In Europe on Steam Trine costs 30€, which equals 42$. I do not think it is fair that Europeans are forced to pay 42% more for this game, especially since it is a game made by an European company. How is it even possible that European game costs 42% more in Europe than in US - why European gamers should be discriminated in such way?
There was something said about the fact that dollar is weak, poor Americans have a crisis (which they started themselves, remember?) and so they get a discount.
Great, I live in a country that does not use Euro and in the last 8 months my currency lost 40% of its value against Euro and Dollar. We have a financial crisis too, for which we are not responsible. Oh, and average salary (after tax) is less than 500€. Will you kindly offer discounts on Trine just like you did for those that are directly responsible for starting the financial crisis?
You could have been fair and evenly distribute the price in US and Europe, e.g. sell it 21% cheaper than 30€ in both us and eu.
So instead of selling it for 30€/42$ in Europe and 30$/21€ in US, you could have set a fair price in the middle for both regions - 25€/36$ - would that not be a much more honest and fair pricing for everybody?
EDIT: I also wanted to comment on this:
Euro zone people pay in euros, ie. they have to pay 30 euros, not 42 dollars.
This sentence makes as much sense as writing "They have to pay 30 euros, not 3000 eurocents."
Fact is that 30 euros EQUALS 42 dollars - so those who pay 30 euros, pay an amount that equals to 42 dollars and there's not much place for a debate here, unless exchange rates change.
I would understand this if you would get your salary/pension/allowance paid in USD and then you had to spend Euros for the game, but I'm sure that's not the case.
My country is not in Eurozone, so I do not get paid in Euros - is there a way I can pay for a game with another currency (and also pay less, because my currency is weak, I mentioned that it lost 40% of its value to the Euro in the last 8 months, so the game should be 40% cheaper for me, just like it is cheaper for Americans, right?)
What people in US needs to pay is our loss, not any European's loss. But we really hope the currency rates would go better.
The way I see it, it is a loss of every European that is supposed to pay 42% more for this game than Americans pay. Everyone who buys the game at 30€/42$ loses 12$/8,5€ price difference.
Also, this is a theory and a long shot, but perhaps you are factoring your US loss into higher price of the game in general? If you decided to sell the game cheaper in US, this loss of income has to be compensated somewhere else - and now we know why the game in Europe is 42% more expensive.