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Why GOAT Store as a publisher?

Why did you choose GOAT Store as the publisher? They rarely do advertising and don't keep their promises to the scene. And their cover designs suck!! Why didn't you go with other DC publisher, e.g. Red Spot Games?
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    Dear Marko.

    I have nothing negative to say about the GOAT Store. My collaboration with them has been nothing but pleasant: They allowed me to develop the game according to my own vision and my own pace. They have been very helpful in many aspects. Also, they have been in business a whole lot longer than any of the other publishers and accordingly they do have a good amount of experience in the field, strong support from the scene and good relationships to other industry people.
    Lastly, they gave me the option to do my own cover design and what many people enjoy about their covers is, that they do not resemble the original Dreamcast packaging.

    Thank you.

    Florian
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  • Hello Florian

    thanks for the reply! now I know that you have to say something like this as the other part of the deal you have made with GOAT Store, but I think you also recognized the very bad reputation Dan from the GOAT Store got within the past years within the DC scene.

    as some examples: forum of Dreamcast.es (were I come from), the "Open Letter" topic at DCemulation.org, UK Resistance, the guys at DCemu.co.uk - all of them are currently in a very bad mood concerning GOAT Games because Dan announced 10 games he NEVER EVER delivered and had a lot of ridiculous excuses. i also read that he even haven't made contracts with them. read in some forum or join IRC DC channels and ask for it.

    but to come to the real problems:

    * it seems like he doesn't give a *#!$ about European gamers. the shipping costs are ridiculous high, he doesn't deliver a lot of European shops, even don't care about promo on European websites.
    * their cover design suck and until now only had bad print quality and only a few pages black and white. Look at DUX from HUcast, Wind Water, Rush Rally Racing and Last Hope: Pink Bullets how quality they look like and compare it with previous GOAT releases.
    * his games sell the worst of all and he doesn't receive half of the attention other DC releases do. just look at their crappy website and announcements. this should be positive promo?

    please understand i really like Irides and already pre ordered it. i also wrote about it on various websites because I like the gameplay. but I think you made the wrong decision with GOAT store and this gives me headache. the case looks horrible. and as you can see by only doing a quick Google Search: Rush Rally Racing had gained much more attention even though it was announced on the very same day as Irides. GOAT is struggling because he's on the ti... list of some DC sceners yet doesn't do any promo that will help the sales.

    but I really wish you the best luck Florian! hope that I am wrong and you have success with it. i can not wait to play it!
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