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What is the release date?
Estimated release date for Next.Land is early 2017. This date is not fixed and may be changed. There are still many factors ongoing. Join the mailing list and don't miss anything important.
What are the basic requirements to run this game?
You need any device with a web browser supporting WebGL. Recommended minimum screen resolution is 800x750 pixels. It is not possible to release the exact requirements yet because the game optimization is still in progress. In general, devices with lower performance like smartphones and tablets have issues with running this game. Up to now, the least powerful configuration used for the testing process with good results was PC, Intel Core i3 - 3.3GHz, 2GB memory. You can try the demo to check the current performance on your computer. If the performance is good already, you will be probably fine with the final version also.
Does the game support mobile devices?
You can run the game on any device with a web browser supporting WebGL. However, there is no specific support for smaller devices with lower performance such as smartphones and tablets right now. Device specific versions with optimized user interface and lower requirements on performance are still under development.
Why don't you have a facebook account?
It's is simple. I don't like facebook. Really.
How much will I pay for the game?
Nothing. Next.Land is a free-to-play game. Create a new account for free and play for free. You can get a premium account as a crowdfunding support reward for helping Next.Land with the development process.
Where can I download the game?
Next.Land is a web browser based game. You don't need to download or install anything. You can run the game directly in your web browser. Just go to http://next.land
How do you want to keep this game running without pays?
There are more funding options than just a game purchase. In-game advertisements, premium accounts or microtransactions. All additional funding options will be announced later.
So is this another pay-to-win game?
Definitely not. I will try to find reasonable compromise between premium users and free players. It is fair to reward premium accounts but not at the expense of non-premium players. For example, microtransactions to unlock premium building skins that really don't affect the game economics. They just allow you to make your game more personal.
What is the basic gamestyle?
Simple and casual. I want to bring you the game you can play few minutes a day. There are unlimited number of games that are almost full time job already. This is not the case.
How do you want to eliminate a stereotype?
The initial release of Next.Land is only the first step. I want to bring you regular expansions with new gameplay features. The first expansion will be focused on the basic microeconomics.
Why there are buildings missing?
The game is based on OpenStreetMap data provided by the great open source community. Only data available from this source can be shown. However, in the future expansions, I am going to allow players to build their own buildings, so even void areas can be used for the play.
Are any locations better than others?
In the real world some locations are more lucrative than the others. The world centers of business like London, New York, Hong Kong or Tokio for example. But this is only a game. Area rating is based mostly on activity and decisions of players. You can be more successful in less known locations. It is easier to become a local or a national leader than to try reaching the top of the worldwide leaderboard.
How can I improve the game performance?
If you experience poor performance, you can try to stop some running programs. If you are watching videos, for example on YouTube, the game is running slower. You can also try to resize your web browser window. The smaller the window, the better the performance.