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Earlier this afternoon PC game publisher Stardock revealed plans for the March 31st release of acclaimed puzzle-platformer Braid on their Impulse digital distribution platform. Pre-orders start today for the game and come with a 33% price increase, bringing the game to a (not so) nice and round $20. Last summer, the XBLA release of Braid for 1200 drew criticism from thrifty gamers the world over for its notably high price point at the time (how far we've come!).

At the height of the criticism, developer Jonathan Blow explained the reasoning behind the controversial price as a means to assure that he broke even, writing on his blog, "I had to guard against the Space Giraffe problem," referring to Jeff Minter's critically acclaimed XBLA title that released for 400 and sold "only 19k copies." He further expounded on his point to 1UP last year, stating, "If those are the only people who like the game [a niche group], then I'd basically be bankrupt."

However, considering the enormous success of Braid (both critically and commercially) on XBLA over the last eight months, we're left wondering why the price tag has been upped and if the game's outspoken creator has something to say about it. We've asked Mr. Blow for comment.
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Saawweeet! I love the artistic style that the game has, and the PC could only make it look better

But I have a feeling this will end up being like World Of Goo, everyone is going to pirate Braid and the company will eventually go bankrupt.
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Saawweeet! I love the artistic style that the game has, and the PC could only make it look better

But I have a feeling this will end up being like World Of Goo, everyone is going to pirate Braid and the company will eventually go bankrupt.
2DBoy haven't gone bust..
Even though the piracy rate was 95% they've still gained thousands. Good work for 2 guys making games over coffee.

The publisher (of the boxed version, which as far as I know wasn't very widely bought compared to digital copies) went bust but that was after a bad business move outside of world of Goo.
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2DBoy haven't gone bust..
Even though the piracy rate was 95% they've still gained thousands. Good work for 2 guys making games over coffee.

The publisher (of the boxed version, which as far as I know wasn't very widely bought compared to digital copies) went bust but that was after a bad business move outside of world of Goo.
Ahah, you're right. It was Brighter Minds, the publisher, that filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, not 2D Boy. I stand corrected
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 2/18/09 at 7:04am
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It better be 15 bucks or less. World of Goo made the mistake of having a high price point.

*edit* Missed the part where it said around $20 bucks. Not a buy for me. Especially at a higher price than on the 360.
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I've been waiting for this one.
    
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Hopefully it won't be $15 this time.
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