And here we are, back where we started

Fare City is coming home!

The distribution agreement with Digital Chocolate is coming to an end. My time with a publisher has been interesting and educational but for various reasons it hasn’t really worked out. We are just waiting on Apple to review the new binaries so Fare City should be back on sale under the Finkly Interactive name early next week.

After the pain of the previous transition to Digital Chocolate I’m hopeful that this will be more of a good news story. For one thing, the new version of Fare City is actually an update to the old app I took off the App Store in January. This means that everyone who bought the original version will get it for free; hurrah!

Next, to help those who bought the DC version we are going to celebrate the return home by offering the full version of FC for FREE for at least three days! Of course this will only help if they know about the transition. So we are putting the word out this weekend to see if the grapevine will help carry the news to at least some while the sale is on.

Finally, we are planning to ship Fare City 2.0 in early June. I can’t say too much about it now because things are subject to change but something I’m quite excited about is a new game mode that should offer substantially different game play. More news to follow.

But that is the news for now. If you or someone you know has the Digital Chocolate be sure to listen out for news of the switch over so you can pick up your free copy of the FI version. In fact, just tell everyone so they can get their copy. You can’t argue with free!

11 Responses to “And here we are, back where we started”

  1. Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan Says:
    May 8th, 2010 at 16:56

    Live and learn, I guess. I’m sure you’re not allowed to go into details why you and DC have parted but, having never been much of a fan of THEIR stuff, this break only comes as a relief to me.

  2. Finkly Says:
    May 8th, 2010 at 20:09

    Let us just say it was “by mutual agreement” and leave it at that. However, I can say that I am looking forward to having a more direct hand in the marketing of FC again.

  3. N10do Says:
    May 8th, 2010 at 21:20

    I am sorry to see the split but am happy because now updates will be pushed sooner; before you guys had to wait for DC to get the binary and push to apple, now you can do it much quicker.

  4. N10do Says:
    May 8th, 2010 at 21:21

    Also any possibility of a iPad version??

  5. Leigh Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 21:30

    Just curious… is Fare City 2.0 a new app or just an update? Thanks!

  6. Finkly Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 21:49

    Good question. Fare City 2.0 will be an update to the Finkly Interactive application so it will be free to existing customers. It will, however, mark a price increase as its content will far exceed what we originally offered at the $0.99 price. I’ll give more information in the next week or so.

  7. Finkly Says:
    May 9th, 2010 at 21:53

    We’d love to do one but the schedule is pretty full at the moment. Hopefully we might see it late summer. I’ll post more news when I have it.

  8. Finkly Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 22:46

    Fare City 1.2 is in the App Store now and free for the next three days. Get it while you can!

  9. GeeksRock Says:
    May 13th, 2010 at 01:30

    This is AWESOME! I was so excited to see the update today 😀

    Hope you don’t regret going independent again, good luck 🙂

  10. ashiato Says:
    May 13th, 2010 at 18:18

    I’m glad you brought the game home. I’m not a big fan of D.C. after I noticed how they beefed up their game ratings by leaving fake reviews. I hope the 3-day sale will get your game noticed and help with the eventual sales. This is a high quality game that deserves to be more widely known and enjoyed. Good luck with everything, and I look forward to 2.0!

  11. Finkly Says:
    May 13th, 2010 at 20:54

    Thanks. So far the sale is going great-guns; just hoping that sales will continue once it is no longer free.

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