I have really enjoyed writing and designing for Survivor Z. I wanted to ask all of you, the people who play, if you think that I am crazy in that I want to make the game FREE so that more people will play. Obviously, I can't afford to write and continue to create if I don't have some money coming in, but if I have to get another gig I will not have time to write. The catch 22 is, I want it to be free, but I can't afford not to charge for it.
So here's my solution:
I will make Survivor Z completely free to download and play. I continue to write stories, challenges, and encounters, create new game features, and build this RPG out to it's fully realized vision.
In exchange for this, I will ASK that players who like the game donate to the effort. We will keep the IAPs in place as they are, but the players will be entirely capable of playing (and competing against each other) for free if they want to. I will consider a player purchasing an In-App item a donation to us, a way of saying "thanks, I enjoy playing your game, and I support the work you are doing."
So when the next version comes out, we are going to make it free. We ask that the players who play and enjoy the game donate to help keep us going. It doesn't take much.