Yes, there were another topics about it, but I want to add my take on that even if it’s gonna get rejected immediately.
So, basically we will probably soon have mobile versions. And that’s nice, CIU on the go doesn’t sound bad. Problem: CIU is online-only game, you lose the internet and good luck playing. That’s why I think it’s a perfect idea to add offline mode for that occasion. Obviously, one of the reasons CIU is online-only are the ads and purchases. You need to verify everything with the server, that’s understandable, but with offline-mode you wouldn’t need it. Players can do whatever the hell they want.
Currently there’s no chicken invaders on android platform (officialy, because sideloading exists without problems for now) so CIU having such mode would be a cool demo of the game. Remember, normal CI episodes allowed you to fly few waves before unlocking all of them. This could be also made into a very simple tutorial so the new players don’t get overwhelmed when they are thrown into the galaxy view.
Another point is that if someone has CIU installed on phone and is currently on some vacations or a visit to a place that doesn’t have internet (yes, those places exist. And mobile internet can be pricey in other countries). You know, sometimes you gotta scratch that itch, kill few chickens to relax or other stuff. Now you’re gonna say, “whatever I’m not gonna get profit from that”. Yes, that’s true. But you’re gonna get someone that plays the game more.
Yet another thing - it doesn’t have to be the full game, every mission, environment etc. Even just a random 15 waves mission with a reduced set of waves and bosses. Budget constraint mission is a good example here. Player doesn’t get to pick anything and just plays the game.
Now I’m not gonna convince you to add cheats there, because cheats were denied many times (well just like the offline mode but whatevs), but it actually wouldn’t hurt you to add them to that mode. You don’t need to verify player scores and key earnings because there’s no server for that and the progress doesn’t carry to the main account.
Final suggestion if my writings above didn’t convince you at all:
What about making offline-mode available exclusively to CHL users?
I myself agree that it’s an evil move, but hey, it would make it more worthy to purchase and CHL users ain’t gonna have any ads so you don’t lose anything.
And for the end, everybody’s favorite: Poll
- Yes, but CHL only
- I dON’t CaRE
- Yes, but…