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Offline Rayvolution

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« Reply #360 - Posted 2014-09-22 01:33:33 »

The Kickstarter and Greenlight Campaign STARTS TOMORROW!! Woohoo!!! Cheesy

Here's the new tech demo video that will be featured with it. Smiley

5-Month Mark Technical Demo!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qSqqgIbaTXk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/qSqqgIbaTXk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=</a>

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Retro-Pixel Castles - Now on Steam!
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« Reply #361 - Posted 2014-09-22 08:14:30 »

Awesome, good luck :-) I'll participate.

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« Reply #362 - Posted 2014-09-22 09:53:06 »

This looks cool, good luck for your kickstarter ! Wink

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Offline Rayvolution

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« Reply #363 - Posted 2014-09-22 19:03:56 »

Important URLs:
- Kickstarter!
- Greenlight!
- NEW Build!

Kickstarter offers many backer rewards, and a modest goal of $5,000. If you're interested you can head over to the Kickstarter Page!

The Backer Awards:
  • Name in the credits - There will be a credits button on the main menu, when clicked it will start a credits roll listing all of the Kickstarter backers and how much they contributed!
  • Free copy of the game - You will receive a free copy of the game, either on Steam, Desura, or any other service RPC is on.
  • Free copy of the soundtrack - A DRM-Free digital copy of the entire soundtrack to load up on your various music devices!
  • Villager named after you - Your full name will be added to the pool of random villager names. Must be an actual real/realistic first and last name, it does not have to be your real name if you don't want it to be.
  • Gifted villager named after you - Gifted villagers are special villagers with increased abilities, the same rules apply as the regular villagers reward, but instead you'll have the honor of being part of the very small pool of Gifted Villager names.
  • Award Banners - On http://retropixelcastles.com you will receive an award banner on your account matching your contribution level!
  • Random quote - On the main menu there is a cute little bouncing text below the logo that will say completely random quotes from all over the web. You will be allowed to add your own, and it'll have your name on it! (70 Character limit, including your name, and spaces.)
  • Content Contributor - You will be allowed to make your own custom map that will be included in the final game's "Kickstarter Map Pack" with full credit given to you. There are only two requirements, the map must be playable and must not contain to obscene content.
  • Map Pack creation - Submit an entire theme idea to me (Candy, Mars, Moon, etc) and I will create it, along with a collection of maps to go with it. It include it in the game retail. (Must fit in to the overall theme of the game and not a violation of copyright law.)
  • A new friend! - I will add you to my Steam friends list, and you'll be able to interact with my directly. I will occasionally bounce ideas of you, and give you links to test builds and other fun stuff to play around with. You will also have on-demand game support!
Additionally, we've launched Greenlight as well! So dangit, GO VOTE. Smiley


A brand new stable build has been released, with a fancy video too!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qSqqgIbaTXk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/qSqqgIbaTXk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=</a>






- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Now on Steam!
LIVE-STREAMING DEVELOPMENT: http://www.hitbox.tv/rayvolution
Offline Mac70
« Reply #364 - Posted 2014-09-23 00:19:30 »

Good luck on Kickstarter and Greenlight, here comes my upvote (and small tip soon). Smiley
Offline Opiop
« Reply #365 - Posted 2014-09-23 01:39:15 »

You got my vote on Greenlight, congratulations on the amazing game and I hope to see you greenlit/kickstarted Smiley Best of luck!
Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #366 - Posted 2014-09-23 01:40:14 »

Guud luck! You make me want to deviate away from reverse engineering and get back into game design..
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« Reply #367 - Posted 2014-09-23 05:55:18 »

Good luck Ray, I just voted on Greenlight and pledged on Kickstarter. This deserves to be built Grin

Offline atombrot
« Reply #368 - Posted 2014-09-23 06:25:18 »

Pledged and voted... Good luck with your kickstarter
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« Reply #369 - Posted 2014-09-23 06:31:14 »

Good luck!

Kev

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Offline Springrbua
« Reply #370 - Posted 2014-09-23 07:12:35 »

300$ on the first day Smiley Looks good so far! Good luck!
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« Reply #371 - Posted 2014-09-23 07:14:19 »

I'm still deciding which pledge level to go for. I'll wait until a little later and see how things are going.

Until then have my Greenlight vote.

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« Reply #372 - Posted 2014-09-23 07:51:56 »

I'm still deciding which pledge level to go for. I'll wait until a little later and see how things are going.

Until then have my Greenlight vote.

Glad to hear there's a backer out there who still have not backed. Nice to know there's some lurkers and I didn't burn through the entire fanbase already. Cheesy

300$ on the first day Smiley Looks good so far! Good luck!

Yeah, I'm shocked it hit $300 in one day! Usually (from what I've seen) Kickstarters get a huge chunk of funding in the first few days, and last few days, in the middle it kinda trickles down. So hopefully the momentum keeps going. Cheesy

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
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« Reply #373 - Posted 2014-09-23 09:15:47 »

You might want to consider adding a personal video to your kick starter telling people in a heart felt way why, what and how you're doing this. Seems to help.

Cheers,

Kev

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« Reply #374 - Posted 2014-09-23 22:22:14 »

You might want to consider adding a personal video to your kick starter telling people in a heart felt way why, what and how you're doing this. Seems to help.

Cheers,

Kev

I was thinking about it, I may consider a mid-campaign one. I guess it depends on how everything goes. Smiley

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Now on Steam!
LIVE-STREAMING DEVELOPMENT: http://www.hitbox.tv/rayvolution
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« Reply #375 - Posted 2014-09-23 22:24:33 »

I'm proud to announce the hugely successful launch day on both Kickstarter and Greenlight!

It has been just slightly over 24 hours since the campaigns have launched, and thanks to all of you guys we have already reached $395 of our $5000 goal in only one day, so let's keep the momentum going! Remember; you can get a free copy of the game when it's released for as little as a $5 on Kickstarter!

We also already have over yes 800 votes on Greenlight! Keep those votes coming in! we're getting votes left and right, but we need 5,000 to break the top 100! Smiley

Now, once thing I've always wanted to know while setting up these type of campaigns is stats, it seems very few people are willing to talk about them. It's so hard to find some solid information online, so I thought I'd do everyone a favor, and share my first 24 hours with you all.

First, I thought I'd show you the nutty gritty steam stats. As you can see, we have a ton of votes, followers and comments already. At first, the large amount of "no" votes made me feel uneasy, but if you take a look at the average yes:no vote percentages in the top 50, Retro-Pixel Castles is actually doing absolutely amazing!


For Kickstarter, within 24 hours we have received just shy of $400! I was surprised to see how much of it came from external social media sources I use, so guess what? All that crazy marketing people tell us to do actually works! So remember guys, get yourself a Twitter, post regular updates on IndieDB, and get yourself a thread going on popular dev forums like TigSource and Java-Gaming.org!


- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Now on Steam!
LIVE-STREAMING DEVELOPMENT: http://www.hitbox.tv/rayvolution
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« Reply #376 - Posted 2014-09-24 00:19:43 »

You might want to consider adding a personal video to your kick starter telling people in a heart felt way why, what and how you're doing this. Seems to help.

Cheers,

Kev

I was thinking about it, I may consider a mid-campaign one. I guess it depends on how everything goes. Smiley


I'd do it sooner rather than later, if you have the time, anyway your game is super cool good luck!

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« Reply #377 - Posted 2014-09-24 04:04:51 »

Dropped $20 on this. I can't wait to choose a quote for the main menu Pointing

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« Reply #378 - Posted 2014-09-24 04:49:05 »

Dropped $20 on this. I can't wait to choose a quote for the main menu Pointing

Woot! Cheesy

Just at the right time too! You hit right past midnight kickstarter-time on day 3, it'll help out my stats tomorrow (err? today?). Smiley

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
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LIVE-STREAMING DEVELOPMENT: http://www.hitbox.tv/rayvolution
Offline Springrbua
« Reply #379 - Posted 2014-09-24 05:33:39 »

Got my vote on Greenlight Smiley
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« Reply #380 - Posted 2014-09-24 18:31:30 »

I'm amazed anyone would vote "No thanks" to this project on Greenlight.
This project has come so far in such a short amount of time, its really impressive.
Great work Smiley
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« Reply #381 - Posted 2014-09-24 20:13:00 »

I'm amazed anyone would vote "No thanks" to this project on Greenlight.
This project has come so far in such a short amount of time, its really impressive.
Great work Smiley

Thanks! Cheesy

and yeah, it is surprising how many no votes my (or any project) gets really. I mean, the top 50 usually have more no votes than yes? Whats up with that? Tongue

Also, 982 yes votes as of today! wooo!

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« Reply #382 - Posted 2014-09-24 20:16:50 »

and yeah, it is surprising how many no votes my (or any project) gets really. I mean, the top 50 usually have more no votes than yes? Whats up with that? Tongue

Why that? The question is ment to be: Would you buy that game? My question would be no for 70%+ games I see, too  persecutioncomplex

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« Reply #383 - Posted 2014-09-24 20:21:00 »

and yeah, it is surprising how many no votes my (or any project) gets really. I mean, the top 50 usually have more no votes than yes? Whats up with that? Tongue

Why that? The question is ment to be: Would you buy that game? My question would be no for 70%+ games I see, too  persecutioncomplex

Yeah, I guess if you think about it, it makes sense.. I mean, Steam doesn't ask you "Do you like this game?" they ask you very specifically "Would you BUY this game?" and there's pretty much no game that appeals to everyone, so being at 65% is probably actually pretty good.

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
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« Reply #384 - Posted 2014-09-24 20:21:33 »

I don't agree. If it's a good game, then you should vote yes. Maybe you don't want to buy it. Fine. But don't prevent others from having the choice to buy it or not.

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« Reply #385 - Posted 2014-09-25 04:14:57 »

The Steam community is quite toxic most of the time. It's mostly a bunch of self-entitled kids complaining that every game isn't better than what was advertised.

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« Reply #386 - Posted 2014-09-25 04:30:06 »

The Steam community is quite toxic most of the time. It's mostly a bunch of self-entitled kids complaining that every game isn't better than what was advertised.

[minirant]
For example, all the kids who get upset my little one-man-show indie game isn't in 12 different languages. >_>

I've noticed a trend on Greenlight than any English-only game on steam gets treated harshly by a small group of non-native English speakers. It seems to be the same little group of people posting/complaining about it, but that small group has been complaining ever since I started paying attention to greenlight about a year ago. It's quite annoying though. Cheesy

I mean, I totally understand wanting multilingual support, and I actually do plan to make a system where people can edit a language file and add more languages themselves, but it's like some of these people just don't think about it from the dev's perspective. I don't speak any second languages, I can't just make the game in Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Latin, Pirate and Portuguese. ..the part I don't get is the people who are complaining about it are telling me in English? It's not a story driven game, at most there's a small handful of completely sentences in the entire game. Most of the test is button labels. If they can write English well enough to be upset by the lack of support they should be capable of reading the simple buttons/menus/settings. :/
[/minirant]

But but on the main point yeah, I wouldn't be surprised though if half of the "no" votes steam games get are from "dislike troll" types who thumbs-down anything that isn't a AAA+ blockbuster thats their exact specific favorite genre. My personal philosophy is if it is a good game, and not my style, I won't vote. I only vote "no" on garbage that just doesn't belong on steam at all.

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Now on Steam!
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« Reply #387 - Posted 2014-09-25 07:53:46 »

I guess you are able to find some folk having fun translating - even on this forum.
My german as an example is better than my english Wink

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« Reply #388 - Posted 2014-09-25 10:35:01 »

You can always use google translate to satisfy the trolls.
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« Reply #389 - Posted 2014-09-25 12:21:43 »

More seriously... if you're considering doing any translation efforts, target them where the money is. That's German and Russian according to my stats, and French not far behind.

Cas Smiley

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