[Coco] Bejeweled, for the CoCo 3?

Mark Marlette mark at cloud9tech.com
Sun Jan 20 12:37:37 EST 2008


I could make this a full time job.

Don't kid yourself, the sales are there. That is why the SB is so 
late. Sales get in the way.

We have made great strides to avoid the backlogs. For the first time 
in two years, my order back log is down to two from at it's peak of 
over forty. This is due to the way we process the orders now and the 
automation in testing our products.

SB has been a road block, very complex. Jumping in/out of the design 
is VERY frustrating.

The things we are doing and have on the horizon is nothing to what we 
have done.

When we are quiet we are busy. Many ask if we are still in business, 
bigger than we ever have been. We are quiet because we are 
doing.....Only so many hours in a day!!!!



At 1/20/2008 10:48 AM, you wrote:

>Roger, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but writing or building 
>anything for the CoCo and expecting much of a return is ludicrous. 
>It's a small community or mostly hackers, not many users/gamers. If 
>you expect to make money off the CoCo you may as well pack up the 
>site and go on to something else. I'd hate to see that, you have one 
>of the best CoCo sites out there. You'd be better off asking for 
>donations to pay for the server and offering to send a "free" game 
>in return for a certain size donation than selling the games and 
>expecting a return.
>Like my AMC car hobby, the CoCo is something that you have to 
>support as a labor of love, and you might be able to break even if 
>you're lucky. Even the guys at Cloud-9 don't make a lot of profit, 
>and if they had to count their R&D and assembly time as well as 
>other overhead (home office, the little extra on the power bill, 
>etc.,) at going rates, they're losing money.
>Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:25:33 -0600
>From: Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com>
>The first idea for a destruction based CoCo 3 game which was to be 
>tornado-based with Mary as the character has been postponed due to 
>somewhat of a lack of support for her first game.  Mary was supposed 
>to get a % of the sales of this and the tornado game, but with 
>little interest I wonder if I should do the 2nd game or not.  While 
>I'm waiting on more feedback on the butterflies game, there's no 
>need in stopping and pouting.  If you ARE interested in a cool new 
>CoCo 3 game, I did lower the price to help pursuade you to support 
>the movement I've made to crank out some new stuff.
>If these games flop, I'm not writing anything else for the CoCo, and 
>I might even rip the web site down and go into hiding.
>Frank Swygert
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