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Title: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: gamehorder on January 04, 2013, 09:46:04 AM
DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box still for sale?
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: C.C. on January 23, 2013, 07:29:04 AM
Oh I would be interested too. I still love having the physical support (cds or dvds) of my favourite games.
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on January 23, 2013, 11:47:23 AM
We might be doing another run of these in the near future, but as of now we don't have any. Sorry!
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Yuri on November 13, 2013, 02:27:14 AM
Well, as the new edition of The Shivah is around the corner, any news of it getting a Boxed Signature Special DVD Deluxe Collector's Edition? :)
As far as I know, 'The Shivah', 'Emerald City Confidential' and 'Puzzle Bots' are the only Wadjet Eye games to have no disk versions, right? And 'Da New Guys' is the only not-on-Steam one now?
Just to make sure I miss nothing in my collection...
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: LeChuck on May 01, 2014, 09:22:23 AM
Dave, I know you're tired to talk about this matter, but please make dvd editions of Shivah, Blackwell Epiphany and the next games.

I know you have probably lost money on the last ones, and WAG don't have enough time for handle all this shit, but maybe a small release and ultramega-limited edition in number of copies, simple dvd amaray case like Primordia, Gemini Rue and Blackwell Deception (more harder than Resonance box, less damages at mail sending) that you shouldn't have monetary loses and could manage fast :D

For die-hard fans like some of us. If is necessary a little bit more expensive, let it be!  ;)

My world for a Shivah edition with the Kosher and the old one with a lot of extra stuff.

Please :-* ;)
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: grunthos64 on May 02, 2014, 03:47:04 AM
Maybe a supply and demand system with the DVDs would be best. I believe if you had a Wadjet Eyes 'Greatest Hits' collection with all the titles you have now it would sell a lot. Mark it at 50 and people will flock to it.
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Yuri on May 04, 2014, 02:05:19 AM
I am not sure about 'all the titles' - they are just so different and, well, won't probably fit into one DVD with extras.
But 'The Complete Blackwell Series Collector's Box'is something quite possible :)
I already own the first four games on DVD - but why not make the ultimate edition with all the five now? Dave promised to think about it after the release of 'Epiphany', didn't he?
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: boidsonly on May 04, 2014, 10:37:27 AM
I am another, "hard copy of the game",  collector.  I am willing to pay extra for the DVD/Case.  I rarely ever purchase a digital copy of a game because I do not particularly like Steam, or any of the other DRM laden sites.
  A prepay option for ordering hard copies of games is OK with me when you are thinking about releasing a new game or an older game.  Maybe give you planning data to crunch numbers?
Thanks for the great games!  ;)
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: auberwn on February 02, 2016, 03:35:01 PM
My apologies for resurrecting this old thread - I would just like to add myself on this. I've come back so many times through the years to check if any boxed versions have been made available that I felt I should mention it to someone.

I understand that it makes little sense for a small publisher to waste resources on something that really doesn't improve the games themselves. Digital distribution is so clean and managing physical stock is such a nightmare. Very tight profit margins - most probably negative ones - I guess.

What is it with this weird fixation with a physical copy some of us have? In my case it's so bad that I've realized that I just can't bring myself to download any adventure game - especially a 2D one. I've only played Primordia out of the Wadget Eye library. I tracked down a copy at some point. So many others have described the effect of THE EXPERIENCE it's certain I can't add anything to it. Taking a look at that Monkey Island box next to my friend's father's PC and playing the game.

I guess a crowd funding kind of system would be great - the more people sign up the better the version. Level one, a DVD and a simple plastic case. Two adds a poster. Three the box is cardboard. And so on. Give it a few months for the word to spread...

Thanks for the games!

Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Satchel on February 27, 2016, 03:54:26 PM
I write my name on the invisible list of people willing to buy a limited physical edition of the whole Blackwell series  :)
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on February 27, 2016, 03:56:47 PM
Sadly, this has very little chance of happening anytime soon. As I've said elsewhere, the boxes/snapcases kept getting more and more expensive and impractical to make. Shipping and manufacturing costs kept going up, and the demand for them just isn't there to make it worth it. As a tiny  company we have to be *very* careful how we use our time and resources, and physical editions just don't make the cut.

This could change if an alternative presents itself, but that hasn't happened yet. Sorry!
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Dakobah on March 03, 2016, 05:16:41 PM
just playing devils advocate or what have you but what if you released like 50 or so or make a very small limited run... via kickstarter or something?
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on March 04, 2016, 07:06:42 AM
Annoyingly, manufacturers insist on a minimum of 1000. 50 is just too small for them.
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Dakobah on March 04, 2016, 07:51:58 AM
Ahh good to know thanks
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Yuri on October 23, 2016, 07:30:54 AM
Well, while the forum is being very quiet and Dave and everyone are busy working on new games, let me resurrect this old thread - and recollect some good memories from older games. Especially of those games you can in fact collect physically :)

As far as I know, there were only five (out of now fifteen) Wadjet Eye Games published on disk. At that, 'Blackwell Deception' was lucky enough to have the first three Blackwell games on its disk as well.

(http://i83.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/f6/c7eb4c70c349b06ef2f8ff20b449edf6.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/83/2016/1023/c7eb4c70c349b06ef2f8ff20b449edf6.jpg.html)

I don't have English disk edition of 'Gemini Rue' - was it published? At least, there surely was the German disk edition. And I have the Russian disk - it is jewel-case only, but still quite rare. Probably even Dave himself does not have it :)

(http://i82.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/3a/8ea735fc04998fdd1c374cc7eb62583a.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/82/2016/1023/8ea735fc04998fdd1c374cc7eb62583a.jpg.html) (http://i82.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/50/6f4386d2ea2b31c6756643d049decc50.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/82/2016/1023/6f4386d2ea2b31c6756643d049decc50.jpg.html)

'Da New Guys' had some bonuses added: three cards of our heroes!

(http://i85.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/38/e4b098be983e6895b39d77ff201aa938.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/85/2016/1023/e4b098be983e6895b39d77ff201aa938.jpg.html) (http://i85.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/6a/2e47337cc62f165e8a40d38c8a42ff6a.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/85/2016/1023/2e47337cc62f165e8a40d38c8a42ff6a.jpg.html)

And 'Resonance' was the only one boxed - even if it is a little box, and the only bonus is the poster. If I remember it correctly, it is after this edition shipped that Dave decided he will never ever publish a physical edition again...

(http://i84.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/d0/320b093fff2dab3a0d6bd803726588d0.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/84/2016/1023/320b093fff2dab3a0d6bd803726588d0.jpg.html) (http://i84.fastpic.ru/thumb/2016/1023/f6/94ed18e519f0e7f1d713c6436a967cf6.jpeg) (http://fastpic.ru/view/84/2016/1023/94ed18e519f0e7f1d713c6436a967cf6.jpg.html)

Now, does anyone have a 'Primordia' disk edition in his or her collection? It has been published, right?
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on October 26, 2016, 04:27:43 PM
Wow, you are hardcore! I really wish I could make the physical edition thing work financially. Consider those collector's items!
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: k0SH on January 06, 2017, 11:59:10 AM
Awesome collection, Yuri!
I have a few in my collection too.

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170106/temp/ml9s258b.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4592/ml9s258b_jpg.htm)

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170106/temp/fknn3o9x.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4592/fknn3o9x_jpg.htm)

Man.. ALL WEG games deserve a physical release!
Still hoping for a limited Blackwell edition including ALL games!!
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: Yuri on January 06, 2017, 12:05:02 PM
Thanks for the pictures, k0SH!
It looks like your collection is totally complete :)
And what is that jewel-case edition of 'Blackwell Legacy'?
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: k0SH on January 06, 2017, 12:12:44 PM
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And what is that jewel-case edition of 'Blackwell Legacy'?
It's the official WEG release which was available for a short time:

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170106/temp/3jzjodfi.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4592/3jzjodfi_jpg.htm)
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on January 06, 2017, 12:28:53 PM
Wow! That brings back memories. I used to burn those CDs (yes - CD. Not DVD) on my little dinky laptop. I also created the packaging in photoshop and printed them out on my home setup! I am amazed they've lasted as long as they have.

edit: And HAH. That Blackwell Legacy CD has our old logo on it. Fun times.
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: JanG on April 27, 2017, 03:13:35 PM
When I first married Dave we used to get the games made at a little CD-burning place in Midtown Manhattan (their usual thing was band demos I think) and carry them back on the subway in a huge box. Then we packaged them by hand and sent them off which took about a week. The guys at our local Post Office knew us well, and they used to let us drop off the pre-paid envelopes at their loading bay so we didn't need to queue!
Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: LeChuck on April 30, 2017, 01:55:18 PM
And what about Indiebox or similar?

They maybe could handle all the "physical edition thing" of your games.

I don't know how they work with developers, but maybe it's a good deal for release these physical editions whitout being this matter a problem for Wadjet Eye.

Title: Re: DO YOU HAVE any of your games still avail in DVD snapcase or box?
Post by: DaveGilbert on April 30, 2017, 04:06:28 PM
I've considered indiebox! Not for OLD releases but possibly for upcoming ones.