Jonathan Blow has cast his reign on your Braid
: The PC version of his acclaimed puzzle slash
poem game will now cost $14.95, a full five cents
cheaper than the Xbox Live Arcade edition. Initially priced at $20
by Stardock's Impulse
distribution platform, Braid
PC is due for release on March 31st. All pre-orders will reflect the new price.
Writing on his blog
, Blow winds some of the controversy down, candidly explaining that the $20 tag seemed reasonable compared to similarly priced PC games, such as World of Goo
and Crayon Physics Deluxe
. Since the XBLA release was "nicely profitable," however, the designer has decided to shrug off the higher price -- which has proven to be "unpopular in certain areas of the Internets."
We feel kind of bad about sending those death threats now.