We just finished our Ludum Dare 30 entry : Garden of Oblivion. The theme was Connected Worlds and we couldn’t do everything on time, so here’s the improved version (for Windows, Mac and Linux). You can download it on itch.io.
Any feedback is welcome !
We’re not done with John’s lines yet, but everyone should say thanks to our super great engineer who sent along some of the completed files so I could post this.
Oh, and if I didn’t mention this before, everyone thank Ian Sinclair for a lovely performance. You can hear him on TV right now as Space Dandy, which is a great show (seriously, go watch it like now), and we’re very grateful to him for making the time to be a part of our game.
Is it weird that I want to play John’s route first now?
Source: sakevisual / soymilk
Three years and ten months - that’s how long it’s been since Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was first revealed in a blaze of glory (and animated trailer). Since then there’s been a second Ace Attorney Investigations game released, a fifth Ace…
So after reading alarming articles such as
I believe there will be a great culling of indie devs starting around 2015 and may last until 2017. Indeed 2014 has been a crazy year with so many great projects announced, in production, or undergoing…
Interesting articles, thanks for linking. I’m not an experienced dev and have yet to succeed in completing a full-length proper game; the creator in me wants to believe that there is no such thing as a bubble and creators should always be able to create what they want to make, but the more I learn about business and attempt it the more this belief is distorted.
I agree that there is some kind of race to the bottom happening with steam sales and bundles. I think it’s happening with crowdfunding too. Projects that should technically cost twice, thrice, even sometimes ten times more to make are being pitched at an incredibly low price. I’m worried that this will foster the mentality that costs are going DOWN when in reality they should be going UP. If I want to make money from a game these days, my options are a) Steam which devalues games through sales, or b) bundles which do the same, c) mobile which issues are addressed wonderfully in this article, or d) crowdfunding, which is not a reliable source of income at all (and which is being increasingly undercut as I’ve mentioned before). There is an apparent enthusiasm to drive the value of games lower and lower — although it also makes me wonder if it’s just market forces at work here, perhaps the reality is that people ARE placing less and less value on games as a form of entertainment.
But it breaks my heart to think that a bubble exists and when it bursts, many people will be swept away with it ;_; I have so many projects that I still want to create and I know that I am not the only one. Isn’t there anything we can do to help alleviate the situation?
Crossed Paths:Connected Worlds is a finished visual novel about a high school senior named Claire who’s life keeps throwing things at her and feels she’s at her breaking point, when she finds a mysterious necklace in the woods. That night she meets Sophronia, a girl her age with the exact same necklace who tells Claire that their necklaces have the ability to travel to other worlds! This game features 2 alternate endings, so be sure to go back once you get one ending!
My entry for Ludum Dare #30 Jam. Don’t forget to rate this game on the official Ludum Dare site!
ORION: A Sci-Fi Visual Novel
Sam is afraid. And why wouldn’t he be? He’s just been told that his home, Section 6 of the Orion Torus, is going to be destroyed within days. Encoded messages like this have been sent to people all across the ship by members of the underground dissidents; could this just be a ploy to rain instability on government control? Or is there a deeper meaning behind this information? In the back of his mind, one fact repeats itself: this message was given to him and only him…
Take a look at the phenomenal work of our artists, voice actors, and programmers by playing the demo here!
Hey guys! Check out this amazing Sci-Fi Visual novel I’m programming and producing with Reuben Lack ( @kankri-is-triggered )! Try out the demo and let us know what you think!
It’s time to call upon you lovely folk here on tumblr, my followers and beyond!
Orion, a Sci-Fi Visual Novel, that’s being produced by my friends over at Cylight Studios and Reuben Lack Productions just went live on Kickstarter a couple hours ago! I highly suggest that you guys check it out because it’s incredibly well written, the paths it takes are something I haven’t really seen before in a visual novel and it has so much art and it’s been a pleasure to see it take shape along the way!
You may also hear a ton of familiar voices in this! The awesome Steven Kelly as Cyrus, Jonah Scott as Louca, Charles Nguyen as Zachary,Michaela Amanda Laws as Zevera, Adrienne Cox as Arwa Hakim, Ryan Lawhon as Virgil, Stanton Nichols as Director Fayes, Rachel Rachael Messer-Actress as Kiyomi Muranami, Jill Harris as Mari, Timothy T-Wreck Kohler as Issaku, and myself as the story’s protagonist, Sam Acacius!
It would mean a lot if you guys support us all and this project!