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    Limited Run Games - physical runs of digital games

    I saw this on NeoGaf and thought some people would be interested. Mighty Rabbit Studios has apparently set up a "sub-brand" called Limited Run Games where they are doing small physical runs of previously digital only games for PS4 and Vita (at least to start). There first run is for a Vita game called Breach and Clear which will be released October 29th and will have a run of 1500 copies. Saturday morning RPG appears to be the following title to be released in 2016. There is also a Tweet from Robert at Zeboyd Games that might (grain of salt) indicate Cosmic Star Heroine will be one of their titles.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1121596

    http://www.limitedrungames.com/ Their website isn't live yet.
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    Bandit already pointed that out here:

    http://www.gaijinworks.com/interact/...ll=1#post55247

    And I posted some more links and info here

    http://www.gaijinworks.com/interact/...ll=1#post55248
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    Posted on that in "Collector's Cove" earlier. :P
    Seems like they are just starting since their website is bare and twitter account is new. Someone has been posting on Gamefaqs from the company. (where I saw it at)

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    They may not have my interest with the first two planned titles, but they've definitely got my attention.

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    I feel like this company is geared toward sealed game collectors and scalpers. Yeah, I guess video game collectors and niche collectors as well. These people have NO desire to open it, even with the games probably being ultra bad. This company should be called Limited Run Scalpers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    I feel like this company is geared toward sealed game collectors and scalpers. Yeah, I guess video game collectors and niche collectors as well. These people have NO desire to open it, even with the games probably being ultra bad. This company should be called Limited Run Scalpers.
    Really not seeing the problem. They're going to be providing physical editions to otherwise digital-only games to those who want them and like Gaijinworks, the print runs are relatively small so as to avoid losing a ton of money with a bunch of unsold stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werezompire View Post
    Really not seeing the problem. They're going to be providing physical editions to otherwise digital-only games to those who want them and like Gaijinworks, the print runs are relatively small so as to avoid losing a ton of money with a bunch of unsold stock.
    I think storino03's gripe is mostly with them limiting the print to 1500 beforehand. I mean, they could limit the print to that number before going into production, but not communicate about it. And, should more orders come in, consider printing more. GaijinWorks for example prints the number of copies needed to meet demand. By locking down the total production early on, they're giving it a vibe of exclusivity, which as storino03 pointed out, may mainly attract a certain type of buyers.

    Also, it doesn't look like they're going to publish any high profile games, but rather fairly unknown and not necessarily highly rated games (I had never heard of Breach and Clear myself). This strengthens the perception that it doesn't matter which game is being released physically, but that it mainly revolves around getting something exclusive for your money and scoring bragging rights. Again, if you're comparing with GaijinWorks, the selection process of which games are getting published at GW is based on quality of the game, and whether a game is worth bringing over to the West or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWiley_12 View Post
    Also, it doesn't look like they're going to publish any high profile games, but rather fairly unknown and not necessarily highly rated games (I had never heard of Breach and Clear myself). This strengthens the perception that it doesn't matter which game is being released physically, but that it mainly revolves around getting something exclusive for your money and scoring bragging rights. Again, if you're comparing with GaijinWorks, the selection process of which games are getting published at GW is based on quality of the game, and whether a game is worth bringing over to the West or not.
    The first two games they're releasing are made by the company itself (they're the publishing division of Mighty Rabbit Studios); that's how they were chosen - "Really, if we could have published any game in the world to launch Limited Run Games with we'd probably have picked something else that would have created more buzz. The problem with that is why would any other developers trust us before we had our own physical release?"

    I agree that using a preorder campaign to determine quantity is best. They're still new to this so I imagine if they got enough suggestions, they'd consider it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werezompire View Post
    The first two games they're releasing are made by the company itself (they're the publishing division of Mighty Rabbit Studios); that's how they were chosen - "Really, if we could have published any game in the world to launch Limited Run Games with we'd probably have picked something else that would have created more buzz. The problem with that is why would any other developers trust us before we had our own physical release?"
    Yeah, I already posted that in the Collector's Cove thread earlier today:

    http://www.gaijinworks.com/interact/...ll=1#post55250

    Still, it doesn't look like they're looking into being selective as to what they're going to release after they got their own games out of the door. There's no mission statement other that "we don't like digital only".
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    Probably a wait and see. I'd bet it's much like GW is. Companies want to see stats and money.
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