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SanukGames

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#1

SanukGames commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

A patch has just been released in America to add sound on the Gamepad, giving the game full off-TV support.
The European version, to be released tomorrow, doesn't have sound on the Gamepad yet, but will be patched likewise (we chose to do it that way rather than further delaying the European release).
Cheers.

SanukGames

#2

SanukGames commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

@sillygostly The problem we have in Australia is that the mandatory age rating costs $890 AUD, and the market is so small (because of the demographics and the not-very-prevalent gaming culture) that we are not even sure we can recoup that money. Other developers I talked to told me that they often made a loss there. That's why, so far, we haven't released our games there, unfortunately.

SanukGames

#3

SanukGames commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

@MyMogo2 For download games, the ESRB has a simplified process where they ask developers to answer a questionnaire ("short form") about their game. From these answers, which are the developer's own assessment, they automatically give a rating. They do not actually review the game.

Regarding language, the ESRB asks which categories of potentially offensive words the game contains:

  • Minor profanities (e.g., "damn," "hell") => gives E10+ rating.
  • Epithets such as "bastard," "[female dog]," or "jack[donkey]" => gives E10+ rating.
  • "[Donkey]" => gives E10+ rating.
  • "Scatological vulgarities" => gives Teen rating.
  • "Racial obscenities" => gives M17+ rating.
  • "Sexual obscenities or vulgarisms" => gives M17+ rating.

Basically, in this list, the only words that our game contains are "damn", "hell", "bastard" and "donkey". Hence the E10+ rating. Now, if you ask me whether the game is fit for a 10 years old, I'd say no. It's rather fit for teens - not because of the vocabulary, but because of the overly cynical humor. But then this is not part of the questions asked in the ESRB's short form.

Cheers.
Please don't use those words here, even in example — TBD

SanukGames

#4

SanukGames commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

@Hy8ogen An online battle mode would have been too long, complex and costly for us to implement, at least in a first iteration. Therefore we decided to release the game with offline multiplayer only (but then at an adequate price). Now online multiplayer is something we are looking into, but I'd rather not make any promise at this point.
Cheers.

SanukGames

#7

SanukGames commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

@World The "nervous guy who isn't a voice actor" is a voice actor - you can also hear his voice in Mario Kart 8.
The choice of electronic instrumentation of classical tunes is mine - I thought it would fit the zany mood of the game. It was not a choice dictated by budget. In fact, we paid as much as for original tunes.
Cheers.