Whats left to do?
Textures of the boxes, textures of the moneyboxes, textures of the already taken moneyboxes, fireball textures.
Server and website for collecting the stats.
How will the game be released?
The game itself will be for free of course. But we are thinking about making a tournament where you can enter paying 1€. The winner after 1 or two months will get a SSD. (If there are more then 500 partecipiants. the SSD gets upgraded to a netbook)
Well thats the plan. Hopefully we get over 120 partecipiants so that we get back the cost for the SSD :(
What do you think, what are my possibilitys for such a project to break even?
looks really good man, I really like the simple game play, its very clever.
Your chances to break even should be guaranteed, put a clause in the Terms and Conditions that state no prizes will be awarded if entry numbers are not high enough… you always have to protect yourself.
It may help to change the cost of entry based on what prize is offered, so make it cheaper to enter early on, this will encourage people to enter (its always hardest to get people interested early), then as entry numbers rise and the prize becomes more substantial, people will be required to pay more to try and win. Of course people who already entered at the cheaper price will still be in the running.