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So, I actually tried to buy this game
« on: August 28, 2013, 02:32:43 PM »
Back in the old days I got a shareware version of this game and eventually started nagging my parents to buy it.

But they said it was way too expensive and I should try to get it at a computer fair like I did with all other games (back in those days, it was actually possible to get 50% discount on new games at those fairs, I got warcraft 2 for the equivalent of $20 a few weeks after release!).

Of course, I never saw this game at the fair or the shop, so after a year of trying to get it, I started nagging my parents again.

They decided to send a letter asking if the game had a discount since it was somewhat old now and $44.95 was way too expensive for us. But the letter never got there. We saw 'Athens' in the address, and us living in Europe and only knowing one Athens, sent the letter to Greece. Since we never got a reply, nor could we get the phone number to work, my parents declared that the devs were scammers that would just steal our money and would never give us the full game anyway. :(

I've always thought the game was made in Greece until now.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 02:41:31 PM by Shakkara »


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Re: So, I actually tried to buy this game
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 08:59:40 AM »
Funny.  There is also an Athens Georgia that confuses people too.

Sorry to hear you wanted it and thought we were scammers.  I don't know if you heard the history on the game, but it wasn't for scamming -- just general ... problems.

FWIW, I though the release price of the game was too high too, especially since they were doing only direct sales instead of going through a Big Box Distributor.