, preorders ten copies.