We haven’t started sending them out yet (still doing some last-minute polish) but if you’re a reviewer and would like to review Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, please send me an email with your information and which site/publication you write for (video reviews & reviewers are also welcome).
Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 is now in the official XBLIG Playtesting queue. If you’re another XBLIG developer, you can download the beta here (that link won’t work if you’re not logged in already). Everyone else will have to wait until it officially comes out (Release Date: June 7) to buy & play it.
Really pleased with the good job our PC beta-testers are doing – they’re finding obscure little bugs that I’m happy we’re fixing now instead of after the game comes out.
It’s announcement time!
Today only, you can get a free Steam code for Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3! Just go HERE to get your free code. No catches, just go there and get a free copy of our most recent game!
Why are we giving away a free copy of one of our games? Because we want everyone to get excited about the final game in the series, Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, which is currently scheduled to come out on Friday, June 7th! Yes, we now have a release date!
We hope you all enjoy your free copy of the third game while you eagerly wait for the fourth game to come out (which everyone here agrees is easily our best game to date)! Have fun!
C-Wars - $95k. Finished.
Chasm - $191k. Finished.
Among the Sleep - $231k. 1 day left.
Road Redemption - $173k. Finished.
The Tale of Alltynex - $12k. 5 days left.
A.N.N.E. - $79k. 4 days left.
Rex Rocket - $8k. 9 days left.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - $230k ($350k goal). 6 days left.
Theme Park Studio - $84k. 2 days left.
Stonehearth - $345k. 12 days left.
Energy Hook – $21k. 23 days left.
Ray’s The Dead – $19k ($75k goal). 22 days left.
Ghost in the Machine – $2k. 21 days left.
Busy with finishing up our new RPG so this will be a really short article but I did want to bring everyone’s attention to Video Games: The Movie – an in-depth documentary on the video game industry & culture that surrounds it. It’s at $25k of its $60k goal with 31 days left to go.
See you next week!
C-Wars - $74k. 1 day left.
Chasm - $176k. 1 day left.
Among the Sleep - $161k ($200k goal). 8 days left.
Road Redemption - $162k. 1 days left.
The Tale of Alltynex - $11k. 12 days left.
A.N.N.E. - $65k ($70k goal). 12 days left.
Rex Rocket - $8k. 16 days left.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - $161k ($350k goal). 13 days left.
Theme Park Studio - $60k ($80k goal). 9 days left.
Stonehearth - $273k. 19 days left.
First up, we have Energy Hook – a 3D grappling hook sports game by one of the developers of Spiderman 2 (the game, not the movie). It only has a goal of $1 which it has easily surpassed already ($8k raised) although it has a number of stretch goals, all the way up to $120k and beyond. 30 days left to go.
Next, we have Ray’s The Dead – an Action/Puzzler where you control a horde of zombies. Some members of the team worked on Stubbs the Zombie so there’s definite similarities with that title, albeit their current project looks much cuter (looks like they’re using a mix of 3D environments & 2D sprites). They’re at $13k of their $75k goal with 30 days left to go.
Finally, we have Ghost in the Machine – a retro 2D platformer that looks to be imitating the style of the old Virtual Boy system. The game will even have support for Occulus Rift (though it’s not required) for the ultimate Virtual Boy feel. They’re at $1500 of their $2k goal with 28 days left to go.
That’s it for this week.
I’m sure you all will agree with us when we say that no traditional RPG world map is complete without some mode of aerial transportation. I mean, it just wouldn’t be a proper RPG if you didn’t get an airship or flying equivalent at some point in the game. So not wishing to disappoint anyone, we’ve added a “flying equivalent” to Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4.
Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is almost finished. We’ll be announcing a release date soon.
Battle Worlds: Kronos – $260k. Finished.
Revive Retronauts – $56k. Finished.
Camelot Unchained - $2.2 million. Finished.
C-Wars - $54k. 8 days left.
Chasm - $131k ($150k goal). 8 days left.
Frozen Sword - $6k. Finished.
Among the Sleep - $125k ($200k goal). 14 days left.
Road Redemption - $102k ($150k goal). 8 days left.
The Tale of Alltynex - $11k. 19 days left.
A.N.N.E. - $53k ($70k goal). 18 days left.
Rex Rocket - $4k ($6k goal). 23 days left.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - $129k ($350k goal). 20 days left.
Theme Park Studio - $41k ($80k goal). 16 days left.
Not much that caught my eye but the big game kickstarter that’s got everyone talking this week is Stonehearth. A mix between RPG, RTS, and Sandbox game with block voxel visuals by the creators of the EVO fighting tournaments, it shows a lot of promise. It’s up to $165k ($120k goal) with 26 days left to go.
That’s it for this week!
We did a sale of our games on Steam a few weeks ago but we haven’t forgotten all you Xbox owners out there! Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 is on sale now for 240 MS points (the lowest that Microsoft will let us charge for a game of that size).
RPGamer has started a new column called Indie Corner where various indie developers of RPGs talk about various aspects of the genre or their current projects. The first installment of the column can be found here and includes a section from us as well as half a dozen other developers as we discuss what we like and don’t like about RPG combat. Definitely a column to watch (and not just because we’re participating).
Divinity: Original Sin – $944k. Finished.
Battle Worlds: Kronos – $237k. 1 day left.
Revive Retronauts – $56k. 2 days left.
Camelot Unchained - $1.43 million ($2 million goal). 5 days left.
C-Wars - $42k. 15 days left.
Chasm - $101k ($150k goal). 15 days left.
Frozen Sword - $6k. 9 hours left.
Among the Sleep - $91k ($200k goal). 21 days left.
Road Redemption - $69k ($150k goal). 15 days left.
Lots of fun projects this week!
First, we have The Tale of Alltynex – a localization for a collection of Japanese indie shmups. Nyu Media has done great good work in the past in bringing over niche Japanese titles so I hope this kickstarter exceeds their wildest expectations. It’s already passed its goal of $5k with $9k raised and 26 days left to go.
Next, we have two fun-looking pixel-art homages to Metroid, Megaman, and the like – A.N.N.E. and Rex Rocket. Of the two, A.N.N.E. is doing a lot better with $30k raised ($70k goal) whereas Rex Rocket only has $1k of its $6k goal, but they both look very promising.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback is a new installment in the classic turn-based tactical combat game. It doesn’t look like they have a whole lot to show yet but their team has a decent pedigree (they’re doing the new Space Hulk game) so we’ll see how it goes. They’re at $82k of their $350k goal with 27 days left.
Finally, we have Theme Park Studio – a simulation game that lets you design your own theme park & various rides. It’s a $37k of its $80k goal.