I'll buy just about any game for $1 or less if I don't already have it and it looks at all interesting. This is one of the best things about the IGS featured deals. The majority of what's featured here that I don't already have meet this criteria.
But it's not only the featured deals. I purchased Rhythm Destruction just a few minutes ago because it was on sale for $1 in the IGS store and looks worth giving a try to.
Once past that magical $1 price point, it depends on any of the following. The more "boxes" I can check, the more likely I am to buy it:
- Is the price equivalent to 75% of full price or cheaper.
- Is the game in a genre that I enjoy.
- If not in a genre I normally enjoy, is it an exceptional example if the genre it is in?
- Does it come with interesting extras? (OST, extra levels, bonus games, art books, etc )
- If it's on Steam, does it have Steam cards which are essentially like getting some extra % off.
- Do any of the posters whose likes and dislikes I've gotten a "feel" for like it? There are folks on several of the IGS, CAG, GoG and Steam forums whose opinions on games I find useful. Zeroxxx, toyotame, letsmaybelp92, Soli, Spoderman, kalirion, Kaisertroll and MANY others (sorry if your name isn't here, there's literally too many to list). Also folks from the Groupees chat like Paul, Jack and WS.
Paying over $5 a game is pretty rare. It generally has to be something my son has been asking for and he gets them as something special, like if he got good grades or it's his birthday or something. Things like Kerbal Space Program, Minecraft, SimCity and BeamNG Drive are all things that were $15 and over that fell into this category.
Meanwhile, I'll play my backlog and patiently wait for Gas Guzzlers Extreme and all the Pinball FX2 tables I don't have yet to hit that magical 75% off.
Oh yeah, this game needs to be featured in one of the 4 day deals on IGS: https://indiegamestand.com/store/493/tu ... s-odyssey/